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Some college football coaches receive endless opportunities, whether due to early success or just a last name. Here are five prominent examples.
Handed a role as interim athletic director on Tuesday, UCF coach George O'Leary is now the only cook in the kitchen, which may not be the best thing.
Would Nick Saban be in Tuscaloosa -- and would the Crimson Tide be the force it is today -- if the NCAA had actually handed down the dreaded death penalty to Alabama?
Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck is young and unrecognizable, but he could very well be the Next Big Thing in college football ... if he wins.
Coaches at Virginia Tech, Miami and Texas are not on the "hot seat" quite yet ... but their chairs are certainly warming up. Here's why.
If Navy is in the running for a New Year's Six (major) bowl, the College Football Playoff will hold spots for it and the postseason bowl picture may not be decided until mid-December.
An early signing period may be established for college football recruits this week. The SEC is strongly against the move, which makes it even more attractive for its foes.
Schools are less patient than ever for their college football coaches to find success. Here's what it looked like when coaches were fired over the last six years.
With so many major jobs changing hands, the Hot Seat Rankings have undergone a shift, too, but Tim Beckman and Mike London are firmly at the top for 2015.
Stardom seemed predestined for Ezekiel Elliott, the latest, great Ohio State running back, but it's a tight family that continues to keep him grounded.

Anyone in need of a credential from all the BCS title games? Dennis Dodd has them. In three decades in the business, he's covered everything from the Olympics to Stanley Cup to conference realignment. Just get him on campus in a press box in the fall. His heart lies with college football.
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