Coaching in the SEC is unlike coaching in any other conference. The fans, students, alumni and administration of each SEC school starve for the SEC championship and the national championship every year. Saturdays are pressure packed for each coach in the prestigious conference.
Just one average season or big loss can get you fired in the SEC. Just ask Mike Shula or Tommy Tuberville. Every year we see at least one coach get axed or resign from their position at the end of the year.
SEC coaches on the hot seat must be prepared in non-conference games. Losing a big opening game can get the whole fanbase down and put the coach closer to the edge.
Who's under the most pressure to win their big non-conference game in 2011? Would a huge loss get them fired? Here is a look at the coaches under the most pressure in non-conference play.