3. Rocky Long, San Diego State
Long has done things at San Diego State that have never been done. He has won a pair of confernece titles, a stretch of 10-plus wins for three-straight years, and has built one of the most stable and elite running back groups in the country.
The only thing missing is a New Year’s Six bowl game, if we are being honest. The main reason hes is not at the top is because 2018 did not continue the amazing run he built in Southern California. Oh, and don’t mess with his defense because it is always going to cause teams trouble.
2. Jeff Tedford, Fresno State
Tedford entering his third year has achieved heights that no new Mountain West coach has. He went to the conference title game in his first two years and won the whole thing last year. The turn around factor of taking over a job to have a plus-nine win margin is one of the great coaching jobs in the country.
To take over the top spot, Tedford will need to make it to a big time New Year’s Day bowl game.
1. Bryan Harsin, Boise State
The voting was very close between Harsin and Tedford for the top spot as they were separated by just one first-place vote that when to Harsin. It is well-deserved to be at the top. He has kep Boise State in the conversation for New Year’s Six games, including winning the Fiesta Bowl in his first year.
He has a 52-15 record at Boise State with five bowl apperances and four years with 10 or more wins.