In honor of the 150-year history of college football, ESPN recently ranked its top 150 greatest college football coaches of all time and BYU's LaVell Edwards made the list.
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If you are like me, you weren't betting on BYU beating the No.1 team in the nation in basketball. That was a mistake. As it turns out, BYU made college basketball history by upsetting Gonzaga's perfect season. But I wasn't the only one who underestimated BYU.
CBS News: "For one famous football player of the recent past, to prevail in games on the field he first had to prevail in some mind games in his own head."
Mormon missions ruin football players. The idea is heresy today, but it was considered gospel inside and outside the LDS Church in the 1950s, '60s and when LaVell Edwards took over as BYU's football coach in 1972. It seemed irrefutable. Nearly everyone believed players left on missions as fiery competitors, strong and fast, and that they returned home soft, weak and slow.