Frank Beamer’s teams were respected not because they won every game – although he did finish his career with 280 victories – but for how they responded to adversity.
Johnny Majors was a teacher, a listener and a football coach. But, most of all, Majors was a builder. He took struggling programs and left them much better than when he arrived on campus.
Mack Brown achieved greatness by inspiring and leading players from all walks of life. He sees football as “the best melting pot” in our society.
Dick Vermeil didn’t coach football. He coached people. Certainly, he built better players, but at the same time, he produced better overall human beings.
Despite the physical nature of football, Vince Dooley says there are ways to make the game safer, which helps players reap the benefits of the game.
John Cooper led the Buckeyes for 13 seasons, but if not for his high school football coach, he may have been working at his hometown gas station.
Steve Spurrier never planned on being a football pioneer. He simply chose the path fitting of his personality. It just so happens his personality is unique.
Beyond the victories and accolades, Dennis Franchione saw his position as head coach as more than just someone who tallies wins and losses.
Bobby Bowden ran up-tempo, spread offenses back in the early ’90s, when it took confidence to stray that far from the established formula for success.
Bill Curry’s experience as a coach taught him the incredible power of the game of football to teach young people lessons that will last them a lifetime.