It's not easy being a coach. Just ask the now departed Charlie Weis.
These guys show up each week with a game plan and hope to high heaven that things go exactly as they are drawn up—if they do, gold. If they don't, well, be sure to duck on your way out of the stadium.
However, each year brings forth a batch of coaches who defy the odds and find their way through to a season so fruitful, that you have to give them their props on a job well done.
This season's crop has some familiar names but also a few that may not be quite as vaunted as the others—the top 10 candidates for coach of the year are....