College Football's Top 20 Assistant Coaches

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College Football's Top 20 Assistant Coaches
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is the best assistant coach in college football

Assistant coaches at major college football programs don’t receive nearly the same amount of publicity and fame as their head-coaching counterparts do. However, the job still has plenty of perks.

Most of the top coordinators in the country get paid a six-figure salary to live and breathe football all year long. Nonetheless, it’s no easy job. An assistant coach has to be able to recruit, game-plan, scout opponents and most importantly, he has to lead a unit that produces.

If he does all of that well, he’ll quickly become a coveted head-coaching candidate. If he doesn’t, he’ll quickly become unemployed.

We know who many of the top college coordinators were this past season. But what about the top coordinators to watch for next season?

Here’s a look at college football’s top 20 assistant coaches for 2013.

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