Ten innovative college coaches 

May, 24, 2006
In the spirit of synergy, I hope today's list works as a decent complement to Bob Davie's intriguing series exploring the nuances of what makes some programs so potent.

(If you haven't read the first couple of entries yet, check it out. The animated plays are one of the cooler things you will find on the Web.)

The focus of this week's list is the most innovative coaches working today in I-A football. I've limited this to head coaches, and this one has been shaped on a poll of voters. I tabbed a dozen folks whose expertise and insight I respect a lot and had them offer up suggestions. Each expert's opinion focuses on intangibles as well as X's and O's. The list is heavily slanted to the offensive guys. I didn't want it to come out that way, but it is what it is.