The 2013 season will be loaded with expectations for a number of teams that witnessed surprising success in the past year. It will also bring ultimatums for a few coaches at schools with expectations that have yet to be met.
There are 10 coaches in particular who will be driving the national conversation. New coaches no longer take a backseat to title expectations, as second-year head coaches have taken home the crystal often in the past decade.
With each passing year, the pressure on coaches gets a little worse, but there are always going to be a select few that carry the burden of the job for the entire season. It could be higher than achievable expectations or the knowledge that a losing season means a lost job.
Here is a look at the coaches with the toughest roads to travel in 2013.