Who Is The Best College Football Coach Ever?


Of course this is a rhetorical question.  Bobby Bowden is the best and Paterno is a close second.  I guess I may be a bad person to report on this considering that I went to Florida State and love Bowden dearly.  Although the recruiting and the team as a whole has suffered over the past 5 years, Florida State is always formidable and churns out great NFL stars.  This is a direct result of Bowden’s leadership and high standard of behavior for his players.  I remember him benching Laveranues Coles and Peter Warrick for the Miami game (HUGE  GAME) because of questionable off-the-field shenanigans.

Bowden is the best.  Go ‘Noles!

Bobby Bowden

10 thoughts on “Who Is The Best College Football Coach Ever?

  1. bowden nor bryant was the best coach ever. General Robert Neyland of Tennessee was.
    A summary of Neyland’s most notable accomplishments:
    Elected to College Football Hall of Fame (1953)
    Won 4 National Championships (1951, 1950, 1940, 1938)
    Won 7 Conference Championships (1927, 1932, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1946, 1951)
    Coached 9 overall unbeaten seasons
    Produced 22 All-Americans and 40 All-SEC players
    First to coach in all 4 major bowls (Orange, Rose, Sugar, Cotton)
    Holds NCAA records for consecutive shutouts (17) and consecutive shutout quarters (71)
    Lost only 1 home game in 21 years
    Never coached a losing season
    Never had a losing record to any team he faced more than once
    Never lost to Bear Bryant

  2. Bear Bryant was the best coach ever. Do they have a Bowden Award given to the best coach of the year? No. That respect goes to Coach Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant.

  3. Are you kidding me??? Bear Bryant hands down is the best college football coach ever.
    He did not run up the scores, when the game was a lock he let everyone play, he has more players coaching today than any other coach he turned around several programs from scratch before going to Alabama. Pa Joe has one school, Bobby, a close second had all his wins at one school, etc. But Bear worked his magic wherever he went. He taught his players to be leaders and men of character, I thank him for his efforts to make this a better world while giving us the joy of great football!!!

  4. Are you kidding me??? Bear Bryant hands down is the best college football coach ever.
    He did not run up the scores, went the game was a lock he let everyone play, he has more players coaching today than any other coach he turned around several programs from scratch before going to Alabama. Pa Joe has one school, Bobby, a close second had all his wins at one school, etc. But Bear worked his magic wherever he went. He taught his players to be learders and men of character, I thank him for his efforts to make this a better world while giving us the joy of great fgamesD!!!

  5. Bowden is great, definitely a top 10er and maybe a top 5er. But Bear Bryant is in a class by himself–the greatest there has ever been and that will ever be. He won in 1 platoon and 2 platoon football. He won with small teams and big teams. He won with white teams and integrated teams. He won with passing teams and running teams. He won with every formation that existed. He won with other coache’s players and he won with his own. He won with offesnsive teams and with defensive teams. He won in 5 decades. It’s not really close. Plus his impact on his university, his state and his players is unmatched.

  6. No…ya’ll are wrong Bear Bryant is and will always be the best college football coach EVER!!!!!!!!

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