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According to Matt Hayes with The Sporting News, he thinks that Alabama's Nick Saban and South Carolina's Steve Spurrier are the top 2 coaches in the country. The only other SEC coaches that Hayes has in his top 10 is LSU's Les Miles.

Here is what Hayes' top 10 looked like nationally:

1. Nick Saban, Alabama
2. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
3. Urban Meyer, Ohio State
4. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
5. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
6. Chris Petersen, Washington
7. David Shaw, Stanford
8. Les Miles, LSU
9. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State
10. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State

Saban and Spurrier have won a total of 10 SEC championships and five national championships. Both of them have also had success at two different SEC schools.

Here is how the SEC coaches stacked up with their national ranking in parentheses:

1. Nick Saban, Alabama (1)
2. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina (2)
3. Les Miles, LSU (8)
4. Gus Malzahn, Auburn (13)
5. Mark Richt, Georgia (14)
6. Bret Bielema, Arkansas (24)
7. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M (26)
8. Gary Pinkel, Missouri (37)
9. Butch Jones, Tennessee (40)
10. Will Muschamp, Florida (48)
11. Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss (50)
12. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State (55)
13. Mark Stoops, Kentucky (78)
14. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt (93)
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I know he is a POS but Petrino is top 5. Period. End of story.
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Spurrier >>> Miles

Sad Truth
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SOS also got USC to their first ever SECCG and continually whoops Clemson in unprecedented fashion.

He also has an ACC championship under his belt...with Duke. In football. Think about that for a moment.
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Look what Spurrier started with compared to Miles. Florida had 0 sec championships before he bulit that program as well.
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Miles over Spurrier every time. Miles record speaks for itself.
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No... when was CSS's last championship ???
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