With all the great head coaches that have roamed the sidelines at top D-1 programs, what characteristics or information do you use to separate good coaches from the very best? Win/loss record? Ability to adapt in game? Sound, disciplined football? (able to pass, catch, tackle, limit turnovers and penalties) Recruiting ability? Able to take a team wire to wire undefeated?--understanding the ability to take 2009 Alabama undefeated is much more of an accomplishment than say last years Ohio State--although going undefeated with any team is a remarkable feat. Fully invested and committed to their work? Ability to run a team and manage all phases of the game instead of just one? For me, it is obviously a combination of the above and possibly some additional features, but if you look at the above, really only one current coach stands out above the rest, and that is Saban. I believe Muschamp could be included one day, but has some faults at this time (omitting going undefeated wire to wire) and that involves sound, disciplined football. Muschamp however has some very strong characteristics including his ability to make adjustments in game, obviously his recruiting, and his investment in his work. Heck, his win-loss record was pretty good last year. One day in our lifetime, a coach is going to take the Gators wire to wire, undefeated. I truly believe Muschamp, if given the time, will be the guy to do that. Meyer had a great shot with a loaded team with Tebow and Harvin, but obviously faltered against Ole Miss. Meyer would probably fit in there with Saban too although his health/mental issues, including his last couple of years at Florida, hurt him some. Just curious of this board's opinion on great coaches--since so many of us seem to be great living room coaches.