At 394 career wins, Joe Paterno sits just six wins away from reaching the 400-win mark, a feat that he will likely be the last to conquer. He will likely end his career as second or third on the all-time wins list, ahead of Bobby Bowden, who has just retired in fourth position.
Because of the seemingly constant coaching changes that take place in college football now, and the continual stress placed on college coaches (evident by Urban Meyer's day long retirement), it is very unlikely that another coach will catch JoePa or Bowden, or even make the top 10.
But some promising young coaches have a chance to get close. Take a look at the top five coaches who have a realistic shot at coming close to Joe Paterno's career record.