The 20 Greatest College Football Coaches Of All Time

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13. Joe Paterno

His conduct off the field has no doubt tainted his legacy, but Joe Paterno remains the college football coach with the most ever wins. He began his seven-decade career at Penn State as assistant to Rip Engle, and after being promoted to head coach in 1966, he went on to claim 409 victories and two national championships. Paterno also boasts a .749 winning percentage.

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12. Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson is second only to Paterno when it comes to NCAA Division I victories. Robinson is best known for developing small college Grambling State into a major footballing force, having coached more than 200 future NFL players during his stint there from the 1940s to 1997. As a result, he’s also credited with bringing racial awareness to segregated Louisiana.

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