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Thursday, October 15, 2015
Coaches Swimming in the Dead Pool 10/15/15
Mike London, Virginia
London is just 1-4 this season, and the limit for losses
was four. He’s reached that number already, obviously, and a loss to Syracuse
this weekend would push that total to five, and it wouldn’t shock me at all to
see an in season firing.
Curtis Johnson, Tulane
The Green Wave will play Houston this week at home, and a
loss would push the record to 2-4 for the season, with no wins against teams
with winning records. This is the corner turning season, and no corner has been
George O’Leary, UCF
O’Leary was already told he had no chance to become the
full time AD by the administration, so he stepped down from his interim
position this week. There has been talk about retirement, but with a new boss
coming to town, and as bad as this team has become in such short notice, the
reality is that O’leary is in a retire or get fired situation.
Paul Rhoades, Iowa State
He got a brief reprieve last week after beating hapless
Kansas, but this week the Cyclones gave up 66 points to Texas Tech in a 35
point loss. It’s over for Rhoades, and everyone knows it.
Kyle Flood, Rutgers
Flood is back to work this week after his 3 game
suspension, and he immediately set out by defending himself and his program,
all while independent investigators are poking around campus looking into his
program that he is defending. I am guessing they will find plenty, but either
way, he is done.
Paul Haynes, Kent State
The Flashes have been moderately better this season, and
he may be able to parlay that into another season, but why waste time when you
know he cannot get it done.
Norm Chow, Hawaii
The Rainbows are now just 2-4, and have been awful in
three of their losses. In four losses, Hawaii has scored just 14 points. A loss
on the road to New Mexico this week should seal the deal.
Derek Mason, Vanderbilt
Mason will have his best shot at a conference win this
week if the Commodores can take advantage of a South Carolina in disarray, but
even that isn’t a lock. Most folks in the SEC largely view this hire as a
mistake, so the clock is ever ticking.
Trent Miles, Georgia State
The losing continues for this hapless train wreck of a
program, and the Panthers should never have risen to the FBS ranks. They
provide nothing to the level of football that they should be playing at, and
Miles has done nothing to change that.
Doug Martin, New Mexico State
We can say the exact thing we said about Georgia State
when speaking of Martin, who has just perpetuated the losing at NMSU. The
Aggies are flatly awful, and not getting any better. A change may not matter
without more administration support, but it sure cannot get any worse than
Todd Berry, UL Monroe
I think the time has come to admit that Berry is never
going to get over the hump at ULM, and as a matter of fact, things are only
getting worse. Berry has never been a winner at any stop, and this program is
in full regression as we speak. ULM is sitting at 1-4, and the schedule looks
like 3 wins may be the cap this season.
Randy Edsell, Maryland Tim Beck, Illinois Steve Sarkisian, USC Steve Spurrier, South Carolina Dan McCarney, North Texas Harold Jackson, Jackson State