Courtesy of its wide hash marks and hundreds of available coaching jobs, college football is home to more offensive creativity than any other sport.
From the spread to the pro-style and the run-heavy to the Air Raid, there are no limits placed on what's available to today's play-callers. Each method is feasible, and each method has a proven record of success. And with the recent focus on producing offensive results, effectively meshing and building off a variety of attacks is a must for continued success.
This need has resulted in some of most creative offensive schemes ever produced on a football field. At the same time, many programs have watered down this creativity by simply copying what the other guys are doing—becoming different and the same all at once.
There are still some innovative minds walking the sidelines. They don't just add a trick play or two then call it a new concept. Instead, they take an idea or a scheme, mold it to fit their personnel and then call the plays as part of winning game plans. After all, creativity is a moot point if it's just a different path to losing.
Following are the five coaches who currently develop and implement their unique game plans better than anybody in the country.