There are some big names and big time programs that may soon have coach openings. We’ll take a look at the hottest of seats heading into the 2022 college football season and some names that may surprise.
This is a look at the college football hot seat for all power 5 programs. We also have breakdowns for each coach by conference.
WIN NOW OR ELSE
1. Bryan Harsin – Auburn Tigers
We’re surprised he’s at the top of this list only because losing his job after last season seemed inevitable. It seemed like an odd fit from day one and, after one season, it doesn’t seem less odd.
2. Scott Frost – Nebraska Cornhuskers
This one is no secret. His contract was restructured to include a lower buyout if things don’t improve quickly. He really needs a 3-0 start to the season or things could get ugly. Can Casey Thompson save Frost’s job?
3. Steve Sarkisian – Texas Longhorns
It seemed Texas could’ve done better when they hired Sarkisian and it still does. The 2023 recruiting class is on fire, but Sarkisian may not get a chance to coach those recruits if things don’t turnaround quickly.
4. Herm Edwards – Arizona State Sun Devils
Frankly, we are surprised he’s still here. This was an interesting hire that has gone worse than anticipated. The record at 25-18 is okay, but not enough to overcome the off the field issues.
5. Mike Norvell – Florida State Seminoles
This will only be year 3 for Norvell, but the first two haven’t gone as expected. Things don’t get any easier with Florida State alum, Deion Sanders, doing well at Jackson State. Many Florida State boosters already have Sanders sitting in the head seat after this season.
6. Geoff Collins – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Collins is 9-25 at Georgia Tech. He’s found consistency, but unfortunately that’s with 3 wins in each of his 3 seasons. Their 2022 schedule doesn’t give Collins much of a chance to see another year.
THE SEAT IS GETTING UNCOMFORTABLE
Dino Babers – Syracuse Orangemen
Scott Satterfield – Louisville Cardinals
Clark Lea – Vanderbilt Commodores
Eli Drinkwitz – Missouri Tigers
David Shaw – Stanford Cardinal
Chip Kelly – UCLA Bruins
Jeff Fisch – Arizona Wildcats
Neal Brown – West Virginia Mountaineers
Tom Allen – Indiana Hoosiers