On 'college guys' vs. 'NFL guys' 

December, 22, 2010

In the past month, with Will Muschamp, Al Golden, etc., we've talked a lot about the coaching carousel and how it works (Ralph Friedgen is the latest example). I wanted to shed some more light on this and the career dynamics that are often at play.

Sizing up the landscape of coaching candidates, you often hear the names of "NFL guys" floated this time of year. In hopes of getting a better sense of just how different that world is, I asked my colleague Seth Wickersham, who covers the NFL, to offer his perspective.

I asked Wick: What is the biggest misconception you think college fans and perhaps even administrators have about "NFL" coaching candidates as opposed to "college guys?"