As with any college football season, most of the coaching-related discourse in 2013 has revolved around those on the hot seat—guys like Lane Kiffin at USC or Mack Brown at Texas, who either have been fired or might be this offseason.
Negativity, for some reason, is more fun to talk about, but what about the other side of the coin? What about the coaches who have played themselves off of the hot seat, or the ones who have made talk of their job status even more ludicrous than it might have been this summer?
There have been some remarkable coaching jobs in college football this year, whether it be turning around a down-trodden program or raising a good one to newer heights.
Only one man, though, can take home AP Coach of the Year Honors come season's end.
Here's a look at the top contenders.