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."