These GIFs show the incredible transformation of college coaches from their playing days

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Friday May 12th, 2017

Believe it or not, before they were the gray-haired maniacs you see patrolling the sidelines on Saturdays, the nation’s biggest college football coaches were once spritely looking football players themselves.

The GIFs below, courtesy of, show the biggest names in the game transform from young unpaid athletes to millionaire coaches. The years have been kinder to same than others. 

Nick Saban

Urban Meyer

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