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The coordinators who are primed to become head coaches

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Kirby Smart has been coaching under Nick Saban at Alabama since 2007. Marvin Gentry/US Presswire

With the college football season now a day away, here is a handy guide for the coordinators to watch for 2015.

Some are immediately ready for a head coaching job. Others, many of them young stars in the profession, are gaining ground quickly; they could be in some athletic directors’ plans by Thanksgiving.