Dennis Dodd's 2015 Coach Hot Seat Ratings


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Below is a list of Dennis Dodd's College Football Coach Hot Seat Ratings for the 2015 season.

Two coaches received the dreaded "5" rating this season, Illinois' Tim Beckman and Virginia's Mike London. Beckman has gone 12-25 in three seasons at Illinois, while London has a 23-38 record in five seasons. Neither coach has won a bowl game.

Seven coaches have a least a 4 rating, including two from major conferences. Colorado's Mike MacIntyre, Iowa State's Paul Rhoads both have a 4 rating.

Hot Seat Rating Key
RatingWhat it meansCoaches
0Untouchable
29
1Very safe, change unlikely
36
2Safe... but you never know
31
3Starting to feel the pressure
23
4Warm, better start winning
7
5Hot seat! Win or be fired
2
 

Note: Table is sortable. This year's ratings do not include half a point. * -- Charlotte is moving up FBS in 2015, while UAB is not playing until 2016.

Coach Hot Seat Ratings
CoachSchoolYearsRecordPrev. Rating2015 Rating

Troy Calhoun

Air Force
Air Force

8

59-44

3.5

2

Terry Bowden

Akron
Akron

3

11-25

2.0

1

Nick Saban

Alabama
Alabama

8

91-17

0.0

0

Scott Satterfield

App State
Appalachian State

2

11-13

1.0

2

Rich Rodriguez

Arizona
Arizona

3

26-14

1.0

1

Todd Graham

Arizona State
Arizona State

3

28-12

1.0

1

Bret Bielema

Arkansas
Arkansas

2

10-15

3.0

2

Blake Anderson

Arkansas State
Arkansas State

1

7-6

0.5

2

Jeff Monken

Army
Army West Point

1

4-8

1.0

3

Gus Malzahn

Auburn
Auburn

2

20-7

0.0

0

Pete Lembo

Ball State
Ball State

4

30-20

0.5

1

Art Briles

Baylor
Baylor

7

55-34

0.0

0

Bryan Harsin

Boise
Boise State

1

12-2

1.0

1

Steve Addazio

Boston College
Boston College

2

14-12

0.5

2

Dino Babers

Bowling Green
Bowling Green

1

8-6

0.0

1

Bronco Mendenhall

BYU
BYU

10

90-39

1.5

1

Lance Leipold

Buffalo
Buffalo

--

0-0

--

1

Sonny Dykes

California
California

2

6-18

3.0

3

John Bonamego

Central Michigan
Central Michigan

--

0-0

--

2

Brad Lambert

Charlotte
Charlotte*

--

0-0

--

1

Tommy Tuberville

Cincinnati
Cincinnati

2

18-8

1.0

0

Dabo Swinney

Clemson
Clemson

7

61-26

1.0

0

Mike MacIntyre

Colorado
Colorado

2

6-18

1.5

4

Mike Bobo

Colorado State
Colorado State

--

0-0

--

1

Bob Diaco

Connecticut
Connecticut

1

2-10

1.5

3

David Cutcliffe

Duke
Duke

8

40-48

0.0

0

Ruffin McNeill

East Carolina
East Carolina

6

37-27

1.0

1

Chris Creighton

Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan

1

2-10

2.5

3

Jim McElwain

Florida
Florida

--

0-0

--

2

Charlie Partridge

FAU
Florida Atlantic

1

3-9

1.0

3

Ron Turner

FIU
Florida International

2

5-19

5.0

4

Jimbo Fisher

Florida State
Florida State

5

58-11

0.0

0

Tim DeRuyter

Fresno State
Fresno State

3

26-14

0.0

1

Mark Richt

Georgia
Georgia

14

132-48

1.5

1

Willie Fritz

Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern

1

9-3

0.0

0

Trent Miles

Georgia State
Georgia State

2

1-23

2.0

4

Paul Johnson

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech

6

58-36

2.5

1

Norm Chow

Hawaii
Hawaii

3

8-29

4.0

4

Tom Herman

Houston
Houston

--

0-0

--

0

Paul Petrino

Idaho
Idaho

2

2-21

2.0

4

Tim Beckman

Illinois
Illinois

3

12-25

3.5

5

Kevin Wilson

Indiana
Indiana

4

14-34

2.5

3

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa
Iowa

16

115-85

0.5

3

Paul Rhoads

Iowa State
Iowa State

6

29-46

3.0

4

David Beatty

Kansas
Kansas

--

0-0

--

2

Bill Snyder

Kansas State
Kansas State

23

187-94-1

0.0

0

Paul Haynes

Kent State
Kent State

2

6-17

1.5

4

Mark Stoops

Kentucky
Kentucky

2

7-17

2.5

2

Mark Hudspeth

Louisiana-Lafaeytte
UL Lafayette

4

36-16

0.0

0

Todd Berry

Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe

5

27-34

3.0

3

Les Miles

LSU
LSU

10

103-29

0.0

2

Skip Holtz

Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech

2

13-13

2.5

1

Bobby Petrino

Louisville
Louisville

1

9-4

1.5

1

Doc Holliday

Marshall
Marshall

5

40-25

0.5

0

Randy Edsall

Maryland
Maryland

4

20-30

3.5

3

Mark Whipple

UMass
Massachusetts

1

3-9

1.0

2

Justin Fuente

Memphis
Memphis

3

17-20

3.0

0

Al Golden

Miami (Fla.)
Miami (Fla.)

4

28-22

2.5

3

Chuck Martin

Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio)

1

2-10

0.5

2

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan
Michigan

--

0-0

--

0

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State
Michigan State

8

75-31

0.0

0

Rick Stockstill

MTSU
Middle Tennessee

9

57-55

1.0

2

Jerry Kill

MInnesota
Minnesota

4

25-26

0.5

1

Dan Mullen

Mississippi State
Mississippi State

6

46-31

1.5

0

Gary Pinkel

Missouri
Missouri

14

113-66

1.0

0

Ken Niumatalolo

Navy
Navy

8

57-35

0.0

0

Mike Riley

Nebraska
Nebraska

--

0-0

--

1

Brian Polian

Nevada
Nevada

2

11-14

1.5

2

Bob Davie

New Mexico
New Mexico

3

11-22

2.5

2

Doug Martin

New Mexico State
New Mexico State

2

4-20

2.0

3

Larry Fedora

UNC
North Carolina

3

21-17

2.0

2

Dave Doeren

N.C. State
NC State

2

11-14

2.0

2

Dan McCarney

North Texas
North Texas

4

22-27

0.0

2

Rod Carey

Northern Illlinois
Northern Illinois

2

23-5

0.5

0

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern
Northwestern

9

60-53

1.0

1

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame
Notre Dame

5

45-20

2.0

2

Frank Solich

Ohio
Ohio

10

72-56

1.5

3

Urban Meyer

Ohio State
Ohio State

3

38-1

0.0

0

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma
Oklahoma

16

168-44

1.0

2

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State

10

84-44

1.0

2

Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion
Old Dominion

6

52-20

0.0

1

Hugh Freeze

Ole Miss
Ole Miss

3

24-15

1.5

0

Mark Helfrich

Oregon
Oregon

2

24-4

2.0

0

Gary Anderson

Oregon State
Oregon State

--

0-0

--

1

James Franklin

Penn State
Penn State

1

7-6

0.0

1

Pat Narduzzi

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh

--

0-0

--

1

Darrell Hazell

Purdue
Purdue

2

4-20

3.0

3

David Bailiff

New Mexico State
Rice

8

48-53

0.0

1

Kyle Flood

Rutgers
Rutgers

3

23-16

3.5

2

Rocky Long

San Diego State
San Diego State

4

34-29

3.0

2

Ron Caragher

San Jose State
San Jose State

2

9-15

1.0

2

Joey Jones

South Alabama
South Alabama

6

37-28

1.0

2

Steve Spurrier

South Carolina
South Carolina

10

84-45

0.0

1

Willie Taggart

South Florida
South Florida

2

6-18

1.5

3

Chad Morris

SMU
SMU

--

0-0

--

0

Steve Sarkisian

USC
Southern California

1

9-4

2.5

1

Todd Monken

Southern Mississippi
Southern Mississippi

2

4-20

3.0

3

David Shaw

Stanford
Stanford

4

42-12

0.0

0

Scott Shafer

Syracuse
Syracuse

2

10-15

2.0

3

Matt Rhule

Utah
Temple

2

8-16

1.5

2

Butch Jones

Tennessee
Tennessee

2

12-13

2.5

1

Charlie Strong

Texas
Texas

1

6-7

2.5

3

Kevin Sumlin

Texas A&M
Texas A&M

3

28-11

0.0

1

Gary Patterson

TCU
TCU

14

132-45

1.0

0

Dennis Franchione

Texas State
Texas State

4

23-25

1.5

2

Sean Kugler

Texas-El Paso
Texas-El Paso

2

9-16

2.0

1

Larry Coker

Texas-San Antonio
Texas-San Antonio

4

23-23

1.5

3

Kliff Kingsbury

Texas Tech
Texas Tech

2

12-13

1.0

2

Matt Campbell

Toledo
Toledo

3

26-13

0.5

1

Neal Brown

Troy
Troy

--

0-0

--

1

Curtis Johnson

Tulane
Tulane

3

12-25

1.5

3

Phil Montgmery

Tulsa
Tulsa

--

0-0

3.0

0

George O'Leary

UCF
UCF

10

81-60

1.5

0

Jim Mora

UCLA
UCLA

3

29-11

0.5

1

Tony Sanchez

UNLV
UNLV

--

0-0

--

0

Kyle Whittingham

Utah
Utah

9

86-43

3.5

3

Matt Wells

Utah State
Utah State

2

19-9

0.5

0

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt

1

3-9

2.0

3

Mike London

Virginia
Virginia

5

23-38

4.5

5

Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech

28

231-115-2

2.5

3

Dave Clawson

Wake Forest
Wake Forest

1

3-9

1.5

3

Chris Petersen

Washington
Washington

1

8-6

0.5

2

Mike Leach

Washington State
Washington State

3

12-25

0.5

1

Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia
West Virginia

4

28-23

3.0

2

Jeff Brohm

Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky

1

8-5

1.0

1

P.J. Fleck

Western Michigan
Western Michigan

2

9-16

1.5

1

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin
Wisconsin

--

0-0

--

1

Craig Bohl

Wyoming
Wyoming

1

4-8

0.0

2

     
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