Coaching Hot Seat 2011: Which Coaches Will Be in Serious Trouble After Week 8
The college football coaching carousel has officially started this season: Mike Locksley, Mike Stoops and Bob Toledo have already been let go in the middle of the season, and there may be more to follow.
While most of the changes will occur after the season is over, some games in Week 8 could help determine whether or not a coach is hired back next year.
Here are some of the coaches who could be on an even hotter seat after this weekend.
Boston College plays Virginia Tech this weekend and, considering how bad the Eagles have looked this season, “Spaz” may soon be on the way out.
Sure, they are without star running back Montel Harris, but that cannot compensate for their 1-5 record. With a loss to Duke and UCF already, who knows if this team will even get another win this season.
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Ole Miss has gotten worse with every year Houston Nutt has been the head coach, and this season is certainly no exception. The Rebels are 2-4 and may not win a single SEC game this season.
After four years, the time has come for Nutt to be let go, and a loss to Arkansas this week at home will only help to seal the deal.
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Withers is the current head coach at UNC, but considering how much talent this team has, and the lack of student support behind him, he won’t be around next season.
The Tar Heels play a red-hot Clemson team on the road next week, where they can beat just about anyone. His team did not come prepared against Miami last week, and it would be surprising to see anything else this week.