Most of the coaches in the conference will survive this season because there are few hot seats. Spoiler alert - non-objective review of the Colorado HC> I will start with the North Sonny Dykes, Cal - Entering his 4th season at Cal. Got the Bears to 8 wins but they were not an impressive 8 wins. And that included having a #1 pick in the draft at QB. The Cal team still seems to have a lot of holes in it. His recruiting has been solid but it does not always appear on the field. New contract deal in the off season probably means he is safe for now. But fans are going to be upset and the patience thin with a so-so season. Mark Helfrich, Oregon - a nine win season last year is below Duck fans expectations. Lack of a QB will make another 9 Win season unlikely. Recruiting has been Solid except for the QB position unfortunately the Oregon O is built around that position. His seat is not hot but it is warm. Safe for this year but could be coaching for his job next year. Gary Anderson, Oregon State - did not understand the move from Wisconsin to Oregon State. Horrible first year but most understand that Riley left the cupboard pretty bare. Safe for now because he is rebuilding but rebuilding at Oregon State is a very tough job. David Shaw, Stanford - Might be the best coach in the PAC12 and he is totally safe. His recruiting has been at the top of the conference. Seat will not even get warm. His name is always mentioned for openings. Chris Peterson, Washington - Some think he may be the best coach in the PAC12 but his teams have not broken away from the pack losing 6 games in each of his first 2 seasons. His recruiting has been okay but Husky fans expect more. He needs a good year in 2016 or his seat in really warm in 2017 - safe for this season. Mike Leach, Washington State - great season last year has probably put the nay sayers at bay for at least a year. Leach is safe for now. His recruiting has been lackluster but he is a system guy so recruiting is not always important. The WSU fans are happy to have him. Now the South - Rich Rodriguez, Arizona - a 7-6 season last year did not make Wildcat fans happy, but his overall record at the school keeps his seat quite comfortable. Recruiting has not been great and fans want more in that area. Another mediocre or worse year and his seat could get very warm. Todd Graham, Arizona State - a 6-7 season last year put him on the edge of the hot seat. Many consider him to be a top coach but ASU is known for its impatience. Recruiting has been solid under Graham ( usually in the top half of the conference). He won't get fired this year but could be in a very hot position with another .500 season. Mike MacIntyre, Colorado - the one coach in the conference who should be on the hot seat but probably isn't. Two conference wins in 3 seasons and most coaches would be gone. Colorado fans (the ones that are left ) put being a nice guy on the top of their coaching criteria so pressure on the AD does not exist. Recruiting has been poor under MacIntyre. MacIntyre is not on the hot seat unless he goes winless in the conference (something he has done before). Expect him to coach his final season in 2017. Jim Mora, UCLA - Interesting case, he won 8 games last year and many think he under achieved (something UCLA football is known for). His recruiting has been outstanding, going neck and neck with USC most years. No one is calling for his head but he is not getting ringing endorsements either. One of the top coaches in the PAC12 (IMO) and is safe for now but an 8 win season will get the boo birds out in LA. Clay Helton, USC - Not a popular choice with the USC fans but really in his first year (hard to count the interim tag year). He is safe for 2016 but another 8 win season and he will be on the hot seat. Recruiting has been good with the limited time frame but that is almost a given with USC. Actually will be the situation that I am most interested to see unfold this year. Can Helton be a good HC? Kyle Whittingham, Utah - IMO, one of the top coaches in the PAC12. Seems to win no matter what obstacles are thrown at him. High staff turnover, unsupportive AD, etc. He just gets it done. He is very safe from most perspectives but his clashes with the AD could make life tough for him.