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Old 11-26-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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Come on I had to step in on this one. Mack brown is 112-26 at Texas and 7-3 in Bowl games.
He's 2-0 in BCS games and has 1 conference championship, 1 national title.

We all have our own criteria, and I don't really care about overall records, win streaks, they are not as meaningful in college football. Conference championships, which lead to BCS berths, and of course national titles count a lot more to me.

He also has terrible graduation rates which I think has to be a consideration too. I'm not saying he's a bad coach at all, I'm not convinced he's top 5 though.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Butch Davis has done a great job at North Carolina this year. That's all I got!
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:50 PM
 
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In order:
1. Pete Carroll
2. Bobby Bowden
3. Steve Spurrier
4. Joe Paterno
5. Jim Tressel
6. Bob Stoops
7. Urban Meyer
8. Nick Saban
9. Mack Brown
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Is the question which coach can recruit the best, or who's the best game manager/player developer. I mean how hard is it to recruit someone to Austin, TX, Los Angeles or Gainesville FL. Especially if you have 2 or 3 major population centers within 3 hours of the campus.

Saban has turned around 2 or 3 programs (not sure the grade I give on Mich St.). Bob Stoops has continually reloaded at OU. Meyer did great at Utah, and since at Fla.

Some of the best coaching may be Bill Snyder who was rehired at Kansas St. Agree with early poster on Kragthorpe. Todd Graham at Tulsa and Rice should be on the watch.
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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Is the question which coach can recruit the best, or who's the best game manager/player developer. I mean how hard is it to recruit someone to Austin, TX, Los Angeles or Gainesville FL. Especially if you have 2 or 3 major population centers within 3 hours of the campus.

Saban has turned around 2 or 3 programs (not sure the grade I give on Mich St.). Bob Stoops has continually reloaded at OU. Meyer did great at Utah, and since at Fla.

Some of the best coaching may be Bill Snyder who was rehired at Kansas St. Agree with early poster on Kragthorpe. Todd Graham at Tulsa and Rice should be on the watch.
I think you have to look at recruiting, national championships, BCS record, conference championships, and graduation rates; I don't like wins by themselves, I don't think they are a good indicator of success, Maybe wins against Top 25 teams should count too.

Edit: I mean to say I don't think total wins, like career wins are as important.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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What bugs me is you can get good coaches but what if their teams choke in the big games? I think Pete Carroll is the easy choice at #1 but after that there could be a debate for 2-5. Bowden is a good coach but how come his teams have been average the past 4 years? I like Joe Pa but from 2000-2005 his teams went 21-33. He has turned them around recently but there were years where they stunk. Bob Stoops great coach but in the bowl games OU is 4-5. Mack Brown has 10 win seasons and does well in bowls but for a time he could not beat OU and you need to do that at Texas.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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Bob Stoops, Mack Brown, Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Pete Carroll. In no particular order.

I would love to see their combined winning percentage over the last 6-7 years.

Where's your top 5 'nut?

I just realized that I picked the coaches from the top 5 teams in the country, not on purpose but I guess it makes sense. Kind of funny I didn't realize that when I was making my list.
It's tought to argue with those pics and they are the best coaching today. I guess if we are to consider a coaches entire body of work then Paterno and Bowden should be mentioned as well.

I'll put my head through my monitor if anyone says Charlie Weiss

edit: Good call on the poster who said Butch Davis, who knew that NC even had a football team?
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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edit: Good call on the poster who said Butch Davis, who knew that NC even had a football team?
Thank you!
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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How about throwing Tressel and Spurrier in the mix. Mack Brown I'm not so sure, he seems to be an underachiever to me
Underachiever? I think he quickly turned Texas program to one of the best in the country. He has a young team that no one thought could finsh with better than 8 wins. He is well on the way to being one of the greats in a conference that is how as strong or stronger than even the SEC.The SEC has long been the strongest conference to win a championship in.Looking at next year he has a dominate team coming back with few loss players.
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Mack Brown I'm not so sure, he seems to be an underachiever to me
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