Tennessee Vols head coach Josh Heupel got a rare offseason win against Nick Saban and the rest of the SEC head coaches this week.
While it’s not a “win” that will help Tennessee win on the field, it’s a win nonetheless.
ESPN ranked all 130 FBS head coaches this week according to their playing days.
Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch, who didn’t play high school or college football, was No. 130 on the list.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, a former NFL Pro-Bowl quarterback, was No. 1 on the list.
Heupel, who led Oklahoma to a national championship in 2000 and finished second in the Heisman Trophy vote that season, was No. 3 on ESPN’s list.
128. David Cutcliffe — Duke
113. Butch Jones — Arkansas State
111. Lane Kiffin — Ole Miss
80. Dabo Swinney — Clemson
73. Dan Mullen — Florida
71. Nick Saban — Alabama
13. Kirby Smart — Georgia
Maybe Heupel can parlay this offseason win into regular-season wins over some of Tennessee’s biggest rivals.
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