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Overrated can be a strong word, depending on context. But specifically, in regard to college football coaches, it’s a word that can be awfully accurate.

It’s no secret that college football coaches, especially at the big-time DI level, make a ton of money. It’s also no secret that for some of them, their cult following and “aura” can be a bit bigger than their results.

That’s all part of the nature of the beast that is college football, but for these fiveĀ coaches, that doesn’t stop them from earning the overrated tag.