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College Football Coaches and the 10 Qualities To Be the Best

Article By on 23rd June, 2010

... best, neither does his salary. His win-loss record is important, but is not the measuring stick either. So in, no particular order, let's examine what separates a good or successful coach from one of the best.

1. Longevity - No coach embodies this more than Joe Paterno. Some coaches rose like skyrockets to win early championships, like Jimmy Johnson did at Miami. But if you ask people to name their top five or ten all-time best college coaches, few would name him because his light was gone too soon to the NFL.

To be great you must be a legend, and few would call the scant years Johnson was at Miami legendary. Jimmy was a great coach, but not one of the best; he was no legend.

The world may never see another Jo...

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