Another college football season will soon be upon us, and while coaches making their debuts—Luke Fickell, Brady Hoke, Will Muschamp, Dana Holgorsen and the rest of the newbies—will have a bright spotlight, so will a handful coaches who might be making their farewells.
They've each reached a hot-seat-like position for a variety of reasons, but that doesn't mean that they're beyond redemption. Some of these men have enjoyed plenty of recent success or haven't been on the job terribly long. But they still have some demanding fans and boosters to please.
Inside is a look at 10 coaches who—right or wrong—face a pivotal, make-or-break schedule in 2011.
How many will survive? Who knows, but right now, they control their own destiny...in December, they won't.