In most coaching jobs in Division I football you get hired and you hope to win enough games that you can leave when you want to leave. But that is not usually the case.
For every Joe Paterno, there is a coach who gets fired before he feels he had a chance to put a stamp on the program.
Heck, even if you make it somewhere for years, like Bobby Bowden, you might get pushed out earlier than you want to leave.
Because of this annually we look out for the hot seat list. These are coaches who feel the noose tightening around their necks, but, with some key wins, get to survive and fight another year.
Here are some of those unfortunate candidates.