Championship coaches

January 05, 1999

Bobby Bowden of Florida State was denied his second national championship last night. Coaches whose teams have been named national champion by The Associated Press more than once by number of titles and years won:

Five: Bear Bryant, Alabama (1961, 1964, 1965, 1978, 1979).

Four: Frank Leahy, Notre Dame (1943, 1946, 1947, 1949).

Three: Bernie Bierman, Minnesota (1936, 1940, 1941); John McKay, Southern Cal (1962, 1967, 1972); Barry Switzer, Oklahoma (1974, 1975, 1985); Bud Wilkinson, Oklahoma (1950, 1955, 1956).

Two: Red Blaik, Army (1944, 1945); Bob Devaney, Nebraska (1970, 1971); Dennis Erickson, Miami(1989, 1991); Woody Hayes, Ohio State (1954, 1968); Tom Osborne, Nebraska (1994, 1995); Ara Parseghian, Notre Dame (1966, 1973); Joe Paterno, Penn State (1982, 1986); Darrell Royal, Texas (1963, 1969).

Pub Date: 1/05/99

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