Coaching changes in the SEC

January, 17, 2012
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Caught your breath yet?

The SEC is perennially a revolving door for football coaches, but the comings and goings have been more furious than ever this year.

Tennessee is setting the pace with six of the Vols’ nine assistant coaches from last season no longer on Rocky Top.

Here’s an updated look at the new coaches in the league and/or those coaches who’ve been promoted to new positions:

ALABAMA
  • Offensive coordinator – Doug Nussmeier (Washington)
  • Outside linebackers – Lance Thompson (Tennessee)
ARKANSAS
  • Offensive coordinator – Paul Petrino (Illinois)
  • Defensive coordinator – Paul Haynes (Ohio State)
  • Assistant head coach/linebackers – Taver Johnson (Ohio State)
AUBURN
  • Defensive coordinator – Brian VanGorder (Atlanta Falcons)
FLORIDA
  • Offensive coordinator – Brent Pease (Boise State)
KENTUCKY
  • Defensive backs – Mike Cassity (Marshall)
OLE MISS
  • Head coach – Hugh Freeze (Arkansas State)
  • Co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks – Dan Werner
  • Co-offensive coordinator/offensive line – Matt Luke (Duke)
  • Defensive coordinator/safeties – Dave Wommack (Arkansas State)
  • Co-defensive coordinator/cornerbacks – Wesley McGriff (Vanderbilt)
  • Tight ends – Maurice Harris (Arkansas State)
  • Receivers – Grant Heard (Arkansas State)
  • Special teams/linebackers – Tom Allen (Arkansas State)
  • Defensive line – Chris Kiffin (Arkansas State)
SOUTH CAROLINA
  • Defensive coordinator – Lorenzo Ward (South Carolina, promoted)
  • Linebackers -- Kirk Botkin (Texas High in Texarkana, Texas)
  • Running backs – Everette Sands (North Carolina State)
  • Special teams/tight ends – Joe Robinson (North Carolina)
TENNESSEE
  • Defensive coordinator – Sal Sunseri (Alabama)
  • Offensive line – Sam Pittman (North Carolina)
  • Running backs -- Jay Graham (South Carolina)
VANDERBILT
  • Defensive backs – George Barlow (New Mexico)
  • Receivers – Josh Gattis (Western Michigan)

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