This has been a great year for college football. It's had Hail Mary passes in the final seconds of regulation. It's had tough overtime losses and wins. It's had shuffling of teams in the top 10, and it's had administrative shuffling under some bizarre circumstances.
With all the hype about guys like Urban Meyer, it's easy to miss the fact that there were some administrative changes last year. It's easy to lose the difference-makers in the sea of articles about next year.
This article is to reward those who made a difference this year. For that reason, all but one of the coaches in this article are new hires at their schools. I have loosely ranked them, but opinion was really the only requirement.