As recent as one year ago, the head-coach-in-waiting was all the rage. Will Muschamp's departure from Texas all but ends this college football coaching trend.
College football is running at breakneck speed. The price for building a program faster than ever before? Dynasties are crumbling in record time.
While the power shifted to the South in the 2000s, a program from the West emerged as the best of the decade.
No player or team has made the first half of the season sparkle, leaving fans waiting to be dazzled in the second half.
Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow would tell you they are lucky to have college football. It turns out the reverse is true, too.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on Week 11, the alternative BCS route, learning on the job and the curse of the crystal football are lined up in the I-Formation.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle at the halfway point in the season, Penn State, Texas and Alabama are lined up in the I-Formation and ready to receive some midseason awards.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on spring practice, a blueprint for Terrelle Pryor's success at Ohio State, academic questions at Michigan and Mississippi State's development are lined up in the I-Formation.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on Week 9, Oregon's quick snaps, Mississippi State's QB find and rush week at Texas are lined up in the I-Formation.
As Ivan Maisel breaks the huddle on Week 4, Superdome spies, SEC collisions and USC RBs are lined up in the I-Formation.
Is there such a thing as a good bye-week coach? Are the coaching floodgates about to open? How dark are the clouds at Bama? Should Bobby Bowden retire? Ivan Maisel has all the answers.