Starting off as a first year coach in the SEC has to be a daunting task, especially when you consider recruiting.
The SEC is known for being the conference that has the biggest draw with elite recruits, but that's because it also features some of the most prominent programs in college football, and some of the most well respected coaches and recruiters.
Recruiting against Nick Saban and Alabama is tough for even the most established coaches, let alone first year head coaches.
Gus Malzahn (Auburn), Butch Jones (Tennessee), Mark Stoops (Kentucky) and Bret Bielema (Arkansas) are all first year head coaches in the SEC.
Which coach will become the best recruiter?
First, let's analyze each coach and their respective situations: