— We move to the SEC to look at three coaches who will be under serious scrutiny this season and why.
1. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M
— This is obvious as the 5-7 season last year was an embarrassment, and his contract is way too big to expect seasons like that. If he has another season anything like it, he’s gone, and I don’t care how much it costs.
2. Billy Napier, Florida
— He’s recruiting well, but a rough season one with a loss to Vanderbilt despite having a first-round QB is an issue. With a brutal schedule looming in 2024, he needs a big bridge year next season.
3. Eli Drinkwitz, Missouri
— 17-19 isn’t horrible in the SEC, but Barry Odom did better, and they ran him out of town. He needs a winning season this year, and eight wins could be the number.