Todd Graham, Pittsburgh
Forced to scramble after having to fire original choice Mike Haywood, Pitt didn't have a lot of attractive options. Graham may well have made the biggest possible splash what with his high-powered offenses and three 10-win seasons at Tulsa. But the first two of those came with Gus Malzahn as his coordinator, the latter with Malzahn disciple Chad Morris. Without either, the Hurricane went 5-7 in 2009.