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Insider Names College Coach Most-Likely To Leave For NFL

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

A couple of big-name college football head coaches have been named potential options for the NFL in its head coaching carousel.

Which college football head coaches are most likely to make the jump to the next level?

Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel has ranked the top candidates, from No. 1 to No. 10.

The No. 1 candidate: Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley:

1. Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma

He’s the quintessential hot coach, as his quarterback and play-calling expertise draw inevitable comparisons to Sean McVay in Los Angeles. The Cleveland opening has drawn buzz because he coached Baker Mayfield at OU and is adored by the quarterback. The lingering issue is his program’s defensive ambivalence.

Riley, of course, is being mentioned as a possible candidate for the Cleveland Browns' job.

His former quarterback, Baker Mayfield, believes he's ready to make the jump to the NFL if he wants to.

You can read Yahoo!'s full list here.