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August 26, 2007
? MORE: COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF ARCHIVE
A lot of perks come with being a college football coach, but job security isn't among them.
As salaries have escalated, so have demands from fans and boosters who want quick returns on their investments. After all, shouldn't those six- and seven-figure contracts buy a bowl game every once in a while?
One losing season may be acceptable. Two could even be tolerable. But three? Even the most patient programs might have trouble with such a stretch.
After a scorching summer, the heat may actually rise this autumn in Pullman, Wash., Starkville, Miss., Lawrence, Kan. and several other college towns where kindling is collecting under coaches' chairs.
Which coaches are on the proverbial hot seat? Well, which teams haven't been winning ? or winning enough ? lately?