NCAA Football

2022 Hot Seat Rankings: Jimbo Fisher Slowly Rising Like Neal Brown, Tom Allen Among Coaches Warming Up

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Hate to be Denny Downer, but since we recently lit the hot plate last month, Bryan Harsin (Auburn) and Jeff Scott (South Florida) became alumni. And not in a good way. since pre-season Hot spot ratingsfour of the eight coaches listed in the hottest spots were fired from their positions.

Unfortunately, there will be more. With four weeks left in the season, there are now eight FBS openings, including six on the Power Five shows. More than ever, it appears that sporting directors have reacted to the positioning of their programs to strike quickly, largely amidst the emergence of the early hire period in December each year. But recruitment was almost overshadowed by the transfer portal and NIL hustle. Those trainers who jump with both feet are the most successful (see: Tennessee, USC).

Since the last time we’ve met, Harsin’s has been almost a merciful dismissal. His situation at Auburn became untenable. He was a coach outside his native region (West) who couldn’t win in the SEC relentlessly. Never mind being harmed on his own campus.

Instead, Scott looked like a slam dunk in South Florida. As one of Dabo Swinney’s top lieutenants, he just needed to free his offensive mind as a head coach. This did not happened. Scott won four games towards the end of his fourth season – three of them were over FCS schools, with the other his only AAC win.

It will be interesting to see where Scott ends up next. As for your peers, they are just trying to hold on.

With that said, before we get to our Hot Seat Rankings updated just over two-thirds of the season, a reminder of our rankings key. (You can also check out our Full set of preseason Hot Seat Rankings for ratings of all 131 FBS coaches.)

  • 5 — Win or get fired
  • 4 — Start improving now
  • 3 — Pressure is rising
  • 2 — Alright… for now
  • 1 — Safe and secure
  • 0 — Untouchable

And now… a look at who’s taking over the hottest seats in college football.

Hot Seat Ranking 2022, updated

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