College football gives teams 12 games and possibly a conference championship to prove that they are worthy of the highest honor: a shot at a national title. The BCS bowls are also high honors, but everyone is chasing the crystal football at the top of the sport.
Coaches, assistants and players are all expected to perform at a high level every single week, as one loss can mean the difference between a national title and a consolation bowl. If anybody's performance slips enough, his job is in danger, from the top to the bottom of the hierarchy.
Here are five players who are on a hot seat of some kind for Week 5. Some are in danger of losing their jobs permanently, and others are simply trying to avoid a career-defining Garrett Gilbert situation at all costs.