A look at some NFL coordinators who have paid their dues, showed what they can do, and should be next in line for some head coaching opportunities.
There are some NFL coordinators who are content with their jobs, and have no desire to take over as a head coach. They specialize in offense or defense, and know they are in the right position for their talents.
But some coordinators have bigger aspirations, and use the coordinator position as a springboard to moving up to the head coaching ranks in the NFL.
There are some who have taken that next step that found they probably would have been best off remaining as a coordinator, such as Norv Turner (pictured above), Lane Kiffin, Wade Phillips, and Dom Capers.
But the failures of some to make the transition from coordinator to head coach hasn’t stopped NFL teams from using that pipeline as a potential place to find their next head coach. Many teams feel that looking to the college ranks doesn’t give them candidates who are qualified enough for NFL jobs.
There are always some young, hungry coordinators who have that gleaming image of them with the big whistle and clipboard, barking the orders and leading the team, and you can also find some grizzled veterans who have been patiently waiting for an NFL team to give them that shot.
Here are five current NFL coordinators who look to be the next in line for some interviews and possible jobs as head coach positions open up through the league.
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