It’s Thursday and we are still rolling out new preview content for Kickoff Week. Today looks at a brand new post, the All-Coach team. Like the name suggests, our team voted on the best coach at each position and listed them all on one team. Some spots were more difficult to identify than others, but we put together a good team nonetheless. Check it out below and if you missed out on anything from earlier in the week, catch up on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
For this list, we kept it simple. A head coach, three coordinators and the eight traditional assistants. Many defensive spots have multiple coaches on the DL, LB, or in the secondary, but we listed them all as one spot to attempt to keep it fair. Also, although coordinators weren’t necessarily exempt from being listed a second time as a position coach, our voters didn’t double up on the final results.
- Jeff Tedford (Fresno State)
- Brian Smith (Hawaii)
- Danny Langsdorf (Fresno State)
Running Back Coach
- Jeff Horton (San Diego State)
Wide Receiver Coach
Eric Kiesau (Boise State)
Tight End Coach
- Scott Thompson (Fresno State)
Offensive Line Coach
- Mike Schmidt (San Diego State)
- Bert Watts (Fresno State)
Defensive Line Coach
- Spencer Danielson (Boise State)
- Zach Arnett (San Diego State)
- John Richardson (Wyoming)
Special Teams Coordinator
- Fred Guidici (San Jose State)
- Fresno State: 4
- San Diego State: 3
- Boise State: 2
- Hawaii: 1
- Wyoming: 1
- San Jose State: 1
- Our team was in unison for the majority of these selections, aided by the fact that a few of these coaches have been around long enough to have good track records or the production of their players has been apparent.
- 3 selections were unanimous, with 2 others positions being one vote short of unanimous.
- 4 different coaches received consideration for the Head Coach and QB coach slots, which were tied for the more variance.
- Danielson may be an interesting choice at DL, given he has yet to coach a season at BSU while overseeing the entire line. He’s spent the past two years focusing just on the hybrid STUD ends, but has helped with the development of Curtis Weaver, so it’s not like he’s without a strong resume.
- It should be stated that with only one coach for each spot, a number of good coaches were left off of this list.
There it is. So let’s hear it. Who did we snub? Who did we put on here that shouldn’t be? Let’s hear you feedback in the comments section.
Coming tomorrow: Our Kickoff Week continues as we look at the top 10 players in the Mountain West Conference, voted on by our team.