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LAMM AT LARGE: Top 5 ACC Coaches of My Career

todayJuly 28, 2022

Like in the SEC, naming the top five football coaches in the ACC during my career isn’t an easy task.
Oh, the top two are easy. I give FSU’s Bobby Bowden a slight edge over Clemson’s Dabo Swinney because of how long Bowden led the Seminoles.
Frank Beamer’s long career at Virginia Tech produced a lot of good teams. The Hokies played for the national title in ’99. He’s a solid No. 3.
But next the next two could be debated without coming to a conclusion.
At No. 4, I’m going with another Clemson coach, Danny Ford, who won went 96 -29-4 in the 80s and won a national title.
No. 5 is Suitcase George Welsh of Virginia. He inherited one of the weakest programs in the nation in the 90s and made the Cavaliers more than respectable.
Miami couldn’t keep a coach long enough for one to make the list. Bobby Ross bounced around too much.
But the coach I hated leaving off the most is Jim Grobe for what he did in a decade-long career at Wake Forest.

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