There are certain times in life when all we really need is a steady hand holding the clipboard that guides the actions of our beloved college football team.
Yes, though a good marriage, strong family ties and faithful friends all enhance our life’s journey, sometimes having the right guy making the calls into the headset on Saturday will do more to make us happy than all the stuff that really is more important (outside of game time).
The following slideshow celebrates the college football coaches who we’d most want stalking our sidelines and making the crucial decisions when the most important games (the ones that happen 12, 13 or 14 times each season) suddenly morph into a nail-biter.
This list is not about which specific playmaker’s hands we want the ball to be in when the game comes down to wire; instead it’s all about who is the best guy to decide which playmaker to give the ball to.
For some of us it’s a dreamy wish list of college coaches, while for others the mention of a certain special somebody’s name reminds us that we should send an extra Christmas card this holiday season.
Seriously, if you are going to give the bus driver, teacher and postman a Starbucks gift card, why wouldn’t you take the time to send your beloved gridiron leader, the guy you rely on each and every Saturday, a little bit of holiday cheer?