The Southeastern Conference has produced some of the most ingenious coaches in the history of college football. Now fans have voiced their opinions on the best of all time.
It’s all a part of AT&T’s Best of 75 Years of SEC Football, an 11-week program that allows fans to vote for their favorite players, coaches and traditions from the past 75 years.
Alabama coaching legend Paul W. “Bear” Bryant is one of the three finalists for the AT&T Best Coach in the SEC. Bryant is joined by former Georgia coach Vince Dooley and former Florida and current South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.
Bryant compiled a 323-85-17 (.780) record in his 38-year coaching career with stops at Maryland (1945), Kentucky (1946-53), Texas A&M (1954-57) and Alabama (1958-82). Overall, Bryant won 282 games and 14 SEC championships at Kentucky and Alabama. He compiled a 232-46-9 (.824) record in his 25-year career with the Tide, including six national championships and 13 SEC titles.
This week, fans are voting on the best tradition of all-time. Among traditions on the list is Game Day at Denny Chimes.