Friday, July 08, 2005

O on the List

ESPN's King Of All MediaThis week's list. The criteria: accessibility, quotability and personality. Not so coincidentally, most of the guys on the list have the rep of also being great recruiters

1. Mike Leach, Texas Tech
2. Bobby Bowden, Florida State
3. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
4. Mack Brown, Texas
5. Rich Rodriguez, West Virginia
6. Ed Orgeron, Mississippi: Some guys are great working the podium with their one-liners. Although that's not Orgeron's speed, few are better in the one-on-one setting, talking football. His Cajun Caveman persona also makes for great copy. He took good notes, studying mentors Jimmy Johnson and Pete Carroll, and it wasn't all X's and O's.
7. Tommy Bowden, Clemson
8. Tommy Tuberville, Auburn
9. Howard Schnellenberger, Florida Atlantic
10. Pat Hill, Fresno State
Just Missed the Cut: Bobby Wallace, Temple; Art Briles, Houston; Pete Carroll, USC; Larry Coker, Miami; Mike Price, UTEP; Phil Bennett, SMU; J.D. Brookhart, Akron; Mike Stoops, Arizona.