On today’s episode of FS1’s “The Herd,” host Colin Cowherd settled the debate of Big Ten vs. SEC coaches with a list, by picking the best 10 coaches from the total group.
Seven of the coaches he picked were from the Big Ten, with the SEC only grabbing the second, sixth and eighth spots.
He also made a call many SEC fans will not agree with at number one:
The Big Ten has better coaches than the SEC. pic.twitter.com/ZfLiLwFeGl
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 13, 2016
Cowherd’s top 10 coaches:
10. Mike Riley, Nebraska
9. Paul Chryst, Wisconsin
8. Bret Bielema, Arkansas
7. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
6. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
5. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
4. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State
3. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
2. Nick Saban, Alabama
1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State
As for the Saban/Meyer debate, here’s what Cowherd had to say:
“2 and 1 you could go either way, but I’ve always felt Urban Meyer has been the best college coach of my lifetime, so Saban 2 and Meyer 1.
Nick Saban is Nick Saban. He will get all-time No. 1 coach in college football, but I’ve always said with Urban Meyer: Urban Meyer has rebuilt four programs like Bill Parcells, virtually overnight.
The last time these guys met, Urban Meyer beat Nick Saban. Urban Meyer makes young players better faster than Nick Saban.
Urban Meyer has got a better bowl record than Nick Saban. The last time they met, and Alabama went in as a favorite, Urban Meyer beat him. That means something; when you’re a favorite and lose. So I’d go Saban 2, Urban Meyer’s 1.”