- 1. Steve Spurrier - He hasn't exactly worked miracles at South Carolina. Holtz won 6 games his last year, and Spurrier won 7 despite playing one more game. Spurrier landed a rare 8th win for the Gamecocks this year. BUT for one game...tell me you wouldn't want him coaching your guys.
"My ego is this big."
2. Nick Saban - His immediate and dominating rebuilding job at LSU was remarkable. At Bama, he won't have sole possession of the in state talent pool. Plus, the entire SEC is tougher now than it was from '00-'04. But he's a whale of a coach.
3. Mark Richt - 61 wins in six years. Two SEC titles and three SEC East Titles for Georgia after 20 years of wandering the wilderness. If the yardstick is "who would I want to coach one game?" Then I'm taking Richt over Meyer unless the other team is the Gators.
4. Urban Meyer - One great season in a BCS conference. The most penalized team in America. It's still awful early to proclaim him a sooper genius.
5. Tommy Tuberville - Twelve years in the SEC and only two seasons with more than 10 wins. However, his program is gaining momentum. Ideally, you play Auburn before noon central time. He's not an early riser.
6. Phil Fulmer - Almost 15 years at Tennessee and only two SEC titles and a national title to show for it. Plus, the longest drought without a BCS bid of any coach who's ever gone there before.
7. Les Miles - Greatest accomplishment at LSU would be holding the program together after Katrina last year. With the wealth of talent on hand when he arrived, what has he really done with it?
Hard to get past this ridiculous image
8. Rich Brooks - 2006 was a great turn around for the Wildcats. Does one year make up for the rest of his entire career?
9. Houston Nutt - The "As the Hawg Turns" saga combined with only four seasons of nine wins or more, and the longest tenure of a BCS coach without a BCS bid give him this slot.
10. Bobby Johnson - Other than Cutler, has Vandy really made much progress?
11. Ed Orgeron - Yaw yaw yaw foobaw.
12. Sly Croom - In three years, he hasn't broken the four win barrier yet. Lost to Maine.