Most underrated coaches of 2012 

December, 17, 2012

Urban MeyerKirk Irwin/Getty ImagesUrban Meyer was at the center of a remarkable, and yet doomed-to-be-overlooked OSU campaign.
I admittedly didn't spend much time examining my Heisman ballot; there wasn't much need. But the vote for coach of the year? That was a far more difficult one to cast. I ultimately went with Penn State's Bill O'Brien, for obvious reasons, but Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin and Stanford's David Shaw, among others, did outstanding jobs and merited serious thought.

Beyond that top tier, a number of coaches who didn't get voted as coach of the year even in their respective conferences did exemplary work. Here is a countdown of the most underrated coaching jobs in 2012.