College Football Coaches Hot Seat, 2017 Offseason Edition
Who needs to have a big season in 2017?
It has been far too long since we’ve roasted some of the key faces of college football. Hook up the propane tank, grab the pilot light, and fire up the college football coaches hot seat.
Several top men at their programs will enter the 2017 season with eyes over their shoulders. Specifically, the eyes of all the fans plus the athletic director. At some programs, one bad game could tip the balance. Meanwhile, at others, it may take a bowl-free season to pry the coach from his sideline.
Which college football head coaches have the most to lose entering this year? Please note that this is not intended to be an exhaustive list. We’ll get the big ones, though.
College Football Coaches Hot Seat: Some Risk
David Beaty, Kansas. Beaty will always have some level of risk coaching at a place like Kansas. Nevertheless, he just got a contract extension, slightly improved KU’s lot last season, and their recruiting has been surprisingly decent for 2018. Beaty deserves at least another year or two.
Barry Odom, Missouri. Odom is in the same boat as Beaty, but Odom has to coach in the SEC. He will likely get another year or two at a minimum, though 2016 was a lousy start.