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.