The NFL coaching carousel has reached frightening speeds now that seven teams have fired their head coaches, and there are a variety of rumors floating around about who could fill the coaching vacancies.
Many of the coaches freshly hitting the unemployed market will not have a chance as a head coach again next season. This opens up the door for younger assistants to move up and begin the next generation of head coaches.
This also leaves the door open for a few retired coaches to make surprise returns.
Let's examine the latest rumors as to who is landing where on the 2012 NFL coaching carousel.