Leach had a major influence on the game and a huge impact on current reputation of the Big 12. His offensive philosophy is at Texas Tech, TCU, Oklahoma State, Baylor, West Virginia and all over college football. Current Big 12 coaches Kliff Kingsbury, Lincoln Riley, Dana Holgorsen, and Sonny Cumbie played for or were on Leach's staff.
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Mack Brown | Texas | 1998-2013
Brown woke up the sleeping giant at Texas in 1998. From 2001-09, he won 10 or more games in each season. In 2005, the Longhorns won their first national championship in 35 years. However, Brown only claimed two Big 12 championships in 16 successful seasons in Austin.
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Bill Snyder | Kansas State | 1989-2005, 2009-present
Snyder was a miracle worker at Kansas State. Arguably the worst college football program when he arrived in Manhattan in 1989, Snyder built the Wildcats into a national power. The 77-year-old has won two Big 12 Championships and four north division titles.
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Bob Stoops | Oklahoma | 1999-2016
Stoops comes from the Bill Snyder coaching tree, and went on to dominate the Big 12 at Oklahoma. In just his second season, Stoops surprised everyone with a national title. Nobody comes close to him with 10 conference championships.