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Best Coach
Albert Chen
August 22, 2011
1. GARY PATTERSON TCU
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August 22, 2011

Best Coach

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Oklahoma

Yes, Big Game Bob is just 3--5 in BCS bowl games, and yes, it has been more than 10 years since Oklahoma's last national title. Still, no other program has been this good for this long: In the Stoops era the Sooners have won 11 games in nine of the coach's 12 seasons, as well as seven Big 12 titles.

5. GENE CHIZIK

Auburn

The Tigers wouldn't have won a national title in Chizik's second year without quarterback Cam Newton and perhaps not without offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn. But Chizik, who also won the national championship in 2005 while the defensive coordinator at Texas, has nailed down elite recruiting classes and surrounded himself with a coaching staff that's as good as any.

6. MACK BROWN

Texas

The second-highest-paid coach in the nation ($5.1 million a year), Brown is the quintessential CEO type, the face of the Longhorns and, even at age 59, an ace recruiter. But last year's 5--7 debacle has dulled the shine on these boots a bit.

7. CHIP KELLY

Oregon

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