8. No. 1-2
2. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
Spurrier's run during the Nineties and into the next decade at Florida was remarkable. The 'Ole Ball Coach won six SEC championships at Florida along with the 1996 national championship. Spurrier made Florida football relevant, and is doing the same at South Carolina.
1. Nick Saban, Alabama
Four national championships, four SEC championships and the game's best recruiter easily nominate Saban as the best active coach in the conference, and nationally. Other than Bear Bryant, whom Saban is approaching in stature, the four-time national championship coach sits second nationally and in the conference's history as the best coach — only behind the Bear.