A recent CBS Sports survey of anonymous coaches fingered Jim Harbaugh as college football’s most overrated bull-in-the-ring leader. The story got a lot of play in the dog days of August, as you would expect, even though there were plenty of climate deniers on the science.
The survey included only 26 head coaches and 48% of them chose not to answer. Harbaugh took home first prize with 13% of the “vote,” but get a load of this: there was a three-way tie for second at 9% among Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin and Lovie Smith.
Either CBS got “phished” on this or randomly hooked into some of the same guys who awarded Army and Toledo one point each in this year’s preseason USA Today coaches’ poll.
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