SEC Football (Coordinator Battles): Chavis V Muschamp


Rivalries are a part of what makes sports great.  India- Pakistan (cricket).  Argentina-Brazil (soccer).  Australia-New Zealand (Rugby).  Barcelona-Real Madrid.  Already I have offended people by not including their favorite rivalry.  As posted in the first article in this series, however, each post will contain some new rivalries in the introduction, so feel free to make a suggestion in the comments or tweet @southbounddown or @jcrichardson12 (still not great with “the twitter”) with your suggestions.

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If you have been following along with this series, you can skip to the voting portion.  I have continued to include the following for first-time readers of this series.  It is especially important to fans of programs that have not yet been mentioned or are being mentioned for the first time.

Originally I intended for this to be strictly SEC Football rivalries and coaches.   Fortunately I realized my folly.  If I were to limit this series to only SEC games, some great rivalries would get left out.  Additionally, the SEC East would be done a huge disservice.

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Many SEC West teams have the (dis)advantage of having one of their biggest rivals be not only in the same division, but also in-state (Alabama-Auburn, Ole Miss-Mississippi State).  Many teams in the SEC East, however, have one of their biggest rivalries with an in-state team that is not a part of the SEC (Georgia-Georgia Tech, Florida-Florida State, South Carolina-Clemson, Kentucky-Louisville…it counts).

I also thought the wording of the questions was key.  “Who would you rather have take over your program right now” eliminates coaches who may not be in the game very much longer.   “Who would you rather have for one season” negates recruiting expertise to an extent.  So it was settled that the question would be “Who would you rather have for the next 4 years?”  That encompasses coaching and recruiting.  It implies that the coach cannot retire after one season.

If you have a preference, you already know which way you are going to vote.  The introductions and overview here will be kept at a minimum.

So without further ado, let us introduce our first coordinators for our ‘Rivalry Coaches’ series . . . instead of limiting the coordinators to rivalries, we are changing the rules a bit.  Instead, the rivalry will be for coordinator supremacy rather than a rivalry between the two schools being a requirement.  This battle will key-in on the two most highly touted additions to coaching staffs around the SEC.

The Venue:  The SEC West

Will Muschamp:  

*cue announcer voice* Fighting out of the Orange and darker blue than last year corner and reiterating claims that Florida football has a great roster … he has an entourage that somehow includes both Guz Malzahn and Nick Saban…their rivalry coaching battle is still waging in the 12th round, however. . . you would think he would know a little about offense with how great he knows how to defend against it…history says otherwise…his defense will create havoc and turnovers…whenever there is a big moment, watch out for the BOOM….his supporters say he is back home to help Auburn win another Natty…his haters say he won’t be able to function as a coordinator again… …WWWWWWWWIIIIILLLLLLLL  “THHHHEEE BOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM” MMMUUUUSSSSSCCCCCHHHHHAAAAAMMMMMMPPPP

John Chavis:

*throat clear, cue announcer voice* Fighting out of the Maroon and White corner and being stalked by bitter LSU fans…he has the Texas A&M yell leaders for security… this will be his third different stop in the SEC and both his previous stops still miss him… he knows what he is and will not try to coach above his head, he is a true defensive mastermind that is completely happy plying his trade at that level…his defenses have put out some of the most dominant performances in history… no one knows quite what to expect this year, however…his supporterssay he is an SEC legend…his haters say he’s scared to be a head coach… JJJJJOOOOOOOHHHHHHNNN “CHHHHHIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEFFFFFFFFFFF” CCHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVVVVIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSS

Take your pick.  Share with friends.  Make sure your coach comes out on top.  Results will be taken for a second round of coordinator battles (though there will not be nearly as many as with head coaches) a week after the publish date (8/29/2015).   The poll will remain open and like LL Cool J said, “Don’t Call it a Comeback”

For more on SEC Rivalries, check out Barrett Sallee’s article: ‘SEC Football:  Ranking the Conference’s Best Rivalries

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