College Football Coach Approval Ratings

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Our friends over at Public Policy Polling have some new numbers out about how the people of North Carolina feel about Gov. Pat McCrory and other public figures, as well as blah blah blah…

Ok, but they also asked some questions about sports, specifically what respondents thought about their favorite team’s head coach.  We take a look at the approval ratings, and then give our official “Media Approval Rating” for each coach for 2015.

Larry Fedora, UNC

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Media approval rating:  83%

He’s no longer slamming Red Bulls nor producing amazing gif content, but he tends to keep it short, and isn’t immune to some sideline hysterics.

Dave Doeren, NC State

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Media approval rating: 65%

This is down from a high last year when he was subtly rubbing his rival’s face in the dirt in the post-game press conference right after doing it on the field. And that was after letting it be known that there weren’t a lot of preseason All-ACC players on his team earlier in the season. This year it was mostly mum. But he’s cordial, and we’ll take that.

Dave Clawson, Wake Forest

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Media approval rating: Not sure.

Look, it was only his first year here. Give us some time to get to….wait, what? It was his second year here? Man, we really gotta meet Dave Clawson.

David Cutcliffe, Duke

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Media approval rating: 79%

This was a dip for Cutcliffe, who has always charted in the 90s in our ratings. But the Miami debacle put him in a no-win situation in how to talk about it, and the lack of a media beef with Paul Johnson this season hurt him.

Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State

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Media approval rating: 48%

Satterfield seems like a great guy, a damn good coach, and a pretty easy conversation. But let’s be honest, you’re playing your first year in the Sun Belt and you didn’t invite SportsChannel8 to do a “Hard Knocks” type series covering it? You had to know that was going to hurt you somewhere.

Ruffin McNeill, ECU

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Media approval rating: 1,000%

And we hate exaggerated statistics.