In college football, it is no longer acceptable to have a down season without consequences. Usually, it means that if you don’t turn things around during the next campaign, you’ll be looking for a new job. It doesn’t seem to matter how much success you’ve had in the past, either.
Want to hear a fun fact? The longest-tenured head coaches in college football (at their current locations) are Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz – both of whom were hired back in 1999. They are the only two holdovers who weren’t hired by their schools in the 21st century.
In 2016, there will be 25 head coaches taking over different programs – and most have their positions because their predecessors got fired.
We’ve gone through every power five program and come up with a list of 12 current head coaches who need to show progress in 2016 if they want to keep their jobs. Remember, expectations are different everywhere: