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


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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