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What Coaches Are On The Hot Seat This Year?

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Posted: 7/30/2014 9:31 PM

What Coaches Are On The Hot Seat This Year? 


With football less than a month away what coaches do you think are in a make it or break it situation? 

Here are my picks:

Kevin WIllson has not had a great few years but things have improved. 1-11, 4-8, 5-7 are nothing to be excited about but there is movement in the right direction. If Indiana goes backwards this year I would not be surprised to see him gone before the bowl season. 

Kyle Flood from Rutgers is new also but had a hard second year last year. If Rutgers has a poor showing especially if it is embarrassing he could be in the hot seat. Especially since he was not hired by the current athletic director. 

Last is not a job performance hot seat but a health one. Jerry Kill has always said if his health becomes a issue he will step down. If there is a second year of a extended absences again I would not be surprised to hear he steps down on his own. 

Someone to watch is Hoke. Michigan is poring a lot of money and talent into its Football program to build it back up. 2011 and 2012 where good years but 2013 was a huge disappointment. The current AD seams to be firmly behind him but a poor showing like 2013 will put him firmly on the hot seat for 2015. 

What do you think? Should someone be added to this list? Should someone be taken off?

Last edited 7/30/2014 9:33 PM by LukeBK

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Posted: 7/30/2014 9:50 PM

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I really don't think Wilson will be fired at all this year unless there was some sort of scandal or something.  The AD has repeatedly talked about how detrimental the cycle of hiring and firing has been to the program.
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Posted: 7/30/2014 10:00 PM

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LetsGoPeay wrote: I really don't think Wilson will be fired at all this year unless there was some sort of scandal or something.  The AD has repeatedly talked about how detrimental the cycle of hiring and firing has been to the program.
I could not agree more about the cycle of firing. Its funny how after 1 bad year everyone is ready to fire the head coach who had a decent record and has shown a huge improvement over RR.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 12:01 AM

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What LetsGoPeay said.  Glass is all-in on Wilson.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 6:36 AM

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Plus, Indiana may be looking at replacing Tom Crean next spring. That's enough on his plate to have them leave an improving football coach alone.

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Posted: 7/31/2014 8:03 AM

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Beckman...this is year 3

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Posted: 7/31/2014 8:34 AM

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Of all the Big Ten coaches I would say  Beckman's job is the most endangered at this point.

Michigan AD Brandon has re-iterated recently that Hoke's job is not in jeopardy.  Indiana's Wilson is not going anywhere.  If IU can improve a little on defense they'll be pretty good.  Bowl game good.

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Posted: 7/31/2014 10:03 AM

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Temp430 wrote: Michigan AD Brandon has re-iterated recently that Hoke's job is not in jeopardy.  .

LukeBK wrote: 
LetsGoPeay wrote: I really don't think Wilson will be fired at all this year unless there was some sort of scandal or something.  The AD has repeatedly talked about how detrimental the cycle of hiring and firing has been to the program.
I could not agree more about the cycle of firing. Its funny how after 1 bad year everyone is ready to fire the head coach who had a decent record and has shown a huge improvement over RR.
I agree on the cycle issue but I also think that the comment from Temp430 is utterly irrelevant.  This is nothing against Brandon it is simply a reality that most AD's say that pretty much up until the final decision (to terminate a coach) is actually reached.  

I don't think Hoke is on a "hot seat" nor do I think that he will be fired this year barring a disastrously bad year or scandal.  However, Michigan's schedule makes them an interesting issue this fall.  Their three toughest games are all on the road (ND, 9/6, 7:30pm NBC; MSU, 10/25 TBD; tOSU, 11/29 TBD).  Aside from that they have six home games that they should easily win (ApSt, Miami, OH, Utah, MN, IU, MD), a potentially challenging home game (PSU, 10/11, 7:00pm, espn) and two (should be) easy road games (RU 10/4, 7:00pm BTN; NU 11/8, TBD).  

I am not the first on this board to point this out, but it is surprising how thin the line between success and failure is for Michigan this year.  9-3 is the safest bet.  Anything better is really good and anything worse is really bad.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 10:19 AM

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Temp430 wrote: Michigan AD Brandon has re-iterated recently that Hoke's job is not in jeopardy.
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How does Brandon know that his own job is not in jeopardy?


1A) Brady Hoke
1B) Tim Beckman
2) Darrell Hazell
3) Urban Meyer (the UOS coach is ALWAYS on the hot seatwink)
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Posted: 7/31/2014 10:52 AM

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Brandon is fine.  He's taken some flack recently over student tickets but he's not about to loose his job.  The University is lucky to have him.
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Temp430 wrote: Michigan AD Brandon has re-iterated recently that Hoke's job is not in jeopardy.
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How does Brandon know that his own job is not in jeopardy?


1A) Brady Hoke
1B) Tim Beckman
2) Darrell Hazell
3) Urban Meyer (the UOS coach is ALWAYS on the hot seatwink)

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Posted: 7/31/2014 11:38 AM

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847badgerfan wrote:
 
How does Brandon know that his own job is not in jeopardy?


Brandon is safe as any AD can be. Revenues are way up and sports over all are doing great. The basketball program is reaching new highs and many national championship in other sports. Football was the only real black spot last year and honestly it wasn't even that bad. 

Brandon also seams to like Hoke personally and believes in him. The letter he published last year made that clear. Hoke is safe this year but a bad year will put him firmly on the hot seat next year.

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Posted: 7/31/2014 11:47 AM

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I read that Michigan has had to resort to 3-game packages to sell tickets to football games.

Is this true?
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Posted: 7/31/2014 12:06 PM

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847badgerfan wrote: I read that Michigan has had to resort to 3-game packages to sell tickets to football games.

Is this true?

Michigan has always had packages. The big change is fewer student tickets now making room for more fans. If you want season tickets you have to make a large donation to the university.

Remember last year Michigan set the record for most people at a single game. Michigan also had its 6th most attended game ever last year vs Ohio State.

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Posted: 7/31/2014 12:15 PM

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You have to make a large donation for tickets to any university with a good football program.

As an aside, Michigan's ticket/donation program is patterned after the one in Madison (known as the Badger Fund). About 10-12 years ago the UM AD paid UW for the ticket/donation staff to train UM's and help set up the system in Ann Arbor.

There's some trivia for ya. Feel free to use it in an argument. biggrin


Welcome back by the way. It's been a while.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 12:35 PM

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847badgerfan wrote:


Welcome back by the way. It's been a while.
Thanks I never left the site just been posting in the team boards.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 12:42 PM

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Team boards are yucky.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 12:45 PM

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847badgerfan wrote: Team boards are yucky.
Let me go cross post this to the Wisconsin board for you. jk jk lol biggrin
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Posted: 7/31/2014 1:04 PM

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Yeah, I don't post there accept to ask a question on the pay board. There are a lot of not-nice people on that and other team boards.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 1:10 PM

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847badgerfan wrote: Yeah, I don't post there accept to ask a question on the pay board. There are a lot of not-nice people on that and other team boards.
I really like the team boards. They are very active with a lot of great in-depth talk about each team which is surprising. I use to be very active on the ESPN boards before they shut down. There the main rooms like here was the most popular areas with only a few posts in the team boards.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 3:00 PM

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Heh. This is far from the main room. We are the forgotten board of Scout, I think.

Sometimes I wonder how new people even find us.
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Posted: 7/31/2014 6:57 PM

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Michigan *is* struggling to sell tickets. They won't average 112,000 this year. I bet it's closer to 106,00--which means they run the risk of falling off the top of the list.

Dave Brandon *has* lost his undying rapport with the Regents. I don't suspect Schlissel cares enough about football to have a serious opinion about Brandon yet, let alone fire him. However, it bears mentioning that no matter the revenue he brings in...and he does rank among the top few in that respect:

(1) He probably gets too much credit for it and Bill Martin (for dragging the AD out of the red in the 1990s then building the suites and switching to the role of Adidas's contractually-specified #1 annual payout) probably gets too little.

(2) The regents recently signaled that they are sick of his hyper-commercialized antics.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 3:26 PM

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Desperate coach action

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Posted: 8/1/2014 3:55 PM

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Hope Pelini & the 'Skers do well Bo's not a P.R. guy but he knows the game & inter-acts well with his team
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Posted: 8/1/2014 4:21 PM

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If the Huskers win 9 games yet again this year, Bo might not be around for 2015.  Yes, he is consistent, but being consistently above-average isn't good enough in Lincoln.  Ten wins keeps him around for sure, and eleven-plus probably gives him a better contract.

And there's no reason not to shoot for ten wins this year.  Nebraska doesn't exactly face a murderer's row this season, so all they need to do is split Fresno State and Miami, and split Iowa and Wisconsin, and there's ten wins even before the CCG.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 4:40 PM

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the number is nine wins

well, it was while Osborne was in charge...

As long as Bo wins nine he will retain his job, cause he does the other things well.  Graduating kids.

I think 10 wins will happen this season, but I thought that last season and then Taylor Martinez went down along with a bunch of other starters.  Injuries are part of the game and Bo has got to win 9 games regardless.

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Posted: 8/1/2014 4:46 PM

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I think they beat both Fresno State and Miami FL, FWIW.  Both teams are decent, but both are a far cry from what they have been in the past.

The whole season rides on the Wisconsin and Iowa games.  I think Wisconsin is the team to beat, but Nebraska at least gets them in Lincoln.  Iowa isn't quite as talented as Wisconsin, but the game is in Iowa City, so the 'skers will probably have to play their best since it's the season finale (especially since the West, and possibly more, could be on the line)
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Posted: 8/1/2014 5:00 PM

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Huskers play in Madison this season, I will be there.

They also get MSU in East Lansing and the Hawks in Iowa City

tough road slate

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Posted: 8/1/2014 5:05 PM

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I could have sworn the game was in Lincoln, but since they didn't play last year, I guess that threw me off.

If you want something really crazy, Iowa has to play Minnesota in Minneapolis for the fourth time in five years this season.  I know conference realignment has a lot to do with the scheduling, but you'd think they'd at least maintain the H&H rotation even with all the new teams coming in.
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Posted: 8/1/2014 5:18 PM

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Hah, Melvin Gordon isn't looking forward to his return trip to Kinnick either

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Posted: 8/1/2014 5:57 PM

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medinabuckeye1 wrote:
Temp430 wrote: Michigan AD Brandon has re-iterated recently that Hoke's job is not in jeopardy.  .

LukeBK wrote: 
LetsGoPeay wrote: I really don't think Wilson will be fired at all this year unless there was some sort of scandal or something.  The AD has repeatedly talked about how detrimental the cycle of hiring and firing has been to the program.
I could not agree more about the cycle of firing. Its funny how after 1 bad year everyone is ready to fire the head coach who had a decent record and has shown a huge improvement over RR.
I agree on the cycle issue but I also think that the comment from Temp430 is utterly irrelevant.  This is nothing against Brandon it is simply a reality that most AD's say that pretty much up until the final decision (to terminate a coach) is actually reached.  

I don't think Hoke is on a "hot seat" nor do I think that he will be fired this year barring a disastrously bad year or scandal.  However, Michigan's schedule makes them an interesting issue this fall.  Their three toughest games are all on the road (ND, 9/6, 7:30pm NBC; MSU, 10/25 TBD; tOSU, 11/29 TBD).  Aside from that they have six home games that they should easily win (ApSt, Miami, OH, Utah, MN, IU, MD), a potentially challenging home game (PSU, 10/11, 7:00pm, espn) and two (should be) easy road games (RU 10/4, 7:00pm BTN; NU 11/8, TBD).  

I am not the first on this board to point this out, but it is surprising how thin the line between success and failure is for Michigan this year.  9-3 is the safest bet.  Anything better is really good and anything worse is really bad.


Pretty gutsy to chalk up a couple of automatic wins against two teams that recently beat Michigan in the Big House.

Michigan needed everything in the bag to get past Akron and UConn last year.

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