SEC well-represented with 4 coaches in Kirk Herbstreit's list of top performing coaches this week
Who did Kirk Herbstreit feel delivered the week’s top coaching performances?
The ESPN college football analyst dropped the latest edition of his list of top performers on Monday, and 4 SEC coaches made the cut.
My top performing coaches of THE WEEK
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 5, 2020
Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman and defensive coordinator Barry Odom ended up at No. 2 on this week’s list after the Razorbacks snapped a 20-game SEC losing streak with a 21-14 win over Mississippi State. It was Pittman’s first win as a head coach, and it was thanks in part to an Arkansas defense that forced 4 takeaways on the afternoon. The Bulldogs were held to just 87 yards on 24 carries.
Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken came in at No. 3 on the list. After a slow start against Arkansas in the season opener, the former Southern Miss head coach oversaw a complete offensive performance by the Dawgs as they rolled up 442 yards against Auburn in a 27-6 win. They ran for 202 yards on 45 carries while Kearis Jackson had a career night, making 9 catches for 147 yards.
Finally, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin clocked in at No. 5 as he won his first game since his return to the conference. The Rebels won a wild one in Lexington, outlasting Kentucky 42-41 in overtime despite allowing 408 yards on the ground. Matt Corral threw for 4 touchdowns in this one, including 2 to Jonathan Mingo.