Who is the most overrated coach in college football? At a time where there has been plenty of turmoil and coaches being placed on administrative leave just prior to the start of the season, coaches have weighed in anonymously to spill the tea and share their thoughts on who gets overhyped.
In a feature from CBS Sports over the weekend, coaches shared their unfiltered thoughts on the college football landscape.
Two of the most damning reviews center around Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin and new Florida State head coach Willie Taggart, who made his way to the Seminoles after just one year.
The coaches said:
“I would say Willie Taggart at Florida State. He was only at Oregon for one year, and it’s not like he really transformed that program — and that’s a place that’s won for a long time. Not that he isn’t good — he’s won. But usually when you get a job like Florida State, it’s because you’ve won some championships or done something really amazing.”
“When [Franklin] got the Penn State job, I thought, ‘Man, he’s a good marketer.’ He did a nice job with that. It’ll be interesting without Saquon [Barkley]. He’s underrated. He turns a lot of no[-gain] plays into 60-yard touchdowns.”
Taggart has a head coaching record of 47-50, while Franklin has led Penn State to a Big Ten title and back to national prominence. We will have to see how the coaches stack up against their peers this season.