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    Athlon's top coaches

    Top 30 Coaches Nationally

    Top Big 12 Coaches

    Top 10 Coaches Under 40 (football and basketball combined, for some reason)



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    Re: Athlon's top coaches

    Lane Kiffin at number 4 in the top coaches under 40 is a joke. I don't think he has done very much at all and now he is in a place where recruits just fall into your lap. I would rather wait a couple years to evaluate how good of a coach he really is.

    My top 3 for basketball:
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    Re: Athlon's top coaches

    For those who don't want to give Athlon any traffic...

    Top 30 Coaches Nationally (MBB): NR

    Top Big 12 Coaches (MBB):
    1. KU
    2. WV
    3. Texas
    4. OU
    5. Baylor
    6. ISU
    7. KSU
    8. TCU
    9. OSU
    10. TTech

    Top 10 Coaches Under 40 (CFB and MBB):
    1. Brad Stevens, Butler, MBB
    2. Shaka Smart, VCU, MBB
    3. Pat Fitzgeralnd, Northwestern, CFB
    4. Lane Kiffin, USC, CFB
    5. Kevin Willard, Seton Hall, MBB
    6. Steve Prohm, Murray St., MBB
    7. Steve Sarkisian, Washington, CFB
    8. Willie Taggart, Western Kentucky, CFB
    9. Josh Pastner, Memphis, MBB
    10. CFH


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    Re: Athlon's top coaches

    How the hell is Fred below Scott Drew?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCY23 View Post
    How the hell is Fred below Scott Drew?
    Two Elite Eights in the last three years, at a mediocre job. ISU has two Elite Eights in its entire history.

    Say what you will about the person. (I certainly have.) Say what you will about his coaching ability. (I certainly have.) But you can't argue with the results.


    Last edited by kucyclone; 07-30-2012 at 05:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCY23 View Post
    How the hell is Fred below Scott Drew?
    Two Elite Eights in the last three years, at a mediocre job. ISU has two Elite Eights in its entire history.Say what you will about the person. (I certainly have.) Say what you will about his coaching ability. (I certainly have.) But you can't argue with the results.
    Im just saying he may be a phenomenal recruiter but when it comes to in game coaching, Fred blows him away. That said i still think he's a good coach.



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    Nice to see Fred getting some good pub as a top 10 coach under 40. Congrats to CFH!



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    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    Two Elite Eights in the last three years, at a mediocre job. ISU has two Elite Eights in its entire history.

    Say what you will about the person. (I certainly have.) Say what you will about his coaching ability. (I certainly have.) But you can't argue with the results.
    I think that says more about his recruiting abilities than coaching.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    I think that says more about his recruiting abilities than coaching.
    Is recruiting not a huge part of being a good college basketball coach?



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    Re: Athlon's top coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    Two Elite Eights in the last three years, at a mediocre job. ISU has two Elite Eights in its entire history.

    Say what you will about the person. (I certainly have.) Say what you will about his coaching ability. (I certainly have.) But you can't argue with the results.
    Results? Head-to-head, 2-1, the Mayor.

    Drew did have the fortune of facing UK later in the tournament this year, after beating the 14, 11, and 10 seeds.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    Is recruiting not a huge part of being a good college basketball coach?
    Well ya but I was talking more about the X's and O's part of coaching.



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    Re: Athlon's top coaches

    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    Is recruiting not a huge part of being a good college basketball coach?
    This is exactly right. For anybody like me whose spent some time in Waco besides just an athletic event I have no idea how he gets 5 star recruits down there, but somehow he does it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kucyclone View Post
    Two Elite Eights in the last three years, at a mediocre job. ISU has two Elite Eights in its entire history.

    Say what you will about the person. (I certainly have.) Say what you will about his coaching ability. (I certainly have.) But you can't argue with the results.
    This. Hard to argue with that even though he has the same coaching style as a NBA coach. But what surprises me is Lon Kruger being so high. So what OU has faced sanctions. Did they even make the NIT since he's been there?


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    Lane Kiffin??? He's got all of 25 wins despite coaching at the cream of the cream of college football programs. Hate the guy.



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    Also, ouch--what a slap in the face to Travis Ford and Gillispie to have the TCU basketball coach rated higher than them.



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