Coaching Candidates Approval Rating - Day 1

Each week of Washington's search to bring in a new head football coach, we'll be crunching the numbers generated by our polls on each candidate profiled on Dawgman.com's premium football board. We'll also provide a sampling of reader opinion on each candidate. So who is hot, and who is not? Read on!

Our non-scientific college of public-opinion works like this: Dawgman subscribers were polled to rate each candidate on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest. Any coach that receives a rating of over 4 is considered a 'hot' coaching prospect by the users. Any coach that receives a rating under 3 is not considered a viable coaching candidate. Think of it as your own recruiting guide to coaches, where you get to determine their star value!

So here are today's baseline results! We will post regular updates until a decision is announced.

JIM MORA
Approval Rating (votes): 4.75 (162)

What they are saying: "He would unify the fanbase and coach for 20+ great years..!"

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NICK SABAN
Approval Rating (votes): 4.47 (57)

What they are saying: "In fantasy land he would be my number 1b choice behind the annointed one (Mora) but ahead of #2 Tedford"

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JEFF TEDFORD
Approval Rating (votes): 4.28 (54)

What they are saying: "I like the idea of Tedford, but would he be able to recruit the way he has at Cal?"

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GARY PINKEL
Approval Rating (votes): 4.16 (94)

What they are saying: "If Mora and Tedford say "no." Pinkel would be a great get."

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CHRIS PETERSEN
Approval Rating (votes): 3.95 (91)

What they are saying: "Peterson is a class act, a good coach, and will bring in the recruits"

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GARY PATTERSON
Approval Rating (votes): 3.9 (48)

What they are saying: "He seems like the solid football guy that could excel in Seattle"

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WILL MUSCHAMP
Approval Rating (votes): 3.75 (60)

What they are saying: "t's time for UW to get back to its tradition of hard-nosed, in your face, passionate defense."

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BUTCH DAVIS
Approval Rating (votes): 3.71 (55)

What they are saying: "Ken Dorsey and Kellen Winslow anyone?"

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JIM HARBAUGH
Approval Rating (votes): 3.71 (48)

What they are saying: "I like his emotion and believe that he could recruit well at the UW, but what are his ambtions?"

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BRIAN KELLY
Approval Rating (votes): 3.67 (46)

What they are saying: "I think his resume is the best of the non "major" candidates"

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MIKE RILEY
Approval Rating (votes): 3.65 (51)

What they are saying: "It's going to be tough to get him out of Corvallis."

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TODD GRAHAM
Approval Rating (votes): 3.57 (54)

What they are saying: "I can easily see him being the face of Husky football for a long time to come."

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MIKE LEACH
Approval Rating (votes): 3.14 (50)

What they are saying: "He wouldn't last 3 years at Washington"

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BRONCO MENDENHALL
Approval Rating (votes): 3.06 (36)

What they are saying: "I wasn't impressed with Mendenhall's coaching performance when I saw it first hand."

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DAVE CHRISTENSEN
Approval Rating (votes): 3 (54)

What they are saying: "Why get him when Pinkel is right there?"

Click here to post what you have to say about Dave Christensen.



PAT HILL
Approval Rating (votes): 2.98 (91)

What they are saying: "Fresno plays in a terrible conference and he hasn't exactly dominated the WAC"

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LANE KIFFIN
Approval Rating (votes): 2.78 (88)

What they are saying: "Would probably save this year's recruiting class."

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DAN HAWKINS
Approval Rating (votes): 2.78 (45)

What they are saying: "He should of been the coach at Washington the last 4 years"

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BRENT VENABLES
Approval Rating (votes): 2.7 (40)

What they are saying: "Mike Stoops lite?"

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KYLE WHITTINGHAM
Approval Rating (votes): 2.61 (46)

What they are saying: "Isn't his name a little to similar to Willingham's?"

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DEWAYNE WALKER
Approval Rating (votes): 2.35 (40)

What they are saying: "Walker should be on the short list"

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BOBBY HAUCK
Approval Rating (votes): 2.25 (59)

What they are saying: "I am not sure if he is ready for this big of a jump"

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MIKE TICE
Approval Rating (votes): 2.02 (44)

What they are saying: "UW could do worse. Seems like a cool coach"

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BOB GREGORY
Approval Rating (votes): 1.82 (39)

What they are saying: "Tedford would be the only Cal guy I'd be happy with"

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Check back often as we continue to update the Dawgman.com Reader's UW Coaching Candidate Approval Ratings on a regular basis. Chime in on the UW Coaching Search forum to post your thoughts and perhaps we'll include them in the next update?

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