Hudspeth is going to do great things at an SEC school one day.
I think he's a great coach. The only reason I refrain from saying he'll be a great SEC coach one day (even though I think he would) is because you never know where his career will take him. I thought he'd be a good fit for the NC St job (I also think that program has a lot of potential).
I know most of his ties are to the gulf south, but that can be overcome easily by hiring the right assistants. He'll get his shot somewhere and be a force.