The start of the 2018 College Football Season is fast approaching (cue Andy Williams’ It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year), and it shall be as glorious as any other season: Legends will be written, Heroes shall be anointed, Texas might actually be back and Alabama will definitely not win the title again (maybe not that last part). However, as the season still has yet to start, the demented side of my brain is not yet properly distracted and has now fostered a mild obsession with the villains of College Football (Heroes can wait until September damn it!). We all have head coaches around the world of College Football who we don’t like (for various reasons, rational or otherwise), but here are five head coaches who, if one wanted, one would not have to work hard to find reasons to dislike.
It should be noted, the criteria here is quite different from what most people deem sufficient to cause hatred. This does not extend to Coaches who were detested in the FBS and have moved down to the FCS (Bo Pelini), despicable assistants who were once head men (Greg Schiano), incompetent ex-coaches (Charlie Weis), disgraced ex-coaches (Art Briles), or Coaches who are hated on a personal level simply because they are (very) good at their jobs (Nick Saban, Mark Dantonio). Rather, these are the coaches whose haters are fueled not by on-field results, but instead by their personalities, baggage, or anything else that makes their existence a fact regrettable to many (note: I personally do not have issue with all of these coaches, some I even like, however, in those cases, I can understand why people would take issue)
N.B. all images from google images
5. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech
4. Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic
3. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
2. Bobby Petrino, Louisville
1. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame