College Football 2012: 10 Coaches Who Could Be Bowl-Eligible and Still Be Fired

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College Football 2012: 10 Coaches Who Could Be Bowl-Eligible and Still Be Fired
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It's a cut-throat world in the current era of college football. Coaches used to be given five years to build a program, but that time frame has dwindled down to three years, and in some cases two. Rick Neuheisel took UCLA to the inaugural Pac-12 Championship Game, but was dismissed prior to that game. Illinois coach Ron Zook was also fired despite making a bowl game.

Last year's turnover rate is far from an anomaly, thanks to the ever increasing demand on coaches to win and win big. Expect similar firings to occur after the 2012 seasons.

Here are 10 who coaches who might need to do more than just reach the postseason to weaken the fire underneath their seats.

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