COLLEGE FOOTBALL, USA – In this week’s bonus episode of The College Football Survivor Show, Doug Lesmerises and Shehan Jeyarajah Discuss assistant coaches and pick top four for assistant football coach mount rushmore playoffs.
They did the same with running backs, receivers, quarterbacks, defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs and gave them 24 Rushmore-worthy players. Next come the head coaches. But it was time for the boys in the middle to have their day.
Alabama has made the college football playoffs in seven of the eight years that the playoffs have been played. In those seven years, there were 66 assistant coaching spots in Alabama — nine in 2014 through 2017 and ten in 2018, 2020 and 2021.
There were 37 different coaches filling those 66 slots. Among them were 17 who played in one playoff, 13 who played in two playoffs, five who played in three playoffs, and two who played in four playoffs.
Is there an assistant in this group that will make our Mount Rushmore playoff? Is it one of the five offensive coordinators or one of the four defensive coordinators that contributed to the success of the Crimson Tide?
Clemson has now completed six playoff games with 57 assistant coaching spots. Only 13 assistants have filled them, including six who have appeared in every Tigers playoff appearance. That changes with long-term coordinators Tony Elliott (Virginia) and Brent Venables (Oklahoma) took on head coaching jobs.
But which Tiger assistants belong in this discussion and on this mountain?
Two successful programs, two different assistance coaching models.
37 coaches in 66 spots is 1.78 playoff games per assistant for Alabama.
Thirteen assists in 57 spots is 4.38 playoff appearances per assistant for Clemson.
In between is Ohio State with four playoff appearances, 38 spots and 21 different assistants. That’s 1.81 missions per assistant.
So what programs are getting an assistant in this mountain? Find out about the latest bonus episode for Apple Podcast subscribers. You can subscribe to Apple for $2.99 per month to get four bonus episodes, which is less than $1 per listen. And don’t forget the other episode of The College Football Survivor Show each week, available to everyone, wherever you podcast.
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