Coaches on the hot seat

Kevin Sumlin

When he first entered the SEC west, Sumlin had the Texas A&M aggies looking like the best team in college football.

Within Sumlin’s first 5 seasons he has done more than most coaches have in their entire career. He has produced a Heisman trophy winner, He has won a bowl game, he has won 11 games in one season, and to top it off Sumlin beat the Alabama Crimson Tide!

But in college football, those accolades are not enough. The “what have you done for me lately?” statement comes up every year, and lately the Aggies have won only 8 games and loss 5.

Sumlin does a great job of recruiting, but the reason he is on this list is because he has not won any championships with the teams he has had.

It is very tough for any coach to beat Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide every year. The SEC championship runs through Alabama, and if the Texas A&M faithful believe that it doesn’t then Kevin Sumlin’s Job is up for grabs.

The aggies are 44-21 under Kevin Sumlin.

Brian Kelly

Just a few years ago, he was going head to head with Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson tide in the BCS National Title game, and now he is on the hot seat.

Since that game in 2012, the Brian Kelly has had only one 10-win season. Notre dame in 2016-2017 won only 4 games, which is a too low for a prestigious school like Notre Dame.

Brian Kelly must turn this team around this year, or prepare for a new coaching gig come next spring.

Gus Malzahn

The seat is hot and will get only hotter if Auburn doesn’t win at least 10 games in 2017 Malzahn will be out of the SEC.

Malzahn needs to find a solid quarterback in-order-to beat Alabama. When Gus has a quarterback that can run and pass the ball, Auburn usually wins against Alabama and the rest of the conference.

Auburns national title run will be determined on whether Malzahn can find a dual-threat quarterback.

The Auburn Tigers are 35-18 under Gus Malzahn, but they are 18-14 inside the SEC.

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