5 college football coaches under the most pressure in 2024

The dust has settled since Nick Saban announced his retirement, new coaches are in their positions and gearing up for the 2024 season. So looking at the coaching landscape, who is under the most pressure heading into the 2024 season?

Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier and Florida Gators quarterback Graham Mertz (15) talk during a timeout in their game against Georgia.
Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier and Florida Gators quarterback Graham Mertz (15) talk during a timeout in their game against Georgia. / Matt Pendleton / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Deion Sanders. 4. player. . . Deion Sanders. College coaches under pressure. . . 514

Deion Sanders is heading into his second season as the head coach at Colorado. The former Jackson State head coach was like a magnet for the media. When the NFL Hall of Famer made the move to Colorado, a lot of his former players hit the transfer portal and went with him.

Sanders has always been one to speak his mind. He also does not care what others say about him, he will just continue with his day like nothing happens. So the move to Colorado was a shock with how well Sanders was doing at Jackson State. So when he arrived in Colorado, the buzz was high. His son followed his dad and Sanders immediately made him the starting quarterback.

Colorado started the 2023 season by taking down TCU, a team that was in the College Football Playoff the previous year. It was a close game that the Buffaloes won late, but what a lot of people failed to remember was that the TCU team was not the same team that played in the CFP, they had lost a lot of players.

The Buffaloes then beat a Nebraska team that has been struggling for as long as I can remember and then had to go to overtime to take down Colorado State. Then started the downfall.

In Pac-12 play, Deion Sanders and Colorado went 1-8 and finished last in the conference. All the hype around Sanders and everything he was going to do at Colorado was quickly forgotten about midway through the season.

So as Colorado moves to the Big 12, Sanders has a lot to answer for. Can he do it at a higher level? Can he produce what he promised? I think this year will be a very telling year and a year filled with pressure for him and Colorado. He has to prove he can do it at a high level and that is where the pressure comes from.