We may be the first school to have TWO iconic coaches

BigAlinKnoxville

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I thought about this last night. Every football powerhouse seems to have that one iconic coach that will forever be associated with them. We, of course, have Coach Bryant, while Notre Dame has Knute Rockne, Oklahoma has Bud Wilkinson, Nebraska has Tom Osborne, etc...

The way Coach Saban is going, we might wind up with two truly iconic coaches for all time.
 

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Notre Dame has had several, as has USCw.

Michigan has had a couple.

I do think we might be the first school to have two different coaches that, at the time they were coaching, were/are the undisputed greatest of all time.

Only debate for that would be Notre Dame with Rockne and Leahy. Both before Bryant's prime.
 

The Ols

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Notre Dame has had several, as has USCw.

Michigan has had a couple.

I do think we might be the first school to have two different coaches that, at the time they were coaching, were/are the undisputed greatest of all time.

Only debate for that would be Notre Dame with Rockne and Leahy. Both before Bryant's prime.
While I agree with this, I can't like it due to my utter disdain for ND...
 
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81usaf92

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I think we maybe the only football program who can legitimately say we have two coaches that was considered "The greatest of all time" at some point in college football.
I really am thinking that was the intent, but the wording might have been off. To which I would agree. Oklahoma, USC, Notre Dame, Nebraska, and even Clemson have atleast two iconic coaches that most fans know. But perhaps Alabama is the only one that had the GOAT of their generation twice.
 

Cruloc

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I thought about this last night. Every football powerhouse seems to have that one iconic coach that will forever be associated with them. We, of course, have Coach Bryant, while Notre Dame has Knute Rockne, Oklahoma has Bud Wilkinson, Nebraska has Tom Osborne, etc...

The way Coach Saban is going, we might wind up with two truly iconic coaches for all time.
We have the two, most iconic coaches in history. One won 6 titles in 25 years.....the other has won 6 titles in 12 years.

As Yoda would say........Might, there is no might.
 

TideEngineer08

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How are we going to get Coach Saban's name attached to BDS?

Bryant-Denny-Saban Stadium doesn't have that ring to it. Bryant-Saban-Denny Stadium? Nah...

And I'm not sure if I like Saban Field either. It doesn't seem to be enough...
 

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