In the history of college football, 1869-2012, there have been many great coach and quarterback combinations. This list contains what I believe are the 25 greatest of these combinations.
Statistics are not really a good indicator of determining who belongs on this list. Instead, I have prioritized how these combinations stacked up against their competition.
Remember, this is a list of great head coach and quarterback combinations. Sometimes great quarterbacks and great coaches stand alone, but both need to have been great to make this list.
I only included combos that stayed together for the duration of the quarterback’s career at the school, except if the quarterback got much better after a new coach arrived.
I have ordered the list chronologically, going from earliest to most recent.
As always with these lists, narrowing down to 25 was the hardest part. Feel free to debate the list in the comments section below.
With that, let’s start the list.