The dismissals/resignations seem to be happening earlier this season, with Tommy Bowden (Clemson), Tyrone Willingham (Washington), Tom Amstutz (Toledo) and Phil Fulmer (Tennessee) all announcing their decision not to return next season just two-thirds of the way through this year's campaign.
Which begs the question: Who's next?
Here are current seat temperatures for eight more coaches:
Greg Robinson (Syracuse)
The Orange coach is 9-34 in his fourth year, and The New York Times reported Syracuse has hired a search firm to find his replacement. It doesn't get much hotter than that.
Hot, As In, Marisa Miller Hot
Tommy Tuberville (Auburn)
SEC fans don't have long memories, and Auburn's pefect 2004 season is already ancient history. Auburn's 10-9 in its last 19 SEC games, and to add insult to injurt, that Saban guy across the state has his team at No. 1.
Mike Sanford (UNLV)
Sanford is 9-35 in his fifth year and his Rebels are currently 0-5 in the Mountain West. UNLV has some young talent in QB Omar Sneed and WR Phillip Payne, but still may have a new coach next season.
Joe Glenn (Wyoming)
Six years, one winning record and a trip to Tennessee this weekend. Joe the Coach may not be aptly named for long.
Can't Quite Fry An Egg, But Close
Kirk Ferentz (Iowa)
With a salary in the $3-4 million range, Ferentz needs to be competing for Big Ten and national titles. A 14-15 Big Ten record since 2005 falls far short of those expectations.
Ron Prince (Kansas State)
At a school that vividly remembers Bill Snyder's seven double-digit win seasons between 1995-2003, Prince's pedestrian 16-18 overall record and 8-13 Big 12 mark have not enthused the masses. With QB Josh Freeman likely heading for the NFL, the future isn't very bright.
Jeff Genyk (Eastern Michigan)
There isn't exactly a ton of tradition in Ypsilanti, but Genyk's five years have produced just 15 wins. And while several MAC teams have managed to notch a win over BCS teams recently, the Eagles are 0 for 11 on Genyk's watch.
Sweat Beads Are Beginning To Show
Sylvester Croom (Mississippi State)
Croom was certainly beloved in Starkville when he first arrived on the scene in 2004, but it appears the Bulldogs will not go to a bowl for the fourth time in five years. Croom has managed a measley 9-28 SEC record.