[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I did a very early Hot Seat list which was actually laughed at by some Nebraska fans (sorry, Scott Frost is No. 1) so today I’ll do a security list for the Power Five. This is for non first-year coaches at their programs so sorry Mario Cristobal.
1. Nick Saban, Alabama
2. Dabo Swinney, Clemson
He’s ahead of Smart simply because the ACC isn’t the coach killer the SEC is.
3. Kirby Smart, Georgia
The reigning national champ has job security, right Ed Orgeron? That contract means he does.
4. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
He’s there for as long as he wants to be.
5. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
Why Harbaugh? What other coach can publicly want to take an NFL job, not get that offer and come back like nothing happened?
6. Matt Campbell, Iowa State
He’s been mentioned for every big job over the last many years and Iowa State would keep him forever.
7. Kyle Whittingham, Utah
He broke through to the Rose Bowl now and has won his division 3 of the last 4 years.
8. Ryan Day, Ohio State
Seems low right? Only because this is the one job up north where national titles determine the future.
9. Mel Tucker, Michigan State
I have $95 million reasons to think he will be there for a long time.
10. Mark Stoops, Kentucky
Tough call for No. 10 right? With so many candidates I went with Stoops because he’s been so important to this program’s turnaround from being just a hoops school.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]