Week 8 of the college football puts us closer to bowl season. It also puts us closer to the first coach on the hot seat being fired.
Consequences are born out of bad decisions. Those bad decisions ultimately render a fate that can be rather cold and uninviting. In college football, a rather cold and uninviting fate soon awaits a head coach or multiple. The hot seat has been warming up for a while in 2018, and the first firing or firings are near.
As programs soon find themselves eliminated from bowl contention or simply not playing up to expectations, changes will be made as programs look to get ready for 2019 and to have a fresh new face in front of recruits.
Plenty of coaches have produced the same results week after week thus far and that’s a sign typically that nothing is going to change here are the coaches that need a win in Week 8.
5. Dead Men Walking
The coaches that already have made their bed are just riding it out at this point. It’s not a complete guarantee they will be let go, but the damage might be too much already for them to save their jobs.
Those coaches right now are Larry Fedora and Chris Ash. They’ve been firmly planted in this spot for a while and need to pull a miracle with some late season wins or recognize the fact it’s time to get some boxes in the office.
The Tar Heels hit the road this week to take on Syracuse, while Rutgers travels to face Northwestern. Syracuse has been a nightmare for teams at home and this feels like a bad time for North Carolina to hit the road.
Northwestern has been a nice surprise in the Big Ten West and Rutgers could find themselves on the wrong side of another blowout. Fedora and Ash are dead men walking in their current positions.