Hello fellow Croppers, It's about that time of year where each team knows how their season is going, and fans of those teams begin whispering about firing a coach if they aren't doing so well. This 'blog' is going to outline those coaches who are in the most danger of losing their jobs this offseason, as well as my own personal predictions of whether they get fired or not. [Ranked from least job security to most] 1) Tulsa - Steve Thomas (BiggSteve31): 48% Job security and currently the 2nd most likely coach in the NATION to get fired this off season. Tulsa is 2-7 this year, and currently rank 2nd to last in passing defense and last in the nation in turnover differential. Many of their losses have been by a large margin, though they did have a rough loss to UAB in week 6. It's hard to tell if the woes of Tulsa fall on the coach's head or the quarterback's, who has 7 touchdowns to go with a whopping 18 interceptions (almost 2 per game.) Coach Thomas will certainly have to win a couple of games down the stretch if he hopes to keep his job. Jam's Prediction: In a stunner, Coach Thomas is NOT fired as Tulsa decides to give him another year. 2) Syracuse - Mike Matthews (Jigcityboss): Also with 48% job security and the 3rd most likely to get fired, Coach Matthews has lead the Syracuse Orange to a woeful 1-7 record on the year in a tough Big East. It seems the main issue for the Orange is their complete lack of a running game, as they have the 2nd to worst running offense in the country. Add that to a defense that is ranked #114 in the nation, and it isn't hard to see how they have ended up 1-7. Jam's Prediction: Syracuse buys out the remainder of Coach Matthews' contract, as they look to become more competitive in the Big East. 3) FIU - Nick Fallad (Jam1278): With 52% job security, this Coach of his alma mater could feel the hot seat after a miserable 1-8 start to the season. Calling FIU his "dream job", the athletic department knows that Jam is giving the program his all, and he might be able to snag a couple of big time recruits. A recent win over hated archrival FAU at home might prove to be Coach Fallad's saving grace. However, if the Golden Panthers don't improve on their running offense, Coach Fallad could find himself in the same situation next season. Jam's Prediction: Coach Fallad is given some more time at his Alma Mater. These are all the coaches that I feel have a realistic shot to lose their jobs this off season. For some it can mean losing a great opportunity in a big time conference, for others it can mean losing a head coaching position on a team that's already at the bottom of the NCAA, perhaps relegating them to an coordinator position for their next job. Any comments and discussion are welcome!