Throughout the 2012 season, many coaches from smaller schools earned recognition for their astonishing efforts. Northern Illinois's Dave Doeren, Louisiana Tech's Sonny Dykes, Kent State's Darrell Hazell, San Jose State's Mike MacIntyre and Utah State's Gary Andersen all got scooped up by more prominent schools as their lists of accomplishments grew to sufficient size.
The proliferation of the Internet, video technology and sports coverage have all put every aspect of college football at the tip of anyone's fingers. This means that every game, every season and every clutch, on-field decision could make or break a coach's immediate future.
This is especially true of the small schools. There are a few coaches on the radar, but these are the four remaining coaches that deserve a shot at the big leagues of college football right now.
*Coaches on the radar: Rod Carey, Northern Illinois Huskies and Frank Solich, Ohio Bobcats