10 Coaches Who Have Successfully Replaced a Legend

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10 Coaches Who Have Successfully Replaced a Legend
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Taking over a new college football program is difficult for anybody. You have to get used to new players, coaches, a fanbase that is used to having things done a certain way and then you have to find ways to win games. There is a lot of pressure on you to succeed, and it is a business that not everybody has the heart to get it done.

When you are replacing a legendary head coach, the pressure is magnified by 1,000. Forget about making an impact early on, you have to do everything perfect and convince everybody involved that everything is going to be all right without the former coach on the sidelines. While nobody in their right mind expects you to fill those shoes, there are plenty of guys who weren't able to escape the shadow and quickly crashed and burned before the gig even got started.

You could be considered the best singer of today, but that pressure cooker is turned up when you are asked to cover an Aretha Franklin song at the Grammys in front of millions. 

Here are a few of the college football head coaches who have passed the test and have done a good job in replacing a legend.

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