The big talk in college football is the BCS and what is going to happen with the changes and the playoff that is coming in the near future but I have a question.
Is college football coaching really about WINNING?
Why do I ask this?
Well, we all know that Alabama coach Nick Saban has been crushing the competition since taking the Head Coaching position over at The University of Alabama. A university that has lots of history in college football. Some that I won’t cover in this article that also deals with one of the best coaches in years past and his challenges with race relations.
But I believe there is a better coach than Saban and the others (at least based on records of Win & Loses) and he has flown under the radar. This coach is now in his 4th year as a head coach and I am going to jump out there and say he may be the BEST college coach in history after completing only a portion of his first 4 years, He currently holds a record of 42-5 and set his teams only goal this year as the National Championship.
Who is this coach, you wonder?
He is Connell Maynor, Head Coach of the DII Winston Salem State University Rams and he has been a champion his entire life. (except for when he lost to my high school in our senior year as we went on to the state championship)
He was ALL-CIAA as a Freshman QB at WSSU. He then transferred to DI-AA North Carolina A&T and was an All-MEAC QB while eventually leading them to a conference championship.
After college, he spent a small time in the CFL before finding his niche in the Arena Football League where he played and scored from everywhere on the field during his 12 years as a player, including kicking a field goal.
He then took off to coach as an offensive coordinator, in his hometown at CIAA, Fayetteville State University, where he led them to multiple CIAA championships before they were stupid enough to allow WSSU to offer him a head coaching job.
I can say that because I went to Fayetteville State and they were not the only dummies in this chain. North Carolina A&T is also dumb for allowing Maynor to run wild in coaching and not asking him to take over their reigns in a timely fashion, but he made them pay for it by taking his DII team to their field and spanking A&T so bad they now refuse to play WSSU.
Maynor was called into Arena Football coaching by Ron Jaworski and…….You guessed it! The team won the Arena Bowl Championship while leading the league in scoring!! Come on now…We all know how many points they score in Arena Football.
My issue in all this is not understanding what the difference between a Historically Black College University (HBCU) and big BCS coaches? I find it hard to believe that Connell Maynor, a Peyton Manning type student of the game, would not win if you gave him bigger, faster and stronger players.
I have watched this guy for 26 years and I promise you he is a winner. So if you know a big school who wants to get ready for the playoffs of college football and raise MEN via a football program they need to grab Connell Maynor as their coach.
And he is currently working for 5.15million less per year than Nick Saban and has a better record in his first 4 years.
Connell Maynor has labeled himself as “The Greatest Athlete EVER!” (google the video) and this may be a debate since he did play baseball as well, is a scratch golfer, has bowled 2 perfect bowling games and regularly would blow by an ex-NBA player we went to school with, but what is not debatable is that Connell Maynor is “The Greatest Head Coach in the History of College Football after almost 4 years” and if college football was not about WHITE but being RIGHT someone would step up and give this guy a BiG COLLEGE FOOTBALL GIG.
If you disagree and would like to present your case……You know how to find me.