Breaking down all SEC coaching changes for 2014

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The coaching carousel has thankfully come to a grinding halt. Twenty five different coaches were hired to SEC programs during the offseason. That only includes programs hiring coaches outside the SEC.

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Obviously, Vanderbilt led the SEC with the number of coaching changes, while five programs – Auburn, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee – all suffered no coaching casualties.

Here’s a rundown of every coaching change, including where the coach was hired from or where he transitioned to in parenthesis:

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Alabama Crimson Tide

Incoming

  • Lane Kiffin, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach (Unemployed)
  • Bo Davis, defensive line coach (Texas)
  • Kevin Steele, inside linebackers coach (Alabama non-field position)

Outgoing

  • Doug Nussmeier, offensive coordinator (Michigan)
  • Chris Rumph, defensive line coach (Texas)
  • Greg Brown, defensive secondary (Louisville)

Arkansas Razorbacks

Incoming

  • Robb Smith, defensive coordinator/defensive secondary (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Rory Segrest, defensive line coach/special teams (Samford)
  • Clay Jennings, defensive secondary (TCU)

Outgoing

  • Chris Ash, defensive coordinator (Ohio State)
  • Taver Johnson, defensive secondary (Purdue)
  • Charlie Partridge, defensive line coach (FAU)

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Florida Gators

Incoming

  • Kurt Roper, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach (Duke)
  • Mike Summers, offensive line coach (USC)
  • Coleman Hutzler, special teams (New Mexico)

Outgoing

  • Brent Pease, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks (Washington Huskies)
  • Tim Davis, offensive line (Unemployed)
  • Jeff Choate, special teams (Washington Huskies)

Georgia Bulldogs

Incoming

  • Jeremy Pruitt, defensive coordinator/defensive secondary (FSU)
  • Mike Ekeler, inside linebackers coach/special teams (USC)
  • Kevin Sherrer, strong-side linebackers coach/nickelbacks (South Alabama)
  • Tracy Rocker, defensive line coach/weak-side linebackers (Tennessee Titans)

Outgoing

  • Todd Grantham, defensive coordinator (Louisville)
  • Chris Wilson, defensive line (USC)
  • Scott Lakatos, defensive secondary (Unemployed)
  • Kirk Olivadotti, inside linebackers (Washington Redskins)

Kentucky Wildcats

Incoming

  • Craig Naivar, special teams/safeties (Texas State)

Outgoing

  • Bradley Dale Peveto, special teams/safeties (LSU)

LSU Tigers

Incoming

  • Jeff Grimes, offensive line coach/run game coordinator (Virginia Tech)
  • Bradley Dale Peveto, special teams (Kentucky)

Outgoing

  • Greg Studrawa, offensive line (Maryland)
  • Thomas McGaughey, special teams coordinator (New York Jets)

Mississippi State Bulldogs

Incoming

  • Brian Johnson, quarterbacks coach (Utah)

Outgoing

  • Les Koenning, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach (Texas)

Texas A&M

Incoming

  • Terry Joseph, defensive secondary (Nebraska)

Outgoing

  • Marcel Yates, co-defensive coordinator/defensive secondary (Boise State)

Vanderbilt Commodores

Incoming

  • Derek Mason, head coach (Stanford)
  • Karl Dorrell, offensive line/quarterbacks (Houston Texans)
  • David Kotulski, defensive coordinator/inside linebackers (Stanford)
  • Keven Lightner, offensive line coach (Ohio Bobcats)
  • Gerry Gdowski, tight ends coach (Ohio Bobcats)
  • Marc Lubick, wide receivers coach (Houston Texans)
  • Kenwick Thompson, outside linebackers (San Jose State)
  • Frank Maile, defensive line (Utah State)
  • Brett Maxie, defensive secondary (Tennessee Titans)

Outgoing

  • James Franklin, head coach (Penn State)
  • John Donovan, offensive coordinator/running backs (Penn State)
  • Bob Shoop, defensive coordinator/safeties (Penn State)
  • Ricky Rahne, quarterbacks (Penn State)
  • Josh Gattis, receivers (Penn State)
  • Herb Hand, offensive line (Penn State)
  • Sean Spencer, defensive line (Penn State)
  • Brent Pry, co-defensive coordinator/linebackers (Penn State)
  • George Barlow, secondary (NC State)

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