There’s no question that the SEC has some of the best football in the country. And that includes passionate fan bases that care deeply about the product that their favorite team puts on the field.
But according to FS1 host Colin Cowherd, that’s exactly what’s keeping some coaches away from the conference.
Tennessee appeared to have hired Greg Schiano on Sunday, but the fans’ outrage forced the Vols to back out. Chip Kelly chose to coach at UCLA over Florida. And Cowherd has a reason for why SEC teams aren’t currently landing their top coaching choices.
“The SEC, among coaches now, has a really bad reputation,” Cowherd said on “The Herd” on Monday. “Kevin Sumlin, Mark Richt, who won 70 percent of games and had a winning bowl record, out. Nobody wants to live next to crazy. Nobody wants to date crazy. You’ve had the crazy girlfriend. Nobody wants to date that person. You’ve lived next to the crazy neighbor, you’ve got to move. …
“The SEC is settling for second- and third-tier coaches. So when you watch what happened in Tennessee and you’re a Big 10 fan or an ACC fan or a Big 12 fan or a Pac-12 fan, put your hands together, bro. That’s why you’re catching up.”
Watch Cowherd’s full segment below:
Tennessee settling for their next head coach proves that SEC fans are the crazy neighbors of college football pic.twitter.com/caWmmua9h7
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 27, 2017
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