"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival."
- Winston Churchill
One of the hardest things a program can suffer is losing seasons. In the nature of all things football, winning is survival as death is measured in field goals, two-point conversions, and clock-management.
It's how coaches and athletic directors get their walking papers. It's how players transfer, or just give up.
Any combination of these things finds you a program that is walking on thin ice. The stronger teams find a way to make it across, while others fall through and sink into the cold murky depths hoping for a life-line.
These programs, listed randomly, find themselves experiencing troubles of various sorts that could lead to their downfall. This season could be the beginning of the end for these coaches and their once great programs.
It's make it or break it time for these storied institutions.
Who will fall and who will rise from the ashes?