College football is a cutthroat business, and you have to be ruthless to succeed.
Dictionary.com lists "adamant" and "relentless" as synonyms of "ruthless." The word certainly carries negative connotations, but it really isn't negative at all.
A ruthless coach can best be described as "a coach who plays by the letter of the law, taking every advantage possible to further his own cause without regard to anyone else."
And let's face it: If you're worried about what everyone else has or doesn't have, you aren't going to do well in any aspect of competition.
A ruthless coach is simply one who will legally do whatever he can to put his program at the top of the food chain. Maybe ruthless is exactly what coaches are supposed to be when recruiting. After all, that's exactly what you'd want in a lawyer if you ever needed one, right?
Here are college football's 10 most ruthless coaches, presented from least to most ruthless.
*All recruiting class rankings are from ESPN.com.