In reply to: SEC Signing Day posted by PaulsboroNJIrish
Joe Yonto, George Kelly, etc....ND won in spite of DD....lived through 4 years of it at ND..
So is Danny Ford, to reply to a post below.
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.
to coach at ND after Lou.
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.
I think Dennis Erickson, especially in his younger years, was a pretty good college coach, even if not elite.
Chizik, Coker, Ross, Carr, Erickson, McCartney, and Edwards were already mentioned.
I'd add Les Miles and Butch Davis too.
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.
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.