College football and the NFL: Looking back at previous mentor-protege matchups
Throughout football history, lots of coaches have matched wits with former assistants. Among them: Woody Hayes coached against Bo Schembechler, Tommy Bowden coached against his father, Bobby Bowden.
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SUPER BOWL COACHES
Two Super Bowls in the last decade have included a head coach facing one of his former assistants. Both times, the teacher topped the pupil.
In the 2003 Super Bowl, Tampa Bay crushed Oakland 48-21 to conclude Jon Gruden's first season as the Buccaneers' coach.
Bill Callahan led the Raiders; he'd been Oakland's offensive coordinator for the preceding four seasons under Gruden.
Four seasons later, Indianapolis beat Chicago 29-17; Bears coach Lovie Smith was an assistant under the Colts' Tony Dungy from 1996-2000 in Tampa Bay. The 2007 Super Bowl was also notable because Dungy and Smith became the first two African-American Super Bowl head coaches.