"You would be surprised at the names that have thrown their hat in the ring as far as showing interest or flat out wanting the job,"
4. Kyle Whittingham, Utah coach. The best coach with the least hype, watch how Whittingham's program develops as a BCS school. The stadium and facilities already are magnificent (see: Olympics, Salt Lake City), the city is gorgeous, and all of those California recruits and their parents will take a renewed, long look at Utah. Collateral benefit: Now there's no reason for Whittingham to leave for a better job.
"Kyle's not afraid to use anything as motivation," says one of his former players. "The practices the week before the TCU game aren't the same as the practices the week of Wyoming or San Diego State. He might yell at you if the effort isn't there the week of the Utah State game, but if it happens the week of TCU, he'll start practice over. He uses psychology, mind games, he'll fabricate a story, to get your attention. He'll call a team meeting and tell everybody: 'We're going to get our asses kicked.' He'll make you wonder: 'Am I doing enough to be ready this week?' That gets everyone hyper-focused."