Not every program needs a makeover, big or small. But every program does need at least one New Year’s resolution.

Something vital, new and fresh and positive, to play and coach by in 2017.

There could be roughly 10 resolutions for each SEC program, even Alabama, but we’ve picked just one for every school that will help in their pursuit of more happiness — and victories — next fall.

Alabama’s resolution: Make the transition from Kiffin to Sarkisian as seamless as possible.

What could a program one victory from its fifth national title since 2009 possibly think of as a New Year’s resolution? Well, there’s always something, and in 2017 that will be the transition from Lane Kiffin to Steve Sarkisian. Kiffin was able to adapt beautifully to his personnel in Tuscaloosa. As long as Sarkisian is able to do the same with a Jalen Hurts-run offense, with all the ridiculous talent already surrounding him and coming in, the Tide will keep rolling next fall.

Arkansas’ resolution: Finding some sort of defensive consistency to take the next step.

The Arkansas defense that struggled so often collapsed in one 30-minute second-half horror show at the Belk Bowl, allowing 35 points as the Razorbacks coughed up a 24-0 halftime lead and fumbled away some needed momentum going into 2017. Hard to believe the same Hogs defense that shut down ACC runner-up Virginia Tech in the first half could give up 35 in the second half, but that was the 2016 Hogs for you, and that’s why their resolution is exactly what it is.

Auburn’s resolution: Settling on the right quarterback after an offseason competition.

Auburn wants to keep the momentum going after surging from irrelevance early last season to nearly facing Alabama with a shot at the SEC West title. In order to do that, it must have consistency and order at quarterback, and that means choosing the right guy and sticking with him, whether it’s incumbent Sean White or former Baylor signal caller and junior-college phenom Jarrett Stidham. Another positive would of course be that Gus Malzahn would have a capable backup, no matter what.

Florida’s resolution: That the offense will finally be adequate, or even good.

Jim McElwain’s first two seasons have begged the question: What if the Gators actually had an offense to go with those spirited defenses? McElwain has led UF to back-to-back SEC East titles before the Gators were exposed by Alabama both times in the championship game. Quarterback has been a revolving door at The Swamp during the two years, and finally finding the answer at the helm to go with budding star running back Jordan Scarlett will go a long way in finally balancing things out in Gainesville.

Georgia’s resolution: That they won’t read their press clippings.

Georgia needs to stay grounded this offseason and act like it’s done nothing, because it hasn’t yet. Yes, everything points to a legitimate SEC East title run next fall. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are coming back to torment defenses again. Jacob Eason will have one season of SEC hard knocks under his belt and be ready for some sophomore retribution. Same with Kirby Smart. Georgia’s task: be mature about the expectations and translate the good vibes onto the field, where it matters.

Kentucky’s resolution: Don’t be satisfied with 2016.

Mark Stoops did a phenomenal job guiding the Wildcats back to a bowl. So what now? Now that Stoops has a season’s worth of success as a foundation, the hard part is building a winning culture, so fans aren’t just pleasantly surprised and satisfied when Kentucky goes 7-5. Yes, Stanley Williams announced after the bowl game that he was going pro, but the Wildcats will still return 36 of 44 players on their two-deep roster, including quarterback Stephen Johnson and 1,000-yard rusher Benny Snell Jr., and that should help Stoops with his winning culture challenge.

LSU’s resolution: That they’ll finally find the right offensive blend.

Yes, the electrifying Leonard Fournette is gone, but Derrius Guice has already shown he can carry an offense, and now we get to see what new offensive coordinator Matt Canada can do in Baton Rouge. He turned Pitt into an offensive machine, and Canada will have better athletes at his disposal at LSU, so look out. The question is if the real results will be seen in 2017 or if it will take two years to make sure the Tigers stop losing games 17-13 like they have so often recently.

Dec 31, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals safety Chucky Williams (22) cannot stop LSU Tigers running back Derrius Guice (5) from rushing for a first down during the first quarter of an NCAA football game in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Mississippi State’s resolution: That they won’t waste Nick Fitzgerald’s versatility.

Fitzgerald didn’t make fans forget about Dak Prescott, but his rapid ascent this season helped ease the pain of Prescott’s loss and even helped the Bulldogs and their strong Academic Progress Rate to a bowl game. Fitzgerald will be just fine next fall, but Dan Mullen has to deal with the loss of the Bulldogs’ top receiver (Fred Ross), three of their starting offensive linemen and seven starters from a defense that was shaky to begin with. Mullen has a major challenge to avoid making Fitzgerald’s efforts meaningless.

Missouri’s resolution: That the defense will be fixed and somewhat complement Josh Heupel’s improving offense.

Heupel is likely to have 10 returning starters to work with, but Missouri’s attempt to recover from this season’s 4-8 disaster will be determined by the defense’s ability to overcome the loss of six starters. It appears head coach Barry Odom will be calling the plays on defense, as he did at the end of the 2016 season, and an improvement on that side of the ball in Odom’s second season would probably be enough to get Missouri back in a bowl game.

Ole Miss’ resolution: That the program won’t fade away with no Chad Kelly and big-time changes.

The Rebels became relevant the past few years, highlighted by those upsets of Alabama, and they were part of the Labor Day night feature game this year with Kelly at the helm. But Ole Miss blew that big lead to Florida State, Kelly eventually got injured and the Rebels staggered to a 5-7 record. Hugh Freeze has already hired new offensive and defensive coordinators, Kelly is bound for the NFL along with star tight end Evan Engram, and it’s Shea Patterson’s show after his redshirt was unexpectedly pulled off. The climb to respectability was long and hard. We’ll see if the Rebels are up for another climb.

Nov 19, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Shea Patterson (20) attempts a pass during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

South Carolina’s resolution: That their three freshmen breakout players on offense will continue to blossom.

Jake Bentley grabbed the starting quarterback spot midway through the season and ran hard with it. Throw in running back Rico Dowdle and receiver Bryan Edwards, and suddenly Will Muschamp has three building blocks for his offense as a launching point for 2017. This is the trio that must keep developing if South Carolina wants to find itself in another bowl next fall.

Tennessee’s resolution: That it won’t let the departures of Joshua Dobbs and Derek Barnett devastate the program.

Those Sugar Bowl plans went awry with the horrific season-ending loss to Vanderbilt, but the Vols recovered nicely in taking apart Nebraska in the Music City Bowl. Now they must recover from losing their big guns on both sides of the ball, not to mention Alvin Kamara. Butch Jones is already feeling some heat in Knoxville, despite a not-so-bad nine wins in 2016, and this offseason will test him mightily as he tries to replenish the Vols’ weaponry.

Texas A&M’s resolution: That Kevin Sumlin will be given the time to rebuild the program.

This might be an unpopular one, considering the way the Aggies folded in November and the uninspiring loss to Kansas State in the Texas Bowl to top off the tumble to a pedestrian 8-5 record. But firing Sumlin won’t solve a thing in College Station in 2017, considering how much talent the Aggies will be losing. Myles Garrett is the headliner, but quarterback Trevor Knight, wideout Josh Reynolds, defensive end Daeshon Hall and safety Justin Evans also are saying goodbye. Sumlin needs time to reload around phenom Trayveon Williams. What Texas A&M doesn’t need, at least now, is a coaching change.

Vanderbilt’s resolution: That Derek Mason will make Ralph Webb’s decision to return worth it.

Running backs like Webb don’t come around very often, and they especially don’t come around often at Vandy. Heck, Webb is already the school’s all-time leading rusher, with one year to spare. He could have easily gone pro but decided that going 6-6 and barely willing the Commodores to a bowl game wasn’t good enough. Webb will be great again in 2017. It’s up to Mason, via recruiting and just coaching, to make sure Vandy is merely solid most everywhere else to complement Webb’s greatness.