Fire up the coaching carousel, Black Monday is almost here!
That's the Monday after Week 17 every season. This year, that's going to be New Year's Eve, December 31, as teams (fittingly) start the process of forgetting the failures of last season and looking forward to new beginnings and the eternal optimism of a new year.
In the meantime, young coaches all around the league and even deep into the college ranks start padding their resumes. A strong finish to the season could mean the difference between a top-ranked unit and tons of phone calls or a middle-of-the-road statistical finish and a re-signed lease on their modest apartment.
It is with this mindset that we take a look at some of the top NFL coordinators in line for head coaching jobs in 2013.