Ranking SEC Coaches based on how hot their seat is in 2020

The SEC football season is starting. It felt like forever. The SEC will have many coaches entering the season with their seat burning, so today I will rank the coaches by hot their seat is in 2020.





The Newbies

Lane Kiffin- Ole Miss

Mike Leach- Mississippi State

Sam Pittman- Arkansas

Eliah Drinkwitz- Missouri


These coaches are entering their first year with their team. Usually, teams don't fire head coaches after one year, so these coaches' seats are safe for now.





The Freezers

Nick Saban- Alabama

Ed Orgeron- LSU

Kirby Smart- Georgia

Dan Mullen- Florida

Gus Malzahn- Auburn


The coaches seats are freezing cold. No school would fire these coaches, even if they go 0-10. Not this year at least. Saban has probably the safest seat in College football. Orgeron comes off a national title, and Kirby Smart can consistently beat Florida. Malzahn is safe because he beats Bama like every other year. Mullen is the most debatable guy here, but with the success he's had against every SEC team except for LSU and Georgia, I'd say he's safe as well.





The Colder Side

Jimbo Fisher- Texas A&M

Mark Stoops- Kentucky


Both of these coaches enter this season with reasonably high expectations. Fisher's seat is slightly warmer than Stoops by the fact that A&M is projected to be a top 15 team, and if he disappoints, his seat will get warmer. Add the fact that he's committed recruiting violations, his seat will get hot if he can't capitalize this season.




The Mildly Warm

Jeremy Pruitt- Tennessee


Pruitt is the only guy in this category because he's in an interesting position. Predictions for the Vols have been everywhere from 2nd to 5th in the SEC East. Pruitt seat should be safe, as long as the Vols don't mess up. Pruitt is a pretty good coach considering he got a team from rock bottom to 3rd in the SEC East in 2 years.




The Burning Hot

Will Muschamp- South Carolina

Derek Mason- Vanderbilt


Muschamp endured a terrible season in 2019, despite beating Georgia. He enters 2020 with a better team, but if he can't get the Gamecocks to a reasonable record, he may be shown the door come 2021. Mason was surprisingly not fired after a 3-9 season in 2019. He'll enter 2020 with a team that looks like an FCS level team. 1 win for Vandy this year would be a job done for Mason. The question is now, how they will get that one win.



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