Name the last coach to win an SEC title who did not win at least an SEC divisional title in their first 3 years at that school? Bama 2012 Saban - SEC west champ in 2nd year (2008), Nat. champ year 3 LSU 2011 Miles - SEC west champ in 1st year (2003) Auburn 2010 Chizik - SEC champ in 2nd year Bama 2009 Saban Fla 2008 Meyer - SEC champ, nat. champ 2nd year LSU 2007 Miles Fla 2006 Meyer Georgia 2005 Richt - SEC champ 2nd year (2002) Auburn 2004 Tuberville - SEC west champ 2nd year LSU 2003 Miles Georgia 2002 Richt LSU 2001 Saban - SEC champ 2nd year Fla 2000/99 Spurrier - SEC champ 2nd year Tenn 1998 Fulmer - SEC champ in 5th year Answer: Miles, Saban, Meyer, Chizik, Spurrier, Tuberville and even Richt won a championship in their first 2 years. You have to go back to Fulmer in the 90's to find a coach who ultimately won an SEC championship that did not win a championship in his first 3 years! And going before that: Spurrier, Stallings (3rd year national title), you have to go back 23 years, to Fulmer again, to find a coach that won an SEC who didn't win something in their first 3 years. I stopped there because the pattern is clear. One can argue that the analysis "self selects" - ie coaches who do not win early do not stay around long enough to ever win. But Fulmer did not go on to create a dynasty. History shows that elite coaches start to win championships fairly quickly. These are just facts and do not say "fire" CWM (and we can still win a weak Eastern division this year). But to not factor in such history is to be blind.