NCAA Football: Coaches We Love To Hate

Nick MartinAnalyst IAugust 7, 2008

Every team has their rivals, but there is always a semi-consensus as to which coaches are over the top.

I'm an Oregon State Beaver fan, so it could be envy of continued success, but there is no doubt we all love to hate them.

Nick Saban

Took over at LSU in 2000.

In 2003 he was able to lead the Tigers to a national championship.

The next season was a comparably unsuccessful one going 9-3.

After the disappointing 2004 season, Saban bolted for the NFL.

He went 9-17 in two seasons as head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

He then left the NFL to return to another SEC team, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Urban Meyer

After leading Utah to an undefeated season and a Fiesta Bowl win, he went for the money at Florida signing a $2 million a year contract with the gators.

His animated personality grinds on the fans of opposing teams and the way he campaigned his way to a BCS championship game birth in 2006, which rubbed many sports fans the wrong way.

Charlie Weis

Winning a championship ring as the New England Patriots' offensive coordinator, he then looked for a head coaching position and got one at Notre Dame.

Going from one universally hated team to another didn't bode well for his popularity outside of the Irish circle.

His first season in the post-Quinn era was truly enjoyable for the many Notre Dame-haters.

Pete Carroll

The complacency with which he carries himself is sickening.

He tries to look like he's being modest but it just comes out more egocentric than it would regularly.

I admit, this one is based on envy of success but his arrogance is personally troubling.

In the patented USC vs. Notre Dame game, there are no winners, because if I had my way, both teams would lose.