Considering the success that former Stanford Cardinal coach Jim Harbaugh has had in his first season with the San Francisco 49ers, it seems likely that other NFL teams may look at the college level to find their next head coach.
With the recent firings of Tony Sparano, Jack Del Rio and Todd Haley, and few more (Norv Turner?) likely coming, there will be several NFL teams looking for coaches in the offseason.
Not all their candidates will come from the professional level. Here are the college coaches that are considered the top prospects for available NFL head coaching gigs.