CBSSports.com polled coaches to find out who is the most overrated coach in college hoops.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – College basketball fans – and coaches – will be loading and re-loading the web page from www.cbssports.com regularly on Wednesday. It's a major day in the coaching gossip world.
The guys at the site spent part of their summers conducting a poll of nearly 70 coaches on a variety of topics. The first topic was the Most Coveted Player in the game. The winner was Cody Zeller of Indiana.
The second topic was the game's Most Underrated Coach. The winner was Fran Dunphy of Temple. John Calipari finished sixth.
But Wednesday is the topic that grabbed my attention and will grab your attention:
Who is the Most Overrated Coach?
I polled the WDRB sports department. Here are the results:
Pat Doney: "Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt. Regular-season wonder always turns into NCAA Tournament blunder."
Eric Crawford: "Jamie Dixon of Pittsburgh. He's had the best team in the Big East several years and did nothing in the NCAA Tournament."
Steve Andress: "Jim Boeheim, Syracuse. It's hard to think of another coach who has struggled to get to the Final Four as often as Jim Boeheim with the caliber of recruits he's amassed, especially the last few years. And that's coming from an alum."
Joe Balco (WDRB intern): "Chris Mack, Xavier. They're great in the A10, but underachieve in tournament play."
Tom Lane: "Jay Wright of Villanova. Has had some top teams that haven't done much in the tournament."
Rick Bozich: "Rick Barnes of Texas – and it's not close. His career record in 20 NCAA Tournaments is a robust 20-20. I'm pretty certain he's coached Kevin Durant, LeMarcus Aldridge, T.J. Ford, D.J. Augustin, Daniel Gibson and others."