Friday, December 7, 2012
Poll: Who made the best coaching hire
By Chris Low
Now that Tennessee has hired Cincinnati's Butch Jones, all four of the head coaching vacancies in the SEC have been filled.
The turnover in this league just gets a little more staggering each year. Going into next season, eight of the 14 coaches in the SEC will have been in their current jobs for three years or less.
With the four new faces on the scene, we're leaving it to you in our SportsNation poll to rate which of the four schools made the best hire.
Three of the four guys hired had previous head coaching experience in the college ranks. Kentucky's Mark Stoops was the only one who didn't.
The biggest surprise was Bret Bielema leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas. Nobody outside of Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long saw that one coming.
Tennessee took the longest to get its man after being turned down by Louisville's Charlie Strong and Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy on Wednesday.
Auburn brought former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn back after Malzahn spent this season as Arkansas State's head coach.
Go ahead and cast your votes, and we'll take a look at the results next week.