Even after Will Muschamp firing, CBS Sports lists 2 more SEC coaches who sit on hot seats
Will Muschamp became the first SEC head coach to get fired this season, as the Gamecocks parted ways with him Sunday night.
Could other programs follow suit and make a coaching change this year?
CBS Sports latest hot seat rankings say at least one other coach could be fired: Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason. According to the outlet, LSU’s Ed Orgeron also sits on a seat that is quickly heating up.
CBS lists Mason as a “win or be fired” coach with just 4 games remaining.
“In 2010, Harbaugh hired a Minnesota Vikings defensive backs coach at Stanford who showed promise. That was Harbaugh’s last season before going to the 49ers, but Mason endured. New coach David Shaw made him defensive coordinator. That’s where Mason made his bones as an elite defensive scheme. For the most part, he has not been able to replicate that expertise at Vandy. Pity. Forget coaches, Mason is one of my favorite people. Maybe COVID-19 and Vandy’s budget keeps it from making a move, but an 0-6 start and 3-15 record over his last 18 games (1-13 SEC) isn’t a good look. Gosh, it’s hard competing in the SEC. Preseason rating: 5”
The Commodores have played some downright forgettable football under Mason. Several players have transferred, and COVID-19 has greatly impacted Vanderbilt throughout the season to where it barely has enough players eligible about every week. The Commodores sit 0-6, and they still face Florida, Tennessee, Georgi and Missouri, likely all losses. Mason would need to pull an upset for 2 to get his hot seat rankings reduced.
CBS lists Orgeron’s hot seat ranking as “pressure is mounting.”
“The Tigers weren’t expected to repeat or even come close. Who would be after a 15-0 season? But this season has been a series of unfortunate events. The program couldn’t stand the loss of all that talent and those coaches. The defense has been a sieve. Myles Brennan was hurt, then the quarterback job was opened up for competition. Defensive coordinator Bo Pelini, well, he’s no Dave Aranda. So far. Then there was USA Today’s bombshell regarding allegations of ignored sexual abuse by players. It’s hard to remember Coach O is the reigning national coach of the year. This was going to be a down year to begin with, but this down? Maybe an assumed bounce back in 2021 shouldn’t be assumed.”
Orgeron is safe based on 2019 alone, but the bombshell USA Today report has folks talking.