3. Dan Mullen, Florida
SEC rank: 2
SEC East rank: 1
2018 rank: 3
Lots of SEC country road cred for his Mississippi State work. The Gators are making progress.
4. Kirby Smart, Georgia
SEC rank: 3
SEC East rank: 2
2018 rank: 5
A few plays against Alabama or a few committee votes shy of a second straight College Football Playoff appearance.
The sleeping giant is awake. Perhaps no job in the country offers the best of every world like Georgia — great recruiting base, great place to live, great fan base … you get the point. The one knock: The administration hasn’t necessarily been as “all in” as some of the Bulldogs’ rivals in the league. [Emphasis added.
Gee, I wonder how anyone could have gotten that impression.