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These coaches are on the hottest of hot seats.
Southern Mississippi – Ellis Johnson
It’s hard to take over a team that went 12 – 2 last season and turn that team into a winless 0 – 9 team. If Ellis Johnson returns next season, it’ll be a miracle. No one has done less with what the previous coach had given him. Even though quarterback Austin Davis is gone there is absolutely no way that this team should lose to Marshall, Rice, and UAB.
Auburn – Gene Chizik
The Auburn coach can’t seem to squeak out a win over anyone. Maybe that 5 – 16 record at Iowa State probably should have had a little more significance in his hiring? Who’s to say that some other coach couldn’t have paid recruited Cam Newton to sign with the Tigers and won a BCS title with him. Auburn fans may need to forget that title because Chizik is heading the wrong way. Either way, Chizik may end up getting one more year to try and turn things around while Auburn waits for his buyout to drop to 5 million.
Tennessee – Derek Dooley
Dooley’s seat was warm when he was hired and he’s never really been given a fair chance by Vols fans, now that they are 4 – 5, not that bad really when compared to Gene Chizik’s 2 – 7 above, the Tennessee fans are ready for a change. I would expect Dooley to get one more year in Tennessee to put him at 4 seasons and see if his 4th can be turned around, but that may not happen if the right people say no.
Iowa – Kirk Ferentz
The second most overpaid coach, behind Mack Brown, in college football lost to Indiana last weekend. Yes the Hawkeyes have suffered some pretty significant injuries on offense, but Indiana? Really? Even though Ferentz reached 100 wins this season in his time at Iowa, the Hawkeyes probably should start looking around with guys like Meyer, Hoke, Pelini, and Bielema having success in the B1G.
Kentucky – Joker Phillips
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As Auburn puts the finishing touches on a dismal 2012 season, the writing appears to be on the wall for coach Gene Chizik. According to a report...
All the Hot Seat talk surrounding Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik may finally be getting to him. On his weekly radio program, Chizik may have inadvertently admitted that in all probability he would be fired at or by the end of the season when discussing Saturday's rivalry game against Georgia.
"A game like this, our team really feels a responsibility to go out...
AuburnUndercover.com is reporting that Louisville offensive coordinator Shawn Watson’s name has been mentioned by Auburn president Jay Gogue as a potential candidate if current Auburn coach Gene Chizik isn’t retained after this season.
Two years after winning a national championship with Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, Auburn’s football program has fallen on hard times. The...
According to a 24/7 sports Auburn message board and BamaHammer, Gene Chizik, who has been long on the hot seat, is hinting that he has been fired or about to be fired.
Auburn 24/7 is hinting that Gene Chizik is out, or about to be.
— BamaHammer (@Bama_Hammer) November 8, 2012
Do you believe message boards? They aren’t always accurate but sometimes the right people post the right...
Maybe it's true that when your house of cards begins to crumble, it comes down hard.
That is the only explanation of a report Monday night that surfaced out of Auburn. It appears that "Coach Under Fire" Gene Chizik has hired a "Private Security" firm to make sure his team sticks to curfew.
When asked he apparently said "We always...
For the last few weeks there seems to have been little doubt that Gene Chizik will be fired as head coach of the Auburn football team.
On Wednesday a report surfaced that the beginning stages of the process may have already begun.
The reports came via a paid link on the 247Sports.com Auburn affiliate, AuburnUndercover.com, and indicated that Auburn president Jay Gogue has informed...
Coming in hot and anonymous for bed check
Gene Chizik has a lot on his plate these days. He’s got enough to worry about in a days time what with coaching his football team and dodging questions about his job security. He doesn’t have time for mundane tasks that, while important to maintain order and cohesiveness in his team, take up a good part of the actual work day. A...
Auburn coach Gene Chizik talks about Jarvis Jones, Philip Lutzenkirchen and more.
Auburn coach Gene Chizik previews the Georgia game for the Tigers.
It is amazing how far and fast the Auburn Tigers football squad has fallen. Just one and a half years removed from winning a national title, the Tigers find themselves staring at the reality of a 2-7 record. Part of the reason for their lackluster performance this season may be due to a stringent curfew.According to the Montgomery Advertiser, head coach Gene Chizik has implemented...
After reading Chad Slade’s comments about Jarvis Jones, you may have started to sense that Auburn’s plan of action for Saturday is to keep Jarvis Jones from being…well…’Jarvis Jones’. But, after these statements, by Auburn head coach Gene Chizik, you can be almost certain that’s the case. “I think you start with trying to always find out where he’s at,” Chizik...
Auburn remembers being where No. 5 Georgia stands: a win away from the SEC championship game with a national title still within grasp.
It was only two years ago, after all. Before the Bulldogs' impressive rise and the Tigers' dramatic fall.
Georgia (8-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) can clinch its second straight trip to the league championship game with a victory over...