Daily Football Fix: 10-win seasons for SEC schools

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It’s a magical number that gets coaches raises and makes boosters puff out their chests a little more during the offseason.

In a way, it’s like hitting .300. You do it and it changes the way people look at you. You hit .299, not so much.

We’re talking about 10-win seasons in college football, something that used to be a rarity but now is the benchmark for a successful program. So look at this list of SEC 10-win teams, be happy you don’t root for Vanderbilt and realize how great Steve Spurrier is.

  1. Alabama — 35.

First 10-win season: 1920.

Last 10-win season: 2017.

 

  1. Georgia — 21.

First 10-win season: 1942.

Last 10-win season: 2017.

 

  1. Tennessee — 20.

First 10-win season: 1938.

Last 10-win season: 2007.

 

  1. Florida — 14.

First 10-win season: 1991.

Last 10-win season: 2015.

 

(Tie) Auburn — 14.

First 10-win season: 1957.

Last 10-win season: 2017.

 

  1. LSU — 13.

First 10-win season: 1908.

Last 10-win season: 2013.

 

  1. Arkansas — 12.

First 10-win season: 1964.

Last 10-win season: 2011.

 

(Tie)Texas A&M — 12.

First 10-win season: 1955.

Last 10-win season: 2012.

 

  1. Ole Miss — 7.

First 10-win season: 1955.

Last 10-win season: 2015.

 

  1. Missouri — 6.

First 10-win season: 1960.

Last 10-win season: 2014.

 

  1. South Carolina — 4.

First 10-win season: 1984.

Last 10-win season: 2013.

 

  1. Mississippi State — 3.

First 10-win season: 1940.

Last 10-win season: 2014.

 

  1. Kentucky — 2.

First 10-win season: 1950.

Last 10-win season: 1977.

 

  1. Vanderbilt — Zero.

8 COMMENTS

  1. could be nothing, or this change in the gambling rules from the supreme court might affect things in a big way, changing some of the rules like stipends, etc. we just lost several players and millions of dollars, a coach, and who knows the future effect on a credit card fraud deal, much smaller than the kind of money gamblers can offer.

    so this may mark the end of an era. likewise, I wonder the numbers for Georgia tech and Tulane, since we are including teams with part sec and part other conference in the mix.

  2. Pat,

    Quick Breakdown of a few coaches 10-win season.
    Bear Bryant – 14 (1 Kentucky 1950 11-1…Impressive)
    Spurrier – 12 (11-win seasons 3 years in a row at SC)
    Saban – 12 (10 years running)