Sylvester Croom, Mississippi State
The SEC's first black head football coach takes over a team that has finished last in the SEC West three years in a row.
Mark Dantonio, Cincinnati
A former Ohio State defensive coordinator, he'll bring the Bearcats (5-6 last season) to visit the Buckeyes on Sept. 4.
George O'Leary, Central Florida
In his first head job since the Notre Dame resume flap, O'Leary inherits a team coming off its first losing season in four years.
Mike Price, UTEP
The Miners, who went 2-11 last year, expect big things from Price, who led Washington State to two Rose Bowls.
Mike Stoops, Arizona
The fiery defensive coordinator for brother Bob at Oklahoma has already landed a solid class of recruits for the struggling Wildcats.