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A coaching trend that's near extinction

Originally Published: December 13, 2010
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

The designated head-coach-in-waiting, all the rage among FBS staffs just two years ago, went into hospice care Saturday. Only one living, breathing model of the HCIW, James Franklin of Maryland, remains.

Will Muschamp, the most prominent of the designees, abdicated his future ascension to the throne of King Mack I on Saturday and left Texas to become the head coach at Florida. Muschamp's career at Texas and how he ended it highlighted both the advantages and the limitations ...

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