Koach Kool has an aura of hipness that doesn't lend itself to quirkiness. He's so smooth, he joined his players in a post-practice dance off and more than held his own doing the Stanky Legg.
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Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
Any coach who constantly needles the SEC obviously learned something from his time spent coaching under Steve Spurrier. Backing up that talk with a 45-31 win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl will hopefully lead to more Stoops zingers.
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Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia
A coach who earned his stripes coaching under Mike Leach has to have a few unusual pursuits away from football. Swimming with sharks and skydiving with an Army parachute team certainly qualify.
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Charlie Strong, Texas
He may be Texas Strong to those who bleed burnt orange, but he will forever be known as Inspector Gadget to Texas A&M fans after his Signing Day comment. Strong was asked how Texas can compete with A&M coach Kevin Sumlin who uses a helicopter, among other savvy methods, to impress recruits. "The university speaks for itself," Strong said. "We don't need gadgets. We're not going to be a gadget program." Just like that, Strong sent message boards blazing across the Lone Star State. Not bad for a guy who hasn't coached a game yet at Texas. Strong's blunt honesty - such as telling UT fans "We will not be in the national championship game." - should lead to more fun down the road.
Charlie Weis, Kansas
Plenty of people have taken shots at Kansas' football struggles in recent years. The Jayhawks' own head coach joined in at last year's Media Days when asked what his recruiting pitch was to prospective players. "Have you looked at that pile of crap out there?" Weis said. "Have you taken a look at that? So if you don't think you can play here, where do you think you can play? It's a pretty simple approach."
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Paul Rhoads, Iowa State
We are so proud to rank Rhoads here, because his epic postgame rant after a controversial loss to Texas last October became an instant YouTube classic. Speaking in three-and four-word bursts, raising and lowering his voice for emphasis, Rhoads' opening statement to the media was the picture of controlled rage.
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Art Briles, Baylor
Briles comes across as an easy-going guy. But if you need proof of the competitive fire burning underneath his surface, just look at the Bears' 2012 Holiday Bowl rings. Baylor won the game over UCLA, 49-26. However, Briles had the rings inscribed with a score of 49-19 because UCLA scored a last-second touchdown that he thought should have been overturned. Remember, Baylor won the game by 23 points even with the disputed touchdown.
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Bill Snyder, Kansas State
Snyder's attention to detail is as legendary as his resistance to change. Notice how, in this era of teams debuting alternate uniforms every other week, K-State's unis have remained virtually the same under him. But perhaps his most noticeable quirk is at his feet. Snyder once hoarded boxes of his favorite Nike Cortez model shoes back in the 1980s when he heard they would be discontinued. No telling how many pairs he still has in his well-organized closet.
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Gary Patterson, TCU
Patterson isn't shy about getting into verbal spats with his peers, and his most famous incident came after last season's loss to Baylor. Patterson was incensed at how Baylor's Art Briles handled safety Ahmad Dixon's transgressions, both on and off the field. "I'm not going to go and rant and rave about all of it…" said Patterson, who by then was two minutes into his rant. Patterson hitched his pants up and then proceeded to rail on for several more minutes.
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Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
He's a man. He's 40. Gundy retired the trophy for postgame tirades, and it wasn't even about the game (which OSU won, 49-45, over Texas Tech). Gundy was incensed at local columnist who questioned quarterback Bobby Reid's mental toughness. "Come after me! I'm a man! I'm 40! I'm not a kid. Write something about me, or our coaches. Don't write about a kid that does everything right, that's heart's broken and then say the coaches said he was scared. That ain't true!" Gundy's rant went on for more than three minutes and achieved legendary status among viral videos. And now we all know how old Gundy is.