The Hot Seat

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  1. Oshiomogho

    Oshiomogho Donnie Darko

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    One week into the season and there is already discussions about the futures of some of the nations top programs.

    Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen was publicly blamed by multiple players this weekend in the shocker loss to unranked Memphis. Reps for the school believe he is in danger of losing the team quickly if he doesn't come back hard this week. But traveling to Auburn is not an easy place for a bounce back. Being that this is the last year in Mullen's contract, there is the possibility he doesn't return next season if he can't turn things around. A lot of teams will jump at the chance to hire a coach like him.

    On the flip side, Memphis coach Mark Noffke received a lot of praise this weekend with the big win. The relatively unknown coach signed a one year contract with the school, expecting to bring an exciting offense to a program that lacks excitement and an opening win over ranked MSU is a great way to generate some buzz.

    Other notable coaches nearing the hot seat:
    Lane Kiffin - USC
    Gary Patterson - TCU
    Bronco Mendenhall - BYU
    Nick Rolovich - Haw OC
    Chris Wilson - MSU DC
    CUSA
    Brian Stewart - Hou DC
    Tommy West - UAB DC
    Kim Helton - UAB OC
    Steve Stanard - Tul DC
    Dan Dodd - Tul OC
    Kliff Kingsbury - Hou OC

    Hot Coaching Prospects
    Jason Schmidt - UCLA DC
    Randy Clements - BYU OC
     
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  2. Oshiomogho

    Oshiomogho Donnie Darko

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    After 3 weeks into the year, some coaches are getting settled into a groove while some coaches are still searching for something to go right.

    Since the big win for Memphis over Miss State, coach Noffke hasnt been the one generating the buzz in the CUSA, for some reason, Trey Neverson over for Marshall is starting to gain national attention after beating Southern Miss and Ohio in weeks 2 and 3. Neverson and Noffke are both in contract years and may both get options in the offseason but neither coach is expected to walk away from their current position.

    On the flip side, Tulsa head coach Ray Davis put himself in the doghouse after losing out to Tulane in week 2 but has since pulled off the biggest upset of the season this weekend topping #5 Boise State. Expect a huge boost for Davis, who is also in the final year of his deal.

    Over in the SEC, Houston Nutt has been on a roll for Ole Miss, getting out to a 3-0 start including a big win over Vanderbilt this weekend while some fans began to turn on Gene Chizik after a poor loss to Clemson last weekend. Mississippi State still sits winless after a another bad loss, this one coming to LSU at home and Dan Mullen's seat is really starting to get hot.

    In the ACC, Tom O'Brien has used his easy opening schedule against two D1AA teams to boost his approval rating while fans were glad to see a nice win over Wake Forest in week 2. Maryland and Boston College both sit at the bottom of the conference without any wins but it appears both schools are content with letting their coach settle in with the team.

    Other notable coaches nearing the hot seat:
    Bo Pelini - Neb
    Nick Rolovich - Haw OC
    Chris Wilson - MSU DC
    Todd Monken - OKST OC
    Jarrett Anderson - TCU OC
    Pat Narduzzi - MSU DC
    CUSA
    Brent Guy - Tulsa DC
    Dan Disch - SMU DC
    Blake Anderson - SMU OC
    Brian Stewart - Hou DC
    Greg Peterson - Tulsa OC
    Tommy West - UAB DC
    Kim Helton - UAB OC
    Kliff Kingsbury - Hou OC

    Hot Coaching Prospects
    Jason Schmidt - UCLA DC
    Wally Burnham - Iowa St DC
    Scot Loeffler - Tem OC
     
  3. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    Who are these? My coordinators?
     
  4. Oshiomogho

    Oshiomogho Donnie Darko

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    yep, i forgot to add that in before
     

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