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Ranking the Top 10 Coaches in College Football for 2021

Despite efforts from COVID-19, college football continued to thrive in 2020. We managed to make it through an entire season and crown another national champion. Now, we’re working through the offseason so we can do it all over again — hopefully without the COVID — in the fall. The 2020 season brought with it some key information on how some of college football’s top coaches should be viewed. This year’s list will more than likely look vastly different than it did at this time last year. A successful coach is ultimately determined by how his team performs on the field, but in most cases, how coaches do on the recruiting trail directly impacts that on-field performance. Here’s a look at my top 10 college football coaches for 2021. Debate away. Honorable mention (alphabetical): Mack Brown, Pat Fitzgerald, James Franklin, Mark Stoops 10. Paul Chryst, Wisconsin Paul Chryst continues to keep Wisconsin relevant every season, despite subpar recruiting results. For example, here are his class rankings since arriving in Madison: 2015: No. 41 (No. 6 in Big Ten) 2016: No. 35 (No. 6) 2017: No. 39 (No. 7) 2018: No. 46 (No. 9) 2019: No. 29 (No. 6) 2020: No. 26 […]

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.