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Feb. 09, 2015
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THE ASSISTANTS WHO GET IT DONE

MARIO CRISTOBAL, Alabama, assistant head coach and offensive line coach

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He's Mr. 305 for his ties to the Miami area. Cristobal (above) snagged Monarch High wide receiver Calvin Ridley this year.

STAN DRAYTON, Ohio State, assistant head coach-offense and running backs coach

He recruited key pieces of Urban Meyer's title teams at Florida (offensive linemen Maurkice and Mike Pouncey) and Ohio State (running back Ezekiel Elliott).

BRIAN JEAN-MARY, Texas, linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator

He has already landed three of the Lone Star State's best outside linebackers and rebuilt in-state ties that had wavered at the end of the Mack Brown era.

TEE MARTIN, USC, wide receivers coach and pass game coordinator

He's in it for some of L.A.'s best in '15: defensive tackle Rasheem Green, linebacker John Houston and defensive back Iman Marshall.

BRYAN MCCLENDON, Georgia, assistant head coach and running backs coach

The man to beat in Atlanta, he has turned the Bulldogs into Running Back U by hauling in Todd Gurley, Isaiah Crowell and Nick Chubb.

JERRY MONTGOMERY, Oklahoma, co-defensive coordinator and line coach

This year he extended his formidable range beyond the U.S. borders, reeling in Canadian defensive tackle Neville Gallimore.

ED ORGERON, LSU, defensive line coach

He has recruited well at various stops and should pick up where he left off now that he's back in his home state.

KIRBY SMART, Alabama, defensive coordinator

The nation's top coordinator when it comes to recruiting, he's pulled in NFL draftees such as cornerback Dee Milliner and linebacker Courtney Upshaw.

FRANK WILSON, LSU, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator

The don of greater New Orleans has landed receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry and running back Leonard Fournette.

DONTÉ WILLIAMS, San Jose State, secondary coach

The hard-charging Williams expected to sign nearly 20 players. (He had 18 as of Feb. 1.) He's sure to be sought by higher-profile programs.

PHOTOCOURTESY OF KENT GIDLEY/ALABAMA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT