College Coaches on The Hot Seat: Whos Burning Up?

Ben WeixlmannSenior Writer ISeptember 9, 2008

There are several coaches who are beginning to feel the seat warmers.


Burning up

Tommy Bowden, Clemson. After a poor Week One showing against Alabama, his Tigers looked sluggish in the first half against The Citadel. Bowden needs to get his boys in line before this weekend, because the ACC starts in Week Three.

Ty Willingham, Washington. So, he was close to a victory last weekend against BYU. Now, though, his team is 0-2, and the pressure is mounting. Not to mention, Oklahoma comes into town next weekend.

Paul Wulff, Washington State. Can a Pac-10 team really be this bad? Apparently so. A 39-13 loss to Oklahoma State was followed by a 66-3 drubbing at the hands of the Cal Bears. When will this misery end? Wulff will probably be job searching at the end of this year.

Greg Robinson, Syracuse. So, most Orange fans thought his job was gone after last year, but with two more losses this year, Robinson's job will be up for grabs soon.


Heating up

Bill Stewart, WVU. His offense looked inept, and his team is now barely still in the Top 25. Morgantown won't be happy if the Mountaineers lose another one like the 24-3 domination in Week Two.

Jim Tressel, Ohio State. I know this seems preposterous even to me. That being said, getting whooped in two straight title games, and a close game with Ohio, Tressel might be sweating a little bit. If the Trojans dominate his Buckeyes, Columbus might be looking elsewhere for a head coach.

Shane Montgomery, Miami (Ohio). He didn't even win a home game in his first year with the RedHawks three seasons ago. Montgomery has got to go if the RedHawks want to build another Roethlisberger dynasty. After a disappointing loss to Vanderbilt at home, they lost to a lackluster Michigan bunch. If they go under .500 in the MAC, Montgomery is toast.