From time to time we rave about how great of a tool that Twitter is, and today one of those many reasons popped up in the form of a trivia question from the Ball State Football Twitter account. The good people in Muncie posed an interesting trivia question to us earlier today that required some serious thought. We don't Twitter challenges lightly here at The Scoop, especially when it comes to coach related trivia.
Can you come up with all of them without scrolling down on the page? I personally took a stab, and while I did forget one wildly popular coach, I did uncover a few others that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.
Come to find out, there are actually 10 coaches (not 7 as originally thought) who have posted nine or more wins at at least three different schools (as well as one coach with 9+ wins at five schools, and one coach with 9+ wins at four schools). Those coaches are:
- Pete Lembo (Lehigh, Elon, Ball State)
- Nick Saban (Michigan State, LSU, Alabama)
- Brady Hoke (Ball State, San Diego State, Michigan)
- Dennis Franchione (Southwestern, Pittsburg State, New Mexico, TCU, Alabama, Texas A&M)
- Brian Kelly (Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Notre Dame)
- Urban Meyer (Bowling Green, Utah, Florida, Ohio State)
- Paul Johnson (Georgia Southern, Navy, Georgia Tech)
- Terry Bowden (Samford, Auburn, North Alabama)
- Jerry Kill (Saginaw Valley, Southern Illinois, Northern Illinois)
- Dave Clawson (Fordham, Richmond, Bowling Green)
There were plenty of coaches that just missed out on the list, including Tommy Tuberville (who won 8 games at both Ole Miss and Texas Tech on top of the 9+ win seasons at Auburn and Cincinnati), and Steve Spurrier (who won 8 games at Duke and 9+ at Florida and South Carolina).
Take another look at the list. Is there anyone that comes to mind that we're missing?
These kind of trivia questions make the off season a little more fun. Feel free to challenge us by contacting me via Twitter @CoachSamz. I'll be sure to share the best ones with the rest of The Scoop staff and share our findings with everyone.