Jim Grobe Tops List of ACC Coaches
In addition to having a top QB, it is also necessary to have a quality coach on your sidelines as well if you want to win championships. A while back, I ranked all of the coaches at the request of an ongoing coaching poll using the requstors weighted average of: recruiting, player development, gameday coaching, program control (ACC Results). Here is my ranking of coaches (with 2 yrs exp) based on my criteria in no particular order.
Ranking criteria:

overall record (vs ACC and non-conference)
what you have done over last 3 seasons (what have you done for me lately?)

what do you have to work with (are you State U with 40,000 students and a traditional power or a small private school or who prefers basketball?)
how well can you recruit (can you get the cream of the crop on campus?)
where your recruiting rankings are vs on the field results (are you taking no names to championships?)
Caveats:
to be ranked a coach has to be a HC at least two season in the conference
Randy Shannon, Paul Johnson, David Cutcliffe, and Jeff Jagodzinski are not ranked because of this – just not enough on the ACC resume to get a true ranking
1. Jim Grobe – Wake Forest

accsec.com
7/27/08