Bill Snyder because he does more with less and has integrity. He built Kansas State from the ground up. They were nothing before he arrived. He should go down as one of the greatest college coaches in the history of the sport. I remember really pulling for the Wildcats to run the table in 2012 and I was pretty bummed when they got upset by Baylor. I would have loved to see Snyder play Notre Dame or Alabama in the title game. He also fielded some seriously tough teams in the late 90's that were fun to watch. Guys like Darren Sproles, Michael Bishop, Martin Gramatica, Mark Simoneau, David Allen, Jarrod Cooper, and Terrance Newman to name a few. A truly great coach who has be loyal to his school and community. A leader, a teacher. If Jim Tressel can't come back to Columbus I would love to see him take over for Bill Snyder at Kansas State to continue his teachings.
Jim Mora. I love his confidence and what he is doing there at UCLA. He seems very confident and energetic. His demeanor reminds me of Harbaugh when he got to Stanford. I think he can turn UCLA into a national brand and be in the hunt each season. He has a very young team similar to tOSU and VaTech. A ton of underclassmen all over the field. They will be a national player over the course of the next few years.
Mark Dantonio for obvious reasons. I'd be a liar if I said I didn't want him over Urban before he was hired. I think Dino develops his talent and they always play up to the competition. He is old fashioned, hard nosed and he is what Ohio State is all about. It is no coincidence that he is having success up there with his team model being the Tresselball teams we all know.
Nick Saban. I love they way he coaches. I like his coaching philosophy and think he understands the balance in the game better than most coaches. You win by controlling the clock by running the ball, you win with a rested prepared defense. And most importantly you win in on the line of scrimmage. He coaches the way football should be coached on the field IMO, and that is the reason for his success. He is proving this to be the right philosophy by owning College Football for the better part of 5 years now. He is anti spread and as an old school football guy myself I appreciate the way he coaches. It's refreshing to watch a power team beat down a fancy spread team. It proves games will always be decided in the trenches.
Frank Beamer. Great coach, loyal as well. I really like Beamer. I loved when they seemed to block a kick or punt every game it seemed like. I really hope Bud Foster sticks around to take over when he retires. Excellent coach, likable guy.
Paul Johnson and Ken Niumatalolo. Easy for me, I love triple option football having coached it some. It's all about basic fundamentals and execution. I love any coach who can have success running this system because it requires players to be incredibly disciplined and fundamentally sound. Both great coaches I hope stick around for years to come.
Bronco Mendenhall. Hard for me to explain. I like his character and they way his teams play.