Every offseason, there is coaching turnover around college football, so much so it can be hard to keep track of. SDS is making it easy for you, with a list of every coaching change so far throughout the SEC. Here are all of the staff changes through Tuesday morning.


  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach Mark Hocke was named the strength and conditioning coach at Georgia.
  • Linebackers coach Kevin Steele accepted the defensive coordinator position at LSU.
  • Inside linebackers coach and top recruiter Lance Thompson moved to Auburn to become linebackers coach under Will Muschamp.


  • Associate head coach and linebackers coach Randy Shannon resigned to become recruiting coordinator at Florida.
  • Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney left for the same position at Pittsburgh.


  • Fired defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson, hired Will Muschamp as his replacement.
  • Hired former Florida defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson as cornerbacks coach.
  • Hired Alabama inside linebackers coach Lance Thompson as linebackers coach.


  • Fired Will Muschamp as head coach as well as letting go of Muschamp’s staff. Florida hired former Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain as his replacement.
  • Hired Mississippi State’s Geoff Collins as defensive coordinator.
  • Hired former Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier for the same position.
  • Defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson followed Will Muschamp to Auburn as cornerbacks coach.
  • Announced several other hires: Greg Nord, formerly the running backs and special teams coach at Western Kentucky, will coach tight ends and special teams; Tim Skipper, who worked with McElwain at CS, will coach running backs; Randy Shannon, former Arkansas linebackers coach, will be co-defensive coordinator, linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator; former Oakland Raiders defensive line coach Terrell Williams was hired for the same position at Florida; UCF defensive back coach Kirk Callahan, a former graduate assistant at Florida, was hired for the same position.


  • Hired Alabama’s Mark Hocke as strength and conditioning coach after Joe Tereshinski announced he would be stepping down in December.
  • Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo accepted the head coach position at Colorado State, replacing McElwain.
  • Offensive line coach Will Friend followed Bobo to CSU to take a position as the Rams’ offensive coordinator.
  • Hired former St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for the same position.
  • Hired former Marshall tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Todd Hartley as player personnel director.


  • Offensive coordinator Neal Brown left to take the head coaching job at Troy; hired Shannon Dawson as new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
  • Special teams coach Craig Naivar left to take a position at Houston.
  • Gave tight ends coach Vince Marrow a three-year contract extension.


  • Defensive coordinator John Chavis left to take the same position at Texas A&M.
  • Hired former Alabama linebackers coach Kevin Steele as defensive coordinator.
  • Hired Ed Orgeron as defensive line coach.
  • Reassigned former defensive line coach Brick Haley to an athletics department internship.

Mississippi State

  • Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins left to take the same position at Florida.
  • Hired former Louisiana Tech defensive coordinator Manny Diaz as defensive coordinator; Diaz was the Bulldogs defensive coordinator in 2010.


  • Defensive coordinator Dave Steckel left to become head coach at Missouri State.
  • Hired former Memphis defensive coordinator Barry Odom to replace Steckel.

Ole Miss

  • Linebackers and special teams coach Tom Allen left to be the defensive coordinator at South Florida.
  • Promoted Corey Batoon, formerly an assistant athletic director for recruiting operations, to safeties coach, while adding linebackers coach to defensive coordinator Dave Wommack’s title.

Texas A&M

  • Fired defensive coordinator Mark Snyder following the regular season finale.
  • Wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator David Beaty left to become head coach at Kansas.
  • Offensive line coach and top recruiter B.J. Anderson left the program.
  • Hired Utah offensive coordinator Kyle Christensen as offensive line coach.
  • Hired LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis for the same position.
  • Hired Aaron Moorehead, former Virginia Tech wide receivers coach, for the same position.


  • Fired offensive coordinator Karl Dorrell, defensive coordinator David Kotulski, wide receivers coach Mark Lubick and strength coach Bill Hughan
  • Hired Wisconsin offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig for the same position.
  • Announced several other hires: Todd Lyght, fromer Philadelphia Eagles cornerbacks coach, will be cornerbacks coach; James Dobson, former Nebraska Head Strength coach, will be football strength director; Cortez Hankton, former Dartmouth wide receivers coach, will be wide receivers coach.