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Money, fame, pressure come with the territory for SEC's coaches

Originally Published: August 6, 2008
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

HOOVER, Ala. -- When the 12 alpha males who coach football in the Southeastern Conference came together at the league's annual spring meetings in Destin, Fla., Urban Meyer surveyed the room and reacted almost like a fan.

"I'm not one to be in awe," the Florida coach said, "but I was then."

Here's what Meyer saw:

• Five coaches who own national championship rings. They are Steve Spurrier of South Carolina, Phillip Fulmer of Tennessee, Nick Saban of Alabama, ...

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