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

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

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

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State
Michigan State

8

75-31

0.0

0

Ken Niumatalolo

Navy
Navy

8

57-35

0.0

0

Urban Meyer

Ohio State
Ohio State

3

38-1

0.0

0

David Shaw

Stanford
Stanford

4

42-12

0.0

0

Dino Babers

Bowling Green
Bowling Green

1

8-6

0.0

1

Tim DeRuyter

Fresno State
Fresno State

3

26-14

0.0

1

Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion
Old Dominion

6

52-20

0.0

1

James Franklin

Penn State
Penn State

1

7-6

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

Kevin Sumlin

Texas A&M
Texas A&M

3

28-11

0.0

1

Les Miles

LSU
LSU

10

103-29

0.0

2

Dan McCarney

North Texas
North Texas

4

22-27

0.0

2

Craig Bohl

Wyoming
Wyoming

1

4-8

0.0

2

Doc Holliday

Marshall
Marshall

5

40-25

0.5

0

Rod Carey

Northern Illlinois
Northern Illinois

2

23-5

0.5

0

Matt Wells

Utah State
Utah State

2

19-9

0.5

0

Pete Lembo

Ball State
Ball State

4

30-20

0.5

1

Jerry Kill

MInnesota
Minnesota

4

25-26

0.5

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

Blake Anderson

Arkansas State
Arkansas State

1

7-6

0.5

2

Steve Addazio

Boston College
Boston College

2

14-12

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

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa
Iowa

16

115-85

0.5

3

Tommy Tuberville

Cincinnati
Cincinnati

2

18-8

1.0

0

Dabo Swinney

Clemson
Clemson

7

61-26

1.0

0

Gary Pinkel

Missouri
Missouri

14

113-66

1.0

0

Gary Patterson

TCU
TCU

14

132-45

1.0

0

Rich Rodriguez

Arizona
Arizona

3

26-14

1.0

1

Todd Graham

Arizona State
Arizona State

3

28-12

1.0

1

Bryan Harsin

Boise
Boise State

1

12-2

1.0

1

Ruffin McNeill

East Carolina
East Carolina

6

37-27

1.0

1

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern
Northwestern

9

60-53

1.0

1

Jeff Brohm

Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky

1

8-5

1.0

1

Scott Satterfield

App State
Appalachian State

2

11-13

1.0

2

Mark Whipple

UMass
Massachusetts

1

3-9

1.0

2

Rick Stockstill

MTSU
Middle Tennessee

9

57-55

1.0

2

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma
Oklahoma

16

168-44

1.0

2

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State

10

84-44

1.0

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

Kliff Kingsbury

Texas Tech
Texas Tech

2

12-13

1.0

2

Jeff Monken

Army
Army West Point

1

4-8

1.0

3

Charlie Partridge

FAU
Florida Atlantic

1

3-9

1.0

3

Dan Mullen

Mississippi State
Mississippi State

6

46-31

1.5

0

Hugh Freeze

Ole Miss
Ole Miss

3

24-15

1.5

0

George O'Leary

UCF
UCF

10

81-60

1.5

0

Bronco Mendenhall

BYU
BYU

10

90-39

1.5

1

Mark Richt

Georgia
Georgia

14

132-48

1.5

1

Bobby Petrino

Louisville
Louisville

1

9-4

1.5

1

P.J. Fleck

Western Michigan
Western Michigan

2

9-16

1.5

1

Brian Polian

Nevada
Nevada

2

11-14

1.5

2

Matt Rhule

Utah
Temple

2

8-16

1.5

2

Dennis Franchione

Texas State
Texas State

4

23-25

1.5

2

Bob Diaco

Connecticut
Connecticut

1

2-10

1.5

3

Frank Solich

Ohio
Ohio

10

72-56

1.5

3

Willie Taggart

South Florida
South Florida

2

6-18

1.5

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

Dave Clawson

Wake Forest
Wake Forest

1

3-9

1.5

3

Mike MacIntyre

Colorado
Colorado

2

6-18

1.5

4

Paul Haynes

Kent State
Kent State

2

6-17

1.5

4

Mark Helfrich

Oregon
Oregon

2

24-4

2.0

0

Terry Bowden

Akron
Akron

3

11-25

2.0

1

Sean Kugler

Texas-El Paso
Texas-El Paso

2

9-16

2.0

1

Larry Fedora

UNC
North Carolina

3

21-17

2.0

2

Dave Doeren

N.C. State
NC State

2

11-14

2.0

2

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame
Notre Dame

5

45-20

2.0

2

Doug Martin

New Mexico State
New Mexico State

2

4-20

2.0

3

Scott Shafer

Syracuse
Syracuse

2

10-15

2.0

3

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt

1

3-9

2.0

3

Trent Miles

Georgia State
Georgia State

2

1-23

2.0

4

Paul Petrino

Idaho
Idaho

2

2-21

2.0

4

Paul Johnson

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech

6

58-36

2.5

1

Skip Holtz

Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech

2

13-13

2.5

1

Steve Sarkisian

USC
Southern California

1

9-4

2.5

1

Butch Jones

Tennessee
Tennessee

2

12-13

2.5

1

Mark Stoops

Kentucky
Kentucky

2

7-17

2.5

2

Bob Davie

New Mexico
New Mexico

3

11-22

2.5

2

Chris Creighton

Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan

1

2-10

2.5

3

Kevin Wilson

Indiana
Indiana

4

14-34

2.5

3

Al Golden

Miami (Fla.)
Miami (Fla.)

4

28-22

2.5

3

Charlie Strong

Texas
Texas

1

6-7

2.5

3

Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech

28

231-115-2

2.5

3

Justin Fuente

Memphis
Memphis

3

17-20

3.0

0

Phil Montgmery

Tulsa
Tulsa

--

0-0

3.0

0

Bret Bielema

Arkansas
Arkansas

2

10-15

3.0

2

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

Sonny Dykes

California
California

2

6-18

3.0

3

Todd Berry

Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe

5

27-34

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

Paul Rhoads

Iowa State
Iowa State

6

29-46

3.0

4

Troy Calhoun

Air Force
Air Force

8

59-44

3.5

2

Kyle Flood

Rutgers
Rutgers

3

23-16

3.5

2

Randy Edsall

Maryland
Maryland

4

20-30

3.5

3

Kyle Whittingham

Utah
Utah

9

86-43

3.5

3

Tim Beckman

Illinois
Illinois

3

12-25

3.5

5

Norm Chow

Hawaii
Hawaii

3

8-29

4.0

4

Mike London

Virginia
Virginia

5

23-38

4.5

5

Ron Turner

FIU
Florida International

2

5-19

5.0

4

Tom Herman

Houston
Houston

--

0-0

--

0

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan
Michigan

--

0-0

--

0

Chad Morris

SMU
SMU

--

0-0

--

0

Tony Sanchez

UNLV
UNLV

--

0-0

--

0

Lance Leipold

Buffalo
Buffalo

--

0-0

--

1

Brad Lambert

Charlotte
Charlotte*

--

0-0

--

1

Mike Bobo

Colorado State
Colorado State

--

0-0

--

1

Mike Riley

Nebraska
Nebraska

--

0-0

--

1

Gary Anderson

Oregon State
Oregon State

--

0-0

--

1

Pat Narduzzi

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh

--

0-0

--

1

Neal Brown

Troy
Troy

--

0-0

--

1

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin
Wisconsin

--

0-0

--

1

John Bonamego

Central Michigan
Central Michigan

--

0-0

--

2

Jim McElwain

Florida
Florida

--

0-0

--

2

David Beatty

Kansas
Kansas

--

0-0

--

2

     
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