Eastern Michigan's Ron English makes worst coaches list; Brady Hoke just outside best list
July is unofficially "list season" in the world of college football, with annual rankings and award watch lists popping up seeming ly everyday in anticipation of the upcoming college football slate.
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Eastern Michigan coach Ron English has landed on an undesirable one.
English was named one of the five worst coaches in college football Monday by Sports Illustrated. Columnist Stewart Mandel brought back the annual column, which names the 10 best and five worst coaches in the NCAA Division I ranks, after a six-year hiatus.
English made the revived list after compiling a 10-38 career record in four years at Eastern. The Eagles went 2-10 last season after going 6-6 the previous one. English is entering the final year of his five-year contract.
Illinois’ Tim Beckman, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz, USC’s Lane Kiffin and Kansas’ Charlie Weis are also on the list, which is presented in alphabetical order. Alabama’s Nick Saban was named college football’s best coach while Michigan's Brady Hoke was one of five coaches mentioned as coaches who "could be on the list in three years."
Kyle Austin covers sports for AnnArbor.com.