Early 2009 Rankings of SEC Football Coaches

With recruiting over and spring practice around the corner, the time seems right to rank the Southeastern Conference football coaches 1-12. An inexact science at best, the task is compounded by the turnover in the coaching ranks in 2009 and the fact that the SEC is home to four coaches with national titles on their resumes. In addition, in the arms race that is college football these days, the SEC employs eight of the 25 highest paid coaches in the country. That said, here goes:

1. Urban Meyer, Florida—Two BCS championships in three years. Any questions? The 44-year old sports an 83-17 overall record in just eight seasons at three schools. Meyer shows no signs of letting up as he puts top 10 recruiting classes together annually.

2. Nick Saban, Alabama

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2/16/09