Which college football coach was best as a player? ESPN.com did its own rankings and several SEC and ACC coaches figure prominently:
1. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
10. Kirby Smart, Georgia: Smart's first head-coaching job is at his alma mater, where he starred at safety from 1995 to 1998. He had 13 career interceptions, which rank fourth in team history, and twice led the Bulldogs in picks.
23. Barry Odom, Missouri
25. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
27. Will Muschamp, USC: A walk-on safety at Georgia, Muschamp worked his way up to captain as a senior in 1994. He appeared in 44 games, including two bowl games, before entering the coaching ranks.
28. Bret Bielema, Arkansas
30. Les Miles, LSU
43. Nick Saban, Alabama
44. Mark Richt, Miami
48. Dabo Swinney, Clemson: One of several Power 5 coaches to walk on at Power 5 programs, Swinney earned three letters at Alabama and played receiver for the Tide's national championship team in 1992. He had seven career receptions for 81 yards.
51. Mark Stoops, Kentucky