2022 SEC Coach Rankings

From Barrett Sallee, here’s what he has to say about Kirby Smart:

Kirby Smart (2 overall): Smart led the Bulldogs to the program’s first national title iin 41 years when his squad topped Alabama in Indianapolis in January, and he has the program set up for long-term success after stockpiling talent in the Peach State. The Dawgs have four SEC East titles, one SEC title and two national championship appearances since Smart took over in 2016 as a first-time head coach. It’s really hard to sustain success, especially early in a coach’s career, but Smart did it quickly and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Last year: 3 in SEC

Hey, that’s great.  No more of that “recruits great, but he’s no game day genius like Dan Mullen”.

Of course, Dan Mullen’s no game day genius like Dan Mullen any more, either.

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18 responses to “2022 SEC Coach Rankings

  1. Down Island Way

    The former FU hc is just a shill of hisself…#FTMF

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  2. akascuba

    Now Mullen is on Game Day sharing his genius with the rest of us non coaches.

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  3. How anyone ever had Dopey/Goofy rated ahead of Kirby is beyond me. Sure, they whipped us in 2020 (I could go on and on about that), but the way that season ended with the shoe throw, the 2nd greatest moral victory in college football history, and the absolute pantsing that Oklahoma put on them showed he wasn’t this great leader of men. 4 losses in a season where there were only 12 games doesn’t exactly scream Knute Rockne.

    Who would you want leading your program right now and into the future? Nick Saban or Kirby Smart? I know which one I would choose.

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  4. RangerRuss

    They will all learn what we know.

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  5. Brian Kelly at #4 is a bit rich considering he has yet to coach a SEC team in a game…something tells me he’ll be below the Pittboss on next year’s list

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  6. David D

    I still contend that Dan Mullen performed better as Darth Vader than Hayden Christensen. Christensen, however, probably recruits better than Mullen.

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    • kokainmothershed

      Agreed, and Mullen press conferences were regularly as cringey as the scenes where 9 year old Jake Lloyd was crushing on 20-something Natalie Portman.

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  7. originaluglydawg

    Anyone that had Kirby Smart ranked behind Mullllens last year should not be taken seriously this year.
    Completely ignored and/or overlooked is the FACT that CKS beat Alabama for a National Championship TWICE but was completely screwed out of the first one by the most horrible and sick officiating imaginable. In fact it was un-imaginable until it happened.
    Another un-imaginable thing is that writers continue to ignore or are ignorant of this truth. Kirby kicked Saban’s ass early on as UGA’s coach and was denied the victory and the Natty by blatant officiating errors (done either on purpose, out of incompetence or out of fear that Saban’s army of coaches ragging on them for calls must be right). Any writer that continues to exclude this FACT is either lazy (doesn’t do his research and just trusts his intuition) or dumb (trusts his intuition which told him last year that Mullllens was > CKS) or is fearful of being tagged as a Homer. Any investigation at all would tell (almost) any inquirer that not only was Mullens not the second best coach in the SEC but not even in the top 10.
    Yeah..it’s un-changeable history now, but it’s not inconsiderable when judging. It should at least be considered and acknowledged when considering and publicizing one’s “rankings”.
    As fair as it is for the Gumpers to harp on “Metchie and Williams”, it’s fair for us to harp on “Tyler Simmons was not off-sides”.

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    • In Barrett’s defense, he had Mullen ranked behind Smart last year. Fourth in the conference overall, but still…

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      • originaluglydawg

        I should have done my “research”.
        But I’m not a paid writer. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
        I guess the jury’s still out on Jimbo but he didn’t deserve #2 either.
        While Mullens is kind of a goof-ball, he seems innocuous enough, I still remember the video of Jimbo standing by smiling while his thugs bodily removed a reporter from a presser for asking a tough question.
        I have digressed, as usual.

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  8. W Cobb Dawg

    So the HC who won the natty isn’t the #1 coach yet…

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    • I’d vote Saban ahead of Smart, too.

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    • originaluglydawg

      Looking backwards, Saban is #1 of all time.
      Looking at the present, it’s very close between Saban and Kirby.
      Looking at the future? I’d think Kirby’s star is rising and Saban’s is setting.
      That’s not to say Saban is diminished. It’s just that he’s a lot older than Kirbs and his age is going to be a diminishing factor soon.
      Tony Barnhart agrees.

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  9. archiecreek

    Napier (who ain’t coached a damn game in the SEC) ranked ahead of Huepel.
    That’s funny right there!!

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    • originaluglydawg

      Shows how much time and consideration is consumed on the building of these “rankings”. They really hold less water than the typical GTP poster’s opinion.

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  10. Harsin is the worst coach in the SEC and it isn’t even close. 5-game losing streak to close out the year, coaches getting fired or leaving before the season was even done, exodus of talent, players openly calling him an asshole, accusations of improper relations with staff. He won’t make to the Iron Bowl this year before they throw him out on his ass. Mark it down.

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