Five highest-impact coordinator losses

Former Stanford DC and new Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason will be missed in Palo Alto. Kirby Lee/Image of Sport/USA TODAY Sports

We talk a lot about coaching hires, but the loss of coordinators can cause some big ripples in the sport. Even the reigning national champions are not exempt from major changes.

Here are five high-impact coordinator losses that could reshape the college football landscape this season and potentially for years to come.

1. Jeremy Pruitt

From: Florida State defensive coordinator

To: Georgia defensive coordinator

I visited Tallahassee in August and again in October, and the feedback from the players about Pruitt was incredibly positive. I recall DB Terrence Brooks lighting up about his first-year coordinator when I asked him about Pruitt.