Week 3 of the college football season is in the books. Which coaches on the hot seat were winners? Which coaches need help in the worst way?
Life isn’t easy for a coach on the hot seat. Perception is everything and one loss can effectively change the way a coach is viewed nationally and locally. Week 3 of the college football season has come and gone and it was a great week for some of the coaches on the hot seat.
For others, it was a week of either indifference due to a postponed game or perhaps buyers remorse for one program. A lot was learned about what can be expected heading into the meat of the season. Here are the winners and losers of Week 3.
David Beaty: Kansas – Winner
Break up the Kansas Jayhawks. David Beaty might have bought himself another season at Lawrence with the work that his program has put in over the last couple of weeks. It’s been a while, but the Jayhawks have back-to-back victories.
After losing 34 of 37 games to begin his tenure, Beaty now has two more wins to add to his name and a winning record. They were favored at home against Rutgers and they went out and took care of business as they were expected to.
For a coach that seemed firmly planted on the hot seat, he took a bad situation after Week 1 and has delivered. He can’t rest on just two wins and will need at least a couple more this season, but it’s a huge step in the right direction.
There is a clarity to the program and they have shown some promise. They have Baylor next and that was the source of the Bears’ only victory last season. If they can keep it rolling and pick up a third win in a row, Beaty might be off the hot seat.