Joe Coughlin

Big-Time Changes For Big-Time Programs

Created on Jul. 28, 2013 12:22 PM EST

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. 

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