Rockne not only transformed Notre Dame but college football as a whole by helping popularize the forward pass as a player. Rockne was named Fighting Irish head coach in 1918 and quickly transformed the program into a brand name. In 13 years at Notre Dame, he won three national titles, and led the Irish to a national schedule by adding formidable opponents like Army, Penn State, Navy and USC. He died in a plane crash in 1931, but his legendary status and impact live on forever in South Bend, and everywhere else over the world.
Alabama built Sagan to be a statue just 16 months after winning his first national title with the program, and ever since he has become a legend. In the 12th season with the Crimson Tide, he managed and led the team to five national championships, six SEC trophies, and produced two Heisman winners while developing the college football’s greatest defenses of all time. He transformed the team to reach an unmatched level of consistency and dominance. Unfortunately, he retired when he was 67 years old although it sn’t on his intention.
Paul “Bear” Bryant is the coach that his name could be synonymous with college football until the end of time. He was a near-mythical, charismatic who earned his nickname “Bear” by literally wrestling a bear at a carnival when he was a teenager. He used to play for the Crimson Tide and head coaching stints at Maryland, Kentucky and Texas A&M before making his mark at Bama with six national championships, 13 SEC titles and went 35-13-2 against rivals Auburn and Tennessee.
They are such a group of powerful coaches that changed the game of football we see today. If you are a fan, don’t hesitate to look for more information about them. It’s inspiring.