For me the ranking goes: 1. Christy Johnson (Women's VB) - a shocking hire 2. Lifetime Contract for Bill F (Women's BB) - no brainer 3. Cael Sanderson (Wrestling) - another no brainer 4. Gene Chizik (Football) - all criticism aside 5. Wally Burnham (FB DC) - I rank him higher than PR because of his proven success, he could actually become a D1 football coach somewhere with his resume. 6. Paul Rhoads (Football) - a true Cyclone 7. Tom Herman (FB OC) - I don't know how we got an OC of his calibre to come to Iowa State 8. Greg McD (Mens BB) - It seemed like a good hire at the time, not sure how he will stick around with another mediocre season next year.