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College Football Hot Seat Watch After Week 9

Editor’s Note: Hot seat rankings based on team’s performance, fan and athletic department pressure, media scrutiny and job insecurity.

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2011 College Football Hot Seats: Oct. 31

RK NAME 2011 REC COMMENT
1 Houston Nutt 2-6 A week after nearly upsetting Arkansas, the Rebels went back to their old selves in a blowout loss at Auburn. Ole Miss looks headed for consecutive 4-8 seasons, which will almost certainly be the end of the line for Nutt.
2 Turner Gill 2-6 We know it’s only Gill’s second season at KU and firing him would cost a fortune, but how long can this continue? The Jayhawks lost 43-0 at Texas and haven’t lost a game this season by single digits.
3 Larry Porter 2-7 A week after a nice win over Tulane, the Tigers lost 41-0 to a mediocre UCF team and gained just 134 yards on offense. If Memphis wants to be invited to a BCS conference, the football team needs to be remedied.
4 Neil Callaway 1-7 Despite the losses, at least UAB had been competitive this season. Until Saturday that is, when the Blazers lost by 45 to Marshall. Next up? Houston. The Cougars could put up 100 if they wanted to.
5 Rick Neuheisel 4-4 Just when it looked like Neuheisel was done in Westwood, the Bruins defeated Cal on Saturday and are now 4-4. If UCLA upsets Arizona State on Saturday, the Bruins would likely play in the Pac-12 title game. Go figure.
6 Frank Spaziani 2-6 If only for a day, the Eagles looked like a decent ACC team while running over, around and through Maryland. Spaziani likely won’t keep his job, but at least he can hold his head high after Saturday.
7 Derek Dooley 3-5 Granted, Dooley walked into a bad situation in Knoxville and has been hammered by injuries this season. But an 0-5 mark in the SEC and a horrific offense could end his run at Tennessee after just two seasons.
8 Joker Phillips 3-5 Kentucky’s offense was its usual impotent self in a home loss to Mississippi State on Saturday. UK has some winnable games coming up but a loss to Ole Miss on Saturday would likely be the last straw for Phillips.
9 David Bailiff 2-6 There’s no other way to put it: Rice’s defense is an abomination. The Owls gave up 73 points and 656 yards in a loss to Houston last week. Bailiff won 10 games in 2008 but it’s been all downhill since.
10 Robb Akey 1-7 A Hawaii field goal with 32 seconds left on Saturday downed Idaho, 16-14. A 1-7 record in your fifth season isn’t going to get it done, even at Idaho.
 
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