As the season approaches, these are the college football coaches who just might be fighting for their jobs in the 2020 regular season.
If we learned anything from this past season, universities will fire you early in the season (Chris Ash, Rutgers), fire you after two seasons (Chad Morris, SMU and Willie Taggart, FSU), or loom the threat of firing you over your head all season (every Auburn coach ever).
We also learned the coaching carousel can spin all the way to spring ball. In my Robert DeNiro voice from the movie Men of Honor, “I don’t know why anyone would want to be a college football coach.“
Seriously, the coaches on this list fit one of two categories. You are either coaching for your job this season, or you are one repeat season from coaching for your job. For example, we know USC Trojan head coach Clay Helton is coaching for his job this year.
On the other hand, Tom Herman — barring a 1-11 season — is not coaching for his, but he will in 2021 if he goes 8-5 again.
Let’s hope no one gets fired in September this season.
Here are the 10 coaches on the hot seat entering the 2020 season.