it's probably georgia right now. i've got lsu as a better job than texas, bama and usc, tho. bama is an awful job, despite how much a coach *can* win there.
by that metric, we'd have called miami the best job from '83-01. yet there were reasons every coach before coker left on his own, three with stacked rosters.
to me, the best jobs are the ones that give you a real chance to win championships, but also some realism about the years where you don't. and if you can do it without having to travel too much in recruiting? big win.
oh, and institutional commitment to winning. forgot about that. that, fwiw, is the biggest demerit against texas. however, the places that want to win like that are typically not realistic about things.
but at some point, the bottom is gonna fall out. it always does. most amazing thing about the malzahn era is he avoided a classically diastrous auburn season. such a peak-and-valley program.
been hearing that same sh t for 25 years. the most inexplicably mediocre program in america. the last of the potential sleeping giants. i'll believe it when i see it.
winning six games ain't that easy there, though. i'm no fan of ferentz, but five top 10 finishes at iowa in 20 years ain't easy to do.
i can never tell if ou is a great job or they've just had the best eye for coaches in history. there is *no* reason they've been so good except for really, really wanting to be good. *needing* to be good.
they've also fired every coach they've ever had. and i include urban in this, as they damn sure tried to but simply couldn't.

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