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How many active FBS head coaches have a HOF resume right now?

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  1. iowajerms

    iowajerms Well-Known Member

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    Who I think easily is in.

    Nick Saban
    Urban Meyer
    Bill Snyder - not level of Saban or Meyer, but is level of a HOF HC he was under Hayden Fry.

    Who I think has just barely made it in.

    Dabo Swinney - Lately he has been a HOF HC, but is it enough?
    Mark Richt - He is quite consistent
    Jimbo Fisher - I think he did just good enough to be a HOF.

    Borderline, and I am leaning to just made it in, but can see argument for not in yet.

    Gary Patterson - mainly for what TCU did as a mid-major
    Chris Peterson - mainly for coaching at Boise State. Not long enough tenure at Washington IMO.
    Bobby Petrino - don't like him but he has an impressive resume
    Chip Kelly - did great at Oregon, but was there for only 4 years

    Who I think just missed out, whether for more time or who's resume just doesn't live up.

    Kirk Ferentz
    Mark Dantonio
    Brian Kelly
    David Shaw
    James Franklin
     



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    To me the five best coaches are Saban, Meyer, Dabo, Petersen, and Patterson. They should be in. Snyder is probably a shoe in, probably deserves it too for what he’s done.
     
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  3. outofyourmind

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    This is certainly a stretch.
    61% winning percentage.
    6-7 in Bowl Games
    0-3 in Rose Bowl appearances
    3 Conference titles, only 1 outright
    1 Ten win season in 20 years

    The dustbin of college football history is filled up with guys like this.
     
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  4. Codaxx

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    Right now

    Saban, Urban, Snyder, Patterson, and probably Petersen

    The rest have work to do. I think Gundy is close also. He has been amazingly consistent at a program that hasn't had a lot of success. HOF recognizes coaches that elevate their programs and finish as one of the best coaches.
     
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    I was waiting for it. That’s the man right there. The guy behind the guy.
     
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    The way he’s coaching and recruiting, Smart will almost certainly have something to say about the whole thing before it’s all said and done.
     
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    He's more than just a football coach, he's a mentor. Can't say enough good things about coach Petersen.

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    Well he's been in the HOF since 2003, so suck a corncob.
     
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  11. iowajerms

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    Hayden Fry's big thing is his coaching tree. And he is in the Hall of Fame.

    Wikipedia

    John Hayden Fry (born February 28, 1929) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Southern Methodist University (SMU) from 1962 to 1972, North Texas State University—now known as the University of North Texas—from 1973 to 1978, and the University of Iowa from 1979 to 1998, compiling a career college football record of 232–178–10. Fry played college football at Baylor University. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2003.
    Former Fry assistants or players who have taken over as head coaches at a Division I-A college football programs include:[4]

    • Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin, 1990–2005
      • Coached under Fry from 1979-1986 as LB coach
    • Bret Bielema, Wisconsin, 2006-2012; Arkansas, 2013–2017
      • Played for Fry 1989-1992
      • Coached under Fry from 1994-2001 as GA, then LB coach
    • Bob Diaco, Connecticut, 2014–2016
      • Played for Fry 1992-1995
      • Coached under Fry 1996-1997 as GA
    • Kirk Ferentz, Iowa, 1999–present
      • Coached under Fry 1981-1989 as OL coach
    • Jim Leavitt, South Florida, 1996–2009
      • Coached under Fry 1988-1989
    • Chuck Long, San Diego State, 2006–2008
      • Played for Fry 1981-1985
      • Coached under Fry 1995-1999 DB and QB coach
    • Dan McCarney, Iowa State, 1995–2006; North Texas, 2011–2015
      • Coached under Fry 1979-1989 DL coach
    • Jay Norvell: Nevada (2017–present)
      • Played for Fry 1982-1986
      • Coached under Fry 1986-1987
    • Bo Pelini, Nebraska, 2008–2014; Youngstown State 2015–present
      • Coached under Fry 1991
    • Bob Stoops, Oklahoma, 1999–2016
      • Played for Fry 1979-1982
      • Coached under Fry 1983-1987
    • Mark Stoops, Kentucky, 2013–present
      • Played for Fry 1986-1988
      • Coached under Fry 1990-1991
    • Mike Stoops, Arizona, 2004-2011
      • Played for Fry 1982-1984
      • Coached under Fry 1986-1987, 1991
    • Bill Snyder, Kansas State, 1989–2005, 2009–present
      • Coached under Fry 1976 (at North Texas) - 1988 (at Iowa)
    Also, his 1983 coaching staff was one of the best ever. If I'm not mistaken, he also recruited the first black player in the Southwestern Conference (which is mostly made up of now Big 12 teams).

     
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    1983 coaching staff

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    The 1983 Iowa football coaching staff: Back row, from left: Bill Snyder (offensive coordinator), Del Miller (offensive assistant), Kirk Ferentz (offensive line), head coach Hayden Fry, Carl Jackson (running backs coach), Don Patterson (tight ends), Bill Dervrich (strength and conditioning). Front row, from left: Bernie Wyatt (defensive ends/recruiting coordinator), Barry Alvarez (linebackers), Bill Brashier (defensive coordinator), Dan McCarney (defensive line), Bob Stoops (graduate assistant)

    Bill Snyder - 210-110-1 (0.6542), 5 Top 10 finishes, 2x conference champions
    Del Miller - 21-23 (0.4773), Coached 4 years at Southwest Missouri State
    Kirk Ferentz - 155-118 (0.5676), At Iowa 143-97 (0.5958), 5 Top 10 finishes, 2x co-conference champions
    Carl Jackson - never HC
    Don Patterson - 63-47 (0.5727), coached at Western Illinois
    Bill Dervrich - never HC
    Bernie Wyatt - never HC
    Barry Alvarez - 119-74-4 (0.6041), 3 Top 10 finishes, 3x conference champions, Hall of Fame
    Bill Brashier - never HC
    Dan McCarney - 78-117 (0.4000), HC at Iowa State and North Texas
    Bob Stoops - 190-48 (0.7983), 1x NC, 11 Top 10 finishes, 10x conference champion

    894-514-5 (0.6327), 20 Top 10 finishes, 17 conference co champions or champions outright, 1 HOFer
     
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    The man exudes righteousness and pure class. He is a sight to behold, isn’t he? The slender build, those oversized choppers, that spectacular hairline. It’s glorious. I’m convinced the man’s never done wrong or committed a sin in his entire life. Call him Jesus Christ.
     
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    Now this is awesome. I haven't seen a CFB fan pimp-up a HC like this since a fan or 2 shit themselves w/ excitement over Jimmy Jam's return to ann arbor. Well done sir!:yo:
     
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    He deserves to be in. He had a great influence on the game. One guy I should have added is Leach. He and Hal Mumme changed the game of football with their offense. Its one reason I have Patterson in the HOF. He was running a nickel base way before it became common in CFB and now HS. It isn't just about the wins and losses. There are many coaches that made it into the Hall of Fame because of their contribution to the game and their influence on it
     
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    Patterson and Peterson shouldn't be above Dabo. Yea, that's my homer opinion, but Dabo has a Natty, 7 - 10+ win seasons in a row (2011-2017), 6 division C'ships, and 4 conference C'ships (the last 3 in a row). He is 101-30 with a .771 winning %.

    Not to shabby for a wr's coach and part time real estate agent turned head coach.
     
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    Head coaches that are in, or worth 1st ballot votes

    1. Nick Saban
    2. Urban Meyer
    3. Gary Patterson
    4. Chris Peterson
    5. Dabo Sweeney
    6. Bill Snyder

    Head coaches that need either a few more 9+ win seasons or conference championships or just 1 national title

    1. Kirk Ferentz
    2. Pat Fitzgerald
    3. Ken Niumatalolo
    4. Brian Kelly
    5. Jimbo Fischer
    6. Bobby Petrino

    Co-ordinators who aren't yet head coaches or just started being head coaches recently and have maintained success

    1. Bud Foster
    2. Dan Mullen
    3. Brent Venables
    4. Scott Frost
    5. Kirby Smart
    6. Will Muschamp
     
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    If you're wondering why I have Dabo in front of Jimbo, consider the circumstances and ease of recruiting.
     
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    If Jim Donnan is HOF material, then so is half the active P5 coaches.
     
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