Bobby Bowden and a group of "legendary" ex-coaches think they can be more impartial than current coaches in deciding which teams get the benefit of playing in the BCS bowl games. As John Cooper is a member of this "Legends group", it's fair to say it's probably open to pretty much any guy who ever coached college football.....ever.
All the funniness and Bowden's increasing senility aside though, it is probably a better alternative than the current coaches for this reason:
"This Legends group is about as real a group as you can have," Bowden told ESPN.com's Joe Schad. "I voted for years as an active coach. But what you're really doing then is putting yourself and your conference in position. I used to have an idea of what was going on around me. But now I really have an idea of what's going on around the country. When we're retired, we all have a better view."
DISCLAIMER: John Cooper probably does qualify as a legitmate legend to Michigan fans.