Staff snub? Michigan's coaching staff left off top 10 list that includes Michigan State, Ohio State
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
The Michigan football team won 11 games for the first time since 2006, captured a Bowl Championship Series bowl victory for the first time since 2000, snapped a seven-game skid against Ohio State and equalled Rich Rodriguez's three-year Big Ten victory mark in one season.
But, apparently, those accomplishments weren't enough for Yahoo! writer Mike Huguenin, who compiled a list of the 10 best coaching staffs in the country Tuesday. The list included two Big Ten schools.
Michigan wasn't one of them.
In his list, Huguenin focused a great deal on team's head coach, offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator. Hoke, Al Borges and Greg Mattison didn't make the cut.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, along with offensive coordinator Dan Roushar and Pat Narduzzi, came in at No. 9 on the list after rebuilding the MSU program by going 22-5 over the past two seasons.
Also making the cut from the Big Ten is Urban Meyer's Ohio State staff of offensive coordinator Tom Herman, co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers and co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell.
Meyer's group, unlike Dantonio's, has yet to win a Big Ten game. But it's enough to chime in at No. 6.
Hoke and company will face Huguenin's No. 1 staff, Alabama, on Sept. 1. Oregon ranked at No. 2, while Virginia Tech -- who lost to Michigan in last season's Sugar Bowl -- was No. 3.