Post Week 2 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings
Top 10 Coaches on the Post Week 2 Coaches Hot Seat Rankings
1. Dan Hawkins, Colorado – We had two members of Coaches Hot Seat in Berkeley on Saturday to watch what has to be called the “Where in the Hell are the Buffaloes?” debacle against Cal. Colorado just flat-out failed to show up at Cal and that puts Dan Hawkins rear-end on the Hottest Seat in the country and if the Buffs don’t show up to play WAC member Hawaii this Saturday in Boulder things are going to get very ugly on the Front Range. Dan Hawkins is now 17 – 34 in his fifth season at CU and any coach at a Bogus BCS conference school with that kind of record should be on the Hot Seat and that is exactly where Dan Hawkins finds himself right now. After Hawaii, CU has Georgia, at Missouri, Baylor, Texas Tech, at Oklahoma, at Kansas, Iowa State, Kansas State and at Nebraska and we are telling everyone right now that if Colorado plays like they did in Berkeley they will not win another game this season. Colorado is a very good job and it may very well be open come December of this year and if that reality doesn’t get the coaches at CU focused…nothing will.
2. Tim Brewster, Minnesota – One would think that a coach in his fourth year at a Big Ten school would have his team up and ready to play each and every game, but especially at home against a team like I-A South Dakota, but Tim Brewster did not have his team ready to play and USD put up 41 POINTS ON A BIG TEN TEAM in THEIR HOME STADIUM! In the real world Tim Brewster would have been fired before he got to locker room after the game, but there are all kinds of excuses that can be made for flat-out not coaching your team and having them prepared to play the game of football and there are also plenty of Candy Asses around that are willing and able to excuse anything as long as everyone can hold hands and sing Kumbaya at the end of the day. This is all very simple: Tim Brewster is 15 – 25 in his fourth season at Minnesota and he is 1 – 1 in 2010 and he has coming up: USC, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, at Wisconsin, at Purdue, Penn State, Ohio State, at Michigan State, at Illinois and Iowa and if Tim Brewster wants to be the head coach at UM in 2011 he better find a way to win at A MINIMUM 5 of his next 10 games (Our friends in Minnesota tell us that Brewster really needs 8 wins in 2010 to be back for next season so take that for what it’s worth). Good Luck with that!
3. Paul Wulff, Washington State – 23 – 22. That was the score in Washington State’s win over a mediocre I-AA team Montana State in Pullman! Wow! We here at CHS predicted Washington State to go 1 – 11 in 2010, but we thought that the Cougars would easily be able to handle Montana State and with the schedule that WSU has left: at SMU, USC, at UCLA, Oregon, Arizona, at Stanford, at Arizona State, Cal, at Oregon State and Washington and based upon the Cougs very on play we don’t think there is a chance in Hell that WSU will win another game this season. If Washington State does 1 – 11 in 2010 then there will be a new head football coach in Pullman come December and there should be. Mike Price proved that a head coach can field and winning football team at WSU and all of these losses should not be accepted at any Pac-10 school, especially one in Washington State that has been such a solid winner in the past.
4. Butch Davis, North Carolina – What has been lost in all the NCAA problems and accusations at North Carolina is that Butch Davis in his fourth season in Chapel Hill is 20 – 19 and if a 20 – 19 record is acceptable at UNC then they have really dumbed down expectations for the Tar Heels football program. Even if there were no NCAA problems facing Butch Davis and the UNC football program Davis would be under the gun this season if he did not win lots of football games and this coming Saturday North Carolina will get to show if it can win in what everyone now knows is a paper tiger in the ACC conference. First up is Georgia Tech for the Tar Heels and Butch Davis has never needed a win more in his coaching career. If Kansas in first year coach Turner Gill can beat the Yellow Jackets then UNC should be able to as well and with a game at Rutgers looming in Week 3 this Saturday is a BIG, BIG game for everyone in Chapel Hill. This is all very simple: Butch Davis better find a way to win some football games at UNC in 2010 or he will just give the North Carolina administration another reason to go find a new head football coach and it seems like they already have several of those reasons in their inbox right now
5. Mike Locksley, New Mexico – After losing to Texas Tech at home on Saturday 52 – 17, Mike Locksley is now 1 – 13 in his second season at UNM and that kind of record is just not acceptable at any school, but certainly not one like New Mexico that had a pretty decent run under former HC Rocky Long. In two games UNM has now given up 124 points and if that kind of giving up points trend continues Locksley is going to find his rear-end in really hot water as the season progresses. It doesn’t get easier for the Lobos with Utah up next and then a very BIG game at UNLV in Week 4. The reason that the game against UNLV in Week 4 is so big is that the Rebels have a first year coach in Bobby Hauck and Locksley just cannot let it be seen that in his second year at UNM is even behind an UNLV team that has a first year coach….not even considering that Locksley took over a football program at New Mexico that was in much better shape than what Hauck is dealing with at Vegas. Mike Locksley and his Lobos need some wins… and soon!
6. Ron Zook, Illinois – After a tough loss against Missouri in Week 1, Zooker and his Illini bounced back in Week 2 against I-AA Southern Illinois and now they have a chance to win 2 straight games with a win over MAC team Northern Illinois before they get into Big Ten play against Ohio State in Week 4. Just using the eye test Illinois looks like a much better team in 2010 and this week against NIU is very important for Illinois because they need to keep getting better as the season progresses and a loss to any MAC team would be a step backwards. Games against Ohio State, at Penn State and at Michigan State are just over the horizon but first up is NIU and this is a MUST WIN game for Ron Zook and his Illinois football team.
7. Todd Dodge, North Texas – After losing to Rice 32 – 31 at home, North Texas’ HC Todd Dodge finds himself squarely on the Hot Seat and anyone that is 5 – 33 in his fourth season at a I-A job should be on the Hot Seat. A few of us here at Coaches Hot Seat actually got to see Dodge’s Southlake Carroll high school football teams play a few times when Dodge was winning lots of games and piling up Texas state titles, but for whatever reason that success on the high school level has not transferred to the college game. The biggest problem for Dodge is that he is 0 – 2 on the year and he has the following games coming up: at Army, at FAU, La. Lafayette, Arkansas State, FIU, at Western Kentucky, Troy, at Middle Tennessee, at La. Monroe and Kansas State and Dodge needs 6 wins out of those remaining 10 games to hold onto his job and we don’t see how in the world he and the Mean Green are going to do that. Todd Dodge probably needs 6 wins in 2010 or the North Texas may be another job that opens up come December 2010 and we have no doubt that Todd Dodge coaching skills will again be in heavy demand at about 100 high schools that will be desperate to hire one of the best high schools coaches in the country. As for Dodge as a quality college coach….not yet it seems….
8. Mike Sherman, Texas A&M – The Cupcake Tour continues at Texas A&M as Mike Sherman and the Aggies continue to load up on teams that they have no business playing while lots of other I-A schools are playing teams that actually field teams with legitimate football programs. Mike Sherman is now 12 – 15 in his third season at Texas A&M and here is the “Cupcake Check” for Sherman’s tenure in College Station:
Mike Sherman – 12 – 15 record at A&M
Cupcake Wins – “Cupcake Check”
2008 – New Mexico, Army (Lost to Cupcake Arkansas State)
2009 – New Mexico, Utah State, UAB
2010 – Stephen F. Austin, La. Tech (with FIU still to play)
Mike Sherman has 12 total wins at A&M
7 of those wins came against CUPCAKES!
Mike Sherman’s Cupcake Win Ratio: 58.3 percent of Sherman’s wins came against Cupcakes and he even lost to 1 Cupcake in Arkansas State!
If A&M beats FIU in Week 3, and if they lost to FIU Sherman should be fired right after the game, Sherman’s Cupcake Win Ratio will be..
This is Texas A&M football? Please, Texas A&M and the Aggies used to have the guts to play real football teams but now A&M is nothing more than let’s find the biggest Cupcakes and pile up some wins for our weak head coach.
The football season for Texas A&M begins on Thursday September 30 at Oklahoma State and until Mike Sherman proves that his Aggies can beat someone besides at Cupcake his rear-end will remain on the Hot Seat! Someone in College Station please email us when Texas A&M gets back in the football business because right now they are nothing more than running a Cupcake Shop!
9. Ralph Friedgen, Maryland – Ralph Friedgen and Maryland are now 2 – 0 after beating I-AA Cupcake Morgan State in Week 2 but the Terps get back in the big leagues in Week 3 with a game at West Virginia. With FIU and Duke up next after the West Virginia game for Maryland the Terps have a chance to get off to a 5 – 0 start….if they can beat the Mountaineers on the road in Morgantown. Yes, the West Virginia game is a BIG ONE for Friedgen and the Terps because a win could get their head coach off the Hot Seat, a Hot Seat by the way that Ralph has been on for what seems like a lifetime! Play hard Maryland!
10. Greg McMackin, Hawaii – Greg McMackin and Hawaii took advantage of an Army miscue at the end of the game on Saturday to get a very big win on the road and now the Warriors have another big game on Saturday at Colorado. Who knows if Colorado will show up against Hawaii, but what we do know is that there is more hitting going on a 10 year girls’ tea party than what Colorado brought to the Cal game this past Saturday and if the Buffs keep playing like a bunch of Candy Asses then they might not win another game this season. Hawaii and McMackin have a chance here to get off to a nice start in 2010 and if they are smart they will just try to jump all over the Buffs and take CU and their fans out of the game early because it has been shown that CU will quit if you pop them in the mouth and that is just what we would do if we were Hawaii: Pop CU in the mouth and the Colorado crowd will just empty out and head to Pearl Street in Boulder, which looks like where the Colorado players have been spending too much time of late.