My 'hot seat' ratings

My 'hot seat' ratings

Dennis Dodd's "Hot Seat Ratings" for cbs.sportsline.com proved to be so interesting that we lifted the marks he gave the 12 SEC coaches and posted them in a story elsewhere on this site.

I agree with Dodd's ratings for the most part but I think he missed the mark in a few areas. That said, I'm offering my hot seat ratings for the 12 SEC coaches using Dodd's 0-5 scale. For the sake of comparison, my grade is at the far left of each column with Dodd's grade at the far right in parenthesis.

0 - Steve Spurrier, S.Carolina: He should run for governor (0)

0 - Mark Richt, Georgia: He rules the SEC East (0.5)

0 - Tommy Tuberville, Auburn: Thank you, Al Borges (0.5)

0 - Les Miles, LSU: Won SEC West as a rookie coach (0)

1 - Urban Meyer, Florida: Losing to Spurrier hurt a bit (1.5)

2 - Mike Shula, Alabama: Fans want to see more offense (1.5)

2 - Sylvester Croom, Miss. State: Beating Ole Miss won more time (2)

2 - Ed Orgeron, Ole Miss: He can recruit, but can he coach? (1)

3 - Phil Fulmer, Tennessee: See Mike Shula (2.5)

3 - Houston Nutt, Arkansas: Frosh QB Mustain may keep wolves at bay (2.5)

3.5 - Bobby Johnson, Vanderbilt: No one else wants the job (2.5)

5 - Rich Brooks, Kentucky: It's a miracle he's still employed (5)

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