It's a cruel game, really. The better a Group of 5 team performs on the field, the more we talk about the team's coach leaving. The team's fans are simply trying to enjoy the present tense, and we end up talking about their miserable future.

College football's mid-major conferences tend to serve as incubators for a lot of guys who will eventually lead power programs.

Urban Meyer got his start at Bowling Green, then spent a couple of years at pre-Pac-12 Utah before getting his golden ticket at Florida. Brian Kelly led Central Michigan for three years and won 33 games in three years at Cincinnati before going to Notre Dame. Willie Taggart resurrected Western Kentucky and USF before taking the Oregon job. Et cetera.