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

Dino Babers

Bowling Green
Bowling Green

1

8-6

0.0

1

Willie Fritz

Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern

1

9-3

0.0

0

James Franklin

Penn State
Penn State

1

7-6

0.0

1

Craig Bohl

Wyoming
Wyoming

1

4-8

0.0

2

Blake Anderson

Arkansas State
Arkansas State

1

7-6

0.5

2

Chuck Martin

Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio)

1

2-10

0.5

2

Chris Petersen

Washington
Washington

1

8-6

0.5

2

Jeff Monken

Army
Army West Point

1

4-8

1.0

3

Bryan Harsin

Boise
Boise State

1

12-2

1.0

1

Charlie Partridge

FAU
Florida Atlantic

1

3-9

1.0

3

Mark Whipple

UMass
Massachusetts

1

3-9

1.0

2

Jeff Brohm

Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky

1

8-5

1.0

1

Bob Diaco

Connecticut
Connecticut

1

2-10

1.5

3

Bobby Petrino

Louisville
Louisville

1

9-4

1.5

1

Dave Clawson

Wake Forest
Wake Forest

1

3-9

1.5

3

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt

1

3-9

2.0

3

Chris Creighton

Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan

1

2-10

2.5

3

Steve Sarkisian

USC
Southern California

1

9-4

2.5

1

Charlie Strong

Texas
Texas

1

6-7

2.5

3

Gus Malzahn

Auburn
Auburn

2

20-7

0.0

0

Steve Addazio

Boston College
Boston College

2

14-12

0.5

2

Rod Carey

Northern Illlinois
Northern Illinois

2

23-5

0.5

0

Matt Wells

Utah State
Utah State

2

19-9

0.5

0

Scott Satterfield

App State
Appalachian State

2

11-13

1.0

2

Tommy Tuberville

Cincinnati
Cincinnati

2

18-8

1.0

0

Ron Caragher

San Jose State
San Jose State

2

9-15

1.0

2

Kliff Kingsbury

Texas Tech
Texas Tech

2

12-13

1.0

2

Mike MacIntyre

Colorado
Colorado

2

6-18

1.5

4

Paul Haynes

Kent State
Kent State

2

6-17

1.5

4

Brian Polian

Nevada
Nevada

2

11-14

1.5

2

Willie Taggart

South Florida
South Florida

2

6-18

1.5

3

Matt Rhule

Utah
Temple

2

8-16

1.5

2

P.J. Fleck

Western Michigan
Western Michigan

2

9-16

1.5

1

Trent Miles

Georgia State
Georgia State

2

1-23

2.0

4

Paul Petrino

Idaho
Idaho

2

2-21

2.0

4

Doug Martin

New Mexico State
New Mexico State

2

4-20

2.0

3

Dave Doeren

N.C. State
NC State

2

11-14

2.0

2

Mark Helfrich

Oregon
Oregon

2

24-4

2.0

0

Scott Shafer

Syracuse
Syracuse

2

10-15

2.0

3

Sean Kugler

Texas-El Paso
Texas-El Paso

2

9-16

2.0

1

Mark Stoops

Kentucky
Kentucky

2

7-17

2.5

2

Skip Holtz

Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech

2

13-13

2.5

1

Butch Jones

Tennessee
Tennessee

2

12-13

2.5

1

Bret Bielema

Arkansas
Arkansas

2

10-15

3.0

2

Sonny Dykes

California
California

2

6-18

3.0

3

Darrell Hazell

Purdue
Purdue

2

4-20

3.0

3

Todd Monken

Southern Mississippi
Southern Mississippi

2

4-20

3.0

3

Ron Turner

FIU
Florida International

2

5-19

5.0

4

Tim DeRuyter

Fresno State
Fresno State

3

26-14

0.0

1

Urban Meyer

Ohio State
Ohio State

3

38-1

0.0

0

Kevin Sumlin

Texas A&M
Texas A&M

3

28-11

0.0

1

Matt Campbell

Toledo
Toledo

3

26-13

0.5

1

Jim Mora

UCLA
UCLA

3

29-11

0.5

1

Mike Leach

Washington State
Washington State

3

12-25

0.5

1

Rich Rodriguez

Arizona
Arizona

3

26-14

1.0

1

Todd Graham

Arizona State
Arizona State

3

28-12

1.0

1

Hugh Freeze

Ole Miss
Ole Miss

3

24-15

1.5

0

Curtis Johnson

Tulane
Tulane

3

12-25

1.5

3

Terry Bowden

Akron
Akron

3

11-25

2.0

1

Larry Fedora

UNC
North Carolina

3

21-17

2.0

2

Bob Davie

New Mexico
New Mexico

3

11-22

2.5

2

Justin Fuente

Memphis
Memphis

3

17-20

3.0

0

Tim Beckman

Illinois
Illinois

3

12-25

3.5

5

Kyle Flood

Rutgers
Rutgers

3

23-16

3.5

2

Norm Chow

Hawaii
Hawaii

3

8-29

4.0

4

Mark Hudspeth

Louisiana-Lafaeytte
UL Lafayette

4

36-16

0.0

0

Dan McCarney

North Texas
North Texas

4

22-27

0.0

2

David Shaw

Stanford
Stanford

4

42-12

0.0

0

Pete Lembo

Ball State
Ball State

4

30-20

0.5

1

Jerry Kill

MInnesota
Minnesota

4

25-26

0.5

1

Dennis Franchione

Texas State
Texas State

4

23-25

1.5

2

Larry Coker

Texas-San Antonio
Texas-San Antonio

4

23-23

1.5

3

Kevin Wilson

Indiana
Indiana

4

14-34

2.5

3

Al Golden

Miami (Fla.)
Miami (Fla.)

4

28-22

2.5

3

Rocky Long

San Diego State
San Diego State

4

34-29

3.0

2

Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia
West Virginia

4

28-23

3.0

2

Randy Edsall

Maryland
Maryland

4

20-30

3.5

3

Jimbo Fisher

Florida State
Florida State

5

58-11

0.0

0

Doc Holliday

Marshall
Marshall

5

40-25

0.5

0

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame
Notre Dame

5

45-20

2.0

2

Todd Berry

Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe

5

27-34

3.0

3

Mike London

Virginia
Virginia

5

23-38

4.5

5

Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion
Old Dominion

6

52-20

0.0

1

Ruffin McNeill

East Carolina
East Carolina

6

37-27

1.0

1

Joey Jones

South Alabama
South Alabama

6

37-28

1.0

2

Dan Mullen

Mississippi State
Mississippi State

6

46-31

1.5

0

Paul Johnson

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech

6

58-36

2.5

1

Paul Rhoads

Iowa State
Iowa State

6

29-46

3.0

4

Art Briles

Baylor
Baylor

7

55-34

0.0

0

Dabo Swinney

Clemson
Clemson

7

61-26

1.0

0

Nick Saban

Alabama
Alabama

8

91-17

0.0

0

David Cutcliffe

Duke
Duke

8

40-48

0.0

0

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State
Michigan State

8

75-31

0.0

0

Ken Niumatalolo

Navy
Navy

8

57-35

0.0

0

David Bailiff

New Mexico State
Rice

8

48-53

0.0

1

Troy Calhoun

Air Force
Air Force

8

59-44

3.5

2

Rick Stockstill

MTSU
Middle Tennessee

9

57-55

1.0

2

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern
Northwestern

9

60-53

1.0

1

Kyle Whittingham

Utah
Utah

9

86-43

3.5

3

Les Miles

LSU
LSU

10

103-29

0.0

2

Steve Spurrier

South Carolina
South Carolina

10

84-45

0.0

1

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State

10

84-44

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

Gary Pinkel

Missouri
Missouri

14

113-66

1.0

0

Gary Patterson

TCU
TCU

14

132-45

1.0

0

Mark Richt

Georgia
Georgia

14

132-48

1.5

1

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa
Iowa

16

115-85

0.5

3

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma
Oklahoma

16

168-44

1.0

2

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

Phil Montgmery

Tulsa
Tulsa

--

0-0

3.0

0

Lance Leipold

Buffalo
Buffalo

--

0-0

--

1

John Bonamego

Central Michigan
Central Michigan

--

0-0

--

2

Brad Lambert

Charlotte
Charlotte*

--

0-0

--

1

Mike Bobo

Colorado State
Colorado State

--

0-0

--

1

Jim McElwain

Florida
Florida

--

0-0

--

2

Tom Herman

Houston
Houston

--

0-0

--

0

David Beatty

Kansas
Kansas

--

0-0

--

2

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan
Michigan

--

0-0

--

0

Mike Riley

Nebraska
Nebraska

--

0-0

--

1

Gary Anderson

Oregon State
Oregon State

--

0-0

--

1

Pat Narduzzi

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh

--

0-0

--

1

Chad Morris

SMU
SMU

--

0-0

--

0

Neal Brown

Troy
Troy

--

0-0

--

1

Tony Sanchez

UNLV
UNLV

--

0-0

--

0

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin
Wisconsin

--

0-0

--

1

     
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