i personally think bob stoops coaches scared against major bowl competition. i.e florida, lsu, and boise in bowl games. i wouldnt put him in the upper echelon of coaches. with that said i woudnt put mack brown up there either. i think hes primarily a good recruiter, not the best x's and o's guy. lotta ppl have shared my same sentiments over the years
They both are elite(Bob and Mack) and in in the top 10 of winningest active coaches I don't know where Mack is but Bob is in the top 5
. Isn't his fault that the better teams actually win and the team plays unmotivated. The thing is when you're always in an NC or BCS game of course you're gonna be more vulnerable to lose. I'll give you Boise State not being better but Florida USC WVU and LSU were the better teams. LSU and Florida were good games too. I mean if they aren't elite then the only elite coaches are Nick Saban and Chris Peterson, which isn't true there are a few more. Stoops and Brown are in that category. Of the top of my head Tressel, Saban, Peterson, Stoops, Brown, Meyer, Carroll(when he was coaching USC), Richt, Joe Pa, Bowden (when he was coaching) and thats it. I might even give Snyder a nod.