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    Does anyone know an example of a successful head coach that was a DC?

    I don't know the answer to this question. Are there any former DC's that come to mind as successful head coaches? Surely there have to be some. offense and defense are very different mindsets. On Defence giving up one big play kills you. On offense making one big play wins. Can a defensive mindset translate to a successful head coach?



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    Re: Does anyone know an example of a successful head coach that was a DC?

    Nick Saban?



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    Re: Does anyone know an example of a successful head coach that was a DC?

    Bill Belicheck?


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    Re: Does anyone know an example of a successful head coach that was a DC?

    Pretty sure the best coach in the nation was a DC right? Saban.



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    Re: Does anyone know an example of a successful head coach that was a DC?

    Bad post-would guess it is 50/50-ish. Bob Stoops is my answer, but there are a lot of them.



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    Re: Does anyone know an example of a successful head coach that was a DC?

    Even though he's having a tough year I'd say Bret Bielema.


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    Were the Harbaughs DC?


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    Gene Chizik, baby!



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    Re: Does anyone know an example of a successful head coach that was a DC?

    Look at the top 10 in college football and there is your answer.



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    Charlie Strong, Frank Beamer



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    Football is just a stupid game. Who cares who has the better football team. It's just a game.

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    Re: Does anyone know an example of a successful head coach that was a DC?

    Pretty sure Brian Kelly is a defensive guy also.


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    Re: Does anyone know an example of a successful head coach that was a DC?

    Usually you don't hire a DC as a HC who was on a staff that got canned.



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