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The Power 5 conference head coaches describe their team in one word


ESPN's Brett McMurphy reached out to the head coaches at the Power 5 conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac 12 and SEC) and asked them to describe their team in one word.

The most used response among coaches was "hungry", used by nine coaches. All told, the 65 coaches gave 44 different responses according to McMurphy.

You can read the full piece here, but just for fun, I split them into some different categories to bring you the best responses.

Coaches entering their first year with their program:

Bobby Petrino (Louisville): Unknown
Dave Clawson (Wake Forest): New
Steve Sarkisian (USC): Tough
Chris Petersen (Washington): Unknown
James Franklin (Penn State): Perseverance
Charlie Strong (Texas): Hard work
Derek Mason (Vanderbilt): Audacious

The "couldn't possibly fit the description into one word" category:

Charlie Weis (Kansas): Quiet confidence
Bob Stoops (Oklahoma): Hard Working
Charlie Weis (Texas): Hard work
Scott Shafer (Syracuse): Hard-nosed
Mike MacIntyre (Colorado): More Confident

My personal favorites of the whole bunch:

David Shaw (Stanford): Underappreciated
Steve Spurrier (South Carolina): Decent
Larry Fedora (North Carolina): Ravenous
Kyle Whittingham (Utah): Warriors

See the full article, and each of their takes here.