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Dennis Dodd's 2014 Coach Hot Seat Ratings


Below is a list of Dennis Dodd's College Football Coach Hot Seat Ratings for the 2014 season.

Only one coach got the dreaded "5" rating this season, FIU's Ron Turner. He's only in his second season at FIU, but went 1-11 last season.

Four coaches have a least a 4.0 rating, including three from major conferences. Kansas' Charlie Weis and Virginia's Mike London each got a 4.5, while Florida's Will Muschamp and Hawaii's Norm Chow each received a 4.

Hot Seat Rating Key
RatingWhat it meansCoaches
0-0.5Can't be touched
37
1-1.5Very safe, change unlikely
43
2-2.5Safe, but you never know
26
3-3.5Starting to feel the pressure
17
4-4.5Warm, better start winning
4
5Hot seat! Win or be fired
1
 
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Coach Hot Seat Ratings
CoachSchoolYearsRecord2014 Rating2013 Rating

Nick Saban

Alabama
Alabama

7

79-15

0.0

0.0

Gus Malzahn

Auburn
Auburn

1

12-2

0.0

0.0

Art Briles

Baylor
Baylor

6

44-32

0.0

0.0

Bill Snyder

Kansas State
Kansas State

22

178-90-1

0.0

0.0

Mark Hudspeth

Louisiana-Lafaeytte
UL Lafayette

3

27-12

0.0

0.0

Urban Meyer

Ohio State
Ohio State

2

24-2

0.0

0.0

David Shaw

Stanford
Stanford

3

34-7

0.0

0.0

Kevin Sumlin

Texas A&M
Texas A&M

2

20-6

0.0

0.0

David Cutcliffe

Duke
Duke

6

31-44

0.0

0.5

Tim DeRuyter

Fresno State
Fresno State

2

20-6

0.0

0.5

Steve Spurrier

South Carolina
South Carolina

9

77-39

0.0

0.5

Les Miles

LSU
LSU

9

95-24

0.0

1.0

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State
Michigan State

7

64-29

0.0

1.0

Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion
Old Dominion

5

46-14

0.0

1.0

Jimbo Fisher

Florida State
Florida State

4

45-10

0.0

1.5

Ken Niumatalolo

Navy
Navy

7

49-30

0.0

1.5

Dan McCarney

North Texas
North Texas

3

18-19

0.0

2.0

David Bailiff

New Mexico State
Rice

7

40-48

0.0

3.0

Dino Babers

Bowling Green
Bowling Green

--

0-0

0.0

N/A

Willie Fritz

Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern

--

0-0

0.0

N/A

James Franklin

Penn State
Penn State

--

0-0

0.0

N/A

Craig Bohl

Wyoming
Wyoming

--

0-0

0.0

N/A

Pete Lembo

Ball State
Ball State

3

25-13

0.5

0.5

Rod Carey

Northern Illlinois
Northern Illinois

1

12-2

0.5

0.5

Matt Campbell

Toledo
Toledo

2

17-9

0.5

0.5

Jim Mora

UCLA
UCLA

2

19-8

0.5

0.5

Mike Leach

Washington State
Washington State

2

9-16

0.5

1.0

Jerry Kill

MInnesota
Minnesota

3

17-21

0.5

1.5

Steve Addazio

Boston College
Boston College

1

7-6

0.5

2.0

Jim McElwain

Colorado State
Colorado State

2

12-14

0.5

2.0

Matt Wells

Utah State
Utah State

1

9-5

0.5

2.0

Doc Holliday

Marshall
Marshall

4

27-24

0.5

2.5

Gary Andersen

Wisconsin
Wisconsin

1

9-4

0.5

2.5

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa
Iowa

15

108-79

0.5

3.0

Blake Anderson

Arkansas State
Arkansas State

--

0-0

0.5

N/A

Chuck Martin

Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio)

--

0-0

0.5

N/A

Chris Petersen

Washington
Washington

--

0-0

0.5

N/A

Todd Graham

Arizona State
Arizona State

2

18-9

1.0

0.0

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern
Northwestern

8

55-46

1.0

0.0

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State

9

77-38

1.0

0.0

Gary Patterson

TCU
TCU

13

120-44

1.0

0.0

Tommy Tuberville

Cincinnati
Cincinnati

1

9-4

1.0

0.5

Rich Rodriguez

Arizona
Arizona

2

16-10

1.0

1.0

Dabo Swinney

Clemson
Clemson

6

51-23

1.0

1.0

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma
Oklahoma

15

160-39

1.0

1.0

Mike Riley

Oregon State
Oregon State

13

88-73

1.0

1.0

Kliff Kingsbury

Texas Tech
Texas Tech

1

8-5

1.0

1.0

Ron Caragher

San Jose State
San Jose State

1

6-6

1.0

1.5

Ruffin McNeill

East Carolina
East Carolina

5

29-22

1.0

2.0

Rick Stockstill

MTSU
Middle Tennessee

8

51-49

1.0

2.5

Joey Jones

South Alabama
South Alabama

5

31-21

1.0

3.0

Gary Pinkel

Missouri
Missouri

13

102-63

1.0

4.0

Scott Satterfield

App State
Appalachian State

1

4-8

1.0

N/A

Jeff Monken

Army
Army

--

0-0

1.0

N/A

Bryan Harsin

Boise
Boise State

--

0-0

1.0

N/A

Charlie Partridge

FAU
Florida Atlantic

--

0-0

1.0

N/A

Mark Whipple

UMass
Massachusetts

--

0-0

1.0

N/A

Bill Clark

UAB
UAB

--

0-0

1.0

N/A

Jeff Brohm

Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky

--

0-0

1.0

N/A

Hugh Freeze

Ole Miss
Ole Miss

2

15-11

1.5

0.5

Larry Coker

Texas-San Antonio
Texas-San Antonio

3

19-15

1.5

0.5

P.J. Fleck

Western Michigan
Western Michigan

1

1-11

1.5

0.5

Mike MacIntyre

Colorado
Colorado

1

4-8

1.5

1.0

Mark Richt

Georgia
Georgia

13

122-45

1.5

1.0

Paul Haynes

Kent State
Kent State

1

4-8

1.5

1.0

Brian Polian

Nevada
Nevada

1

4-8

1.5

1.0

Frank Solich

Ohio
Ohio

9

66-50

1.5

1.0

Willie Taggart

South Florida
South Florida

1

2-10

1.5

1.0

Bronco Mendenhall

BYU
BYU

9

82-34

1.5

1.5

Paul Chryst

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh

2

13-13

1.5

1.5

George O'Leary

UCF
UCF

9

72-56

1.5

1.5

Tony Levine

Houston
Houston

2

14-12

1.5

2.0

Dan Mullen

Mississippi State
Mississippi State

5

36-28

1.5

2.0

Matt Rhule

Utah
Temple

1

2-10

1.5

2.0

Dennis Franchione

Texas State
Texas State

3

16-20

1.5

2.0

Curtis Johnson

Tulane
Tulane

2

9-16

1.5

2.0

Jeff Quinn

Buffalo
Buffalo

4

18-33

1.5

3.0

Bob Diaco

Connecticut
Connecticut

--

0-0

1.5

N/A

Bobby Petrino

Louisville
Louisville

--

0-0

1.5

N/A

Dave Clawson

Wake Forest
Wake Forest

--

0-0

1.5

N/A

Paul Petrino

Idaho
Idaho

1

1-11

2.0

0.0

Larry Fedora

UNC
North Carolina

2

15-10

2.0

1.0

Dave Doeren

N.C. State
North Carolina State

1

3-9

2.0

1.0

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame
Notre Dame

4

37-15

2.0

1.0

Scott Shafer

Syracuse
Syracuse

1

7-6

2.0

1.0

Sean Kugler

Texas-El Paso
Texas-El Paso

1

2-10

2.0

1.0

Mark Helfrich

Oregon
Oregon

1

11-2

2.0

1.5

Trent Miles

Georgia State
Georgia State

1

0-12

2.0

2.0

Doug Martin

New Mexico State
New Mexico State

1

2-10

2.0

2.0

Larry Blakeney

Northwestern
Troy

23

175-104-1

2.0

2.0

Terry Bowden

Akron
Akron

2

6-18

2.0

2.5

Bobby Hauck

UNLV
UNLV

4

13-38

2.0

4.5

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt

--

0-0

2.0

N/A

Mark Stoops

Kentucky
Kentucky

1

2-10

2.5

0.5

Paul Johnson

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech

5

47-33

2.5

1.0

Al Golden

Miami (Fla.)
Miami (Fla.)

3

22-15

2.5

1.0

Bob Davie

New Mexico
New Mexico

2

7-18

2.5

1.0

June Jones

SMU
SMU

6

36-41

2.5

1.5

Kevin Wilson

Indiana
Indiana

3

10-26

2.5

2.0

Butch Jones

Tennessee
Tennessee

1

5-7

2.5

2.0

Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech

27

224-109-2

2.5

2.0

Skip Holtz

Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech

1

4-8

2.5

2.5

Bo Pelini

Nebraska
Nebraska

6

58-24

2.5

2.5

Chris Creighton

Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan

--

0-0

2.5

N/A

Steve Sarkisian

USC
Southern California

--

0-0

2.5

N/A

Charlie Strong

Texas
Texas

--

0-0

2.5

N/A

Bret Bielema

Arkansas
Arkansas

1

3-9

3.0

0.5

Sonny Dykes

California
California

1

1-11

3.0

0.5

Todd Berry

Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe

4

23-26

3.0

0.5

Bill Blankenship

Tulsa
Tulsa

2

22-17

3.0

0.5

Paul Rhoads

Iowa State
Iowa State

5

27-36

3.0

1.0

Darrell Hazell

Purdue
Purdue

1

1-11

3.0

1.0

Justin Fuente

Memphis
Memphis

2

7-17

3.0

2.0

Rocky Long

San Diego State
San Diego State

3

25-14

3.0

2.0

Todd Monken

Southern Mississippi
Southern Mississippi

1

1-11

3.0

2.5

Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia
West Virginia

3

21-17

3.0

2.5

Dan Enos

Central Michigan
Central Michigan

4

19-30

3.0

3.0

Troy Calhoun

Air Force
Air Force

7

49-41

3.5

1.0

Kyle Flood

Rutgers
Rutgers

2

15-11

3.5

1.5

Brady Hoke

Michigan
Michigan

3

26-13

3.5

2.5

Kyle Whittingham

Utah
Utah

8

76-39

3.5

3.0

Randy Edsall

Maryland
Maryland

3

13-24

3.5

3.5

Tim Beckman

Illinois
Illinois

2

6-18

3.5

4.0

Will Muschamp

Florida
Florida

3

22-16

4.0

0.5

Norm Chow

Hawaii
Hawaii

2

4-20

4.0

3.0

Charlie Weis

Kansas
Kansas

2

4-20

4.5

3.0

Mike London

Virginia
Virginia

4

18-31

4.5

3.0

Ron Turner

FIU
Florida International

1

1-11

5.0

3.5

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