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
     

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin
Wisconsin

--

0-0

--

1

Tony Sanchez

UNLV
UNLV

--

0-0

--

0

Neal Brown

Troy
Troy

--

0-0

--

1

Chad Morris

SMU
SMU

--

0-0

--

0

Pat Narduzzi

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh

--

0-0

--

1

Gary Anderson

Oregon State
Oregon State

--

0-0

--

1

Mike Riley

Nebraska
Nebraska

--

0-0

--

1

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan
Michigan

--

0-0

--

0

David Beatty

Kansas
Kansas

--

0-0

--

2

Tom Herman

Houston
Houston

--

0-0

--

0

Jim McElwain

Florida
Florida

--

0-0

--

2

Mike Bobo

Colorado State
Colorado State

--

0-0

--

1

Brad Lambert

Charlotte
Charlotte*

--

0-0

--

1

John Bonamego

Central Michigan
Central Michigan

--

0-0

--

2

Lance Leipold

Buffalo
Buffalo

--

0-0

--

1

Ron Turner

FIU
Florida International

2

5-19

5.0

4

Mike London

Virginia
Virginia

5

23-38

4.5

5

Norm Chow

Hawaii
Hawaii

3

8-29

4.0

4

Kyle Whittingham

Utah
Utah

9

86-43

3.5

3

Kyle Flood

Rutgers
Rutgers

3

23-16

3.5

2

Randy Edsall

Maryland
Maryland

4

20-30

3.5

3

Tim Beckman

Illinois
Illinois

3

12-25

3.5

5

Troy Calhoun

Air Force
Air Force

8

59-44

3.5

2

Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia
West Virginia

4

28-23

3.0

2

Phil Montgmery

Tulsa
Tulsa

--

0-0

3.0

0

Todd Monken

Southern Mississippi
Southern Mississippi

2

4-20

3.0

3

Rocky Long

San Diego State
San Diego State

4

34-29

3.0

2

Darrell Hazell

Purdue
Purdue

2

4-20

3.0

3

Justin Fuente

Memphis
Memphis

3

17-20

3.0

0

Todd Berry

Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe

5

27-34

3.0

3

Paul Rhoads

Iowa State
Iowa State

6

29-46

3.0

4

Sonny Dykes

California
California

2

6-18

3.0

3

Bret Bielema

Arkansas
Arkansas

2

10-15

3.0

2

Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech

28

231-115-2

2.5

3

Charlie Strong

Texas
Texas

1

6-7

2.5

3

Butch Jones

Tennessee
Tennessee

2

12-13

2.5

1

Steve Sarkisian

USC
Southern California

1

9-4

2.5

1

Bob Davie

New Mexico
New Mexico

3

11-22

2.5

2

Al Golden

Miami (Fla.)
Miami (Fla.)

4

28-22

2.5

3

Skip Holtz

Louisiana Tech
Louisiana Tech

2

13-13

2.5

1

Mark Stoops

Kentucky
Kentucky

2

7-17

2.5

2

Kevin Wilson

Indiana
Indiana

4

14-34

2.5

3

Paul Johnson

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech

6

58-36

2.5

1

Chris Creighton

Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan

1

2-10

2.5

3

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt

1

3-9

2.0

3

Sean Kugler

Texas-El Paso
Texas-El Paso

2

9-16

2.0

1

Scott Shafer

Syracuse
Syracuse

2

10-15

2.0

3

Mark Helfrich

Oregon
Oregon

2

24-4

2.0

0

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame
Notre Dame

5

45-20

2.0

2

Dave Doeren

N.C. State
NC State

2

11-14

2.0

2

Larry Fedora

UNC
North Carolina

3

21-17

2.0

2

Doug Martin

New Mexico State
New Mexico State

2

4-20

2.0

3

Paul Petrino

Idaho
Idaho

2

2-21

2.0

4

Trent Miles

Georgia State
Georgia State

2

1-23

2.0

4

Terry Bowden

Akron
Akron

3

11-25

2.0

1

P.J. Fleck

Western Michigan
Western Michigan

2

9-16

1.5

1

Dave Clawson

Wake Forest
Wake Forest

1

3-9

1.5

3

George O'Leary

UCF
UCF

10

81-60

1.5

0

Curtis Johnson

Tulane
Tulane

3

12-25

1.5

3

Larry Coker

Texas-San Antonio
Texas-San Antonio

4

23-23

1.5

3

Dennis Franchione

Texas State
Texas State

4

23-25

1.5

2

Matt Rhule

Utah
Temple

2

8-16

1.5

2

Willie Taggart

South Florida
South Florida

2

6-18

1.5

3

Hugh Freeze

Ole Miss
Ole Miss

3

24-15

1.5

0

Frank Solich

Ohio
Ohio

10

72-56

1.5

3

Brian Polian

Nevada
Nevada

2

11-14

1.5

2

Dan Mullen

Mississippi State
Mississippi State

6

46-31

1.5

0

Bobby Petrino

Louisville
Louisville

1

9-4

1.5

1

Paul Haynes

Kent State
Kent State

2

6-17

1.5

4

Mark Richt

Georgia
Georgia

14

132-48

1.5

1

Bob Diaco

Connecticut
Connecticut

1

2-10

1.5

3

Mike MacIntyre

Colorado
Colorado

2

6-18

1.5

4

Bronco Mendenhall

BYU
BYU

10

90-39

1.5

1

Jeff Brohm

Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky

1

8-5

1.0

1

Kliff Kingsbury

Texas Tech
Texas Tech

2

12-13

1.0

2

Gary Patterson

TCU
TCU

14

132-45

1.0

0

Joey Jones

South Alabama
South Alabama

6

37-28

1.0

2

Ron Caragher

San Jose State
San Jose State

2

9-15

1.0

2

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State

10

84-44

1.0

2

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma
Oklahoma

16

168-44

1.0

2

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern
Northwestern

9

60-53

1.0

1

Gary Pinkel

Missouri
Missouri

14

113-66

1.0

0

Rick Stockstill

MTSU
Middle Tennessee

9

57-55

1.0

2

Mark Whipple

UMass
Massachusetts

1

3-9

1.0

2

Charlie Partridge

FAU
Florida Atlantic

1

3-9

1.0

3

Ruffin McNeill

East Carolina
East Carolina

6

37-27

1.0

1

Dabo Swinney

Clemson
Clemson

7

61-26

1.0

0

Tommy Tuberville

Cincinnati
Cincinnati

2

18-8

1.0

0

Bryan Harsin

Boise
Boise State

1

12-2

1.0

1

Jeff Monken

Army
Army West Point

1

4-8

1.0

3

Todd Graham

Arizona State
Arizona State

3

28-12

1.0

1

Rich Rodriguez

Arizona
Arizona

3

26-14

1.0

1

Scott Satterfield

App State
Appalachian State

2

11-13

1.0

2

Mike Leach

Washington State
Washington State

3

12-25

0.5

1

Chris Petersen

Washington
Washington

1

8-6

0.5

2

Matt Wells

Utah State
Utah State

2

19-9

0.5

0

Jim Mora

UCLA
UCLA

3

29-11

0.5

1

Matt Campbell

Toledo
Toledo

3

26-13

0.5

1

Rod Carey

Northern Illlinois
Northern Illinois

2

23-5

0.5

0

Jerry Kill

MInnesota
Minnesota

4

25-26

0.5

1

Chuck Martin

Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio)

1

2-10

0.5

2

Doc Holliday

Marshall
Marshall

5

40-25

0.5

0

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa
Iowa

16

115-85

0.5

3

Steve Addazio

Boston College
Boston College

2

14-12

0.5

2

Pete Lembo

Ball State
Ball State

4

30-20

0.5

1

Blake Anderson

Arkansas State
Arkansas State

1

7-6

0.5

2

Craig Bohl

Wyoming
Wyoming

1

4-8

0.0

2

Kevin Sumlin

Texas A&M
Texas A&M

3

28-11

0.0

1

David Shaw

Stanford
Stanford

4

42-12

0.0

0

Steve Spurrier

South Carolina
South Carolina

10

84-45

0.0

1

David Bailiff

New Mexico State
Rice

8

48-53

0.0

1

James Franklin

Penn State
Penn State

1

7-6

0.0

1

Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion
Old Dominion

6

52-20

0.0

1

Urban Meyer

Ohio State
Ohio State

3

38-1

0.0

0

Dan McCarney

North Texas
North Texas

4

22-27

0.0

2

Ken Niumatalolo

Navy
Navy

8

57-35

0.0

0

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State
Michigan State

8

75-31

0.0

0

Les Miles

LSU
LSU

10

103-29

0.0

2

Mark Hudspeth

Louisiana-Lafaeytte
UL Lafayette

4

36-16

0.0

0

Bill Snyder

Kansas State
Kansas State

23

187-94-1

0.0

0

Willie Fritz

Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern

1

9-3

0.0

0

Tim DeRuyter

Fresno State
Fresno State

3

26-14

0.0

1

Jimbo Fisher

Florida State
Florida State

5

58-11

0.0

0

David Cutcliffe

Duke
Duke

8

40-48

0.0

0

Dino Babers

Bowling Green
Bowling Green

1

8-6

0.0

1

Art Briles

Baylor
Baylor

7

55-34

0.0

0

Gus Malzahn

Auburn
Auburn

2

20-7

0.0

0

Nick Saban

Alabama
Alabama

8

91-17

0.0

0

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