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Another Look at 10 Potential Head Coaching Candidates

ART BRILES, 55, Baylor Head Coach

This Season: 7-3, 4-3 Big 12 / This Week: vs. Texas Tech (5-6, 2-6 Big 12), 6 p.m., FSN

Head Coaching Record: 56-53

Past Coaching Experience: Texas Tech RBs (2000-02), Houston HC (2003-07), Baylor HC (2007-Present)

LARRY FEDORA, 49, Southern Miss Head Coach

This Season: 9-2, 5-2 C-USA / This Week: Memphis (2-9, 1-6 C-USA), 3 p.m., CSS

Career Record: 31-19

Past Coaching Experience: Baylors WRs/TEs/RBs (1991-96), Air Force QBs/WRs (1997-98), Middle Tennessee OC (1999-2001), Florida OC (2002-04), Oklahoma State OC (2005-07), Southern Miss HC (2008-Present)

HUGH FREEZE, 42, Arkansas State Head Coach

This Season: 9-2, 7-0 Sun Belt / This Week: Bye

Head Coaching Record: 29-7

Past Coaching Experience: Ole Miss TEs/RC (2006-07), Lambuth (2008-09), Arkansas State OC (2010), Arkansas State HC (2011-Present)

AL GOLDEN, 42, Miami (FL) Head Coach

This Season: 6-5, 3-4 ACC / This Week: Boston College (3-8, 2-5 ACC), 2:30 p.m., ABC

Head Coaching Record: 33-39

Past Coaching Experience: Virginia GA (1994-96), Boston College LBs (1997-99), Penn State LBs (2000), Virginia DC (2001-05), Temple HC (2006-10), Miami HC (2011-Present)

MARK HUDSPETH, 43, Louisiana-Lafayette Head Coach

This Season: 8-3, 6-2 Sun Belt / This Week: at Arizona (3-8, 2-7 Pac-12), 3 p.m.

Head Coaching Record: 74-24

Past Coaching Experience: Navy OC (2001), North Alabama HC (2002-08), Mississippi State WRs (2009-10), Louisiana-Lafayette HC (2011-Present)

MIKE LEACH, 50, Former Texas Tech Head Coach

Head Coaching Record: 84-43

Coaching Experience: Valdosta State OC (1992-96), Kentucky OC (1997-98), Oklahoma OC (1999), Texas Tech HC (2000-09)

GUS MALZAHN, 46, Auburn Offensive Coordinator

This Season: 7-4, 4-3 SEC / This Week: Alabama (10-1, 6-1 SEC), 2:30 p.m., CBS

Past Coaching Experience: Arkansas OC (2006), Tulsa OC (2007-08), Auburn OC (2009-Present)

RICH RODRIGUEZ, 48, Former Michigan Head Coach

Head Coaching Record: 75-48

Coaching Experience: Tulane OC (1997-98), Clemson OC (1999-2000), West Virginia HC (2001-07), Michigan HC (2008-10)

KIRBY SMART, 35, Alabama Defensive Coordinator

This Season: 10-1, 6-1 SEC / This Week: at Auburn (7-4, 4-3 SEC), 2:30 p.m., CBS

Past Coaching Experience: Florida State GA (2002-03), LSU DBs (2004), Georgia RBs (2005), Miami Dolphins Safeties (2006), Alabama DC (2007-Present)

KEVIN SUMLIN, 47, Houston Head Coach

This Season: 11-0, 7-0 C-USA / This Week: at Tulsa (8-3, 7-0 C-USA), 11 a.m., FSN

Head Coaching Record: 34-16

Past Coaching Experience: Minnesota WRs, QBs (1993-96, 1997), Purdue WRs (1998-2000), Texas A&M OC (2001-02), Oklahoma STs/TEs, OC (2003-05, 2006-07), Houston HC (2008-Present)