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So who is the best coach in the SEC?

Posted on: September 26, 2008 1:04 am
Edited on: September 26, 2008 1:05 am
 

There's a poll on the college basketball page right now asking for the best coach in the SEC.

As I type, Billy Gillispie (37 percent) is leading (hello, Kentucky fans!), followed by Billy Donovan (33 percent) and Bruce Pearl (18 percent). And when I looked at the poll I was reminded of a comment Pearl made last weekend when I told him Tennessee fans were taunting Florida fans at the hotel bar (the night before the UT-Florida football game) by screaming how Pearl was 5-1 all-time against Donovan, which is amazing considering Donovan has won national titles in two of the three seasons Pearl has been in the SEC.

Anyway, Pearl downplayed that statistic.

He claimed it was kind of fluky and misleading.

And then he revealed whom he believes to be the SEC's best.

"Billy Donovan is the best," Pearl said. "He just is."

Comments

Since: Aug 28, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2008 11:57 am
 

So who is the best coach in the SEC?

This "poll" is really just measuring how many fans for each team log in to sportsline.com and vote on the poll. I don't think there are many sportswriters out there, or any college basketball fan for that matter, who wouldn't vote Donovan as the best coach in the SEC.

The only people who don't like Donovan in Florida are those who work for the Orlando Magic.




Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2008 11:25 am
 

So who is the best coach in the SEC?

"Billy Donovan is the best," Pearl said. "He just is."How can you argue with that? Gillispie hasn't been at it long enough in the SEC to be considered. What has he done in the SEC?


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