NCAAF Coach Match (SEC East): Guess the Favorite Music Artist of Kirby Smart, Josh Heupel, More
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Nine conferences down and one to go. We’ve saved the best — at least regarding national championships won in the past 20 years — for last: the mighty SEC.
Action Network contacted each of the 133 FBS head coaches and asked the following question: Who is your favorite musical artist or group? Each coach was able to provide only one answer.
Friday’s SEC East Hint
Day 1 of the SEC features the SEC East: Florida’s Billy Napier, Georgia’s Kirby Smart, Kentucky’s Mark Stoops, Missouri’s Eliah Drinkwitz, South Carolina’s Shane Beamer, Tennessee’s Josh Heupel and Vanderbilt’s Clark Lea.
First hint: Shane Beamer’s choice is so obvious when I asked him for his favorite artist, he immediately asked me who former South Carolina coach Will Muschamp picked? Obviously, someone with deep roots in South Carolina.
Another hint: Kentucky’s Mark Stoops went with an artist that has deep ties, not to Kentucky, but to Oklahoma, where his brother, Bob, formerly was the head coach. Also, no coach selected the same artist.
Tomorrow’s Coach Match (Saturday, Aug. 26) — SEC West
Alabama’s Nick Saban, Arkansas’ Sam Pittman, Auburn’s Hugh Freeze, LSU’s Brian Kelly, Mississippi State’s Zach Arnett, Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher.
And again, here's the full Coach Match schedule from now through Saturday, Aug. 26:
- Aug. 7-8: AAC
- Aug. 9-10: Mountain West
- Aug. 11-12: Sun Belt
- Aug. 13-14: MAC
- Aug. 15-16: Pac-12
- Aug. 17-18: ACC
- Aug. 19-20: CUSA & Independents
- Aug. 21-22: Big 12
- Aug. 23-24: Big Ten
- Aug. 25-26: SEC
Coach Match Instructions
To guess, click the music artist you think matches each coach from left to right. Some coaches might have the same answer, so you can pick the same artist for multiple coaches. When you have selected an artist for each coach, hit submit. A green box means that artist is correct, a yellow box means that artist was selected by another coach and a gray box means no coach picked this artist.
After completion of Coach Match, click the "share on Twitter" button. One individual daily will be randomly selected for some free Action Network gear if (a) you tweeted your response and (b) you are following @ActionNetworkHQ and @Brett_McMurphy on Twitter.
For each day’s Coach Match, I will provide a hint to hopefully make it a little easier to solve. We will post a new Coach Match daily at 9 a.m. ET, so check back every day.