Ohio State has much to offer as a school and a football program. That’s why 247Sports ranked the Buckeyes head coaching position as the No. 2 job in the country, behind only Alabama.
“(Urban Meyer has) returned it to juggernaut status, thanks in large part to an administration that has supported the program’s needs and mostly stayed out of the way,” 247Sports’ Travis Haney wrote.
That’s one of the things that makes the Ohio State job such a good one — the administration.
Michigan came in at No. 7; Penn State at No. 14 and Michigan State at No. 17.
Haney speculates that the Wolverines job might not be so glamorous if Jim Harbaugh weren’t at the helm. He gets what he wants, but would any coach?
“The question, of course, is whether that sort of freedom and flexibility would continue if it weren’t Harbaugh (or Saban) sitting on the throne,” Haney writes. “A prospective coach would certainly like to think so, but only certain coaches get deity-level grace in spending and support. And if you don’t win, the benevolence dries up rather quickly.”
Here’s the full top 25,
25 best coaching jobs in college football
- Ohio State
- Southern Cal
- Florida State
- Notre Dame
- Penn State
- Texas A&M
- Michigan State
- Virginia Tech
- Miami (Fla.)