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Greatest Coaches in College Football History

Want to learn more about the legendary coaches of college football? In this category, we offer biographies of some of the greatest college football coaching icons: Yost, Rockne, Bryant and Paterno, among others.
  1. Coaching Awards (3)
  2. Current College Football Head Coaches (10)

Talking Points: The Coaching Carousel, Part I
A look at the biggest coaching moves of the 2013-2014 season.

Talking Points: The Coaching Carousel, Part II
A look at the coaching situations at Texas, Penn State and more.

Bret Bielema
Some considered it an impossible task: Succeeding the great Barry Alvarez at the University of Wisconsin. Bret Bielema has proven that it wasn't an impossible task at all.

John Gagliardi
The simplest way to describe John Gagliardi? Try this: He is the winningest coach in college football history.

Les Miles
He might be the most underappreciated and underestimated coach in all of America. But there is no denying this simple fact: Les Miles is a winner.

Eddie Robinson
A profile of Eddie Robinson, longtime football coach at Grambling State University.

A Conversation With Temple Coach Steve Addazio
Steve Addazio has a fairly straightforward vision for Temple football: He wants to win championships. Multiple championships.

Checking In With Temple Coach Al Golden
Al Golden has done what once seemed impossible: Turn the Temple Owls into winners. How did he pull it off? Find out here.

Checking In With Ken Niumatalolo
When Paul Johnson left Navy after the 2007 season to take over at Georgia Tech, many believed the Midshipmen—which had enjoyed such great success under Johnson—would return, quickly, to mediocrity. Well, it turns out those cynics were wrong--and Ken Niumatalolo is the reason why.

Checking In With Larry Coker
As the new (and first) coach at the University of Texas-San Antonio, former Miami coach Larry Coker is charged with literally building the Roadrunner program from scratch.

Nick Saban Through the Years
Nick Saban is the new king of college football. After leading Alabama to the 2009 national championship, Saban became the first coach in the modern era to win national titles at two different schools. Here, we look back on Saban's remarkable coaching career, including highlights from his stints at Michigan State, LSU, the Miami Dolphins and Alabama.

Your Vote: College Football's 2009 Coach of the Year
Who should be named college football's coach of the year in 2009? Give your take here.

Who Are The 10 Best Coaches in College Football?
Who is the best college football coach in the country? Give your take here.

The Top 10 Coaches in College Football
Florida's Urban Meyer was recently awarded with a six-year contract extension that will pay him about $4 million a year. That makes Meyer among the highest paid coaches in the country. But is he the best coach in the country? Better than Bob Stoops? Better than Mack Brown? Better than Pete Carroll? Well, find out here, as we run down our list of the top 10 college football coaches.

Winningest Coaches in College Football History
Just ten coaches have won 300 games in their college football coaching careers. And three of them are still coaching today. Here, we list the top 10 winningest coaches in the game.

Fielding Yost
Fielding Yost arrived at the University of Michigan in 1901. In each of the next four seasons, he won national championships -- and put Michigan football on the map.

Bobby Bowden
Bobby Bowden arrived at Florida State when the program was one of the nation's worst. It took him less than two decades to turn the 'Noles into the most dominant team in college football.

Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno has been coaching football at Penn State since 1950. He's been the head coach since 1966. And it's not a stretch to say that Paterno is the most important man in the history of the university.

College Football In Focus 2013: Bill O'Brien
A look at how Bill O'Brien will fare in his second season at Penn State.

Paul "Bear" Bryant
Known for his fiery demeanor, checkered fedora and unbelievable knack for winning, Paul "Bear" Bryant is considered by many the greatest coach in the history of college football. Learn more about the man and his teams at the Paul W. Bryant Museum.

Knute Rockne
Knute Rockne is the most famous name in college football. And while he may be best known for one stirring halftime speech, his record on the field makes him more than deserving of his fame: In thirteen seasons coaching Notre Dame, he lost just 12 games.

Joe Paterno Tributes
After the passing of Penn State legend Joe Paterno, tributes rolled in from around the nation.

Gen. Robert Reese Neyland
General Robert Reese Neyland put Tennessee football on the map. In two stints as the Vols coach, he racked up an overall record of 173-31-12 -- and never lost a game against Paul "Bear" Bryant.

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