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Big-Time Changes For Big-Time Programs

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Alabama's offense hasn't changed much -- and why should it when you can trot Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram onto the field in the same season -- but many other teams have reinvented themselves. Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images.
Alabama's offense hasn't changed much -- and why should it when you can trot Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram onto the field in the same season -- but many other teams have reinvented themselves. Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images.

Nothing's certain but death, taxes and leftover Chinese food. 

Unfortunately many FBS teams don't heed this wise advice and continue to count on what they have, especially when it's not working. 

Coaches blame bad luck, intangibles or bad Chinese food. Whatever the reason, it's rarely the system's fault. The system has worked before, why should now be any different?

There's a simple answer to that: Now is different! The college football landscape evolves, and we've all witnessed a major evolution within the last decade, from power run to 100 plays a game.

All coaches are slow to change, and they should be, but kudos to the programs that turn and start swimming with the current. It won't always work, but it's worth the shot. Only one team is crowned king. Here's five who are giving change a go.