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The Athletic: MAC coaching hot seats
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Tom Arth, Akron: Another product of coaching factory John Carroll, the former NFL QB was 40-8 as the head coach at his alma mater before two seasons at Chattanooga (9-13) before jumping into a tough job in the MAC. He went 0-12 in 2019, went 1-5 last year with the lone win a blowout of Bowling Green, and is 1-4 with that victory over FCS Bryant. This is a school with good facilities by MAC standards with one of the best stadiums in the league. Also of note: The athletic director who hired Arth is no longer running the show. Temperature check: Very warm.

Scot Loeffler, Bowling Green: He was 3-14 going into this season, and that included a blowout loss to winless Akron last season. However, they played a pretty good South Alabama team close and then beat an FCS opponent before shocking Minnesota at the Gophers’ place as a 30.5-point underdog. That definitely cooled off his seat, and keep in mind, he’s at a school that doesn’t have much money to make any big moves. Temperature check: Lukewarm and cooling.

Chuck Martin, Miami of Ohio: He hasn’t had a losing season in MAC play since 2015 — his second year on the job. Overall, he’s 34-49 in what has proven to be a pretty up-and-down tenure. The RedHawks are 2-3 after a tough start to their schedule but are coming off a win over Central Michigan. If they can get around .500, he probably will be safe, but he’s been here awhile, and some folks around there may be tempted for some change. Temperature check: Not that warm.

Thomas Hammock, Northern Illinois: The former NIU running back was 5-13 in his first two seasons at a place that has had a lot of success. He is off to a decent start this season, though, with a nice road win at Georgia Tech and beating Eastern Michigan, which was 3-1, to go to 3-2. NIU is one of the better jobs in the MAC with good resources. Temperature check: Warm, but cooling off.

Tim Albin, Ohio: He took over for Frank Solich right before the season and is 1-4 at a place with some of the best resources in the MAC. If there’s more of a feeling that this program is backsliding, they’ll likely find someone else. The Bobcats did whip Akron last week, so maybe they can get some momentum from here. Temperature check: Pretty warm.
10-04-2021 03:33 PM
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RE: The Athletic: MAC coaching hot seats
(10-04-2021 03:33 PM)epasnoopy Wrote:  https://theathletic.com/2865006/2021/10/...ng-hotter/

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Tom Arth, Akron: Another product of coaching factory John Carroll, the former NFL QB was 40-8 as the head coach at his alma mater before two seasons at Chattanooga (9-13) before jumping into a tough job in the MAC. He went 0-12 in 2019, went 1-5 last year with the lone win a blowout of Bowling Green, and is 1-4 with that victory over FCS Bryant. This is a school with good facilities by MAC standards with one of the best stadiums in the league. Also of note: The athletic director who hired Arth is no longer running the show. Temperature check: Very warm.

Scot Loeffler, Bowling Green: He was 3-14 going into this season, and that included a blowout loss to winless Akron last season. However, they played a pretty good South Alabama team close and then beat an FCS opponent before shocking Minnesota at the Gophers’ place as a 30.5-point underdog. That definitely cooled off his seat, and keep in mind, he’s at a school that doesn’t have much money to make any big moves. Temperature check: Lukewarm and cooling.

Chuck Martin, Miami of Ohio: He hasn’t had a losing season in MAC play since 2015 — his second year on the job. Overall, he’s 34-49 in what has proven to be a pretty up-and-down tenure. The RedHawks are 2-3 after a tough start to their schedule but are coming off a win over Central Michigan. If they can get around .500, he probably will be safe, but he’s been here awhile, and some folks around there may be tempted for some change. Temperature check: Not that warm.

Thomas Hammock, Northern Illinois: The former NIU running back was 5-13 in his first two seasons at a place that has had a lot of success. He is off to a decent start this season, though, with a nice road win at Georgia Tech and beating Eastern Michigan, which was 3-1, to go to 3-2. NIU is one of the better jobs in the MAC with good resources. Temperature check: Warm, but cooling off.

Tim Albin, Ohio: He took over for Frank Solich right before the season and is 1-4 at a place with some of the best resources in the MAC. If there’s more of a feeling that this program is backsliding, they’ll likely find someone else. The Bobcats did whip Akron last week, so maybe they can get some momentum from here. Temperature check: Pretty warm.

Hammock's seat is only warm because he's sitting in it. Everyone knows he's going nowhere until 1) he gets an offer he wants at another school (0% chance of that happening this year), 2) he retires, or 3) his contract runs out and it's not renewed.
10-04-2021 05:35 PM
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RE: The Athletic: MAC coaching hot seats
(10-04-2021 05:35 PM)Big Red Wrote:  
(10-04-2021 03:33 PM)epasnoopy Wrote:  https://theathletic.com/2865006/2021/10/...ng-hotter/

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Tom Arth, Akron: Another product of coaching factory John Carroll, the former NFL QB was 40-8 as the head coach at his alma mater before two seasons at Chattanooga (9-13) before jumping into a tough job in the MAC. He went 0-12 in 2019, went 1-5 last year with the lone win a blowout of Bowling Green, and is 1-4 with that victory over FCS Bryant. This is a school with good facilities by MAC standards with one of the best stadiums in the league. Also of note: The athletic director who hired Arth is no longer running the show. Temperature check: Very warm.

Scot Loeffler, Bowling Green: He was 3-14 going into this season, and that included a blowout loss to winless Akron last season. However, they played a pretty good South Alabama team close and then beat an FCS opponent before shocking Minnesota at the Gophers’ place as a 30.5-point underdog. That definitely cooled off his seat, and keep in mind, he’s at a school that doesn’t have much money to make any big moves. Temperature check: Lukewarm and cooling.

Chuck Martin, Miami of Ohio: He hasn’t had a losing season in MAC play since 2015 — his second year on the job. Overall, he’s 34-49 in what has proven to be a pretty up-and-down tenure. The RedHawks are 2-3 after a tough start to their schedule but are coming off a win over Central Michigan. If they can get around .500, he probably will be safe, but he’s been here awhile, and some folks around there may be tempted for some change. Temperature check: Not that warm.

Thomas Hammock, Northern Illinois: The former NIU running back was 5-13 in his first two seasons at a place that has had a lot of success. He is off to a decent start this season, though, with a nice road win at Georgia Tech and beating Eastern Michigan, which was 3-1, to go to 3-2. NIU is one of the better jobs in the MAC with good resources. Temperature check: Warm, but cooling off.

Tim Albin, Ohio: He took over for Frank Solich right before the season and is 1-4 at a place with some of the best resources in the MAC. If there’s more of a feeling that this program is backsliding, they’ll likely find someone else. The Bobcats did whip Akron last week, so maybe they can get some momentum from here. Temperature check: Pretty warm.

Hammock's seat is only warm because he's sitting in it. Everyone knows he's going nowhere until 1) he gets an offer he wants at another school (0% chance of that happening this year), 2) he retires, or 3) his contract runs out and it's not renewed.

How many years does he have left on his contract? Any idea?
10-05-2021 11:48 AM
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RE: The Athletic: MAC coaching hot seats
At least 2 more after this one, maybe 3.

He’s not on the hot seat btw
10-05-2021 03:41 PM
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RE: The Athletic: MAC coaching hot seats
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Pretending to know what I am talking about while not watching MAC football, but I did look at the records the past 2 seasons…so here’s a little blurb I am going to pump out since you guys are paying for content…

It was too long. So they just called it what they called it.

By the way…did this guy even bother to glance at rosters? This isn’t an old team…it’s a bunch of kids. This team was not built with transfers, these are kids who are growing. I know 2 Google searches is generally too many for the media…but dang.
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RE: The Athletic: MAC coaching hot seats
(10-05-2021 03:45 PM)BigChilla Wrote:  Alternate title:

Pretending to know what I am talking about while not watching MAC football, but I did look at the records the past 2 seasons…so here’s a little blurb I am going to pump out since you guys are paying for content…

It was too long. So they just called it what they called it.

By the way…did this guy even bother to glance at rosters? This isn’t an old team…it’s a bunch of kids. This team was not built with transfers, these are kids who are growing. I know 2 Google searches is generally too many for the media…but dang.

That sums it up pretty well.
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RE: The Athletic: MAC coaching hot seats
Hammock is definitely not on a hot seat. He’s the rebuild of Huskie Football ie Joe Novak’s number 1 protege.
10-06-2021 01:11 PM
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RE: The Athletic: MAC coaching hot seats
Good resources??? Seriously???
10-06-2021 04:01 PM
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RE: The Athletic: MAC coaching hot seats
With a few exceptions MAC coaches leave for better jobs or get fired in 5 years or less..No data to support that but I should be close
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RE: The Athletic: MAC coaching hot seats
This is a piece of garbage as far as NIU is concerned. Hammock is not on the hot seat at all and our resources are very poor.
10-07-2021 10:51 AM
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RE: The Athletic: MAC coaching hot seats
Our endzone and indoor practice facilities are solid, assuming this is what he meant?
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RE: The Athletic: MAC coaching hot seats
Our end zone facility was built on the cheap and the last major projects we've done. That was basically juust enough to get us to a point where most schools already were. There are many other G5 programs that have $20-30 million end zone facilities that are much nicer.
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