Handicapping the 2013 Chick-fil-A ACC/SEC golf challenge field

Jeff Gross

Football people will play golf, and we must talk about it.

College football coaches from the SEC, ACC, and for some reason Ohio State are set to compete in the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge in two weeks, because the most Georgia thing Georgia's bowl game can possibly do during the offseason is golf.

Below is the field, ranked according to how likely each is to win this year's event. This is based in part on how each team did previously (I'm riding hard with recent winners), but also on careful analysis of things like Jim Boeheim flipping out when he learns there's probably a mall Piccadilly very near the Lake Oconee course, Larry Fedora and Dan Mullen thinking and moving far too hurriedly for such a sport, the very rich Jim Grobe probably being good at rich people stuff, Nick Saban falling down a cup, Urban Meyer using the whole thing just to recruit Atlanta, Hugh Freeze and Sean Tuohy unquestionably having spent serious time on a golf course or two, and Gus Malzahn also thinking and moving far too hurriedly for such a sport but being carried by Bo Jackson, who's good at every sport.

Let us discuss this:

1 South Carolina Steve Spurrier Sterling Sharpe 2008, 2008 Winners

2 Georgia Tech Paul Johnson Jon Barry 2011, 2012 Winners

3 Florida State Jimbo Fisher Terrell Buckley 2010 Winners

4 Virginia Tech Frank Beamer Dell Curry 2007 Winners

5 Auburn Gus Malzahn Bo Jackson

6 Mississippi Hugh Freeze Sean Tuohy

7 Wake Forest Jim Grobe Riley Skinner

8 NC State Dave Doeren Tom Gugliotta

9 North Carolina Larry Fedora Roy Williams

10 Miami Al Golden Gino Torretta

11 Mississippi State Dan Mullen Fred McCrary

12 Clemson Dabo Swinney Steve Fuller

13 Ohio State Urban Meyer Jeff Logan

14 Alabama Nick Saban Mark Ingram

15 Syracuse Scott Shafer Jim Boeheim

Also, there's Gino Torretta!

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