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5 College Football Coaches Who Could Be Fired In 2018

A general view of Texas Tech's football stadium.

LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 12: A general view of play between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The 2018 college football season is still a couple of months away, but it's never too early for hot seat rankings. Which college football coaches need to win (and perhaps win big) in 2018 in order to keep their jobs? Here are five potential coaches on the hot seat.

5 coaches on the hot seat entering 2018

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. The Jayhawks just fired their athletic director. 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.