ESPN released their list of the The 150 greatest coaches in college football’s 150-year history as picked by their blue-ribbon panel of 150 voters that includes media members, administrators, and former coaches and players. I know you’re curious, but I was not asked to be part of the blue-ribbon panel, a huge oversight on the part of ESPN.
Two Alabama coaches, Paul “Bear” Bryant and Nick Saban, garner the top two spots. As much as it pains me, I cannot argue with this. It’s nice to know that our own Bob Devaney beat the hell out of Bryant’s team to win Nebraska the 1971 national title.
Will Scott Frost ever get a shot at Nick Saban? Time will tell. I will remain hopeful. Tom Osborne got his shot at Saban when Nick was at Michigan State. Osborne smashed him, but that’s really not a fair comparison. Saban was starting out, Osborne was well-established.