College football coaches on the hot seat in Week 4

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Sep 5, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Louisville Cardinals head coach Bobby Petrino reacts on the sideline against the Auburn Tigers during the third quarter in the 2015 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Bobby Petrino – Louisville Cardinals

2014 Record: 9-4
2015 Record: 0-3
Seat Temperature: Scorching

If you don’t think Bobby Petrino was already on a probationary status at Louisville, you don’t read the papers much. He’s back at Louisville because Charlie Strong left, and because Petrino sweet-talked and convinced Tom Jurich that he had mended his wicked ways and was a new man.

New man or not, the Cardinals are reeling in 2015 and off to their first 0-3 start since Ronald Reagan was in the Oval Office. The master of the spread offense is being dominated by opposing defenses, and there doesn’t look to be a lot of hope this season.

Short of running the table and making a splash in a big bowl game, there may not be a way to save Petrino’s job this year, and if the Cardinals move to 0-4, he’ll be knocking on Western Kentucky’s door for a return engagement with the Hilltoppers.

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