In every football player’s life, there comes a day when he realizes his career as a football player has ended.
Some never make it past high school football, while others reach the Pro Football Hall of Fame. All have to choose how to continue their lives once playing football is no longer an option.
The following men have such a passion for football that they have become head coaches at BCS programs despite never playing college football at the Division I level.
When these men were playing, Division I was divided into Division I-A and Division I-AA. Today, these groups are called FBS and FCS, respectively. None of the coaches on this list played at either level.
With that said, I have ranked who I believe are the eight best head coaches of BCS programs that never played Division I football.
Note: The coach’s experience as a college football player appears at the head of each slide in italics.