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

Nick Saban

Alabama
Alabama

8

91-17

0.0

0

Gus Malzahn

Auburn
Auburn

2

20-7

0.0

0

Art Briles

Baylor
Baylor

7

55-34

0.0

0

Tommy Tuberville

Cincinnati
Cincinnati

2

18-8

1.0

0

Dabo Swinney

Clemson
Clemson

7

61-26

1.0

0

David Cutcliffe

Duke
Duke

8

40-48

0.0

0

Jimbo Fisher

Florida State
Florida State

5

58-11

0.0

0

Willie Fritz

Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern

1

9-3

0.0

0

Tom Herman

Houston
Houston

--

0-0

--

0

Bill Snyder

Kansas State
Kansas State

23

187-94-1

0.0

0

Mark Hudspeth

Louisiana-Lafaeytte
UL Lafayette

4

36-16

0.0

0

Doc Holliday

Marshall
Marshall

5

40-25

0.5

0

Justin Fuente

Memphis
Memphis

3

17-20

3.0

0

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan
Michigan

--

0-0

--

0

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State
Michigan State

8

75-31

0.0

0

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

Rod Carey

Northern Illlinois
Northern Illinois

2

23-5

0.5

0

Urban Meyer

Ohio State
Ohio State

3

38-1

0.0

0

Hugh Freeze

Ole Miss
Ole Miss

3

24-15

1.5

0

Mark Helfrich

Oregon
Oregon

2

24-4

2.0

0

Chad Morris

SMU
SMU

--

0-0

--

0

David Shaw

Stanford
Stanford

4

42-12

0.0

0

Gary Patterson

TCU
TCU

14

132-45

1.0

0

Phil Montgmery

Tulsa
Tulsa

--

0-0

3.0

0

George O'Leary

UCF
UCF

10

81-60

1.5

0

Tony Sanchez

UNLV
UNLV

--

0-0

--

0

Matt Wells

Utah State
Utah State

2

19-9

0.5

0

Terry Bowden

Akron
Akron

3

11-25

2.0

1

Rich Rodriguez

Arizona
Arizona

3

26-14

1.0

1

Todd Graham

Arizona State
Arizona State

3

28-12

1.0

1

Pete Lembo

Ball State
Ball State

4

30-20

0.5

1

Bryan Harsin

Boise
Boise State

1

12-2

1.0

1

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

Brad Lambert

Charlotte
Charlotte*

--

0-0

--

1

Mike Bobo

Colorado State
Colorado State

--

0-0

--

1

Ruffin McNeill

East Carolina
East Carolina

6

37-27

1.0

1

Tim DeRuyter

Fresno State
Fresno State

3

26-14

0.0

1

Mark Richt

Georgia
Georgia

14

132-48

1.5

1

Paul Johnson

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech

6

58-36

2.5

1

Skip Holtz

Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech

2

13-13

2.5

1

Bobby Petrino

Louisville
Louisville

1

9-4

1.5

1

Jerry Kill

MInnesota
Minnesota

4

25-26

0.5

1

Mike Riley

Nebraska
Nebraska

--

0-0

--

1

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern
Northwestern

9

60-53

1.0

1

Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion
Old Dominion

6

52-20

0.0

1

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

David Bailiff

New Mexico State
Rice

8

48-53

0.0

1

Steve Spurrier

South Carolina
South Carolina

10

84-45

0.0

1

Steve Sarkisian

USC
Southern California

1

9-4

2.5

1

Butch Jones

Tennessee
Tennessee

2

12-13

2.5

1

Kevin Sumlin

Texas A&M
Texas A&M

3

28-11

0.0

1

Sean Kugler

Texas-El Paso
Texas-El Paso

2

9-16

2.0

1

Matt Campbell

Toledo
Toledo

3

26-13

0.5

1

Neal Brown

Troy
Troy

--

0-0

--

1

Jim Mora

UCLA
UCLA

3

29-11

0.5

1

Mike Leach

Washington State
Washington State

3

12-25

0.5

1

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

Troy Calhoun

Air Force
Air Force

8

59-44

3.5

2

Scott Satterfield

App State
Appalachian State

2

11-13

1.0

2

Bret Bielema

Arkansas
Arkansas

2

10-15

3.0

2

Blake Anderson

Arkansas State
Arkansas State

1

7-6

0.5

2

Steve Addazio

Boston College
Boston College

2

14-12

0.5

2

John Bonamego

Central Michigan
Central Michigan

--

0-0

--

2

Jim McElwain

Florida
Florida

--

0-0

--

2

David Beatty

Kansas
Kansas

--

0-0

--

2

Mark Stoops

Kentucky
Kentucky

2

7-17

2.5

2

Les Miles

LSU
LSU

10

103-29

0.0

2

Mark Whipple

UMass
Massachusetts

1

3-9

1.0

2

Chuck Martin

Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio)

1

2-10

0.5

2

Rick Stockstill

MTSU
Middle Tennessee

9

57-55

1.0

2

Brian Polian

Nevada
Nevada

2

11-14

1.5

2

Bob Davie

New Mexico
New Mexico

3

11-22

2.5

2

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

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame
Notre Dame

5

45-20

2.0

2

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma
Oklahoma

16

168-44

1.0

2

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State

10

84-44

1.0

2

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

Matt Rhule

Utah
Temple

2

8-16

1.5

2

Dennis Franchione

Texas State
Texas State

4

23-25

1.5

2

Kliff Kingsbury

Texas Tech
Texas Tech

2

12-13

1.0

2

Chris Petersen

Washington
Washington

1

8-6

0.5

2

Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia
West Virginia

4

28-23

3.0

2

Craig Bohl

Wyoming
Wyoming

1

4-8

0.0

2

Jeff Monken

Army
Army West Point

1

4-8

1.0

3

Sonny Dykes

California
California

2

6-18

3.0

3

Bob Diaco

Connecticut
Connecticut

1

2-10

1.5

3

Chris Creighton

Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan

1

2-10

2.5

3

Charlie Partridge

FAU
Florida Atlantic

1

3-9

1.0

3

Kevin Wilson

Indiana
Indiana

4

14-34

2.5

3

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa
Iowa

16

115-85

0.5

3

Todd Berry

Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe

5

27-34

3.0

3

Randy Edsall

Maryland
Maryland

4

20-30

3.5

3

Al Golden

Miami (Fla.)
Miami (Fla.)

4

28-22

2.5

3

Doug Martin

New Mexico State
New Mexico State

2

4-20

2.0

3

Frank Solich

Ohio
Ohio

10

72-56

1.5

3

Darrell Hazell

Purdue
Purdue

2

4-20

3.0

3

Willie Taggart

South Florida
South Florida

2

6-18

1.5

3

Todd Monken

Southern Mississippi
Southern Mississippi

2

4-20

3.0

3

Scott Shafer

Syracuse
Syracuse

2

10-15

2.0

3

Charlie Strong

Texas
Texas

1

6-7

2.5

3

Larry Coker

Texas-San Antonio
Texas-San Antonio

4

23-23

1.5

3

Curtis Johnson

Tulane
Tulane

3

12-25

1.5

3

Kyle Whittingham

Utah
Utah

9

86-43

3.5

3

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt

1

3-9

2.0

3

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

Mike MacIntyre

Colorado
Colorado

2

6-18

1.5

4

Ron Turner

FIU
Florida International

2

5-19

5.0

4

Trent Miles

Georgia State
Georgia State

2

1-23

2.0

4

Norm Chow

Hawaii
Hawaii

3

8-29

4.0

4

Paul Petrino

Idaho
Idaho

2

2-21

2.0

4

Paul Rhoads

Iowa State
Iowa State

6

29-46

3.0

4

Paul Haynes

Kent State
Kent State

2

6-17

1.5

4

Tim Beckman

Illinois
Illinois

3

12-25

3.5

5

Mike London

Virginia
Virginia

5

23-38

4.5

5

     
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