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

Gus Malzahn

Auburn
Auburn

1

12-2

0.0

0.0

Paul Petrino

Idaho
Idaho

1

1-11

2.0

0.0

Todd Graham

Arizona State
Arizona State

2

18-9

1.0

0.0

Urban Meyer

Ohio State
Ohio State

2

24-2

0.0

0.0

Kevin Sumlin

Texas A&M
Texas A&M

2

20-6

0.0

0.0

Mark Hudspeth

Louisiana-Lafaeytte
UL Lafayette

3

27-12

0.0

0.0

David Shaw

Stanford
Stanford

3

34-7

0.0

0.0

Art Briles

Baylor
Baylor

6

44-32

0.0

0.0

Nick Saban

Alabama
Alabama

7

79-15

0.0

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

Bill Snyder

Kansas State
Kansas State

22

178-90-1

0.0

0.0

Bret Bielema

Arkansas
Arkansas

1

3-9

3.0

0.5

Sonny Dykes

California
California

1

1-11

3.0

0.5

Tommy Tuberville

Cincinnati
Cincinnati

1

9-4

1.0

0.5

Mark Stoops

Kentucky
Kentucky

1

2-10

2.5

0.5

Rod Carey

Northern Illlinois
Northern Illinois

1

12-2

0.5

0.5

P.J. Fleck

Western Michigan
Western Michigan

1

1-11

1.5

0.5

Tim DeRuyter

Fresno State
Fresno State

2

20-6

0.0

0.5

Hugh Freeze

Ole Miss
Ole Miss

2

15-11

1.5

0.5

Matt Campbell

Toledo
Toledo

2

17-9

0.5

0.5

Bill Blankenship

Tulsa
Tulsa

2

22-17

3.0

0.5

Jim Mora

UCLA
UCLA

2

19-8

0.5

0.5

Pete Lembo

Ball State
Ball State

3

25-13

0.5

0.5

Will Muschamp

Florida
Florida

3

22-16

4.0

0.5

Larry Coker

Texas-San Antonio
Texas-San Antonio

3

19-15

1.5

0.5

Todd Berry

Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe

4

23-26

3.0

0.5

David Cutcliffe

Duke
Duke

6

31-44

0.0

0.5

Steve Spurrier

South Carolina
South Carolina

9

77-39

0.0

0.5

Mike MacIntyre

Colorado
Colorado

1

4-8

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

Dave Doeren

N.C. State
North Carolina State

1

3-9

2.0

1.0

Darrell Hazell

Purdue
Purdue

1

1-11

3.0

1.0

Willie Taggart

South Florida
South Florida

1

2-10

1.5

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

Kliff Kingsbury

Texas Tech
Texas Tech

1

8-5

1.0

1.0

Rich Rodriguez

Arizona
Arizona

2

16-10

1.0

1.0

Bob Davie

New Mexico
New Mexico

2

7-18

2.5

1.0

Larry Fedora

UNC
North Carolina

2

15-10

2.0

1.0

Mike Leach

Washington State
Washington State

2

9-16

0.5

1.0

Al Golden

Miami (Fla.)
Miami (Fla.)

3

22-15

2.5

1.0

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame
Notre Dame

4

37-15

2.0

1.0

Paul Johnson

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech

5

47-33

2.5

1.0

Paul Rhoads

Iowa State
Iowa State

5

27-36

3.0

1.0

Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion
Old Dominion

5

46-14

0.0

1.0

Dabo Swinney

Clemson
Clemson

6

51-23

1.0

1.0

Troy Calhoun

Air Force
Air Force

7

49-41

3.5

1.0

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State
Michigan State

7

64-29

0.0

1.0

Les Miles

LSU
LSU

9

95-24

0.0

1.0

Frank Solich

Ohio
Ohio

9

66-50

1.5

1.0

Mark Richt

Georgia
Georgia

13

122-45

1.5

1.0

Mike Riley

Oregon State
Oregon State

13

88-73

1.0

1.0

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma
Oklahoma

15

160-39

1.0

1.0

Mark Helfrich

Oregon
Oregon

1

11-2

2.0

1.5

Ron Caragher

San Jose State
San Jose State

1

6-6

1.0

1.5

Paul Chryst

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh

2

13-13

1.5

1.5

Kyle Flood

Rutgers
Rutgers

2

15-11

3.5

1.5

Jerry Kill

MInnesota
Minnesota

3

17-21

0.5

1.5

Jimbo Fisher

Florida State
Florida State

4

45-10

0.0

1.5

June Jones

SMU
SMU

6

36-41

2.5

1.5

Ken Niumatalolo

Navy
Navy

7

49-30

0.0

1.5

Bronco Mendenhall

BYU
BYU

9

82-34

1.5

1.5

George O'Leary

UCF
UCF

9

72-56

1.5

1.5

Steve Addazio

Boston College
Boston College

1

7-6

0.5

2.0

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

Matt Rhule

Utah
Temple

1

2-10

1.5

2.0

Butch Jones

Tennessee
Tennessee

1

5-7

2.5

2.0

Matt Wells

Utah State
Utah State

1

9-5

0.5

2.0

Jim McElwain

Colorado State
Colorado State

2

12-14

0.5

2.0

Tony Levine

Houston
Houston

2

14-12

1.5

2.0

Justin Fuente

Memphis
Memphis

2

7-17

3.0

2.0

Curtis Johnson

Tulane
Tulane

2

9-16

1.5

2.0

Kevin Wilson

Indiana
Indiana

3

10-26

2.5

2.0

Dan McCarney

North Texas
North Texas

3

18-19

0.0

2.0

Rocky Long

San Diego State
San Diego State

3

25-14

3.0

2.0

Dennis Franchione

Texas State
Texas State

3

16-20

1.5

2.0

Ruffin McNeill

East Carolina
East Carolina

5

29-22

1.0

2.0

Dan Mullen

Mississippi State
Mississippi State

5

36-28

1.5

2.0

Larry Blakeney

Northwestern
Troy

23

175-104-1

2.0

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

Todd Monken

Southern Mississippi
Southern Mississippi

1

1-11

3.0

2.5

Gary Andersen

Wisconsin
Wisconsin

1

9-4

0.5

2.5

Terry Bowden

Akron
Akron

2

6-18

2.0

2.5

Brady Hoke

Michigan
Michigan

3

26-13

3.5

2.5

Dana Holgorsen

West Virginia
West Virginia

3

21-17

3.0

2.5

Doc Holliday

Marshall
Marshall

4

27-24

0.5

2.5

Bo Pelini

Nebraska
Nebraska

6

58-24

2.5

2.5

Rick Stockstill

MTSU
Middle Tennessee

8

51-49

1.0

2.5

Norm Chow

Hawaii
Hawaii

2

4-20

4.0

3.0

Charlie Weis

Kansas
Kansas

2

4-20

4.5

3.0

Jeff Quinn

Buffalo
Buffalo

4

18-33

1.5

3.0

Dan Enos

Central Michigan
Central Michigan

4

19-30

3.0

3.0

Mike London

Virginia
Virginia

4

18-31

4.5

3.0

Joey Jones

South Alabama
South Alabama

5

31-21

1.0

3.0

David Bailiff

New Mexico State
Rice

7

40-48

0.0

3.0

Kyle Whittingham

Utah
Utah

8

76-39

3.5

3.0

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa
Iowa

15

108-79

0.5

3.0

Ron Turner

FIU
Florida International

1

1-11

5.0

3.5

Randy Edsall

Maryland
Maryland

3

13-24

3.5

3.5

Tim Beckman

Illinois
Illinois

2

6-18

3.5

4.0

Gary Pinkel

Missouri
Missouri

13

102-63

1.0

4.0

Bobby Hauck

UNLV
UNLV

4

13-38

2.0

4.5

Scott Satterfield

App State
Appalachian State

1

4-8

1.0

N/A

Blake Anderson

Arkansas State
Arkansas State

--

0-0

0.5

N/A

Jeff Monken

Army
Army

--

0-0

1.0

N/A

Bryan Harsin

Boise
Boise State

--

0-0

1.0

N/A

Dino Babers

Bowling Green
Bowling Green

--

0-0

0.0

N/A

Bob Diaco

Connecticut
Connecticut

--

0-0

1.5

N/A

Chris Creighton

Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan

--

0-0

2.5

N/A

Charlie Partridge

FAU
Florida Atlantic

--

0-0

1.0

N/A

Willie Fritz

Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern

--

0-0

0.0

N/A

Bobby Petrino

Louisville
Louisville

--

0-0

1.5

N/A

Mark Whipple

UMass
Massachusetts

--

0-0

1.0

N/A

Chuck Martin

Miami (Ohio)
Miami (Ohio)

--

0-0

0.5

N/A

James Franklin

Penn State
Penn State

--

0-0

0.0

N/A

Steve Sarkisian

USC
Southern California

--

0-0

2.5

N/A

Charlie Strong

Texas
Texas

--

0-0

2.5

N/A

Bill Clark

UAB
UAB

--

0-0

1.0

N/A

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt

--

0-0

2.0

N/A

Dave Clawson

Wake Forest
Wake Forest

--

0-0

1.5

N/A

Chris Petersen

Washington
Washington

--

0-0

0.5

N/A

Jeff Brohm

Western Kentucky
Western Kentucky

--

0-0

1.0

N/A

Craig Bohl

Wyoming
Wyoming

--

0-0

0.0

N/A

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