College Football Coaching Hot Seat: 4 Coaches Who Need a Win Today

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IOctober 8, 2011

College Football Coaching Hot Seat: 4 Coaches Who Need a Win Today

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    With the first month of the 2011 season in the books, there are some coaches across the country that wish that we could just skip from the month of August to October, in order to avoid any attention focused on their September headaches.

    As this Saturday’s slate of games are about to get underway this afternoon, the following coaches are sitting in their office or locker room looking to pull out a win today, hoping that they can leave their past month of disappointments behind them.

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Mike Sherman, Texas A&M

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    Record: 2-2 (Lost Two Straight)

    After winning the first two games of the season, Texas A&M looked to be on track to have a great season—their last in the Big 12 before moving to the Southeastern Conference for the 2012 season.

    After two collapses against Oklahoma State and Arkansas, the Aggies are mired back in last place in the Big 12, and some of those that make up the 12th man might be looking to leave Mike Sherman behind, just like their current conference next season.

Jimbo Fisher, Florida State

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    Record: 2-2 (Lost Two Straight)

    Before the 2011 season began, there were high expectations for Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles, as the team seemed loaded with enough talent to chase an ACC title or more this season.

    After losses to Oklahoma and Clemson, the spirits in Tallahassee are a little down from what they were in August, but with games against lower-tier ACC teams coming up, FSU will be on the rebound until their big season finale game against rival Florida.

Rick Neuheisel, UCLA

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    Record: 2-3 (Lost One)

    Ever since Rick Neuheisel took over the UCLA program in 2008, the coach has lived in the hot seat, as his teams have only finished over .500 once in 2009 and haven’t finished better than eighth in his time in the Pac-10.

    There has already been talk around the Los Angeles area of who will be the Bruins' next coach, and we haven't even reached the middle of the current season. Poor Rick Neuheisel.

Gary Pinkell, Missouri

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    Record: 2-2 (Lost One)

    While there is talk of the Tigers hopefully taking their talents to the SEC, Gary Pinkel and Missouri haven’t been doing a good job this season in showcasing their 2011 program, as the team has lost to the Oklahoma Sooners and were upset by Arizona State in September.

    With big games remaining this season against Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Texas, the seat that Coach Pinkel is sitting on just might reach scorching temperatures in Columbia.