Ranking the 14 current SEC football head coaches

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3. Brian Kelly — LSU Tigers

Kelly doesn’t have a natty to his name like Fisher, but I still think he’s a better coach.

What Kelly did at Notre Dame — a place where no one could win in the 2000s — has been incredible.

Kelly took the Irish to the BCS championship game in 2012. In 2018, he took Notre Dame to the College Football Playoff.

That alone makes him a great coach. But the fact he did it at Notre Dame makes it even more impressive.

I can’t wait to see what he’ll be able to do with the talent at LSU.

2. Kirby Smart — Georgia Bulldogs

I’m not a huge believer in Smart as a gameday coach. He’s an elite recruiter — maybe the best in college football — but he makes some puzzling decisions on game day.

But he made enough good decisions this season to lead Georgia to their first national championship in over 40 years. That makes him one of the best coaches in the nation — regardless of his gameday decisions.

1. Nick Saban — Alabama Crimson Tide

This goes without saying, right?

Saban is possibly the greatest coach in the history of college football. He’s a living legend.

And even though he lost to Kirby in the natty this year, he’s still the best in the business.

I expect Alabama to be right back in the mix in 2022. In fact, I’d be shocked if they don’t play in the natty once again.

A mad Saban is bad for the rest of the SEC.