A college football coordinator job is a nice gig—no media obligations to worry about, no need to schmooze with boosters, and infinitely less pressure than a head coaching job.
But when offensive and defensive coordinators lead extraordinarily successful units, programs around the nation take notice and look to court them with head coaching jobs of their own.
Some are content right where they are, some wait for the right opportunity, while others jump at the first chance to make something their own.
Here are six assistant coaches spread across those three categories who are hot commodities for lead roles.
Note: Only current assistant coaches were considered.