College Sports

Top 6 Coaches on the Hot Seat Entering 2014

FILE - In this Aug, 3, 2014, file photo, Florida head football coach Will Muschamp fields questions from the media during an NCAA college football Media Day, in Gainesville, Fla. Coaches often say they are always on the hot seat. That might be true, but some seats are hotter than others. A few coaches in high-profile positions heading into 2014 very much in need of winning records and quality victories. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)
FILE - In this Aug, 3, 2014, file photo, Florida head football coach Will Muschamp fields questions from the media during an NCAA college football Media Day, in Gainesville, Fla. Coaches often say they are always on the hot seat. That might be true, but some seats are hotter than others. A few coaches in high-profile positions heading into 2014 very much in need of winning records and quality victories. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin, File)

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  • FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2010, file photo, former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon Jr. sits in his office in Henderson, Nev. A federal judge ruled Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 that the NCAA can't stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

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