The 111th edition of Michigan football book-ended their season with losses to Notre Dame and USC, but they hold a different distinction. Bo Schembechler's final team won a Big Ten title with an undefeated conference record. That was the first time Michigan finished the Big Ten unbeaten in nine seasons. There was only one All-American (Tripp Welborne), but the team stayed in the top ten for the entire season.
If that's not coaching, I don't know what is.