Friday, May 13, 2005

Player Ratings of College Coaches

I'm not sure who these people are and they definitely don't have a large enough sample size to draw meaningful conclusions about the coaches listed, but I found the link above fascinating nonetheless. I thought that players would just rate their coaches based on how good the coach is and whether he gets the team to win games, but that's not evidently the case, as Bill Snyder's low score indicates. Some observations:

1. It's gratifying as a Michigan grad to click on Lloyd Carr's name and see that not only does he have a very good overall score, but he got perfect marks from all nine players who responded on the question of whether he emphasizes the importance of getting a degree. Generally, the Big Ten comes off well, as Jim Tressel and Kirk Ferentz tied for the best score and Carr has a very good score as well. On the other end of the spectrum is Joe Tiller, who has a very low 5.9 score with a fairly large sample size.

2. Finally, Mack Brown beats Bob Stoops at something.

3. Good for Mark Richt, who has the highest score of any coach in the SEC. Not surprisingly, Phil Fulmer doesn't show much interest in emphasizing to his players the importance of goals outside of football. I couldn't see that one coming from a mile away.

Anyway, I'll be interested to check back on these rankings once the sample size has grown.

No comments: