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Anonymous Coaches Name The 2 Most "Overrated" In College Football

View of the Beaver stadium.

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 21: A general view of the stadium prior to the game between the Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)

College football coaches compete hard against one another, both on and off the field. When they speak about each other on the record, they will mostly offer support and praise.

Off-the-record is another matter though. When coaches are granted anonymity, they are much more forthcoming, for better or worse.

CBS published its annual "Candid Coaches" feature today. It asked coaches to anonymously vote on the most overrated and underrated of their peers.

Penn State's James Franklin and Florida State's Willie Taggart tied for the title of most overrated, with each garnering 20 percent of the votes. According to CBS, "one-fifth of the 129 FBS head coaches" were polled.

Franklin was called "full of it" by one respondent while another cited Taggart's overall losing record.

Here's a lengthier quote about each coach:

"I would say Willie Taggart at Florida State. He was only at Oregon for one year, and it's not like he really transformed that program -- and that's a place that's won for a long time. Not that he isn't good -- he's won. But usually when you get a job like Florida State, it's because you've won some championships or done something really amazing."

"When [Franklin] got the Penn State job, I thought, 'Man, he's a good marketer.' He did a nice job with that. It'll be interesting without Saquon [Barkley]. He's underrated. He turns a lot of no[-gain] plays into 60-yard touchdowns."

Franklin might rub others the wrong way occasionally, but his overall head coaching record is pretty stellar. He's won 65 percent of his games as a head coach, including back-to-back nine-win seasons at Vanderbilt and consecutive 11-win seasons at Penn State, including a Big Ten title in 2016.

Taggart, meanwhile, does have an overall record of 47-50, but had to take over programs in disarray at Western Kentucky and South Florida and an Oregon team coming off a losing season. The stakes are definitely raised for him at Florida State though, and we'll see if he has what it takes to succeed under immense pressure to win.