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Poll: Bill Snyder, Gary Patterson Run Cleanest Big 12 Football Programs

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It’s the age-old question in college athletics: Who runs a clean program?

Well CBS Sports did a poll with 20% of the 129 FBS coaches to ask who runs the cleanest program. The top answer in the Big 12 was Kansas State’s Bill Snyder with 8% of the vote, while TCU’s Gary Patterson also received votes. They were the only two Big 12 coaches to make the list of 12 coaches receiving votes.

David Shaw, Stanford17 percent
Chris Petersen, Washington17 percent
David Cutcliffe, Duke13 percent
Bill Snyder, Kansas State8 percent
Mark Dantonio, Michigan State8 percent
Craig Bohl, Wyoming8 percent
Paul Chryst, Wisconsin8 percent

Also receiving votes: Gary Patterson (TCU), Dabo Swinney (Clemson), Urban Meyer (Ohio State), Sonny Dykes (SMU), Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern).

The anonymous quote about Bill Snyder read as follows: “Bill Snyder at Kansas State because it’s proven over time that he’s been able to do that. You’d think that if there was a violation going on there it would have shown up over a long career.” 

By the way, this is the least shocking news of the day, in my opinion. If you were to ask me who the cleanest coaches were in the conference, that would’ve easily been my 1-2 punch: Snyder to Patterson.

Another question though: How much did Urban Meyer pay some of these coaches to apparently say his name? I kid, sort of.

And as for David Shaw and Chris Petersen, are there two easier guys to root for outside of the Big 12 Conference? I don’t think so.

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