Doug Gottlieb's weekly take includes some love for Dana Altman:
(5) Oregon, Oklahoma coaches deserve your respect
There are some coaches who are coach-of-the-year-worthy despite not being in the running for the COY award. Dana Altman and Jeff Capel are probably the two most likely candidates for such an honor.
Altman, in his first season in the Pac-10, has clearly established his coaching credibility by not losing his team after starting out 0-4 in league play. After dismantling Wazzu 69-43, the Ducks have climbed back by winning four of six, including a win over in-state rival Oregon State in Corvallis.