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Top 5 Coaches on the Hot Seat Heading Into 2022

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Coaches on the Hot Seat Herm Edwards

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Being a college football coach is one of the most demanding and scrutinized jobs in America, so there's always going to be pressure when you underperform. Here are the five coaches who are on the hot seat heading in to the 2022 season.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

5. Dino Babers

Syracuse

We’re starting in the ACC for this one. Dino Babers went 10-3 with a bowl game win in 2018 but hasn’t won more than five games in any of his other seasons there. He was hired in 2016 and went 4-8 in both 2016 and 2017. He went 5-7 in 2019 and an abysmal 1-10 in 2020. He came back with another 5-7 record in 2021. That 2018 season looks more and more like a one-off thing. Only one bowl game appearance in six seasons is just not good enough. If he wants to remain the head coach in the Carrier Dome, I suggest he turns things around up there, and quickly.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

4. Geoff Collins

Georgia Tech

After firing Paul Johnson and trying to get away from the triple option offense, Georgia Tech hired Geoff Collins from Temple. He seemed to be a good fit. He ran a spread offense and was even Born in Atlanta. Things have not been very good though. In his three seasons at GT, he hasn’t won more than three games in a single season. Tech fans don’t have the expectations that maybe Auburn or Nebraska fans have, but three-win seasons aren’t going to cut it. He must show some improvement if he wants to be on the sidelines in Atlanta come 2023. Maybe even just five or six wins would help him keep his job.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

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3. Herm Edwards

Arizona State

Arizona State football is a mess right now. They went 8-5 last season which doesn’t seem worrisome, but when you look at the off-the-field stuff, that’s where it gets bad. Edwards and the Sun Devils are under investigation for several recruiting violations. They have basically fired everyone on their staff except for Herm Edwards, and I don’t think it will be too much longer before he follows them. I don’t even think that what he does on the field will impact the decision. I would be very surprised if he made it until the end of this season.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

2. Bryan Harsin

Auburn

Bryan Harsin has only been Auburn’s head coach for one season, but it was a rocky one. He came over from Boise State and went 6-7 in his first year. That was bad enough to get Auburn’s boosters to try and get him fired. He has gotten support from his players since that happened, however if the guys with the big bucks don’t like him, he could be shown the door very quickly. Auburn is one of the toughest jobs in the country and their fanbase has huge expectations every season, even if they are unwarranted. With that being said, Harsin will need to show improvement on the previous season, even though he might not have the best roster to do that. He finds himself in a very tough situation down there.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

1. Scott Frost

Nebraska

This is the one that everyone is talking about. After putting that UCF team on the map in 2017, many people believed he would come in and do the same at Nebraska. He went 13-0 and won the American Championship in 2017, then was hired at his Alma Mater. He was a player at Nebraska in the 1990’s and won two National Championships. Things haven’t exactly gone as planned as the head coach there, however. In four seasons there he has gone 4-8, 5-7, 3-5, and 3-9. They have actually taken a slight step backwards from where they were at before him. To keep his job, I think he must show improvement and win at least six or seven games and make it to a bowl game. Something that Nebraska has not done since 2016.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]