Ranking the conference’s fired coaches from Mullen to Pruitt

February 3, 2022

Being a football coach in the SEC is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately business.

Just look at the 2021 season: LSU fired Ed Orgeron not even two years after he led the Tigers to a national championship, and Florida fired Dan Mullen one year after the Gators won the SEC East.

That makes 14 SEC coaches fired in the past five seasons. Every school has fired at least one coach during that span except for Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky.

Florida, Tennessee and Arkansas each fired two coaches during that span of five seasons.

Some coaches, like Orgeron and Mullen, enjoyed success before tumbling, while others never got in a groove.

On this edition of “SEC Football Unfiltered,” a podcast from the USA TODAY Network, hosts Blake Toppmeyer and John Adams rank the 14 fired SEC coaches from the past five seasons, from best to worst.