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College football's ten worst coaches

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07:12 AM ET 04.24 | Of course, at the top, there is Nick Saban. There's no question which coach has it rolling better than any other. No question who nails every criteria -- wins, championships, recruiting, history at previous jobs, future potential and the intangible Q-factor. ... From the best coach at the best program in college football, to the worst coach at the worst program in college football, here is Sporting News' ranking of all 125 FBS college football coaches: 1. [Saban], Alabama. ... 116. Bobby Hauck, UNLV ... 117. Curtis Johnson, Tulane ... 118. Jeff Quinn, Buffalo ... 119. Charley Molnar, UMass ... 120. Norm Chow, Hawaii ... 121. Carl Pelini, FAU ... 122. Ron Turner, FIU ... 123. Rod Carey, Northern Illinois ... 124. Sean Kugler, UTEP ... 125. Doug Martin, New Mexico State.

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April 24, 2013  07:31 AM ET

This reads like Nick Saban is the worst college football coach. He isn't the worst, just the cheatiest.

April 24, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Are these the 10 worst coaches, or are they the 10 guys stuck in the worst situations?

April 24, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Are these the 10 worst coaches, or are they the 10 guys stuck in the worst situations?

Yes.

April 24, 2013  08:58 AM ET

The Indwelling. Lucifer's Vessel.

April 24, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Coach Saint Saban - the best coach in college football. I'm glad he does things the right way.

April 24, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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Lucifer's Vessel seemingly benefits from the unholy pact which will damn his soul eternally. I'm fearful of his influence upon the innocents enrolled at Alabama.

FIFY

April 24, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Are these the 10 worst coaches, or are they the 10 guys stuck in the worst situations?

If it's worst situations than Hawaii shouldn't be on the list. Who wouldn't want to coach football in Paradise???

April 24, 2013  09:38 AM ET

nick saban doesnt have to do any coaching he's got the biggest and fastest guys

April 24, 2013  09:39 AM ET

Six months ago Dooley would have been on here.

April 24, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Me thinks several of those guys haven't even coached a game at those schools yet.

How the hell are they the worst when they don't even have a track record yet?

Idiots. <quarter for the miami money monger svt>

April 24, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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nick saban doesnt have to do any coaching he's got the biggest and fastest guys

Welcome to FN. However, be careful with such statements. The tide rollers are sensitive when it comes to little Nickey.

April 24, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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nick saban doesnt have to do any coaching he's got the biggest and fastest guys

That's like saying Phil Kackson didn't do any coaching of the Bulls.

April 24, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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That's like saying Phil Kackson didn't do any coaching of the Bulls.

Errr, JACKSON

April 24, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Fixed it again for you, to make it more accurate.

Coach Saint Saban benefits from being the best, brightest, and most ethical coach in all of college sports. I'm happy that his influence on the young men he coaches makes them better people and better equipped to make a living for themselves in thw world. He should be given the Congressional Medal of Freedom, the civilian equivalent to Congressional Medal of Honor, for all his saintly work in the community.
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April 24, 2013  10:08 AM ET

Checking out the list, I note Tennessee's recent hire, Butch Jones is #35, ahead of Kyle Whittingham, Hugh Freeze, Mack Brown, and, of course, Lane Kiffin.

April 24, 2013  10:26 AM ET
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Leslie should be in this list

So should Mack.

But they have quite a bit of talent that tends to masks their poor coaching.

April 24, 2013  10:27 AM ET

Well yeah this makes a lot of sense...put Nick Saban at good 'ole New Mexico State and let's see if he's the best.

April 24, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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Well yeah this makes a lot of sense...put Nick Saban at good 'ole New Mexico State and let's see if he's the best.

NMSU would have a national championship in two years if they hired Nickey.

 
April 24, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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NMSU would have a national championship in two years if they hired Nickey.

Maybe not within two years. Look at Steve Orr's tenure at USCe. No matter how good the coaching staff, one has to account for the starting point of the program in question.

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