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What 4 make the cut?
maybe 2 of:
then off to the side a bust of Holtz with a waterfall of saliva dripping out of his mouth.
Urban (in a Gators jersey. He hasn't done "Mt. Rushmore" feats at Ohio State yet.)
These are the guys that not only changed the game but won championships their way and it's a mix of old and new. I know there are some that are worthy but these are my picks.
This post was edited by buckperry 16 months ago
I am a Buckeye...proof there is a God in Heaven who loves me.
Glenn "Pop" Warner
Tom Osbourne ( Eventually Nick Saban will have his spot)
Woody over Bobby Bowden
Woody gets in because he punched a Clemson player!
Is my homerism showing? Honestly, I didn't think Bowden. Would replace Urbs with Bowden on my list. Woody stays.
Duffy broke the color barrier. Bear knew he had to do what Duffy was doing to win big HBO did a special on that and Duffy was one college coach to make the cover if time magazine for a reason. I don't know what criteria you want to use. Wins? Innovation? Culture shifting?
Spurrier deserves consideration for how he changed offenses in the SEC
Their 75 is better than your 85
Go Blue and Go Titans!
Replace Hayes with Warner and this is my list.
Bear Bryant, Knute Rockne, Amos Alonzo Stagg, and Walter Camp
"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." -Coach Bryant
Can someone explain why woody Hayes gets more mention than John McKay? 4 NCs
Bowden not even close
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
I mean...Michigan had black players in the 20s and 30s. So yeah, breaking the color barrier is more of a Southern thing.
I'd put these guys up there:
Yost - Best winning percentage of all time, doesn't ever get credit but created the hurry-up offense and did more for forward passing than anyone prior to Hal Mumme, 5 National Titles, hatred of Notre Dame led to a non-scheduling agreement, forcing them to do the East coast barnstorming thing that led to their prominence (so we not only taught Notre Dame how to play but made them what they are today )
Woody - Crazy as hell but their entire state and program embodies his personality (for better and for worse, I should add)
Bear - Seems like he won some games and is relatively consensus.
John McKay - Most interesting college football coach I've ever read about. Dude was the king of quotes, non-Yogi Berra division. It's worth a google to read some of them.
I could throw a few others for John McKay but I tried to grab one from the North, South, and West. Maybe I'd switch Woody with an older Ive league coach from out East or Stagg.
I'm astounded that nobody has included General Neyland. He literally changed the way the game was played.
Butch Jones. Who???
Last coach to hold a season's worth of opponents scoreless, sideline telephones, implementing game film study for the first time, and won four national championships. He's almost unparalleled. He also never lost to Bear Bryant.
All good choices. While northern schools did have black players in the 20's etc, Duffy recruited many during the heart of the civil rights movement. Not as tokens, but as students.
Neyland is a great choice too. Hard to pick four unless you're given criteria.
I agree. Duffy had a big effect with his success in the 60s in influencing Southern coaches to break the barrier. Didn't mean to take away from that.
Why because bobby has more wins? What else you got cause that isn't close to enough...
Woody has 5
Snelly, JJ, Erickson, Butch Coker and Golden.
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