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How warm is your coach's seat?

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    [​IMG]CBSSports.com has evaluated the job security of each of the 120 FBS coaches, and as you might expect, there's a wide range of coaching seat temperatures throughout the conference. Earlier today, colleague Bruce Feldman ranked his top 10 coaches on the hot seat. Two coaches from the Big 12 made his list, and the same two came at the top of CBS' list, too.

    CBS rates the coaches on a scale of 0-5, with a five being firmly on the hot seat. "It's time to win now," they write. Those with ratings of zero are untouchable.

    Anything above four is "feeling the pressure." Those above three are "on the bubble." If a coaches' rating is two or above, he's safe, and a one or above means a change is "highly unlikely."

    Here's how the 10 coaches stack up.

    Dan Hawkins, Colorado (5.0)

    The conference's only coach with the top ranking, Hawkins is one of just four coaches nationally whose seats are burning up. Hawkins comes in at No. 2 in Feldman's rankings, and with a 16-33 overall record, along with no winning seasons to his name in four tries, patience with Hawkins is wearing thin in Boulder. The Buffaloes' record has gotten worse in each of the past three seasons, lowlighted by an embarrassing 54-38 loss to Toledo on national TV last season.

    Mike Sherman, Texas A&M (3.5)

    The Aggies have finished fifth in the Big 12 South in both of Sherman's seasons at the helm, and that doesn't fly in College Station. The Aggies have plenty of believers this season, and Sherman will have to prove them right if he wants to cool down his hindquarters. His record over his two seasons is just 10-15, and improving that starts with improving the defense, but for now, he lands on Feldman's list at No. 10.

    Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State (3.0)

    This seems a little high for Gundy, an alum who's coming off a season in which he surpassed the in-state Sooners in the Big 12 South standings for the first time ever, even if the Cowboys did lose Bedlam in Norman, 27-0. A second consecutive -- and particularly frustrating -- bowl loss didn't leave a favorable taste in Cowboys fans' mouths, but two consecutive nine-win seasons has to keep the vultures away.

    Art Briles, Baylor (2.0)

    The Bears have been more competitive with Robert Griffin under center, but Briles needs to win more than four games (8-16 in two seasons) to keep fans really happy. Baylor is getting progressively better everywhere else, notably in the secondary and at receiver, and the Bears have a great opportunity to improve on last season's 4-8 campaign, which featured just one conference win, even though Griffin sat for all of conference play with a knee injury.

    Turner Gill, Kansas (1.5)

    Being the polar opposite of former coach Mark Mangino helps his case, but with the upheaval of Mangino's departure, Kansas isn't looking to make another change anytime soon. Gill, a former Nebraska quarterback, has very little pressure in his first season to prove he's the Jayhawks' man.

    Paul Rhoads, Iowa State (1.0)

    Back in his home state, Rhoads led the Cyclones to their first bowl win since 2004 after a two-win season in 2008 under former coach Gene Chizik. Iowa State's 2010 schedule will make repeating the feat difficult, but even an 0-12 season wouldn't cost Rhoads his job.

    Bill Snyder, Kansas State (1.0)

    Why his rating is not at zero, I have no idea. Can anyone envision a world in which Kansas State fires Bill Snyder? Sounds like the bizarro world from "LOST."

    Gary Pinkel, Missouri (1.0)

    His seat was significantly hotter before Chase Daniel came along. Five consecutive bowl trips and five consecutive seasons with at least a .500 record in conference play changed that.

    Bo Pelini, Nebraska (0)

    He has Big Red believing. Nine wins in Year 1. Ten wins in Year 2. What's in store for Year 3? Some Nebraska fans might have you believe Pelini could find a way to go 14-0, win the national championship, then advance to the NFL playoffs and take home the Super Bowl in Dallas, where it won the Big 12 title only months earlier. We'll see how much of that comes true.

    Bob Stoops, Oklahoma (0)

    Anyone calling for Stoops' head during last season's struggles -- and there were at least a few -- should be kept out of home games this season. Stoops has brought back the glory years of Oklahoma football that went missing with Barry Switzer's departure, and he'll be welcome in Norman as long as he wants.

    Mack Brown, Texas (0)

    Like Stoops, Brown won a national title and has returned since. His constant recruiting efforts ensure he might get a few more chances before it's time for Will Muschamp to take over in Austin.

    Tommy Tuberville, Texas Tech (0)

    Has a more polished pedigree than his predecessor, and this story could have a big impact on his job security even if the Red Raiders don't win immediately. Clearly the fans have taken to him, and it will take a lot of losing for that to change.

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    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Who is number 1?
     
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    It's got to be Charlie Weis.
     
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    Zook.
     
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    Zook is #1 per Feldman
     
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    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Which one would you rather have?
     
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    A little behind on this offseason's coaching changes are we? :smile2:
     
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    A little slow to pick up the joke are we?:smile2:
     
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    You can say a lot about Weiss, but you can't say little behind ......
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Hawkins is wearing asbestos underwear. I cant imagine anybody on a hotter seat.
     
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    Is the seat really that hot? Think about it. If it were up to the fans, he'd be gone by now. Since it's not up to the fans, he's still here. What does that say?
     
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    The administration could give a **** about what the fans want. Somehow they expect the fans to keep coughing up the dough after giving them the finger. Odd.
     

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