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Sport 2021 Hot Seat Rankings: Manny Diaz, Mike Norvell heat up as Jim Harbaugh among coaches cooling off

20:35  05 october  2021
20:35  05 october  2021 Source:   cbssports.com

Ravens' John Harbaugh: Fourth-down decision was a no-brainer

  Ravens' John Harbaugh: Fourth-down decision was a no-brainer The Baltimore Ravens capped off their dramatic 36-35 comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs with a fourth-down conversion that kept Patrick Mahomes from getting the ball back. © Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh The decision to convert on the 4th-and-1 was a risky one, but according to head coach John Harbaugh, it was a no-brainer. "There wasn't (any doubt)," Harbaugh said postgame via CBS Sports, indicating he was pretty sure Andy Reid and the Chiefs would have done the same thing. "I bet they're going for it, too, with Patrick Mahomes.

It's never too early to warm up the hot seat. Just look at September. We take no pleasure in reminding you that three of the hottest seats as noted this summer now sit unoccupied. UConn's Randy Edsall, USC's Clay Helton and Georgia Southern's Chad Lunsford were all fired last month.

  2021 Hot Seat Rankings: Manny Diaz, Mike Norvell heat up as Jim Harbaugh among coaches cooling off © Provided by CBS Sports

The hot seat has warmed significantly five weeks into the season for the coaches listed below. Remember, we're early in the process. In 2020, the coaching carousel silly season lasted eight months. When Buffalo hired Mo Lindquist on May 7, it had been eight months since Southern Miss' Jay Hopson resigned. Yes, the last silly season lasted longer than the 2020 regular season.

'Do you wanna go for this?': John Harbaugh, Lamar Jackson's 4th down decision lifts Ravens over Chiefs

  'Do you wanna go for this?': John Harbaugh, Lamar Jackson's 4th down decision lifts Ravens over Chiefs Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh called out to QB Lamar Jackson about going for it on a pivotal 4th down that sealed Sunday's win over the Chiefs.Not that Lamar Jackson hasn't earned it – he is a former MVP and on Sunday in the Ravens' 36-35 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs displayed once again why he is one of the best in the game.

A reminder: This is where we started with our annual offseason edition, and here's how the hot seats of all 130 FBS coaches were rated. Now we are taking a second look a month into 2021.

Below is our ratings key. Here's how the 130 FBS coaches sorted out before the season began. There were nine on the proverbial hot seat (rated 5 or 4) entering the season with another 14 starting to feel the heat (rated 3).

Rating What it means Coaches

5

Win or be fired

3

4

Start improving now

6

3

Pressure is mounting

14

2

All good ... for now

33

1

Safe and secure

52

0

Untouchable

22

That leads us to our updated Hot Seat Rankings. Here's how things are shaking out just over a month into the season. Take a look below.

Heating up

Holding steady

Cooling off

NBA Power Rankings: No. 1 Nets get richer, Lakers cling to top-five spot, Blazers sink after free agency moves .
NBA offseason deals have affected the pecking order heading into next seasonNow that we have a clearer picture of what teams will look like, we've updated the NBA Power Rankings we published immediately after the NBA Finals, with some significant changes. The Los Angeles Lakers dropped one spot to fifth after their offseason moves, largely due to questions about defense. Meanwhile, the Miami Heat moved up from 11th to seventh after the additions of Kyle Lowry and PJ Tucker, arguably the most impactful moves of the free agency period so far.

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