Spread offenses have taken over college football, from the Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12 to the Baylor Bears in the Big 12. Even some Southeastern Conference teams have made spread attacks work against old-school Southern defenses.
Many college head coaches—such as Kevin Sumlin, Mike Gundy, Dana Holgorsen and Art Briles—are known as offensive gurus. And that's not even counting former Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who has taken his fast-paced spread offense to the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL.
However, behind the big-name head coaches are offensive coordinators who hold the play cards and signal the quarterbacks, or make calls from the press box that make hurry-up offenses hum.
Some of these coaches are simply the next generation waiting to take over a team of their own.