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The SEC is home to the last four national champions, and its top-notch coaches are a big reason why. Kirby Smart led Georgia to back-to-back national titles, and he doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon. The Bulldogs are heavy favorites to win the upcoming College Football Playoff, according to Caesars Sportsbook, though a three-peat hasn’t been accomplished since Minnesota .
Smart’s success on the national level has not only elevated Georgia into the modern day dynasty, it knocked Alabama — and coach Nick Saban — off the perch. That doesn’t mean it will last forever, though. Saban has seven national titles under his belt (six at Alabama), the last of which came after the 2020 season when he led the Crimson Tide to the sport’s ultimate glory.
The two newcomers in the conference come from different ends of the spectrum. Auburn welcomed former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze back into the SEC after he elevated Liberty in the national scene from 2019-22. On the other hand, Mississippi State promoted Zach Arnett following the death of legendary offensive guru Mike Leach.
Here is a look at how all 14 SEC coaches stack up as previously voted by the CBS Sports and 247Sports college football staff.
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