The chart below sums it up for the SEC coaches in career wins against teams with winning records. Some coaches are new and some are old; nonetheless, the winning percentages below pretty much tells you exactly what you need to know about your head coach:
|Coach||Current Team||W-L vs Winning Teams||Winning %|
|Steve Spurrier||South Carolina||85-70-2||54%|
|Houston Nutt||Ole Miss||36-69||34%|
|Dan Mullen||Mississippi State||6-17||26%|
|Hugh Freeze||Ole Miss||3-2||60%|
So, as you can see above, some coaches have had embarrassing records against teams with winning records throughout their career.
It’s too early, obviously, to judge Muschamp or Franklin accurately. They both look like good, young head coaches.
The most disappointing and telling record on the board to me is Derek Dooley. I feel Dooley has had some very bad luck during his time at Tennessee, with both the program he inherited and with games that he should have won (LSU and North Carolina).
Houston Nutt’s record was just awful, and it will be interesting to see where he lands in the coaching ranks, and he had enough of a sample size (105 games) to prove himself against teams with winning records. He just did not even come close.