No way anyone gets fired if we make a bowl game this year. Have you even seen the schedule for 2015?
This. So much this. A season that gives any kind of hope for next year is back for next year. It's not worth a fifteenth thread, imo.
But I look at conference records as more important than just overall. I also look at offense, defense, and special teams as individual units as well as over all team performance. I also consider overtime losses differently from blowout losses when judging coaching.