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5 Coaches Who Could Be Fired In 2018

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: A general view is seen during the College Football Sydney Cup match between Stanford University (Stanford Cardinal) and Rice University (Rice Owls) at Allianz Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Here's an early look at the hot seat rankings in 2018.

College football's 2017 coaching carousel was one of the craziest ever.

We had major programs like Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee and others having to make head coaching changes, either because they fired their head coach or because their head coach left for another school.

What will 2018 be like?

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

BYU is a proud program that had a brutal 2017, going 4-9. The Cougars have been rumored to be wanting to make a run at Navy's Ken Niumatalolo and that could happen if 2018 isn't a winning year.

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.