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Philosophy, Scheme, Development

Does your coach have a winning system in place?

This metric answers the question of who had the best and worst systems once the staff gets the players on campus. This metric takes talent level out of the equation by removing the increase in talent level from the equation. That leaves the head coach’s philosophy, scheme, and development to carry all the weight.

It’s interesting here are the top. #1 in 2022, Jonathon Smith, will be getting D.J. Uiagalelei from Clemson for 2023, who got a lot of the blame for Clemson’s offensive shortcomings. We’ll see if Smith’s philosophy, scheme, and development can make a reclamation project out of Big Cinco. On the flipside at #2, Garrett Riley probably gets a lot of credit for Sonny Dykes’ high ranking here. Riley will be moving to Clemson to see if can spark that stagnant offense on the way to a head coaching job down the road.

Speaking of former Clemson coordinators as head coaches, Brent Venables and Billy Napier were the two worst head coaches in this department last year. Both massively underachieved based on their talent level in 2022. It’s safe to say that neither coach is going to be there long if they don’t improve on this past year’s showing.

  • The first chart is the 2022 Top 10.
  • The second chart is the 2022 Bottom 10.
  • The third chart is the Career Top 10 (2005-2022).
  • The fourth chart is the Career Bottom 10 (2005-2022).