Breaking down film is one of the most time-consuming parts of a coach's job, because college football is more like a brutal chess match than any other familiar game in the world.
For every "perfect" defensive play, there is a perfect offensive counterstrike that renders it null. The same is true for any "perfect" offensive play. It takes time to formulate a plan that will succeed against some of the greatest teams in the country.
On rare occasion, one team will appear to know the future and have an answer for every play that the opponent calls. Two examples that immediately come to mind are 2012 Mississippi State (against Auburn) and the 2007 New England Patriots (at least against the Jets).
The major difference between those two incidents was that Mississippi State's advantage was simply due to Auburn's use of highly predictable signals. New England simply cheated, and it wasn't even secretive.
Film analysis is one of the most important facets of football strategy, and many coaches have ridden successful film sessions to great heights on the field.
Out of all of the coaches in FBS football, here are the 12 that we'd love to join during a film breakdown, with the No. 1 coach being the one we'd most like to accompany in the film room.