Name a NC in the last 50 yrs that didn't have a great coach
by NJDoubleDomer (2019-02-07 13:21:26)
Edited on 2019-02-07 13:22:03

In reply to: SEC Signing Day  posted by PaulsboroNJIrish


I can't think of one.
It all begins with who is driving the bus. Where is ND? Get used to it.


Notre Dame, 1977 with Dan Devine *
by Irish 1978  (2019-02-07 14:07:45)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Concur. Devine had great assistant coaches on staff....
by harv79pangborn  (2019-02-09 09:55:52)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Joe Yonto, George Kelly, etc....ND won in spite of DD....lived through 4 years of it at ND..


Devine is in CFB Hall of Fame
by Regis  (2019-02-07 20:04:09)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

So is Danny Ford, to reply to a post below.


There are a couple.
by TWO  (2019-02-07 13:28:14)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

1990 Bill McCartney of Colorado and Bobby Ross of Ga.Tech split the Nat'l Title. They were good coaches but I wouldn't put them in the category of great coaches.

1981 Danny Ford of Clemson another good coach (cheater as well) but not a great coach.

1997 Michigan ...Lloyd Carr another good coach but I'd hesitate to call Lloyd Carr a great coach.

I'm sure there are others, but I guess it's pretty subjective on who is a great coach. Right now it's easy, Dabo, Saban, and Urban Meyer are clearly a notch above everybody else and it shows when you start counting Nat'l Titles.


Gene Chizik. Maybe the worst NC ever along with Coker. *
by supernd  (2019-02-08 18:52:17)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I think Bobby Ross was a great coach. And he wanted
by cards86  (2019-02-08 11:41:30)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

to coach at ND after Lou.


I would add Larry Coker
by bluengold07  (2019-02-07 13:41:42)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Jimbo isn't there (yet).

I would say that LaVell Edwards, Don James, and Dennis Erickson were good, not great. Erickson had great numbers, but I give more of that credit to Jimmy Johnson.


Erickson had some success at WSU and Oregon State as well
by Tex Francisco  (2019-02-07 14:15:48)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I think Dennis Erickson, especially in his younger years, was a pretty good college coach, even if not elite.


Auburn with Gene Chizik? *
by Rockbrig97  (2019-02-07 13:24:00)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Exactly. There are a few.
by Irish96  (2019-02-07 14:18:28)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Chizik, Coker, Ross, Carr, Erickson, McCartney, and Edwards were already mentioned.

I'd add Les Miles and Butch Davis too.


I feel like these groups need to be separated out.
by Tex Francisco  (2019-02-07 14:23:46)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Chizik is the only truly bad coach in the group. Even Coker is probably more average than bad. All the others are pretty good coaches.


I think a lot of coaches who have 1 Nat'l title..
by TWO  (2019-02-07 14:45:19)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

could probably be called really good coaches, they probably had a career of good teams and then they just got that one group, had a special player(s) and were able to win a Title.

Dan Devine fits that description.

Ara was a Great Coach, he did it more than once and his teams that won it all had something special that set them apart from his other teams that didn't...might have been a lack of injuries or that special player(s).

Clearly Saban is a Great Coach..again done it multiple times, different schools even.