1. JOHN CHAVIS, Texas A&M defense
Aggies have always scored, and now they can stop someone.
2. KEVIN STEELE, LSU defense
Considered downgrade from Chavis, Steele is working out fine.
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3. BRIAN SCHOTTENHEIMER, Georgia offense
Goodbye, Mike Bobo. Schotty’s the new toast of Athens.
4. BARRY ODOM, Missouri defense
They had to keep UConn almost scoreless to win.
5. GEOFF COLLINS, Florida defense
Defense has to win games for Gators, like against Kentucky.
6. MANNY DIAZ, Mississippi State defense
In second stint with the Bulldogs, defense has been solid.
7. SHANNON DAWSON, Kentucky offense
His play calling kept USC off balance entire first half.
8. MIKE DEBORD, Tennessee offense
He has added power running to Vols’ attack.
9. JON HOKE, South Carolina defense
Everybody said USC defense had to be better. Jury’s still out.
10. ANDY LUDWIG, Vanderbilt offense
47 points against Austin Peay has to count for something.
11. DOUG NUSSMEIER, Florida offense
Gators offense still running in low gear.
12. DEREK MASON, Vanderbilt defense
Defense held Austin Peay to 7 points. Consider it improved.
13. DAN ENOS, Arkansas offense
Former Central Mich. head coach blamed for loss to Toledo.
14. WILL MUSCHAMP, Auburn defense
Considered top hire, his defense shredded by LSU.