Even if they aren’t contenders for the College Football Playoff, every team has something to play for. Some are looking to improve from season to season, to groom young players into future stars, and earn a trip to an exotic bowl game. Other teams have even bigger things at stake—many have to play for their coach’s job.
Every school and athletic director is different, and some coaches seem to float along despite their programs underachieving, while others have a very quick hook on coaching tenures. At time it can be impossible to know what coaches are in trouble, and which you can expect back on the sidelines for another year. However, here is our best estimation of the 10 coaches that really need to win this season to get off the hot seat.