The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: Coach Rankings, the Early Signing Period and More

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1) With all the coaching rankings that have come out lately where would you rank Coach Fuente and the coaching staff as a whole? – kennedyvt

Chris Coleman: I assume you read this ridiculousness that was released by CBS recently: Part 1 and Part 2

Justin Fuente was ranked 34th out of 65 Power 5 conference head coaches.  That just doesn’t make any sense at all, until you start looking at some of the other names on the list and where they are ranked.  It is clear that the voting panel at CBS put a lot of stock in head coaching longevity.  That’s the only way you can explain guys like Bronco Mendenhall, Larry Fedora and Paul Johnson being ranked ahead of Fuente.

As crazy as it sounds, I don’t have a problem with Bronco being ranked No. 32.  He won a lot of games at BYU.  His ranking is a fair one, but placing Fuente at No. 34 because he’s only been a head coach for five years is pretty shortsighted.  It just doesn’t seem like that group put a lot of thought into their rankings.  His first two years at