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
     

Al Golden

Miami (Fla.)
Miami (Fla.)

4

28-22

2.5

3

Art Briles

Baylor
Baylor

7

55-34

0.0

0

Bill Snyder

Kansas State
Kansas State

23

187-94-1

0.0

0

Blake Anderson

Arkansas State
Arkansas State

1

7-6

0.5

2

Bob Davie

New Mexico
New Mexico

3

11-22

2.5

2

Bob Diaco

Connecticut
Connecticut

1

2-10

1.5

3

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma
Oklahoma

16

168-44

1.0

2

Bobby Petrino

Louisville
Louisville

1

9-4

1.5

1

Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion
Old Dominion

6

52-20

0.0

1

Brad Lambert

Charlotte
Charlotte*

--

0-0

--

1

Bret Bielema

Arkansas
Arkansas

2

10-15

3.0

2

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame
Notre Dame

5

45-20

2.0

2

Brian Polian

Nevada
Nevada

2

11-14

1.5

2

Bronco Mendenhall

BYU
BYU

10

90-39

1.5

1

Bryan Harsin

Boise
Boise State

1

12-2

1.0

1

Butch Jones

Tennessee
Tennessee

2

12-13

2.5

1

Chad Morris

SMU
SMU

--

0-0

--

0

Charlie Partridge

FAU
Florida Atlantic

1

3-9

1.0

3

Charlie Strong

Texas
Texas

1

6-7

2.5

3

Chris Creighton

Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan

1

2-10

2.5

3

Chris Petersen

Washington
Washington

1

8-6

0.5

2

Chuck Martin

Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio)

1

2-10

0.5

2

Craig Bohl

Wyoming
Wyoming

1

4-8

0.0

2

Curtis Johnson

Tulane
Tulane

3

12-25

1.5

3

Dabo Swinney

Clemson
Clemson

7

61-26

1.0

0

Dan McCarney

North Texas
North Texas

4

22-27

0.0

2

Dan Mullen

Mississippi State
Mississippi State

6

46-31

1.5

0

Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia
West Virginia

4

28-23

3.0

2

Darrell Hazell

Purdue
Purdue

2

4-20

3.0

3

Dave Clawson

Wake Forest
Wake Forest

1

3-9

1.5

3

Dave Doeren

N.C. State
NC State

2

11-14

2.0

2

David Bailiff

New Mexico State
Rice

8

48-53

0.0

1

David Beatty

Kansas
Kansas

--

0-0

--

2

David Cutcliffe

Duke
Duke

8

40-48

0.0

0

David Shaw

Stanford
Stanford

4

42-12

0.0

0

Dennis Franchione

Texas State
Texas State

4

23-25

1.5

2

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt

1

3-9

2.0

3

Dino Babers

Bowling Green
Bowling Green

1

8-6

0.0

1

Doc Holliday

Marshall
Marshall

5

40-25

0.5

0

Doug Martin

New Mexico State
New Mexico State

2

4-20

2.0

3

Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech

28

231-115-2

2.5

3

Frank Solich

Ohio
Ohio

10

72-56

1.5

3

Gary Anderson

Oregon State
Oregon State

--

0-0

--

1

Gary Patterson

TCU
TCU

14

132-45

1.0

0

Gary Pinkel

Missouri
Missouri

14

113-66

1.0

0

George O'Leary

UCF
UCF

10

81-60

1.5

0

Gus Malzahn

Auburn
Auburn

2

20-7

0.0

0

Hugh Freeze

Ole Miss
Ole Miss

3

24-15

1.5

0

James Franklin

Penn State
Penn State

1

7-6

0.0

1

Jeff Brohm

Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky

1

8-5

1.0

1

Jeff Monken

Army
Army West Point

1

4-8

1.0

3

Jerry Kill

MInnesota
Minnesota

4

25-26

0.5

1

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan
Michigan

--

0-0

--

0

Jim McElwain

Florida
Florida

--

0-0

--

2

Jim Mora

UCLA
UCLA

3

29-11

0.5

1

Jimbo Fisher

Florida State
Florida State

5

58-11

0.0

0

Joey Jones

South Alabama
South Alabama

6

37-28

1.0

2

John Bonamego

Central Michigan
Central Michigan

--

0-0

--

2

Justin Fuente

Memphis
Memphis

3

17-20

3.0

0

Ken Niumatalolo

Navy
Navy

8

57-35

0.0

0

Kevin Sumlin

Texas A&M
Texas A&M

3

28-11

0.0

1

Kevin Wilson

Indiana
Indiana

4

14-34

2.5

3

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa
Iowa

16

115-85

0.5

3

Kliff Kingsbury

Texas Tech
Texas Tech

2

12-13

1.0

2

Kyle Flood

Rutgers
Rutgers

3

23-16

3.5

2

Kyle Whittingham

Utah
Utah

9

86-43

3.5

3

Lance Leipold

Buffalo
Buffalo

--

0-0

--

1

Larry Coker

Texas-San Antonio
Texas-San Antonio

4

23-23

1.5

3

Larry Fedora

UNC
North Carolina

3

21-17

2.0

2

Les Miles

LSU
LSU

10

103-29

0.0

2

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State
Michigan State

8

75-31

0.0

0

Mark Helfrich

Oregon
Oregon

2

24-4

2.0

0

Mark Hudspeth

Louisiana-Lafaeytte
UL Lafayette

4

36-16

0.0

0

Mark Richt

Georgia
Georgia

14

132-48

1.5

1

Mark Stoops

Kentucky
Kentucky

2

7-17

2.5

2

Mark Whipple

UMass
Massachusetts

1

3-9

1.0

2

Matt Campbell

Toledo
Toledo

3

26-13

0.5

1

Matt Rhule

Utah
Temple

2

8-16

1.5

2

Matt Wells

Utah State
Utah State

2

19-9

0.5

0

Mike Bobo

Colorado State
Colorado State

--

0-0

--

1

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State

10

84-44

1.0

2

Mike Leach

Washington State
Washington State

3

12-25

0.5

1

Mike London

Virginia
Virginia

5

23-38

4.5

5

Mike MacIntyre

Colorado
Colorado

2

6-18

1.5

4

Mike Riley

Nebraska
Nebraska

--

0-0

--

1

Neal Brown

Troy
Troy

--

0-0

--

1

Nick Saban

Alabama
Alabama

8

91-17

0.0

0

Norm Chow

Hawaii
Hawaii

3

8-29

4.0

4

P.J. Fleck

Western Michigan
Western Michigan

2

9-16

1.5

1

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern
Northwestern

9

60-53

1.0

1

Pat Narduzzi

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh

--

0-0

--

1

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin
Wisconsin

--

0-0

--

1

Paul Haynes

Kent State
Kent State

2

6-17

1.5

4

Paul Johnson

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech

6

58-36

2.5

1

Paul Petrino

Idaho
Idaho

2

2-21

2.0

4

Paul Rhoads

Iowa State
Iowa State

6

29-46

3.0

4

Pete Lembo

Ball State
Ball State

4

30-20

0.5

1

Phil Montgmery

Tulsa
Tulsa

--

0-0

3.0

0

Randy Edsall

Maryland
Maryland

4

20-30

3.5

3

Rich Rodriguez

Arizona
Arizona

3

26-14

1.0

1

Rick Stockstill

MTSU
Middle Tennessee

9

57-55

1.0

2

Rocky Long

San Diego State
San Diego State

4

34-29

3.0

2

Rod Carey

Northern Illlinois
Northern Illinois

2

23-5

0.5

0

Ron Caragher

San Jose State
San Jose State

2

9-15

1.0

2

Ron Turner

FIU
Florida International

2

5-19

5.0

4

Ruffin McNeill

East Carolina
East Carolina

6

37-27

1.0

1

Scott Satterfield

App State
Appalachian State

2

11-13

1.0

2

Scott Shafer

Syracuse
Syracuse

2

10-15

2.0

3

Sean Kugler

Texas-El Paso
Texas-El Paso

2

9-16

2.0

1

Skip Holtz

Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech

2

13-13

2.5

1

Sonny Dykes

California
California

2

6-18

3.0

3

Steve Addazio

Boston College
Boston College

2

14-12

0.5

2

Steve Sarkisian

USC
Southern California

1

9-4

2.5

1

Steve Spurrier

South Carolina
South Carolina

10

84-45

0.0

1

Terry Bowden

Akron
Akron

3

11-25

2.0

1

Tim Beckman

Illinois
Illinois

3

12-25

3.5

5

Tim DeRuyter

Fresno State
Fresno State

3

26-14

0.0

1

Todd Berry

Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe

5

27-34

3.0

3

Todd Graham

Arizona State
Arizona State

3

28-12

1.0

1

Todd Monken

Southern Mississippi
Southern Mississippi

2

4-20

3.0

3

Tom Herman

Houston
Houston

--

0-0

--

0

Tommy Tuberville

Cincinnati
Cincinnati

2

18-8

1.0

0

Tony Sanchez

UNLV
UNLV

--

0-0

--

0

Trent Miles

Georgia State
Georgia State

2

1-23

2.0

4

Troy Calhoun

Air Force
Air Force

8

59-44

3.5

2

Urban Meyer

Ohio State
Ohio State

3

38-1

0.0

0

Willie Fritz

Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern

1

9-3

0.0

0

Willie Taggart

South Florida
South Florida

2

6-18

1.5

3

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