Thursday, December 15, 2011
Comings and goings in the SEC
By ESPN.com staff
It’s that time of year in the SEC with coaches coming and going.
Ole Miss is the only school to have a head coaching change. Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt have yet to have any changes on their staffs.
Here’s an update of who’s in and who’s out at each school:
- Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Jim McElwain left to take the Colorado State head coaching job.
- Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee left to take the UAB head coaching job.
- Defensive coordinator Willy Robinson wasn’t retained.
- Special teams coordinator/outside linebackers coach John L. Smith left to take the Weber State head coaching job.
- Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Paul Petrino was hired from Illinois.
- Defensive coordinator Paul Haynes was hired from Ohio State.
- Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Gus Malzahn left to take the Arkansas State head coaching job.
- Defensive coordinator Ted Roof left to take the UCF defensive coordinator’s job.
- Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Charlie Weis left to take the Kansas head coaching job.
- Co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Steve Brown wasn’t retained.
- Head coach Houston Nutt and his staff weren’t retained.
- Head coach Hugh Freeze was hired from Arkansas State, where he was the head coach.
- Defensive coordinator/safeties coach Dave Wommack was hired from Arkansas State.
- Defensive line coach Chris Kiffin was hired from Arkansas State.
- Linebackers coach Tom Allen was hired from Arkansas State.
- Recruiting coordinator/tight ends coach Maurice Harris was hired from Arkansas State.
- Offensive line coach Matt Luke was hired from Duke.
- Running backs coach Jay Graham left for a job as running backs coach at Tennessee.
- Assistant head coach/receivers coach Charlie Baggett wasn’t retained.
- Special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Eric Russell left to take a job on the Washington State staff.
- Running backs coach Jay Graham was hired from South Carolina.