Recent college coaches who have made the leap to the NFL have not fared so well. Nick Saban, Mike Riley, Dennis Erickson, Butch Davis, Steve Spurrier and Bobby Petrino all struggled during their time in the NFL. In 19 seasons combined, they have just two winning seasons among them.
However, there are some fantastic coaches at the college level that deserve a shot at the NFL.
On this list you won't see anyone who already got their shot. There won't be Saban, Riley, Erickson, Davis, Spurrier or Petrino on the list.
You also won't see Urban Meyer or Joe Paterno. Meyer has retired and Paterno is just too old to make the move.
So read on to find out the coaches who most deserve a shot at the next level.