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College football coaching superlatives: Who's on the hot seat, who has exceeded expectations and more

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Lane Kiffin explains his complicated relationship with Nick Saban (3:30)

Lane Kiffin sits with Tom Rinaldi before Ole Miss gets set to take on Alabama and discusses his relationship with Nick Saban. (3:30)

College football coaches like to say they are evaluated on any given Saturday, and they are probably right. But, to be fair, it takes several weeks of conference games to provide a meaningful assessment of their performances.

We have reached the point, even in the most unusual of college football seasons, to start making some of those early declarations on the coaches who are delivering or falling short. Several first-year coaches already are making positive impacts, as are new playcallers on offense or defense. For those struggling, there is still time for a turnaround.

Here's a look at some coaching superlatives around the sport, particularly in the SEC, ACC and Big 12.