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

Blake Anderson

Arkansas State
Arkansas State

1

7-6

0.5

2

Bob Diaco

Connecticut
Connecticut

1

2-10

1.5

3

Bobby Petrino

Louisville
Louisville

1

9-4

1.5

1

Bryan Harsin

Boise
Boise State

1

12-2

1.0

1

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

Dave Clawson

Wake Forest
Wake Forest

1

3-9

1.5

3

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt

1

3-9

2.0

3

Dino Babers

Bowling Green
Bowling Green

1

8-6

0.0

1

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

Mark Whipple

UMass
Massachusetts

1

3-9

1.0

2

Steve Sarkisian

USC
Southern California

1

9-4

2.5

1

Willie Fritz

Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern

1

9-3

0.0

0

Bret Bielema

Arkansas
Arkansas

2

10-15

3.0

2

Brian Polian

Nevada
Nevada

2

11-14

1.5

2

Butch Jones

Tennessee
Tennessee

2

12-13

2.5

1

Darrell Hazell

Purdue
Purdue

2

4-20

3.0

3

Dave Doeren

N.C. State
NC State

2

11-14

2.0

2

Doug Martin

New Mexico State
New Mexico State

2

4-20

2.0

3

Gus Malzahn

Auburn
Auburn

2

20-7

0.0

0

Kliff Kingsbury

Texas Tech
Texas Tech

2

12-13

1.0

2

Mark Helfrich

Oregon
Oregon

2

24-4

2.0

0

Mark Stoops

Kentucky
Kentucky

2

7-17

2.5

2

Matt Rhule

Utah
Temple

2

8-16

1.5

2

Matt Wells

Utah State
Utah State

2

19-9

0.5

0

Mike MacIntyre

Colorado
Colorado

2

6-18

1.5

4

P.J. Fleck

Western Michigan
Western Michigan

2

9-16

1.5

1

Paul Haynes

Kent State
Kent State

2

6-17

1.5

4

Paul Petrino

Idaho
Idaho

2

2-21

2.0

4

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

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

Todd Monken

Southern Mississippi
Southern Mississippi

2

4-20

3.0

3

Tommy Tuberville

Cincinnati
Cincinnati

2

18-8

1.0

0

Trent Miles

Georgia State
Georgia State

2

1-23

2.0

4

Willie Taggart

South Florida
South Florida

2

6-18

1.5

3

Bob Davie

New Mexico
New Mexico

3

11-22

2.5

2

Curtis Johnson

Tulane
Tulane

3

12-25

1.5

3

Hugh Freeze

Ole Miss
Ole Miss

3

24-15

1.5

0

Jim Mora

UCLA
UCLA

3

29-11

0.5

1

Justin Fuente

Memphis
Memphis

3

17-20

3.0

0

Kevin Sumlin

Texas A&M
Texas A&M

3

28-11

0.0

1

Kyle Flood

Rutgers
Rutgers

3

23-16

3.5

2

Larry Fedora

UNC
North Carolina

3

21-17

2.0

2

Matt Campbell

Toledo
Toledo

3

26-13

0.5

1

Mike Leach

Washington State
Washington State

3

12-25

0.5

1

Norm Chow

Hawaii
Hawaii

3

8-29

4.0

4

Rich Rodriguez

Arizona
Arizona

3

26-14

1.0

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 Graham

Arizona State
Arizona State

3

28-12

1.0

1

Urban Meyer

Ohio State
Ohio State

3

38-1

0.0

0

Al Golden

Miami (Fla.)
Miami (Fla.)

4

28-22

2.5

3

Dan McCarney

North Texas
North Texas

4

22-27

0.0

2

Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia
West Virginia

4

28-23

3.0

2

David Shaw

Stanford
Stanford

4

42-12

0.0

0

Dennis Franchione

Texas State
Texas State

4

23-25

1.5

2

Jerry Kill

MInnesota
Minnesota

4

25-26

0.5

1

Kevin Wilson

Indiana
Indiana

4

14-34

2.5

3

Larry Coker

Texas-San Antonio
Texas-San Antonio

4

23-23

1.5

3

Mark Hudspeth

Louisiana-Lafaeytte
UL Lafayette

4

36-16

0.0

0

Pete Lembo

Ball State
Ball State

4

30-20

0.5

1

Randy Edsall

Maryland
Maryland

4

20-30

3.5

3

Rocky Long

San Diego State
San Diego State

4

34-29

3.0

2

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame
Notre Dame

5

45-20

2.0

2

Doc Holliday

Marshall
Marshall

5

40-25

0.5

0

Jimbo Fisher

Florida State
Florida State

5

58-11

0.0

0

Mike London

Virginia
Virginia

5

23-38

4.5

5

Todd Berry

Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe

5

27-34

3.0

3

Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion
Old Dominion

6

52-20

0.0

1

Dan Mullen

Mississippi State
Mississippi State

6

46-31

1.5

0

Joey Jones

South Alabama
South Alabama

6

37-28

1.0

2

Paul Johnson

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech

6

58-36

2.5

1

Paul Rhoads

Iowa State
Iowa State

6

29-46

3.0

4

Ruffin McNeill

East Carolina
East Carolina

6

37-27

1.0

1

Art Briles

Baylor
Baylor

7

55-34

0.0

0

Dabo Swinney

Clemson
Clemson

7

61-26

1.0

0

David Bailiff

New Mexico State
Rice

8

48-53

0.0

1

David Cutcliffe

Duke
Duke

8

40-48

0.0

0

Ken Niumatalolo

Navy
Navy

8

57-35

0.0

0

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State
Michigan State

8

75-31

0.0

0

Nick Saban

Alabama
Alabama

8

91-17

0.0

0

Troy Calhoun

Air Force
Air Force

8

59-44

3.5

2

Kyle Whittingham

Utah
Utah

9

86-43

3.5

3

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern
Northwestern

9

60-53

1.0

1

Rick Stockstill

MTSU
Middle Tennessee

9

57-55

1.0

2

Bronco Mendenhall

BYU
BYU

10

90-39

1.5

1

Frank Solich

Ohio
Ohio

10

72-56

1.5

3

George O'Leary

UCF
UCF

10

81-60

1.5

0

Les Miles

LSU
LSU

10

103-29

0.0

2

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State

10

84-44

1.0

2

Steve Spurrier

South Carolina
South Carolina

10

84-45

0.0

1

Gary Patterson

TCU
TCU

14

132-45

1.0

0

Gary Pinkel

Missouri
Missouri

14

113-66

1.0

0

Mark Richt

Georgia
Georgia

14

132-48

1.5

1

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma
Oklahoma

16

168-44

1.0

2

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa
Iowa

16

115-85

0.5

3

Bill Snyder

Kansas State
Kansas State

23

187-94-1

0.0

0

Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech

28

231-115-2

2.5

3

     

Brad Lambert

Charlotte
Charlotte*

--

0-0

--

1

Chad Morris

SMU
SMU

--

0-0

--

0

David Beatty

Kansas
Kansas

--

0-0

--

2

Gary Anderson

Oregon State
Oregon State

--

0-0

--

1

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan
Michigan

--

0-0

--

0

Jim McElwain

Florida
Florida

--

0-0

--

2

John Bonamego

Central Michigan
Central Michigan

--

0-0

--

2

Lance Leipold

Buffalo
Buffalo

--

0-0

--

1

Mike Bobo

Colorado State
Colorado State

--

0-0

--

1

Mike Riley

Nebraska
Nebraska

--

0-0

--

1

Neal Brown

Troy
Troy

--

0-0

--

1

Pat Narduzzi

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh

--

0-0

--

1

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin
Wisconsin

--

0-0

--

1

Phil Montgmery

Tulsa
Tulsa

--

0-0

3.0

0

Tom Herman

Houston
Houston

--

0-0

--

0

Tony Sanchez

UNLV
UNLV

--

0-0

--

0

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