Pete Carroll Tops the List of College Football Head Coaches

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Pete Carroll Tops the List of College Football Head Coaches

 
Cool as a cucumber Pete Carroll is the top-rated head coach in CFB, according to Rivals.com.

Rivals.com has come out with their Top 25 college football coaches. Below I have listed the Top 10:

1. Pete Carroll , USC
The buzz: Carroll has made USC arguably the premier program in the nation. Carroll's 76-14 record in eight seasons gives him the best winning percentage of any Division I coach with at least five years' experience. He has won 74 of his past 83 games along with a share of two national titles and a record six consecutive Pac-10 championships.

2. Jim Tressel , Ohio State
The buzz: Ohio State's failures in the past two BCS Championship Games shouldn't overshadow that the Buckeyes made it to the big game in the first place. Two years ago, Ohio State had to rebuild its entire defense. The Buckeyes still went 11-0 to play for the national title. Last year, the Buckeyes had an offense teeming with first-year starters. Once again, Ohio State made it to the championship game.

3. Urban Meyer , Florida
The buzz: Florida is coming off a relatively disappointing season, which explains why Tressel ranks ahead of Meyer despite the Gators' one-sided victory over Ohio State in the national title game two years ago. Tim Tebow's Heisman-winning season solidified Meyer's reputation as perhaps the game's foremost offensive guru. If he can shore up his defense, Meyer might just win his second national title in three seasons.

4. Les Miles , LSU
The buzz: Miles probably could filter himself better when he's speaking to the media or booster groups, but that would take away from the personality that helped make him a championship coach. LSU wouldn't have won the national title without all those fourth-down gambles last season. And the Tigers wouldn't have played for the title if Miles had allowed his players to get down on themselves after that stunning loss to Arkansas in the regular-season finale.

5. Bob Stoops , Oklahoma
The buzz: Oklahoma has won at least 11 games in seven of its past eight seasons, thanks in large part to Stoops. Last season, the Sooners became the first team to win back-to-back Big 12 championships. Stoops has received criticism recently for the Sooners' bowl losses, but it's tough to argue with his regular-season results. Oklahoma has reached the BCS Championship Game three times in the past eight seasons.

6. Mark Richt , Georgia
The buzz: The highest-ranking person who hasn't competed in a national title game during his head-coaching career, Richt just might get his shot at a championship this season. Richt handed over the playcalling responsibilities, got a bit more emotional on the sidelines and watched the strategy pay off last year as Georgia ended the season as the nation's hottest team. Richt's .789 winning percentage ranks fourth among active coaches.

7. Frank Beamer , Virginia Tech
The buzz: Penn State's Joe Paterno and Florida State's Bobby Bowden are the only Division I-A coaches with more career wins than Beamer, who owns a 209-108-4 mark in 27 years. While retirement rumors swirl about Paterno and Bowden, Beamer is going as strong as ever at 61. Virginia Tech has won at least 10 games four consecutive seasons and has won two of the past four ACC titles.

8. Jim Grobe , Wake Forest
The buzz: Grobe seemingly did the impossible two years ago by leading Wake Forest to its first ACC title since 1970. He proved it wasn't a fluke last season when the Demon Deacons went 9-4 and won the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Never before had Wake Forest reached a bowl in back-to-back seasons. Wake fans should be counting their blessings that Grobe chose to stay in Winston-Salem after receiving overtures from Arkansas.

9. Tommy Tuberville , Auburn
The buzz: Don't blame Tuberville that Auburn hasn't played for a national title in his tenure. Auburn didn't get a shot at the title game in 2004 despite posting a perfect record. Gripe all you want that Auburn hasn't won the SEC West often enough during the Tuberville era, but it's hard to argue with those six consecutive wins over Alabama.

10. Nick Saban , Alabama
The buzz: That season-ending slide last season may have removed some of the aura surrounding Saban, but he responded to that slump by landing the nation's best recruiting class. Saban's outstanding recruiting at LSU helped the Tigers win a BCS national title in 2003. Don't be surprised if Saban's new recruits have Alabama competing for SEC championships in the next few seasons.

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I have a couple of big problems with this list. First of all, putting Les Miles at No. 4 is an absolute joke. If you watch college football or talk to those who follow the sport for a living, there aren't many people who think Miles should be ranked that high. Let's be honest, all that buffoon did last year was come close to costing LSU a chance at the National Title with his idiotic coaching moves. Luckily for him, 10 other teams lost so he could save face but his time will come.

The other problem I have is that there are five SEC coaches in the Top 10 and none of them are named Steve Spurrier. Rivals ranked the Ole' Ball Coach No. 13. Do you realize that before Spurrier arrived at Florida they had NEVER won an SEC Championship? I know some people don't like his personality and he sure did stink in the NFL. But as far as college football is concerned, Spurrier is a coaching God. No way some of these guys should be on the list ahead of him in my opinion, especially that idiot Les Miles.

So, what do you guys think of this list? Do you agree? Who do you think shouldn't be on the list and who do you think was left off it?

  • I predict that Skip Holtz will be on this list next year and ECU  will be on probation in about three.

  • Mangino of Kansas rated ahead of Pinkel, oh lord the Mizzou fans will crap over that one!

  • To: mo on - Dude,  is your problem?  Are you seriously still upset that Tom told you Bruschi is an arrogant prick?  Who fuckin cares.  I have a Bruschi jersey too, and the fact that he doesn't like me, or anyone doesn't matter.  He's our middle linebacker and that's all there is to it.  And nothing else Tom said should have you all bent up.  He had an inside look and he gave us a peak at a couple things. He expressed his opinion and now you hate him - and I'm sure you had your own little Casale fan club before too.  I'm tired of seeing your posts on here, get a fucking life.

    Tom - welcome to Vegas.  I like your stuff, keep it up.

    Nick

  • Sorry been too busy to drop by for a few days. Here it is:

    you are a JERK OFF!

    again I apologize for being absent for a couple days

  • I can't argue with the Top 3 but think Miles has a lot to prove because he won the national title last year with Saban's players.

  • I forgot to mention that I also think Mike Bellotti at No. 20 is ranked way too low. Mark Mangino, Brian Kelly and Jeff Tedford over Belloti? I don't think so.