Hot Seat to Enter 2016 Season

1. Darrell Hazell, Purdue

Hazell should’ve been canned after last season, but was retained because they wouldn’t have attracted quality candidates because of the other similar job openings. I’ll be surprised if he isn’t fired midseason. Logical candidates to replace Hazell would include: Brock Spack (Illinois State H.C.), Jeff Brohm (Western Kentucky H.C.), and Bo Pelini (former Nebraska H.C.).

2. Doug Martin, New Mexico State

Martin is another one of these listed candidates who probably should’ve been canned after last season. New Mexico State is terrible on both sides of the ball, and yet he was retained because the school wouldn’t be able to attain a good coach. I’m not expecting next season to be any better. Logical candidates to replace Martin include: Gregg Brandon (Colo. School of Mines H.C.), Kerry Locklin (NMSU DL Coach), and Chip Lindsey (Arizona State O.C.).

3. Paul Petrino, Idaho

I’m very surprised that Petrino didn’t optionally leave Idaho for an FBS coordinator job after the news broke that Idaho would move back down to the FCS. Yet, this will likely be Petrino’s last year coaching the Vandals. Logical candidates to replace Petrino include: Bob Stitt, (Montana H.C.), Brian Lindgren (Colorado O.C.), and Mike Breske (Idaho D.C.).

4. Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia

Holgorsen’s seat has been quite warm for the past few years because of mediocre play and questionable character. Shane Lyons is a relatively new athletics director, and there’s a fair chance that he’ll want to reshape the football program after next season. Logical candidates to replace Holgorsen include: Rich Rodriguez (Arizona H.C.), Jeremy Pruitt (Alabama D.C.), and Doug Nussmeier (Florida O.C.).

5. Steve Addazio, Boston College

Even though Addazio started off his tenure at Boston College with some success, things have been trending downward rather quickly. If he has another winless season against conference competition, I’d be surprised if he comes back for 2017. Logical candidates to replace Addazio include: Don Brown (Michigan D.C.), Al Golden (Lions TE Coach), and Nathaniel Hackett (Jaguars QB Coach).

6. Paul Haynes, Kent State

Haynes has completely flopped as Kent State’s head coach, turning around a once-promising program into a sloppy one. If things don’t change fast, I’d expect him to be canned, perhaps in the middle of the season. Logical candidates to replace Haynes include: Darrell Hazell (Purdue H.C.), Jon Heacock (Iowa State D.C.), and Joe Moorhead (Penn State O.C.).

7. Mike MacIntyre, Colorado

Things haven’t been pretty so far during MacIntyre’s tenure in Boulder. Yet, there is some promise that he can get things turned around. Recruiting classes have began to pick up, and he’s doing a decent job of developing high school recruits into formidable college football players. However, if things don’t pick up quickly, he’s likely gone. Logical candidates to replace MacIntyre include: Vance Joseph (Dolphins D.C.), Bob Stitt (Montana H.C.), and Dave Aranda (Louisiana State D.C.).

8. Charlie Strong, Texas

Charlie Strong’s seat has been warm since the day he took the job. Two seasons in and things haven’t progressed much. Similar to MacIntyre, he’s done a decent job of recruiting and developing players, but he’s likely gone if things don’t turn around quickly, especially given the impatience of Texas boosters. Logical candidates to replace Strong include: Tom Herman (Houston H.C.), Bryan Harsin (Boise State H.C.), and Jon Gruden (ESPN Analyst).

9. Les Miles, Louisiana State

Towards the end of last year, there was a public brawl between long-time coach Les Miles and AD Joe Alleva. I’d expect one to be gone sooner or later. The two likely scenarios for LSU are that Miles is either forced out or that he remains with a new athletics director. Logical candidates to replace Miles include: Jimbo Fisher (Florida State H.C.), Rich Rodriguez (Arizona H.C.), and Ed Orgeron (LSU DL Coach).

10. Run Turner, Florida International

Turner was a questionable hire at FIU from day one, and things predictably haven’t gone so well. Yet he also walked into a tough situation because Mario Cristobal’s firing was the most controversial and surprising coaching change I’ve seen in years. But if FIU doesn’t make a bowl game this year, Turner is likely gone. Logical candidates to replace Turner include: Scott Satterfield (Appalachian State H.C.), Geoff Collins (Florida D.C.), and Todd Orlando (Houston D.C.).

11. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech

Things have taken a turn for the worse in Atlanta, and as a result Paul Johnson’s seat has become very warm. There’s a lot of pressure for change from boosters, and the new A.D. might want to bring in his own guy to run the program. Candidates to replace Johnson include: Ken Niumatalolo (Navy H.C.), John Baxter (USC TE Coach), and Ken Whisenhunt (Chargers O.C.).

12. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M

Texas A&M has been scandal-ridden lately, whether it be an assistant tweeting at his recruits or their two quarterbacks transferring out of the program. He likely makes it past this year, but nothing is guaranteed with the high expectations from A&M boosters and fans. Logical candidates to replace Sumlin include: Tom Herman (Houston H.C.), Chad Morris (SMU H.C.), and Larry Fedora (North Carolina H.C.)



  1. Mark Stoops, Kentucky
  2. Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State
  3. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt
  4. James Franklin, Penn State
  5. Mike Riley, Nebraska
  6. Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan
  7. Gus Malzahn, Auburn
  8. Ron Caragher, San Jose State

Honorable Mention:

  • Craig Bohl, Wyoming
  • Clay Helton, Southern Cal
  • Chuck Martin, Miami (OH)
  • Jeff Monkey, Army
  • Charlie Partridge, Florida Intl.

ESPN 100 Recruiting Predictions as of June 15, 2016

1. Trey Smith, OT (Jackson, TN) Ole Miss

2. Isaiah Wilson, OT (Brooklyn, NY) Alabama

5. Robert Beal, DE (Norcross, GA) Georgia

6. Dylan Moses, ATH (Bradenton, FL) LSU

7. Marvin Wilson, DT (Houston, TX) LSU

8. Jeffrey Okudah, S (Grand Prairie, TX) Ohio State

10. Deangelo Gibbs, CB (Loganville, GA) Georgia

12. D. Peoples-Jones, WR (Detroit, MI) Ohio State

15. Joseph Lewis, WR (Los Angeles, CA) USC

20. Phidarian Mathis, DT (Monroe, LA) LSU

22. Kary Vincent, CB (Port Arthur, TX) TCU

23. Tee Higgins, WR (Oak Ridge, TN) Clemson

24. JaCoby Stevens, ATH (Murfreesboro, TN) Georgia

25. Cam Akers, RB (Clinton, MS) Ole Miss

26. Jerry Jeudy, WR (Deerfield Beach, FL) Alabama

27. Foster Sarell, OT (Graham, WA) Stanford

29. James Robinson IV, WR (Lakeland, FL) Florida

30. D.J. Johnson, DE (Sacramento, CA) Ole Miss

31. Baron Browning, OLB (Kennedale, TX) Texas

32. Chase Young, DE (Hyattsville, MD) Maryland

34. Stanford Samuels, CB (Pembroke, FL) Florida State

35. Wyatt Davis, OT (Bellflower, CA) Alabama

36. LaBryan Ray, DT (Madison, AL) Alabama

37. Jamyest Williams, CB (Loganville, GA) Georgia

38. Andrew Thomas, OT (Atlanta, GA) Georgia

39. Darnay Holmes, CB (Calabasas, CA) Nebraska

43. Tedarrell Slaton, OT (Plantation, FL) Michigan

45. Thomas Graham, CB (R. Cucamonga, CA) UCLA

49. Kellen Mond, QB (Bradenton, FL) Auburn

50. Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT (Oakland, CA) USC

51. Trevon Grimes, WR (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Ohio State

52. Greg Rogers, DT (Las Vegas, NV) USC

53. Tony Gray, OT (Loganville, GA) Georgia

54. K’Lavon Chaisson, DE (Houston, TX) Oklahoma

55. Austin Jackson, OT (Phoenix, AZ) USC

57. Grant Delpit, S (Bradenton, FL) LSU

58. Anthony McFarland, RB (Hyattsville, MD) Maryland

61. Aubrey Solomon, DT (Leesburg, GA) Alabama

62. Khalan Laborn, RB (Virginia Beach, VA) Florida State

64. D’Andre Swift, RB (Philadelphia, PA) Georgia

65. Anthony Hines III, LB (Plano, TX) Oklahoma

66. Akial Byers, DT (Fayetteville, AR) Alabama

69. Chevin Calloway, CB (Dallas, TX) Oklahoma

70. Justin Foster, OLB (Shelby, NC) Tennessee

73. Malik Herring, DE (Forsyth, GA) Georgia

74. Daniel Wright, S (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Florida State

77. Tyjon Lindsey, WR (Corona, CA) Ohio State

78. C.J. Avery, S (Grenada, MS) Ole Miss

80. Robert Hainsey, OG (Bradenton, FL) Penn State

84. Austin Troxell, OT (Madison, AL) Alabama

86. Jay Tufele, DT (South Jordan, UT) USC

87. Todd Harris, S (Plaquemine, LA) LSU

89. Cesar Ruiz, C (Bradenton, FL) Michigan

90. Markaviest Bryant, DE (Cordell, GA) Georgia

92. Jeremiah Holloman, WR (Covington, GA) Georgia

93. Markquese Bell, WR (Bridgeton, NJ) Michigan

96. Nathan Proctor, OLB (Indian Head, MD) Maryland

100. Jedrick Wills, OG (Lexington, KY) Kentucky

“The One and Only” MLB Mock Draft 2k16– tune in tonight at 6pm C.T. to watch live

1. Philadelphia Phillies A.J. Puk, LHP (Florida)

2. Cincinnati Reds Nick Senzel, 3B (Tennessee)

3. Atlanta Braves Jason Groome, LHP (Barnegat H.S.)

4. Colorado Rockies Riley Pint, RHP (St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.)

5. Milwaukee Brewers Corey Ray, OF (Louisville)

6. Oakland Athletics Mickey Moniak, OF (Costa Canyon H.S.)

7. Miami Marlins Braxton Garrett, LHP (Florence H.S.)

8. San Diego Padres Matt Manning, RHP (Sheldon H.S.)

9. Detroit Tigers Kyle Lewis, OF (Mercer)

10. Chicago White Sox Dakota Hudson, RHP (Mississippi State)

11. Seattle Mariners Justin Dunn, RHP (Boston College)

12. Boston Red Sox Zack Collins, C (Miami)

13. Tampa Bay Rays Delvin Perez, SS (International Baseball Academy)

14. Cleveland Indians Blake Rutherford, OF (Chaminade College Prep)

15. Minnesota Twins Forrest Whitley, RHP (Alamo Heights H.S.)

16. Los Angeles Angels Alex Kirilloff, OF (Plum H.S.)

17. Houston Astros Zack Burdi, RHP (Louisville)

18. New York Yankees Ian Anderson, RHP (Shenendehowa H.S.)

19. New York Mets Will Craig, 3B (Wake Forest)

20. Los Angeles Dodgers Jordan Sheffield, RHP (Vanderbilt)

21. Toronto Blue Jays Cody Sedlock, RHP (Illinois)

22. Pittsburgh Pirates Nolan Jones, SS (Holy Ghost Prep)

23. St. Louis Cardinals Josh Lowe, 3B (Pope H.S.)

24. San Diego Padres Cal Quantrill, RHP (Stanford)

25. San Diego Padres Will Benson, OF (Westminster School)

26. Chicago White Sox Gavin Lux, SS (Indian Trail Academy)

27. Baltimore Orioles Buddy Reed, OF (Florida)

28. Washington Nationals Drew Mendoza, SS (Lake Minneola H.S.)

29. Washington Nationals Dane Dunning, RHP (Florida)

30. Texas Rangers Taylor Trammell, Mount Paran Christian H.S.)

31. New York Mets Eric Lauer, LHP (Kent State)

32. Los Angeles Dodgers Bryan Reynolds, OF (Vanderbilt)

33. St. Louis Cardinals Matt Thaiss, C (Virginia)

34. St. Louis Cardinals Kevin Gowdy, RHP (Santa Barbara H.S.)