Hot seat watch, Week 8: 5 college coaches feeling the heat

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 06: Head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers reacts during a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 06: Head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers reacts during a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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SYRACUSE, NY – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Randy Edsall of the Connecticut Huskies looks on against the Syracuse Orange during the third quarter at the Carrier Dome on September 22, 2018 in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse defeated Connecticut 51-21. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images) /

4. Randy Edsall: UConn

UConn football has been putting on one of the worst displays of defense that college football has ever seen. Giving up over 600 yards of offense each week, Randy Edsall’s squad has plummeted to the bottom of college football’s defensive rankings.

Giving up 600 yards a week virtually gives the Huskies zero chance to win unless their offense puts up numbers that very few in college football are capable of, let alone being able to sustain it on a weekly basis.

Edsall’s been with the Huskies for over a decade but a change feels right for UConn. The level of performances that they have displayed on both ends has been disgusting to say the least but the defense is inexcusable.

UConn faces off against Blake Barnett and USF this week. Barnett has done a lot of nice things in his first year under center for USF and should put up huge numbers against the Huskies’ defense at home.

If the Huskies end up getting blown out again, Edsall will be that much closer to losing his job. After all, it’s a tough sell to the university that he should keep his job when they’ve been trending down for a while now.