It's early and nothing -- absolutely nothing -- has been decided yet. We're not even at the stage of the season where leaks start arising out of every crack in athletic departments. But the games still count, and for these six coaches, the results have them feeling various degrees of heat:
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James Franklin - Penn State
Franklin sits on a lukewarm seat. He's not looking at being fired this season after losing to Pitt this weekend -- far from it -- but the loss does continue a trend of losing big games that, if it continues for the rest of this season, could make his offseason mighty interesting. The good news: Penn State still has games against Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa and Michigan State -- Franklin can still get that big-time win that's eluded him. The bad news: he has to play those teams.
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Mark Stoops - Kentucky
After that massive collapse in Week 1 and that whacking in Gainesville in Week 2, Stoops' seat should be on fire. It's hot, but it's going to take some more of that special kind of bad to get him out of Lexington -- he has a $12 million buyout this season that no athletic director in the country would want to pay. That said, more of this poor play could get Mitch Barnhart to make some phone calls.
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Gus Malzahn - Auburn
You can feel the pressure -- every game is a referendum on the Auburn head coach, and the more the Tigers' rival to the north dominates, the more the stakes are raised for Malzahn. He passed against Arkansas State this week. Texas A&M, who visits Saturday, isn't Arkansas State, though.
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Paul Haynes - Kent State
Haynes really needs to get his team to 6 wins this season -- the Golden Flashes are yet to go to a bowl game with him as the head coach. Losing to Penn State to start the season isn't a problem, but falling to North Carolina A&T, at home, is a really, really bad sign.
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Darrell Hazell - Purdue
There's only one stat you need to know about Hazell's tenure at Purdue: In the seven home games the Boilermakers have played under the head coach following wins, they're 0-7. Saturday's 38-20 loss to Cincinnati was probably the final blow for former Ohio State assistant and Kent State coach.