Flames Licking at Their Heels: What Coaches are on the Dreaded Hot Seat?

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Steve Donahue – Boston College

Dec 15, 2013; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Boston College head coach Steve Donahue directs his players during the second half of BC

If there’s any college coach who is more in danger of being fired than Donahue, I’d like to meet them.  After spending 10 seasons with Cornell, including 3 straight NCAA Tournament trips, being ranked #17 in the Coaches Poll, and a Sweet Sixteen appearance, Donahue took the head coach position at Boston College, a job made vacant by the firing of Al Skinner.  Donahue started off well for a first-season coach taking over a team that had finished below .500 the season before, and had the Eagles in the NIT.

Since that first season, it’s been all downhill for Donahue’s Eagles, who are 49-59 since he took over.  This season could be hideous for the Eagles, who have already started off 4-11.  ACC play can’t seem to even save them now, as they’d need a miracle to do well in one of the best ACC lineups in a while, as the conference already has 10 ten-win teams.  I don’t see Donahue being around for another season at Boston College, but I do think he’d be able to land on his feet at a smaller school.

 

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