Five SEC Football Coaches on the Hot Seat This Season
Well, it’s that time of the year: time for the NCAA Tournament, spring football, and making predictions on which coaches will be feeling the heat this fall.
As most of you know, life in the SEC is never easy. Any coach can have a great season one year and be looking for work the next year.
These five coaches all have some success in recent years, but if history tells us fans anything, it's that success is fleeting in the SEC.
The South Carolina head coach has been getting a pass now for the last few years, but you have to wonder if his hall pass is about to be revoked.
A lot of experts feel this could be the Gamecocks' year, especially with Florida, along with Georgia and Tennessee, expected to be down, but it will be interesting to watch the Gamecocks faithful's reaction if they fall flat on their faces again this year, which will probably happen.
Speaking of falling flat on their faces, Houston Nutt. Why, do you ask, is the Ole Miss head coach on here?
Well, for basically doing what he did at Arkansas: turning the expectations of a supposedly great team into low expectations.
Last year was supposed to be the Rebels' year; unfortunately, as usual, they choked. Nutt seems to thrive when he isn’t under pressure like he was last year, but it’s going to hard for the Rebels to repeat even last year’s record, especially with a new starting quarterback.
Rebel fans want to compete for the West this year; sorry to say it won’t happen.
Okay, Auburn fans, before you blow your top, let me explain.
Expectations are high in Auburn again this year not only because of last year’s record, but also because of an excellent recruiting class and the arrival of Cam Newton, who is supposed to be the savior of the Tiger offense.
Auburn fans are expecting Nick Saban/Urban Meyer-type results this year. Anything less and Chizik’s third year at Auburn may be his last—ask Tommy Tuberville.
Mark Richt has been riding this hot seat for the last couple of years despite winning a couple of SEC titles and finishing second one year.
The Georgia Bulldog head coach is walking a fine line, and this year could be IT for him; getting rid of Willie Martinez probably saved his job.
Now, the question is, can new defensive coordinator Tom Grantham help him keep it?
Raise your hand if you didn’t see this coming.
LSU fans are not happy with Miles. The Mad Hatter, who many thought would keep alive the Tigers' legacy of not only dominating the SEC West but also competing for a national championship, is simply not cutting it of late.
It doesn’t help that the Tigers that their ex-coach and SEC West rival just won a national championship either.
Tiger fans won’t stand for another year of dumb mistakes, bad play-calling, or terrible time management. Miles needs to get it together, or he’ll be sent packing.