Given Oregon’s Chip Kelly’s surprise move to the NFL Philadelphia Eagles, it’s interesting to discuss which college football coach will be the next guy to give the pro game a try.
Yes, while many have gone, relatively few college football coaches have enjoyed the kind of success in the pro ranks that they did on the institutional gridiron.
Recent examples of this phenomenon include Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier, both championship-level college coaches who flopped in the NFL.
At the end of the day, this scarcity of positive results makes a conversation of who will get called up for their crack at the NFL all the more intriguing.
The following slideshow starts the ball rolling by scanning the long list of current head coaches in FBS ball and highlights 10 guys who are the most likely to be destined to leave for the NFL.
These coaches have all the right stuff to be next Greg Schiano, Pete Carroll or Jim Harbaugh, joining the age-old rotation of college guys giving the NFL a whirl.