College Football's 10 Best Coaching Turnarounds of the Modern Era

Daniel MayCorrespondent IJune 11, 2009

College Football's 10 Best Coaching Turnarounds of the Modern Era

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    NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 21: Ronnie Thornton #56 of the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles celebrates by kissing the trophy after defeating the Troy Trojans 30-27 in overtime to win the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on December 21, 2008 at the Superdome in

10. Greg Schiano, Rutgers

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    PISCATAWAY, NJ - SEPTEMBER 27:  Head Coach Greg Schiano of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights gestures from the sideline during the first quarter against the Morgan State Bears at Rutgers Stadium on September 27, 2008 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Rutgers won 38-0.

9. Jeff Tedford, California

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    BERKELEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Head coach Jeff Tedford of the California Golden Bears looks on against the Arizona Wildcats during an NCAA football game at Memorial Stadium September 22, 2007 in Berkeley, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

8. Gary Barnett/Randy Walker/Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern

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    EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 22:  Head coach Randy Walker of the Northwestern Wildcats looks on against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 22, 2005 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wildcats defeated the Spartans 49-14.  (Photo by Tom Pi

7. Steve Spurrier, Florida

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    2 Dec 2000:  Head coach Steve Spurrier of the Florida Gators is carried off the field by players following the Gators'' 28-6 victory over Auburn to win the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championship at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.  DIGITAL IMAGE

6. Paul Johnson, Navy

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    CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 08:  Head coach Paul Johnson of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets watches the action from the sidelines during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium on November 8, 2008 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Ph

5. Jim Grobe, Wake Forest

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 29:  Head coach Jim Grobe of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons watches on during their game against the Connecticut Huskies at Bank of America Stadium on December 29, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty

4. Gary Patterson, TCU

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    NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 27:  Head coach Gary Patterson of the TCU Horned Frogs during play against the Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 27, 2008 in Norman, Oklahoma.  The Sooners defeated the Horned Frogs 35-10.  (Photo by Ronald

3. Bobby Bowden, Florida State

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    2 SEP 1995:  FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH BOBBY BOWDEN DURING THE SEMINOLES 70-26 WIN OVER DUKE UNIVERSITY AT THE CITRUS BOWL IN TALLAHASSEE, FLORDIA.  MANDATORY CREDIT:  DOUG PENSINGER/ALLSPORT

2. Dennis Erickson/Mike Riley, Oregon State

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    CORVALLIS, OR - NOVEMBER 29:   Head Coach Mike Riley of the Oregon State Beavers looks at the score board against the Oregon Ducks at Reser Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Corvalis, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

1. Bill Snyder, Kansas State

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    COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 6:  Head coach Bill Snyder of the Kansas State Wildcats watches from the sideline in the fourth quarter against the Missouri Tigers on November 6, 2004 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. Kansas State defeated Missouri 35-24.  (