NY Jets: 3 college head coaches to target in the offseason

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The NY Jets could target these three college coaches to replace Adam Gase.

The NY Jets are set to embark on one of the most important coaching searches in franchise history this offseason. Adam Gase will inevitably be fired, likely as soon as the Monday following the last game of the season.

That much is certain. But who the Jets will ultimately target to replace Gase remains a hot topic of discussion.

After completely and utterly failing with the Gase hire, the Jets can ill-afford to make a similar mistake this time around — especially with a new young quarterback likely joining the fray.

There will be plenty of options to choose from, all from varying backgrounds. But one coaching pipeline that has received a lot more love in recent years is the college ranks.

In the past, hiring college coaches was seen as more of a risk — and with good reason. After all, the college game was a very different one from the pros and, needless to say, what worked in the NCAA wouldn’t always work in the NFL.

However, times have changed and the NFL game closely resembles its college counterpart now. No longer are college coaches “risky” hires. Instead, we’re likely to see more and more teams go this route in the coming years.

With that in mind, which college coaches could the Jets look to hire this offseason? We take a look at three very appealing options.

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