What -- and who -- to watch as college football's coaching carousel heats up

The college football coaching carousel is getting interesting. Maybe not robust or wild or unpredictable just yet, but ... interesting.

There are two potentially big dominoes in Texas and Michigan. Fourth-year Longhorns coach Tom Herman continues to face questions about his job, while Texas fans dream about Urban Meyer prowling the sideline at DKR Memorial Stadium. Jim Harbaugh's future after a miserable season at Michigan, meanwhile, remains very much in doubt.

But this past weekend didn't provide much clarity. Texas trounced Kansas State 69-31, never truly being challenged in the Little Apple. Michigan didn't play after canceling its game against Maryland because of COVID-19 concerns within the Wolverines' program.

Things are quiet in Austin and Ann Arbor for now, but there's some potential movement elsewhere in college football. None of the following jobs is guaranteed to open. Most probably won't, given the financial ramifications and the optics of making a change during the pandemic. But this is the time of year when administrators and donors get antsy.

Here's a look at some not-so-obvious hot spots for the carousel, starting in the ACC, as well as how the NFL will factor in to potential changes.