BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 17: College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy presented by Dr Pepper is seen at Tiger Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Once thought to be CFP contenders, these two coaches could be on the hot seat now

This season got ugly for these guys.

Kevin Sumlin and Butch Jones were supposed to be the chosen ones this season! The Texas A&M and Tennessee coaches were supposed to finally break through and knock off some teams from their division to perhaps crash the College Football Playoff.

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However, Tennessee failed to win a weak SEC East and finished 8-4 (4-4) with embarrassing losses to South Carolina and Vanderbilt to boot. Meanwhile, Sumlin's team started off hot again with a six-game winning streak, but got dismantled by Alabama and had inexcusable losses to both Mississippi schools back-to-back. That coupled with a loss to LSU to end the season surely has fans a little salty.

Both coaches will enter the offseason on the hot seat according to Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples. Both also have their teams bowl-eligible so if they win those games then there's a chance that the seat could cool off a bit. However, Jones' overall record is now 29-21 in four years while Sumlin owns a 21-19 record in conference play during his time in College Station.

[h/t Saturday Down South]