Good: Dick Vermeil
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Coaching career: 15-5-3; NFL career: 126-114, 1 Super Bowl championship -- This success story was a long time in the making – as in 23 years. After two years at UCLA, Vermeil went to the Philadelphia Eagles and took them to the Super Bowl five years later, but lost to the Raiders. He stepped down two years later, saying he was burned out. Vermeil returned to coaching 15 years later and led Kurt Warner and the St. Louis Rams “Greatest Show on Turf” to an improbable Super Bowl title. He retired for a year, but returned to coach Kansas City for five somewhat successful seasons.