Episode Description

In response to ESPN.com’s recent ranking of the top 10 coaches in college football, Ty and Dan concoct and discuss the xDABO Scale, their hand-crafted metric for figuring out the best coaches in the sport. In this college football podcast episode, a debate over how the biggest names in the game stack up.

The tables below represent our rankings after Part 1 of the podcast. We will update after Part 2 to include those coaches we didn’t discuss.

Dan’s Rankings

xDABOTotalAdj Total
Kirby Smart210108103840
Brian Kelly588993439
Kalen DeBoer399793437
Kyle Whittingham399883437
Ryan Day196993334
Mike Norvell178993334
Lance Leipold198883334
Dabo Swinney4877103236
Dan Lanning487983236
Chris Klieman188883232
Steve Sarkisian377983134
Lane Kiffin478883135
James Franklin486983135
Mike Gundy287883133
Luke Fickell187773132

Ty’s Rankings

xDABOTotalAdj Total
Kirby Smart210108103840
Kalen DeBoer399793437
Kyle Whittingham399883437
Brian Kelly588893338
Ryan Day196993334
Mike Norvell178993334
Dabo Swinney488773236
Steve Sarkisian377983134
Lance Leipold188773031
Dan Lanning467983034
Chris Klieman188773031
James Franklin475982933
Luke Fickell278772931
Lane Kiffin477862832
Mike Gundy387582831

Key:

x = PR/Media Chops

D = Dependability

A = Adaptability

B = Build-Quality

O = Opportunity

Total = Sum of D,A,B,O

Adj Total = Sum of x,D,A,B,O

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