6 Head College Coaches on the Hot Seat for 2015
This is a football season we may soon never forget. Florida, Michigan and Nebraska all had to replace their head coaches. You can now add Wisconsin to the list. And while some have been filled – Nebraska, Florida – and some are still waiting, there are a few coaches who need to win next season or they too could feel the wrath of the pink slip.
Here are six coaches who are already under the gun.
Mark Richt, Georgia
Mark Richt is honest as the day is long. He is such a god person and is well liked by everyone – except possibly the Georgia faithful, who wonder if the from Bobby Bowden protégé will ever take the Dawgs to the pinnacle of success. Nine games next season may wrangle up some more heat in Athens.
Whoever Coaches Michigan
Would it surprise you if I told you I believed the Wisconsin head coaching job was a better situation than the one at one of the most prestigious programs in all of college sports? Brady Hoke was supposed to come in and inject some hope and wins with the Wolverines when he replaced Rich Rodriguez. That never happened and this is why the Michigan program is where it is now. Whoever replaces Hoke will be under the gun from the start.
Al Golden, Miami
I thought this would be Golden’s last season in Miami, but he redeemed himself, if not for only one more season. The natives in south Florida are getting restless as the young and fast Hurricanes try to make a move in the ACC and prove they are an up and coming team to watch out for. A four loss season could finally do Golden in.
Charlie Strong, Texas
Did the Texas faithful ask for this? Strong came from a successful run at Louisville to come take over form football legend Mack Brown. The Longhorns season was not as successful as alums and Strong would have liked.
Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
Yes, Steve Spurrier. The South Carolina coach looked like a broken and battered man at the end of the season. Could this be the last season for the “Ol Ball Coach?” I think so. And if he cannot get his Gamecocks to play better than this season’s 6-6 record, it may be a very long season.
Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech
Frank Beamer is Virginia Tech football. But recently, his teams have not had the best of seasons. Could the heat finally come from the administration to win or else? There have been some special teams over the years. Beamer is still one of the best.