What's Lincoln Thinkin': McElwain is 2nd best coach in SEC

Florida travels to Florida State on Saturday for the next edition of the big rivalry.

Gators head coach Jim McElwain has had an incredible two year run in Gainesville - that is putting him in a surprisingly high regard.

Nick Saban is the best in the biz, maybe the best college football coach ever.

But after Tricky Nicky, the SEC has seen quite the turnover in the last year - losing Steve Spurrier, Mark Richt and Les Miles.

So who now is the second best coach in the SEC?

Some guys are way too unproven - Like Derek Mason at Vanderbilt, Kirby Smart at Georgia and Barry Odom at Missouri.

Other guys have losing records in the conference play - like Kentucky's Mark Stoops, Arkansas's Bret Bielema and Tennessee's Butch Jones.

Dan Mullen has just one double digit winning season in 8 years at Mississippi State.

Hugh Freeze has led Ole Miss to some likely harsh NCAA sanctions.

Auburn's Gus Malzahn and Texas A and M's Kevin Sumlin came out like gangbusters their first seasons, but have not seen the same success since.

And Will Muschamp went without an SEC title game appearance in his four years at Florida - which leaves us with Jim McElwain. Two seasons in Gainesville. Two SEC title games. One SEC Coach of the Year, maybe another.

It certainly has not taken long for Jimmy Mac, to make a name for himself in the Swamp. And climb all the way to Number 2, on the SEC ladder.

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