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Coaching changes in the SEC

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2012 was a tough year to be a head coach or an assistant coach in the SEC. Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee all fired head coaches, and almost every single existing staff member was let go, too. It made for an unforgettable coaching carousel for us, though.

Here’s an updated look and rundown of all the coaching changes in the SEC:

Alabama

  • Secondary coach – Greg Brown (Colorado)

Arkansas

  • Head Coach – Bret Bielema (Wisconsin)
  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Jim Chaney
  • Defensive Coordinator – Chris Ash (Wisconsin)
  • Cornerbacks – Taver Johnson (retained)
  • Wide Receivers – George McDonald (Miami)
  • Defensive Line – Charlie Partridge (Wisconsin)
  • Offensive Line – Sam Pittman (Tennessee)
  • Linebackers – Randy Shannon (TCU)
  • Running Backs – Joel Thomas (Washington)

Auburn

  • Head Coach – Gus Malzahn (Arkansas State)
  • Associate Head Coach/DLine – Rodney Garner (Georgia)
  • Co-Defensive Coordinator – Ellis Johnson (Southern Miss)
  • Co-Defensive Coordinator – Charlie Harbison (Clemson)
  • Cornerbacks – Melvin Smith (Miss State)
  • Co-Offensive Coordinator – Rhett Lashlee (Arkansas State)
  • Co-Offensive Coordinator – Dameyune Craig (FSU)
  • Assistant Head Coach – Rich Bisaccia (San Diego Chargers)
  • Offensive Line – JB Grimes (Arkansas State)
  • Tight Ends – Tim Horton (Arkansas)

Florida

  • Wide Receivers – Joker Phillips (Kentucky)

Georgia

  • Defensive Line – Chris Wilson (Miss State)

Kentucky

  • Head Coach – Mark Stoops (FSU)
  • Offensive Coordinator/QBs – Neal Brown (Texas Tech)
  • Defensive Coordinator/LBs – DJ Eliot (FSU)
  • Cornerbacks – Derrick Ansley (Tennessee)
  • Defensive Line – Jimmy Brumbaugh (East Miss CC)
  • Wide Receivers – Tommy Mainord (Texas Tech)
  • Tight Ends – Vince Marrow (Nebraska
  • Safeties/Special Teams – Bradley Dale Peveto (Northwestern State)
  • Offensive Line – John Schlarman (Troy)
  • Running Backs – Chad Scott (Texas Tech)

Mississippi State

  • Defensive Coordinator – Geoff Collins (Promotion)
  • Defensive Line – David Turner (Kentucky)
  • Still lack a secondary coach

Missouri

  • Offensive Coordinator – Josh Henson (Promotion)
  • Associate Head Coach/QBs – Andy Hill (Promotion)

Tennessee

  • Head Coach – Butch Jones (Cincinnati)
  • Offensive Coordinator/QBs – Mike Bajakian (Cincinnati)
  • Defensive Coordinator – John Jancek (Cincinnati)
  • Assistant Head Coach/DLine – Steve Stripling (Cincinnati)
  • Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator – Zach Azzanni (Wisconsin)
  • Tight Ends – Mark Elder (Cincinnati)
  • Running Backs – Jay Graham (Retained)
  • Offensive Line – Don Mahoney (Cincinnati)
  • Defensive Backs – Willie Martinez (Auburn)
  • Linebackers – Tommy Thigpen (Auburn)

Texas A&M

  • Co-Offensive Coordinator/QBs – Jake Spavital (WVU)
  • Co-Offensive Coordinator/RBs – Clarence McKinney (Promotion)
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Comments 4

  1. Dont forget Deshea Townsend for MSU! He might surprise every one and lure Antonio Conner (S).

    http://blogs.clarionledger.com/msu/2013/01/11/deshea-townsend-its-official/

  2. Gus Malzahn has put together quite a staff at Auburn.