The Tennessee head coaching job is now officially open, joining Arkansas, Kentucky, UTEP and a couple of others. There are more to come as the regular season ends and the season of coaching movement begins.
If you were a high-end candidate, how would you approach the gigs that are vacant or ones that could potentially open in the coming weeks? How would you rank them?
Based on a variety of conversations and factors -- the central thought being, "Where can you win?", not just in the short-term but over the long-term -- I've ranked the jobs.
Additionally, I've tacked on a few at the end of this list that could open by the end of the 2013 season -- something potential candidates also have to keep in mind so that they take the right job and not just one that's conveniently available.
1. Oregon DucksCurrent status: Not open
Odds of opening (scale of 1-10): 6.5
It's a matter of when the Chip Kelly-to-the-NFL bet comes in. This year? Next year? When?
Kelly very nearly left last season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but something kept him hanging around. After last week's loss to Stanford, perhaps the same unresolved-business mantra remains, but maybe the correct NFL team pursues him this time around? There's certainly no lack of love for Kelly among NFL smarts.
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