You are a successful NFL coordinator and your team has four regular season games to play (and you might be looking at a playoff run). But, you sure would love to take that college head coaching job. It's a conundrum.
We currently are aware of a number of what we consider "highly successful" NFL coordinators that if they were currently coaching at the college level, or if their NFL team wasn't having such a good season, would probably have made a hard press to get some of the open jobs; but they just don't feel they could do that under the current circumstances.
Then yesterday happened (and yes, we are aware that this has happened a few times before). New Orleans Saints receivers coach Curtis Johnson landed the Tulane head coaching job...and then announced that he would remain with the Saints through the playoffs.