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Richt is a great coach, I'm just not sure you can say he's THE BEST when he hasn't won a national title...Comes up short in that department compared to Saban, Spurrier, Meyer (who won one with Zook's players), and Fulmer.

However, I definitely still put him in the same category as the elite SEC coaches.

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Sure they aren't putting up the #s they used to, but Fulmer is still up there for sure.

I mean speaking of "this year", he did just win the division.

And did a GREAT coaching job vs. LSU in the SECCG.

They were a vastly more talented team.

He's still got it, as UGA fans (should) know. ;)

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Remarkable (12/12/2007)
I think you're being pretty generous. No way that should have been a team with 4 (possibly 5) losses. Fulmer is becoming famous for underachieving. He's still a good coach, but I would think a Tennessee fan especially would expect more.

All I care about are these things, in order of priority:

1) National Championship

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2) Winning the SEC

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3) Making it to the SECCG

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4) Beating UGA

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5) Beating Florida

He made it up to #3 on the list, while missing out on #5.

Beating UGA is by far the most important single game of the year for me...As long as he continues beating them and at least GETS to Atlanta every 3 or so years, I'm happy.

That being said, I do expect to WIN the SEC about once every 5 or so years, which he has not done.

Not bad in a year everyone was picking Florida to win the East, IMO.

Next year should be our best possibility for a national championship in some time.

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This can only work when you don't put your own coach in honestly...

1) Saban

2) Tuberville

3a) Fulmer

3b) Meyer

4) Spurrier

5) Miles

6a) Brooks

6b) Croom

6c) Nutt

7) Johnson

8) The quitter (probably could be higher but I don't like him for obvious reasons and we've never seen him do it in the SEC...a far cry from the Big East)

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I think I would go:

Spurrier

Petrino

Tuberville

Nutt

Saban

Meyer

Richt

Miles

Croom

Brooks

Johnson

And if you asked me again in six months, I might order it much differently. The difference between 4 and 8 is marginal. They're all big time. Some folks might think I'm overrating Petrino but as far as Xs and Os go, he's one of the best I have ever seen. A Spurrier/Petrino game should be electric.

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Meyer

Miles

Richt

Tuberville

Fulmer

Nutt

Croom

Brooks

Saban

Johnson

Petrino

Spurrier

If I weren't a UGA fan, I guess I would have spurrier one or two spots higher.

Homerism aside, what two teams have been more consistent over the last 5 years than UGA and Auburn? It was nice to see Tuberville resign with Auburn. And if your a UGA fan, you gotta be excited about next season.

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Remarkable (12/12/2007)
I think you're being pretty generous. No way that should have been a team with 4 (possibly 5) losses. Fulmer is becoming famous for underachieving. He's still a good coach, but I would think a Tennessee fan especially would expect more.

All I care about are these things, in order of priority:

1) National Championship

2) Winning the SEC

3) Making it to the SECCG

4) Beating UGA

5) Beating Florida

He made it up to #3 on the list, while missing out on #5.

Beating UGA is by far the most important single game of the year for me...As long as he continues beating them and at least GETS to Atlanta every 3 or so years, I'm happy.

That being said, I do expect to WIN the SEC about once every 5 or so years, which he has not done. Not bad in a year everyone was picking Florida to win the East, IMO.

Next year should be our best possibility for a national championship in some time.

I have to disagree.. Next year IMO is not your best possibility for an nc.. you have a first time starter which is huge. you can't just throw someone in there and expect the same type of output. You also have to deal with that schedule where you have to face your two biggest rivals after they have bye weeks. Your best chance in years was 2 years ago..

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Demetrius Dew (12/13/2007)
Wow you guys really do hate Les Miles, I don't think he is a great coach but what you guys are suggesting that LSU could win with any idiot at the helm.:blink:

I think Croom deserves more credit than he gets or you guys are giving him, he does more with less better than any other coach in the SEC.

Miles is an above average coach. I could win with LSU's talent or at least go .500 and i mean this quite literally.

Agree on Croom.

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Excluding Coach Richt:

1. Steve Spurrier - Evil genius is still one of the best. Brought in the best recruiting classes ever at Carolina.

2. Phil Fulmer - Great motivator and recruiter. Can down more donuts than all the SEC coaches combined.

3. Urban Meyer - Innovative offensive schemes and won an SEC & National title in his 2nd year at Florida

4. Tommy Tuberville - Consistently good even when he has to recruit against Bama, Georgia, and Florida State.

5. Les Miles - Very good coach with a winning reputation no matter who's players he's coaching.

6. Nick Saban - Highest paid in the country. Therefore ranked at 6.

7. Bobby Johnson - Gets the occasional upset and can win with so little talent.

8. Sylvestor Croom - Has turned Jackie Sherrill's mess into a clean, above-average program.

9. Rich Brooks - Took his team to #7 in the nation, and took it right back out of the top 25.

10. Bobby Petrino - Scoring against Big East defenses is nothing like scoring against SEC defenses.

11. Houston Nutt - Had arguably the best SEC RB since Herschel and Bo and couldn't win a title.

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