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The Best College Football Coaches of All Time

List Criteria: Only college football coaches. No high school or NFL coaches, unless they coached in college at some point.

A list of the best college football coaches of all time. Ever wondered who was is the greatest college football coach of all time? Now is your opportunity to have a say in the matter. Granted, picking who this should won't be easy, as you have to consider different eras of NCAA football along with a number of other factors, like bowl wins, national titles, who was on their team and who got the most bang for their buck out of the players. But it's on you to pick whatever criteria you want in determining who is the best college football coach ever. There are some pretty big names on this list, titans of the coaching world. If you're an Alabama fan, you'll have a tough time picking between Bear Bryant and Nick Saban. The same goes for any Notre Dame fan and for USC supporters, who do you think is a better coach: John McKay or Pete Carroll?

It shouldn't be easy for you to decide who is the greatest coach of all time. Just remember though, where would each coaches team be without them steering the ship and keeping the players in line? Not an easy question to answer.

So who is the best college football coach of all time? It's up to you to decide. If you notice someone isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add him. This is the crowdranked list of what coach deserves to called the greatest ever, so choose wisely!
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    most listed 1913

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    1888

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1926

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    ranked low on reranks 1937

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    Pop Warner

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    1862

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1937

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    ranked low on reranks 1945

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    1924

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    added by hcalkins 1932

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    Frank Thomas

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    1897

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    added by TylerBBoyd 1944

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    added by TylerBBoyd Jackie Sherrill 1943

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    added by MattWeisbecker 1932

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1952

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    new! 1899

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    new! 1954

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