this poll is a joke the Zooker is # 1 hands down
p.s. please bring the chief back
Ferentz and Rodriguez ahead of Tressel and Paterno tells you all you need to know about this. As if "Dienhart" didn't do that already...
5. Rich Rod
11. Paterno. The guy hasn't coached in years!
I really think Fitz is a star in the making. If he can take Northwestern to a bowl game consistently, than he should be considered the top coach in the conference. Thats a tough job
I think KF got the nod for #1 because he's done more with less. But if that is indeed the logic, how in the heck is Fitz at #8? How hypocritical.
But the article isn't based on anything factual or scientific. It's just one guy's opinion -- and it isn't necessarily even his real opinion, it's his way of getting people to read his stuff and talk about it, so he becomes somehow important. it doesn't mean anything.
3. who cares
In terms of recent tradition, Tressel, Ferentz, and Paterno are a cut above the rest. Tressel just happens to be in a league of his own. And he's got a nice sweater.
edit: If it weren't for the 9-4 mark this season, I'd have left Ferentz off the list.
- In the last four years, Ferentz has won 28 games at Iowa, a coaching job with far more built-in advantages than Kansas, and a job in an easier league than Kansas.
You can factor in other things, such as player discipline, as well. Bottom line, you may want to re-think your opinion.
I don't think there is ANY program in the country (save for KU themselves) that would take Mangino over Ferentz. This isn't even really a debate.
Since 2005, KF has a .500 mark in the B10 (16-16). He has a 1-3 record v. Northwestern, 2-2 record v. Indiana. Does anyone believe those teams have more talent than Iowa?
During his career, he has a losing record v. ISU (so does this mean if DMac got a B10 head coaching gig he would be ranked #1?)
I think KF is a good coach, but seriously, the day any so-called journalists start using facts and research again before they write an article I will be amazed.
I believe it goes in cycles. The hawks, like it or not, may actually be poised for a good season this year. Not sure if they will ever relive the glory of their back to back Big 10 championships, but he's got them in a good spot. It doesn't mean Ferentz isn't a good football coach. Iowa has some tradition, but not compared to Ohio State or Michigan.