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2011 Hot Seat Ratings: Coach by coach

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Below is a list of the College Football Hot Seat Ratings for the 2011-12 season. Only one coach got the dreaded "5" rating -- Washington State's Paul Wulff, who has a record of 5-32 at the school. New Mexico's Mike Locksley has a 4.5, while Illinois' Ron Zook, Tulane's Bob Toledo and UCLA's Rick Neuheisel all have ratings of 4.

Hot Seat Key Rating
Rating What it means Coaches
0-0.5 Don't even think it -- can't be touched 32
1-1.5 Very safe -- change highly unlikely 40
2-2.5 Safe -- solid position 33
3-3.5 On the bubble -- you never know 10
4-4.5 Warm seat -- feeling the pressure 4
5 On the hot seat -- it's time to win now 1

Note: The number of years in the chart below includes the upcoming season.

TeamCoachYearsRecordRating
Air ForceTroy Calhoun534-180.5
AkronRob Ianello21-112.0
AlabamaNick Saban538-110.0
ArizonaMike Stoops840-452.5
Arizona StateDennis Erickson525-243.5
ArkansasBobby Petrino423-151.0
Arkansas StateHugh Freeze10-01.5
ArmyRich Ellerson312-130.5
AuburnGene Chizik322-50.0
Ball StatePete Lembo10-01.0
BaylorArt Briles415-222.0
Boise StateChris Petersen661-50.5
Boston CollegeFrank Spaziani316-111.5
Bowling GreenDave Clawson39-162.5
BuffaloJeff Quinn22-102.5
BYUBronco Mendenhall756-211.0
CaliforniaJeff Tedford1072-422.0
Central MichiganDan Enos23-92.0
CincinnatiButch Jones24-82.5
ClemsonDabo Swinney419-152.5
ColoradoJon Embree10-01.0
Colorado StateSteve Fairchild413-243.5
ConnecticutPaul Pasqualoni10-01.0
DukeDavid Cutcliffe412-242.5
East CarolinaRuffin McNeill26-72.0
Eastern MichiganRon English32-222.5
FloridaWill Muschamp10-00.5
Florida AtlanticHoward Schnellenberger1157-632.5
Florida InternationalMario Cristobal416-330.5
Florida StateJimbo Fisher210-40.5
Fresno StatePat Hill15108-711.5
GeorgiaMark Richt1196-343.5
Georgia TechPaul Johnson426-141.0
HawaiiGreg McMackin423-181.5
HoustonKevin Sumlin423-161.0
IdahoRobb Akey517-331.0
IllinoisRon Zook728-454.0
IndianaKevin Wilson10-02.0
IowaKirk Ferentz1389-600.5
Iowa StatePaul Rhoads312-131.0
KansasTurner Gill23-93.5
Kansas StateBill Snyder20149-80-10.5
Kent StateDarrell Hazel10-01.0
KentuckyJoker Phillips26-71.5
Louisiana-LafayetteMark Hudspeth10-01.5
Louisiana-MonroeTodd Berry15-71.0
LSULes Miles762-172.5
Louisiana TechSonny Dykes15-71.5
LouisvilleCharlie Strong27-60.5
MarshallDoc Holliday25-71.5
MarylandRandy Edsall10-02.0
MemphisLarry Porter21-113.0
Miami (Fla.)Al Golden10-01.5
Miami (Ohio)Don Treadwell10-01.0
MichiganBrady Hoke10-01.0
Michigan StateMark Dantonio533-190.5
Middle TennesseeRick Stockstill633-302.0
MinnesotaJerry Kill10-00.5
MississippiHouston Nutt422-163.0
Mississippi StateDan Mullen314-110.0
MissouriGary Pinkel1177-491.0
NavyKen Niumatalolo527-140.5
NebraskaBo Pelini530-120.5
NevadaChris Ault27219-97-10.0
New MexicoMike Locksley32-224.5
New Mexico StateDeWayne Walker35-202.5
North CarolinaButch Davis528-233.0
N.C. StateTom O'Brien525-252.0
North TexasDan McCarney10-00.5
Northern IllinoisDave Doeren10-00.5
NorthwesternPat Fitzgerald634-290.0
Notre DameBrian Kelly28-51.0
OhioFrank Solich740-361.5
Ohio StateLuke Fickell10-03.5
OklahomaBob Stoops13129-310.0
Oklahoma StateMike Gundy747-291.0
OregonChip Kelly322-40.0
Oregon StateMike Riley1169-541.0
Penn StateJoe Paterno46401-135-32.0
PittsburghTodd Graham10-01.0
PurdueDanny Hope39-152.0
RiceDavid Bailiff519-302.5
RutgersGreg Schiano1159-631.5
San Diego StateRocky Long213-122.5
San Jose StateMike MacIntyre21-122.0
South CarolinaSteve Spurrier744-330.0
South FloridaSkip Holtz28-51.0
Southern CaliforniaLane Kiffin28-52.0
Southern MississippiLarry Fedora422-170.5
SMUJune Jones416-230.0
StanfordDavid Shaw10-01.5
SyracuseDoug Marrone312-130.5
TempleSteve Addazio10-01.5
TennesseeDerek Dooley26-73.0
TexasMack Brown14133-342.0
Texas A&MMike Sherman419-192.0
Texas ChristianGary Patterson1298-280.0
Texas-El PasoMike Price740-452.5
Texas TechTommy Tuberville28-51.5
ToledoTim Beckman313-121.0
TroyLarry Blakeney21161-82-10.0
TulaneBob Toledo513-354.0
TulsaBill Blankenship10-01.0
UABNeil Callaway515-333.0
UCFGeorge O'Leary845-441.5
UCLARick Neuheisel415-224.0
UNLVBobby Hauck22-112.5
UtahKyle Whittingham757-200.0
Utah StateGary Anderson38-162.5
VanderbiltJames Franklin10-02.0
VirginiaMike London24-81.5
Virginia TechFrank Beamer25198-95-20.0
Wake ForestJim Grobe1162-601.5
WashingtonSteve Sarkisian312-130.5
Washington StatePaul Wulff45-325.0
West VirginiaDana Holgorsen10-01.5
Western KentuckyWillie Taggart22-102.0
Western MichiganBill Cubit740-331.5
WisconsinBret Bielema649-160.0
WyomingDave Christensen310-152.5


Anyone in need of a credential from all the BCS title games? Dennis Dodd has them. In three decades in the business, he's covered everything from the Olympics to Stanley Cup to conference realignment. Just get him on campus in a press box in the fall. His heart lies with college football.
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