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What are the greatest coaching rants in college football history?

No list of the greatest rants in college football history would be complete without Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy.

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No list of the greatest rants in college football history would be complete without Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy.

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The dust has obviously settled on Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher's officiating rant after Saturday's loss to Clemson.

But it got us thinking: What are some of the other great rants in college football history? A random sampling, with help from our Joey Knight, Mike Sherman and Traci Johnson:

The first one is obvious, even for a man like me who is not yet 40.

Alabama's Nick Saban has had a few, but I'm partial to the satellite camp rant I (partially) witnessed this spring in Destin. Plus, I'm all about references to Adam's house cat, whoever Adam and his house cat are.


Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads' rant, in the immediate wake of a 31-30 home loss to Texas, possesses a local angle. The Cyclones led 30-24 in the waning moments when Texas' Johnathan Gray appeared to fumble at the ISU 1-yard line, with former Clearwater High standout Jeremiah George recovering. Officials, however, ruled Gray's forward motion had been stopped, negating the fumble. Shortly, thereafter, Texas scored and Rhoads fumed.

 

In another rant with a local angle. Plant High alumnus Aaron Murray had Georgia on the cusp of an upset of Alabama in the SEC title game, but his final pass was caught at the Tide 5 as time expired, preserving a 32-28 'Bama win. Afterward, when asked about his and Murray's failure to come through on the biggest stages, coach Mark Richt came unhinged -- at least by Richt standards.

 

"That's a dang coaching mistake..." Michigan State's John L. Smith said as he walked off the field (around the 1:56 mark below). "The coaches are screwing it up."

LSU's Les Miles: "There is no such thing as a flop!"

 

And finally, Florida's Jim McElwain said that everyone - including reporters who had to do their jobs - should be embarrassed after last year's East Carolina game. 

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:29pm]

    

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