College football is a unique stage for a number of reasons. The most interesting act that plays out is the coaching carousel. This season, there are a number of top assistants that are pushing their way to the top of the head coaching discussion this fall.
Looking across the landscape, there have been some major surprises. Teams like Western Kentucky and UTSA have appeared from nowhere to join the national discussion from the bottom of expectations.
Coaches are what make the difference at every level of football.
Some of these coaches have been on the head coaching radar for a while, others are newcomers. These 10 guys are climbing their way to the top by coaching up great units in 2012.