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NFL college comparison

Atlanta Falcons - Georgia

A head coach-quarterback combination that have been together for a long time, won their share of wars, and ended last season in agony on the Georgia Dome floor as they came one play shy of playing for a long-awaited championship. Nearly a year later, each orginization hasn't fully recovered. 

Jacksonville Jaguars - Southern Miss

At this point, you're not sure whether their players, coaches and fans need a handshake or a hug.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Connecticut

Hard to believe now that head coaching hire actually looked like a good idea to someone at the time.

Kansas City Chiefs - Miami

In a vacuum, if you watch this team play you would be just sure they've lost at least three games by now. Then you check the standings, look at your calendar, and realize it's practically November and yet they're still undefeated. For now, at least.

New York Giants - Tulsa

A near guarantee to win between nine and 11 games and be in the mix for a conference championship every single year. Check the standings this year, though, and they've won two games and out of the mix in their division, let alone the conference.

New England Patriots - Alabama

Coached by a living legend, win with unrelenting consistency despite constant roster turnover. CBS sends its top broadcasting crew after them so often, it might be time to file for a restraining order.

New York Jets - Arkansas

Led by a husky, bombastic head coach that seemingly has done more talking than winning lately.

Pittsburgh Steelers - Boise State

Their head coach has already done more than enough to merit a statue outside the stadium, yet he's still young enough that he could stick around for another two decades if he doesn't get bored and wander off first. Everyone in the organization works to a standard, from the head coach to the part-time janitor. This season has served as a rare reminder that they had it pretty darn good in the previous decade.

Cleveland Browns - Purdue

You're reasonably certain this team still plays football every weekend, though you can't say for sure because you haven't watched it happen with your own eyes for years now.

San Francisco 49ers - Ohio State

You may not want to spend a day at the pumpkin patch with their head coach, but you can't deny his unbreakable compulsion to grind his team to victory if nothing else than through the sheer strength of his iron will. Head coach is more likely to remember they play call on 3rd-and-5 from his own 42-yard line with 9:06 to play in the third quarter of a game from October 4, 2008 than his own birthday.

Denver Broncos - Baylor

Points on points on points on points. Not exactly sure how we were able to land this guy (Peyton Manning, Art Briles) but we're going to cherish every moment he's here. 

Miami Dolphins - Kentucky 

Shown some promising signs under a new head coach, but football is still just an extended prologue to basketball season. 

Philadelphia Eagles - Oregon

Whether you realize it or not, their ideas permeate through the entire country. I feel like there's some other connection here, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

Seattle Seahawks - Texas A&M

A head coach with a positive vibe that energizes every single member of the organization. A diminutive quarterback with XXXXL-sized moxie that took control of the locker room the first chance he got. And an epic legal battle over the rights to wave 12th Man towels.

New Orleans Saints - Texas Tech

If you ever need to remind yourself of the value of a good head coach, look at the life this team has shown in 2013 after bumbling through underachieving 2012 seasons with largely the same group of players. Head coach also doubles as the coolest guy in the room. In certain situations, head coach may play with 10 on defense if it meant he could use 12 on offense. 

Dallas Cowboys - Penn State

Led by a well-respected head coach with a sharp offensive mind that's doing the best he can despite an omnipresent black cloud (NCAA sanctions, Jerry Jones).

Detroit Lions - Nebraska

Every game leaves you wondering if this will be the day your head coach finally loses the battle with that little Tasmanian devil inside him and punches somebody. 

Cincinnati Bengals - Iowa

As far as you know, the head coach is operating on an understood lifetime contract with management despite an up-and-down tenure. Everything has gone well so far this season, though we're only through October.

Carolina Panthers - SMU

Though buzzards have circled around his head for more than a year now, the head coach has an undefeated record in games he absolutely has to win. These two may be stuck with each other as long as that continues.

St. Louis Rams - Kansas

Head coach has registered his share of accomplishments in football, though at the moment you're having a hard time remembering what they were. Quarterback came to the team highly-touted, though at the moment you're having a hard time remembering why. 

Green Bay Packers - Florida State

Sure, the previous quarterback accomplished some great things but the current guy you've got under center hasn't left you feeling nostalgic for even one second. 

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Oakland Raiders - Northern Illinois

Both teams have fresh head coaches, and quarterbacks who scare opposing defensive coordinators with their running ability more than their passing prowess.

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Baltimore Ravens - Louisville

A household name at quarterback, and winning on the heels of your defense (more times than not) make these two teams near mirror images of on another.

Houston Texans - Kansas State

A head coach that is the iconic picture of your program, and results that have left even your most die hard fans disappointed and your entire fan base wanting to fast forward to the end of the season.