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Thursday, June 10, 2010
SEC coaches' records against their rivals

By staff

In keeping with our theme of how to best evaluate a head coach, one of the many impressive records that Florida’s Urban Meyer has compiled is his 14-1 mark against the Gators’ three traditional rivals -- Florida State, Georgia and Tennessee.

How does that compare to the rest of the SEC coaches?

Granted, the definition of “traditional rivals” may vary among fans, and some schools have rivals that are more clearly defined than others.

But in general, they are the three schools on your schedule every year that the fans most want to beat and the three schools that the head coach at that school needs to beat more often than they beat him if he wants to keep his job very long.

Here’s a look around the league. Kentucky’s Joker Phillips and Tennessee’s Derek Dooley are not included since this will be their first season: