Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated lists the 10 best and five worst coaches in college football.

The 10 best are:

  • Pete Carroll @ USC
  • Urban Meyer @ Florida
  • Jim Tressel @ Ohio State
  • Mack Brown @ Texas
  • Bob Stoops @ Oklahoma
  • Frank Beamer @ Virginia Tech
  • Jim Grobe @ Wake Forest
  • Rich Rodriguez @ West Virginia
  • Mark Richt @ Georgia
  • Gary Patterson @ TCU

Note, the Huskers line up against the very best and the seventh best coach this September. Hey, challenges are good.

The five worst college coaches are:

  • Al Groh @ Virginia
  • Dennis Franchione @ Texas A&M
  • Tommy Bowden @ Clemson
  • Bill Doba @ Washington State
  • Karl Dorrell @ UCLA

You’ll no doubt notice that BC did not make this list, but hold it…Mandel has a “Just Missed” list to go with his main dish.

Just missed: Georgia Tech’s Chan Gailey (who gets a one-year reprieve for winning a division title, even if he did still manage to lose his requisite five games), Nebraska’s Bill Callahan, Arizona’s Mike Stoops, Illinois’ Ron Zook and Arkansas’ Houston Nutt.

Mandel says he picked the worst coaches by “simply gauging who’s doing the least with the most.”

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