Spurrier: Anybody who can win like he's won at South Carolina deserves to top this list while he's active. Do you remember how he owned Tennessee? And that was during the school's golden age in the modern era. The guy changed the way the SEC plays football. Amazing head coach.
Saban: The guy has won national titles at two different places. He's owned this decade in college football despite a disastrous tenure in the NFL. Literally the best coach alive today. If it's not for Spurrier's miracles at South Carolina, he's #1 with a bullet.
Miles: The guy is goofy but he wins. And winning is nothing new to him. He won at Oklahoma State. He's goofy. Not the best game manager around but he recruits. And recruiting is 85% of the game. And he is lucky. Rather be lucky than good.
Mark Richt: is good. Not great but good. Very solid man, very solid coach. Very solid program. He's a survivor. He's a solid #4 here.
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Gene Chizik: Guy won a National Title. May not have been a legit National Title but he delivered. Still doesn't have to the body of work or the sustained success to be in the top 4 in the best league in America.
#6 Dan Mullen: If you can win a little bit @ Mississippi State, you can coach. Dan Mullen is a keeper. Don't know what sustained success looks like there but he's definitely going to give it a shot there.
#7 Gary Pinkel: Mizzou heads to the SEC with a veteran coach who's reinvigorated a program that never mattered. Still not sure it will in this league but Pinkel does a solid job. Yet it seems odd to include any coach on the list who's never coached a game in this league. Yet, the middle of the pack seems like as good a place as any for him.
#8 James Franklin: The guy is boisterous, loud, proud and he's done the near impossible. He's nearly made Vanderbilt relevant in football in this league. Amazing accomplishment in itself. Has also proven in state that he's not afraid to lie with dogs to get ballplayers. Hey, when in Rome......
#9 Kevin Sumlin: Who else you going to put here? Look at what's left. Don't really know if either he or Texas A&M is going to make it in this league. We'll see.
#10 Will Mushchamp: Florida seemingly made a mistake with this hire. Any Florida coach that lands on a list like this @ #10 can't be long for Gainesville. At least under the watch of Jeremy Foley. Huge year for Muschamp. Must win the division.
#11 Derek Dooley: Not won much on or off the field at UT in his mostly forgettable first couple of years. Has done a decent to good job of recruiting and kept UT players out of trouble. Not wildly popular in and around his program. 2012 is a must win year Dooley if he wants to keep his job.
#12 John L. Smith: If it's not for Petrino's libido, this guy doesn't get within 2,000 miles of a job like that. This is about as far as Hog Country to Weber State. The guy is 63 and pretty average at that level. Could he be ranked ahead of Dooley? Sure. But not here.
#13 Hugh Freeze: We don't know anything about how he will fare at this level. So, he doesn't get ranked ahead of guys like Dooley and John L. Smith just because. It doesn't work that way around here.
#14 Joker Phillips: How can you have a guy who beat Dooley on the field last November ranked three spots behind him? Have you seen Kentucky 'play' under Joker Phillips? They are brutal. No light at the end of this tunnel I'm afraid.
The top guys in the league are top guys anywhere. The middle of the pack is interesting. The bottom four (including Mushchamp & not Freeze) better win now if they want to be anywhere near those jobs next year. In this league, it's win or go home.
Should divisional games count more in the standings in the SEC? Les Miles makes an interesting case for that here. Link
I've never understood how grown up men can be so ignorant toward college kids because they choose not to attend their favorite school. Check this out. Link
Nerlins Noel has street agents? You're kidding. Link
Cordarrelle Patterson, track star? What an athlete. Link
News Sentinel is arguing today that UT did the right thing is firing longtime swimming coach John Trembley. Hard to argue with that but did I really need to see all those details in the paper over the weekend? Link
Did you see where Josh Hamilton slammed four home runs last night in Baltimore? 4 Home run games? It's happened 16 times in major league history. Very rare indeed. There have been 5 twenty strikeout games, 15 unassisted triple plays, 21 perfect games 252 no hitters and 296 cycles. So, major league baseball keeps rewarding us for watching. What a great game.
Always liked Steve Kerr. And he's dead right about this. Assist to Cowgirl Kate for bringing this to my attention. Link
Final thought: Today comes from LA Times ' the average teenage girl sends 4,050 texts per month (and that was in 2010) idk, kk, haha, g2g, BrB, etc.' Wonder where Bobby Petrino and J. Wade Gilley fall on this scale?
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