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10 College Football Coaches On The Hot Seat This Season

10 College Football Coaches On The Hot Seat This Season

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Everyone knows that coaches are hired to be fired, and there certainly are some coaches who need to be worried about their job security this fall. Each and every season in every sport, some coaches are coaching for their jobs or starting to feel the pressure that comes with being the head coach at a prominent university. Here now are 10 college football coaches who are on the hot seat in 2014.

10. Tim Beckman, Illinois (6-18, Two Seasons)

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10. Tim Beckman, Illinois (6-18, Two Seasons)

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Tim Beckman won 16 games in his final two seasons at Toledo, but hasn't had the same success at Illinois. The Fighting Illini are 1-15 in Big Ten games and have allowed an average of 37.9 points per game in those contests. The Fighting Illini have fallen apart ever since their Rose Bowl appearance in 2007.

9. Norm Chow, Hawaii (4-20, Two Seasons)

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9. Norm Chow, Hawaii (4-20, Two Seasons)

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In Norm Chow's second season as head coach, Hawaii posted a 1-11 record. Hawaii was a once-proud program, but they have now slipped to the bottom of the Mountain West Conference. Chow used to be an offensive genius at USC, but has been nothing more than a mediocre coach since leaving the Trojans.

8. Bill Blankenship, Tulsa (22-17, Three Seasons)

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8. Bill Blankenship, Tulsa (22-17, Three Seasons)

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A long-time high school coach, Bill Blankenship went 19-8 in his first two seasons in Tulsa, but the Golden Flashes finished just 3-9 last season. The Golden Hurricanes have normally done well against traditional powers in the past, but 2013 saw the Golden Hurricanes lost to the likes of Rice, Tulane and North Texas, no real juggernauts.

7. Mike London, Virginia (18-31, Four Seasons)

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7. Mike London, Virginia (18-31, Four Seasons)

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The Virginia Cavaliers have been a respectable college football program in the past, but they have nowhere near that level in the Mike London era. Virginia went winless (0-8) in the ACC for the first time since 1981 and won just two games last season. Only one of the Cavs' 10 defeats came by less than 10 points.

6. Kevin Wilson, Indiana (10-26, Three Seasons)

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6. Kevin Wilson, Indiana (10-26, Three Seasons)

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Indiana has made significant progress under Kevin Wilson, a former Bob Stoops assistant at Oklahoma, but in three seasons, the Hoosiers have yet to earn a bowl bid. The offense will continue to be dynamic even after losing Cody Latimer to the NFL, but the defense still needs significant improvement. In each of Wilson's three seasons, the Hoosiers have finished last in the Big Ten in total defense.

5. Kyle Flood, Rutgers (15-11, Two Seasons)

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5. Kyle Flood, Rutgers (15-11, Two Seasons)

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Kyle Flood has a winning record and took Rutgers to back-to-back bowl games, but after a 9-4 2012 season, the Scarlet Knights finished 6-7 in 2013. Rutgers did not beat a single team that won more than five games in 2013 and finished in the bottom half of the American Athletic Conference in both offense and defense. This does not bode well for the Scarlet Knights, as they enter their first season in the Big Ten.

4. Dana Hologorsen, West Virginia (21-17, Three Seasons)

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4. Dana Hologorsen, West Virginia (21-17, Three Seasons)

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Dana Holgorsen has won 21 games in his first three seasons, but the Mountaineers are trending in the wrong direction. They won 10 games in 2011, but only four in 2013. Without Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, the offense hasn't been as explosive as it was in the past and the defense is still struggling. Last season, the Mountaineers allowed averages of 510.3 yards per game and 37.7 points per game in Big 12 play.

3. Bo Pelini, Nebraska (58-24, Six Seasons)

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3. Bo Pelini, Nebraska (58-24, Six Seasons)

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Under Bo Pelini, Nebraska has won nine games or more in each of the Pelini's six seasons, but the Cornhuskers have lost exactly four games in each of those seasons. At a former powerhouse like Nebraska, 9-4 records won't get the job done and the pressure is on Pelini to start winning Big Ten titles.

2. Charlie Weis, Kansas (4-20, Two Seasons)

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2. Charlie Weis, Kansas (4-20, Two Seasons)

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Charlie Weis' tenure with the Jayhawks has not gone well. In just two seasons, Kansas is 1-17 in Big 12 games and finished last in the Big 12 in total offense in both of Weis' seasons. Weis doesn't have to turn Kansas into a Big 12 juggernaut, but they have to show significant improvement in 2014, or else Weis will be gone.

1. Will Muschamp, Florida (22-16, Three Seasons)

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1. Will Muschamp, Florida (22-16, Three Seasons)

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The Gators had perhaps their worst season in program history in 2013. Florida fell to 4-8 and had two terrible losses at home to Vanderbilt and Georgia Southern. Under Will Muschamp last season, the Gators finished 115th in the nation in total offense and scored just 25 touchdowns all season. In two of Muschamp's three seasons, the Gators have had a losing record in the SEC.

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