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College Football Top Ten Coaching Jobs

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What are the top ten coaching positions in college football. Being an Orangeblood, I put Texas in Top 5.
 

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I would have to say..in no particular order Penn State, Ohio State, Miami, Florida State, and USC...just my .02.
 

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Just off the top of my head. . .
USC, Ohio State, ND, PSU, FSU, Mich., UT, FL, AL, OK.
 

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In no particular order

Alabama
Michigan
Ohio State
USC
Texas
Notre Dame
Miami
Georgia
Nebraska
Oklahoma
 

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GA, Miami and NE over PSU, FL and FSU, huh?
Tough call.
 

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My criteria was that I was trying to think of programs that have had multiple coaches and remained generally successful or sought after by the top talent...

I guess I just can't conceive of anyone other than Paterno at Penn State or Bowden at FSU, so I'm not sure if it's the program or the coach at those schools.

I have similar thoughts about Florida. I think Spurrier underachieved and while I think Urban Meyer is building a good program, I just don't know if it would continue if he were tempted to the pros or something. Probably would, but with a limit of 10, I had to leave someone off the list.
 

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Very good (valid) points. I can't say I thought that much about my list. I also don't know that much about the history of SEC football. . .
 

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Originally Posted by Bradford
In no particular order Michigan
RichRod has done a pretty good job at screwing up that program for at least 3-4 years
 

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I think Jim Tressel is the highest paid coach in the NCAA (he's making over $3mil a year IIRC). Woody Hayes also made a lot of money when he was the Buckeyes coach.
 

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Originally Posted by bdeuce22
RichRod has done a pretty good job at screwing up that program for at least 3-4 years

Well at least they won the little brown jug today.
 

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Originally Posted by Bradford
My criteria was that I was trying to think of programs that have had multiple coaches and remained generally successful or sought after by the top talent...

I guess I just can't conceive of anyone other than Paterno at Penn State or Bowden at FSU, so I'm not sure if it's the program or the coach at those schools.

I have similar thoughts about Florida. I think Spurrier underachieved and while I think Urban Meyer is building a good program, I just don't know if it would continue if he were tempted to the pros or something. Probably would, but with a limit of 10, I had to leave someone off the list.


If I were a coach, I'd set my standards a little lower.

IMO, you want to go to a community where you can build a program and basically be competitive without it being a pressure cooker. After some initial success, you've got a ton of slack.
 

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Originally Posted by countdemoney
If I were a coach, I'd set my standards a little lower.

IMO, you want to go to a community where you can build a program and basically be competitive without it being a pressure cooker. After some initial success, you've got a ton of slack.


Are their actually any communities like that? I think everyone has the "what have you done for me recently" attitude these days.
 

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Are their actually any communities like that? I think everyone has the "what have you done for me recently" attitude these days.

Purdue has some of that with Tiller time.
 

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Are their actually any communities like that? I think everyone has the "what have you done for me recently" attitude these days.

Seems like there is plenty of slack in South Carolina. How long was Bowden at Clemson? It seems like they were ready to fire him every year, but he would luck up and beat a big team, or get into a minor bowl, and then they felt they couldn't fire him. He did just good enough to save his job year after year. And their cross-state rival South Carolina, they've had decades of suckiness but are only now (maybe) turning it around.
 

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I don't see how UF is not on the list. Tons of money, large school, a couple of titles, a couple of recent Heisman winners, one of the best if not the best recruiting backyards in the country, year in a year out a top 3 conference that if you win you've got a very good shot at playing for a national title. Urban did choose UF over Notre Dame, IIRC. One of the top ADs in the country, too. I realize it doesn't have the lengthy history of Alabama, Nebraska, etc. but it's getting there. Even if Urban leaves in 5 years for the NFL he'll almost certainly leave behind a stockpile of talent, too.
 

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