List of hot coaching candidates is short

Owners planning to make a change must be creative or willing to roll the dice

Originally Published: November 30, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The firing of Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio on Tuesday started what looks to be another season of wild coaching hirings and firings.

The big question facing teams this year is where to find the replacements. Recent hires have drained the talent pool of options. As one general manager put it, the list of young wunderkinds has run dry.

Part of the problem is head coaches who call their own plays. Although those teams have offensive coordinators, those coordinators have very ...

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