All around the country, college football coaches are in the throes of it on the field with their teams. But who are the women behind the men at home? Check out the wives of some of the sport's most notable coaches.
This coach has made quite an impression in a few years. He has one of the top teams (which school?) and quarterbacks in the country this year. He also has a solid team at home in his wife and daughters Hailee and Hope. Bing: Who is Charlie Strong's wife? Search: See photos of his family
Splashes are not uncommon in this family. The coach made a lot of noise with his shift from one major conference to another (where does he coach now?). His wife is also one to attract a lot of attention through her photos and Twitter account. Bing: Who is Bret Bielema's wife? Search: See pics from their wedding
Another wife had to make a shift from one major conference to another in recent years. This family also boasts some volleyball talent as two of their children are playing at the college level. Urban took some time to be with this family but returned to the sideline to guide his team (which one?) to an undefeated season in 2012. Bing: Who is Urban Meyer's wife? Search: See photos of the family
She could be the best known college football WAG of them all. The wife of this coach (for which school?) also has plenty of gridiron genes in her family: She is the daughter of former Florida quarterback John Reaves. Bing: Who is Lane Kiffin's wife? Search: See them with their kids
This is a football family: One brother is coach of a team in the Big 12 (which one?) and another is an assistant at a rival school (where?). Mike's wife is a graduate of the school and they began dating while juniors at different high schools. Bing: Who is Mike Gundy's wife?
One of the top rising coaches in the land (where does he work?) has a wife who can run - she took part in this year's ill-fated Boston Marathon. She finished in 4:42.48, which was good enough for 3,226th place in her division, 5,797th among women and 15,179th overall. Bing: Who is Mark Hudspeth's wife?
This coach's wife was an athlete in high school, playing golf. What made that easier is that her dad owned a course. She got into the television industry and was a weekend sports anchor and sports reporter in Toledo, where she met her eventual husband. Now, the family is in a major conference at a school (which one?) that was embroiled in controversy a couple of years ago. Bing: Who is Dan Mullen's wife? Search: See pics of their family
These sweethearts met in eighth grade and were married in 1983. As his career took off, so did this wife's stress level. At one point she said, "I texted Shelley Meyer and said I don't remember being this stressed, and she said it's because he's the head coach now." She's happy to stay in the background as the coach finds himself leading a school (which one?) attempting to step up in one of the big-boy conferences. Bing: Who is Whittingham's wife? Search: See photos of the longtime couple
There are battles on the football field (where does this coach work?), but that isn't the prime one for this family. Their son suffers from a rare blood disorder and the Fishers are doing their best to try to find a bone marrow transplant. "He's still good," Mrs. Fisher said in an interview. "He's full of life; he's full of energy. Right now, we're just praying that it stays that way." Bing: Who is Jimbo Fisher's wife? Search: See photos of their family
This couple expected to be running a big-time program — just not as quickly as the opportunity arose. They were all set in a great job, awaiting a legendary coach's retirement (who?), but stepped into the big spot when another school came calling (which one?). While she went to Ole Miss, her allegiance has been forced to change colors due to family ties. Bing: Who is Will Muschamp's wife? Search: See pics of the couple
One of the hottest coaches in the nation (where does he work?), Sumlin and his wife have four children. Fortunately, none have attracted the scrutiny of one of his top players (who?). Last year she spoke of being part of a group called "Flab to Fab." "There are usually eight of us wives who meet three times a week and get our behinds kicked by a mean man we call "Heavy T."" Bing: Who is Kevin Sumlin's wife?
This coach's wife hails from Iowa, although he is not coaching in the Big Ten (where does he coach?). She loves to read and is a musician. Additionally, she has an executive position at Mary Kay Inc. They have a teen daughter and twin sons. Bing: Who is Bob Stoops' wife? Search: See photos of their family
He coaches in one of the toughest conferences in the land (for which school?). Her athletic career was on the basketball court; she played at Central Michigan and later served as an assistant coach at Michigan. Their daughter will swim for Texas, while their sons are both athletic, playing football and baseball. Earlier this year, son Manny tossed two no-hitters, but only one with Dad in attendance. Les was tending to his job when the first gem was thrown. Bing: Who is Les Miles' wife? Search: Check out their big family
Talk about pressure. This couple became engaged in a station wagon while on vacation with both sets of parents. Romantically, he offered her a piece of candy. Instead of a sweet, he gave her an engagement ring. Their bond is a strong one and they needed that when their lone child was born premature, weighing 1 pound and 8 ounces. The parents spent five months with her as she gained size and strength. She's now 26 and has watched her dad become one of the top coaches in the nation (where is he coaching now?). Bing: Who is Brady Hoke's wife? Search: See them with daughter Kelly