The idea of a "coach-in-waiting" seems to be getting more popular. Jimbo Fischer at Florida State, Will Muschamp at Texas - Nick Saban has expressed interest in the idea at Alabama. I wonder if this will be a major trend. It looks like Washington and Tennessee and Clemson -- maybe Auburn and probably Notre Dame again will all have to go through high profile searches -- which seem to become more ridiculous every year. When Rodriguez gets the machine going at Michigan I hope he designated a coach in waiting -- somebody who can pick up where he leaves off -- so we don't have to go through a huge turnover again in philosphy etc.
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.