Just two weeks into the college football season, coaches at some of the most glamorous programs in the sport have been firmly put on the grill, as their programs slide towards anonymity. These four coaches better reverse course once conference play starts up, or they could find themselves out of a job.
4. Chip Kelly
Kelly went 46-7 during his tenure as Oregon head coach, and has already lost more games in Los Angeles than he did in Eugene. His 3-11 record, including losses to a Cincinnati team that got beat 42-0 last week and San Diego State, speaks to the disarray the Bruins are wallowing in. Jim Mora left the program in a rough spot, but Kelly has managed to make Mora look like Bobby Bowden.
3. Scott Frost
As Kliff Kingsbury can attest, it's not always easy to coach at your alma mater. Frost, a former national championship winning quarterback at Nebraska, was expected to make the Cornhuskers the cream of the Big Ten West crop after leading UCF to an undefeated record. However, he lost his first six games in 2018 and spoiled promising expectations by falling to old Big Eight rival Colorado. The glory days of Tom Osborne are a long way off from what we have right now in Lincoln.
2. Willie Taggart
Taggart's Florida State career started in 2018 with an embarassing loss and them a narrow win over what should have been a creampuff. Well, 2019 has followed that exact same pattern, as they fell at home to Boise State and needed a missed extra point in overtime to seal a win over Louisiana-Monroe. The "offensive genius" has concocted a sophomoric unit and a defense that would gave trouble with a semi-pro team. You have to work hard to not win at this program given the recruits they get, but Taggart has managed to do just that.
1. Jeremy Pruitt
It's hard to imagine a worse two-game series than what Pruitt has just overseen at Tennessee. Georgia State, who was 2-10 last year, came into Neyland Stadium and put up 38 points in an upset win. Just a week removed from Utah kicking the crap out of them, BYU also managed to beat the Volunteers. The same Tennessee that won a national championship under Phil Fulmer is now unable to beat Georgia State at home. This is why you don't let your fans pick the head coach (looking at you, Clay Travis).