5. Georgia Southern

Last coach: Tyson Summers

GS has one of the most passionate fan bases in the country, and it’s used to winning. The Eagles were a power in I-AA but went off the rails under Summers.

Coaching at Georgia Southern requires a choice: Do you install a nationally popular spread offense, or do you run a version of the flexbone option, which GS rode to success for years? The flexbone is central to the Eagles’ identity, and Georgia has a talent pool for it. (Former GS coach Paul Johnson still runs it effectively at Georgia Tech.)