Sometimes change is needed.
For a handful of college football programs in 2010, that time for change came. Names like Brian Kelly, Lane Kiffin, and Turner Gill were not only seen all over ESPN and other media outlets, but they were seen packing their bags in order to find greener pastures at their newest destinations.
Some take over programs on the upswing drooling with potential, while others taking over ones that recently have found little to no success.
No matter which scenario these eight new head coaches find themselves in, they all face heavy expectations from the nation and their respective fan bases. Although some of these expectations may seem unfair or unjust, they are realistic in the college football world of today.
Success will come in different ways for many of these coaches. Some will be chasing conference titles while others are just looking to bring their programs back to respectability.
Regardless of the scenario, let's take a look at the eight head coaches looking to find success in their first year at the helm and what their timetables for success look like.