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2018 College Football Coaching Hot Seat Rankings: 5 Who Could Be Fired

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National Signing Day was last week and the 2018 recruiting class has wrapped up. That means it's time to start really looking ahead to the upcoming season.

The 2017 season featured what was perhaps the craziest coaching cycle ever. We had major programs like Florida State, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M and others all making big moves.

What's going to happen in 2018? What moves are going to be made?

Some big names are probably at-risk of being fired. Who could be out in 2018?

We've taken an early look at the "hot seat" picture.

Here's an early look at 5 coaches who could potentially be fired this year.

Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury

Kingsbury has been hyped up a lot, but the results haven't been there yet. If the Red Raiders don't have a good 2018, he will probably be out.

Kansas' David Beatty

Beatty is 3-33. Not much more needs to be said.

Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson

Johnson has built Georgia Tech into a respectable, often formidable ACC program, but they've had losing seasons in 2 of the last 3 years. Some think it might be time for a change of direction if 2018 isn't successful.

BYU's Kalani Sitake

Illinois' Lovie Smith

It would cost Illinois a lot of money to fire Smith in 2018, so it's most-likely not going to happen. But the Fighting Illini didn't commit to Smith to go 5-19 in two seasons. If 2018 is another disastrous campaign, maybe a change will come. Probably, though, Smith is safe until at least 2019.