While head coaches all over college football get most of the credit, the assistants are the ones doing a lot of the work. Some coaches may have more assistants to choose from than others, but every BCS head coach has an assistant he considers to be his most important.
Some of these talented assistants are new to the coaching game, and nearly ready to step up into a head coaching role, while others are former head coaches finishing up an already successful career.
No matter what team it is, there are assistant coaches who are relied on heavily to do an excellent job.
Here is the most important assistant coach on every BCS team, in alphabetical order.
*Notre Dame is included with the BCS teams