After two weeks of college football, it appears that one of the more popular topics to discuss is ‘Coaches on the Hotseat’.
Fox Sports has a Top 10 List that includes Maryland’s Ralph Friedgen at #3 and Virginia’s Al Groh at #1. These two schools currently bring up the rear in ACC Sports Journal’s current power rankings. Fox’s list can be seen by clicking here.
Take a look at the bottom section of this entry that we ran in June proclaiming that Groh needed to win ‘8 or 9 games’ this season. That was pretty flabbergasting at the time; and now it obviously looks next to impossible to achieve.
Fox is claiming that Virginia and Maryland will have a race towards Jeff Jagodzinski.
Groh is straddling a six-game losing streak with his latest two losses against TCU and William & Mary. With Southern Miss (Sept.19) looming as the next Cavalier-slayer, rest assured his streak will continue despite Virginia’s glorious quest for ACC relevancy. The Cavaliers might beat Duke and Indiana, but don’t count on it. Things are so bad that, last year, Groh fired his own son as offensive coordinator. It’s going to be a race between Virginia and Maryland on who will throw more Benjamins at Jeff Jagodzinski.
Are you kidding me?
“Jags” may be a decent fit at Maryland’ and, the Terps have shown no problem with having real assholes hold their head jobs (see Friedgen & Gary Williams). But, I propose to you that Mike London will be the leading candidate for possibly both of these jobs – particularly Virginia. Additionally, a wild-card to consider would be Tommy Tuberville (again, more at Virginia)
The primary “coach on the hotseat” that could have a potentially big impact on NC State is obviously Charlie Weis at Notre Dame. It was no secret that some Notre Dame representatives extended overtures to Tom O’Brien during the last offseason; but, I won’t be concerned about this potential scenario until a time comes when I have to be. After Urban Meyer, I think the Fighting Irish would land Cincinnati’s Brian Kelly with little to no disruption in Raleigh.
Of course, Carolina fans aren’t resting ridiculously easy this year either as the few astute fans they have will be watching the performance of Wade Phillips and the Dallas Cowboys with particular interest.
While we are talking Virginia football, we kind of are obligated to share the following video that has become quite a favorite on the internet this week.