The gap of accountability between coordinator and head coach in any sport is enormous. It is the same at every level of athletics. From high school to the ranks of the NFL, the weight shouldered by head coaches are massive.
To bridge this gap, coaches who have indoctrinated themselves with a specific set of schemes and have spent years looking through the eyes of a much-narrowed perspective must now take on the task of managing a whole other side of the ball.
Many coordinators have aspired to be head honcho of a professional football team, and just as many have failed. There are a number of assistants on pro staffs in 2011 who would be intriguing candidates for head coaching positions, but there are some that should pass on the offer.
Here are nine potential candidates who might be better off not answering the call.