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Who is the best college football coach?

November 3, 2019
By lilyk091905 BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
lilyk091905 BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
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The Best College Football Coaches of all time


There have been a rather large amount of extraordinary college football coaches, but who is the best overall?  All college football coaches work their team to their full capacity. They want to win the championship. They want to be ranked in the top 10.  All teams want to beat their arch rivals by a landslide, but not every team can. Some teams have been ranked number one for years, others jump up and down on the rankings.  Many championships have been won by a ton of different coaches, but who has won the most? Who is the best in the SEC? Who is the best in the Big Ten or the Big 12?

Let’s talk about Bud Wilkinson.  He is the top candidate in the Big 12 Conference.  Wilkinson helped Oklahoma for 31 years, leading them to 3 national championships in 1950, 1955, and 1956.  He had four undefeated seasons with the Sooners. Also, Bud helped them achieve 14 Big 12 titles. Bud Wilkson is for sure ‘up there’ for the best college football coach of all time.

The Big Ten conference holds one candidate for the best college football coach of all time.  Take a look at Woody Hayes for example. He will always be the face of Ohio State Football. He won 5 championships for the team, and 13 Big Ten titles. Woody Hayes helped running back Archie Griffin win two Heisman Trophies, the only person to ever win two Heismans.  Woody is definitely a candidate.

Finally, the SEC is holding 2 candidates for the best college football coach of all time.  They are Bear Bryant and Nick Saban. Saban has 5 national championship wins for the Tide in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017.  He also has 1 for the LSU tigers from 2003. Saban has had two heisman trophy winners under his wing, running back Mark Ingram in 2009, later followed by Derrick Henry in 2015.  Saban has led the Tide to 6 SEC titles too. Not to mention, his defenses’ are almost always one of the best out there. Saban has one of the best quarterbacks on his team, Tua Tagovailoa.  Let’s talk about Bear Bryant. He won 6 national titles for Alabama in 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, and 1979. He also helped them achieve 13 SEC titles. Bear will always be one of the two best coaches at Bama. 

Back to the first question asked, who is the best college football coach of all time?  Bear Bryant is possibly the absolute best college football coach of all time, but Nick Saban is definitely a close second.  They both have led the Alabama Crimson Tide too many championships and SEC titles. They have also beat Auburn, their rival, plenty of times.  Some might say that if the Tide wins the 2019 national championship, then Nick Saban will pass Bear for the title of the best college football coach in history.


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i wrote this because i wanted to see who the best coach was

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