Urban Meyer Named To Top Ten Greatest CFB Coaches List


Sporting News compiled a list of the top ten college football coach of all time, and placed former Gators head coach at number eight:

  1. Nick Saban
  2. Paul “Bear” Bryant
  3. Tom Osborne
  4. Woody Hayes
  5. Bud Wilkinson
  6. Joe Paterno
  7. Eddie Robinson
  8. Urban Meyer
  9. Glenn “Pop” Warner
  10. Frank Leahy
"One wonders whether Meyer would have ranked higher if he hadn’t twice had his coaching career interrupted, first because of health issues after six years at Florida and then again after seven years of excellence at Ohio State. Meyer never has had a season worse than 8-5 and won double-digit games in 12 of 17 seasons, including his entire run at Ohio State. He posted two undefeated seasons — curiously, those were not his national championship years. One of them came at Utah, which was not invited to the BCS Championship game in 2004, and the other in his first year at Ohio State, when the Buckeyes were not eligible for the postseason because of issues that occurred under a prior coach." Sporting News' Mike Decourcy

Former Florida Gators head coach Steve Spurrier and former Florida State Seminoles head coach Bobby Bowden did not make the list.