Ranking the nation's best coaches
July, 13, 2012
By Travis Haney | ESPN.com
Getty Images, AP PhotoNick Saban, Bill Snyder and Urban Meyer rank among the nation's elite coaches.Evaluating and ranking the top coaches in the country is no doubt a complicated and daunting process, but I was told "Do it!" and have given it my best shot. I've spoken with a number of assistants, head coaches and athletic directors in the past week, gleaning whatever prevailing perceptions exist in the profession. Additionally, we've run each boss through a system to gauge specific areas requisite of the job.
The coaches were evaluated in four comprehensive categories: