Coaches Hot Seat dotted with struggling Big 12 coaches
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
I had to give my monthly look at coacheshotspot.com to see how they were ranking the Big 12 coaches most likely to be fired. I have to admit, it's kind of a guilty pleasure.
Interestingly, three of the top 10 coaches were Big 12 coaches and three others had extensive Big 12 experience earlier in their careers.
Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman has the hottest seat of any Big 12 coach, ranking fourth only behind Auburn's Tommy Tuberville (first), San Diego State's Chuck Long (second) and Washington State's Paul Wuff (third).
Other Big 12 coaches ranked in the top 10 included Iowa State's Gene Chizik at seventh and Colorado's Dan Hawkins at 10th.
Coaches with associations with Big 12 schools include Tuberville, a former Texas A&M defensive coordinator; Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe, a former Texas A&M offensive coordinator; and Long, a former Oklahoma offensive coordinator.
Interestingly, the coach with the most security is Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, who is ranked 120th in the poll this week.
Here's a list of how Big 12 coaches ranked this week:
4. Mike Sherman, Texas A&M
7. Gene Chizik, Iowa State
10. Dan Hawkins, Colorado
47. Ron Prince, Kansas State (dismissed earlier this season)
52. Mark Mangino, Kansas
74. Art Briles, Baylor
89. Bo Pelini, Nebraska
103. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
106. Gary Pinkel, Missouri
111. Mack Brown Texas
114. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
120. Mike Leach, Texas Tech
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
9:06 4th Qtr Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24 Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State