TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 29: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide shakes hand with head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers after the Iron Bowl at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Auburn Tigers 55 to 44. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re less than three months away from the start of the college football season. In less than two months, teams will be starting training camp.Where does that leave us now? With plenty of offseason chatter and rankings.This week, Athlon Sports ranked every coach in the SEC heading into the 2018 season.Who’s the worst coach in the league? Ole Miss’ Matt Luke.From Athlon Sports:Luke is the ideal coach to lead the Ole Miss program and landed the full-time job after guiding the Rebels to a 6-6 record as the interim last fall. He’s a native of Gulfport, Miss., played at Ole Miss from 1995-98 and worked as an assistant in Oxford from 2002-05 and again from ’12-16. In between those stints as an assistant for the Rebels, Luke coached at Tennessee (2006-07) and Duke (2008-11). After a successful 2017 season as the interim coach, Luke was promoted to the full-time role following Ole Miss’ victory over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl. The Rebels won three games in SEC play and lost two others by a touchdown or less. After a successful stint as the interim coach, can Luke successfully make the difficult transition to the full-time leader?As the write-up hints, Luke has his work cut out for him at Ole Miss. It might not be fair to rank him here because the situation he inherited is a mess, but that’s where Athlon put him.You can view the full rankings here.
1. The genuine contenderRunning is not just a hobby but their career. No messing around here, you can put money on them crossing the line before 95% of the other competitors.James Roitich and Joel Kipsang. Credit: INPHO/Presseye/Declan RoughanVira Ovcharuk. Credit: INPHO/Presseye/Stephen Hamilton2. The bloke who insists on cross-dressingIt may look thrown together but they’ve been planning their outfit all year. Generally more concerned with getting papped than making an impact in the race.Credit: INPHO/Ryan ByrneCredit: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan3. The groupsIt’s all about strength in numbers for this band of merry joggers. Usually wearing matching t-shirts advertising their charity name.Members of the Air Corps. Credit: INPHO/Lorraine O’SullivanCredit: INPHO/Donall Farmer4. The celebrityOnly after they pass you coming around St Stephen’s Green do you realise it’s ‘your man off the radio’.Second Captains host Eoin McDevitt. Credit: INPHO/Cathal NoonanRosanna Davidson. Credit: INPHO/Donall FarmerRay D’Arcy. Credit: INPHO/Cathal Noonan5. The lad who has got no running left in himThey’ve given their all and literally can’t go on any further. Call the medics, quick!Credit: INPHO/Cathal NoonanCredit: INPHO/Cathal NoonanCredit: INPHO/Cathal Noonan6. The show-offReally… There’s no need.Credit: INPHO/James Crombie7. The casual walkerNot going anywhere fast but who cares, they’re out to enjoy their Bank Holiday Monday.Credit: INPHO/Dan Sheridan8. The fancy dress brigadeThey come in all shapes and sizes and add colour and character to the race.Credit: INPHO/James CrombieCredit: INPHO/Ryan ByrneCredit: INPHO/Cathal NoonanCredit: INPHO/Cathal NoonanHave we forgotten any? Which type are you?Golfer flips his club while juggling a ball in an incredible trick shot videoWhich of these 18 types of sports fan are you?