Richt third in SEC Coaches Power Poll

Something remarkable has happened. An Alabama newspaper’s Web site conducted a poll in which readers graded the SEC’s football coaches … and Nick Saban didn’t come in first. Not only that, but Auburn’s Gene Chizik came in next to last. 

Ah, the wonders of the Internet, which knows no state borders.

The Birmingham News says more than 6,400 fan ballots were cast online in its 2009 SEC Coaches Power Poll. Readers were asked to grade each of the 12 coaches on a scale of one to five stars (as is done with recruits), with five being the best. Florida’s Urban Meyer came out on top with a rating of 4.61 stars, followed by Saban (4.56) and Georgia’s Mark Richt (3.93).

Saban was given five stars on 80.3 percent of the ballots, while Meyer was rated five stars by 74.5 percent, but Meyer finished with a higher average, the News said, because he got more four-star votes and Saban got more one-star votes.

In fourth place, not far behind Richt, was South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier (3.81 stars), followed by Ole Miss’ Houston Nutt (3.52), LSU’s Les Miles (3.28), Vanderbilt’s Bobby Johnson (3.18), Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino (3.17), Kentucky’s Rich Brooks (2.94), Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen (2.19), Auburn’s Chizik (2.07) and in last place, the clown prince of conference coaches, Tennessee’s Lane Kiffin (1.63).  

While on the subject of the SEC, which begins its annual football media fest today in Hoover, Ala., here’s a little more information from the conference on the SEC Network package being syndicated to local TV stations: The network’s SEC football Game of the Week will be televised for 13 consecutive Saturdays, beginning Sept. 5. Those telecasts will begin at noon Eastern with a live SEC studio show, followed by the game, with the teams generally determined 12 to six days in advance. The new kickoff time will be 12:21 p.m. Eastern. 

The regular-season SEC men’s basketball package on the SEC Network beginning in January will consist of Wednesday and Saturday games, including doubleheaders. The SEC Network will also offer regional coverage of multiple rounds from the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament as well as SEC women’s basketball games on Sundays, also beginning in January.

And while it’s primarily a regional network, affiliates have signed or are expected to sign in non-SEC markets, too, including Phoenix; Chicago; Indianapolis; Wichita, Kan.; Detroit; New York; Charlotte; Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Oklahoma City; Pittsburgh; Dallas-Fort Worth; Houston and San Antonio, Texas; Norfolk, Va.; and Charleston. W.Va., though some of those will be for football only.
 

62 comments Add your comment

Cuz

July 22nd, 2009
2:06 pm

Cuz

July 22nd, 2009
2:08 pm

Sorry guys. I just had to beat St. Simmons to the draw.

Cuz

July 22nd, 2009
2:09 pm

Meyer, Saban, Richt, I could see that. Sort of follows the final breakdown of the SEC teams last year.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 22nd, 2009
2:17 pm

Is that better than being 2nd in the State?

Long Dawg

July 22nd, 2009
2:19 pm

Probably about right. Meyer and Saban are getting more out of their talent. I have a good feeling that CMR is going to change his approach after last year. He know they can do better and they will.

ATLFan

July 22nd, 2009
2:20 pm

Georgia: 7 Georgia Tech: 1

Georgia fans enjoy: beautiful campus, first rate education, great downtown scene.

Georgia Tech fans enjoy: concrete, nerds, ugly girls.

Cuz

July 22nd, 2009
2:22 pm

Ramble at least you use your intellect in your retorts. It makes me think you may have actually attended the Institute.

Robert

July 22nd, 2009
2:24 pm

ATLFan,

You nailed it.

Saint Simons

July 22nd, 2009
2:33 pm

Mark Richt is a drama queen!!!!!!!!

Cuz

July 22nd, 2009
2:36 pm

Coach PJ has PJ’s with footies, so there!!!!!!!

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 22nd, 2009
2:37 pm

That, I am Cuz.

ATLfan….hmmm, where is GT again?

Maybe try a different handle then, moron.

Here’s a freebee for you douche bag, how bout AthensFan?

No wait, that does sound stupid, carry on.

SAIINT SUCKS ON SIMON

July 22nd, 2009
2:39 pm

Saint Simons is a queer period.

ATLFan

July 22nd, 2009
2:43 pm

Atlanta happens to have more teams then your second rate Techies.

Falcons, Braves, Hawks…ring any bells?

No one thinks of Tech when they think Atlanta Sports. Georgia and Bulldogs are synonymous. Atlanta and Tech? Nah.

On the AthensFan suggestion: I’ll take beautiful UGA girls and a nationally recognized sports program over the concrete jungle you call a campus any day of the week.

gbal

July 22nd, 2009
2:52 pm

Here’s Blog material for you Bill …

UGA has this great recruiting class in the works with only 2-3 spots left from what I understand. (The number of total scholies available this year seems to be rising from Spring til now???)

Anyway – Verbals this far –

5 – D.Ends
5 – DB’s/S
2 – OL
2 – WR
1 – RB
2 – LB
1 – DT

What should they concentrate on for these last 2-3 spots?
Should we retract any offers hanging out there to DB’s or DE’s with 5 each already committed?

RETURN OF THE JUNKYARD DAWGS

July 22nd, 2009
3:05 pm

Mark Richt just needs a NC, when he gets it UGA will rise to a level we have all been waiting for. There are always bumps in the road to greatness!!! Go Dawgs, OH for all you tech fans lost on this beloved UGA blog that Mr. King takes his very kind time for us to read, Be advised enjoy your 3 point miracle win, it won’t last much longer richt has his way with GT thats just the way it is!!! YOu can’t win on emotion all the time you have to create nice enviroments for atheltes, staduims that are bigger than what you find at a high school in the middle of nowhere. And you have to recruit talent which as of this year and every year we are doing and you are not thanks GO DAWGS the only UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Huh?

July 22nd, 2009
3:08 pm

Meyer is the undisputed top dog for the foreseeable future. I think Saban and Richt are a pretty close call. It depends on the year. Right now you’d have to give the edge to Saban. I’m glad to see a poll that doesn’t have Les Miles over Richt. There is no logical reason to put Les Miles over Mark Richt, but many do. Anyone who puts Les Miles over Mark Richt should be laughed at without mercy because they haven’t the foggiest clue what the hell they are talking about. Kiffin is absolutely the worst coach in the SEC by a long shot until proven otherwise.

LawDawg

July 22nd, 2009
3:09 pm

Ramble,

There are 10 times as many UGA fans in ATL than Gnat fans. You should know that, or maybe not, considering you use words like “douch bag”. You probably are 30 years old and still living in Momma’s basement and may think that that term is a big cut-down. Please don’t call me that.

RAMBLE ON!!!!

July 22nd, 2009
3:10 pm

If i would have been more of a man i would have been excepted by UGA but i got beat down everyday and picked on and we still get beat by them in football. I know deep in my heart the 3 point win will only make things much worse for GT. Please show mercy Mark Richt don’t beat us down 51-7 again. I know when UGA comes to slobby BLob staduim i mean bobby dodd you guys are just going to destroy us at home so well there it was, i tried a differnt approach because my hate just doesn’t seem to work on these blogs, you UGA fans still laught at me and look at me with such sorrow. GO DAWGS wow that felt great!!!

GTDhoo

July 22nd, 2009
3:10 pm

what’s wrong with having PJ’s with footsies?

LawDawg

July 22nd, 2009
3:13 pm

nothing if you are 2 years old.

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 22nd, 2009
3:15 pm

I did indeed attend the institute.

The Devry Institute, that is.

I’ll have that printer back to you in an hour.

Jan Kemp wuz here

July 22nd, 2009
3:22 pm

You’re reporting on a Power Poll which is from people in Alabama participating on a newspaper’s web site? You think this result is credible? Your blog continues to be a friggin joke.

L-Dawg

July 22nd, 2009
3:30 pm

November 28th, 2009 apprx: 4:15pm……… I am SO excited to have a Star Tech free UGA blog!!!

RAMBLE ON!!!

July 22nd, 2009
3:33 pm

some of you imposters are very creative…NOT!!!

hmmm, let me think, what could I say to really pi$$ you off?

Oh, I know, 45-42!!!

Paul Johnson 1-0 vs. St. Richt.

Roddy Jones just ran for another 16.5 yards.

but, ya’ll did shut down our passing game.

GTDhoo

July 22nd, 2009
3:33 pm

ya because maybe after Tech whips up on UGA for the second year in a row the AJC will actually break down and give us a decent blog to work with

Atlbrett

July 22nd, 2009
3:48 pm

Huh? = a$$clown

Les Miles has a NC and Mark Richt has squat.

LifelongDawg

July 22nd, 2009
3:51 pm

Does that Mean Meyer wins the mythical Coaches SEC Championship. What a crappy topic. No team in the conference (with the possible exception of Auburn) is unhappy with their coach, so why have some arbitrary poll like this?

1eyedJack

July 22nd, 2009
4:12 pm

Ramble On, Saint Simons and GTDhoo are really Mohammed, Jugdish and Clayton. Now take off those stupid beanies.

SuperB

July 22nd, 2009
4:16 pm

Richt may only be third in an Alabama power poll, but he is first in integrity and character– way ahead of Meyer and Saban. Richt missed in his game plan for Florida and GT last year– but– he didn’t lose to Utah! As for Meyer, to quote fellow Floridian John Walsh– he is a slimeball.

UGASlobberknocker

July 22nd, 2009
4:19 pm

if anyone knows which men are queens, it is St. Simons above. The only college experience he has is driving past tech on the way to midtown.

SuperB

July 22nd, 2009
4:19 pm

To the SEC Network: Somehow, someway– get Roanoke, Virginia in the loop!

Vince

July 22nd, 2009
4:25 pm

It does not matter where you place Mark now, at the end of the season we all will see that he is the second best coach in Georgia, and third best in the SEC East.

HH

July 22nd, 2009
4:27 pm

Bobby Johnson deserves more recognition then he gets. Year in and year out no coach in the SEC gets more out of his talent. If he had the recruiting resources of UGA, Johnson would be in the top ten every year. If certain coaches are overrated in the SEC, then Bobby Johnson is one who is underrated.

Long Dawg

July 22nd, 2009
4:29 pm

Ramble On = Dumb, M= Dumber, St Simons= Dumbest. They are all p green with envy. One win in 8 years and they think they have arrived. Funny

True ATL fan

July 22nd, 2009
4:34 pm

For somebody to refer to the Tech campus as a concrete jungle is absolutley moronic. That description might have been appropriate back in the 50’s and earlier, but it certainly doesn’t fit now. Having seen a few other metropolitan campuses in the past, I think the Tech campus stacks up quite nicely. Sure, it doesn’t have the beauty of a UNC or Auburn or Notre Dame campus, but there is sure nothing to brag about in Athens. That has to be the ugliest campus I have ever seen, short of maybe South Carolina.

SSI gator

July 22nd, 2009
4:41 pm

Vince -

Save your breath. These UGA fans are delusional @ CMR. If he is as good as advertised, why can he not get them at least to the NC game. Every year same old song, injuries, youth, etc. But each year they claim to have the best incoming class in the SEC. The two do not add up. Either they are not being well coached or they really do not get the best talent each year. Oh well it has been 28 years since the last NC I guess they are willing to wait 28 more. Too bad Richt will either be back in Miami or at FSU by then.

Harry Dawg

July 22nd, 2009
4:41 pm

Tech fans and GRADS have the knowledge that Reggie ( I am a QB ain’t I ) Ball could not count to 4 with All American David Pollack chasing him down. He was convinced that he had maybe 5? downs or was it only on 3rd down???. HAHAHA

They also know that Eddie Lee Ivory was the best back there maybe ever and that he did time in Wisconsin prison for Rape.
Harry Dawg UGA 73

Herschel Talker

July 22nd, 2009
4:49 pm

RAMBLE ON!!! and SSI gator like men.

DawginLex

July 22nd, 2009
4:51 pm

SSI,

Richt moving to Miami? Nice try but it ain’t happening. Richt has kids to raise and plans on raising them in Athens, not south beach. Richt has family that just moved to Athens a couple of years ago, a former FSU and NFL QB as a matter of fact.

brokebackvol

July 22nd, 2009
4:54 pm

You Dawgs are still dreamin’ of breaking through – looks like another year of “I’m for Tennessee and whoever is playing Georgia.”

GO VOLS!! & GO JACKETS!!

DawginLex

July 22nd, 2009
4:59 pm

brokebackvol: <<<<< Seriously????

That is the handle you voluntarily put on this blog?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I can’t even respond with anything any better than your own name!!!

Cuz

July 22nd, 2009
5:00 pm

brokebackvol, you’re kidding me with the name right? I knew there were mountains around Knoxville but this is just ridiculous.

Okay, on with the homophobe jokes.

brokebackvol

July 22nd, 2009
5:01 pm

what?? you don’t think there are gay sports fans out here? wake up, it’s 2009!

Supersize that order, mutt

July 22nd, 2009
5:04 pm

Harry Dawg, I don’t know where you got your information, but I have searched and I don’t see any record of Eddie Lee serving time in prison for rape. Yes, he did spend time in jail for drunk driving and had a bad drug problem when he was in Green Bay. But the only reference I have found to a rape charge or sentence is by bloggers like you. If you have any documentation of that charge, then please tell me where you found it. I am not trying to be pissy here; I would really like to know. Regardless of his past, he admits that he screwed up his life and his marriage while in Green Bay, If you have ever heard him talk about it, you would know that he has major regrets and has totally turned his life around.

SSI gator

July 22nd, 2009
5:11 pm

DawginLex -

Hey, I don’t want CMR to leave UGA. A guy that can only beat a Ron Zook coached team 1 out of 3 tries and only beat Urbans teams once is certainly one we would like to see stay. Bigger question is jow long are the UGA donors going to tolerate it?

DawginLex

July 22nd, 2009
5:20 pm

He hasn’t gotten any breaks. Like 2005 and 2002 when we had a top flight team and had injuries and had 2 teams undefeated that kept us out of the title game.

You can’t win the BCS unless you win your conference. He has us in the hunt more years than not. Florida and LSU both won titles with a loss or 2. We hadn’t won the conference in 20 years until Richt came along. Only an idiot would want him gone.

DUMB GEORGIA FANS

July 22nd, 2009
5:25 pm

They rant about who they recruit,but always choke evey year. when was the last time UGA Football won a national title or even played for the national title? Can any you dumb inbread classless redneck hillbilly hicks answer that question?

brokebackvol

July 22nd, 2009
5:29 pm

But just how long can UGA fans wait before they give up hope?? What if Bowden’s replacement jumps ship? Think Richt wouldn’t go to FSU?

He didn’t do himself any favors by getting his butt handed to him in the black jerseys at home courtesy of Satan, getting creamed by the Gators, and then losing to Tech…lose to Kiffen and the tone will change.

brokebackvol

July 22nd, 2009
5:30 pm

Dumb: Ever heard of a guy named Hershel? Were you alive back then?

"G" STANDS FOR GAY DUMMY

July 22nd, 2009
5:30 pm