Half the SEC will have new coordinators in 2009
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
Everybody keeping track of the new coordinators in the SEC?
It's a full-time job. Half of the league will have new offensive or defensive coordinators next season, and many of the names are familiar ones.
There may still be more turnover, too. The Miami Herald reported that Georgia defensive coordinator Willie Martinez may be a candidate to replace Bill Young as the Hurricanes' defensive coordinator. Young left to take the Oklahoma State defensive coordinator's job, and Martinez played on a national championship team at Miami and started his coaching career there as a graduate assistant.
There were other SEC coordinators in play elsewhere following the season. Clemson showed interest in South Carolina defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson, who was also involved in the Army head coaching search. Johnson has taken on the title of assistant head coach for the defense with the hiring of Lorenzo Ward from Arkansas as the Gamecocks' defensive coordinator.
Vanderbilt defensive coordinator Bruce Fowler was somebody Oklahoma State had interest in before hiring Young.
Here's a rundown by school of the new coordinators in the SEC:
Gus Malzahn -- offensive coordinator
Ted Roof -- defensive coordinator
Steve Addazio -- offensive coordinator
John Chavis -- defensive coordinator
Mark Hudspeth/Les Koenning -- offensive coordinators
Carl Torbush -- defensive coordinator
Lorenzo Ward -- defensive coordinator
Jim Chaney -- offensive coordinator
Monte Kiffin -- defensive coordinator