College football interim coaches who have the best chance to stay put

Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football, where fans were introduced to the varied animal life—green dogs and rats—in Tuscaloosa:

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Interim Coaches and Other Candidates vs. Matt Rhule—Who Wins?

A new, attractive FBS coaching option materialized Monday when the Carolina Panthers fired Matt Rhule. He was a bad fit in the NFL—or at least a bad fit with a franchise that never gave him a good quarterback—but has a very good record in college. Rhule turned two struggling programs into big winners, taking Temple from 2-10 his first year to consecutive 10-win seasons in his third and fourth seasons, then elevated Baylor from one win his first year to an 11-win season in his third campaign .