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Old 11-28-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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How about nominations for coach of the year 2012. Give some reasons for your choice.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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Bill O'Brien, seriously!!! He lost one of his best players to USC and Lions went 8-4 while USC went 7-5. Penn St was a disaster when he got there, its a miracle that they won 2 games this year.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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As a Notre Dame fan I'm sure people will call me a homer but to me it's easy: Brian Kelly. At the beginning of the season a lot of "experts" said we were an 8 win team at most because we had "overscheduled" and that our redshirt Freshman quarterback would ultimately sink us against the "toughest schedule in the nation." Rick Reilly, along with many in the media were burying ND as "irrelevant" and they were written off. Notre Dame is the first team to start the season unranked and make it to the NCG.

Other coaches that deserve consideration:
Bill Synder
Kevin Sumlin
Will Muschamp
Bill O'Brien
Urban Meyer.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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Bill O'Brien, and I say that as a Buckeye.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I think those are all legit and I'd agree with any of them (especially O'Brien, and then Kelly, and Sumlin). I might add Mike Reilly from Oregon State to the kudos list. He took an absolute garbage team of 3-9 last year, beat Wisconsin in Madison, and had them in the top 10 at one point. Got to give the Barkrats' coach credit.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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Brian Kelly.

I know people will point to his talent, of which there is plenty, but in the weeks between the firing of Charlie Weis and the hiring of Brian Kelly, all I remember hearing was that Notre Dame might never contend in the near future. Even at the start of the year, ND ended up chasing off Alan Pinkett for suggesting that they needed some bad boys on the team and, hence, needed to relax their academic standards if they were going to have a realistic shot to compete. Kelly has done what the experts said couldn't be done: he won and he won with student athletes.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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Gene Chizik. Because he was a secret plant for Nick Saban.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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Kevin Sumlin

James Franklin


I choose Franklin because he has willed that program to 8-4 with the possibility of going 9-4. At Vanderbilt. You heard right. Vanderbilt.

I mean, jeez. If you walk into Notre Dame, Ohio State, or all those other big-money destination programs, it's hard NOT to go 9-4. At Vanderbilt, it qualifies to be one of the all-time amazing coaching jobs.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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As a Notre Dame fan I'm sure people will call me a homer but to me it's easy: Brian Kelly. At the beginning of the season a lot of "experts" said we were an 8 win team at most because we had "overscheduled" and that our redshirt Freshman quarterback would ultimately sink us against the "toughest schedule in the nation." Rick Reilly, along with many in the media were burying ND as "irrelevant" and they were written off. Notre Dame is the first team to start the season unranked and make it to the NCG.

Other coaches that deserve consideration:
Bill Synder
Kevin Sumlin
Will Muschamp
Bill O'Brien
Urban Meyer.
Not to split hairs but they were ranked #24 in the USA today poll.
I say Sumlin, Snyder and Kelly in that order.
I could understand any arguments anybody made for any of those three.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Bill Snyder
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