Offensive coordinators have a high-profile, high-stress position. Regardless of execution on the field, the coordinator in charge is always held accountable for what happens.
Some get to run their own shows, while others pretty much operate within the confines of the head coach's system. The ones that are given complete control of their own offenses frequently find themselves with promotions all across the country.
A couple of the coaches on this list are actually starting at new schools in 2013. These coaches all finished in the top 25 during the 2012 season in terms of total offense.
Here are the nation's 12 offensive coordinators with the most freedom to run their own schemes.