Ten Best and Five Worst Coaches in College Football

By Chris Lauderback on July 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

The onslaught of lists that accompany every college football offseason remains in high gear. With that, Stewart Mandel gives us his top 10 and bottom five coaches in college football today.

The top 10 includes a top two that you would easily guess yourself. The full run-down:

1. Nick Saban - Alabama

2. Urban Meyer - Ohio State

3. Chris Petersen - Boise State

4. Gary Patterson - TCU

5. Bill Snyder - Kansas State

6. Les Miles - LSU

7. Kevin Sumlin - Texas A&M

8. Bob Stoops - Oklahoma

9. Bobby Petrino - Western Kentucky

10. Art Briles - Baylor

What's your take on this list? My thought is Bob Stoops is too high and Charlie Strong should be on the list somewhere between 7-10.

The bottom five is presented in alphabetical order and features two B1G coaches:

  • Tim Beckman - Illinois
  • Ron English - Eastern Michigan
  • Kirk Ferentz - Iowa
  • Lane Kiffin - USC
  • Charlie Weis - Kansas

This list of jokers looks fairly spot-on to me if worst equates to either overrated/overpriced. Who's missing? Here's an awesome nugget on Captain Kirk:

The 2009 Orange Bowl proved an aberration in Ferentz's otherwise unimpressive recent tenure. Take away that one 11-2 season and the Hawkeyes are 47-41 since 2005 under their $3.6 million-per-year coach. 


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