Head coaches can get all the praise or blame when it comes to winning and losing. Just don't forget there are plenty of other coaches involved in game planning and player development, too.
The Big 12 is home to some of the best assistant coaches in the country. While the conference has always been known for its offense, several defensive coaches showed just how good they were in 2013.
This is an homage to the assistant coaches in the Big 12 who had banner years. Which ones made the cut? Find out in the following slides.
(All stats used courtesy of cfbstats.com.)