Coaching cycle 101: Names to watch when the carousel starts spinning

The college coaching carousel isn't spinning yet, but when it starts, candidate names will be flying like footballs out of the JUGS machine.

To get you prepared for the silly season, here is a list of coaches who could move up the ladder. These include Group of 5 head coaches to the Power 5; Power 5 head coaches to higher-profile Power 5 gigs; Power 5 coordinators to head-coaching positions and Group of 5 coordinators to head-coaching positions. Using input from industry insiders, I tried to separate the candidates into distinct tiers.

Not every coach on this list will land a better gig. Some might not even draw interviews during this cycle. But these are the coaches being talked about right now.

So get smart about the coaching cycle.