- Nov 4, 2011
Schnelly was as good a big-game coach that ever existed in college football.You're not wrong, but intensity and athleticism will beat scheme the vast majority of the time. The only one of our HC's with a ring that was an absolutely elite coach was Jimmy. Schnelly was a program builder but not necessarily a spectacular coach.
He had no business beating a very talented Penn State team in 1981, yet he did in spectacular
He also came very close to winning at Texas, a very stacked team, but was screwed by the officiating.
And, of course, that 1984 Nebraska game was spectacular.
He also won some impressive games at Louisville.
Very impressive coach and a pioneer on the offensive side of the ball.
Changed the game of college football.