USC started the 2022 head coaching carousel rather early this season, relieving Clay Helton of his duties after a Week 2 loss to Stanford. Head coach firings are inevitable in all sports. With so many programs weighing their future options, here is a list of coaches looking to escape the hot seat.
Scott Frost – Nebraska
I’m not sure coach Forst can save his job in Nebraska, but this week gives him a great opportunity to see if he can. Nebraska has a David vs. Goliath matchup in front of them as they take on the #3 Oklahoma Sooners this weekend. Frost has yet to secure a winning record at his alma mater with an overall record of 14-21. an embarrassing loss Saturday could have the Nebraska native son staring at a pink slip.
Dino Babers – Syracuse
Coach Babers has yet to recreate Syracuse’s success in 2018 when the Orange finished 10-3. Since the end of that season, Syracuse is 7-18, going an abysmal 1-10 last season. While creating a football brand at Syracuse takes time, Babers is in his sixth season with a record of 25-37. The team has started 1-1 this season and doesn’t play another conference game until October. Babers’s seat will be safe a little while longer if the team takes care of what is in front of them in September.
Scott Satterfield – Louisville
A seat that could become rather warm as the season progresses would be Scott Satterfield’s in Louisville. Satterfield hasn’t had a winning season at Louisville since his first year in 2019. The program continues to decline as fans are not enjoying the product they see on the field.
Louisville Football has a high standard that has been established over multiple decades. Right now, that standard isn't being met and I'm still looking for signs that it will… pic.twitter.com/YbZbw037EY
— Nick Coffey (@TheCardConnect) September 9, 2021
Fans are starting to become displeased with the culture of Louisville football. Satterfield is entering his third full season with a program that was left in a bad place when Bobby Petrino was let go in 2018. Louisville will play one more non-conference game Friday against UCF before starting ACC play. Satterfield’s seat is hot but could become much hotter before the Cardinals welcome in-state rival Kentucky to finish the 2021 season.