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8/20/2010

The 10 Greatest Football Head Coaches From SW Pennsylvania



I've been hard at work on another controversial list that you'll undoubtedly hate, and this time, it's a topic that was reader-suggested. We're sticking with the local theme, but instead of players, this time we're talking coaches.

No matter how many times I went over this, I'm certain that I've either missed someone or included someone who you would feel is not worthy; as you well know, that's what the comments section is for.

I'll be yapping about this on Seibel and Starkey Friday afternoon at 3:40, and if anyone is guaranteed to disagree with my rankings or choices, it's Starkey. Luckily, you guys do an excellent job of preparing me for ridicule before every on-air debate.You can hear it at 93.7 FM or online at 937thefan.cbslocal.com.



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9 comments:

BURGH08 said...

Anyone can argue placement, but actually that's pretty solid if you ask me.

Just going off the top of my head since you include college coaches, that maybe one could argue Joe Walton coaching with the Jets then creating Bobby Mo's program, but he likely had a losing record in New York. He also was a debacle as an offensive coordinator later with the Steelers.

Good list....

Chad said...

My 1st thought was Ditka has to be #1. Looking at the numbers I was surprised that Ditka's aren't as good as Cowher's. I can't argue with Bill being #1! Nice list.

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

Cowher's regular season record is freaking ridiculous.

That was a pretty solid list.

HomeRunFromBehindTheMeatballs said...

@ Chad - that was my thoughts too. Can't believe Cowher's stats are that much better! I blame the SNL superfans for that misconception!

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

Speaking of Coaches, who is in favor Walt Harris coaching the Pittsburgh Pahr (Power)?

BURGH08 said...

Can you run the swinging gate in the AFL?

SanDiegoPJ said...

@Burgh08 - HAHAHA thanks man. That's the hardest I've laughed when reading about Harris in a long time! That damn swinging gate....ugh!

Scott said...

Harris is the new OC at Cal U. He will be making a decent living there and winning lots of football games. I doubt he would walk away from that to coach a new team that may not even survive one season.

Lawrence said...

Dick Nolan deserves to be on the list more than Mike McCarthy who hasn't really done anything yet. I dunno why Wannstedt's on either. I wouldn't even call him a "good" coach let alone rank him in the top ten. Good inclusions of Chuck Knox and Marty Schottenheimer.