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We’ve shown you some great players, with plenty more to come before the 2012 college football season kicks off, but here’s a quick break for a rare spotlight on an assistant coach made good.

Vince Lombardi

(U.S. Military Academy photo via Getty Images)

Vince Lombardi coached under Red Blaik at Army from 1949 to 1953, helping West Point to one unbeaten season and two one-loss campaigns. After Army, he spent a few years as offensive coordinator with the New York Giants, patrolling the sidelines with defensive coordinator Tom Landry — not a bad coaching staff, if you can get it.

In 1959, he left New York for Green Bay, won five NFL titles and the first two Super Bowls, and became a legend.


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