We ask which player is the best. We ask which player is the fastest and which player can jump the highest. Yet it seems like we never give the coaches enough credit for what they do.
It is the college football coaches–not the players–that are there every single season and become the face that represents the entire football program. College football coaches make the gameplan, put the players in the right spots, and control whether they have a consistent program or not. Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, and Colt McCoy are great but a year from now the only three guys that you know will still be around at Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas are their head coaches (unless they change schools or retire).
So, which current coach is the best?
That’s what we are here to find out. Over the next few weeks I am going to run a tournament to find out which current college football coach is the best. The 16 coaches in the field were chosen by voters here .
Now the first round of voting is underway! Here are the matchups and the link where you can vote.
First Round Matchups:
1 Urban Meyer vs. 16 Jim Grobe
8 Bobby Bowden vs. 9 Joe Paterno
4 Bob Stoops vs. 13 Steve Spurrier
5 Nick Saban vs. 12 Les Miles
3 Mack Brown vs. 14 Bobby Petrino
6 Jim Tressel vs. 11 Mark Richt
7 Frank Beamer vs. 10 Butch Davis
2 Pete Carroll vs. Chris Petersen