Last year I ranked all the MAC coaches based on as objective a standard as I could. I have decided that thos should be an annual event.
On to the games!
Al Golden, Temple: Golden has been coaching Temple for four and a half years, he took over one of the worst programs in Division one football and has been steadily rebuilding it into a respectable member of the conference.
Jerry Kill, Northern Illinois: An Illinois fixture he made the jump from FCS to FBS in 2008, taking NIU from worst in the west to bowl eligible in a single year, and then a bowl in year two, and now the favorite in the west.
|Coach||Conf Wins||Conf Loss||conf pct||conf point|
Championships (Objective): Winning the conference is worth 3, Winning a division outright is worth 2, and winning or losing a division by tie breaker is worth 1.
BCS Wins (Objective): Wins against BCS programs are always a nice feather in the cap of a mid major program and it would be wrong not to have a category recognizing that.
|Coach||BCS Wins||Normal||BCS Pts|
Bowl Appearances (Objective): Nothing says success like going Bowling.
Drafted Players (Objective): The score for a 1st or second round pick is 3 points, a third of fourth round pick is 2 points, and a fifth through seventh round pick is 1 point. New coaches this season are ineligible for this event. (Normalized)
|Coach||Round 1-3||Round 4-5||Round 6-7||Score||Normal||Points|
Academics (Objective): These players are also student Athlete's and coaches that are making sure that kids are leaving with an education should be rewarded.
|Coach||APR Scr||APR Pts|
Improvement (Subjectively Objective): To arrive at this number take the coaches recorded over the number of years coaching and compare it to the same number of years before their hire.
|Coach||Pre Coach||With Coach||Swing||Points|
What have you done for me lately (Objective): Nobody cares if you won the division 5 years ago if your team is getting worse every year. The 'What Have you done for me lately event' measures just this season against the 2009 season. For new coaches It measures their first six/seven or seven games against the last six/seven from last year.
Is there anybody out there? Because I need a 10th event, and because attendance is an area that the MAC really needs to improve in: