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RollTide1987
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re: Best College Football Head Coaches As Players
Steve Spurrier is definitely #1 when it comes to this category. He won the Heisman while a player at Florida and led them to six conference championships and a national title as a coach.


Ramblin Wreck
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Johnny Majors, RB Tennessee 2x SEC POY Consensus AA Heisman Runner-Up


That post reminds me again how much I dislike Notre Dame


Pauldingtiger
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re: Best College Football Head Coaches As Players
Steve Spurrier ... Heisman trophy, Walter Camp Trophy, 2 time All-American. All SEC.
Pat Dye...............2 time All- American, All SEC, SEC lineman of the year1960.
Johnny Majors....All-American, 2 time SEC MVP Heisman runner up.

These 3 had the best coaching careers and best accolades from college.


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SoFla Tideroller
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Heisman Runner-Up


The OG Vol who got screwed out of the big prize.


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thatthang
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Johnny Majors, RB Tennessee
2x SEC POY
Consensus AA
Heisman Runner-Up



I actually had no idea Majors had such a successful playing career.


RollTide1987
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re: Best College Football Head Coaches As Players
Johnny Majors should have won the Heisman that year. Instead they gave it to the QB of a 2-8 Notre Dame squad.


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Leopold
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re: Best College Football Head Coaches As Players
Majors absolutely deserved second place, but not to that dumbass Horning - Majors himself said that the guy who should have won the Heisman that year was Jim Brown, and he was right.

It also makes me respect Majors even more.


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Leopold
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re: Best College Football Head Coaches As Players
Pat Sullivan, who also won a Heisman, may have the claim to being the best HC-as-player in history as well. He, like Spurrier, also had a less than stellar NFL career.

Only thing is that he was a 'meh' HC. Not horrible, but nothing to brag about.


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TailbackU
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re: Best College Football Head Coaches As Players
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I actually had no idea Majors had such a successful playing career.


My Pops has told me on several occasions that John Majors should have won the Heisman over Paul Hornung. Majors led Tennessee to a 10-1 record and an SEC Championship, while Notre Dame was terrible at 2-8. UT had 2 backs with similar numbers that year, but Majors was the game changer.


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Freon
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re: Best College Football Head Coaches As Players
Bobby Dodd played QB for Tennessee back from 1928-1930 or so, only had one loss as a college player. 29-1-1 overall record or something similar.


arkfan1978
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Kenny Hatfield


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bgator85
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re: Best College Football Head Coaches As Players
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Steve Spurrier is definitely #1 when it comes to this category. He won the Heisman while a player at Florida and led them to six conference championships and a national title as a coach.


And the only coach to have won a Heisman and coached a Heisman winner.


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shinerfan
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re: Best College Football Head Coaches As Players
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Steve Spurrier is definitely #1 when it comes to this category. He won the Heisman while a player at Florida and led them to six conference championships and a national title as a coach.




Probably Spurrier all-time but among those I watched play it's Scott Frost. He was always somewhat overshadowed as Tommy Frazier's successor but he was damn near unstoppable


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