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College Coaches Quiz

Based on the school and the tenure, name these legendary college coaches.
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First submittedAugust 26, 2011
Last updatedSeptember 13, 2019
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School
Years
Football Coach
Alabama
1958-1982
Bear Bryant
2007-
Nick Saban
Florida
1990-2001
Steve Spurrier
2005-2010
Urban Meyer
Florida State
1976-2009
Bobby Bowden
Grambling
1941-1997
Eddie Robinson
Miami
1984-1988
Jimmy Johnson
Michigan
1969-1989
Bo Schembechler
1995-2007
Lloyd Carr
Nebraska
1973-1997
Tom Osborne
Notre Dame
1918-1930
Knute Rockne
1964-1974
Ara Parseghian
1986-1996
Lou Holtz
Ohio State
1951-1978
Woody Hayes
2001-2010
Jim Tressel
Oklahoma
1973-1988
Barry Switzer
1999-2016
Bob Stoops
Penn State
1966-2011
Joe Paterno
USC
2001-2009
Pete Carroll
Wisconsin
1990-2005
Barry Alvarez
School
Years
Basketball Coach
Connecticut
1986-2012
Jim Calhoun
Duke
1980-
Mike Krzyzewski
Indiana
1971-2000
Bob Knight
Kentucky
1989-1997
Rick Pitino
Michigan State
1995-
Tom Izzo
NC State
1980-1990
Jimmy Valvano
North Carolina
1961-1997
Dean Smith
2003-
Roy Williams
Tennessee (Women's)
1974-2012
Pat Summitt
UCLA
1948-1975
John Wooden
UNLV
1974-1992
Jerry Tarkanian
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level 57
Jul 21, 2013
alvarez doesn't belong on this list
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level 35
Aug 27, 2013
Yeah, the Quizmaster's definition of "legendary" is different from mine. He has some: Bryant, Osborne, Hayes, Schembechler, Rockne, Paterno, Bowden, Parseghian, Robinson, Switzer, Wooden, Calhoun, Knight, Krzyzewski, Smith, Summitt and maybe, even, Saban. But the rest, Alvarez, Holtz, Carr, Stoops, etc., not legends, particularly when you leave off: Stagg, Warner, Neyland, Leahy, Coryell, Wilkinson, Yost, Devaney, and in basketball you leave off Rupp and Boeheim.
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level 58
Sep 3, 2013
You guys are clowns. The quiz doesn't say, "Name every legendary coach in the history of legendary coaches." It's simply asking to name legendary coaches based on the school and years provided. Holtz only has five less wins than Rockne and in two fewer seasons. No one is even close to Alvarez at Wisconsin. And your comment about "maybe even Saban." Maybe? How much crack can one person possibly smoke to think that Nick Saban might not have reached legendary status. He has four national championships -- more than any other football coach listed above other than Bryant. He's 63-7 in the last five years and has had one of the top recruiting class each year.
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level 72
May 29, 2014
seconded. And no Rupp?
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level 76
Sep 2, 2013
I'm amazed that 49% could spell "Schembechler".
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level 79
Oct 18, 2018
I'm going to guess there is a certain amount of leniency on the spelling for that one.
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level 71
Sep 9, 2013
Vince Dooley deserves to be on here.
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level 80
Nov 5, 2013
I believe the correct name of Ohio State is "The Ohio State."
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level 70
Jun 26, 2017
Arrogance is very different from correctness.
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level 53
Nov 6, 2013
Jim Boeheim should be somewhere on this list.
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level 59
Jan 15, 2017
100℅ agree
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level 22
Nov 7, 2013
Where's Phog Allen? He invented basketball coaching, and the great original coaches at UNC, Kentucky, Duke, and others were first assistants under Allen. Beware of the Phog!
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level 73
Jul 3, 2014
You should probably also accept Head for Pat Summitt since for many years she was known as Pat Head (before she got married).
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level 56
May 5, 2015
How is Boeheim not on this list? SMH
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level 71
May 18, 2016
Coach Mack from Colorado?! Bill McCartney was a legend in his own way, won a national championship.
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level 70
Jun 26, 2017
Strangely, it wouldn't accept "child molester enabler" for Paterno. Go figure.
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level 70
Oct 5, 2017
Bob Stoops has retired.
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level 80
Sep 13, 2019
Yep, Stoops has been done for a couple years now.
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Sep 13, 2019
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level 79
Oct 18, 2018
Couldn't remember Lloyd Carr. Luckily, I did remember Pete Carroll :)