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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Harder job?

Nick Saban didn't have to deal with recruiting and the pressure to go undefeated in the NFL, but he still couldn't manage a winning record in two seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

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Which is the harder job?

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More appealing?

Pete Carroll is finding life in the NFL to be pretty good, which we can't say for his former marquee quarterback at USC.

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Which head-coaching job would you rather have?

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