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Oct 25, 2014; Huntington, WV, USA; Marshall Thundering Herd head coach Doc Holliday applauds during a time out in the third quarter against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Marshall defeated Florida Atlantic 35-16. Mandatory Credit: Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

8. Doc Holliday, Marshall Thundering Herd

Seasons at Current School: Five

Record at Current School: 37-24

Overall Record: 37-24

Age: 57

Doc Holliday has had a heck of a tenure at Marshall and is currently undefeated. In his fifth year, he has already clinched his third winning season and is looking to do a lot more.

The last mid-major coach Florida hired that was coming off an undefeated season was Urban Meyer. Could Doc Holliday be next? Holliday has experience under Meyer, having coached as an assistant there from 2005 to 2007.

Ties to Rich Rodriguez and Meyer along with a high-powered offense now hints at the Gators being a perfect fit. And Holliday has experience coaching on both sides of the ball.

Most importantly, though, look what he has done at Marshall. They have exploded and now had back-to-back 10-win seasons, and if he’s not hired at Florida somebody should definitely hire him somewhere.

The only thing that might hold him back is his age. But if that happens it would be idiotic. Too often athletic directors look for the young coach that will be there for 15 to 20 years, but that never happens. Meyer was only at Florida for six years. Do you think Jeremy Foley regrets that hire?

At Florida, Holliday could do a lot in only six years. And he could be there 10 to 15 if he were good enough. Age shouldn’t hold him back.

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