10 College Football Coaches Who Must Become Bowl-Eligible in 2012 (or Else)

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10 College Football Coaches Who Must Become Bowl-Eligible in 2012 (or Else)
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College football has really earned the pejorative title of the “everybody gets a ribbon” sport over the past several years.

After all, 70 of the 120 FBS programs were invited to play in a bowl game after the 2011 season. Aren't bowl games supposed to be a reward for a job well done?

If so, why did over 58 percent of all teams make the “postseason” last year?

But as laughable as it is to argue that bowl games are still rewards for a successful season, it's worth mentioning that there were still 50 programs that failed to earn a bowl trip after the 2011 season—and not all of those could be classified as “small-time” programs.

Each year, we inevitably talk about the coaches who find themselves on the hot seat. You can bet 2012 will be no different.

All of the coaches on this list can be considered on a seat of varying warmth, but one this is absolutely clear about these men: No bowl will equal no job.

Here's a list of 10 college football coaches who have to become bowl eligible in 2012.

Or else...

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