The college basketball offseason is full of wonderful things. Between coaches changing gigs, players transferring from one program to another and recruits committing to a school, the influx of stories around the nation can be coming as often as they do during the season. Even with all of that, though, it might leave you in a place where you could be missing actual basketball talk.
You know, things like asking about which players are front-runners for the Naismith Award, which teams are ranked too high or too low, and which program is going to wind up cutting down the nets in the Final Four.
Before any of that could happen, the success of a program and its players starts with its coach. That’s why we tend to see the same programs near the top of the mountain in college basketball each year. The same coach is with the same program and he is likely really good at his day job.
However, there are other coaches. Ones who once had a lot of promise and have not lived up to it, or guys who were once a proven commodity, but have failed in their new position. Those coaches are now, likely, on the proverbial hot seat for the 2014-15 season.
Let’s take a look at which coaches will be fighting for their jobs in the upcoming season.
Note: This is not set in any order of whose seat is the hottest. Just seven guys fighting for their jobs!