Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My ranking of ACC coaches

A few weeks ago HD ranked the coaches of the ACC. With Butch Davis's seat getting hotter, I started thinking: would a guy like Davis ever have fit in at BC? So with "fit" and ability as criteria, here is my ranking of ACC coaches as potential head coaches at BC.

1. Al Golden. I was always a bit skeptical of Golden but his time at Temple won me over. BC had chances to hire him and probably should have.

2. Mike London. I don't know if he will ever win big at Virginia, but I think London could have been a breathe of fresh air at BC.

3. Randy Edsall. Another guy who was nearly BC's coach and wanted the job every time it came open. I don't think he has the personality of London or Golden but he would have competent.

4. Spaz. Yes, I rank our actual coach as only the 4th best fit for BC within our own conference. We all know Spaz's issues. By placing him here I am admitting it could be worse.

5. TOB. TOB in 1997 was a very good fit. If he were to come back to BC, I think it would be less fun and less successful than Spaz's regime.

6. Jim Grobe. He would have fit in with the culture at BC but I think his team's inconsistency from year to year is less appealing than Spaz.

7. Frank Beamer. Obviously he's very accomplished. He also flirted with the BC job once upon a time. But I wouldn't want him now given his age.

8. Paul Johnson. I get to observe Johnson up close here in Atlanta. I really like him and enjoy his offense. But he would never fit in at BC. And the whale pants crowd would whine on and on and on about the option.

9. Jimbo Fisher. Another guy who I think is getting better with each season. But he has never coached at a place like BC. I feel like it would be a huge culture shock.

10. David Cutcliffe. He's surprised me in a good way at Duke. He's also a serious Catholic so BC might be a good fit in that sense. My concerns would be his age, his health and his losing seasons.

11. Butch Davis. Even before the scandal I would have questioned his ability to adapt to BC. Now very little is in doubt. He would have been terrible at BC.

12. Dabo Swinney. Does anyone even want to debate this one? I've been a Dabo basher for a few seasons...and that has been while he's been the coach at Clemson. Can you even imagine him on the Heights?

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8 Comments:

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Erik said...

Best of luck to Reggie Jackson tonight! He was a thrill to watch for 3 years.

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger Ry said...

Looks like we are losing an Asst. Coach. Joe Jones to take the BU job.

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger mod34b said...

ATL -- interesting and amusing off season list. I think Golden still has a long way to go to prove he is a top coach in a top league.

Let me ask you about one quirk: the so-called "whale pants crowd." Where are these guys?? I think there were some of those types at BC mid-90s, but I have not seen a whale pants wearing fan at BC in a long, long time. Maybe one or two fans wearing whale pants, but not a crowd of them at BC games.

(when i was at BC, the alumni equivalent to the whale pants crowd were the alums who wore thick "wide-wale" cords with four panels each in a diffent color -- equally hideous)

I could not agree with you more about Dabo. He is Clemson all the way (and a really bad football coach, but a great football recruiter)

Last, I hope the next coach does not come from your list!

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger McDaid said...

The thing that absolutely kills me is not grabbing Golden instead of Jagz. Golden has always been a recruiting god. He was great at BC. he knows the Northeast. He turned the worst damn program in the country into a BCS-beater (sorta - it was CT) and bowl team. Yeah, he would've left BC in 3 or 4 years, but he would've left the program absolutely stacked with talent.

GDF dropped the ball w/ the Jagz hire and tis set the program back years.

Its tough to say if Edsall or London would've been better than Spaz from Day 1. Jury is still out on Spaz until he develops a QB...

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger mod10aeagle said...

Sorry to lose Jones, but based on his resume, he wasn't going to sit behind Donohue for long, anyway. I'd like to see BU's basketball program succeed. Why can't we have a basketball beanpot?

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger Scott said...

I'm assuming you have Golden "best fit for BC" b/c he's a great face for a program in need of an energy boost, with recruits, media, and boosters. Miami probably needs that more than BC.

But I"m far from sold on Golden as a coach. Let's not forget, Golden was Defensive Coordinator under Groh for 4-5 years, at a time when UVA had a lot of talent, and Golden's defense was the absolute worst in league. I don't see any reason to expect better at BC. It might work for him at Miami, b/c that program can attract a different breed of talent assistant coaches.

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger mod34b said...

Lost another recruit. This time a 4* OL to Rutgers

 
At 3:03 AM, Blogger name is not important said...

best of luck ok

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