Submitted by Wayne Allyn Root on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:14 AM
Best College Coaches 2014:
- Nick Saban- Alabama. Coaches just don’t get any better. “D” wins national championships and Saban is perhaps the best defensive coach in the history of college football. His record at Alabama against Top 25 opponents is 28-12. Saban has won 4 national championships and 4 SEC championships.
- Urban Meyer- Oho State. His two national championships, two SEC championships, two perfect seasons at Utah and Ohio State, and 7-2 Bowl record testify to his greatness. Record versus Top 25 opponents: 25-12.
- David Shaw- Stanford. Shaw’s 14-4 record against Top 25 teams is unmatched in all of college football. That’s almost 4 to 1 winners-to-losers. And 2 of the 4 losses were in OT. Can you imagine? Shaw could be 16-2 against Top 25 opponents! That’s unheard of in college football history. And this ‘aint Alabama either. Stanford is not a NCAA powerhouse historically. He’s been a head coach for 3 years, yet he’s won Pac 12 Coach of the Year twice.
- Bob Stoops- Oklahoma. Stoops’ has courage and great skill- he’s played among the most games against Top 25 opponents in college football history. His record is a fantastic 50-23.
- Les Miles- LSU. He is overshadowed by fellow SEC superstar Nick Saban, but Miles can hold his own with any coach in history. At LSU he is 37-19 against Top 25 opponents. Miles has won one national championship and two SEC championships (maybe even tougher).
- Steve Spurrier- South Carolina. Spurrier is 62-52 versus Top 25 opponents, but more importantly he’s close to .500 at lightly regarded South Carolina versus SEC opposition. Another national championship winner.
- Gary Patterson- TCU. Another defensive genius like Nick Saban, edxcept Patterson is coaching small-school TCU (up until last year playing in the weak-sister Mountain West). What a job getting to 14-14 versus Top 25 opponents. Patterson put TCU on the map.
- Jimbo Fisher- Florida State. Fisher is pretty new to coaching, but a national championship and a 9-5 record versus Top 25 opponents is a pretty good resume.
- Brian Kelly- Notre Dame. Kelly is 7-7 at Notre Dame versus Top 25 opponents, but 15-11 lifetime. Kelly has won 11 Coach of the Year awards! He’s already been to one national championship game and I would bet his future holds more. He is as good as it gets.
- Mark Dantonio- Michigan State. Another great defensive coach who has led Michigan State from mediocrity to greatness. In 7 years he has led the Spartans to 7 Bowls, won two Big 10 championships and two Big 10 Coach of the Year awards.
Honorable mentions that could move up in 2014:
Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech,
Gary Pinkel of Missouri,
Charlie Strong of Texas
Gary Anderson of Wisconsin.