With Week 9 of the season rolling around, more coaches on the hot seat are about to miss out on bowl season with a loss if they weren’t already eliminated.
It’s hard to believe that the final week of October has arrived for college football already. The season has breezed on by and the top programs in the nation have established themselves as they make a push for the College Football Playoff. The coaches on the hot seat have also established themselves.
Nine weeks into the season, it’s clear now which teams are going to bowl games and which teams are fighting to try and make it. Missing a bowl game is one of the biggest strikes that a coach can have against them and soon many coaches on the hot seat will find themselves out of contention.
For some, that could be as early as this week. And when that happens, firings usually take place. Soon, a coach will find themselves out of a job and it could happen after this week. Here are the coaches on the hot seat for Week 9.
5. On the chopping block
Larry Fedora and Randy Edsall should be two coaches that are getting change of address forms in the very near future. Edsall’s Huskies can’t play any defense to save their life and Fedora’s Tar Heels rack up losses nearly every week.
Their issues have gone just beyond this season and both programs have been on the downward slope. It’s become clear that North Carolina and UConn need a fresh face taking over in the worst possible way.
Both of these coaches have had lengthy tenures in place and they’re at a point where it feels like their next jobs in college football will be elsewhere. North Carolina takes on Virginia on the road this week, while hosts UMass.