One FOX Sports writer envisions three SEC coaches facing big problems this fall.
FOX Sports’ Aaron Torres wrote an interesting piece in which he listed Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin, Tennessee’s Butch Jones and Auburn’s Gus Malzahn as coaches who could face “doom” because of their tough schedules in 2017.
For what it’s worth, Sumlin is listed as No. 5 within the group. Jones is No. 2 and Malzahn No. 1. Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and UCLA’s Jim Mora also are included.
Be sure to check out the entire post to learn the reasoning behind each entry. Those three SEC coaches mentioned shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who follows the conference. Sumlin has struggled to close out a season in a positive way of late. Jones’ struggles are well-documented, and Malzahn faces a big year with heightened expectations because of quarterback Jarrett Stidham’s arrival.
It wouldn’t be a shock to see at least one of those coaches fired by the end of next season. So much remains to be seen. Still, the stakes should be obvious for Sumlin, Jones and Malzahn.
The heat is on, for sure.