Northern Illinois Rod Carey will be on the sideline for the first time as a head coach.
Florida States D.J. Eliot will be on the sideline for the first time as a defensive coordinator. And the Seminoles also welcome Sal Sunseri, a defensive assistant who has been on Florida States staff just two weeks.
Bowl games by nature feature shake-ups, as coaches take jobs elsewhere. But its unusual that it occurs for both teams in a BCS bowl game and it could be a significant storyline when Florida State (11-2) and Northern Illinois (12-1) face off in the Orange Bowl on Tuesday night.
For Carey, its been a whirlwind month. The Huskies won the MAC championship on the last day of November, a Friday. Coach Dave Doeren accepted the job at NC State the next day, and Carey was immediately asked to take over.
I dont sleep much now, Carey said. You can tell my voice is going because of it, so it is what it is.
Carey began the season as the offensive line coach. But then offensive coordinator Mi...