The modern, ever-changing world of college football sees coaches rise to the top every year.
With a lot of hard work, strong recruiting skills, a little luck, and that "it" factor, a few coaches each season shatter expectations and are instantly considered among college football's elite.
While the 2011 season will be no different in that regard, the mystery that remains is which fast-rising coaches the year will belong to.
Here are five coaches who will surprise the college football world by having unexpectedly good seasons.
Sources: ESPN.com, Wikipedia.com