Athlon Sports recently ranked the best college football head coaching jobs, and Texas is the best job in the country, according to the site.
Florida came in at No. 2, and you could make the best case for Florida to be No. 1 if not for Texas. Alabama came in at No. 3; Georgia is No. 8; LSU is No. 9.
Four SEC jobs are ranked in top ten and nine jobs are ranked in the top 25, according to the site. Here’s where all SEC schools landed on the country’s best coaching jobs, via Athlon Sports:
13. Texas A&M
19. South Carolina
30. Ole Miss
48. Mississippi State
- LSU is a top five job in the country. From the in-state recruiting base talent, facilities and Death Valley, LSU is the total package for any coach. I wouldn’t be afraid to rank LSU ahead of Alabama, but since the ranking pertains to 2014, Alabama is fine at No. 3. But LSU deserves to be a top five job. Les Miles is sitting on a gold mine.
- Although they’re outside the SEC, if I had one choice to pick a job where I know I could win, it would be Southern Cal. You could win a conference championship every year, although the Pac-12 is getting better overall as a league. Southern Cal was ranked No. 4 on the list. It would be the most attractive head coaching job in the country to me.
- Seeing as so much SEC talent is being mined in the state of Georgia, the Bulldogs could also be ranked higher. Georgia continues to prove just how hard it is to win a national championship. Year after year, UGA has as much or more talent than any team in the country, but the elusive championship has escaped them during the BCS era. Maybe the College Football Playoff era will bring better luck. What more do you want in a program than Georgia?
- Auburn or Texas A&M: which job is better? According to Athlon, Texas A&M is the better job. This isn’t majority opinion. Most would choose Auburn to have the most program upside; however, I would take Texas A&M, too. There’s money pouring into the program, the facilities are sweet and the recruiting base is loaded in Texas. You can’t go wrong with either program, though.
- How about Kentucky being ranked above Mississippi State and Vanderbilt? Lexington is a beautiful city, but the football hasn’t been very beautiful. Four wins in the last two seasons. With what Dan Mullen has accomplished and with what James Franklin accomplished before he moved on, it’s hard not to have both MSU and Vanderbilt ranked over Kentucky.
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