College football can be a very fickle game from year to year. One bad bounce of the ball and a team's conference and national title opportunities can vanish. Yet, despite that risk, coaches lead their respective teams into new seasons with new hopes and many with eyes on the BCS National Championship prize.
However, college football is also a game that caters to the elite coaches in the elite programs with the elite players. Many coaches only get so close but yet at the same time are so far.
Which brings us to these 10 college football coaches. These 10 are all of varying experience, but all have won at a high level at some point in their careers. Nevertheless, they are 10 coaches who despite past success will not get to enjoy the sweet success of a conference and/or a national championship.