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Coaches whose stock went up (and down) in bowl season

Most college coaches know their stock is as strong or as weak as their team's most recent performance. In a sense, bowl season represents the closing of the market for 2016.

Some coaches emerged from the bowls feeling better about their own security and their team's outlook for the future. Others who might have been on the fringes of the hot seat are feeling the heat after poor postseason showings. There's a third group, too: coaches whose situations weren't going to change much regardless of what happened in the bowls.

It's time to check the coaching stock watch coming out of the postseason.