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College Football’s 2013 Hot Seat

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Each summer takes a look at five head coaches that are feeling the heat and need to make significant improvements to keep their jobs heading into the next season. This year there are some big-time jobs that may be open by December. Take a look at our 2013 College Football Hot Seat!

1. Tim Beckman, Illinois: Sure, Beckman is only two seasons into his tenure as Illinois coach, but take a look at those two seasons: after starting 6-0 in 2011, the Illini are just 3-16 since, including an 0-14 mark in Big Ten play after starting 2-0. Take away a bowl win over UCLA to cap the 2011 season, and it has been nothing short of a disaster for Illinois fans. Last season’s 2-10 mark was so bad that the Illini gave up 45+ points five times and only really even looked competitive in one of their 10 losses. Without significant improvement in 2013 (and significant may only mean 4-5 wins and some spark of hope), Beckman won’t survive to see the expansion and division re-alignment coming to the conference in 2014.

2. Bobby Hauck, UNLV: Hauck is under contract through 2014, but will he make it to the end of his deal? After an outstanding run at Montana, Hauck has never won more than two games with the Rebels and is jut 6-32 in three seasons. Granted, UNLV does not have a rich history of success, but Hauck currently has the lowest winning percentage of any coach in school history. Unless the Rebels show marked improvement in 2013, what can Hauck stand on as support that he deserves to keep his job?