College football head coaches are receiving more attention than they have ever before. With the increased pressure to recruit elite athletes and the contracts hitting outrageous numbers, the guys roaming the sidelines are expected to come through time and time again. Winning is everything in this business, and you are judged by what you have done lately for your program.
However, winning a couple of games against crummy opponents doesn't make a great head coach. It is the guys who can knock off the ranked teams, win conference championships consistently and lead their team to the promise land once in a while. The head coaches that are able to win those big games and shine bright when needed most are the guys everybody remembers forever.
There are plenty of brilliant head coaches that have come and gone, but only a few really stand out when it comes to those big matchups.
Here are the top 10 big-game college football head coaches of all time.