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Is it harder to coach in college, or the NFL?

Updated: December 12, 2012, 4:51 PM ET

The conventional wisdom surrounding coaching is that college coaches can't succeed in the NFL, but that narrative might be changing. Pete Carroll, Jim Harbaugh, and Greg Schiano have all found success transferring to the pro game, where big-name coaches like Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier didn't last long in the pros. Is the transition really getting easier, or is this just a fluke?

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