Thursday, July 27, 2006

 

Ranking the Sec's Coaches

With all the Coaches flapping their jaws at media days this week I wanted an oppurtunity to rank them from worst to first. Please excuse me while I make some fans mad.

1. Steve Spurrier- Without a doubt the class of the league in regards to coaching. The man won at Duke for goodness sake, not to mention dominating the Sec throughout the 90s. Surprisingly, he is also 1 of only 2 coaches in the Sec to win a national championshiop. Antagonists say, "what have you done lately?" Well, he guided a South Carolina team to within a game of the Sec East crown and did it in a fashion that is far from the fun n gun days of Florida. The best coaches are the ones who can adapt to the players' abilities, not the other way around. Spurrier may do it better than anyone and when he gets "his" guys in Columbia, look out.

2. Mark Richt- Richt is the model of consistency in a league where consistency is hard to come by. Richt has guided the Dawgs to 3 of the last 4 Sec championship games while racking up 10 win season after 10 win season. Richt does it old school style, running the ball and playing defense, while stretching the field when called for. Richt has had the benefits of having 2 stable qbs for the last few years and this year could be the crown achievement in his career if he guides the Dawgs back to Atlanta with an extremely "green" stable of qbs. Did I mention he may be the classiest coach in the Sec???

3. Tommy Tuberville- I'm not sure Tuberville is one of the best coaches in the league, but he is by far the best CEO in the league. He gets it done by recruiting very good ball players, recruiting very good assistant coaches, and turning the game over to them. Al Borges has done wonders for Auburn with the "Gulf South Offense", a far cry from getting shutout by USC at home 3 years ago. Will Muschamp is a Nick Saban disciple and anybody who hangs around Saban for more than 5 minutes is a better coach because of it. Auburn's record speaks for itself over the last few years and all it would take for Tuberville to get to the top of this list(ok, maybe second) is to win a title here and there.

4. Phil Fulmer- Probably the most hated coach in the league but you cant argue with the results over Fulmer's tenure. He has a better winning % over the last 10 years than any other active coach and he is the only other current coach not named Spurrier to win a NC in the Sec. A 5-6 season can put a damper on one's legacy, but I dont think Fulmer is ready to fold his hand yet. Tennessee still has talent, there will still be 106,000 orange clad fans on gameday, and you dont forget how to coach in one year. Look for Tennessee to be singing "Rocky Top" a little more often this year.

5. Urban Meyer- It says something about the depth of coaching in a league when football's once removed golden boy can rank at #5 in a 12 team league. Meyer won 9 games in his first season in the Sec but you would think Florida and Tenn reversed records with some of the criticism Meyer and his offense took throughout last year and the offseason. Meyer may be the best motivator in the league and he can recruit with anybody in the nation, but I am hesitant to put him in the same class as the first 3 just yet. Coach, win a championship this season and I can promise you the view of Tuberville's backside is a lot easier on the eyes than the one Fulmer is carrying around.

6. Mike Schula- Schula has pros and cons going into his 4th year at Bama. The downside is he did go 4-9 in his first year, even probation riddled, that is hard to overlook. The upside is he won 10 games last year and had a top 10 ranking to end the season. Schula has Bama back on track to start competing yearly for the Sec title, but I'm not sure how long that track is. One thing is for sure, he is getting talent and he is finally filling up his allotment of scholarships. Look for Bama and Schula's stock to rise if he can win 9 games this year. 07 could be a dangerous year for the rest of the Sec if Bama continues to improve and stockpile talent.

7. Les Miles- I wouldnt dare rank him this low over beers in south Louisiana, but face it, Ron Zook could of won 6 games with the talent he had last year. LSU is loaded again, talent wise, so Miles should be safe again in '06. The real litmus test for this staff will be in 2 years when Saban's talent runs out and Miles gets his own. This is a hire I didnt understand in the first place given the fact Miles was mediocre at best at OSU and LSU is one of the premier jobs in the land. One would think coaches would be lining up to take the Bayou Bengals job. Anywho, LSU may be good this year, but I dont think Miles can put a team over the top to championship caliber.

8. Houston Nutt- We've heard it a million times if we've heard it once: "Nutt gets more with less than any coach in the SEC." While it may be true, with their proximity to Texas and Oklahoma, not to mention nobody to recruit against in-state, Nutt shouldnt be left every year with sub-par talent. This is a school that should compete for the Sec crown at least every 3 years or so. Talk in Arkansas is that if Nutt and his boys dont nut up this year, Nutt could be permantly removed from this list. I will be the first to recommend George O'Leary, no matter how much he lies.

9-12. Tie- Rich Brooks, Orgeron, Croom, Bobby Johnson: I know this is the easy way out, but really, do any of them have anything to rest their laurels on??? If i had to go out on a limb, I would have to give the nod to Rich Brooks. At least he comes up with innovative ways to get the ball to the dynamic Rafael Little. Orgeron is easily the best recruiter out of them all, but I think that is exactly what he is, a recruiter. Bobby Johnson has had some past success in 1-AA, but this is the SEC; please refer to the "what have you done for me lately" comment above. Sad thing, he hasnt done much lately, and he will not do anything this year. That leaves us with Croom. My mom once said, "if you can say anything nice.....", therefore, I plead the 5th.

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