10. Linehan played college football as a quarterback for the University of Idaho Vandals from 1982-86. And he played for legendary college and NFL coach Dennis Erickson. It was Erickson’s first head coaching job. He would eventually move on to coach at the University of Miami and win two national championships (1989, 1991) after replacing Jimmy Johnson, whom had moved on to coach the Cowboys. Small world. Linehan credits Erickson for his aggressive offensive style and philosophy.