Nick Saban maintains his stranglehold on the top spot, although Kirby Smart could change that in upcoming years if Georgia can steal the SEC from perennial CFP favorite Alabama. Memphis transfer Kenny Dillingham is given the reins to run the offense. The real battle is at defensive coordinator; there is no shortage of elite options in the southeast. This all-conference staff gives Todd Grantham the controls with Dave Aranda supporting as co-DC and linebackers coach. The competition is fierce when celebrated DCs like John Chavis don’t make the cut.
Unlike a couple other Power 5 conferences, the SEC all-conference staff represents much of the league: nine teams landed at least one coach on the list.