Buddy Green was coaching football at Cherryville High in Gaston County, North Carolina when he sought a graduate assistant's position at his alma mater.
N.C. State head coach Bo Rein did not bring Green in for a traditional interview. Instead, Rein sent the young coach a season's worth of game film along with the Wolfpack's numbering system.
"Coach Rein told me to break it all down and send it back to him," Green recalled. "It was the old 18-millimeter reels and the first game took me 18 hours because I wanted to make sure I did everything right."
It was a test to see how much Green really knew and understood about the intricacies of football, and...