He is on the hot seat and this year they have about as easy a schedule as an SEC team could possibly have these days.
NC State - Neutral Site
Georgia State - Home
Florida - Home
Akron - Home
Georgia - Away
Miss State - Away coming off an open week
Alabama - Home
South Carolina - Away
Troy - Home
Missouri - Home
Vanderbilt - Away (Home really)
Kentucky - Home
They pretty much start off with 5 wins although Kentucky and Vanderbilt have been catching them as of late and could pull the upset.
Then they got Missouri, Miss State and NC State all as winnable games.
But looking at this schedule and thinking that for the first time Derek Dooley should have most of his own guys out on the field how many wins does he need to keep his job? I'm thinking he needs to go 7-5 and have a respectable showing in the bowl game. If they go 6-6 and have a loss to Vandy or Kentucky he is gone.