LAMM AT LARGE: Uncle Dave’s favorite and least favorite SEC coaches

Today I’m continuing to lists my best and worst, favorite and least coaches from covering the SEC Media Days for 44 years. Today, my favorite and least favorite.

Favorite: 1. Ron Zook, Florida (good guy, solid coach); 2. Steve Spurrier, Florida (long-time friends before he coached Gators; 3. Tommy Tuberville, Auburn (personality-plus); 4. Pat Dye, Auburn (see Spurrier); 5. Mark Richt, Georgia (good coach, better man). Close but no cigar: Ole Miss’s David Cutcliffe. 

Least favorite: 1. Urban Meyer, Florida (arrogant, condescending); 2. Nick Saban, Alabama (see Meyer); 3. Ray Perkins, Alabama (zero personality); 4. Jackie Sherrill, Mississippi State (shady character); 5. Ray Goff, Georgia (hypocrite). Close but no cigar: Jim McElwain, Florida. 

Tomorrow: Top and favorite players.