Lane Kiffin vs. Urban Meyer: SEC’s Premier Coaching Rivalry

Posted by Ben Garrett on November-17-2009 Add Comments

Woody Hayes vs. Bo Schembechler. Bear Bryant vs. Robert Neyland. Steve Spurrier vs. Bobby Bowden. Lane Kiffin vs. Urban Meyer?

It's too soon to include the Kiffin-Meyer feud with those classic coaching rivalries of bygone eras—unless vehemence determines a rivalry's worth—but the budding rivalry between the freshman coach at Tennessee and Florida's two-time national champ is one of the best things going for the Southeastern Conference.

Modern football has bequeathed us a few coaching rivalries that are classics in the making: Texas's Mack Brown vs. Oklahoma's Bob Stoops; Southern Cal's Pete Carroll vs. UCLA's Rick Neuheisel.

But in a conference where half the coaches have been on their current job less than three...

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