ESPN Readers Select Bret Bielema as Top New SEC Coach

With four new football head coaches starting spring football practice in the Southeastern Conference this month, conducted a Sports Nation poll asking fans who they thought the best new coach in the league was going to be and the results are in.

Between Gus Malzahn (Auburn), Mark Stoops (Kentucky), Butch Jones (Tennessee) and the Razorbacks’s Bret Bielema, took the prize in the poll.

Last week, we asked our readers which of the four new coaches would see the most success in his first year in the SEC. With more than 9,700 votes cast in our SportsNation poll, Arkansas’ Bret Bielema won by grabbing 40 percent of the vote. Auburn’s Gus Malzahn was second with 35 percent of the vote.

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