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The SEC East coaches mirror the original Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the oldest Disney feature film and the oldest Disney princess film, providing viewers with a timeless tale of friendship and true love. While football doesn’t offer much relation to most of the movie, the SEC East coaches fit the personalities of the seven dwarfs in the movie.

Doc: Doc, the leader of the dwarfs, most resembles none other than back-to-back SEC East champion Jim McElwain. After joining the Gators in December of 2014, the former Colorado State head coach wasn’t under high expectations in his first year in Gainesville. However, he rode the arm of PED-ridden quarterback Will Grier to a miracle win over Tennessee and survived Georgia to win the division crown in 2015. After winning the division again last season, McElwain is undoubtedly the leader of the coaching group and the “Doc” of the division.

Grumpy: Tennessee’s Butch Jones fits the Grumpy character simply for missing out on division crowns in the past two seasons. Depressing losses to Florida and Arkansas took the wind out of the Vols’ sails in 2015, paving a trip to Atlanta for the Gators. Similarly, Tennessee dropped games to South Carolina and Vanderbilt in 2016 en route to another disappointing division finish. Jones is sitting on a hot seat and really needs something to be happy about.

Happy: Speaking of happy, Derek Mason is the SEC East’s giddiest coach. The Commodores thumped Ole Miss and beat in-state rival Tennessee to close out the season and make a bowl game for the first time in the Mason era. Despite a loss to N.C. State in the Independence Bowl, in-state recruits love the state of the program.

Sleepy: After back-to-back seasons with 5-0 starts and disappointing finishes, Kentucky fans were almost at the end of the line with Mark Stoops. Then, in 2016, the Wildcats beat Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, almost beat Georgia and knocked off Heisman winner Lamar Jackson and Louisville. Despite that, they were blown out by division rivals Florida and Tennessee and opened the season with a loss to Southern Missouri. Kentucky fans really don’t know what to expect this season. Mark Stoops probably doesn’t either.

Sneezy: Wlll Muschamp fits as Sneezy because whenever his South Carolina team played on Saturday, teams were looking to get out of the way. The Gamecocks’ biggest loss was by 14 points, and they upset Tennessee en route to a surprising season. South Carolina played in a lot of ugly games, barely beating East Carolina and UMass, but kept things close and low-scoring even in losses. Plus, Muschamp is the most “How is he an SEC head coach?” of the group, just like Sneezy is the most “How is this a personality?” dwarf of the seven.

Bashful: Barry Odom’s first year as head coach wasn’t much to speak about. The Tigers were winless in SEC play and lost to Middle Tennessee State. Despite putting up a lot of points on some poor FCS teams, the season really didn’t give Missouri much to talk about. Odom probably won’t be too eager to talk about it, either.

Dopey: Kirby Smart was one of the most talked-about hires of the 2015-2016 offseason, but Georgia was talked about in all the wrong ways last season. The Bulldogs had just two double-digit wins (South Carolina, Louisiana-Lafayette) and barely escaped with a handful of others. Nicholls State, Missouri and Kentucky all almost knocked off Georgia. On top of that, the Bulldogs lost to Vanderbilt on homecoming in Athens and dropped a game to rival Georgia Tech. Bulldog fans were certainly restless with Smart at the helm last season.

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