A quarter of the season is gone for some college football teams — seriously — and we're starting to get a good idea of some teams’ identity around the college football landscape.
Unfortunately for these coaches, that identity might result in them losing their jobs in the coming months.
Here are 11 coaches that enter Week 4 on the hot seat.
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Rod Carey - Northern Illinois
The Huskies have been one of the nation's best mid-major programs for years, but an 0-3 start has put that reputation in jeopardy. Carey is in his fourth full year at NIU and he needs to prove in the coming weeks that the program hasn't taken a step back under his leadership.
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Chuck Martin - Miami (Ohio)
This was supposed to be the breakthrough year for Martin. Instead, the Redhawks are 0-3 and struggling to find an identity. Martin could easily work his way off this list, but it's been a poor start in Oxford.
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Derek Mason - Vanderbilt
The Dores were spanked by Georgia Tech Saturday, pushing their record to 1-2. Vanderbilt was expecting a push forward this year, but it's looking like 2016 will be more of the same in Nashville.
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Steve Addazio - Boston College
Addazio's dudes aren't getting it done, and that could push him out the door. A 49-0 loss to Virginia Tech this weekend is a stench that will be tough to wash out this season.
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Clay Helton - USC
The Trojans are talented, but they've been stomped in their two games against high-level opponents. A losing season is hardly out of the question for USC, and soon, coaching is going to come into question. Helton's team has been disjointed and undisciplined through three contests.
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Tim DeRuyter - Fresno State
The Bulldogs — once a mid-major power — are 1-2 following a beat-down at the hands of Toledo. It's beginning to look like the beginning of the end for DeRuyter, whose best success came with former coach Pat Hill's players.
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Paul Haynes - Kent State
The Golden Flashes picked up their first win this weekend, but they're 43-point underdogs to Alabama on Saturday. Frankly, that massive spread could determine Haynes' job. Cover, and he might survive through the season.
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Darrell Hazell - Purdue
Maybe Hazell could go back to Kent State. His Boilermakers were on a bye this week, so not much has changed in Tippecanoe County, but that doesn't mean the burner under his chair was turned off.
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Mark Stoops - Kentucky
Stoops is supposedly a defensive-minded coach. Giving up 42-points to the one-dimentional New Mexico State Aggies is not a good way to keep your job if that's the case. Stoops has a $12 million buyout, but Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart might start making fundraising calls soon (if not already.)
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Les Miles - LSU
LSU had another unimpressive win Saturday, and for Miles, that's as good as a loss. The Tigers need to do something big if Les is to keep his job.
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Gus Malzahn - Auburn
Saturday's LSU-Auburn game might as well be an elimination contest. Malzahn has now lost seven straight home games to Power 5 opponents, second-most amongst major-conference teams. That's more than Kansas. The Tigers are good, they've just run into a rough schedule — that's life in the SEC. Alas, the loss to Texas A&M was bad, but there's no scenario imaginable where Malzahn survives if he loses to LSU this weekend.