Nine years in and going on 10, Georgia's Mark Richt is the dean of SEC coaches. Here's the question: In this day and age of big money and bigger pressures, will we see any coaches stay for, say, 20 years or so?
Current coaches and their years on the job, along with each school's longest-tenured coach:
Georgia - Mark Richt, 9 years (Vince Dooley, 25 years)
Vanderbilt - Bobby Johnson, 8 (Dan McGugin, 30)
Kentucky - Rich Brooks, 7 (Fran Curci, 9)
Florida - Urban Meyer, 5 (Steve Spurrier, 12)
LSU - Les Miles, 5 (Charles McClendon, 18)
South Carolina - Steve Spurrier, 5 (Rex Enright, 15)
Alabama - Nick Saban, 3 (Bear Bryant, 25)
Arkansas - Bobby Petrino, 2 (Frank Broyles, 19)
Ole Miss - Houston Nutt, 2 (Johnny Vaught, 25)
Auburn - Gene Chizik, 1 (Shug Jordan, 25)
Mississippi State - Dan Mullen, 1 (Jackie Sherrill, 13)
Tennessee* - Lane Kiffin, 1 (Bob Neyland, 21)
* Note that Kiffin's two predecessors, Johnny Majors and Phil Fulmer, had the job for 16 and 17 years, respectively. If Kiffin manages a similar stint at the helm of the Volunteer Navy, that'll take him to the ripe old age of 50.