Only 1 in 37 people can name these famous college football coaches by just one image! Can you?

Jacqueline Samaroo

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College football has been delighting fans and creating legends for well over a century. If you're really big on the really big names in college football, do you think you can name all of these famous college football coaches from a single image? Take our quiz and find out!

Which famous college football coach is this?

Bob Devaney was head coach at the University of Wyoming (1957-1961) and the University of Nebraska (1962-1972). He led the Nebraska Cornhuskers to consecutive national championships in 1970 and 1971.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

As head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes between 2001 and 2010, Jim Tressel led seven top-5 teams. He earned the nickname “The Vest” for his habit of wearing a sweater vest while on the sidelines.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Charles “Bud” Wilkinson led the Oklahoma Sooners to three national championships in the 1950s. He guided the team to a straight 47-game win streak, a record which is unbroken, to date.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

In addition to having been head coach of the New York Jets in the NFL, Lou Holtz was also head coach of six college football teams. He holds the distinction of being the only coach, to date, to take six different teams to bowl games.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

At the time of this writing, Nick Saban is head coach of the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide football team. Other university teams he has led are the Toledo Rockets, the Michigan State Spartans and the LSU Tigers. He has also been head coach of the Miami Dolphins in the NFL.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Earl “Red” Blaik was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and later returned as head football coach. He led the Army football team to national championships in 1944, 1945 and 1946.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

During his 33-season coaching career, Dana Xenophon Bible was head coach of five different teams. Among them were the Texas A&M Aggies, the Texas Longhorns and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

John McKay led the USC Trojans to a total of eight Rose Bowl appearances, winning five times. One of McKay’s sons went on to play under him with the Trojans, then again with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Hugh Duffy Daugherty spent 19 seasons as head coach of the Michigan State Spartans, leading them to two national championships (1965 and 1966). He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Robert “Bobby” Bowden was head coach of the Florida State Seminoles for over thirty years (1976 – 2009). He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame since 2006.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

In 1951, Jones was among the very first coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. His younger brother, Tad Jones, became a Hall of Famer in 1958.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Prior to his retirement in 2017, Bob Stoops had been the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners since 1999. Under his leadership, the Sooners had both an Orange Bowl victory and a national championship.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Urban Meyer has served as head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Bowling Green Falcons, the Utah Utes and the Florida Gators. He is one of only three coaches who have led two different universities to winning major college football national championships.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes enjoyed an illustrious career coaching college football in which he led the Ohio State Buckeyes to five national championships. His career ended, however, when he was dismissed for allegedly punching an opposing player during the 1978 Gator Bowl.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Clarence “Biggie” Munn served as head coach of Michigan State University’s Spartan football team from 1947 to 1953. He led them to national championship in 1952 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1959.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Paul “Bear” Bryant is often hailed as one of the greatest college football coaches of all time. He was head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team for 25 years, taking them to six national championships and thirteen conference championships.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

In 1966, Steve Spurrier won The Heisman Trophy, recognizing him as the year’s most outstanding college football player. He later went on to become head coach of the Tampa Bay Bandits, Duke Blue Devils and Florida Gators (among others).

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Pete Carroll, Barry Switzer and Jimmy Johnson are the only three coaches (so far) to have led winning teams to both a college football national championship and a Super Bowl. Carroll did it with the USC Trojans and the Seattle Seahawks.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

During his career, Glenn “Pop” Warner was head coach at seven different schools across the country. He led the Pittsburgh Panthers to three national championships and the Stanford Cardinals to one.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

John Franklin Broyles was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983. He was head coach at the University of Arkansas from 1958 to 1976 and its athletic director from 1974 to 2007.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Amos Alonzo Stagg began his football career as a player for Yale University in 1885. He later went on to become head coach of the Chicago Maroons for 40 years. He is the first person to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame both as a player and a coach.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Robert Zuppke was head coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini from 1913 to 1941, leading them to four national championships. He is credited as having invented the flea flicker, the huddle and the screen pass, among others. He has been a College Football Hall of Famer since 1951.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Ara Parseghian became head coach of Notre Dame in 1964 after the team had gone more than a decade without winning a national championship. Under his leadership, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish went on to national championships in 1966 and 1973.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

John Heisman is considered by many to be a legend in college football due to his influence in the early development of the game. Each season since 1936, college football’s most outstanding player has been awarded The Heisman Trophy named in his honor.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Bernie Bierman led the Minnesota Golden Gophers to five national championships in eight years. He became a College Football Hall of Famer in 1955.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Robert Dodd is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame in both the player and coach categories. He served as assistant coach, head coach and athletic director at Georgia Tech between 1931 and 1976.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Tom Osbourne served as the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ head coach for 25 years. Eighteen of the university’s teams ended up in the top-10 ranking under his guidance. They won twelve Big 8 titles and three national championships.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Dan Devine became a College Football Hall of Fame inductee in 1985. Aside from his stints as head coach at Arizona State, Missouri and Notre Dame, Dan Devine was also head coach for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Vince Dooley spent 25 years as head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs. He led to them to the national championship in 1980, only the second time the team achieved that feat. (The previous time was in 1942.)

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Bo Schembechler was head coach of Michigan University’s Wolverines for 21 seasons (1969 – 1989). In that time, he led them to 13 Big Ten Conference titles.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

John Vaught became a College Football Hall of Fame inductee in 1979. He was head coach of the University of Mississippi’s (Ole Miss) Rebels from 1940 – 1970. During that time, he led them to winning 10 of 18 bowl games, with five Sugar Bowl victories.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Barry Switzer has led winning teams to both a college football national championship and an NFL Super Bowl. He accomplished this with the Oklahoma Sooners and the Dallas Cowboys, respectively.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Frank Thomas was head coach to the Chattanooga Mocs for three years before taking up a similar position at the University of Alabama. At Alabama, he was coach to future coaching legend Bear Bryant. His wins and winning percentage with Alabama is second only to Bryant’s.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Fielding Yost was Head Coach of the Michigan Wolverines for 25 years and went on to become the university’s athletic director for almost 20 years. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

After being head coach at Appalachian State, Tulane and North Carolina, Mack Brown went on to take up head coaching duties at the University of Texas. It was a post he held from 1998 to 2013.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

To date, Darrell Royal ranks as the winningest coach of the Texas Longhorns. His coaching accomplishments gained him a place in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Jock Sutherland was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. Apart from coaching both the Lafayette Leopards and the Pittsburgh Panthers at the college level, he was also coach of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Steelers professional football teams.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Joe Paterno had an illustrious career in college football as head coach at Penn State from 1966 to 2011. He was dismissed from that job after being implicated in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

William Wallace Wade coached football, baseball and basketball. He was head coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide and the very first coach to lead them to winning national titles. He was also the head coach for the Duke Blue Devils (twice, with a 5-year break to serve in WWII).

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Frank Leahy led the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team to dominance in college football in the 1940s. He served as the university’s head coach from 1941 – 1943 and then again from 1946 – 1953, taking a break to join the Navy.

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Which famous college football coach is this?

Walter Camp is often called the “Father of American Football.” That title comes not just from his accomplishments as a coach, but is mostly due to the impact he had on football’s early stages of development.

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