When a college football head coaching job opens up, there are usually three different routes that schools take to fill that position: poach someone else's head coach, find someone that's been out of the game or scoop up a "hot" assistant or coordinator who's made a name for himself.
So far, though, most FBS teams that have hired new coaches this offseason have gone the poaching route, with six of the nine hires (as of Sunday) going to existing head coaches at other schools.
There are four vacancies still left to be filled in FBS: Texas, Arkansas State, Bowling Green and Army, which reportedly fired Rich Ellerson on Sunday, according to Sports Illustrated. Countless more will no doubt open up as the bowl games are played out over the next three weeks, with coaches shifting all around the country.
Head coaches are mostly known quantities in college football circles.
But what about those assistants and coordinators, the ones who often do most of the behind-the-scenes (and during-the-game) work to lead a team to success? Which of them are most likely to grab a head coaching gig this offseason, or at least jump to a better job somewhere else?