Hot Seat Warming Up For Some Coaches
Callahan, Franchione two coaches who could feel heat this season
May 25, 2007
By Trev Alberts
Special to CSTV.com
Trev Alberts is a football analyst for CSTV and CSTV.com.
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How is the loss of Paul Oliver going to affect
Obviously it was a huge disappointment for
We've talked many times in this space about the competitiveness in the SEC East and with the type of receivers that
You'd like to think that the defense is bigger than one guy. But other than quarterbacks or star running backs going down, good solid corner play is pretty difficult to find at every level. It certainly affects
It's tough to argue against LSU and USC having the best talent in the nation. So between the Tigers and the Trojans, who's got the better talent? - Lou F.,
I think USC does. I think that LSU had an awful lot of talent that Nick Saban recruited and Les Miles has done a remarkable job of bringing talent in at an extremely high level. But then you can bring up a guy like Ryan Perrilloux who was just suspended and who hasn't quite panned out for the Tigers.
I think its pretty close between the two. I think there's USC and then there's LSU and then
What coach is on the biggest hot seat? I know you're going to say Bobby Bowden, but he's not going anywhere. So you have to pick someone else. - Anonymous
A general assumption by a Seminole fan? I think in this mailbag space I've said this before, but three or four years ago I was wrong about Joe Paterno when Penn State was struggling to say that he owed it to the school to have enough sense that when the program was slipping to make sure things were done in a proper way in terms of handing down the program rather than being stubborn and hard-headed about it. I think there are very few people who are awarded the luxury to dictate when they leave. Paterno, Fisher DeBerry at Air Force and Bobby Bowden at Florida State are some of the few.
And it goes beyond what they've given to the university. This may anger some academics but the reality is their brand as a university was built from the football team. That's clearly the case at
We've seen other schools, who I won't name, who had a culture, who had a history that was seemingly thrown away by individuals who either didn't understand how difficult it is to build that brand or were too selfish in their own accord.
But to answer the question I think Bill Callahan is on the hot seat at
Last year was a bit of a bounce back year for Texas A&M, but I think Aggie fans want to get back to more of an elite status so Dennis Franchione has to be on it.
I think it's a big year for Mike Stoops in
You fire coaches who have "slipped" like at Syracuse, Texas A&M and Nebraska and these schools have to ask themselves "Are we better off today than when we got rid of those people?" When trying to take a step forward you can sometimes take a step back. I think there are some A&M fans who would enjoy the days of R.C. Slocum.
Lloyd Carr did have a bounce back year in a sense that it wasn't an Alamo Bowl year for
And I would always include myself. I'm always on the hot seat to lose my job.