No, Turner Gill is not a better coach than Nick Saban. Saban has four national titles, and Gill saw his coaching star go dim at Kansas, of all places. But in one measure, maybe he is: how his teams perform after a timeout.
The average Big 12 offense is every bit as good as the gold standard set in the SEC. It's really on the defensive side of the ball that the SEC sets itself apart from the Big 12 -- and the rest of college football.