Joe Ovies

What Google 'autocomplete' reveals about ACC coaches

Posted August 19, 2014

College football preview magazines from Phil Steele, Athlon, Lindy's and several other publications do a decent job taking a snapshot of any given program. Everything from potential quarterback battles, depth charts, freshmen to watch, historical trends and all kinds of information can be found flipping through their pages.

However, these magazines don't reveal what the coaches make or print pictures of their wives. Perhaps they should reconsider.

Using Google's "autocomplete" search feature, which predicts possible search terms for users, it appears this information is highly sought after on the internet.

Let's see what else Google's "autocomplete" reveals about ACC football coaches.

Larry Fedora, North Carolina

Google Larry Fedora

Before Fedora's shirtless beach photo went viral during last month's ESPN carwash, Google predicted the usual searches for his salary and wife, but there were also folks still looking for his Belk Bowl "nae nae dance." Now those entries are gone and there are five searches related to his abs. One thing remains constant despite the web's obsession with his physique – his affinity for Red Bull.

Dave Doeren, NC State

Google Dave Doeren

Salary? Check. Wife? Double check. Apparently Google thinks you're curious about where the Wolfpack coach lives. Doeren also gets some residual predictions related to Fedora's shirtless photo thanks to his hilarious beer retort.

David Cutcliffe, Duke

Google David Cutcluffe

Cutcliffe also has some Fedora search runoff due to his beer picture in Bristol and the predictable search for his wife. Google also predicts you're curious about Marcus Hilliard, Cutcliffe's adopted son. Call it a hunch, but the "fired Ole Miss" entry is related to fans scratching their heads over Cutcliffe managing to turn around Duke's football program, but wasn't good enough for the Rebels after Eli Manning went pro.

Meanwhile, it's possible Dr. David A. Cutcliffe in Indiana has treated a Manning brother during his career.

Dave Clawson, Wake Forest

Google Dave Clawson

The new Demon Deacons coach doesn't have many predictive entries, most likely due to the fact fans just want to know who is actually coaching in Winston-Salem. Once they figure that out, the next important question will be what his wife looks like.

Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech

Google Frank Beamer

Beamer has been head coach at Virginia Tech since 1987 and built up an impressive football résumé, but Google predicts you still want to know what's up with his face.

The "hot seat" entry may be popular, but it is amusing because Beamer will never be fired in Blacksburg.

Jimbo Fisher, Florida State

Google Jimbo Fisher

Along with the typical searches for contract details and wife, Fisher's son is of obvious interest. Ethan Fisher was diagnosed with Fanconi anemia, a rare blood disorder that requires multiple tests a year.

Fisher lost roughly 40 pounds during the offseason. He also blew the minds of non-southern media members when he put peanuts in a bottle of Coca-Cola at the ACC Kickoff in July.

Dabo Swinney, Clemson

Google Dabo Swinney

Swinney might be married in real life to his wife, but he's in college football wedlock with South Carolina's Steve Spurrier. Between the losing record and quote exchanges, it's surprising those two aren't the top predictive search on Google. 

Bobby Petrino, Louisville

Google Bobby Petrino

Sure enough, there are searches for Petrino's salary and spouse. However, there are four predictive entries for Petrino's motorcycle accident in 2012, including one for LSUFreek's incredible animated GIF making fun of the incident. Also not a shock to see Petrino's abrupt departure from Atlanta in the search field.

Al Golden, Miami

Google Al Golden

Yup, salary and wife. Apparently Golden is on the hot seat in Miami. Makes sense considering all the talent Miami recruits and the lack of Coastal Division dominance to go along with it.

Scott Shafer, Syracuse

Google Scott Shafer

Shafer is the coach of the Orange. Not to be confused with the other Scott Shafer, who hosts a public radio show. He's also not  Dr. Shafer at Wake Forest's School of Business. And don't confuse him with the CEO of a company in Colorado. This Shafer is the guy who yelled obscenities at Dabo Swinney last season.

Paul Chryst, Pittsburgh

Google Paul Chryst

Predictive entries for the Panthers coach are all over the map. Because the internet loves a dancing coach, it should come as no surprise that a video of his moves is suggested. The "drinking" entry deals with an image of Chryst when he was the offensive coordinator at Wisconsin, where he appears to be taking a sip and dip in the coaches' box. His time in Wisconsin is also of interest because he coached Russell Wilson.

Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech

Google Paul Johnson

Johnson the football coach is not as popular as Johnson the author or Johnson the disc jockey. That probably doesn't bode well for his future in Atlanta.

Mike London, Virginia

Google Mike London

Perhaps London the HR Manager can help London the coach find a new gig if the Cavaliers don't turn it around this season.

Steve Addazio, Boston College

Google Steve Addazio

Nothing particularly interesting in Addazio's predictive entries, with the exception of his Vine account. While all the other ACC coaches have their Twitter accounts indexed, Addazio bucks the trend for the video sharing service. Reason? His "be a dude" recruiting pitches.

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  • StunGunn Aug 21, 6:41 a.m.

    Like Gruden and Dungy also.

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    John Clayton is hilarious. He knows who/what he is and is cool with it, has a dry wit, and... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    LOVE "The Professor"! He does know his stuff, and you're right: he's comfortable with who he... View More

    — Posted by StunGunn

    I remember a playoff game between the Giants and Niners about 10 or so years ago that ended with... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    Good stuff, Hammer!

  • Hammerhead Aug 20, 2:46 p.m.

    Like Gruden and Dungy also.

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    John Clayton is hilarious. He knows who/what he is and is cool with it, has a dry wit, and... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    LOVE "The Professor"! He does know his stuff, and you're right: he's comfortable with who he... View More

    — Posted by StunGunn

    I remember a playoff game between the Giants and Niners about 10 or so years ago that ended with a fumble and scramble near the sideline. The replay was shown several times, from all angles and in extra slo-mo. Behind the people on the sideline was Clayton, bobbin' and weavin' to get a better look amid the chaos. I can still see that skinny neck and egghead bouncing around behind the players, refs, chain gang, etc....hilarious.

  • StunGunn Aug 20, 2:02 p.m.

    Like Gruden and Dungy also.

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    John Clayton is hilarious. He knows who/what he is and is cool with it, has a dry wit, and... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    LOVE "The Professor"! He does know his stuff, and you're right: he's comfortable with who he is. Loved that ESPN commercial with him - hilarious.

  • Hammerhead Aug 20, 1:28 p.m.

    Like Gruden and Dungy also.

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    John Clayton is hilarious. He knows who/what he is and is cool with it, has a dry wit, and doesn't take himself too seriously.

  • Toddler10-21 Aug 20, 12:50 p.m.

    Like Gruden and Dungy also.

  • JACKSON SAWYER REVENGE Aug 20, 11:54 a.m.

    what happened to John Saunders he always was pretty level headed- what was the name of the... View More

    — Posted by JACKSON SAWYER REVENGE

    Saunders is excellent, especially on the Sports Reporters. It's some of the other panelists that... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    Mike Lupica, him and ole Joe would make a good pair, they could giggle and talk about watching "Glee" those two playing catch with Obama would be a hoot.

  • Hammerhead Aug 20, 10:41 a.m.

    what happened to John Saunders he always was pretty level headed- what was the name of the... View More

    — Posted by JACKSON SAWYER REVENGE

    Saunders is excellent, especially on the Sports Reporters. It's some of the other panelists that make me turn the channel.
    Lupica, Ryan, etc. dang, those guys are like little yappy dogs.

  • Hammerhead Aug 20, 10:39 a.m.

    Those who can, do. Those who can't, sit behind a microphone and criticize those who can.

  • JACKSON SAWYER REVENGE Aug 20, 8:20 a.m.

    what happened to John Saunders he always was pretty level headed- what was the name of the Bengal Tight End that was on tv for a while (he was strung real tight)

  • StunGunn Aug 20, 7:11 a.m.

    Like him too. Liked Joe Morgan also. cant stand Mcarver.

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    I like Chris Collinsworth. He seems like a chill dude who just happened to be a good athlete.... View More

    — Posted by Hammerhead

    I couldn't stand Collinsworth until he called a Panthers game last season. Guy knows his stuff and is very good at analysis. Dan Patrick is pretty good - very entertaining. I like Mike and Mike - they don't seem to have huge egos.

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