That said, here goes:
Florida coach: Steve Spurrier. A no-brainer. If Urban Meyer manages to win five SEC titles in his first 10 years at Gainesville, he might warrant consideration. Otherwise, it's The Ol' Ball Coach by a landslide.
Florida player: Spurrier again, although I believe Tim Tebow poses a serious threat.
Georgia player: Herschel Walker. He's the reason Dooley won a national title.
Kentucky coach: Jerry Claiborne. Bear Bryant coached the Big Blue but he's far more closely associated with Alabama. Claiborne guided the Wildcats to back-to-back bowl games (1983 and '84), a feat achieved by only two other UK bosses, Bryant and current head man Rich Brooks.
Kentucky player: Lou Michaels. A two-time All-American, he was SEC Most Valuable Player in 1957.
South Carolina coach: Joe Morrison. He produced the winningest season in Gamecock history as a second-year coach, guiding the 1984 team to a 10-2 record and a Gator Bowl berth. He also posted back-to-back 8-win seasons (1987 and '88) before dying of heart disease at age 51 after six seasons in Columbia.
South Carolina player: George Rogers. A two-time All-American with 5,000-plus career rushing yards, he's an easy winner.
Tennessee coach: Bob Neyland. Maybe the greatest coach of all time, he dominated in the 1920s, '30s, '40s and '50s.
Tennessee player: Doug Atkins. Peyton Manning and Reggie White are better known but Manning was a passer at a school known for running the football, while White had one spectacular year and three so-so years.
Vanderbilt coach: Dan McGugin. He's to Vandy what Bryant is to Bama and what Neyland is to UT. He ranks third all-time among SEC coaches in wins (197) and 10th in winning percentage (.762).
Vanderbilt player: Jay Cutler. He virtually owns the Commodore record book.
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