Hogville

RB Sports Discussion => SEC Sports => Topic started by: jbcarol on July 07, 2012, 12:14:15 pm

Title: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2012, 12:14:15 pm
Bama

After Bill Curry left Bama for Kentucky, Gene Stallings was hired. He had been fired with five games remaining in the 1989 season by the Phoenix Cardinals. NFL and their cheerleading media expect you to understand that that's okay and not the reverse.

Stallings was National Coach of the Year in 1992 when Bama claimed the National Championship and led them to victory in the first ever SEC Championship game. He resigned after losing the '96 SEC-C game to Florida.

Stallings had a 38-16 SEC record which prorates to 5.6-2.4 over an 8-game schedule.


Mike DuBose had an SEC record of 16-16 including being named the '99 SEC Coach of the Year.  After coaching the DL for Tampa Bay in the late-80s, DuBose was Stallings' DL coach for his seven seasons at Bama.  DuBose was previously DL coach for Ray Perkins.

In the spring prior to his best season, DuBose was accused of having an affair with Deborah Gibson and later settled out of court for over a quarter-of-a-million dollars. DuBose was able to stay on despite Gibson having worked in the Athletic Administration.

In 2000, Bama had a poor season despite being ranked third in the preseason. They lost  non-conference games to Southern Miss. 21-0 and to UCF at home. Bama received NCAA sanctions from DuBose's time as head coach.

For 2001, Mal Moore hired Dennis Franchione over Frank Beamer, Butch Davis, and Tommy Bowden.  Franchione led Bama to their first bowl win in five years in the Independence Bowl. Bama won the SEC-W in '02 and was not eligible for the SEC-CG or a bowl game.  Bama faced a five-year penalty including a two-year bowl ban and loss of 21 scholarships.

Franchione was reportedly offered $15 million for 10 years but left Bama for A&M to replace RC Slocum. He did bid farewell to the players via videoconference so Dani did not feel compelled to make the trip to College Station and dress him down.

Franchione was 10-6 in SEC games.


Mike Price's Washington State team had whupped Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl 34-14 and he was hired to succeed Franchione. In Pensacola, Price wound up with private dancer Destiny Stahl and never coached a game at Bama.

There's rarely a more biting media account than from one who covers the school last spurned. "Mike Price went into hard-boozing, hard-partying Tuscaloosa after more than a decade in rural, brew-sipping Pullman and made the mistake of believing he was invited to the party as a participant rather than a myopic chaperone.

"His first mistake was to try to make football practice fun and to publicly flaunt that fact in a place where having fun at that level of college football is heresy.

"His second mistake was to get drunk and make a fool of himself before earning his stripes."

"It's bad, especially because he's married," said daughter Brooke. "Come on, use some common sense!"
She's 11. (http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Go-2-Guy-Mike-Price-never-figured-his-date-with-1113965.php)


The Miami Dolphins QB coach was hired in May 2003 and at the time was the second youngest coach in D1. After a rough start, Mike Shula led Bama to a Cotton Bowl victory over TTech 13-10 following the '05 season. He received a 6-year, $1.8 million per year extension.  After a 2006 OT loss to Arkansas in Fayetteville, things fell apart. One week after losing to Auburn, Moore paid Shula $4 million to leave.

Shula was 13-19 in SEC play. Due to victories vacated in a text book case, Shula's official SEC record is 5-19.

DC Joe Kines served as interim HC and coached Bama in the Independence Bowl.


Many including Jim Mandich were surprised to learn that Bama had hired Nick Saban from the Dolphins immediately following their 2006 season. Saban is the ultimate example of an SEC maxim that has held true: "Hire a dissatisfied NFL coach who was once successful in big time college football."

Saban was the National Coach of the Year in 2008 and led Bama to BCS National Championships in 2009 and 2011.  He also led Bama to the SEC Championship in 2009.

His official SEC record is 28-8 (textbook case).  However, if you discount the '07 season due to fallout from the prior coach's tenures, Saban is 28-4 in his last four seasons.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2012, 01:40:44 pm
Tennessee

Johnny Majors was the '56 Heisman runner-up running the WildVol. Many Tennessee fans considered him the nation's best player on a winning team. He coached a national championship team at Pitt and returned to his alma mater, a hero. Majors' last season as the Vol HC was the expansion year of '92. Poised to move to #1 in the polls, Tennessee saw a last second FG by visiting Arkansas send the capacity crowd into a tizzy.  After Majors misses early season games recovering from heart surgery, it is believed that long-time OL coach Phil Fulmer worked the administration and eased Majors out of the HC job. Majors' official SEC record during the expansion era was 3-3 (57-40-3 overall).

It was the self-deprecating sense of humor that sustained Vol fans during this timeframe. In '86, a hireling was hawking Barry Manilow music on a Memphis street corner. When informed that those aren't very good records, the waif replied, "Sir, you don't need a good record to get to the Liberty Bowl."

This was helpful as they watched Peyton Manning lose early season match ups to Florida in each of his four years in that era prior to the four-team playoff. In 1998, current USC assistant T Martin led Fulmer's team to his BCS national championship and national coach of the year honors.

Fulmer's SEC record, including a forfeit courtesy of Bama, was 98-34 which prorates to about 6-2. Fulmer had seven seasons with 7-1 or 8-0 conference records. He was 81-19 in SEC play prior to the '05 season. He was let go after needing a win over Kentucky to finish 5th in the SEC East in 2008.

Lane Kiffin was fired four games into the 2008 season by Al Davis and the Raiders. In the NFL that's okay, just don't voluntarily leave before the season ends. Mike Hamilton hired Kiffin to replace Fulmer and he brought Monte Kiffin and Ed Orgeron as top assistants.

Kiffin attempted to bring USC tradition to Knoxville while intentionally pushing Volunteer tradition into the background. He also publicly took on Urban Meyer and constantly put Mike Slive on edge. In an early season Florida game, Kiffin played a deliberate style that allowed Tennessee to cover the spread and claim a morale victory [phrase intentionally chosen as the words "moral" and "victory" together in this context would be an oxymoron].

Kiffin left for USC after posting an SEC conference record of 4-4. Students set small fires near the athletic administration building, burning mattresses and Kiffin paraphernalia.

Despite rumors ranging from Jon Gruden to Texas coach-in-waiting Will Muschamp, the Vols hired the son of former UGa coach Vince Dooley. Derek Dooley was the AD and head football coach at LaTech where he had gone 12-12 in WAC games.

At Tennessee, Dooley has an SEC conference record of 4-12 in two seasons including the Vols first back-to-back losing records since the '10-11 teams prior to WWI. In his first season, Dooley twice was heading to mid-field in celebration only to have an official's decision upon review ultimately reverse the game outcome. Dooley claimed to go "8-5 in post-game handshakes." His '11 team snapped a 26-game winning streak over Kentucky [the longest single school domination over another in the FBS]. Kentucky was forced to use a senior WR at the QB position. Tennessee failed to go to a bowl game due to the loss. Some believe the younger players didn't want to go bowling.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2012, 02:55:44 pm
LSU

A former A&M DB and assistant to Bear Bryant, Danny Ford, and Jackie Sherrill, Curley Hallman coached Southern Miss. to road wins over Bama, Auburn, and Florida State.  LSU hired Hallman to replace Mike Archer following the 1990 season. Hallman had the lowest winning percentage in LSU history. His record in SEC games over four seasons was 10-21 (7-17 during the expansion era).

In '91, Gerry DiNardo had inherited a Vandy program with back-to-back 1-10 records and took them to an average of 5-6 over the next four seasons (though no bowl game). LSU had had six consecutive losing seasons when DiNardo became coach.

After leading LSU to two Independence and one Peach Bowl bid in his first three seasons, Dinardo's program began to decline. After an 0-7 SEC start, Mark Emmert fired Dinardo. Interim Hal Hunter was coach when LSU defeated  Arkansas 35-10 to end LSU's decade of the 90s.

DiNardo's SEC record was 18-20-1.

After four seasons of just above .500 ball, Nick Saban coached Michigan State to a Top 10 finish and New Year's Day Bowl bid in 1999. He was hired by LSU for the 2000 season.

Saban's teams finished with 5-3 conference records his first three seasons. In 2003, LSU won the BCS National Championship and Saban was National Coach of the Year. After a 6-2 SEC run in '04, Saban left to coach the Dolphins.

Saban's overall SEC record at LSU was 28-12.

Les Miles had led Oklahoma State to 5th in the Big 12 South and an Alamo Bowl loss when he was hired by LSU to replace Saban starting with the 2005 season.

Miles' teams have won the SEC twice and in 2007 won the BCS NCG despite  multi-OT losses to both Kentucky and Arkansas. LSU became the first SEC school to lose a BCS-NC game when a then 13-0 team lost to Bama in New Orleans. Les was the national coach of the year for 2011.

Les Miles' SEC conference record is 41-15 over seven seasons.




 
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2012, 04:21:18 pm
Florida

Steve Spurrier won the Heisman while a UF QB/PK in 1966 only one year after Stokely-Van Camp had begun selling Gatorade. As a head coach, he led the '89 Duke team to their first bowl game since the Blue Devils defeated Lance Alworth and Arkansas in the '61 Cotton Bowl.

Spurrier returned to Florida to replace Waldon-native Gary Darnell. Darnell coached UF for seven games as a mid-season replacement for Galen Hall. His first Gator squad was ineligible for post-season play.

The Head Ball Coach was 87-12 in SEC games for the Gators. Florida was conference champions in '91, '93, '94, '95, '96, and 2000.  The Gators were National Champs in '96.

Spurrier left Florida following the 2001 season. He received a five-year, $25 million contract with the Redskins.

Ron Zook was a DB at Miami (O.), "The Cradle of Coaches". Zook became an assistant for Spurrier in '91 leaving Ohio State and Zook replaced him as Head Coach beginning with the '02 season. Zook's hiring generated a lot of energy among the fan base, not all positive. Three five-loss seasons ended Zook's career at UF.

Zook did not win a home game over a ranked foe and was criticized for puckering up at home. He coached consecutive road wins over LSU, Arkansas, and UGa in '03. 

Ron Zook's SEC record was 16-8.  He coached at Illinois until last season.

Batesville-native Charlie Strong coached Florida's Peach Bowl loss after Zook's last season.

Florida hired Utah head coach Urban Meyer who complimented Zook on the players he had left behind. Meyer's Utah team went undefeated winning the Fiesta Bowl over Pitt.

Urban Meyer had a 36-12 SEC record in six seasons at UF. His teams won the BCS-NC in '06 and '08 as well as the SEC-CG both seasons.  Controversy surrounded Meyer's season ends in '09 and '10 regarding whether he would return. Meyer left UF after an 8-5 '10 season to spend more time with family. He was named Ohio State's coach for the '12 season, one year after Tressel's dismissal. Meyer is the fastest coach to 100 wins since Bud Wilkinson.

In 2008, UT hired Will Muschamp away from Auburn to be DC. Following the '08 season, Muschamp was named coach-in-waiting to eventually succeed Mack Brown.

Florida hired Muschamp and he completed his first season in '11.

Will Muschamp's SEC record following the '11 season was 3-5.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 08, 2012, 07:42:37 am
Auburn

Pat Dye had coached Wyoming for one season when he interviewed for the Auburn job as AD and head football coach following the 1980 season. Dye apparently correctly answered, "sixty minutes" when asked how long it would take him to beat Bama. He replaced Doug Barfield who had followed Shug Jordan. He replaced the coach who replaced he legend.  Dye was 48-27-3 in SEC games with his last season being the first expansion season of '92. He was 2-5-1 and fifth in the SEC-W.

Pat Dye lost his AD position following the '91 season. NCAA sanctions were levied for payments to Eric Ramsey. Corky and Larry Blakeney were implicated via tape recordings. Auburn currently plays home games on Pat Dye Field in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Beginning with the '93 season, Terry Bowden was hired from Samford, and inherited scholarship reductions, a one-year television ban, and a two-year postseason ban. Bowden became the first coach to have an undefeated first season in D1. He was 14-1-1 in the SEC after two seasons with no post-season experience including a 20-game winning streak. He was 16-13 in conference over the next four seasons with his last Auburn team, the '98 team, finishing 6th in the SEC-W.

Bowden was replaced mid-season in '98 by DC Bill Oliver. Oliver finished 0-3 in the SEC and retired from football coaching when he did not get the Auburn job for the '99 season.

Camden native Tommy Tuberville had gone 12-20 at Ole Miss when they "carried him out of Oxford in a pine box" and hired him at Auburn.

Tuberville was 51-29 in SEC games over his tenure from '99 thru '08. He was National Coach of the Year in '04, the year his team was SEC champs. His 13-0 team was not included in the era prior to the four-team play-off.

Following a 2-6 SEC record in '08, Jay Jacobs claimed that Tuberville resigned. He received a $5.1 million separation package.

Gene Chizik was a prominent name on hot seat lists at Iowa State following a 0-8 Big 12 North run in '08. Jacobs met some criticism when hiring the former Auburn DC.

Chizik is currently 15-9 in SEC games after three seasons. He was national coach of the year in '10 when his team went 14-0 winning the BCS-NC and SEC-CG.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2012, 09:23:20 am
Georgia

Ray Goff was a 33-year-old running backs coach when he was chosen to replace the Vince Dooley starting with the 1989 season.  In seven seasons, Goff had only one team win as many as five SEC games. The 1992 team was 6-2, finished in the top ten, and played in the Citrus Bowl. Ray Goff was 24-28-1 in SEC games.

Jim Donnan had led Marshall to five consecutive 11-plus win seasons when he was tapped to replace Goff and coach UGa for five seasons beginning in 1996. Donnan led UGa to four straight bowl wins but lost three straight against GaTech and struggled against UT and UF. Donnan is currently alleged to have been involved in a Ponzi scheme that has cost many coaches and others millions of dollars.  Donnan was 25-15 in SEC games at UGa. His last season, 2000, was his last as a head coach. He was the 1997 SEC Coach of the Year.

The current dean of SEC coaches at one school is Mark Richt. Richt had been the Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach at Florida State for 11 seasons. UGa has won the SEC in '02 and '05. They finished first or tied for first in the SEC-E, five times. Richt was SEC Coach of the Year the years UGa won the SEC title.  Richt's SEC record is 60-28 going into the '12 season.

Richt was on the hot seat in '11 coming off of a losing season and dropping the first two games. The team rallied with help from a favorable schedule to finish first in the SEC-E.  Richt was given a performance-laden extension without a significant raise. Richt no longer has a buyout clause in his contract. UGa enters the '12 season with a favorable schedule (no games against LSU, Bama, nor Arkansas).

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 23, 2012, 10:52:23 am
Mississippi State

Jackie Sherrill had been three years removed from A&M when he was hired for the State job beginning the 1991 season. While not receiving a show cause penalty, A&M had been penalized for lack of institutional control among other violations. State had won only 14 games total since 1986. Sherrill retired after the 2003 season as State's winningest coach at 75-75-1. and State was put on probation for four years.

Sherrill's team won their first game over Texas. They won the SEC-W in 1998 and earned a bid in the Cotton Bowl. State was 10-2 in 1999.

Sherrill's last two teams went 1-15 in the SEC. His overall SEC record was 43-59-1.


Sylvester Croom became the first black head coach in the SEC and took over State for the 2004 season. Croom had been a long-time NFL RB coach before coaching the Linebackers at Bama from the mid-70s to the mid-80s.

After going 4-20 in SEC play his first three seasons, Croom's team went 8-4 in 2007 including an Egg Bowl win. His team earned a Liberty Bowl bid which led to a win over UCF 10-3 in probably the most boring show of offense in a bowl game that at least one long-time State fan had ever witnessed. Croom received some Coach of the Year recognitions. After finishing 4-8 in 2008 including a 45-0 Egg Bowl loss to Nutt, Croom resigned.

Croom's overall SEC record at State was 10-30.


Dan Mullen was the OC for Florida and in process of a second National Champsionship when hired by State to be head coach. Mullen's team gave Florida a tough game in 2009. In 2010, State went 9-4 with a Gator Bowl win over Michigan. Mullen is yet to get his first win over any of Bama, LSU, Arkansas or Auburn.

Mullen is 9-15 in his SEC three seasons at State.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2012, 11:30:00 am
Gerry DiNardo disputes Mark Emmert's comment on his LSU academic record
 (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/07/gerry_dinardo_disputes_mark_em.html)
 
Quote
"It all depends on how you define success," Emmert said. "At the time Nick Saban came in, we had the lowest graduation rate in the SEC. By the time he left, it was one of the highest graduation rates in the SEC.

"We had young men getting in all kinds of off-the-field problems before he showed up. By the time he left, we had virtually none of those."

DiNardo, now a college football analyst for the Big Ten Network, took to Twitter later Tuesday night to object to Emmert's statement.

"Yes, we had problems," DiNardo said in one tweet, "but what he said about academics was flat-out inaccurate."

Another DiNardo tweet: "As a result of my time at LSU, football was recognized for a 70 percent graduation rate by the College Football Association for the first time in school history, contrary to what Mark Emmert said."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2012, 11:15:12 am
South Carolina

Sparky Woods had been 25-9-1 in Southern Conference games coaching App State when he took the head coaching job for then independent South Carolina beginning with the 1989 season. Woods coaches five seasons in Columbia and was 5-11 in South Carolina's first two SEC seasons when he was let go. He was an assistant for Sherrill and Shula in the SEC before taking over at VMI.

Brad Scott was the OC for Bobby Bowden when he took over the SC job beginning with the 1994 season. SC was 4-4 in the SEC in '96 but lost their last ten games in 1998 finishing 1-10. Brad Scott was 12-27-1 in SEC games at SC. Scott has been an assistant at Clemson.

Lou Holtz had retired and left a lifetime contract at Notre Dame and Knute Rocke's all-time win record intact. After two years in broadcasting, Holtz became South Carolina's coach beginning in 1999. Holtz earned National Coach of the Year awards in 2000. He led SC to back-to-back Outback Bowl wins over Ohio State.

Lou Holtz retired from South Carolina following the 2004 season. His SEC record was 19-29 including a winless first season. There was a big fight in his last game with Clemson and SC chose to forego a bowl game due to the fracas. Holtz noted that he and former Ohio State coach Woody Hayes both ended their careers after "getting into a fight at the Clemson game". It was not known whether Holtz landed a punch. SC lost some scholarships due to five major infractions and a lack of institutional control.

In Steve Spurrier's last three games with the Redskins his team had been outscored 85-31. Following a pattern of once hugely successful college coaches who were disgruntled in the NFL, The Head Ball Coach took the SC job   starting with the 2005 season. He reportedly picked the Gamecocks over the Gators who had fired Ron Zook.

Spurrier has been 29-27 in SEC regular season games and got to face Auburn in the 2010 SEC championship game. South Carolina ran the table in the SEC-East in 2011 but finished second to UGa who did not draw Bama, LSU, nor Arkansas on their schedule. SC whooped Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl played Jan. 2, 2012.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 01, 2012, 11:49:20 am
Ole Miss

Billy Brewer took over at Ole Miss beginning with the 1983 and succeeding Steve Sloan. Brewer was the first Ole Miss insider hired since Coach Vaught's comeback ended in mid-70s. Brewer was 33-41 in SEC games over 11 seasons.

Brewer led Ole Miss to their first New Year's Day bowl game in over twenty years. In '91, after losing to Kentucky 35-6, a group of students, SABB or "Students Against Billy Brewer", purchased an ad calling for his firing.

Brewer's teams were banned from live television in '87. Following the '93 season another NCAA report led to a lack of institutional control. The AD and Brewer were fired in July 1994.

DC Joe Lee Dunn was named interim for the 1994 season. After going 2-6 in the SEC in '94, Dunn was named DC at Arkansas.

Tommy Tuberville coached Ole Miss from '95-98. Tuberville was SEC Coach of the Year in '97 after going 4-4 and landing in the Motor City Bowl. Tuberville was 12-20 in SEC games at Ole Miss. Two days after stating, "They'll have to carry me out of here in a pine box," Tuberville was hired at Auburn.

David Cutcliffe was the OC for Tennessee during the Manning years and the NC regular season with T Martin at QB. Cutcliffe coached Ole Miss from '98 thru '04. He had a 25-23 SEC record. He had winning records his first five years including a 10-3, '03 season with a Cotton Bowl victory and 7-1 SEC run.

After going 3-5 in the SEC in '04, AD Boone gave him an ultimatum to choose assistant coaches to fire. He refused and was fired where he landed as associate head coach and QB coach at Notre Dame.

Ed Orgeron was '04 National Recruiter of the Year as Asst. Head Coach at USC. Orgeron proved to be a successful recruiter at Ole Miss but could not translate the USC system into on-the-field success. After three seasons and a 3-21 SEC record, Orgeron was let go. After a season as the Saint's DL coach, Coach "O" allied with Lane Kiffin, first at Tennesse and now at USC.

Around the 2007 Thanksgiving season, Houston Nutt was hired as the Ole Miss coach. Nutt coached four seasons. It is perhaps not well known that Nutt led Ole Miss to their first consecutive New Year's Day bowl games in fifty years. After Nutt's team went 1-15 in SEC play his last two seasons as Coach Orgeron failed to continue to retain the players he recruited after no longer being on the Ole Miss payroll, Nutt was let go. A 2010 season opening loss to Jack Crowe's Jacksonville State team the morning after getting Oregon transfer QB Jeremiah Masoli eligible to play caused Nutt to lose staunch supporters.

Nutt's SEC record was 10-22 in four seasons.

Hugh Freeze was a former staff member for Ed Orgeron at Ole Miss. He was nicknamed "Snake" by his high school prodigy Michael Oher for trying to leverage his ties to land a job on Phillip Fulmer's staff at Tennessee. After Oher decided to attend his family's school, Freeze followed him Ole Miss. Freeze enjoys a heavy reliance on gadget plays. During Oher's senior season, Freeze was convinced to utilize a running game behind Oher.

On his own, Freeze led Arkansas State to a 10-2 regular season mark in 2011 and was hired in early December to replace Nutt.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 08, 2012, 03:41:29 pm
Vandy

Watson Brown had been 4-29 in SEC games when he was let go following the 1990 season at his alma mater to become the OC at Mississippi State.

Gerry Dinardo was the offensive coordinator at Colorado in 1990, the year Bill McCartney's team won the national championship. After going 1-10 in each of Watson Brown's last two seasons, Vandy went 5-6 in three of four seasons with Dinardo. Dinardo was SEC Coach of the Year for 1991. Dinardo's SEC record was 9-22 and he was hired by LSU.

Rod Dowhower had been a head coach at Stanford and for the Indianapolis Colts. He had been idle for one season after serving as an NFL assistant for seven seasons when he took the Vandy job starting with the 1995 season. Dowhower was 1-15 in SEC games in his two seasons at Vandy.

Woody Widenhofer had been the head coach at Missouri in the 80's. He was DC at Vandy when he was promoted to replace Dowhower. His 1997 team led the SEC in total defense but went 0-8 in conference games. In his five seasons at Vandy, Woody's teams had an SEC record of 4-36. In 2010, Widenhofer was working at a highway toll booth in the Florida panhandle.

Bobby Johnson had been the head coach at Furman for eight seasons when he took the Vandy job to begin the 2002 season. In 2005 Vandy went 3-5 with Jay Cutler at QB including a highway robbery at Ben Hill Griffin. In 2008, Johnson's team went 7-6 and Vandy got their first bowl win since 1955. Johnson was Co-SEC Coach of the Year. After a 2-10 and 0-8 SEC mark in 2009, Johnson resigned on July 14, 2010. Bobby Johnson's SEC record in eight seasons was 12-52 including a 4-4 mark in 2008.

Robbie Caldwell, the offensive line coach, claimed he was lining the practice field when he was informed of a meeting naming him head coach. He killed at SEC Media Days and the interim tag was removed from his title. With a 28-14 over Houston Nutt's Ole Miss Rebels in Oxford, Caldwell became Vandy's first coach to win his road debut since 1975. Vandy went 1-7 in the SEC and Caldwell announced his resignation just before Vandy's last game against Wake Forest. This touched off a three-week coaching search.

James Franklin, the offensive coordinator at Maryland, became the first black head coach of a major sport at Vanderbilt. Franklin's 2011 team earned a bowl bid, Vandy's fourth ever, and finished 6-7 with a Liberty Bowl loss. His team was 2-6 in the SEC. 
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 10, 2012, 10:29:15 am
A&M

Mike Sherman was hired in November 2007 to replace Dennis Franchione. Sherman's team won the last six regular season games of the '10 season. In 2011 they made the Top 10 but lost three games in which they held double digit half time leads. End of season top five teams Oklahoma State and Arkansas were the first two teams to accomplish the come-from-behind win. Sherman was fired on Dec. 1.

DC Tim DeRuyter was the interim coach for A&M's Meineke Car Care bowl game victory. DeRuyter is now the head coach at Fresno State.

Kevin Sumlin will be A&M's head coach as they enter the SEC. Sumlin coached Houston for four years. In 2011, his only loss was to So. Miss. in the C-USA championship game.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 14, 2012, 12:48:17 pm
Kentucky

Jerry Claiborne had a harrowing plane ride while recruiting and resigned from coaching after the 1989 season and a 6-5 mark.

Bill Curry left Bama to become Kentucky's coach and was there from 1990 to 1996. 1993 was his most accomplished team going 6-6 and losing the Peach Bowl on a late fumble by a linebacker after an interception. In 1996, Curry put true freshman Tim Couch in his first starting role running the option against Florida. That was the final straw. Curry's SEC record was 14-40 in seven seasons. His teams were 12-12 in non-conference games. After some TV analyst work, Curry is now coaching Georgia State.

Hal Mumme brought his Air Raid attack from Valdosta State to start the 1997 season. He brought characters on his staff like Tony Franklin and Mike Leach. AD CM Newton wanted "the Pitino of football" to raise fan excitement. His unorthodox style led to kicking off out of bounds ("I've got future CPAs trying to tackle future NFL players"), frequent on-side kicks, and laying down to give up seven for a shot at getting eight. Mumme's team got UK's first win over Bama since the 20's. In '98 with help from a UK alum being Outback's CEO, UK got their first and to-date last New Year's Day Bowl since the 50's. Couch and Co. were held down by Jerry Sandusky's defense. Penn State later vacated that bowl win. Mumme's 2000 team went 0-8 in the SEC ending his UK career along with a scandal involving his academic coordinator. Mumme's SEC record over four seasons was 10-22.  Two teams went 4-4 which was only good for 4th in the SEC east in '97 and '98.

Guy Morriss, UK's Offensive Line Coach and Associate Head Coach was named interim coach for the 2001 season (2-9) and head coach for 2002 (7-5, ineligible for post season due to sanctions from the Claude Bassett incident). Morriss was doused with Gatorade in a premature player celebration before Nick Saban's LSU team completed a 75-yard TD pass on the last play for a win. Morriss left UK for Baylor. His SEC record was 4-12.

Rich Brooks was named the head of the UK's football coach search committee by his former Oregon Athletic Adminstrator Mitch Barnhart. Brooks recommended himself. The former coach of the Rams had a rough start going 4-20 in SEC games in his first three seasons. He was owned by Bobby Petrino and UofL who got UK to move their season opener to the third game of the season in years that UK was home team in part to get it off of national television. In 2006 after getting blown out LSU, Brooks' team turned it around to finish third in the SEC-E at 4-4. After upsetting then top ten UofL now coached by Steve Kragthorpe and number LSU in multiple overtimes, UK was briefly in the Top Ten. Brooks got UK into a school record four consecutive bowl games. He resigned after the 2009 season to turn the program over to his long time coach-in-waiting, Joker Phillips. Brooks seven season SEC record was 16-39. He could not get a win over Florida nor Tennessee. The Tennessee and Florida streaks were the longest futility streaks in the NCAA for one team against another stretching into the 80's.

Joker Phillips was UK's recruiting coordinator who set up their '06 and '07 teams. Phillips became the coach-in-waiting and UK's recruiting appeared to suffer. Phillips' team extended UK's bowl streak in 2010 but lost in the BBVA Compass Bowl. His 2011 team lost to UofL with good friend and Batesville native Charlie Strong at the helm. It was UK's first loss to UofL since Petrino left. UK won their last game over Tennessee breaking the 26-year futility streak by using WR Matt Burke in his first UK duty ever at QB. Phillips is thought to be on the hot seat in Lexington. His SEC record in two seasons is 4-12.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 15, 2012, 07:32:22 am
Report: Bill Curry to retire after 2012 Georgia State season (http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-state-sports/2012/08/14/legendary-curry-to-retire-after-2012-gsu-season/)
 
Quote
Georgia State’s Bill Curry will retire from coaching football at the end of the season, according to a person familiar with the decision. He told the team at a meeting this morning before practice starts. As part of his message, Curry told the team to not let any of their potential go unused.

A press conference will be held at 1 p.m. today.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2012, 10:46:09 am
There is an unsubstantiated rumor that Dooley offered to resign after the Kentucky loss last season if Tennessee would give him a $5 million buyout.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2012, 02:30:42 pm
Kentucky

Jerry Claiborne had a harrowing plane ride while recruiting and resigned from coaching after the 1989 season and a 6-5 mark.

Bill Curry left Bama to become Kentucky's coach and was there from 1990 to 1996. 1993 was his most accomplished team going 6-6 and losing the Peach Bowl on a late fumble by a linebacker after an interception. In 1996, Curry put true freshman Tim Couch in his first starting role running the option against Florida. That was the final straw. Curry's SEC record was 14-40 in seven seasons. His teams were 12-12 in non-conference games. After some TV analyst work, Curry is now coaching Georgia State.

Hal Mumme brought his Air Raid attack from Valdosta State to start the 1997 season. He brought characters on his staff like Tony Franklin and Mike Leach. AD CM Newton wanted "the Pitino of football" to raise fan excitement. His unorthodox style led to kicking off out of bounds ("I've got future CPAs trying to tackle future NFL players"), frequent on-side kicks, and laying down to give up seven for a shot at getting eight. Mumme's team got UK's first win over Bama since the 20's. In '98 with help from a UK alum being Outback's CEO, UK got their first and to-date last New Year's Day Bowl since the 50's. Couch and Co. were held down by Jerry Sandusky's defense. Penn State later vacated that bowl win. Mumme's 2000 team went 0-8 in the SEC ending his UK career along with a scandal involving his academic coordinator. Mumme's SEC record over four seasons was 10-22.  Two teams went 4-4 which was only good for 4th in the SEC east in '97 and '98.

Guy Morriss, UK's Offensive Line Coach and Associate Head Coach was named interim coach for the 2001 season (2-9) and head coach for 2002 (7-5, ineligible for post season due to sanctions from the Claude Bassett incident). Morriss was doused with Gatorade in a premature player celebration before Nick Saban's LSU team completed a 75-yard TD pass on the last play for a win. Morriss left UK for Baylor. His SEC record was 4-12.

Rich Brooks was named the head of the UK's football coach search committee by his former Oregon Athletic Adminstrator Mitch Barnhart. Brooks recommended himself. The former coach of the Rams had a rough start going 4-20 in SEC games in his first three seasons. He was owned by Bobby Petrino and UofL who got UK to move their season opener to the third game of the season in years that UK was home team in part to get it off of national television. In 2006 after getting blown out LSU, Brooks' team turned it around to finish third in the SEC-E at 4-4. After upsetting then top ten UofL now coached by Steve Kragthorpe and number LSU in multiple overtimes, UK was briefly in the Top Ten. Brooks got UK into a school record four consecutive bowl games. He resigned after the 2009 season to turn the program over to his long time coach-in-waiting, Joker Phillips. Brooks seven season SEC record was 16-39. He could not get a win over Florida nor Tennessee. The Tennessee and Florida streaks were the longest futility streaks in the NCAA for one team against another stretching into the 80's.

Joker Phillips was UK's recruiting coordinator who set up their '06 and '07 teams. Phillips became the coach-in-waiting and UK's recruiting appeared to suffer. Phillips' team extended UK's bowl streak in 2010 but lost in the BBVA Compass Bowl. His 2011 team lost to UofL with good friend and Batesville native Charlie Strong at the helm. It was UK's first loss to UofL since Petrino left. UK won their last game over Tennessee breaking the 26-year futility streak by using WR Matt Burke in his first UK duty ever at QB. Phillips is thought to be on the hot seat in Lexington. His SEC record in two seasons is 4-12. Joker Phillips was fired ten games into the 2012 season after a 1-9 start. It is not yet determined whether Phillips will finish the season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2012, 07:50:20 am
Scarblog: Auburn has changed head coaches four times since 1980, and not once because the man on his way out the door was leaving for another job. (http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2012/11/scarbinsky_history_says_auburn.html)
 
Quote
It looked bleak in 1980. Doug Barfield went 5-6 overall, 0-6 in the SEC, and lost 42-0 to Tennessee. Auburn’s Iron Bowl losing streak was at eight and counting.

The Tigers, after watching Vince Dooley get cold feet, after interviewing Bobby Bowden, Dan Reaves and Jackie Sherrill, hired Pat Dye from Wyoming. Three years later, they went 11-1, won the SEC and were named national champions by the New York Times.

Things looked dim again in 1992. Dye was forced to resign in the middle of an NCAA investigation that would cost the program a two-year postseason and TV ban. His last team went 2-5-1 in the SEC and lost his last game 17-0 to an Alabama team en route to a national title.

Auburn hired Terry Bowden from Samford. The next year, the Tigers went 11-0 and finished No. 4 in the nation.

The dark cloud returned in 1998. Bowden quit at midseason before he could be fired. The team went 3-8 overall and 1-7 in the SEC.

Auburn hired Tommy Tuberville from Ole Miss. Two years later, the Tigers went 9-2 in the regular season, capping it off with a 9-0 win in Tuscaloosa and an SEC West title.

The next eclipse arrived in 2008. Tuberville’s farewell produced a 5-7 overall mark and a 2-6 SEC record. The bitter end was a 36-0 defeat at Alabama.

Auburn hired Gene Chizik from Iowa State. Two years later, the Tigers went 14-0 and won the BCS national championship.

Conventional wisdom says that anyone can win 10 games at Alabama because every head coach there since Bear Bryant has, at least once, but what about Auburn? Each of the last four head coaches there has won at least 11 games in a season at least once. Each of the last three head coaches there has had an undefeated season, and two of those perfect records came with a national championship coach on the Alabama sideline.

So Auburn has managed to win a few games when Alabama wasn’t coached by Bill Curry or Mike Shula.

History tells us that, not unlike Alabama, Auburn has a deep-seated need to be good in football and the well-heeled means to make it happen. At least in the short term. No matter who the school hires to get it done.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: msudawgs64 on November 15, 2012, 12:44:27 am
hey jbcarol..long time...actually one correction though..Croom actually won the only bowl game (Liberty Bowl) his team played in..

Beat UCF 10-3 in probably the most boring show of offense in a bowl game I have ever witnessed.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2012, 08:16:35 am
hey jbcarol..long time...actually one correction though..Croom actually won the only bowl game (Liberty Bowl) his team played in..

Beat UCF 10-3 in probably the most boring show of offense in a bowl game I have ever witnessed.



Thanks Dawg!  Don't be a stranger!

We had many discussions on the Croom "West Coast Offense" back in the day.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2012, 10:08:17 am
Tennessee

Johnny Majors was the '56 Heisman runner-up running the WildVol. Many Tennessee fans considered him the nation's best player on a winning team. He coached a national championship team at Pitt and returned to his alma mater, a hero. Majors' last season as the Vol HC was the expansion year of '92. Poised to move to #1 in the polls, Tennessee saw a last second FG by visiting Arkansas send the capacity crowd into a tizzy.  After Majors misses early season games recovering from heart surgery, it is believed that long-time OL coach Phil Fulmer worked the administration and eased Majors out of the HC job. Majors' official SEC record during the expansion era was 3-3 (57-40-3 overall).

Vols fans watched Peyton Manning lose early season match ups to Florida in each of his four years in that era prior to the four-team playoff. In 1998, current USC assistant T Martin led Fulmer's team to his BCS national championship and national coach of the year honors.

Fulmer's SEC record, including a forfeit courtesy of Bama, was 98-34 which prorates to about 6-2. Fulmer had seven seasons with 7-1 or 8-0 conference records. He was 81-19 in SEC play prior to the '05 season. He was let go after needing a win over Kentucky to finish 5th in the SEC East in 2008.

Lane Kiffin was fired four games into the 2008 season by Al Davis and the Raiders. In the NFL that's okay, just don't voluntarily leave before the season ends. Mike Hamilton hired Kiffin to replace Fulmer and he brought Monte Kiffin and Ed Orgeron as top assistants.

Kiffin attempted to bring USC tradition to Knoxville while intentionally pushing Volunteer tradition into the background. He also publicly took on Urban Meyer and constantly put Mike Slive on edge. In an early season Florida game, Kiffin played a deliberate style that allowed Tennessee to cover the spread and claim a morale victory [phrase intentionally chosen as the words "moral" and "victory" together in this context would be an oxymoron].

Kiffin left for USC after posting an SEC conference record of 4-4. Students set small fires near the athletic administration building, burning mattresses and Kiffin paraphernalia.

Despite rumors ranging from Jon Gruden to Texas coach-in-waiting Will Muschamp, the Vols hired the son of former UGa coach Vince Dooley. Derek Dooley was the AD and head football coach at LaTech where he had gone 12-12 in WAC games.

At Tennessee, Dooley has an SEC conference record of 4-12 in two seasons including the Vols first back-to-back losing records since the '10-11 teams prior to WWI. In his first season, Dooley twice was heading to mid-field in celebration only to have an official's decision upon review ultimately reverse the game outcome. Dooley claimed to go "8-5 in post-game handshakes." His '11 team snapped a 26-game winning streak over Kentucky [the longest single school domination over another in the FBS]. Kentucky was forced to use a senior WR at the QB position. Tennessee failed to go to a bowl game due to the loss. Some believe the younger players didn't want to go bowling.

After starting 0-7 in the SEC and losing big to Vandy, Derek Dooley was fired. He would not coach the last game against Kentucky due to "consideration for the players". He finished 4-19 in SEC games. OC Jim Chaney was named interim for the game formerly known as The Battle of the Beer Barrel.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2012, 06:23:46 pm
Bama
 ...
Franchione was reportedly offered $15 million for 10 years but left Bama for A&M to replace RC Slocum. He did bid farewell to the players via videoconference so Dani did not feel compelled to make the trip to College Station and dress him down.

Franchione was 10-6 in SEC games.


Mike Price's Washington State team had whupped Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl 34-14 and he was hired to succeed Franchione. In Pensacola, Price wound up with private dancer Destiny Stahl and never coached a game at Bama.

There's rarely a more biting media account than from one who covers the school last spurned. "Mike Price went into hard-boozing, hard-partying Tuscaloosa after more than a decade in rural, brew-sipping Pullman and made the mistake of believing he was invited to the party as a participant rather than a myopic chaperone.

"His first mistake was to try to make football practice fun and to publicly flaunt that fact in a place where having fun at that level of college football is heresy.

"His second mistake was to get drunk and make a fool of himself before earning his stripes."

"It's bad, especially because he's married," said daughter Brooke. "Come on, use some common sense!"
She's 11. (http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Go-2-Guy-Mike-Price-never-figured-his-date-with-1113965.php)


The Miami Dolphins QB coach was hired in May 2003 and at the time was the second youngest coach in D1...

Joe Schad ‏@schadjoe
Mike Price retirement is official

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 20, 2012, 03:13:26 pm
Chaney: “I have no idea what a head coach does.”

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2012, 09:49:18 am
Auburn

Pat Dye had coached Wyoming for one season when he interviewed for the Auburn job as AD and head football coach following the 1980 season. Dye apparently correctly answered, "sixty minutes" when asked how long it would take him to beat Bama. He replaced Doug Barfield who had followed Shug Jordan. He replaced the coach who replaced he legend.  Dye was 48-27-3 in SEC games with his last season being the first expansion season of '92. He was 2-5-1 and fifth in the SEC-W.

Pat Dye lost his AD position following the '91 season. NCAA sanctions were levied for payments to Eric Ramsey. Corky and Larry Blakeney were implicated via tape recordings. Auburn currently plays home games on Pat Dye Field in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Beginning with the '93 season, Terry Bowden was hired from Samford, and inherited scholarship reductions, a one-year television ban, and a two-year postseason ban. Bowden became the first coach to have an undefeated first season in D1. He was 14-1-1 in the SEC after two seasons with no post-season experience including a 20-game winning streak. He was 16-13 in conference over the next four seasons with his last Auburn team, the '98 team, finishing 6th in the SEC-W.

Bowden was replaced mid-season in '98 by DC Bill Oliver. Oliver finished 0-3 in the SEC and retired from football coaching when he did not get the Auburn job for the '99 season.

Camden native Tommy Tuberville had gone 12-20 at Ole Miss when they "carried him out of Oxford in a pine box" and hired him at Auburn.

Tuberville was 51-29 in SEC games over his tenure from '99 thru '08. He was National Coach of the Year in '04, the year his team was SEC champs. His 13-0 team was not included in the era prior to the four-team play-off.

Following a 2-6 SEC record in '08, Jay Jacobs claimed that Tuberville resigned. He received a $5.1 million separation package.

Gene Chizik was a prominent name on hot seat lists at Iowa State following a 0-8 Big 12 North run in '08. Jacobs met some criticism when hiring the former Auburn DC.

Chizik was 15-9 in SEC games after three seasons. He was national coach of the year in '10 when his team went 14-0 winning the BCS-NC and SEC-CG.

Chizik was fired after an 0-8 SEC finish in '12, the first school to ever finish seventh in the SEC-West (due to addition of A&M). He became the first coach to be fired after winning the National Championship within two years in at least the last fifty (FIFTY!) years. Chizik's final SEC regular season record was 15-17*.

*7-17 without Cam.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: Piggfoot on November 26, 2012, 07:14:39 pm
1. Frank Broyles came after one year as head coach at Mizzou. Was HC from 1958-1976
    Record (144-58-5) Bowls (4-6)
    8- 9+win seasons ; 5- 50% or less seasons

2. Lou Holtz came from Jets( 1 year), via William and Mary and NC State
    Record (60-21-2) Bowls (3-2-1)
    5-8+ win seasons ; 1- 6-5 season and was fired

3. Kenny Hatfield came from Air Force
    Record (55-17-1) Bowls (1-5)
    5- 9+win seasons worst season was 7-5 and was fired. ( initally reported he quit)

4. Jack Crowe  Offensive coord for Hatfield.
    Record ( 9-15) fired after losing to the Citadel in his third year

5. Joe Kines Defensive Coor. for Hatfield
    (3-6-1)

6. Danny Ford hired as a consultant to Kines 20 years at Clemson ( one NC)
    Record (26-30-1) 1 bowl loss
    Record (6-4-1) (8-5) 3 seasons (4-7) fired

7. Houston Nutt Came from Boise State via Murry State
    record (75-48) Bowls (2-6)
    4- 9+ win seasons ; 2- 50% or less wins

8- Bobby Petrino Came from Falcons via Louisville via 20 years as an Asst in college and Pros
    Record (34-17) Bowls (2-1)
    2- 9+win seasons--Worst season 5-7

9. JLS- no comment.

Which ones were home run Hires?
Those three after Hatfield were the Razorbacks darkest days.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2012, 08:29:06 am
http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2012/11/27/the-biggest-sec-coaching-turnover-since-2004

John Clay: 2004 was the last time the SEC had so many coaching changes in the season.

Florida fired Ron Zook, Ole Miss fired David Cutcliffe, South Carolina’s Lou Holtz retired and LSU’s Nick Saban left for the NFL. In 2005, Urban Meyer was the new head coach at Florida, Ed Orgeron was at Ole Miss, Steve Spurrier at South Carolina and Les Miles at LSU. Just two of those four coaches are still at those schools.

[A table in the linked article lists the SEC Coaching exits since 1992.

The Vandy coach who replaced Bobby Johnson for one season is omitted.]

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2012, 04:54:48 pm
http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2012/11/sec_teams_with_least_coaching.html

SEC teams with least coaching turnover since 1981? It's Auburn, Tennessee, UGa

Auburn has had four head coaches since Dye was hired in 1981. So has Georgia and Tennessee in the last 31 years.

Auburn and Tennessee will make it five head coaches soon. Auburn is looking to replace Gene Chizik. Tennessee is replacing Derek Dooley.

We chose 1981 for the list below, which is certainly an arbitrary, odd and perhaps unfair date for all the other teams, but it's the one we're using because that's when Dye arrived. We didn't count any interim coaches who finished a season, and there were quite a few in the league, but did count John L. Smith at Arkansas because he coached the entire 2012 season.

Here's a look at the head coaches since 1981 among current SEC members:
...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2012, 09:34:36 pm
(http://johnclay.bloginky.com/files/2012/12/barnhartstoops2.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2012, 08:21:15 am
Kentucky

Jerry Claiborne had a harrowing plane ride while recruiting and resigned from coaching after the 1989 season and a 6-5 mark.

Bill Curry left Bama to become Kentucky's coach and was there from 1990 to 1996. 1993 was his most accomplished team going 6-6 and losing the Peach Bowl on a late fumble by a linebacker after an interception. In 1996, Curry put true freshman Tim Couch in his first starting role running the option against Florida. That was the final straw. Curry's SEC record was 14-40 in seven seasons. His teams were 12-12 in non-conference games. After some TV analyst work, Curry is now coaching Georgia State.

Hal Mumme brought his Air Raid attack from Valdosta State to start the 1997 season. He brought characters on his staff like Tony Franklin and Mike Leach. AD CM Newton wanted "the Pitino of football" to raise fan excitement. His unorthodox style led to kicking off out of bounds ("I've got future CPAs trying to tackle future NFL players"), frequent on-side kicks, and laying down to give up seven for a shot at getting eight. Mumme's team got UK's first win over Bama since the 20's. In '98 with help from a UK alum being Outback's CEO, UK got their first and to-date last New Year's Day Bowl since the 50's. Couch and Co. were held down by Jerry Sandusky's defense. Penn State later vacated that bowl win. Mumme's 2000 team went 0-8 in the SEC ending his UK career along with a scandal involving his academic coordinator. Mumme's SEC record over four seasons was 10-22.  Two teams went 4-4 which was only good for 4th in the SEC east in '97 and '98.

Guy Morriss, UK's Offensive Line Coach and Associate Head Coach was named interim coach for the 2001 season (2-9) and head coach for 2002 (7-5, ineligible for post season due to sanctions from the Claude Bassett incident). Morriss was doused with Gatorade in a premature player celebration before Nick Saban's LSU team completed a 75-yard TD pass on the last play for a win. Morriss left UK for Baylor. His SEC record was 4-12.

Rich Brooks was named the head of the UK's football coach search committee by his former Oregon Athletic Adminstrator Mitch Barnhart. Brooks recommended himself. The former coach of the Rams had a rough start going 4-20 in SEC games in his first three seasons. He was owned by Bobby Petrino and UofL who got UK to move their season opener to the third game of the season in years that UK was home team in part to get it off of national television. In 2006 after getting blown out LSU, Brooks' team turned it around to finish third in the SEC-E at 4-4. After upsetting then top ten UofL now coached by Steve Kragthorpe and number LSU in multiple overtimes, UK was briefly in the Top Ten. Brooks got UK into a school record four consecutive bowl games. He resigned after the 2009 season to turn the program over to his long time coach-in-waiting, Joker Phillips. Brooks seven season SEC record was 16-39. He could not get a win over Florida nor Tennessee. The Tennessee and Florida streaks were the longest futility streaks in the NCAA for one team against another stretching into the 80's.

Joker Phillips was UK's recruiting coordinator who set up their '06 and '07 teams. Phillips became the coach-in-waiting and UK's recruiting appeared to suffer. Phillips' team extended UK's bowl streak in 2010 but lost in the BBVA Compass Bowl. His 2011 team lost to UofL with good friend and Batesville native Charlie Strong at the helm. It was UK's first loss to UofL since Petrino left. UK won their last game over Tennessee breaking the 26-year futility streak by using WR Matt Burke in his first UK duty ever at QB. Phillips is thought to be on the hot seat in Lexington.  Joker Phillips was fired ten games into the 2012 season after a 1-9 start and he finished the season 0-8 in the SEC. His SEC record was 4-20. Phillips was hired by Will Muschamp to be Recruiting Coordinator and WR Coach at Florida.

Kentucky hired Florida State Defensive Coordinator Mark Stoops, 45, to replace Phillips. Former UK QB and Fox Sports Network SEC analyst Tim Couch is reported to have been key in helping bring Stoops to UK. This is Stoops' first head coaching position.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2012, 12:08:14 pm
It has happened but it has been relatively rare for an SEC school to hire a coach who had led a team to a BCS level bowl game unless they had taken a detour through the NFL.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2012, 09:14:46 am
It has happened but it has been relatively rare for an SEC school to hire a coach who had led a team to a BCS level bowl game unless they had taken a detour through the NFL.

MrSEC: Bret Bielema is a “name” coach.  Usually, “name” coaches from successful Top 15 programs don’t leave for other programs unless that new program is the coach’s good old alma mater.  But Arkansas AD Jeff Long snagged Wisconsin’s coach just days after he’d wrapped up his third Rose Bowl invite in a row.

That in itself is a coup. (http://www.mrsec.com/2012/12/the-bielema-era-begins-in-fayetteville/)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2012, 07:50:41 am
Mo Egger ‏@MoEgger1530
I never really felt like Butch Jones connected with the fan base. Good coach, not irreplaceable. UC will be fine. Go to games.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2012, 05:34:14 pm
Auburn

Pat Dye had coached Wyoming for one season when he interviewed for the Auburn job as AD and head football coach following the 1980 season. Dye apparently correctly answered, "sixty minutes" when asked how long it would take him to beat Bama. He replaced Doug Barfield who had followed Shug Jordan. He replaced the coach who replaced he legend.  Dye was 48-27-3 in SEC games with his last season being the first expansion season of '92. He was 2-5-1 and fifth in the SEC-W.

Pat Dye lost his AD position following the '91 season. NCAA sanctions were levied for payments to Eric Ramsey. Corky and Larry Blakeney were implicated via tape recordings. Auburn currently plays home games on Pat Dye Field in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Beginning with the '93 season, Terry Bowden was hired from Samford, and inherited scholarship reductions, a one-year television ban, and a two-year postseason ban. Bowden became the first coach to have an undefeated first season in D1. He was 14-1-1 in the SEC after two seasons with no post-season experience including a 20-game winning streak. He was 16-13 in conference over the next four seasons with his last Auburn team, the '98 team, finishing 6th in the SEC-W.

Bowden was replaced mid-season in '98 by DC Bill Oliver. Oliver finished 0-3 in the SEC and retired from football coaching when he did not get the Auburn job for the '99 season.

Camden native Tommy Tuberville had gone 12-20 at Ole Miss when they "carried him out of Oxford in a pine box" and hired him at Auburn.

Tuberville was 51-29 in SEC games over his tenure from '99 thru '08. From '99 to 2002, a young Whit Babcock was a part of the Auburn athletic adminstration. Babcock is the University of Cincinnati who hired Tuberville from Texas Tech on December 8, 2012 as their new head coach to replace Butch Jones who was hired the day before to coach Tennessee.

Tuberville was National Coach of the Year in '04, the year his team was SEC champs. His 13-0 team was not included in the era prior to the four-team play-off.

Following a 2-6 SEC record in '08, Jay Jacobs claimed that Tuberville resigned. He received a $5.1 million separation package.

Gene Chizik was a prominent name on hot seat lists at Iowa State following a 0-8 Big 12 North run in '08. Jacobs met some criticism when hiring the former Auburn DC.

Chizik was 15-9 in SEC games after three seasons. He was national coach of the year in '10 when his team went 14-0 winning the BCS-NC and SEC-CG.

Chizik was fired after an 0-8 SEC finish in '12, the first school to ever finish seventh in the SEC-West (due to addition of A&M). He became the first coach to be fired after winning the National Championship within two years in at least the last fifty (FIFTY!) years. Chizik's final SEC regular season record was 15-17, 7-17 without Cam Newton.

Auburn hired Gus Malzahn who just finished his first season as a head coach at Arkansas State winning the Sun Belt title. Malzahn was OC at Auburn from 2009-11 before taking a cut in pay to take the Arkansas State job. Malzahn left the Arkansas high school coaching ranks to join five of his Springdale state champion players as OC at Arkansas. He left after one season with Houston Nutt when David Lee was announced to be Co-OC. Malzahn was OC at Tulsa before taking the Auburn Offensive Coordinator position for Gene Chizik.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: havok on December 14, 2012, 09:05:44 am
Wonder if Coach Malzahn would give El-Dorkmeister a Recommendation to some AAA High School for a Head Coaching Job.. 

Sweet Justice... whether you like Coach Malzahn or not.. I find it entertaining that he is a HC of an SEC school, and Nutt, the twice fired little school girl is unemployed. 
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 24, 2012, 01:32:42 pm
Before the sun rose in New Orleans after Alabama’s 34-13 dismantling of the Miami Hurricanes in the Jan. 1, 1993, Sugar Bowl, the seeds of UA’s downfall to some of the lowest points in the program’s history began to take root.

And it started with, of all things, a signature on a cocktail napkin.

Alabama defensive back Antonio Langham, partying after the game in the French Quarter, signed what turned out to be an agreement with a fledgling sports agent, a friend of a relative who wanted Langham to forgo his senior season at UA to enter the National Football League draft.

Langham decided, instead, to stay for another year before becoming a first-round pick, but that signature would haunt Alabama for more than a decade. The NCAA ultimately determined that Langham was ineligible for the 1993 season and stripped Alabama of eight wins and a tie in that 30-0-1 streak for his participation.

UA was sanctioned with probation. Years later, when the NCAA ruled an Alabama booster guilty of paying for the services of Memphis recruit Albert Means while the school was still on probation, UA was hit with severe scholarship cuts and a two-year bowl ban that crippled the program – the penalties enhanced because transgressions occurred while Alabama was still on probation that stemmed from the Langham agent violations.

Under those sanctions, an era of mediocrity ensued: a coaching carousel from Mike DuBose to Dennis Franchione to Mike Price (who was dismissed before ever coaching a game) to Mike Shula, with a smattering of losing seasons and no sustained success.

Behind the scenes, however, there was more at work. While Alabama was playing its way to the 1992 national championship, the campus was overrun with investigators.

“Every time I looked up there was someone down here from the NCAA,” said Tom Jones, retired dean of the UA law school and Alabama’s faculty athletics representative at the time. “Every rumor on the street, they’d have someone down here.”

Those rumors centered on Gene Jelks, a former UA player who had alleged that he received money from Alabama boosters and former assistant coach Jerry Pullen.

Pullen filed suit against Jelks in Georgia, and documents made public through discovery showed that Jelks had been paid thousands of dollars through his attorney. Although the lawsuit was dismissed, Jelks declared that the money had come from Auburn supporters who wanted to use him to land Alabama on NCAA probation...

http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20121224/news/121229943
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2012, 08:35:44 am
Tennessee

Johnny Majors was the '56 Heisman runner-up running the WildVol. Many Tennessee fans considered him the nation's best player on a winning team. He coached a national championship team at Pitt and returned to his alma mater, a hero. Majors' last season as the Vol HC was the expansion year of '92. Poised to move to #1 in the polls, Tennessee saw a last second FG by visiting Arkansas send the capacity crowd into a tizzy.  After Majors misses early season games recovering from heart surgery, it is believed that long-time OL coach Phil Fulmer worked the administration and eased Majors out of the HC job. Majors' official SEC record during the expansion era was 3-3 (57-40-3 overall).

Vols fans watched Peyton Manning lose early season match ups to Florida in each of his four years in that era prior to the four-team playoff. In 1998, current USC assistant T Martin led Fulmer's team to his BCS national championship and national coach of the year honors.

Fulmer's SEC record, including a forfeit courtesy of Bama, was 98-34 which prorates to about 6-2. Fulmer had seven seasons with 7-1 or 8-0 conference records. He was 81-19 in SEC play prior to the '05 season. He was let go after needing a win over Kentucky to finish 5th in the SEC East in 2008.

Lane Kiffin was fired four games into the 2008 season by Al Davis and the Raiders. In the NFL that's okay, just don't voluntarily leave before the season ends. Mike Hamilton hired Kiffin to replace Fulmer and he brought Monte Kiffin and Ed Orgeron as top assistants.

Kiffin attempted to bring USC tradition to Knoxville while intentionally pushing Volunteer tradition into the background. He also publicly took on Urban Meyer and constantly put Mike Slive on edge. In an early season Florida game, Kiffin played a deliberate style that allowed Tennessee to cover the spread and claim a morale victory [phrase intentionally chosen as the words "moral" and "victory" together in this context would be an oxymoron].

Kiffin left for USC after posting an SEC conference record of 4-4. Students set small fires near the athletic administration building, burning mattresses and Kiffin paraphernalia.

Despite rumors ranging from Jon Gruden to Texas coach-in-waiting Will Muschamp, the Vols hired the son of former UGa coach Vince Dooley. Derek Dooley was the AD and head football coach at LaTech where he had gone 12-12 in WAC games.

At Tennessee, Dooley has an SEC conference record of 4-12 in two seasons including the Vols first back-to-back losing records since the '10-11 teams prior to WWI. In his first season, Dooley twice was heading to mid-field in celebration only to have an official's decision upon review ultimately reverse the game outcome. Dooley claimed to go "8-5 in post-game handshakes." His '11 team snapped a 26-game winning streak over Kentucky [the longest single school domination over another in the FBS]. Kentucky was forced to use a senior WR at the QB position. Tennessee failed to go to a bowl game due to the loss. Some believe the younger players didn't want to go bowling.

After starting 0-7 in the SEC and losing big to Vandy, Derek Dooley was fired. He would not coach the last game against Kentucky due to "consideration for the players". He finished 4-19 in SEC games. OC Jim Chaney was named interim for the game formerly known as The Battle of the Beer Barrel and led the Vols to their only SEC victory over Kentucky.  Chaney took the OC position at Arkansas.

Tennessee hired Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones after a coaching search process that kept Vol fans on edge.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 07, 2013, 07:01:42 am
Spurrier looked around the room recently at a meeting of SEC head football coaches and couldn't help but notice that he was in the minority.

"I got to thinking, 'Where are all the guys who played football in this league over the last 30-some years?'" Spurrier recounted. "You don't see many former players from the league coming back [to the SEC] to be head coaches anymore."

Over the past decade, there have been a few such as former Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom (Alabama), former Kentucky coach Joker Phillips (Kentucky) and former Auburn coach Gene Chizik (Florida). And before Nick Saban took over at Alabama, former Alabama quarterback Mike Shula headed up the Crimson Tide's program.

Currently, though, Spurrier and Florida's Will Muschamp are the only two. Matter of fact, more of the current SEC head coaches played their football in the Big Ten -- Arkansas' Bret Bielema and Kentucky's Mark Stoops at Iowa, LSU's Les Miles at Michigan and Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin at Purdue.

I guess if you can't beat them, then join them … right?

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9348091/sec-coaching-criteria-changed-years

From the article photo caption: "They don't make them like former SEC coaches Pat Dye and Vince Dooley anymore."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on June 07, 2013, 09:56:20 am
From the article photo caption: "They don't make them like former SEC coaches Pat Dye and Vince Dooley anymore."

As far as Pat Dye is concerned then thank goodness!
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: TeufelHog on June 07, 2013, 09:59:20 am
I've always wondered if either of the Manning brother's would ever come back to the SEC and coach a team
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: Inhogswetrust on June 07, 2013, 10:01:01 am
I've always wondered if either of the Manning brother's would ever come back to the SEC and coach a team

One went to tenner the other to old misses. I don't care if they ever come back to coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: tusked on June 07, 2013, 10:12:22 am
 :)  dang carpet baggers......first they take our money......now they take our football......whats next our cousins.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2013, 07:23:33 pm
From Frank Beamer to Gary Andersen: The length of tenure of all FBS coaches at their current school (http://d1scourse.typepad.com/blog/2013/01/a-look-at-the-length-of-current-fbs-coaching-tenures-from-1-to-125.html)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 18, 2013, 12:07:39 pm
It's the $3.1 million dollar question: How did an ole college linebacker at Purdue later earn a reputation as an offensive mastermind? A&M coach Kevin Sumlin is happy to answer.

As a graduate assistant at Washington State starting in 1989, but Cougars coach Mike Price shifted Sumlin to the offensive side of the ball. (http://www.expressnews.com/sports/college_sports/aggies/article/Washington-St-stint-gave-Sumlin-direction-4603102.php?t=8f5907a745c6ed8151)

Quote
Sumlin said Price told him:

“First thing I want you to do is move to offense, and we're a little bit different than a lot of people on that side of the ball. We'll have one back and no backs and motion and all kinds of stuff that a lot of people don't really do, and a lot of them don't understand. But it gives us a chance to win. If you learn what we're doing and you want to coach, you'll have a job forever.”

In 2002, A&M coach R.C. Slocum tried boosting his sagging offense by promoting Sumlin from receivers coach to offensive coordinator four games in, and the results were immediate...

No word on whether Price showed him a good time in the greater Pullman area.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2013, 12:06:59 pm
Winningest SEC Football Coaches from 1992 to present (SEC regular season games only)

Coach           SEC Wins  Pct
Steve Spurrier    122     75%
Phil Fulmer          96     74%
Mark Richt           67     70%
Tommy Tuberville 64     56%
Nick Saban          63     75%
Houston Nutt        52     46%
Les Miles             47     73%
Jackie Sherrill      39     41%
Urban Meyer        36     75%
Gene Stallings      32     78%

Stallings and Sherrill had SEC wins prior to '92.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2013, 03:39:20 pm
MrSEC: Of the new SEC football coaches, which will be first one gone? (http://mrsec.com/2013/06/of-the-secs-new-football-coaches-wholl-be-the-first-man-gone)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 02, 2013, 08:31:39 am
The Intern: Do coaches who enter the SEC with previous head coaching experience do better than their couterparts with no experience? (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=135695)

Quote
THOSE WITH NO PREVIOUS HEAD COACHING EXPERIENCE
Mark Richt (Georgia)
before UGA: None
during UGA: 118-40 (74.7 win%)

Will Muschamp (Florida)
before Florida: None
during Florida: 18-8 (69.2 win%)

James Franklin (Vanderbilt)
before Vandy: None
during Vandy: 15-11 (57.7 win%)

Dan Mullen (Mississippi State)
before MState: None
during MState: 29-22 (56.9 win%)
Combined SEC Record: 180-81 (69.0 win%)

NEW SEC HEAD COACHES THIS YEAR
Bret Bielema (Arkansas)
before Arkansas: 68-24
during Arkansas: TBD

Gus Malzahn (Auburn)
before Auburn: 9-3
during Auburn: TBD

Butch Jones (Tennessee)
before UT: 50-27
during UT: TBD

Mark Stoops (Kentucky)
before UK: None
during UK: TBD

As we know, two of the SEC coaches with previous experience got it with one year at ASU.

He doesn't have enough here for a significant statistical conclusion. While Mullen and Franklin took care of business in games not against the "Big 7" SEC teams in their first seasons, I don't think Bama or South Carolina would be looking to trade just now.

Mark Richt drew a sweet first coaching assignment and also pads the numbers. There's a point where the dean of current SEC coaches would not be generally considered a coach with no previous experience but factually that is true.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 08, 2013, 10:11:52 am
Anyone headed on vacation to the Florida Panhandle with hopes of catching a glimpse of former Vanderbilt football coach Woody Widenhofer working in a highway tollbooth near Destin can forget it.

Widenhofer turned in his notice, and he and his wife, Sabrina, moved last week from the popular vacation destination. Sabrina, who works for Spirit Airlines, was transferred to Dallas.

Widenhofer worked in the tollbooth for more than three years in perhaps the most bizarre occupation transition ever made by a head coach of an SEC football team.

The Pennsylvania native, who turned 70 this year, had come to love Destin after visiting each year for the SEC Spring Meetings during his time as Vanderbilt’s coach (1997-2001). (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130630/COLUMNIST0203/306300058/2072/sports)

Bulging discs kept Widenhofer from enjoying the Emerald Coast to the level he would have liked.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 11, 2013, 09:32:13 am
From Frank Beamer to Gary Andersen: The length of tenure of all FBS coaches at their current school (http://d1scourse.typepad.com/blog/2013/01/a-look-at-the-length-of-current-fbs-coaching-tenures-from-1-to-125.html)

* In the last year, 30 of the 125 major-college jobs have turned over.

* Kentucky's Mark Stoops, the first hire of the post-2012 season wave, has been on the job longer than 22.8 percent of his fellow FBS coaches. He was hired Nov. 27.

1986
1. Dec. 22 Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech

1990
2. Dec. 3 Larry Blakeney, Troy

1997
3. Dec. 3 Mack Brown, Texas

1998
4. Dec. 1 Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
5. Dec. 2 Kirk Ferentz, Iowa

2000
6. Nov. 30 Gary Pinkel, Missouri
7. Dec. 8 Gary Patterson, Texas Christian
8. Dec. 11 Jim Grobe, Wake Forest
9. Dec. 26 Mark Richt, Georgia

2004
12. Nov. 23 Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
13. Dec. 9 Kyle Whittingham, Utah
14. Dec. 13 Bronco Mendenhall, Brigham Young
15. Dec. 17 Frank Solich, Ohio

2005
16. Jan. 2 Les Miles, Louisiana State
17. Jan. 3 Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
18. Dec. 12 Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee
19. Dec. 16 Chris Petersen, Boise State

2007
23. Jan. 3 Nick Saban, Alabama
24. Jan. 19 David Bailiff, Rice
25. Nov. 28 Art Briles, Baylor
26. Dec. 3 Bo Pelini, Nebraska
27. Dec. 7 Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech
28. Dec. 8 Ken Niumatalolo, Navy
29. Dec. 15 David Cutcliffe, Duke 

2008
30. Jan. 7 June Jones, Southern Methodist
31. Feb. 15 Joey Jones, South Alabama
32. Oct. 13 Dabo Swinney, Clemson
33. Nov. 24 Bill Snyder, Kansas State
34. Dec. 1 Dave Christensen, Wyoming
35. Dec. 6 Steve Sarkisian, Washington
36. Dec. 11 Dan Mullen, Mississippi State

2010
53. Jan. 13 Lane Kiffin, Southern Cal
55. Nov. 30 Don McCarney, North Texas
58. Dec. 11 Will Muschamp, Florida
T-59. Dec. 12 Al Golden, Miami
T-59. Dec. 12 Mark Hudspeth, UL Lafayette
61. Dec. 17 James Franklin, Vanderbilt

2011
64. Jan. 2 Randy Edsall, Maryland
66. Jan. 11 Brady Hoke, Michigan
68. Jan. 13 David Shaw, Stanford
70. Jan. 14 Bill Blankenship, Tulsa
71. June 11 Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia
72. Nov. 17 Bob Davie, New Mexico
73. Nov. 21 Rich Rodriguez, Arizona
73. Nov. 28 Urban Meyer, Ohio State
75. Nov. 30 Mike Leach, Washington State
76. Dec. 4 Garrick McGee, UAB
T-77. Dec. 5 Hugh Freeze, Mississippi
T-80. Dec. 8 Larry Fedora, North Carolina
T-80. Dec. 8 Charlie Weis, Kansas
T-85. Dec. 10 Jim Mora, UCLA
T-85. Dec. 10 Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
T-89. Dec. 14 Todd Graham, Arizona State
T-91. Dec. 21 Norm Chow, Hawaii
T-93. Dec. 22 Terry Bowden, Akron

2012
95. Jan. 7 Bill O’Brien, Penn State
96. Jan. 31 Kyle Flood, Rutgers
97. Nov. 27 Mark Stoops, Kentucky
101. Dec. 3 Paul Petrino, Idaho
T-102. Dec. 4 Steve Addazio, Boston College
T-102. Dec. 4 Bret Bielema, Arkansas
T-102. Dec. 4 Gus Malzahn, Auburn
T-107. Dec. 7 Butch Jones, Tennessee
T-107. Dec. 7 Willie Taggart, South Florida
109. Dec. 8 Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati
T-110. Dec. 10 Sean Kugler, Texas-El Paso
T-110. Dec. 10 Mike MacIntyre, Colorado
T-110. Dec. 10 Bobby Petrino, Western Kentucky
T-114. Dec. 12 Bryan Harsin, Arkansas State
T-114. Dec. 12 Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech
116. Dec. 14 Skip Holtz, Louisiana Tech
T-117. Dec. 17 Paul Haynes, Kent State
121. Dec. 19 Gary Andersen, Wisconsin
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2013, 10:06:00 am
BCS Bowl Performance of SEC Football Coaches

Nick Saban

2012 BCS NCG  Alabama 42 Notre Dame 14
2011 BCS NCG  Alabama 21 LSU 0
2009 BCS NCG  Alabama 37 Tejas 21
2008 USFnG Sugar Bama 17 Utes 31
2003 BCS NCG  LSU 21 Oklahoma 14
2001 Nokia Sugar  LSU 47 Illini 34
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 15, 2013, 08:55:50 am
Climer: Hot seat never cools for most SEC coaches (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130715/COLUMNIST0202/307150017/David-Climer-Hot-seat-never-cools-most-SEC-coaches)

things are a little more settled this year than last. Then, it was clear Derek Dooley and Joker Phillips were facing win-or-bust seasons. Their seats were not just hot; they were sizzling. Neither survived.

No SEC coach is under quite that amount of pressure this time around, although things can change quickly. Really, now, did anyone expect Gene Chizik to get his walking papers just two seasons after winning a national title at Auburn?

In the SEC, no coach is untouchable...

Gary Pinkel, Missouri - 4½ flames
Malzahn, Auburn - 4 flames
Dan Mullen, Mississippi State - 3½ flames

Remaining coaches all 3 flames or less.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2013, 10:44:59 am
Ron Zook spoke by phone Tuesday from his new job as the business development officer at Gateway Bank of Central Florida in Ocala.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-ron-zook-bank-20130716,0,4078278.story

The former UF coach joked that staying busy after being out of coaching has "kept me out of trouble."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2013, 09:29:15 am
Chris Low: Head coaches are hired to be fired in the SEC. OK, not really, but it sure seems that way.

The league will have four new head coaches this season, and only six of the 14 coaches have been in their current jobs longer than two seasons.

The leash is shorter than ever. Consider this: Georgia's Mark Richt is the dean of SEC coaches at the same school. He's entering his 13th season in Athens. Dating back to when Richt was hired at Georgia in 2001, there have been 43 different head coaches at the other 13 SEC schools, which includes Missouri and Texas A&M.

[Richt's seat was so warm just two seasons ago, that a game with Houston Nutt and Ole Miss was seen as a "loser leave town match". For Nutt it was.]

Coach on the bubble: Gary Pinkel, Missouri

SEC precedents: Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee and R.C. Slocum, Texas A&M.

[ESPN starting to restate Big 12 [and its preceding configurations] as SEC history.]

Phillip Fulmer, 152-52-1 at Tennessee

Prior to his arrival: Fulmer was promoted from offensive coordinator after veteran head coach Johnny Majors was forced out toward the end of the 1992 season...

Why he was fired: Fulmer led Tennessee to its first national championship in nearly 50 years in 1998, and from 1995-98, the Vols went 45-5 and won two SEC titles and a national title. He won 10 or more games in nine of his 16 seasons, and Tennessee made five SEC championship game appearances in his last 12 seasons. But the program dipped toward the end of Fulmer's tenure with a pair of losing seasons in 2005 and 2008...

http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/67934/being-forced-out-in-the-sec
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 15, 2013, 09:22:43 am
LUVERNE, Alabama – Mike Dubose is a long way from the bright lights of big-time college football.

At age 60, that’s just fine with the former Alabama football coach.

On the practice field Monday, he coached with the intensity and drive of a coach half his age.

“It’s been fun,” said Dubose, back in high school this fall after coaching nowhere in 2012. “Of all the levels I’ve coached, I’ve enjoyed high schools the most because it’s the purest. Players are playing for the right reasons, for the love of the game.”

http://highschoolsports.al.com/news/article/8733923898226334640/luverne-coach-mike-dubose-i-truly-love-what-im-doing-photos-video
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2013, 06:54:35 am
Bo Mattingly ‏@SportsTalkwBo 16h
Interesting stat from @ClayTravisBGID: in the modern era, every coach to win the SEC has won at least 9 games in his 2nd year on the job.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2013, 09:46:28 am
The Dean of SEC coaches has ridden the roller coaster from hot seat to royal throne and back in recent years.

http://www.macon.com/2013/10/21/2730845/the-10-worst-losses-of-mark-richts.html

Mark Richt is 122-43 at Georgia, a winning percentage of .731. That makes him one of the winningest coaches in the country. But there have been some eggs laid.

1.
2010, at Colorado: A.J. Green returned from a four-game suspension [yes, he played in that game], and it still wasn’t enough for Georgia, which fell 29-27 in Boulder to a Colorado team finished the year 5-7 and fired its head coach midseason.

2.
2009, Kentucky: Georgia had not lost to Kentucky in 13 years, and had not lost to the Wildcats in Athens since the Carter Administration [Prince Charles witnessed the game]. The 34-27 loss likely sealed defensive coordinator Willie Martinez’s firing.

...

10.
2013, at Vanderbilt: The Bulldogs had not lost at Vanderbilt in 22 years, and led by 13 in the fourth quarter. But controversial penalties and poor special teams play led to a stunning 31-27 loss.


Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: DeltaBoy on October 24, 2013, 01:49:19 pm
So Most of the SEC outside of LSU and BAMA would crawl on glass to Athens GA to have that good of a record the past 12 years.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2013, 03:18:37 pm
Note that Gary Pinkel was the "coach on the bubble" in the first post on page two.  Quoted a blog entry from Chris Low just prior to the season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: Bowfishinghogfan on October 29, 2013, 12:39:54 pm
I first became aware of this place during the FOI's and banners towards Hootie. I saw from a lurker what happened. I didn't pay much attention during Petrino's first couple years. Maybe lurked during the end of his 3rd and 4th year. Obviously the Smile era was followed in misery by the entire state and country. I didn't pay to much attention during the last search or right after we hired BB. I started seeing some questions raised about his hiring before he ever coached his first game. Seems SC is where the wheels fell off.

My question is this, briefly can you describe how it was around here during the nutty days until now. Has this place been this divided before. Were there many Nutt supporters. Seems like I remember most were beyond done with him by that time. There was even a couple weeks where smile was a viable option as a hire after his first 2-3 games and people thought he could hold it together until the wheels not only fell off, the axles went with them. I don't think there is any dislike for BB. I along with others question his offense in this conference with our recruiting. Contrary to popular belief, we are as die hard of hog fans as those who believe he will succeed. We both want the same thing, to win. We just differ on how to get there. That's not what I want to discuss here. I'm just curious how the history of past coaches and harmony on here. Has it always been a group vs group here.

I come in peace with this thread. We can get back to bickering elsewhere.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 02, 2013, 04:04:49 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BFeldmanCBS 16h
Ed Orgeron is now 3-0 in PAC-12 play. He had won 3 league games in 3 SEC seasons. #USC

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYCkEMrCcAAD11K.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 02, 2013, 06:21:55 pm
The Dean of SEC coaches gets another win over Florida so that will buy a lot of good will in Georgia.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2013, 06:39:48 pm
Dan Wolken ‏@DanWolken 7h
As Ed Orgeron changes everything at USC, the cartoon character coach who flamed out at Ole Miss is long gone http://usat.ly/1c2aPpu
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2013, 07:41:56 pm
Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello 6m
Tommy Tuberville and Sylvester Croom probably calling each other right now to share a laugh. #oklahomabaylor


At the time is was
Baylor 3  Oklahoma 2

After trailing 5-3 in the top of the 2nd, Baylor picked up the scoring down the stretch.

Auburn won over State 3-2 in a season before Malzahn and Mullen came on the scene.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: hhicNaychaBoi on November 11, 2013, 10:53:54 pm
How long did it take Saban to make bama a good team again? What about the ole ball coach at south carolina? I know it didn't happen over night. I would have thrown gus at aubarn into the equation but it wouldn't be logical knowing that he helped recruit a lot of those players there as an oc and they have already played in his system. Coach spurrier beginning at south carolina may be more comparable to cbb here with the amount of talent on campus. Saban has had good talent from the beginning so what he did in the first few seasons was expected. Oh i forgot freeze at ole miss..he went 6-6 with hdn players which is ok but this season isn't exactly stellar..what I'm getting at is that it takes a fewi seasons to build a competive program when when you're starting at the bottom. the roof isn't the first thing you construct when building a house, the foundation is and right now cbb is building a strong foundation . I saw someone mention that cbb only had 4 4* and 5* players signed while recruiting at whisky. Maybe long do that into consideration. when hiring cbb knowing he can do a lot with a little. He will recruit betyer talent here and arkansas will be better given time.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2013, 07:53:58 am
He argues that Florida was loaded when Spurrier arrived in Gainesville and the Old Ball Coach was the right person take advantage of the talent. It has been more difficult to build a winner at South Carolina, but that is exactly what Spurrier has done.

http://johnclay.bloginky.com/2013/11/14/sec-is-steve-spurrier-better-at-south-carolina-than-florida
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2013, 02:18:57 pm
In 2007 they beat Arkansas and lost to UL-Monroe.

In 2008 they were undefeated until the SEC Championship game against Florida. They failed to represent in the Sugar Bowl against Utah.

In 2009 they left Tebow in tears and got their first BCS-NC for Saban at Bama. "The Process" was in full swing.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 21, 2013, 08:53:46 pm
GoZips: University of Akron football head coach Terry Bowden has received a two-year contract extension, President Dr. Luis M. Proenza and Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill announced on Thursday. The extension, which is pending approval by the UA Board of Trustees, will keep Bowden at the helm of the program through the 2018 season.

Bowden, currently in his second year as coach of the Zips, has led Akron to a 4-7 overall record and a 3-4 mark against Mid-American Conference teams this season, with one game remaining on Nov. 29 versus Toledo. It is the program's highest overall win total since 2008... (http://www.gozips.com/sports/fball/2013-14/releases/20131121o3caqi)

(http://www.gozips.com/sports/fball/2013-14/photos/0004/DSC_6968.JPG)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 23, 2013, 04:34:49 pm
Who will Jeremy Foley put on short list to replace Muschamp?

Has been known as an AD who actually has a contingency plan and has had time to think about it in the second half of the season>
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2013, 01:13:27 pm
Dave Matter ‏@Dave_Matter 21h
Pinkel: I never did this to break records. ... It's really important for me that people in the SEC and nationally have respect for Mizzou.

Pinkel is one win from matching Don Faurot's school record for wins. That was the context with last comment.

[Prior to the regular season last game against A&M in Columbia.]
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2013, 10:52:27 am
Dan Mullen’s arrival at Mississippi State went nearly perfect. In Year 1, he upset a ranked Ole Miss squad. In Year 2, the Bulldogs won nine games. After his third season, he owned three wins in the Egg Bowl.

And then, to begin the fourth season, the Bulldogs reeled off seven straight wins heading into a showdown with defending national champion Alabama.

The Maroon-and-White nation created a “We Believe” mantra... (http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20131127/SPORTS030102/311270036/Despite-recent-struggles-Mississippi-State-coach-Mullen-s-job-doesn-t-appear-jeopardy)

Quote
State enters Thursday’s Egg Bowl with a 5-6 record. Mullen’s a loss away from snapping a three-year bowl streak, suffering back-to-back Egg Bowl defeats, and, perhaps, hastening his departure from Starkville.

“I’ll put it this way: You’re either on the way out the door because you’re winning, or you’re on the way out the door because you’re losing,” Mullen said. “I’ll take the winning over the losing. And I’m still here.”

But for how long?

Through his first 45 games, Mullen compiled a .622 winning percentage (28-17). Since that time, he’s won about 35 percent of Mississippi State’s games (6-11).

The numbers on the surface tell the story of a bad football team. Dig deeper, and 10 of the 11 losses came to teams ranked among the top 21 (sic). The other loss came this year to Auburn on the road. At the time, the Tigers weren’t ranked. Now they’re No. 4 in the Bowl Championship Series poll.

“Look at the teams we played,” Mullen said. “They have something to do with that too. It’s not just all of us.”

With one SEC game remaining, Mullen has 15 conference wins during his tenure at Mississippi State. In five seasons in Starkvlle (sic), his predecessor, Sylvester Croom, had 10. Before that, Jackie Sherrill managed 17.

Looking at the 12 teams in the SEC when Mullen took over in 2009, only Vanderbilt (12) Ole Miss (11), Tennessee (10) and Kentucky (7) have fewer conference wins. Arkansas owns 17.

Thursday is big from a perception standpoint.

With a victory, Mullen becomes the second Mississippi State coach ever to win four of his first five games against Ole Miss. It qualifies his team for a school-record fourth bowl game in a row.

With a loss, his seat gets hot.

“I hate to break it to you, if you’re coaching in the Southeastern Conference, I’ve been on the hot seat for five years. Go ask any coach. Go to Tuscaloosa and ask,” Mullen said.

AD Stricklin says Mullen will have control over assistant coach changes. He would not comment on buyouts. He says winning solves problems and looks at the effort the players are putting forth. Likes Mullen's positive attitude.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: NaturalStateReb on November 27, 2013, 12:51:09 pm
State shouldn't get rid of Mullen.  He's done just about as good as a coach can do there, and so far stayed away from NCAA trouble. 
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2013, 07:29:08 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 11h
How much longer does Nick Saban play (sic) to coach? Tough question, he says http://ow.ly/rfOKU

Quote
"That's not the best question," Saban said with a chuckle, "but it's the toughest one."

Then he elaborated.

"I really don't know," said Saban, who turned 62 in October. "I feel like as long as I enjoy what I'm doing. I'm happy with what I'm doing and I feel like I can make a contribution to the young people and they respond to do things the right way and is actually benefiting them to help them be more successful in their life, as long as I'm healthy and can do that and I'm happy doing it, then I'm going to do it.

"I can't really put a time table on that. I've said this before, though, I know that whenever I don't do it, because I've been a part of a team since I was 10-years old whether it was Little League or Pop Warner football, playing something all the time and I've been involved in coaching for almost 40 years. So I know it's going to be difficult not to do it, but as long as I feel good about it and enjoy doing it and the players respond the way they should ... then there's a lot of positive self-gratification in it.

"And we're going to continue to do it."

FWIW, Coach Saban's contract runs through 2019.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2013, 11:52:20 am
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the entire SEC head coaching line-up could be back for 2014.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: donk on November 30, 2013, 09:25:34 pm
congratulation to Duke and coach Cut.

Coach of the year in my book.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: Bubba's Bruisers on November 30, 2013, 09:27:47 pm
Yes, anybody who leads DUKE to 10 wins is the COTY.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: bphi11ips on November 30, 2013, 09:32:51 pm
congratulation to Duke and coach Cut.

Coach of the year in my book.

Your book must stop at "C".
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2013, 01:52:34 pm
So far all 2013 SEC football head coaches are still slated to return for 2014.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2013, 12:18:53 pm
Athlon finally ranks 20 all-time worst coaches at great programs (here's the SEC portion)

Mike DuBose, who coached at Alabama from 1997-2000, is No. 7 on the list followed at No. 8 by former Tide coach Mike Shula, who coached from 2003 to 2006.

Former Georgia coach Ray Goff is ranked No. 10.

Ron Zook, who coached at Florida 2002 to 2004, is No. 17 on the list.

Florida coach Will Muschamp, who ranks No. 18, is the only coach on the list active at the great program cited.

No. 1 on the list?

That "honor" goes to Derek Dooley, who coached at Tennessee from 2010 to 2012.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/12/athlons_ranks_20_all-time_wors.html

http://athlonsports.com/college-football/college-footballs-worst-coaches-great-programs
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2013, 09:09:38 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 10h
Duke’s David Cutcliffe Is Walter Camp 2013 National Coach of Year
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2013, 10:30:33 pm
Dean Buchan ‏@DeanBuchan 3h
David Cutcliffe ended his Coach of the Year acceptance speech with nice words about Jim Grobe. Very classy gesture.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2013, 08:30:16 pm
“I can only relate it to me, and it’s important for me to do my job for the right reasons, and money isn’t one of them. I didn’t start out coaching because I thought I would make money. I enjoyed the game strategy and the competition. As a player that was exciting for me, and when I got into coaching I found that the same things got my blood pumping. How many jobs are like that?”

Question: How much longer do you want to coach?

Answer: “I’ll give the Bobby Bowden answer: As long as I’m healthy and enjoy it and it’s what God wants me to do.” (http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/jeff-schultz/2013/dec/20/richt-retirement-has-never-entered-my-mind)

Quote
“If your goal is happiness --I mean, I don’t think anybody wakes up every day happy. I think when it’s time, there will be a strong sense in spirit from the Lord that’s telling me I need to to be getting ready to move on.”

I’ll repeat what I’ve said and written in the past: When Richt leaves Georgia, it will be to retire and not for another job.

Reader commenter took to prose to respond to Ohio State trolls who were first to comment on UGa's "bad luck":

He'd never lose if he coached OSU...
Until they play someone with a pulse...
Same as all the buckeye coaches...
Luckily for them that doesn't happen very often.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2014, 08:37:32 am
Vandy

Watson Brown (Mack Brown's brother) had been 4-29 in SEC games when he was let go following the 1990 season at his alma mater to become the OC at Mississippi State.

Gerry Dinardo was the offensive coordinator at Colorado in 1990, the year Bill McCartney's team won the national championship. After going 1-10 in each of Watson Brown's last two seasons, Vandy went 5-6 in three of four seasons with Dinardo. Dinardo was SEC Coach of the Year for 1991. Dinardo's SEC record was 9-22 and he was hired by LSU.

Rod Dowhower had been a head coach at Stanford and for the Indianapolis Colts. He had been idle for one season after serving as an NFL assistant for seven seasons when he took the Vandy job starting with the 1995 season. Dowhower was 1-15 in SEC games in his two seasons at Vandy.

Woody Widenhofer had been the head coach at Missouri in the 80's. He was DC at Vandy when he was promoted to replace Dowhower. His 1997 team led the SEC in total defense but went 0-8 in conference games. In his five seasons at Vandy, Woody's teams had an SEC record of 4-36. Widenhofer was working at a highway toll booth in the Florida panhandle until recently.

Bobby Johnson had been the head coach at Furman for eight seasons when he took the Vandy job to begin the 2002 season. In 2005 Vandy went 3-5 with Jay Cutler at QB including a highway robbery at Ben Hill Griffin. In 2008, Johnson's team went 7-6 and Vandy got their first bowl win since 1955. Johnson was Co-SEC Coach of the Year. After a 2-10 and 0-8 SEC mark in 2009, Johnson resigned on July 14, 2010. Bobby Johnson's SEC record in eight seasons was 12-52 including a 4-4 mark in 2008.

Robbie Caldwell, the offensive line coach, claimed he was lining the practice field when he was informed of a meeting naming him head coach. He killed at SEC Media Days and the interim tag was removed from his title. With a 28-14 over Houston Nutt's Ole Miss Rebels in Oxford, Caldwell became Vandy's first coach to win his road debut since 1975. Vandy went 1-7 in the SEC and Caldwell announced his resignation just before Vandy's last game against Wake Forest. This touched off a three-week coaching search.

James Franklin, the offensive coordinator at Maryland, became the first black head coach of a major sport at Vanderbilt. Franklin's 2011 team earned a bowl bid, Vandy's fourth ever, and finished 6-7 with a Liberty Bowl loss. His first team was 2-6 in the SEC.

Franklin's next two teams went 9-4 overall including bowl wins at the end of the season. This set several school records for bowl participation, most wins in consecutive seasons, and more. Vandy recorded 2013 wins over Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee with the latter two on the road.

Franklin, a Pennsylvania native, was hired by Penn State to replace Bill O'Brien. He overcame a campus rape case involving now former Vandy players and still unresolved. He will become the first black football coach in Penn State history. His three year SEC record was 11-13.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2014, 12:47:47 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 11 Jan
RT @ESPNJoshMoyer: Franklin won't turn down speaking engagements: "People ask us to blow up balloons in the backyard we'll do that as well"


Sandusky: Where has this guy been?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 17, 2014, 01:38:30 pm
Belhaven University (MS): The Clarion Ledger has confirmed with Hal Mumme’s agent that Mumme will be the head coach at Belhaven. CoachingSearch first reported earlier this week that Mumme was being targeted by Belhaven.

http://coachingsearch.com/coaching-search-ticker
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 18, 2014, 06:21:02 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BFeldmanCBS  6h
Derek Mason is the 5th Jim Harbaugh old #Stanford asst to become a FBS HC joining David Shaw, Willie Taggart, Brian Polian & Scott Shafer.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2014, 12:26:51 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 2 hrs Raise your hand if you can see Dabo Swinney succeeding Nick Saban at Alabama. (Kevin Scarbinsky) http://ow.ly/sNDCO  #Dabo

Fun fact: Swinney and Clemson have beaten five top-10 teams in the last three years. Only two programs have more top-10 wins since 2011: Nick Saban and Alabama and Bob Stoops and Oklahoma both have six.

Oh, and Swinney's the only coach in college football with bowl wins the last two seasons over top-10 opponents.


Noted that Dabo was a walk-on fan favorite for Bama.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 23, 2014, 02:24:05 pm
JACKSON, Miss. — Hal Mumme's head coaching career started at a small, private NAIA school.

Now he hopes it will end at one, too.

The 61-year-old Mumme — best known as one of the architects of the prolific Air Raid passing offense — was introduced as Belhaven's new football coach on Tuesday afternoon.

It's a big-name hire for the small school, which has about 1,200 undergraduates on its main campus in downtown Jackson. Mumme's coaching tree includes other prominent Air Raid disciples like Mike Leach (Washington State) and Dana Holgorsen (West Virginia).

Mumme spent the past season as the passing game coordinator at SMU under June Jones. The move to Belhaven was a stunner for some, but Mumme said he likes the idea of coming back to a smaller school.

"The people who know me in this business were not surprised at all," Mumme said. "They know how I am and how much I enjoy small college football."

This will be Mumme's seventh head coaching job. His most high-profile job was at Kentucky from 1997 to 2000, where he led the Wildcats to back-to-back bowls and coached quarterback Tim Couch, who was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft.

He resigned in 2001 amid an NCAA investigation that eventually led to sanctions.Most of his success has come at relatively small schools. He got his start at Iowa Wesleyan in 1989 and also led Valdosta State (Ga.), Southeastern Louisiana, New Mexico State and most recently McMurry (Texas), a Division III school.

Coaching at a small school "is probably the most gratifying coaching you can do," Mumme said. "All the jobs I've had below the Division I level were really fun and we're going to have fun here."

Mumme said his time with Jones at SMU — which uses a variation of the run and shoot that also put up big offensive numbers — gave him the opportunity to tweak his Air Raid philosophies. He said Belhaven would run the Air Raid II, though he was coy about details."You've got to buy a ticket for that," Mumme said with a grin.

http://www.kentucky.com/2014/01/21/3045526/mumme-brings-air-raid-offense.html

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2014, 02:52:43 pm
Jeff Lockridge ‏@jefflockridge  Jan 24
#Vandy coach Derek Mason, Oregon writer discuss how #Stanford's 3-4 defense shut down the Ducks last 2 years: http://goo.gl/8zHnlL
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 25, 2014, 04:04:24 pm
Josh Kendall ‏@JoshatTheState  Jan 24
Steve Spurrier (channeling Pepper Rodgers): "The woods is full of coaches who told everybody how hard they worked." http://buff.ly/1aPEKmZ
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 29, 2014, 12:18:25 pm
In addition to being talented, Derek Mason has the benefit of not being James Franklin
Coach, Not Poach

Franklin — as the events of his departure for Penn State have shown — was a tireless booster not just of Vanderbilt, but of James Franklin, his statements covered with more "I"s than Argus. There was nary a first-person pronoun from Mason, but there were plenty of bon mots that showed he too can rally a suddenly proud and boisterous group of boosters.

His expressed desire for "intellectual brutality" from his teams is as great a line as any Vandy coach has uttered in decades. Were this a fair world, it would replace the oxymoronic Franklin creation "Anchor Down," which, unfortunately, is going to remain, not unlike ... well, a ship with its anchor down.

Another difference: Mason promised he wouldn't pursue Stanford recruits unless they previously expressed an interest in Vanderbilt. That may not do much for the Commodores' recruiting rankings — currently plummeting like Blackberry sales numbers — but it will assuage the screeching moralists upset that Franklin has flipped a half-dozen Vandy commits into wearing blue and white.

Recruit-flipping — or "poaching" for the more rigid observers — is a complicated issue, especially since the people at the heart of it are 17-year-olds being asked to make what is, for most of them, the most important decision of their lives. But certainly Franklin's pursuit of Vandy commits is distasteful, since he is the same man who once declared such equivocation dishonorable.

http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/in-addition-to-being-talented-derek-mason-has-the-benefit-of-not-being-james-franklin

At his opening presser, Mason struggled with the "throwing the 'VU'" but the writer believes that separates the new coach from Franklin who came up with the hand gesture.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2014, 07:00:21 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN  10h
Former LSU coach Mike Archer named defensive assistant coach at Virginia
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2014, 04:52:58 pm
New Vandy Coach Derek Mason's bio from Stanford including video (http://www.gostanford.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=208167804)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2014, 10:10:15 am
Bruce Feldman ‏@BFeldmanCBS 54 mins
Thinking this too RT @jadande I wonder if seeing Pete Carroll win the Super Bowl makes Nick Saban want to give the NFL another shot
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2014, 02:43:45 pm
Chris Vannini ‏@CoachingBuzz ·18h
The three coaches to win national championship and Super Bowl — Johnson, Switzer and Carroll — all coached at Arkansas. (ht @FutureLombardi)

Wally Hall ‏@WallyLikeItIs ·19h
Pete Carroll is about to become the third coach to win a college championship and Super Bowl and all were grad assists at Arkansas.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 07, 2014, 02:08:49 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BFeldmanCBS ·4 hrs
RT @coachingsearch: Per source, Ron Zook will join the Green Bay #Packers staff. http://bit.ly/1ijOK9y  #Gators #Illini
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 20, 2014, 09:34:12 pm
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio  31m
Rich Brooks is winning in life. The man has it good: http://kentuckysportsradio.com/main/five-examples-of-rich-brooks-winning-life/ …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 01, 2014, 07:00:42 pm
Ron ZookVerified account@RonZook
How about my daughter in the Wendy's commercial
@jacquelynzook pic.twitter.com/s1ZE7qSPj0

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bhl7E6uCcAA9CbI.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 12, 2014, 07:44:08 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports ·10 hrs
Former Tennessee coach Johnny Majors in stable condition after heart valve procedure: 'I feel very good'
http://tinyurl.com/q9sl65t

I saw one of his last games against Arkansas in Knoxville.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2014, 07:24:14 pm
TJ Werre ‏@TJ_WJTV  Mar 29
Belhaven football coach Hal Mumme on college players wanting to get paid: "I think they should go get a real job if they wanna get paid."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2014, 02:11:11 pm
Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio ·2 hrs
Makers Mark unveils official Mark Stoops bottle. Here is a picture: http://bit.ly/1gL7ErH

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Stoops-bottle-600x647.png)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 02, 2014, 12:21:00 pm
Elizabeth Holmes ‏@EHolmesWSJ ·6 hrs
To those skeptical of people who carry two phones: there are some legit privacy concerns to combining work + play. http://on.wsj.com/1s4PrKb
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 11, 2014, 01:34:03 pm
James Franklin        ✔ @coachjfranklin
Follow The LION has always been a part of me,waiting for the right time 2 show his face & attack,now it's time! #PSUnrivaled
11:27 AM - 11 Apr 2014

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk82c4OCcAEdmsC.jpg)

This was real. Here are some spoofs in response.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk9Bk1WCEAAGWSB.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk9CW8YIUAAdJlI.jpg)

(http://ksr.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/brookstomato.jpg)

http://kentuckysportsradio.com/football-2/james-franklin-starts-a-meme
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 23, 2014, 12:16:16 pm
David Jones ‏@DaveJonesUFbeat ·2 hrs
Bobby Petrino back at Louisville says team has "great work ethic, which is a tribute to Charlie Strong.'' #Gators

Batesville native and former UF DC.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 23, 2014, 12:48:33 pm
Seth Emerson ‏@SethEmerson ·18h
Mark Richt also says he's dropped about 20 pounds. "I went from gross to kind of fat."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: MJ2 on April 24, 2014, 03:16:22 pm
Talking about football of course.    It seems that most of them are either new at their schools or pretty established. 

Spurrier - retire?
Muschamp - underperform?
Others?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 24, 2014, 04:01:23 pm
Ball Coach: “Going into (Year) 10?  I think it depends on if you want to go anywhere else — see, I don’t want to go anywhere else now.  I could go between 10 and 15 (years) maybe.  But if you want to go somewhere else, then you ought to go 10-12 then go somewhere else 10-12…

I had hoped to go 8-10 (years when I arrived at South Carolina), because I said one of my goals was to be the winningest coach — only 64 (wins) — had to get to 65.  It looked like it was going to take about 12 years to do it, then all of a sudden we started winning 11.  We started getting better player, and the facilities got better.  The fans are super.  It’s good football in our state.” (http://mrsec.com/2014/04/carolinas-spurrier-says-might-coach-another-five-years)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 25, 2014, 07:54:49 am
Chris Low: The Head Ball Coach and his wife, Jerri, plan on staying in the Columbia area even when he’s done coaching.

“People always ask where I’m going to live when my coaching days are over,” said Spurrier, who owns a vacation home in Crescent Beach, Fla. “Usually, your last stop is where you end up, if your last stop is successful. Bobby Stoops wants to be in Norman.

“Our plan is to live here, at least between here and Crescent Beach. Every time I go through Gainesville, I don’t know anybody anymore. I’ve got a few pals there, but not that many. This is a good place to live. It really is.”

And for the record, Spurrier plans on resigning and not retiring.

Now, for those South Carolina fans who get sweaty palms when Spurrier even broaches the subject of his retirement (oops, his resignation), relax.

He’s having way too much fun -- and success -- to even think about walking away right now, and he feels and looks a lot closer to 49 than his actual age of 69. He misses a day of working out about as often as he concedes a 3-foot putt, which is never.

A devout family guy, Spurrier’s two sons, Steve Jr., and Scott, are both working under him on the South Carolina coaching staff, and the Gamecocks are enjoying the kind of unprecedented run that few others in college football have been able to rival the past three years.

Don’t tell Spurrier he’s exceeded expectations.

“No, we’ll exceed them when we win the SEC,” Spurrier said. “That’s still the goal, to push for that. We’ve made some really good progress, on the field and financially. When I got here, we’d had one person to give a million dollars to athletics, and her name is on the stadium, Mrs. [Martha] Williams-Brice, and that was in 1972.

“Since then, we’ve found 10 or 11 wealthy people who’ve given over a million dollars. We were way behind financially to most of the schools in the SEC and are still trying to catch up. But we’ve been able to get the facilities upgraded, and once we did that, we were able to sign our top in-state kids. That’s been huge.”

http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/82297/right-at-home-spurrier-still-going-strong
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 27, 2014, 08:43:17 am
Two months after entering into negotiations with coach Dan Mullen, Mississippi State is still not ready to announce a new deal.

It's unknown whether a framework of a deal has been reached, but the university has indicated that it is not yet prepared to make the announcement.

On March 7, MSU shot down a CBSSports report that both parties agreed upon a one-year extension for the 2017-18 season. Multiple sources told the Clarion-Ledger Mullen and MSU were in preliminary talks. (http://www.clarionledger.com/story/mississippistatesports/2014/04/24/msu-mullen-extension)

Under the regulations of the state of Mississippi, Mullen's contract can't extend more than four years. It currently runs through the 2016-17 season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2014, 08:36:21 am
Sporting News unveiled annual ranking of all 128 FBS head coaches (http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/82720/saban-spurrier-top-coaches-in-country)

Quote
This is what Hayes' top 10 looked like nationally:
1. Nick Saban, Alabama
2. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
3. Urban Meyer, Ohio State
4. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
5. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
6. Chris Petersen, Washington
7. David Shaw, Stanford
8. Les Miles, LSU
9. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State
10. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State

As for how the SEC coaches fared in Hayes' ranking, below is how they stacked up with their national ranking in parentheses:
1. Nick Saban, Alabama (1)
2. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina (2)
3. Les Miles, LSU (Eight)
4. Gus Malzahn, Auburn (13)
5. Mark Richt, Georgia (14)
6. Bret Bielema, Arkansas (24)
7. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M (26)
...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 19, 2014, 01:20:31 pm
Coach Richt comes in at Number Nine of UGa's top coaches of all time, any sport (http://www.macon.com/2014/05/19/3104288/top-10-most-accomplished-georgia.html)

Football coaches Wally Butts and Vince Dooley account for all but three seasons between 1939 -1988.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 30, 2014, 09:13:12 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  7m

... Kevin Scarbinsky: Whining about satellite camps? I don't know these SEC coaches anymore. ... http://ow.ly/xr3HN

Quote
DESTIN, Florida - It hasn't been the greatest year for SEC football coaches. Their long-deserved rep as the biggest, baddest hombres in the sport has taken a serious hit.

Their latest sensation, Gus Malzahn, lost a big lead and then lost a late lead to become the first coach in the league to lose the BCS National Championship Game to someone from outside the league.

Their standard bearer, Nick Saban, joined a newcomer in Bret Bielema to try to add a new rule behind a lot of people's backs to help their defenses keep up, and their efforts at a little gamesmanship failed miserably.

Most of them are glad the league didn't add another conference game and won't forbid them from beating up on non-conference opponents from the FCS.

They don't like the idea of an Aug. 1 early signing date because it would speed up the recruiting calendar even though some of them don't mind offering scholarships to grade-schoolers.

Maybe worst of all, some of them are crying like schoolgirls because coaches from other leagues are taking advantage of a recruiting loophole to invade their territory. They've run to their daddy and asked Commissioner Mike Slive to get those mean old outsiders off their playground.

Sheesh. I don't know who these guys are anymore.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 01, 2014, 06:33:34 pm
Brandon Marcello @bmarcello  ·  3h
Welcome to Hughes, Ark., where the high school will unveil Gus Malzahn Field on Monday.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpEjSbbCQAI-e0a.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2014, 09:41:08 am
Ron Higgins @RonHigg  ·  14h
Nick $aban, Alabama's $7 million man, gives plenty on return of investment | Ron's Fast Break http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2014/06/rons_fast_break_nick_aban_alab.html …

Quote
Say hello to Alabama's Nick Saban, college football's first $7 million-per-season man.

Saban's newly approved contract calls for $6.5 million in base salary, an annual $400,000 completion bonus and the university annually contributing $100,000 to a general scholarship fund in his name.

That totals $7 million, and doesn't even count performance bonuses and getting his life insurance upped from $5 million to $6 million. Saban also got his usual caveat of having no buyout if he leaves for another coaching job.

When you throw in the raises Alabama's full-time assistants received for a collective annual salaries now totaling $5.2 million (they also got memberships to a Tuscaloosa yacht club), and then add Saban's $7 mil, the Crimson Tide spends $12.2 million per year in football salaries.

But if there is any doubt Alabama is getting a return on its coaching salaries investment...


Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 07, 2014, 09:09:18 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  18h
Gus Malzahn's buyout rises significantly in new Auburn contract http://s.al.com/0Ebcaih  via @aldotcom

Quote
In Malzahn's initial deal, the buyout was $500,000 for each year remaining on the deal

Under the terms of the new deal, that buyout rises to $2,237,500 per year for each year remaining on Malzahn's contract, payable in monthly installments, a rise of $1,737,500 per year.

Malzahn's buyout obligations also changed in the new deal.

In the first deal Malzahn signed after becoming coach, he would have owed Auburn $500,000 per year for the remaining term of his agreement.

Auburn and Malzahn put an interesting change into his second contract.

If Malzahn leaves Auburn before the end of his six-year deal, the head coach owes the university the sum total of the compensation Auburn pays to any assistant coaches who don't follow Malzahn to his new job or aren't retained by Auburn after a new coach is hired.

Details available at the link above.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2014, 06:52:46 am
top me if you’ve heard this one before.

Auburn loves its new football coach. Auburn’s new football coach wins big, and Auburn loves him more with a new contract that includes a massive buyout in the unlikely event the school should have to fire him.

Fast forward. The school has to fire him, which puts the school on the hook to pay the coach it no longer loves a lot of money not to coach. (http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2014/06/gus_malzahns_massive_new_buyou.html)

Quote
It happened with Tommy Tuberville, who resigned under pressure in 2008. Auburn had to pay him $5.1 million not to coach.

It happened with Gene Chizik, who was fired in 2012. Auburn is still paying him the balance of the $7.5 million it’s contractually obligated to pay him not to coach.

Will Auburn never learn?

Maybe Malzahn, beyond his unique and wildly effective offensive system, is smart enough and hungry enough to break the mold of the last four decades at Auburn. Clearly that’s what the administration is banking on.

But was it necessary to bet so much money so soon on that possibility?

(http://imgick.al.com/home/bama-media/width620/img/auburnfootball_impact/photo/15150636-mmmain.jpg)
(JULIE BENNETT)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: NoNC4Tubs on June 10, 2014, 06:37:19 am
The "buyout" is language for "Hush" money when it comes to all things auburn. Gus knows all of the inner-workings of Pat Dye's machine.

Reflecting back on Jay Jacobs statment anbout Wingnuts departure several years ago he said "It was the right thing to do."

If a coach leaves of his own choosing, what school would give him a buyout if it wasn't contractually obligated to? (Remember that he had just lost to Alabama 36-0 a day or two before.) I can only think of one....... 8)

Terry Bowden is paid to keep that little black book under wraps.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 11, 2014, 08:08:36 pm
Pat Dooley @pat_dooley  ·  3h
ESPN reports Joker resigned because of possible recruiting violations. UF doesn't mess around. Aubrey Hill fired when UM violations surfaced


Former UK head coach
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2014, 08:45:03 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  9h
RT @Mark_Heim: Sylvester Croom of @TennesseeTitans reflects on @MSU_football_, #alabama and best RB he's ever coached http://tinyurl.com/omjrgzk

Quote
Sylvester Croom is excited about the upcoming season as running backs coach with the Tennessee Titans, has no regrets about his time at Mississippi State and remains loyal to his alma mater in Tuscaloosa.

"My day has passed," Croom explained. "I feel like I would get one shot, and I got my one shot. I'm enjoying what I am doing right now."

The one chance, of course, was in 2004 when Croom became the first African-American head coach in the SEC.

Croom compiled a 21-38 record in five years at Mississippi State, earning upsets over Florida, Alabama and Auburn during his career. He was named SEC Coach of the Year in 2007. However, one day after his Bulldogs lost to Ole Miss 45-0, he was asked to resign.

 "I really enjoyed it," Croom said of his time in Starkville. "We were on schedule, in my mind, and what I planned to do when I got there and the way we went about doing things.

"The last class was the one we felt was going to put us over the hump. We were on track, we felt, to do some things. We regret that we didn't get a chance to finish that."

He emphasized he had no regrets, and understood the significance of his hiring in Starkville...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2014, 07:54:16 pm
Vaughts' Views @vaughtsviews  ·  14h
Former UK QB Jared Lorenzen wishes Hal Mumme got more credit for his offense http://wp.me/pt93y-bxJ
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2014, 01:39:33 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  3h
Steve Spurrier suggests Alabama would be just as good if Nick Saban worked fewer hours http://ow.ly/yjrhW

Would know.

Quote
Admits he "can't grind on football 11 months a year maybe the way some of these coaches do."

Namely, Nick Saban.

I told Nick Saban one time, I said, 'Nick, you don't have to stay there until midnight and your teams would be just as good and win just as many,' " Spurrier said. "He said, 'If I could do it the way you do it, I would, but I don't feel comfortable unless I try to cover every base, every angle, be totally prepared.' I said, 'Well, that's probably why you do it.' When I come out there, I feel comfortable we are ready to play. We have our game plan in, going to call this, call that and so forth. Everybody is different as far as when they feel they are totally prepared."

Spurrier wondered if Saban has "maxed out potentially as well as he could."

"How many SECs has (Saban) won there in eight years? He's won two. He's won three nationals, but he's only won two SECs in eight years. Now, if you had the No. 1 recruiting class every year and so forth, I don't know if he has maxed out potentially as well as he could."

Spurrier, of course, has a history of ribbing his fellow SEC coaches, including Saban...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2014, 11:18:01 am
GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  21h

Columnist: Spurrier jab on Saban could be precursor of December matchup http://scne.ws/66krZG  #gg

Quote
AL.com's Kevin Scarbinsky wrote of Spurrier that "the better his teams, the sharper his tongue."

    "... him jabbing Saban in June just increases the likelihood that they’ll face off in the SEC Championship Game in December for the first time. It’s a summit meeting that has to happen for so many reasons. It would be the perfect opportunity for Spurrier to put up or shut up about Saban once and for all."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 27, 2014, 01:35:38 pm
Texas Lawyer writes:

...Germany defeated France in a war in 1870 (a big road victory), then captured and deposed Napoleon III.

What if the SEC had a rule that a team winning on the road could capture and depose the opposing coach? Everyone would depose Saban, and no one would have removed Houston Nutt, but would you leave say Muschamp or Pinkel or Mullen in power? (http://msn.foxsports.com/college-football/outkick-the-coverage/all-that-and-a-bag-of-mail-penalty-kicks-062714)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2014, 08:40:45 am
Josh Kendall takes a look back at the Head Ball Coach's 10 best quips with the Gamecocks: (http://www.gogamecocks.com/2014/06/28/600466/steve-spurriers-10-best-quips.html)

Quote
“Smart people don’t believe everything they read, and they don’t believe hearsay. … I guess Dabo believed it.” – After Clemson coach Dabo Swinney responded to a quote wrongly attributed to Spurrier

“This will be the 14th time I’ve coached at Neyland Stadium. I’ve coached there more than some of their head coaches.”
– In his weekly news conference prior to the 2013 game against Tennessee

“I started thinking, amazingly when we play these guys from Clemson, the script follows the same thing. … They’re a good team but continue to not play very well when they play us for some reason.”
– After beating Clemson for a fifth straight time in 2013

“Chief Scott said there was a robbery and somebody called and said it looked like the head ball coach at South Carolina. I had to tell him I didn’t leave practice all day today, and he said it was OK. … It’s not embarrassing to be handcuffed. That’s what I’m trying to say.”
– After staging a post- practice scene in which he had police chief Randy Scott place him in handcuffs following an incident in which then-signee Jadeveon Clowney was briefly detained in what police later called a case of mistaken identity

“Most of our guys have never been to Death Valley. That is the Death Valley, isn’t it? Or is there another one? There’s two of them. That’s right, there’s two Death Valleys. Was LSU the first one or the second one? They were first? Oh, OK.”
– Prior to a 2012 trip to LSU and another jab at Clemson

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 12, 2014, 12:25:58 pm
By the Numbers: Mark Richt through 13 seasons at UGA (http://dogbytesonline.com/by-the-numbers-mark-richt-through-13-seasons-at-uga-84741)

Click graphic to make larger:

(http://onlineathens.com/special-features/graphics/richt_numbers.png)


Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2014, 08:47:21 am
HOOVER, Ala. — If Kentucky coach John Calipari is the master of the one-and-done in college basketball, meet LSU's Les Miles.

Miles has a firm grasp on college football's three-and-out.

LSU has lost a staggering 17 underclassmen to NFL aspirations the past two seasons, which is the most any program ever has endured in such a short stint. Not every Tigers player to depart was drafted, and the total does include former cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, who was dismissed from the program before the 2012 season. (http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/jul/17/three-and-out-lsu-keeps-thriving-despite-early)

Quote
"We do lead college football in three-and-outs," Miles said Wednesday afternoon during day three of the Southeastern Conference media days. "We would like to have those guys back. I keep approaching the NFL on an opportunity for us to draft back some of our players that they take. We would love to have Patrick Peterson back, but there is a responsibility that the coaching staff has to see a void that will potentially occur, and we have to recruit to that void.

"We have to make sure that our style of recruiting is the style that we get an athlete that has a want to be something special and then steps in there as a true freshman. Although not optimal, it's something we've done."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2014, 11:31:51 am
Josh Kendall @JoshatTheState

Hugh Freeze lost golfing bet with Steve Spurrier in Destin and had to "buzz cut" hair for Media Days appearance, he says.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2014, 01:37:28 pm
In his upcoming book "My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football," SEC Network and radio personality Paul Finebaum wrote Texas was "dead serious" on pulling Saban away from Alabama. Finebaum co-wrote the book with ESPN's Gene Wojchiechowski, which comes out Aug. 5.

So much so, Longhorn boosters were willing to pay Saban a a $12-15 million signing bonus and a $100 million-plus salary package.

"Texas was dead serious about trying to money-whip Saban," Finebaum and Wojchiechowski wrote... (http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/07/16/3202624/alabama-southern-cal-will-open.html)


Cecil Hurt @CecilHurt  ·  52m
Saban: Nobody from Texas offered me anything.

More Saban on Texas: "If I didn't have any conversations with them, there must not have been very much interest."

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2014, 08:25:15 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  1h
Auburn allocated $8.78 million in buyouts for Gene Chizik, staff in 2012-13 http://s.al.com/ciwAaFC
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2014, 08:03:15 pm
Cecil Hurt @CecilHurt  ·  9h
Kiffin: "As you make mistakes, the main thing is to learn from them. I've made more than anybody, probably."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2014, 12:37:22 pm
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  4h

A decade of Les: Building a persona http://es.pn/1lstVcK
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2014, 07:07:34 pm
 Retweeted by Paul Finebaum
 WSJ Sports @WSJSports  ·  2h
An exclusive excerpt from ''My Conference Can Beat Your Conference'': Paul Finebaum on the Nick Saban he knows. http://on.wsj.com/1zOOk4b
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 05, 2014, 04:56:49 pm
Last year, the SEC welcomed four first-year coaches to the league.

New challenge awaits second-year coaches (http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/86171/new-challenge-awaits-second-year-coaches)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 06, 2014, 11:52:59 am
Mark Bradley @MarkBradleyAJC  ·  Aug 5

Is UGA really the third-best job in college football? (Clay Travis of FoxSports thinks so. I respectfully disagree.) http://on-myajc.com/UQTCN4

Quote
In a post for Fox Sports, Clay Travis of Outkick The Coverage has rated the 25 best coaching jobs in college football. He has Florida No. 1, Texas No. 2 and Georgia No. 3. Ohio State is No. 5, Alabama No. 6 and LSU No. 7.

Travis’ methodology: It’s better to be based in the South — “Increasingly, college football is a game played in the sunshine,” he avers — and most big-name recruits either hail from or want to move to the South. Which doesn’t explain why Florida State ranks No. 12, especially seeing as how Florida State graced four BCS title games, the same number as Florida.

The lofty assessment of Georgia can be explained in two words — recruiting base.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 08, 2014, 07:55:57 am
Access to a Google Docs spreadsheet with the SEC records for each member from '92 to '13 including post season results.

http://johnclay.bloginky.com/sec-football/sec-football-year-by-year
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 14, 2014, 03:55:40 pm
Sam Khan Jr. @skhanjr  ·  Aug 13

Kevin Sumlin went from college LB to QB guru via a path littered with great signal callers: http://es.pn/1nPinA2
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 15, 2014, 07:33:28 am
Former UK football coach Guy Morriss is now on the staff at Warren Central High School. (http://kentuckysportsradio.com/1/tim-tebows-thursday-night-notes)

Bowling Green, Kentucky which is the home of WKU and the Corvette Museum.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 18, 2014, 05:24:10 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  2h
ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit explains who Nick Saban is away from football, how he's evolved. http://ow.ly/AsyJn
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 18, 2014, 07:51:55 pm
Brandon Marcello @bmarcello  ·  2h
Gus Malzahn thanks Houston Nutt, says he 'wouldn't be here' without former Arkansas coach http://ow.ly/AsN5r 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvWuz2MIQAA1XAe.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2014, 07:41:18 am
Coaches ranked by total wins all-time in league play after 2013 season (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Spurrier-has-the-most-total-SEC-wins-by-far-30392306)

Quote
1. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina (128-43)
2. Mark Richt, Georgia (72-32)
3. Nick Saban, Alabama (71-22)
4. Les Miles, LSU (52-20)
5. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State (16-24)
6. Will Muschamp, Florida (13-11)
7. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M (10-6)
8. Gary Pinkel, Missouri (9-7)
9. Gus Malzahn, Auburn (7-1)
10. Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss (6-10)
11. Butch Jones, Tennessee (2-6)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2014, 10:39:03 am
COLLEGE STATION — Kevin Sumlin will be on the Texas A&M sideline for the season opener next week against South Carolina.

Frankly, that surprises me.

I thought Sumlin might be walking an NFL sideline by now. (http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/columnists/rick-gosselin/20140821-gosselin-i-m-surprised-kevin-sumlin-is-still-at-texas-am-but-he-makes-a-convincing-case.ece)

Quote
Sumlin’s a winner.

With that success, how much longer can Texas A&M keep Sumlin? There will be more phone calls from the NFL going forward.

“I’d consider it, maybe sometime, but not any time soon,” Sumlin said. “I just got here. I’ve still got a lot of things to try to accomplish in college football.

“Most people, whatever you do, eventually want to be at the top of that field. That’s just natural. You want to compete — whether it’s your job or livelihood. You want to be the best at whatever you’re doing, to be at a level where you can say you competed at the top.

“At this stage of my career, that’s where I’m at — college football and the SEC … particularly the SEC West. It’s about as high as you can get without coaching in the NFL.”

Sumlin is in no rush to leave — not with a $5 million buyout through the 2016 season if he were to depart without cause...

He will be put to the test in 2014.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 21, 2014, 12:57:38 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvfG1hACUAE4ZAa.jpg)
WSJ Sports @WSJSports

How college football's coaches have fared against top-25 teams  http://on.wsj.com/1kSUM6N 
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 22, 2014, 03:15:50 pm
Randy Rosetta @RandyRosetta  ·  18h

From @JimKleinpeter | Les Miles top 10 Les-isms of #LSU football's past nine seasons http://s.nola.com/ezCa0pC  via @nolanews

Quote
Sometimes you hear them once, like his denial of rain in Tiger Stadium as a "stiff dew". Sometimes you hear them over and over in a span of a minute - just so ya know.

Here are the ones I know best. If you can think of others, let me know by scrolling down to the comment stream...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 23, 2014, 07:17:31 am
A new career path for former, long-time SEC coaches: radio show.  It beats working the toll booth north of Destin.

Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer will be on the radio airwaves in Middle Tennessee just in time for the start of the college football season.

Fulmer will serve as co-host of a weekly show, which debuts next week, along with former Vols assistant coach Doug Mathews.

The one-hour show will air on a network of stations either Thursday or Friday evenings or Saturday mornings.

Mathews coached on Fulmer’s staff (more accurately on Majors' staff alongside Fulmer) from 1980-89 before leaving to become the defensive coordinator at Vanderbilt. (http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/vols/2014/08/22/tennessee-vols-phillip-fulmer-doug-mathews-radio-show)

Quote
“We developed a relationship that goes very deep and we enjoy talking football,” Fulmer said. “This seemed like a natural way to work together again.”

The show will air on Saturdays in Nashville (104.5-FM)…

“I want fans to walk away thinking ‘I learned something’ or ‘I never thought of it like that,’’’ Mathews said. “We will get heavy into the why football coaches make the decisions they do, and look very closely at the players a coaching staff would need to prepare for on that week’s opponent.”

Coach Fulmer would also be included on a countdown of SEC coaches considered "untouchable" who were let go in the end. 

During the replay of the Jan. 1999 National Championship game, Keith Jackson noted that Fulmer was 67-11 coming into the game (43-7 in SEC games).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 29, 2014, 12:19:27 pm
NBCSports: Kevin Sumlin is one of a handful of college football coaches being paid a $5 million annual salary — and based on Thursday night’s thrashing of South Carolina he’s worth the money. (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/08/29/kevin-sumlin-looks-like-hes-worth-the-money-for-texas-am)

Quote
It’s the same $5 million price tag Spurrier poked fun at over the summer.

“A&M has recruited well, I know that. I read those rankings every year,” Spurrier said. “Kevin Sumlin has an excellent record as a coach. He’s a good negotiator, we know that also.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 30, 2014, 09:34:49 pm
Vaughts' Views @vaughtsviews  ·  14h
Former UK QB Jared Lorenzen wishes Hal Mumme got more credit for his offense http://wp.me/pt93y-bxJ

Hugh Kellenberger @HKellenbergerCL  ·  27m
Hal Mumme had his Belhaven QB throw the ball 49 times today ... In a 44-6 win.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2014, 09:04:52 am
CFB Legends @CFBLegends

Happy 82nd birthday to Vince Dooley. Won 201 games, 6 @SEC titles & the 1980 national title at Georgia. @FootballUGA
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2014, 09:07:41 am

Brent Zwerneman @BrentZwerneman  ·  32m

Why I believe when the NFL comes calling (again) for Sumlin, he'll say No Thanks from the start: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/aggies/article/A-M-overjoyed-that-Sumlin-reciprocates-commitment-5734947.php …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: Hogwild on September 06, 2014, 03:01:22 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvfG1hACUAE4ZAa.jpg)
WSJ Sports @WSJSports

How college football's coaches have fared against top-25 teams  http://on.wsj.com/1kSUM6N

I finally got around to really looking at that chart, Saban, Miles & Stoops record against the top 25 in just crazy good.  115-54

By comparison Bill Snyder, Frank Beamer, Mark Dantanio are 76-111

Take the all time marks of Steve Spurrier(w/ Duke & UF), CBB(UW),  Charlie Strong & Mark Ritch and they are only 108-105-1
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 10, 2014, 12:12:58 pm
If South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier can lead the Gamecocks to a win against Georgia on Saturday (3:30 p.m./CBS), then he will tie former Bulldogs coach Vince Dooley for second on the all-time wins list as a Southeastern Conference head football coach with 201 wins.

Spurrier won 122 games in 12 seasons at Florida and is the Gators' all-time wins leader. Likewise, Spurrier is the all-time wins leader at South Carolina with a mark of 78-40.

Alabama legend Paul "Bear" Bryant, who also coached at Kentucky, is the all-time wins leader as an SEC coach with 292 victories.

Spurrier is 15-6 in his career against Georgia. He was 11-1 at Florida and is 4-5 at South Carolina.  (http://247sports.com/Bolt/Spurrier-could-tie-Dooley-for-wins-mark-31047865)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 14, 2014, 03:33:19 pm
C-J Sports staff @sports_cj  ·  2h
SEC Rewind | Will Muschamp's seat stays hot http://cjky.it/1qVQSLq  @kyletucker_cj
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 17, 2014, 02:08:47 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  1h

Gus Malzahn can't see himself coaching at 74, because 'college football ages you in dog years' http://s.al.com/yps3i3j
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 20, 2014, 07:11:14 pm
Stanley Boom Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  Sep 19

ESPN's feature on Hal Mumme today was great. Dude is awesome http://bit.ly/1wwCM3A

Quote
“Yoda of the Air Raid Offense, he is.”

Kentucky’s first game under Mumme in 1997, against state rival Louisville, feels like the first tremor of an earthquake. Couch threw for 398 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-24 win. “Everyone — the players, the fans, the coaches — was looking around after I threw my first touchdown like, ‘Oh my god, this is awesome,’” Couch says. Three weeks later at Indiana, Couch tied an SEC single-game record with seven touchdown passes. He threw for 355 yards in an overtime victory against Alabama, the first time Kentucky had beaten the Crimson Tide since 1922. “Early on, it was easy,” Mumme says. “No one knew how to defend it.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 20, 2014, 10:59:26 pm
 SEC Sports @SEC  ·  21m

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier now has 202 all-time wins as an #SEC head coach. Second all-time. Passes Vince Dooley.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 21, 2014, 01:49:08 pm
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  22h

Urban Meyer tells @RealSportsHBO in 2009 he was depressed, lost 37 pounds. “I thought I was dying. Mentally I was broke"

Meyer was suffering from chest pains and self-medicating for his stress.

"Now I'm taking two Ambiens," Meyer told the HBO show. "I would drink a beer on top of it, just to get some sleep. Not many people know that.

"And I go from 217 pounds to 180 pounds. I lose 37 pounds." (http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/post/_/id/107713/meyer-i-thought-i-was-dying-in-09)

Quote
That all occurred when the Gators were undefeated in 2009 -- until losing to Alabama in the SEC title game.

After the loss to the Crimson Tide, Meyer was admitted into a hospital with chest pains.

"They said, 'We don't believe it was a heart attack.' " Meyer said. "So, OK, 'Well, what is it?' 'We don't know.'

"And then you start thinking, 'There's something wrong with me mentally, you know? What is going on here?' "

Meyer said he was depressed.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 24, 2014, 09:04:15 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  59m

Lane Kiffin reshapes his image in silence http://es.pn/1ps1SuI

Quote
The man who orchestrated one of the most impressive offensive games in recent memory at Alabama exited the field to little applause. After being labeled a genius for the way he carved up Florida’s defense for the most yards it has ever allowed (645), no one asked him how he did it. No one could. The former media lightning rod wasn’t allowed to speak on the record as offensive coordinator, per Alabama policy.

In that silence, Kiffin shined.

Finally, his ability as a coach did the talking.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 25, 2014, 10:10:49 am
Watson Brown is in his 30th season, having been a head coach at six schools: Austin Peay to Cincinnati to Rice to Vanderbilt to UAB and, for the past seven seasons here in his hometown, Tennessee Tech.

His résumé looks like the road to career perdition, which means his coaching career mimics his playing career. (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11578167/how-watson-brown-lost-more-games-coach-college-football-history)

Quote
He has been drawn to the perennial loser, convinced he can turn it around. Coach Quixote has had seven winning seasons. He has won a total of 128 games, and tied one. As of this past Saturday's 10-7 defeat at Tennessee State, he also has lost 199 games, which tied him with the legendary Amos Alonzo Stagg for the most losses in the history of major college football.

At some point, perhaps as soon as Saturday, when Tennessee Tech plays at No. 10 Northern Iowa, Coach Quixote will own the record. He will be the first man to lose 200 games.

"I didn't know that. But it doesn't surprise me," Watson Brown said. "Who's had the jobs I've had and is still a head coach?"

(http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2014/0923/ncf_watsonbrown2_ms_300x300.jpg)
Courtesy of Watson Brown

Quote
The left arm, the one that smashed into the wall at old Dudley Field his junior year at Vanderbilt, doesn't hang so much as dangles. That shoulder cost him his athletic career, football and baseball both, just as Coach Bryant told him it would. As a 17-year-old high school senior, Coach Quixote drove to Tuscaloosa to tell the Bear he wouldn't be coming to Alabama. He wanted to play for Vanderbilt.

"Here's what's going to happen," Bryant said. "You can go up there, and you might have a good career. But I doubt you'll finish, because you don't have good players around you. In this league, you gon' have a tough time."

Nearly a half-century later, Coach Quixote belly-laughs at the memory.

"Coach Bryant hit it on the nose!" he said. "Hit it on the nose."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 07, 2014, 01:12:29 pm
Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  19 hours ago

Mark Stoops: “I plan to be around here for a long time” http://bit.ly/10GVAmk  #BBN

Quote
Mark Stoops’ name is being tossed around the internet as a possible candidate for some big jobs that may open up this winter. It’s all just fan chit-chat for now, but a caller on Stoops’ call-in show asked if Big Blue Nation should begin to worry.

“I plan to be around here for a long time,” said Stoops. “I’m just getting started.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 09, 2014, 07:27:33 pm
Andy Demetra @GamecockRadio  ·  7 hours ago
Fun Steve Spurrier fact: in his first 5 years in the NFL, he had more punt attempts (230) than pass attempts (204).

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BzhTKimIUAABMN_.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2014, 08:11:58 pm
Sheldon Mickles @MicklesAdvocate  ·  7 hours ago
Miles: Thanks players, coaches, supporters who've helped him achieve 100 wins at #LSU. Got it with 30-27 victory at Florida on Saturday.

Miles on Columbus Day: "Another great day not to be confused with -St. Paddy's Day."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2014, 07:50:24 am
OREGON FOOTBALL EQ @OregonFBequip
Should we pull out this coach's gear for Sat? What do u think @UKcoachbrooks #TBT #GoDucks
11:57 AM - 16 Oct 2014

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0FIL9iCYAIR6xG.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2014, 08:40:12 am
Ross Dellenger @DellengerAdv  ·  20 hours ago
RT @CollegeGameDay: Most Wins vs Ranked Teams Since 2011:
Les Miles - 15-7
David Shaw - 14-6
Nick Saban - 12-5
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2014, 10:18:40 pm
Sporting News @sportingnews  ·  36m 36 minutes ago
If Will Muschamp is forced out at Florida, who should replace him? http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2014-10-18/will-muschamp-hotseat-florida-coaching-candidates-steve-spurrier-dan-mullen-rich-rodriguez-mike-gundy …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2014, 05:25:27 pm
Clay Travis @ClayTravisBGID  ·  6h 6 hours ago
In less than six years since Tennessee replaced Fulmer Vols have lost nearly as many SEC games as Fulmer lost in 16 years.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2014, 01:23:31 pm
Ray Goff ‘buries the UGA hatchet’ with sportswriter after 30 years (http://recruiting.blog.ajc.com/2014/10/20/ray-goff-buries-the-uga-hatchet-with-sportswriter-after-30-years)

Quote
It started with Tift County High School winning the 1983 state championship and having seven seniors sign D1 scholarships. Surprisingly, none were recruited by UGA...

Flash forward more than 30 years later: Fletcher mentioned the story in a recent column for the Albany paper. Through a mutual acquaintance, it got back to Goff, who phoned the sportswriter out of the blue after all the time. Goff apologized if he had done anything to upset Fletcher or his family.

We laughed about it, and Goff half-jokingly said, “I’ll have to admit I don’t remember that, but I’m not doubting that it happened. I took a lot of shots to the head playing in the SEC.”

What’s Goff doing these days? He and his brother own 11 Zaxby’s.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2014, 03:08:55 pm
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  3 hours ago

Steve Spurrier on reports linking him to UF job: “My next move is going to be to Crescent Beach, Florida”

SportsTalk @sportstalksc  ·  2 hours ago

Spurrier's expression when we asked him about the reports linking him to a potential vacancy at Florida says it all.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0fcXCVCcAApNkP.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2014, 08:21:48 am
LSU coach Les Miles tweaks ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit for 2007 gaffe

Listen closely to LSU coach Les Miles when he talks, and you can pick up some of his really wicked, dry wit.

Miles tweaked ESPN commentator and former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit Wednesday for Herbstreit's prediction seven years ago that Miles would leave LSU for Michigan, Miles' alma mater, at the end of the 2007 season. It was almost lost in one of his rambling, nonsensical answers. (http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2014/10/lsu_coach_les_miles_tweaks_esp.html)

Quote
In his weekly post practice press conference, Miles was asked who he would have as LSU's guest picker when GameDay comes to Baton Rouge for Saturday's Ole Miss-LSU game. Herbstreit is a member of the GameDay crew, but guest pickers are usually famous alumni of the selected school.

Miles appears to not understand the concept of the guest picker. But maybe that was his way of setting up the punch line. Here's the text:

"I can only tell you, (I'd pick) the guys that have been wrong. I want the guy to be wrong again. Whoever the guy that has been consistently wrong, he needs to pick again. Or, that guy that has always picked LSU, either one. I'd have to go back and check their records.

"I'd have to say (Kirk) Herbstreit made a wrong pick, it wouldn't be the worst thing I ever heard if he made the wrong pick again. And yet there's probably some guys out there that have made the right picks and to me I'd like to kind of make the right pick, whichever pick that is. I'd pick Shaq in every way, in one-on-one and picking."

On the morning of LSU's 2007 SEC Championship Game victory against Tennessee, Herbstreit reported that Miles would become Michigan's coach after the season. LSU called a hurried press conference at which Miles vehemently denied the report and closed the classic Les Miles moment with his "Have great day" sign off.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2014, 03:09:53 pm
Edgar Thompson @osgators  ·  Oct 25
Ten years ago today, the #Gators fired coach Ron Zook with four games remaining in the 2004 season: http://www.cardsclubhouse.com/forums/viewtopic.php …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 28, 2014, 08:19:56 pm
Dustin Dopirak @TennesseeBeat  ·  2h 2 hours ago
[Butch] Jones says there's no validity to Michigan talk.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2014, 12:59:10 pm
Bill Martin @MSUBillMartin  ·  3 hours ago

Only 2 coaches in @SEC history have led a team to 3 wins over top-10 teams in three straight games: @CoachDanMullen (2014), Pat Dye (1983).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2014, 01:14:17 pm
Tommy Tuberville is angered by the recent run of arrests that have tarnished the University of Cincinnati football team's name, and the Bearcats coach vowed Tuesday that it all will stop.

Now. (http://www.cincinnati.com/story/ucathleticsblog/2014/10/28/ucs-tuberville-fed-up-no-more-second-chances/18064525)

Quote
"Before I bring it up for questions, I will make a statement about the problems that we're having on our football team," Tuberville said. "I'll be the first one to tell you that we've had problems."

Quarterback Jarred Evans was arrested the week before Tappan. There also was the Sept. 14 incident when one UC player (Alex Thomas) was arrested, a second (Hosey Williams) was cited and two others (Leviticus Payne, Ey'Shawn McClain) were found with outstanding warrants when police responded to a party where gunshots were fired.

"We do have a mentoring program, we have a training program for our kids, we talk to them," Tuberville said. "But I'm like everybody else, I'm kind of fed up with it. We're not going to have it anymore if they're going to be on this football team."

Tuberville he has always believed in second chances, within reason.

"Sometimes you have to put your foot down and say, listen, no more," he said...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 30, 2014, 12:26:47 pm
Les Miles keeps Tiger Stadium grass in pocket during some road games, ESPN.com feature says

Did you know he keeps a small jewelry box of stadium grass in his pocket during some road games? (http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2014/10/les_miles_takes_tiger_stadium.html)

Quote
"It's used to cut a dry taste in your mouth. I get it in there occasionally," he said. "If I'm in a home field, I obviously don't bring it. If I'm on an artificial turf, obviously I need to bring it."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 30, 2014, 07:08:58 pm
TSSAA @tssaa  ·  5 hours ago
#TBT Former Briarcrest Coach Hugh Freeze celebrating 04 BlueCross Bowl win @CoachHughFreeze @OleMissFB @OleMissRebels

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1N0d_FIUAALvAq.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2014, 01:07:21 pm
Laken Litman @LakenLitman  ·  3 hours ago

Dan Mullen has Mississippi State on top of the football world. At home, he's just dad. http://usat.ly/1FZTGxz 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1SRkIBCUAA4u9J.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2014, 01:23:14 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  45 minutes ago

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops gets raise, contract extension through 2019 | http://ow.ly/DDBDU

Quote
UK announced that Stoops is now under contract through the 2019 season. The new deal also raises Stoops' base salary incrementally from $2.6 million this season to $3.85 million by the final year of the deal.

"I am excited about the progress our team has shown on the field, but this is as much about the next five years as it is the last one and a half," Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart said.  "As I've said before, I believe we can compete at the highest level in the toughest conference. Mark is the coach to take us there."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2014, 02:57:49 pm
Matt Jones @KySportsRadio  ·  2 hours ago

Mark Stoops gets a bonus of $250,000 for every win past six.


In an unrelated story, UK will take a hard look at their non-conference schedule over the next five years.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2014, 10:36:23 pm
Current and Former SEC Head Coaches on the Bobby Dodd Watch List:'

David Cutcliffe, Duke
Gus Malzahn, Auburn
Urban Meyer, Ohio State
Dan Mullen, Mississippi State
Mark Richt, Georgia
Nick Saban, Alabama
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2014, 03:04:19 pm
Muschamp is 15-14 in SEC play going into the Georgia game today during his time at Florida.  His '12 team was Top 10 and lost in the Sugar Bowl.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 02, 2014, 08:50:36 am
Dick Weiss @HoopsWeiss  ·  9 hours ago
this may be the end 4 steve spurrier too much heartbreak after so much success
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 02, 2014, 02:22:04 pm
David Caraviello @dcaraviello  ·  45 minutes ago
Idea of quitting after last night? HBC: "That's hit me last 10 years when we have a game or two like this. Then you look at big picture."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2014, 10:03:22 am
Ron Higgins @RonHigg  ·  22 hours ago

I think when Les finishes his presser that @LSUBonnette needs to put a cape on him like Danny Ray always did with singer James Brown.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2014, 11:23:17 am
MrSEC @MrSEC  ·  48 minutes ago

Stop The Handwringing: Steve Spurrier's Still A Bully In Victory, A Baby In Defeat http://dlvr.it/7QDHL0
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 05, 2014, 11:02:38 am
Spurrier says 'the plan is' to return as USC coach in 2015 (http://www.gogamecocks.com/2014/11/04/637217_exclusive-spurrier-says-the-plan.html)

Quote
South Carolina’s winningest all-time football coach plans to be back in the job for an 11th season in 2015, but that’s about as much of the future as Steve Spurrier is ready to talk about at the moment.

“The plan is to definitely be back here and so forth,” Spurrier told The State on Tuesday. “Just say that’s the plan.” Spurrier declined to discuss his future further or to predict what he might do with his coaching staff after the season.

“You probably have some questions that I’m going to have a tough time answering,” he said. “If it’s got anything to do with coaches coming back next year, me coming back next year, I am just going to refrain from all of that. Let’s get through this season here and see where we are all at is probably the smartest thing for all of us to do right now.”

South Carolina is 4-5 overall and 2-5 in the SEC after losing its fourth straight conference game to Tennessee last week. The Gamecocks are ranked last in the SEC in defense...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2014, 10:53:03 am
The Football Writers Association of America sent this letter this week to SEC Commissioner Mike Slive in response to Steve Spurrier not taking questions from the media after the Nov. 1 South Carolina loss to Tennessee. (http://www.gogamecocks.com/2014/11/06/637758_football-writers-association-condemns.html)

Quote
Dear Mike:

On behalf of the Football Writers Association of America we're writing you and other SEC administrators, as well as officials at the University of South Carolina, to express the FWAA's disappointment and concern Coach Steve Spurrier failed to take questions from the media at what was supposed to be his press conference after the Gamecocks' loss to Tennessee on Saturday night.

For any coach — but especially one who coaches in the SEC and has the stature of Steve Spurrier — to walk out on the media and not field any questions is totally unacceptable.

While Coach Spurrier's frustration after an overtime loss is understandable, media covering the participating teams we're sure felt a lot of frustration because they weren't able to properly cover a game that means so much to their readers and viewers.

Now that closed locker rooms are standard operating procedure for most major college football teams, and a few players and perhaps a couple of assistant coaches are made available for interviews after a game, it is absolutely essential for media members to be able to ask the head coach questions and get his answers.

While Saturday night was a home game for South Carolina, there were many Tennessee media there, and perhaps media from regional or national outlets who may have gone to a lot of time, trouble and expense to cover the game.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette staff traveled to Starkville, Mississippi, for Saturday night's Arkansas-Mississippi State game along with many other Arkansas media, and after the Razorbacks' suffered another agonizing last-second loss, as FWAA members we cannot begin to express the anger and frustration we would have felt if Coach Bret Bielema had walked into the interview room, talked for less than a minute and then gotten up and left without taking questions.

Coach Bielema had plenty to be frustrated about, too, but he spoke for about 10 minutes and took several questions.

That's the way it's supposed to work in the SEC, where as we all know college football is a passion and way of life.

Along with short-changing the media, Coach Spurrier also let down fans who follow his program — and many of whom support it financially — by not answering questions after the game.

SEC fans may be disappointed by a loss, but they want to hear from their head football coach.

Steve Spurrier is well paid to coach South Carolina and winning games may be at the top of this list of things to do, but fulfilling media obligations in a professional manner — and thus speaking to the team's fans — is also high on that list.

It is the FWAA's fervent hope that officials at the SEC as well as at South Carolina have made it known to Coach Spurrier that his behavior after the Tennessee game is not acceptable, cannot be tolerated and will not be repeated.

Mike, we all know the SEC is loaded with big-time coaches, but we also know that you, not the coaches, run the conference.

Thanks for your attention to this matter.

On behalf of the FWAA, we also want to extend our best wishes as you continue your treatment for prostate cancer. We miss seeing you at SEC events and look forward to seeing you in the future for many years to come.

Sincerely,

Bob Holt, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, FWAA SEC Pressbox Chairman
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman, FWAA 2014 President
Ron Higgins, Nola.com/The Times-Picayune, FWAA Past President
Wally Hall, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, FWAA Past President
Steve Richardson, FWAA Executive Director

CC: Greg Sankey, Chuck Dunlap, Steve Fink
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 07, 2014, 01:40:42 pm
One phone call that changed SEC football history. If Saban hadn't coached at LSU and won a national title, he wouldn't have had the street cred to get hired by Alabama after his Dolphins' failure. (http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2014/11/memories_of_lsu_vs_alabama.html)

Quote
Blame it on Sean Tuohy: Tuohy, a former Isidore Newman and Ole Miss star point guard, is a Taco Bell mogul in Memphis. Jimmy Sexton is a sports agent based in Memphis who also had Taco Bell interests.

In December 1999, the search to replace fired LSU coach Gerry DiNardo is going nowhere fast. Then-LSU Athletic Director Joe Dean, set to retire several months later, has interviewed two coaches and got basically turned down by Miami's Butch Davis.

Dean's phone rings. It's Tuohy, who maintained a relationship with Dean through the years after attending his summer basketball camps as a teenager.

Sexton, who was representing Michigan State coach Nick Saban, asked Tuohy to call Dean. Would LSU be interested in Saban? He wanted out of Michigan State and was intrigued by a position in a state that produced the highest number of NFL players per capita in the nation.

A few days later after a clandestine meeting at Sexton's house, Dean got the approval to hire Saban for $1.2 million a year, doubling his Michigan State salary.

"We had nobody, you get a call out of the blue and you're hiring somebody at more than you intended paying," Dean once told me. "Forget a search committee or hiring a search firm. One phone call and Saban really got the job by default."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2014, 10:21:33 am
Bill Martin @MSUBillMartin  ·  23 hours ago
With now a .611 career winning percentage, @CoachDanMullen owns best winning percentage at @HailStateFB since Allyn McKeen (1939-48).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 09, 2014, 06:52:39 am
Ross Dellenger @DellengerAdv  ·  9 hours ago

RT @SEConCBS: Just Les being Les. #BAMAvsLSU

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1-D3v4CcAAHytq.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: snoblind on November 09, 2014, 01:16:03 pm
I first became aware of this place during the FOI's and banners towards Hootie. I saw from a lurker what happened. I didn't pay much attention during Petrino's first couple years. Maybe lurked during the end of his 3rd and 4th year. Obviously the Smile era was followed in misery by the entire state and country. I didn't pay to much attention during the last search or right after we hired BB. I started seeing some questions raised about his hiring before he ever coached his first game. Seems SC is where the wheels fell off.

My question is this, briefly can you describe how it was around here during the nutty days until now. Has this place been this divided before. Were there many Nutt supporters. Seems like I remember most were beyond done with him by that time. There was even a couple weeks where smile was a viable option as a hire after his first 2-3 games and people thought he could hold it together until the wheels not only fell off, the axles went with them. I don't think there is any dislike for BB. I along with others question his offense in this conference with our recruiting. Contrary to popular belief, we are as die hard of hog fans as those who believe he will succeed. We both want the same thing, to win. We just differ on how to get there. That's not what I want to discuss here. I'm just curious how the history of past coaches and harmony on here. Has it always been a group vs group here.

I come in peace with this thread. We can get back to bickering elsewhere.

See you aren't getting an answer and this isn't the thread you will get much given the OP topic.  Yes, it was pretty divided back in the Nutt days.  This one of the few places one could rant, hence dark siders and was always the anti-Nutt board - at least the whole time I've been here.  When BP was hired Nutt supporters faded.  Since the firing of BP, its been war.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 09, 2014, 09:47:37 pm
The Football Writers Association of America sent this letter this week to SEC Commissioner Mike Slive in response to Steve Spurrier not taking questions from the media after the Nov. 1 South Carolina loss to Tennessee. (http://www.gogamecocks.com/2014/11/06/637758_football-writers-association-condemns.html)


GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  3 hours ago
Spurrier apologizes for not talking after loss http://scne.ws/7SxxmV  #gg
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2014, 01:33:59 pm
Josh Kendall @JoshatTheState  ·  3 hours ago

Steve Spurrier asked if this could be last game in The Swamp: "There’s a chance of about anything in life isn’t there?"

From UF media guide, Steve Spurrier coined UF field 'The Swamp' after '91 season: 'A swamp is hot and sticky and can be dangerous.'
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2014, 12:46:09 pm
Scott Carter @GatorZoneScott  ·  2 hours ago

Nothing else I tweet today will match this, so here goes one more time. Muschamp dancing: #espn http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11869272 … #Gators


ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  2 hours ago

Throwback Thursday: Muschamp intercepts ESPN analyst, celebrates with dance http://es.pn/111vlq9

Tom Luginbill throws the pick
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2014, 01:43:43 pm
Kevin Brockway @gatorhoops  ·  3 hours ago

Could Saturday be last game at Swamp for Will Muschamp … or Steve Spurrier? http://fw.to/yBuEVfe
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2014, 07:32:11 pm
Stewart Mandel @slmandel  ·  8 hours ago
Where is John L Smith two years after his debacle at Arkansas? Coaching D-II Fort Lewis. @LindsayRaeSI w/ the story: http://www.si.com/college-football/2014/11/14/john-l-smith-fort-lewis-skyhawks …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2014, 04:39:26 pm
Josh Kendall @JoshatTheState  ·  2 hours ago
Steve Spurrier: "I'm getting old when you start feeling for the other coach."

On Muschamp after beating Florida in the Swamp in overtime.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2014, 07:22:59 am
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  11 hours ago
Nick Saban won record 5th game vs. AP's No. 1 team. Jimmy Johnson, Jack Mollenkopf, Joe Paterno & Lou Holtz next w/4 wins each
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2014, 08:27:29 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  9 hours ago
What we learned in the SEC: Week 12 http://es.pn/1urrz5T

Quote
It tolls for thee, Muschamp: Maybe there was a way for Will Muschamp to save his job after Florida shocked Georgia a couple weeks ago. But the way the Gators blew a late lead and fell 23-20 in overtime against South Carolina on Saturday -- getting two kicks blocked in the last 3:30 -- probably removed any doubt. The Gators are now 5-4 and can become bowl eligible with a win against Eastern Kentucky next week, but this has to be the end for Muschamp. The Gators should have won this game but imploded at home in the closing minutes.

A breakthrough for Arkansas...

Gus Bus hits a speed bump...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2014, 12:03:31 pm
Edgar Thompson @osgators  ·  53 minutes ago
A UF source texted me about Muschamp, "He's the best. Really, really hard day."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2014, 01:41:39 pm
Ralph D. Russo @ralphDrussoAP  ·  1 hour ago
Florida makes it official.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2lQFS9CAAAvX-H.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2014, 01:42:57 pm
Mark Long @APMarkLong  ·  3 hours ago
It will cost the Gators around $8 million in all if they get rid of the entire coaching staff
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 16, 2014, 01:49:05 pm
GatorZone Football @GatorZoneFB  ·  2 hours ago
Full statement from Will Muschamp:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2lQuRGIQAAM_kE.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2014, 08:03:21 am
Will Muschamp be a sought-after defensive coordinator http://es.pn/11gGt2K

Quote
Chris Low: Muschamp is walking away with more than $6 million in a buyout from Florida, so he can take all the time he wants to settle on what is best for him going forward.

Remember, this was Muschamp’s first head-coaching gig. Some guys who have been head coaches for a while struggle with going back and working for somebody else. But before 2011, Muschamp had always worked for somebody else, and he’s the kind of down-to-earth guy who won't let his ego get in the way of doing what he loves to do -- coaching football.

My sense is he’ll be back next season in college football...

South Carolina?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2014, 05:37:09 pm
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  51 minutes ago

Will Muschamp trying to go out right way http://es.pn/11lLtmN

Quote
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As Will Muschamp approached the podium in front of a throng of media members for one of his last times as Florida’s head coach, he smiled and took a quick peek over at the fine-dressed men who preceded him just moments earlier.

“I guess I'm underdressed for the occasion,” Muschamp said, “I apologize for that.”

Florida president Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley had just finished delivering their own eulogies for Muschamp, but he sliced through the funereal atmosphere with some quick wit, while fully understanding the gravity of the situation.

Even when a reporter told him he looked good and appeared to be taking the news well, Muschamp responded with more dry humor.

“My wife thinks I've gained some weight this year,” Muschamp said.

Sunday’s announcement of Muschamp’s eventual departure was heartbreaking for the coach and a tough decision emotionally for his bosses. They praised him for his high character and dedication to improving Florida’s locker room and raising the team’s GPA.

Players spent all Sunday supporting Muschamp via social media, and the three players who spoke at his news conference were grieving over the loss of their coach, who couldn’t escape his fourth year.

“It was something that we were kind of ready for, given all the buzz around the program,” offensive lineman Chaz Green said. “We knew how important it was to get that South Carolina win. That’s why it was so heartbreaking in the way that it ended, too.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2014, 11:46:24 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  3 minutes ago

Gus Malzahn just outside nation's top 10 of highest-paid coaches, USA Today reports http://s.al.com/gse9GAY

Quote
Malzahn is the fifth-highest paid coach in the SEC, trailing Alabama's Nick Saban ($7,160,187), Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin ($5,006,000), LSU's Les Miles ($4,369,582) and South Carolina's Steve Spurrier ($4,016,900)

In the second year of his new contract, Malzahn will make $4.1 million, pushing him over a $4 million barrier only 10 coaches passed in 2013, according to the database.

USA Today: College football compensation: How Georgia's Mark Richt makes millions (video story, data available at link)  (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2014/11/19/mark-richt-georgia-college-football-coaches-salaries-compensation/19246795)

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 20, 2014, 10:15:52 am
Florida (updated pending new coaching hire)

Steve Spurrier won the Heisman while a UF QB/PK in 1966 only one year after Stokely-Van Camp had begun selling Gatorade. As a head coach, he led the '89 Duke team to their first bowl game since the Blue Devils defeated Lance Alworth and Arkansas in the '61 Cotton Bowl.

Spurrier returned to Florida to replace Waldon-native Gary Darnell. Darnell coached UF for seven games as a mid-season replacement for Galen Hall. His first Gator squad was ineligible for post-season play.

The Head Ball Coach was 87-12 in SEC games for the Gators. Florida was conference champions in '91, '93, '94, '95, '96, and 2000.  The Gators were National Champs in '96.

Spurrier left Florida following the 2001 season. He received a five-year, $25 million contract with the Redskins.

Ron Zook was a DB at Miami (O.), "The Cradle of Coaches". Zook became an assistant for Spurrier in '91 leaving Ohio State and Zook replaced him as Head Coach beginning with the '02 season. Zook's hiring generated a lot of energy among the fan base, not all positive. Three five-loss seasons ended Zook's career at UF.

Zook did not win a home game over a ranked foe and was criticized for puckering up at home. He coached consecutive road wins over LSU, Arkansas, and UGa in '03.

Ron Zook's SEC record was 16-8.  He coached at Illinois until last season.

Batesville-native Charlie Strong coached Florida's Peach Bowl loss after Zook's last season.

Florida hired Utah head coach Urban Meyer who complimented Zook on the players he had left behind. Meyer's Utah team went undefeated winning the Fiesta Bowl over Pitt.

Urban Meyer had a 36-12 SEC record in six seasons at UF. His teams won the BCS-NC in '06 and '08 as well as the SEC-CG both seasons.  Controversy surrounded Meyer's season ends in '09 and '10 regarding whether he would return. Meyer left UF after an 8-5 '10 season to spend more time with family. He was named Ohio State's coach for the '12 season, one year after Tressel's dismissal. Meyer is the fastest coach to 100 wins since Bud Wilkinson.

In 2008, Tejas hired Will Muschamp away from Auburn to be DC. Following the '08 season, Muschamp was named coach-in-waiting to eventually succeed Mack Brown. He could not wait long enough.

Florida hired Muschamp and he completed his first season in '11. His SEC record in '11 was 3-5 and UF finished 7-6 overall after winning the Gator Bowl. 2012 was a top ten season capped with an appearance in a BCS Bowl, a Sugar Bowl loss. In 2013, UF fell to 4-8 with an FCS loss to Georgia Southern. Muschamp started 2014 on the hot seat and despite a surprise win over Georgia in Jacksonville, a loss to South Carolina including two fourth quarter blocked kicks, led to AD Jeremy Foley announcing he would not coach beyond the end of the regular season. Muschamp's SEC record was 17-15 over four seasons. Failing to get the offense on track despite their wealth of talent proved to be his undoing though he was credited with helping to improve the academic and disciplinary environment.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 21, 2014, 09:01:23 am
SEC Network @SECNetwork  ·  12 hours ago

#TBT Nov. 20, 2004 | Ron Zook's final game with the #Gators ends with a 20-13 upset win over #10 FSU in Tallahassee!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B27qh0DIIAA4XDJ.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2014, 09:57:47 pm
George Diaz @georgediaz  ·  2 hours ago
Muschamp: “I’ll hold my head up high walking out of here. We didn’t win enough games. I was asked to clean up the program. I did that.

Will Muschamp: "I got to do my TV show tomorrow. That will be a blast"


After Florida gave Florida State a scare in Muschamp's last game.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2014, 12:02:42 pm
Scott Rabalais @RabalaisAdv  ·  1 hour ago

Rough month for ex-#LSU DCs as Will Muschamp, Bo Pelini fired from their high-profile gigs. LSU fans don't want them back in SEC, of course.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2014, 07:03:08 pm
Former Vandy head coach and Mack Brown's brother:

AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  1 hour ago
Watson Brown on demise of UAB football: 'It's like losing a family member to me' | http://AL.com  http://ow.ly/Fg6PB

Quote
Watson Brown has been down this road before, and come back up from it, and that's part of what makes Tuesday's announcement that UAB is shutting down its football program so personal for him.

"I've been crying for three days," Brown said Tuesday. "It's a sad day."

Brown, now the head coach at Tennessee Tech, was UAB's coach back in 2002, when the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees charged the Blazers with reducing a $7.6 million athletic department budget deficit within three years or its football program would be dismantled then. Brown, who had transitioned the Blazers' football program to Division I-A status in 1996, added the athletic director's title to his duties around that time and found the burden for saving the program squarely upon his own shoulders.

"We had to go raise a lot of money," Brown recalled. "We had to play a lot of what I call 'bye games' - Monday games. And we had to cut budgets within all the sports. I'll never forget my first meeting with all of the coaches - baseball, basketball, all the coaches, soccer. I told them all, 'Guys, we're going to have to cut some things to save football. If you don't want to do that, I understand. I'll help you go somewhere else if you need to.' I think it was the track coach who popped up and said, 'Coach, where do I sign up?' And everybody was positive and we just went after it. It was I think four years later, we got the resolution off of us. So we fought that once before while I was there.

"I don't think there was this issue when I left, or I didn't feel that. This is a little bit of a surprise to me that it's popped back up again. ... To get the absolute that it's gone, it's just killed me."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2014, 07:29:10 pm
Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  1 hour ago
Freeze: "Ross (Bjork) came to me a month ago, when we were 7-0, maybe… And said we’re ready to get started on working on something for you"

Freeze: "I was pretty much blown away when (Bjork) came to me with this contract. It's humbling. I'm honored. Im just glad it happened fast"
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2014, 09:06:24 am
Dustin Dopirak @TennesseeBeat  ·  Dec 2

[Tennessee AD Dave] Hart told Volquest he's working on an extension for Jones, that there will be an increase in salary for assistants...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2014, 09:43:13 am
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo  ·  17 minutes ago

Jim McElwain hired as Florida football head coach. McElwain was 22-16 in 3 seasons as Colorado State head coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2014, 10:44:53 am
Edgar Thompson @osgators  ·  55 minutes ago

New Gators coach Jim McElwain out to fix Florida football program he demolished, @bianchiwrites says: http://bit.ly/1Bhbt2m

Quote
Jim McElwain, who was hired as the new coach of the Gators on Thursday, was a key member of the dynamite and demolition crew that caused the downfall of Florida's football powerhouse. Now, ironically, he has been put in charge of repairing what he once wrecked.

McElwain, who was hired as the new coach of the Gators on Thursday, was the offense coordinator under Nick Saban at Alabama in 2009 when the Crimson Tide crushed Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow and the undefeated Gators 32-13 in the SEC Championship Game. McElwain’s Alabama offense rolled up 490 yards that day and stampeded a UF defense that was ranked No. 4 in the nation.

Tebow -- in his final collegiate season -- cried after the game.

And Meyer quit...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2014, 06:56:50 pm
Edgar Thompson @osgators  ·  8 hours ago
UF announcing terms of Jim McElwain's compensation package will average $3.5 million annually over six years.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2014, 07:06:15 am
ESPN's Chris Low: Jim McElwain's history (http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/94931/mcelwains-history-provides-optimism-for-gators)

Quote
McElwain's more of a spread guy at heart, but at Alabama he oversaw pro-style offenses that were always physical, balanced and disciplined, a requirement for any offensive coordinator of Nick Saban's.

Not that it's a revelation, but calling plays on offense for Saban isn't the easiest job on the planet. There's a reason Lane Kiffin is Saban's fourth offensive coordinator. But McElwain prospered at Alabama, and his last offense there, in 2011, was the only one in the SEC that season to average more than 200 rushing yards and 200 passing yards per game.

Also keep in mind that both of the national championship seasons with McElwain running the offense at Alabama came with first-year starters at quarterback -- Greg McElroy in 2009 and AJ McCarron in 2011. The game plan McElwain employed in the BCS National Championship to cap the 2011 season called for McCarron to come out throwing against LSU's smothering defense, and Alabama went on to win 21-0, with McCarron passing for 234 yards and keeping the Tigers off balance for much of the night.

In his three seasons at Colorado State, McElwain went back to his spread roots and revolutionized an offense that had been stagnant before he arrived, further proving his versatility as a coach and playcaller.

The Rams were held under 20 points in 20 of their 36 games in the three seasons prior to McElwain's arrival in 2012. This season, they scored more than 30 points in eight of their 12 games and averaged 35.9 points per game. The Rams rank 13th nationally in total offense (497.8 yards per game) and are third in yards per play (7.21).

Quarterback Garrett Grayson is second nationally in passing efficiency and has thrown 32 touchdown passes and only six interceptions. Colorado State's top receiver, Rashard Higgins, leads the country in yards per game (149.1) and receiving touchdowns (17).

Especially telling was how quickly McElwain turned things around in Fort Collins. The Rams had won a total of nine games in the three seasons before his hiring in 2012. They've won 16 of their past 20 heading into the bowl game.

The bottom line: Players believe in him and his system, and a big part of that is his blue-collar pedigree.

McElwain is not one of those guys who has had a football silver spoon in his mouth his whole career. He played quarterback at Eastern Washington and spent 10 years at his alma mater as quarterbacks/receivers coach from 1985 to 1994. He spent the next five years at Montana State as offensive coordinator/receivers/special-teams coach. There were also stints at Fresno State, Louisville and Michigan State and a season in the NFL as the Oakland Raiders' quarterbacks coach in 2006.

At every stop, there was a common theme.

“He's one of the most relatable coaches I've ever been around,” McElroy said. “His ability to feature players in game plans and getting players to buy in are a few of his greatest strengths. He's a diligent worker and is fiercely competitive.

“Florida Gator fans should rejoice.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2014, 09:05:14 am
Michael Bonner @MikeBBonner  ·  14 hours ago

Scott Stricklin optimistic that an extension for Dan Mullen will be 'wrapped up pretty soon.' http://on.thec-l.com/1CWL0Jl

Mullen said no recruit asked him about his future at Mississippi State. Said he's build chemistry and recruits have faith.

Scott Stricklin says he and Dan Mullen have had some positive talks so far. Said they are 5 for 5 in extending him.

Stricklin: "We want to make sure we reward Dan for what he's done.. also continue to invest going forward not only in him but his staff."

Stricklin on people placing Mullen's name at other jobs: "Those are the same people that told me he was on the hot seat last year."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2014, 09:27:08 am
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  16 minutes ago

If you're making less than $3.5 million now in the SEC, you're slumming. By my count, nine of the 14 head coaches make $3.5 million or more.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2014, 09:27:37 am
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  19 minutes ago

Tennessee's Butch Jones gets a two-year extension through 2020 and his salary is bumped from $3 million to $3.6 million per year.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2014, 10:30:01 am
Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred  ·  1 hour ago

Butch Jones on extension: "It's just closure to a lot of things. Now we're able to focus on the things we need to focus on."

Jones on TaxSlayer: Dave Hart walked into my office with a big smile. Dave deserves applause and great appreciation for making this happen.

Butch Jones: 14 points on our side of the division was the difference this year

Dave Hart: You reward people for a job well done, not because "someone is coming to get them."

Butch Jones gets a 2-year extension at $3.6 million per year, per Dave Hart.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2014, 07:15:23 pm
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  Dec 8
I remember when Spurrier became SEC's first $1 million coach in mid 1990s. Now, we're on cusp of 13 of the 14 making more than $3 million.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2014, 10:00:04 pm
Greg Auman @gregauman  ·  2 hours ago
Former Kentucky coach and Gators assistant Joker Phillips is up for the head coaching job at Florida A&M. Story:
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/sports/2014/12/10/search-committee-decides-top-famu-head-coaching-job/20220617/ …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2014, 11:41:15 am


D.J. Durkin is now the fourth official interim coach in the history of Florida football. Here is how the other three fared as interims: (http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20141210/ARTICLES/141219949)

Quote
1984: Galen Hall.

Record: 7-0...

1989: Gary Darnell.

Record: 3-4...

2004: Charlie Strong.

Record: 0-1.

Strong coached Florida in the 2004 Chick-fil-A Bowl where the Gators were trounced by 14th-ranked Miami, 27-10. It was a distracted team as many of the assistant coaches wore Illinois shirts and were less than focused for the weeks leading up to the game.

Why he was the interim: Ron Zook was fired and finished out the regular season. But Zook, who had accepted the head coaching job at Illinois, left Florida hanging about his decision whether or not to coach the bowl game. Jeremy Foley finally made the decision for Zook, naming Strong as the interim for the game...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2014, 11:43:17 am
MrSEC @MrSEC  ·  1 hour ago

Now here's a bit of a surprise. Gary Pinkel, not Dan Mullen, has been named the SEC's Coach of the Year for 2014.... http://fb.me/1rlyKnwt9

As voted by his fellow coaches
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 11, 2014, 12:46:26 pm
Patrick Brown @patrickbrownTFP  ·  6 hours ago

Reviewing what's new (and what isn't) in Butch Jones's revised deal with Tennessee + a look at his staff's salaries. http://bit.ly/169SWIH

Quote
KNOXVILLE — As part of its new deal with Butch Jones, the University of Tennessee increased the buyout its second-year football coach would have to pay for leaving.

According to the contract addendum released by the university Wednesday afternoon, Jones would owe $4 million if he terminates his deal before Feb. 29, 2016.

Under his original deal, signed in December 2012, Jones's buyout through that date was $3 million.

Based on the terms of the new deal, Jones would owe Tennessee $3 million for leaving between March 1, 2016, and Feb. 28, 2017, and the buyout is $2 million in the final three years of the contract, which was extended two years through the 2020 season.

The contract addendum also includes a clarified set of incentives for Jones.

He would receive $500,000 for a national championship, $400,000 for appearing in the championship game, $350,000 for appearing in the College Football Playoff's semifinals, $300,000 for an appearance in the CFP selection committee's "New Year's Six" bowl games, $200,000 for a Citrus or Outback Bowl appearance and $100,000 for any bowl game.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2014, 08:24:45 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  37 minutes ago
More changes possible for Auburn as Will Muschamp joins staff http://s.al.com/AC9taO

Quote
In the past, Tigers coach Gus Malzahn has built his staff around the input of his coordinators, and Muschamp may want to bring in the assistants who've worked with him at Florida.

Malzahn hasn't ruled out the possibility of more staff changes after the Tigers play in the Outback Bowl against Wisconsin on New Year's Day.

"We're going to hire a defensive coordinator, and then I'll kind of go from there," Malzahn said in an Outback Bowl teleconference on Sunday.

Florida defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson, a former Tiger who played at Auburn from 1999-2002, is a possibility to join Muschamp in his return to the Plains, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

If Robinson or other Florida assistants join the staff, Malzahn will have to make corresponding moves to open spots on his staff.

All of Auburn's remaining staff members are signed through at least the 2016 season after signing extensions in the wake of Auburn's SEC title in 2013. Defensive line coach Rodney Garner and co-defensive coordinator/safeties coach Charlie Harbison are both signed through 2017, and cornerbacks coach Melvin Smith is signed through 2016. Both Harbison and Smith were hired in part due to their history with former defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson.

Malzahn and Muschamp will be able to answer further staffing questions when Muschamp is formally introduced at a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Monday...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2014, 01:20:39 pm
Thomas Goldkamp @ThomasGoldkamp  ·  42 minutes ago
Muschamp gets 50% of buyout money from #Gators in first 30 days after firing, 12.5% on anniversary of firing next four years.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2014, 02:39:47 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  17 minutes ago
Auburn's Jay Jacobs comfortable handing Gus Malzahn blank check to build coaching staff http://s.al.com/MSW3eBg
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2014, 02:40:58 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  37 minutes ago
Nick Saban stops by Nicks Kids Luncheon, honors RISE School Director Martha Cook  - Story-> http://ow.ly/FQssx 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B4wscPGIAAEVFWq.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2014, 02:46:04 pm
Thomas Goldkamp @ThomasGoldkamp  ·  42 minutes ago
Muschamp gets 50% of buyout money from #Gators in first 30 days after firing, 12.5% on anniversary of firing next four years.


Brandon Marcello @bmarcello  ·  17 hours ago
Will Muschamp will be highest-paid coordinator in college football, according to source familiar with process. http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2014/12/will_muschamp_reportedly_hired.html …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2014, 02:51:33 pm

Brandon Marcello @bmarcello  ·  17 hours ago
Will Muschamp will be highest-paid coordinator in college football, according to source familiar with process. http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2014/12/will_muschamp_reportedly_hired.html …

Alex Byington @AUBlog  ·  9 minutes ago
If my math is right, UF will pay Will Muschamp $5.9 mill this calendar year: $2.74 salary + $3.15 mill 50% lump buyout (h/t @ThomasGoldkamp)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2014, 07:18:23 pm
Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  3 hours ago
Your thoughts on Mark Richt being finalist for national coach of year? RT @DoddTrophy http://bit.ly/1DIlOq9

Michael Carvell @Carvell_AJC  ·  19 minutes ago
.@TravHaneyESPN It's like a Deadspin headline: National Coach of Year award named after GaTech coaching legend snubs current GaTech coach
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2014, 08:03:21 pm
David Morrison @DavidCMorrison  · 3 hours ago
Blog: Gary Pinkel is one of 12 finalists for the Bobby Dodd Trophy, given to the nation's top coach- http://bit.ly/136qS73 .
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2014, 08:06:16 pm
Ralph D. Russo @ralphDrussoAP  ·  4 hours ago
Finalists for Dodd coach of the year.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5Ah6ZhIQAAG8OX.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2014, 08:35:41 pm
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  3 hours ago
Interesting to hear some of the grumbling among South Carolina fans right now. Is it time for a history lesson?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2014, 08:38:44 pm
John Segars @JohnSegars8  ·  8 hours ago
More fertile grass too RT @ClowESPN: Why would Les Miles leave LSU for Michigan? LSU is a better job with a more fertile talent base.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2014, 01:28:49 pm
Kevin Scarbinsky @KevinScarbinsky  ·  4 hours ago

Live at 9 with Kevin Scarbinsky: The old Urban Meyer may be back, but Nick Saban never left. Discuss. http://ow.ly/G2WjB

Quote
Mike Bianchi knows Urban Meyer. The longtime sports columnist for the Orlando Sentinel doesn't necessarily like Meyer, but he does respect his coaching ability.

Bianchi respects the coaching ability of an apparently tanned, rested and ready Meyer so much, he issued this warning in anticipation of the Jan. 1 semifinal between Ohio State and Alabama:

"Beware, Bama. Be worried. Be very worried. The Urbanator is back."

It's a nice theory, but it fails to take into account one major factor.

The Sabanator never went away.

While Meyer couldn't handle the pressure to keep Florida on top after winning two national titles in three years in 2006 and 2008, Alabama's Nick Saban has written the blueprint on how to get to the top and stay there in the postmodern era.

Did Saban have health problems after losing three games in 2010, including that devastating collapse in the Iron Bowl?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2014, 02:43:24 pm
Josh Kendall @JoshatTheState  ·  Dec 13

Nice work. “@DavidSPaschall: Muschamp will make roughly $3.7M in 2015 ($1.7M Aub & $2M Fla buyout), while Richt is set to make $3.3M.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2014, 09:31:29 am
Paul Finebaum        ✔ @finebaum

If Jim Harbaugh ends up making $8 mil at Michigan per @RapSheet, Nick Saban won't be happy making a paltry $7.5 a year.
6:35 PM - 17 Dec 2014
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2014, 10:56:30 am
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  3 hours ago
Interesting to hear some of the grumbling among South Carolina fans right now. Is it time for a history lesson?

Justin Hokanson @JHokanson  ·  18 hours ago
Recruiting takes a hit and Spurrier is back on the "four or five" year plan.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2014, 09:13:57 pm
Kyle Tucker @KyleTucker_CJ  ·  3 hours ago
Kentucky fans, get to know your new offensive coordinator through the eyes of his old boss, Hal Mumme: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/kentucky/uk-beat/2014/12/18/hal-mumme-new-oc-a-great-move-for-kentucky/20613457/ …

Mumme: What Shannon Dawson is doing coming to UK is like what Mike Leach did leaving Lexington: making his own name.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 20, 2014, 12:26:14 pm
ESPN CollegeFootball @ESPNCFB  ·  23 hours ago
Notable head coaches on 2006 Florida Coaching Staff

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5PiY04CQAA7Qyh.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2014, 12:01:34 pm
Dan Mullen™ @CoachDanMullen  ·  18 hours ago
Merry Christmas from the staff party.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5VnA_XIIAAux50.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2014, 05:41:38 pm
Dave Matter @Dave_Matter  ·  2 hours ago
Pinkel in his Darth Gold look today.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5aUypaIQAE38Ur.jpg:large)

Final Mizzou practice before team leaves for Orlando...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2014, 08:09:57 pm
Forbes @Forbes  ·  6 hours ago
Nick Saban is college football’s top power broker: http://onforb.es/1zVI8ZK

Austin Kim @AustinKKim  ·  6 hours ago
#Mizzou's Gary Pinkel ranked No. 5 most powerful college football coach by Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2014/12/22/the-most-powerful-coaches-in-college-football/ …

Les Miles (No. 10)

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 25, 2014, 11:28:19 am
GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  2 hours ago
Steve Spurrier: A season of sound bites. http://www.gogamecocks.com/2014/12/25/661006/steve-spurrier-a-season-of-sound.html …

Video of he best of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier's postgame press conferences from the 2014 regular season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2014, 12:59:35 pm
Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins  ·  Dec 26
Horrible RT @clarionledger: Belhaven football player killed by drunk driver http://bit.ly/1EqqTUx

Quote
Trey Rich, a Belhaven University football player, had just left his job on his bike when he was struck from behind by a motorist on Christmas Eve.

Richland Police Chief Russel James said Rich had just left work on Wednesday and was riding down 49 when he was struck from behind. It's not yet clear if charges will be pressed against Davis in connection with Rich's death.

"The driver went another 200-300 yards out of control and crashed into another truck," James said.

Rich, 26, a senior wide receiver from Memphis, was pronounced dead on the scene. He leaves behind a team that respected his work ethic and what more than a few people described as his "infectious smile."

Belhaven Head Coach Hal Mumme said Rich's bright smile and positive attitude made him an integral part of the team.

"He was always happy, always willing to do what you ask," Mumme said. "He really endeared himself to his teammates."

Rich was older than most of the other players because he had taken some time to work his way through his schooling.

"He was a hardworking kid in everything he did, school and football and everything else," Mumme said.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 29, 2014, 02:36:24 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  3 hours ago

Lane Kiffin gives us more reasons to believe he could be the Alabama head coach one day. http://ow.ly/GydGK

Coach-in-waiting?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 29, 2014, 05:58:06 pm
BWW Citrus Bowl @BWWCitrusBowl  ·  10 hours ago
#MCM: 42 years ago today @GaryPinkel played in the 1972 Tangerine Bowl...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6By7T6CYAImCqe.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2014, 09:54:56 am
Courtney Cronin @CourtneyRCronin  ·  1 hour ago

Nick Saban wins the Bobby Dodd trophy after a 12-1 season. It will be officially announced during tomorrow's Peach Bowl.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2014, 03:01:39 pm
Chuck Dunlap @SEC_Chuck  ·  6 hours ago
Asked about coaching salaries across country, Saban mentions that being relative to value brought to a given university
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2014, 09:56:41 pm
Seth Emerson @SethEmerson  ·  1 minute ago
Mark Richt laughed when asked about retirement rumors. Is he coming back? "That's the plan," Richt said.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2014, 12:21:31 pm
It's official:

AP Top 25 @AP_Top25  ·  43 minutes ago
Alabama's Saban wins Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year http://apne.ws/1K1NLtO
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2015, 06:28:55 pm
Brandon Marcello @bmarcello  ·  17 minutes ago
Gene Chizik reportedly expected to become North Carolina's defensive coordinator http://ow.ly/GG7Yq
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2015, 10:28:15 pm
R C Slocum @rcslocum  ·  8 hours ago
Proud of Coach Sumlin and 12th Man for creating an atmosphere that makes A&M attractive for a coach like Chavis. Great hire.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2015, 10:34:27 pm
Florida (updated)

Steve Spurrier won the Heisman while a UF QB/PK in 1966 only one year after Stokely-Van Camp had begun selling Gatorade. As a head coach, he led the '89 Duke team to their first bowl game since the Blue Devils defeated Lance Alworth and Arkansas in the '61 Cotton Bowl.

Spurrier returned to Florida to replace Waldon-native Gary Darnell. Darnell coached UF for seven games as a mid-season replacement for Galen Hall. His first Gator squad was ineligible for post-season play.

The Head Ball Coach was 87-12 in SEC games for the Gators. Florida was conference champions in '91, '93, '94, '95, '96, and 2000.  The Gators were National Champs in '96.

Spurrier left Florida following the 2001 season. He received a five-year, $25 million contract with the Redskins.

Ron Zook was a DB at Miami (O.), "The Cradle of Coaches". Zook became an assistant for Spurrier in '91 leaving Ohio State and Zook replaced him as Head Coach beginning with the '02 season. Zook's hiring generated a lot of energy among the fan base, not all positive. Three five-loss seasons ended Zook's career at UF.

Zook did not win a home game over a ranked foe and was criticized for puckering up at home. He coached consecutive road wins over LSU, Arkansas, and UGa in '03.

Ron Zook's SEC record was 16-8.  He coached at Illinois until last season.

Batesville-native Charlie Strong coached Florida's Peach Bowl loss after Zook's last season.

Florida hired Utah head coach Urban Meyer who complimented Zook on the players he had left behind. Meyer's Utah team went undefeated winning the Fiesta Bowl over Pitt.

Urban Meyer had a 36-12 SEC record in six seasons at UF. His teams won the BCS-NC in '06 and '08 as well as the SEC-CG both seasons.  Controversy surrounded Meyer's season ends in '09 and '10 regarding whether he would return. Meyer left UF after an 8-5 '10 season to spend more time with family. He was named Ohio State's coach for the '12 season, one year after Tressel's dismissal. Meyer is the fastest coach to 100 wins since Bud Wilkinson.

In 2008, Tejas hired Will Muschamp away from Auburn to be DC. Following the '08 season, Muschamp was named coach-in-waiting to eventually succeed Mack Brown. He could not wait long enough.

Florida hired Muschamp and he completed his first season in '11. His SEC record in '11 was 3-5 and UF finished 7-6 overall after winning the Gator Bowl. 2012 was a top ten season capped with an appearance in a BCS Bowl, a Sugar Bowl loss. In 2013, UF fell to 4-8 with an FCS loss to Georgia Southern. Muschamp started 2014 on the hot seat and despite a surprise win over Georgia in Jacksonville, a loss to South Carolina including two fourth quarter blocked kicks, led to AD Jeremy Foley announcing he would not coach beyond the end of the regular season. Muschamp's SEC record was 17-15 over four seasons. Failing to get the offense on track despite their wealth of talent proved to be his undoing though he was credited with helping to improve the academic and disciplinary environment. Muschamp was hired by Auburn to be their defensive coordinator in 2015.

Jim McElwain was an assistant coach for 25 years with a notable stop at Bama as OC and QB coach from 2008 to 2011.  He was head coach at Colorado State from '12 to '14 with a 10-2 record in 2014. Florida was able to make arrangements to meet his large buyout and McElwain was named Florida's head coach. He has hired Geoff Collins from Mississippi State as his defensive coordinator.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 03, 2015, 02:55:07 pm
Interim DJ Durkin coached Florida to a win over ECU in the Birmingham Bowl.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 14, 2015, 08:10:08 am
Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB  ·  19 hours ago

#Cincinnati's Tommy Tuberville has been named the 2015 American Football Coaches Association president.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2015, 04:13:51 pm
Marc Weiszer @marcweiszer  ·  6 hours ago

New Georgia offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will make $950,000 a year, according to the school.

New UGA OL coach Rob Sale will make $400,00 a year. DL coach Tracy Rocker now at $500,000 and RB coach Bryan McClendon at $350,000.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 19, 2015, 09:27:09 pm
Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  7 hours ago
Gene Chizik’s 3-year deal as new North Carolina DC is about $700,000 per year school says
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2015, 09:49:55 am
Spurrier, who will enter his 11th season at South Carolina this year, said Tuesday he feels physically as good as he’s felt in years.  (http://www.gogamecocks.com/2015/01/20/671459_spurrier-going-strong-at-age-69.html)

Quote
“I don’t think people talk much about age anymore,” the 69-year-old Spurrier said. “Pepper Rodgers once said, ‘They don’t ever fire a coach because of his age. They fired a coach for losing.’ And he’s right.”

Spurrier spent Monday traveling to visit the players verbally committed to South Carolina and will continue that routine Wednesday and into next week, by which point he expects to have had personal meeting with every player on the Gamecocks’ commitment list.

“We need a little bit more togetherness,” Spurrier said. “We didn’t have enough togetherness on that team last year. I think it was obvious. We had some issues on that team last year.”

Asked if those issues were resolved, Spurrier replied, “They are not over until you start playing the real games next year.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2015, 03:11:46 pm
Seth Emerson @SethEmerson  ·  1 hour ago

Georgia gives Mark Richt a new contract, saying it is "very pleased" with the direction of the program. http://www.macon.com/2015/01/21/3543069/richt-receives-raise-and-two-year.html …

Mark Richt's contract extended two years, through 2019 season, and his salary is increased to $4 million, effective this year.

Richt now tied with Steve Spurrier for fifth-highest paid coach in the SEC. (Based on available figures.)

Georgia A.D. Greg McGarity in statement: “We are very pleased with the direction of our program under Mark's leadership."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 22, 2015, 09:56:46 am
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  17 hours ago

Further putting the SEC coaching salaries in perspective is that Oregon's Mark Helfrich made $2 million this season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 27, 2015, 09:42:09 am
LA - theOBR ‏@LaneAdkins

The Browns have spoken with Joker Phillips on more than one occasion, the discussions are leading toward Phillips joining the Browns.

12:20 PM - 26 Jan 2015

Those I have spoken with share the sentiment, good position coach, as HC at Kentucky wasn't good situation RT @BriEldridge: @richmadky @laneadkins He's a good WR coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2015, 07:20:59 am
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  17 hours ago

Spurrier is the only SEC head coach to play football in the SEC, but 7 of the 14 def. coordinators played at schools currently in the SEC.

Smart and Muschamp played at Georgia. Chavis and Steele played at Tenn. Pruitt and Ward played at Bama, and Odom played at Mizzou.

With the hiring of Mel Tucker, Saban now has 7 guys on his staff who've either been head coaches or coordinators, either in NFL or college.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2015, 01:39:54 pm
Gregg Doyel @GreggDoyelStar  ·  21 hours ago

Ex-Bama LB Hightower on Saban, Belichick: "Exactly the same. From the way they run meetings to the way we run practice...two peas in a pod"
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2015, 07:50:41 pm
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  3 hours ago
Smart man. RT @McMurphyESPN Bielema interviewed for Dolphins’ job in 2012; wanted to draft Russell Wilson in 2nd Rd http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/2014/story/_/id/12249054/russell-wilson-bobby-wagner-more-draft-gambles-2012-lead-seattle-seahawks-super-bowl … …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2015, 02:06:51 pm
Phillip Fulmer @phillipfulmer  ·  Feb 1

Congrats to Vol BB on a hard fought win yesterday vs AU. Thanks to students and fans for making me feel so welcome. Great to see all! PF
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 05, 2015, 01:29:37 pm
Kyle Tucker @KyleTucker_CJ  ·  2h 2 hours ago

New Story || With signing day behind him, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops undergoes knee procedure: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/kentucky/2015/02/05/uks-mark-stoops-undergoes-procedure-on-knee/22925785/ …

Quote
Stoops will be able to coach spring practice, Neely said. Perhaps he can consult with Wildcats basketball coach John Calipari, who had a hip replaced after last season – when he was visibly in pain – and said he's now sleeping much better.

... Those close to Stoops, a former safety at Iowa, say his knee has been bothering him for some time.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 06, 2015, 09:13:53 am
Wes Rucker @wesrucker247  ·  19 hours ago

Butch Jones, #Vols football staff treating Nashville like 'home': (FREE READ) http://bit.ly/16lq3IU

Quote
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee’s flagship campus and football cathedral are located next to the Great Smoky Mountains on the eastern side of the state.

That didn’t prevent Vols football coach Butch Jones from all but propping his feet up on the table and kicking off his shoes in the state’s capital city Thursday afternoon.

“It’s good to be home in Nashville,” Jones said to a loud standing ovation inside the West Club of the Tennessee Titans’ LP Field. “It’s good to be home.”

Home is where the heart is, and the growing metropolitan Nashville area is becoming a vital organ for the Vols — who on Wednesday signed the nation's fourth-ranked class in the 247Sports Team Recruiting Rankings.

“We ventured into 10 states. We went coast to coast," Jones said. "But the most important state is the state of Tennessee, and we were able to keep home base. We got the top three players in our state.

“Everything starts in your own backyard.”

And the Vols, for a second consecutive year, guarded their yard...

Tennessee will play Bowling Green in their 2015 season opener in Nashville.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2015, 02:18:31 pm
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  6 hours ago

SEC morning links http://es.pn/1xXrHHd

Quote
1. Arkansas is apparently pleased with the direction Bret Bielema has the program going -- as well it should be. The school announced over the weekend that it was adding two years to his contract and raising his annual total compensation to $4.25 million...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2015, 08:09:44 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  6 minutes ago

SEC morning links http://tinyurl.com/o4kftec

Quote
While it's been an offseason for getting paid in the SEC, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen still doesn't have a contract extension to speak of. Well, not yet, anyway. Athletic director Scott Stricklin sounds pretty confident that a contract extension for the coach who guided the Bulldogs to their first 10-win season since 1999 this past year is coming. It's more of a "when" issue than an "if" issue. That's great news for the program because Mullen has completely changed the culture at Mississippi State. He has 46 wins in six years ...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 12, 2015, 04:35:53 pm
John Talty @JTalty  ·  1 hour ago

RT @aldotcom: Former Alabama coach Mike Dubose resigns from high school coaching job http://ow.ly/IY69f

Quote
Former Alabama coach Mike Dubose is no longer the head football coach at Luverne.

The Crenshaw Board of Education accepted his letter of resignation earlier this week, Superintendent Terry Holley confirmed to AL.com. It’s unclear whether Dubose will coach again.

When reached by phone, Dubose said he’s not sure what he’ll do next. He lives in Opp.

"He's a fine man," Holley said...

Dubose led Luverne to back-to-back playoff berths in 2013 and 2014, including going 11-2 in 2013 and advancing to the Class 2A quarterfinals. He also coached a Luverne in 2003 and 2004, a stint that included a trip to the 2A state title game.

“Of all the levels I’ve coached, I’ve enjoyed high schools the most because it’s the purest,” Dubose told AL.com in 2013. “ Players are playing for the right reasons, for the love of the game.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 19, 2015, 02:29:07 pm
Seth Emerson @SethEmerson  ·  Feb 18

Today Mark Richt turns 55, and an early birthday present was his boss's announcement on an expensive indoor facility. http://www.macon.com/2015/02/17/3591258/georgia-planning-to-build-expensive.html …

Quote
Some of the cost for the project will come through fundraising, with the amount to be decided once there is a firm project estimate. McGarity acknowledged that some fundraising already has taken place “quietly.”

The estimated size of the facility is “roughly” 80 yards wide, 140 yards long and 65 feet high, according to McGarity. It could include other frills and features that would expand the footprint of the facility.

McGarity said there was plenty of red tape that needs to be cut through before ground can be broken, especially with the site being outside of the athletics department’s current land outline. Eventually the Board of Regents, which oversees all public universities in the state, has to approve the project.

“There’s just so many approval process that need to be completed,” McGarity said. “We’re starting that process now.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 20, 2015, 02:50:09 pm
Josh Kendall @JoshatTheState  ·  14 minutes ago

Fmr USC HC RT @coachingsearch: Former VMI head coach Sparky Woods has joined the Richmond staff. http://bit.ly/14IQx2Y
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 23, 2015, 10:42:12 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  28 minutes ago

SEC roundtable: Toughest coaching job http://es.pn/1Ly5uZL

Quote
Edward Aschoff: Mississippi State

Chris Low: Vanderbilt

Greg Ostendorf: Missouri

Sam Khan: Kentucky
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2015, 11:25:56 am
ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  2 hours ago

SEC roundtable: Coaching job with most upside http://es.pn/1LCezAL

Quote
Edward Aschoff: LSU

Sam Khan Jr.: Missouri

Chris Low: Tennessee

Greg Ostendorf: Texas A&M
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2015, 04:24:55 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  2 hours ago

Urban Meyer stuck on cruise ship in Gulf of Mexico | http://ow.ly/JBtAj

Quote
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is among 2,500 passengers currently stuck at sea on a cruise ship near Tampa, Florida, due to dense fog.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Meyer is aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas for the annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer.

"We are good. No worries," Meyer wrote. "We raised upward of $2 million for The James.

"However, we are ready to get home."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2015, 09:11:18 pm
John Talty @JTalty  ·  7 hours ago
Dan Mullen tries to get out in front of opposing schools saying he could leave Mississippi State: http://ow.ly/JBkja

Quote
Dan Mullen is used to this wrinkle of negative recruiting. He was one of the hottest job candidates in the country this year after guiding Mississippi State to the Orange Bowl. He was the subject of multiple fawning national profiles when Mississippi State rose to No. 1 in the rankings. Mullen was mentioned for the blueblood jobs at Michigan and Florida, just like he'd previously been mentioned for vacant jobs at Penn State and Miami, among others.

He remembers years ago spotting a report saying a deal to poach Mullen out of Starkville was imminent. The only problem was he had never even spoken to that school.

"That's happened so much with me now," Mullen says. "It tends to happen all the time, so it's something we are used to. I'm not really into negative recruiting. Even to say 'Coach Mullen's not going to be there,' how do they know what I'm going to be doing? We talk more about our school."

The Mississippi State head coach says the key is to fight through the misinformation and be as honest as possible with recruits. Mullen, who will be entering his seventh year at MSU next fall, is confident in his abilities, so much so that he tells recruits upfront he's going to be mentioned for other jobs when the coaching carousel starts up.

It's a preemptive move to build up trust and set the narrative before opposing schools bring up coaching rumors. He's essentially disarming the effectiveness of any last-minute tactic to sway a prospect away from MSU before National Signing Day.

 "The fact is every year my name seems to come up for jobs, and every year I'm still back here as the head coach," Mullen says...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2015, 08:06:38 am
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  11 hours ago

Mississippi State's Dan Mullen joins SEC's $4 million club with raise, contract extension | http://ow.ly/JHTjJ

Quote
State's Dan Mullen is the latest SEC football coach to join the $4 million salary club, as the school announced a raise and contract extension Thursday night.

Mullen, who led the Bulldogs to a 10-3 record and the school's first-ever No. 1 national ranking this past season, will earn $4 million in 2015 and an average of $4.275 million through 2018. Mullen is 46-31 in six seasons at MSU.

"Dan has done a phenomenal job in leading our football team the past six years, and we're happy to be in a position to reward his efforts while making sure he'll be able to continue building a championship program for Mississippi State," said Mississippi State athletics director Scott Stricklin, who announced Mullen's new contract during an alumni event in Jackson.

Mullen, 42, made around $3 million in 2014. His new contract also adds a fourth year to his current deal, the maximum allowed under state law.

Mullen was named the Maxwell National Collegiate Coach of the Year in 2014. In addition to his success last season, Mullen has coached the Bulldogs to five straight bowl appearances.

"It's a privilege to represent our university, our program and our fans here at Mississippi State," Mullen said. "I appreciate Scott Stricklin and our administration who have given us the tools and resources to be successful and develop Bulldog football into a national brand over the last six years.


"We spent five weeks ranked No. 1 last season for the first time, but we have only scratched this surface on what we can accomplish here. We have created a winning culture both on and off the field and built a program that has sustained success in the nation's toughest conference. I've always said we are going to win a championship here, and I firmly believe that."

Mullen is one of nine SEC coaches who will earn at least $4 million in 2015, joining Alabama's Nick Saban, Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin, LSU's Les Miles, South Carolina's Steve Spurrier, Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze, Auburn's Gus Malzahn, Arkansas' Bret Bielema and Georgia's Mark Richt.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2015, 01:18:14 pm
Hugh Kellenberger @HKellenbergerCL  ·  Feb 26
So both Miss. football programs are not only successful, have the financial means to pay their coaches more than $4 million. Wild times.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2015, 08:11:18 am
There were 11 college football coaches that made at least $4 million annually in 2014.

The SEC alone is approaching that number in 2015 after recent raises throughout the conference, including Georgia’s Mark Richt.

The latest was Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen, who got a boost to $4 million this year, the school announced on Thursday. The deal will rise in the coming years. He will make an average of $4.275 million through 2018.

That brings the number of coaches in the SEC that will get $4 million this year at nine of 14. That includes every coach in the SEC West. There were four SEC coaches making $4 million last year, according to USA Today’s salary survey. (http://dogbytesonline.com/richt-is-among-secs-4-million-men-87851)

Quote
Nick Saban, Alabama $7.1 million. Coaching record: 177-59-1. 2014 record: 12-2. AP rank: 4. National titles: 4. Last trip to SEC title game: 2014. Last SEC championship: 2014.

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M $5 million Coaching record: 63-28. 2014 record: 8-5. AP rank: None. National titles: 0. Last trip to SEC title game: None. Last SEC championship: None.

Les Miles, LSU $4.3. Coaching record: 131-50. 2014 record: 8-5. AP rank: None. National titles: 1. Last trip to SEC title game: 2011. Last SEC championship: 2011.

Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss $4.3 million. Coaching record: 54-22. 2014 record: 9-4. AP rank: 17. National titles: 0. Last trip to SEC title game: None. Last SEC championship: None.

Gus Malzahn, Auburn $4.1 million. Coaching record: 29-10. 2014 record: 8-5. AP rank: 22. National titles: 0. Last trip to SEC title game: 2013. Last SEC championship: 2013.

Mark Richt Georgia $4 million. Coaching record: 136-48. 2014 record: 10-3. AP rank: 9. National titles: 0. Last trip to SEC title game: 2012. Last SEC championship: 2005.

Steve Spurrier, South Carolina $4 million. Coaching record: 226-85-2. 2014 record: 7-6. AP rank: None. National titles: 1. Last trip to SEC title game: 2010. Last SEC championship: 2000.

Bret Bielema, Arkansas $4 million. Coaching record: 78-39. 2014 record: 7-6. AP rank: None. National titles: 0. Last trip to SEC title game: None. Last SEC championship: None (3 in Big Ten)

Dan Mullen Mississippi State. $4 million. Coaching record: 46-31. 2014 record: 10-3. AP rank: 11. National titles: 0. Last trip to SEC title game: None. Last SEC championship: None.

Butch Jones, Tennessee $3.6 million. Coaching record: 62-40. 2014 record: 7-6. AP rank: none. National titles: 0. Last trip to SEC title game: None. Last SEC championship: None.

Jim McElwain, Florida $3.5 million. Coaching record: 22-16. 2014 record at Colorado State: 10-2. AP rank: none. National titles: 0. Last trip to SEC title game: None. Last SEC championship: None

Gary Pinkel, Missouri $3.4 million. Coaching record: 186-103-3. 2014 record: 11-3. AP rank: 14. National titles: 0. Last trip to SEC title game: 2014. Last SEC championship: None

Mark Stoops, Kentucky $3.25 million. Coaching record: 7-17. 2014 record: 5-7. AP rank: None. National titles: 0. Last trip to SEC title game: None. Last SEC championship: None

Derek Mason, Vanderbilt NA. Coaching record: 3-9. 2014 record: 3-9. AP rank: None. National titles: 0. Last trip to SEC title game: None. Last SEC championship: None
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2015, 09:21:04 am
Ralph D. Russo @ralphDrussoAP  ·  Mar 1

Hey @Newsweek I once predicted John L Smith would take Arkansas to the BCS championship. We all have lapses in judgment.

Newsweek @Newsweek  ·  Feb 28

20 years ago this week, Newsweek published the wrongest column ever. http://bit.ly/1E0iK6P  #NewsweekRewind

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-9UeTKVEAAWJjA.png:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 02, 2015, 11:58:41 am
Coach Steve Spurrier @SC_HBC  ·  1 hour ago

1rst off/ Hello to all Gamecocks! I want to thank all past players at Duke at UF and UofSC and all present and future players #Heresc
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 04, 2015, 01:41:59 pm
Former University of Louisville head football coach Ron Cooper, who last oversaw defensive backs at South Florida, has accepted the role of defensive secondary coach and assistant head coach at Florida International. (http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/louisville/2015/03/03/former-u-of-l-coach-cooper-hired-by-fiu/24320227)

Quote
Former Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart -- now at USF -- ousted Cooper along with both his coordinators after the Bulls went 4-8 in 2014. USF rated 106th in pass efficiency defense and 71st in total defense while giving up 402.8 yards per game a season after finishing 30th in that category.

Cooper, who at age 53 has 30 years of coaching experience, followed Howard Schnellenberger at U of L from 1995-1997. He's since served as head coach at Alabama A&M and went on to hold coordinator/assistant roles at a number of Southeastern Conference schools, along with his NFL experience.

"I'm excited about being here," Cooper said...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2015, 11:56:18 am
Brandon Burrows had already met with Mark Richt once. That meeting was to end his football career at Georgia. Now, just two months later, Burrows was back in the head coach’s office.

He didn’t know what to do with the rest of his life. He didn’t have a plan for life after football.

“I was getting worried, and wasn’t sure what would happen,” Burrows said. (http://www.macon.com/2015/03/05/3621707_richts-passion-project-produces.html)

Quote
“It’s NFL or bust until it’s bust in its entirety, in every sense of the term,” Burrows said. “And by then, it’s either too late, life begins now, and I don’t really have a plan B.”

Richt is keenly aware of this, and the result is his passion project, The Paul Oliver Network, named after the former Georgia and NFL defensive back who shot himself in 2013, following the end of his football career.

The PO Network, as it’s now more commonly called, hosts its second annual event at UGA on Saturday. Former Georgia players will meet as part of a mini-reunion, but businessmen will also attend and make it essentially a networking opportunity.

“I’m sure there will be guys that will be looking for opportunities, but there will be guys that have already gotten their lives going, and could hopefully help others along the way,” Richt said. “The bottom line is whenever football is over, because football will end, what can we do help them transition into real life?”

That led to the day -- “July 17, I’ll never forget," Burrows said -- that he was introduced to someone from CB Richard Ellis, a commercial real estate firm. Burrows later interviewed, was diligent in following up, and in September he was hired. He is in a rotational training program that affords training and the opportunity in a variety of business lines.

Burrows calls the PO Network a “blessing” and credits it for where he is now. He also hopes the network grows beyond his own former football program.

“This is sort of an issue from a young athlete’s perspective that needs to be tackled from a national perspective,” he said. “Your athlete’s attitude of NFL or bust isn’t unique to Georgia.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2015, 12:02:52 pm
Josh Kendall @JoshatTheState  ·  3h 3 hours ago

Steve Spurrier (@SC_HBC) over 50K followers now, still at two tweets. I've got 08/30 in Tweet 3 date pool. You?

Can I change my guess? RT @Jhuck07: @JoshatTheState @SC_HBC I'm thinking day after first UGA players gets suspended.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 15, 2015, 09:23:20 am
Dave Matter @Dave_Matter  ·  Mar 13
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel will be inducted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame in May http://www.mac-sports.com/news/2015/3/13/FB_0313154028.aspx …

Pinkel was surprised, touched by MAC Hall of Fame induction news. Said he recruited fellow inductee Ben Roethlisberger

Does Hall of Fame status put Pinkel among MAC greats - Hayes, Schembechler, James, etc? "Don't even go there, man. I'm a simple ball coach."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 20, 2015, 06:57:39 pm
Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred  ·  Mar 19
"I never had that much success coaching from a stool." - Derek Dooley
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2015, 07:52:44 am
 Bill Martin @MSUBillMartin  ·  13h 13 hours ago

3 schools nationally have current head coaches who have been to a CWS, Final Four and New Yrs Six Bowl as a HC - Lville, Texas, @HailState
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 25, 2015, 09:28:10 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  7h 7 hours ago
NCAA infractions committee criticized USC for hiring Lane Kiffin, unsealed memo reveals. http://ow.ly/KNGjT

Quote
Among nearly 500 pages of documents unsealed by a California judge in a lawsuit against the NCAA, Kiffin's name appeared seven times. The case involving former USC assistant Todd McNair deals with the Reggie Bush investigation that predated Kiffin's 2010 hiring, but the polarizing coach was mentioned.

The infractions including extra benefits took place under Pete Carroll, whose departure led to Kiffin's hiring in January 2010. That personnel move didn't sit well with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, according to a memo and email unsealed Tuesday.

"(Athletics director) Paul Dee was bought in at Miami to clean up a program with serious problems. USC has responded to its problems by bringing in Lane Kiffin," infractions committee member Rodney Uphoff wrote in a memo dated June 10, 2010. "They need a wakeup call that doing things the wrong way will have serious consequences. In light of all of the problems at USC, a failure to send a serious message in this case undercuts efforts to help clean up NCAA sports."

Kiffin's staff committed 12 highly-publicized secondary violations in his one season at Tennessee in 2009
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 27, 2015, 06:49:44 pm
AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  2h 2 hours ago
Former Vandy coach Bobby Johnson to replace Archie Manning on playoff selection committee | http://AL.com  http://ow.ly/KU5zi
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2015, 03:52:28 pm
 Kirk Bohls @kbohls  ·  23m 23 minutes ago

Interesting that Tennessee AD Dave Hart tried to hire Charlie Strong but couldn't get him.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2015, 10:03:47 am
Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  12m 12 minutes ago

Who are the best football/hoops coaching combos of all-time? I teamed with @ESPNRittenberg to find answers. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/12592053/kentucky-wildcats-duke-blue-devils-lead-best-football-basketball-coaching-combos …

Quote
1. Adolph Rupp and Bear Bryant
School: Kentucky
Overlap: 1946-53
While Rupp was busy building one of the most storied basketball programs in history, Bryant was just getting his start as the most iconic figure in college football history...

2. Mike Krzyzewski and Steve Spurrier
School: Duke
Overlap: 1987-89...

3. Billy Donovan and Urban Meyer
School: Florida
Overlap: 2005-10
Good luck finding a year they remember more fondly at Florida than 2006. Donovan guided the Gators to their first national championship in basketball, which turned out to be the first of two straight national titles. Meyer delivered later that fall with a football crown, the Gators' first in a decade...

4. Tom Izzo and Nick Saban
School: Michigan State
Overlap: 1995-99...

6. Billy Donovan and Steve Spurrier
School: Florida
Overlap: 1996-2001
Donovan and Spurrier each make their second appearance on this list...

10. Eddie Sutton and Frank Broyles
School: Arkansas
Overlap: 1974-76
Broyles was wrapping up his coaching career in Fayetteville around the time Sutton began a run that ended with more than 800 wins. Under Broyles, Arkansas won seven Southwest Conference championships and its only national title in 1964. He won two Cotton Bowl championships and had nine top-10 finishes. Sutton guided Arkansas to the NCAA tournament in each of his final nine seasons, five consecutive Southwest Conference titles and the Final Four in 1978. He had Elite Eight appearances at three different schools (Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma State), three Final Four appearances and eight regular-season league championships. Both men are Hall of Famers in their sports, Broyles entering in 1983 and Sutton in 2011...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2015, 06:56:16 am
 AL.com sports @aldotcomSports  ·  14h 14 hours ago

Watch Jon Voight as Bear Bryant, Caleb Castille as Tony Nathan in 'Woodlawn' trailer | http://ow.ly/L96rR

(http://imgick.al.com/home/bama-media/width620/img/entertainment_impact/photo/16387111-mmmain.jpg)

Quote
The first trailer for the upcoming football film "Woodlawn" has been released online.

The film, set against the backdrop of high school football in Birmingham in the early 1970s, features Academy Award winner Jon Voight as Paul "Bear" Bryant.

According to "Woodlawn's" press notes, the film "explores how the struggling, racially torn team was brought together in the spirit of love and unity, leading to the record-shattering Banks vs. Woodlawn football game at Legion Field in November 1974."

Other "Woodlawn" cast members include Sean Astin [Rudy from the SEC Network College Football Playoff promotions] as Woodlawn team chaplain Hank Erwin, C. Thomas Howell [Soul Man, Red Dawn] as legendary Banks coach Shorty White and Sherri Shepard as Nathan's mother.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 03, 2015, 10:59:54 am
SEC Network @SECNetwork  ·  Apr 2

.@ESPN_SEC's Top 5 college football-basketball coaching combos in the SEC » http://es.pn/1BRsYmf 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBmFBF-VEAABVnZ.jpg:large)

Quote
Bret Bielema and Mike Anderson, Arkansas

... After Year 1, there were questions as to whether he could ever win in the SEC. But now people are picking the Razorbacks as a darkhorse team in the West. Clearly, Bielema is trending in the right direction and so is his counterpart. Anderson’s hoops team finished second in the conference and made the Round of 32 this past season. If history is any indication, that’s only the beginning. Once he gets players to fit his system...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 07, 2015, 07:04:11 am
 Zach Abolverdi @ZachAbolverdi  ·  Apr 3

Muschamp fires back at McElwain for last week's roster remarks | http://editorsdesk.blogs.gatorsports.com/11004/muschamp-responds-to-mcelwains-roster-remarks/ … via @Gator_sports #Gators

Quote
In his first news conference with the media following his firing at UF last November, Muschamp told the media his successor couldn’t complain about the inherited roster.

“Don’t let that new guy tell you he ain’t got no good players,” he said. “Tell you that right now. They got some good football players in that locker room.”

Gators coach Jim McElwain challenged that assertion last Friday when discussing the lack of O-linemen.

“It’s one of those things,” he said. “You’ve got to play the hand you’re dealt. And right now, quite honestly, the hand we were dealt is really insufficient at some of the areas.”

Muschamp, now the defensive coordinator at Auburn, fired back Thursday when asked about the statement he made in November and McElwain’s comments last week.

“I didn’t see any comments,” Muschamp said in his presser. “At the time (November), D.J. Humphries and Tyler Moore had not declared for the NFL draft. That’s two guys that started a lot of ball games, and Rod Johnson was a returning starter.

“Certainly at that position, at the offensive line the number are obviously down … but I didn’t know of any comments. Other than that, there’s a lot of good football players sitting down there.”

A reporter began to ask the next question, but Muschamp interrupted to take one last jab at McElwain.

“He said he could coach a dog and win,” Muschamp said. “Heck, he like the dog better than his players?”

This isn’t the first time a current and former head coach at Florida have been at odds.

Muschamp took a few shots at Meyer during his UF tenure, most notably for Ohio State turning in the Gators for an alleged secondary recruiting violation.

Meyer said he had to combat a negative locker room culture after taking over for Ron Zook. Meyer later claimed his comments weren’t aimed at Zook, but Zook took offense to them.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 10, 2015, 10:29:20 am
Coach Steve Spurrier @SC_HBC  ·  Apr

Ball coaches here in Tampa supporting Coach Staley in the final 4! Go Gamecocks

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CB3F9rlUAAA-aGb.jpg:large)


Coach Steve Spurrier @SC_HBC  ·  19m 19 minutes ago

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCPU_n0UkAAqTfc.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 10, 2015, 10:45:08 am
 Gatorsports.com @Gator_sports  ·  1h 1 hour ago

Legendary UF coach Graves dies http://bit.ly/1EgPv0s

 Tony Agolini @tonyagolini  ·  2h 2 hours ago

My favorite picture of Ray Graves - this was after UF beat Alabama in 1963. Bama had a QB named Namath.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCPDBzkUgAABfzT.jpg:large)

 Robbie Andreu @RobbieAndreu  ·  1h 1 hour ago

Ray Graves had a good, long life. He changed Florida football forever when he recruited Steve Spurrier to Florida.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 11, 2015, 10:54:00 am
 Coach Steve Spurrier @SC_HBC  ·  18h 18 hours ago

After my parents coach Ray Graves was the biggest influence in my life. Gator football players of the 60s will dearly miss our Coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 13, 2015, 08:24:17 am
Report: Lou Holtz, ESPN parting ways (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/12/report-lou-holtz-espn-parting-ways)

Quote
According to a report from Richard Deitsch of SI.com, ESPN has parted ways with Holtz, the long-time college football analyst...

Holtz, the former head coach at North Carolina State, Arkansas, Minnesota, Notre Dame and South Carolina, has been with the network since 2004, serving mainly as, under the direction of host Rece Davis, the foil to Mark May‘s hubris.

The move is not that surprising as, one, Holtz is 78 years of age and, two, he talked of the 2014 season being his last with the network.

“Lou brought a champion’s perspective and a legacy of accomplishment to our coverage along with his distinctive style and humor,” an ESPN spokesperson said in an email statement to Deitsch. “We appreciate his contributions and wish him all the best in the future.”

With Rece Davis replacing Chris Fowler as the orchestrator of the iconic College GameDay pregame show, and with Holtz’s departure, ESPN‘s Saturday studio shows will certainly take on a new look moving forward.  Whether that new look includes the controversial May remains to be seen.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 14, 2015, 06:38:58 am
New Urban Meyer contract significantly closes pay gap on Saban (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/13/new-urban-contract-significantly-closes-pay-gap-on-saban)

Quote
OSU not so surprisingly announced that the university and Meyer have reached agreement on a contract extension that would keep the coach with the Buckeyes through the 2020 season.  The new deal still needs the approval of the school’s board, although that’s expected to be nothing more than a rubber-stamp maneuver.

A raise was included in the new contract as well as Meyer, who made $4.536 million in total compensation in 2014, will make $5.8 million in 2015.  The six years thereafter, the deal will average a whopping $6.5 million annually.

In June of last year, Alabama announced that Nick Saban, already the highest-paid coach in the sport, had agreed to a new contract that would pay him an average of $6.5 million a year.  According to USA Today’s annual salary database, Saban earned $7.16 million in 2014.

Meyer had been the sixth-highest paid coach in 2014, but now leapfrogs Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio ($5.6 million), Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops ($5.08 million), Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin ($5 million) and Texas’ Charlie Strong ($5 million). Along with Meyer and those already mentioned, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh ($5 million)and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher ($5 million) are now in the $5 million-per-year club...

In Meyer’s three seasons in Columbus, the Buckeyes have gone 38-3 — including a perfect 24-0 conference mark in the regular season...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 15, 2015, 12:04:29 pm
Dave Matter @Dave_Matter  ·  Apr 14

Mizzou AD Mike Alden about to meet with reporters, an exit interview of sorts.

Alden hopes Pinkel coaches for a long time at MU: "He's at the top of his game. ... He's in great shape, has great energy."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 17, 2015, 01:57:44 pm
 GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  51m 51 minutes ago

Steve Spurrier in better shape than when he won the Heisman? He’s got a believer http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-football/josh-kendall-blog/article18769086.html …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CC0AbWnW8AANPlV.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 22, 2015, 07:28:46 am
Coach Steve Spurrier @SC_HBC  ·  18h 18 hours ago

After my parents coach Ray Graves was the biggest influence in my life. Gator football players of the 60s will dearly miss our Coach.

 Coach Steve Spurrier @SC_HBC

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCQvebzUkAAltfn.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 24, 2015, 09:37:40 pm
Extension makes Gary Pinkel SEC’s 10th $4 million coach (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/24/extension-makes-gary-pinkel-secs-10th-4-million-coach/)

Quote
Following a second straight SEC East Division championship in just its third year in the SEC, Missouri has extended the contract of head coach Gary Pinkel and rewarded him with a nice bump in pay. Pinkel’s contract has been extended through 2021 with a guaranteed salary of $4.02 million.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 25, 2015, 09:21:06 am
 Steve Berkowitz @ByBerkowitz  ·  16h 16 hours ago

Ten of the 13 SEC public school football coaches now slated to make at least $4M for 2015 season; exceptions are at Fla., Ky., Tenn

 Cecil Hurt @CecilHurt  ·  16h 16 hours ago

Of the 10 SEC coaches now making $4 million-plus, five have never won an SEC championship.

 David Morrison @DavidCMorrison  ·  16h 16 hours ago

The school owes Pinkel his expected salary for the year if it terminates him without cause before the end. So, more than $4M.

Pinkel owes the school $500K if he terminates contract for any reason other than retirement from coaching before the end of the deal.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2015, 10:59:55 am

Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  2h 2 hours ago

There's actually some head coaching longevity in the SEC. Richt/Pinkel starting 15th season, Miles/Spurrier 11th, Saban 9th, Mullen 7th.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 29, 2015, 07:32:28 am
 LSU Tigers @Geaux247  ·  21h 21 hours ago

Wishing a happy 50th birthday to #LSU assistant Steve Kragthorpe! #GeauxTigers

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDsH0IGWYAAHONi.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 29, 2015, 12:06:48 pm
GoGamecocks.com @gogamecocks  ·  20h 20 hours ago
Steve Spurrier to release autobiography http://scne.ws/9b2lXv  #thestate #gg
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 30, 2015, 02:46:10 pm
 Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  2h 2 hours ago

UF will have new FB/hoop coaches same year for 1st time since Steve Spurrier, Lon Kruger (1990-91)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2015, 08:06:31 am
 Gene Sapakoff @Sapakoff  ·  May 1

Hate to see Ron Morris announce his "retirement" today. S.C. journalism improved significantly when Ron set the bar very high.

From Oct, 2012: Spurrier has a history of going after local columnists who have been critical of him (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/20423049/spurrier-needs-to-worry-about-coaching-his-team-not-calling-shots-for-local-newspaper)

Quote
The Penn State comparison is what set off South Carolina's Steve Spurrier, and Spurrier was right to be upset at local sports writer Ron Morris for making it. It's too soon to use the tragedy at Penn State as a point of reference, as a warning sign, about another coach at another school who could be growing too powerful for his own good.

That's how Morris, a columnist for the Columbia State, used the Penn State comparison last week on a local radio show -- noting that Spurrier is so angry at Morris' critiques that he isn't taking questions from anyone in the media. And that the administration at South Carolina was letting Spurrier get away with it.

 "This," Morris said on the radio, "is how things like Penn State happen."

Morris wasn't saying a pedophile will strike South Carolina, or that Spurrier would allow a pedophile to run unchecked. Morris was saying, quite clearly, that it's a bad idea for a coach to become too powerful at his school, just as Joe Paterno grew to be too powerful at Penn State. That's what Morris meant.

But it was a bad analogy -- wrong time, wrong situation -- and Spurrier flipped.

And in the process, Spurrier is confirming Morris' overall point.

In the days since Morris made that comment on the radio, Spurrier has made comments of his own, ominous comments about the career of Ron Morris, petulant comments about the career of Steve Spurrier, scary comments about the control of the media in a setting as provincial as Columbia, S.C., home of the South Carolina Gamecocks, who have found the best coach in program history and aren't about to let a sports writer scare that coach away...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2015, 08:35:39 am
 Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB  ·  May 2

4 yrs ago Derek Dooley had a Top15 signing class but it fizzled & today #Vols failed to have a player drafted for the first time since 1964
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2015, 04:20:26 pm
 Bryan the Intern @BryantheIntern  ·  3h 3 hours ago

The Joker Phillips [error] in 1 stat: Phillips took 67 commitments during his tenure as head coach. Bud Dupree was his only draft pick.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 07, 2015, 06:28:17 pm
Paul Finebaum @finebaum  ·  4h 4 hours ago
"Anything less than 10-2, people are going to be calling for his head in Baton Rouge" - Former LSU All-American @SECbooger on Les Miles
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 08, 2015, 11:13:22 am
 Edgar Thompson @osgators  ·  14h 14 hours ago

From Billy Donovan and Urban Meyer to Mike White and Jim McElwain. Oh my! #Gators
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 11, 2015, 07:27:34 am
Replacing a legendary coach can be humbling. Pressure can come quick, and some can succumb to it. (http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20150511/articles/150519980)

Quote
Ron Zook went 23-14 in three seasons at Florida replacing Steve Spurrier and was fired midway through his third campaign. Ray Goff lasted seven seasons replacing Vince Dooley at Georgia, but was let go after posting a 46-34-1 overall record and a 1-6 record against the rival Gators. Goff faced the added dimension of reporting to Dooley, who was his athletic director.

“It's tough because you know he's upstairs and there's someone upstairs that's done it before you and they are very much revered,” Goff said. “It's very difficult. I was 33 years old. Shoot, it was hard.”

In 1982, Ray Perkins left an NFL coaching job with the New York Giants to return to his alma mater to replace Bear Bryant at Alabama. Perkins said when Bryant called him, he told him he would walk to Tuscaloosa to take the job. Perkins went 32-15-1 in four seasons at Alabama before returning to the NFL in 1987 to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“I never looked at it as being pressurized,” Perkins said. “I looked at it as being a great honor. I looked at it as being a great challenge. I went about my job and expected all of the people that I was responsible for to go about their jobs in a fashion that would reflect in a good, positive way over the entire program.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 11, 2015, 11:31:31 am
 Tony Barnhart @MrCFB  ·  May 10

Happy Mother's Day from Coach Bear Bryant: "Have you called your momma today? I sure wish I could call mine." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hq9wfYb13U …

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 17, 2015, 03:08:33 pm
Tommy Tuberville ‏@TTuberville

In Baltimore with the @SC_HBC and @UnderArmour and we're making new friends. #ThankYouVeryMuch
5:24 PM - 14 May 2015

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFAZ-AkWYAAeWD2.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 17, 2015, 04:02:31 pm
 Hugh Kellenberger @HKellenbergerCL  ·  May 14

I'd go on a cruise with Houston Nutt just so when we get close to shore he'd say, "You're not that far off." http://www.legendarycoachescruise.com/guests/

(Click on Houston's bio. It's straight from old Arkansas media guide. Ignoring the Ole Miss tenure is probably for the best.)

 Chase Parham @RivalsChase  ·  May 14

@HKellenbergerCL FIFTY MILES FROM SHORE!! FIFTY!!!

 Hugh Kellenberger @HKellenbergerCL  ·  May 14

"The Legendary Coaches Cruise will almost definitely probably hopefully not get lost at sea."

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CE_BN9uVAAAB7WS.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 17, 2015, 04:04:15 pm
 Hugh Kellenberger @HKellenbergerCL  ·  May 13

Yeah we all know the SEC West is good. But what happens to the $4 million coach who loses it? http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/2015/05/13/kellenberger-top-sec-west-far-bottom/27226391/ …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CE47YUXWMAAuub2.jpg:large)

Quote
"It's a man's league." "Different styles. Different philosophies. But they're ones that work." "I think it's always been the toughest division in college football."

That's Gus Malzahn, Bret Bielema and Les Miles, respectively, and what they're talking about is the greatness of the SEC West. It's the best division in the best conference in football, which does not in any way resemble a hot take. Water is wet, the sky is blue, and the SEC West will run all over you.

So yeah, hardly news — though you do wonder if incoming Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey is going to have "It's a man's league" put on a banner and flown over Hoover, Alabama, during the SEC Media Days this July. That the coaches said it all on Tuesday, when joined by their four other division peers in a teleconference, was only because they were asked the specific question.

Here is what was left unsaid: Someone is going to finish last this fall, and that coach is going to be in a heap of trouble. Because who pays $4 million a year to finish last in its division?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 17, 2015, 04:14:20 pm
 John Talty @JTalty  ·  May 14

Bill Curry told @aldotcom he was "stunned" he beat Bobby Bowden for the Alabama job in '87: http://ow.ly/MWlqd  @Finebaum
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 20, 2015, 01:07:29 pm
 Chris Low @ClowESPN  ·  4h 4 hours ago

Auburn paid $12.6 million to Tuberville/Chizik. Tennessee paid $11 million to Fulmer/Dooley. Nutt got $9 million from Arkansas and Ole Miss.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 22, 2015, 08:05:55 am
ICYMI From April:
Power Five college football coach rankings: Nos. 66-26 (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/25131535)

Quote
65. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt: Vandy is not an easy job, and Mason deserves time to put his plan in place, but an 0-8 start in the SEC didn't help much here.

58. Mark Stoops, Kentucky: The Wildcats improved by three wins in Stoops' second year in Lexington, and if that trend continues, he'll climb up these rankings quickly.

49. Jim McElwain, Florida: If McElwain can turn the Gators around like he did Colorado State, he'll be climbing the ladder in no time.

37. Butch Jones, Tennessee: Jones has won at his previous coaching stops, and now he's trying to make Tennessee an SEC contender again.

35. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State: Things finally came together for Mullen in Starkville last season, but can the Bulldogs pull off an encore?

33. James Franklin, Penn State: What Franklin accomplished at Vanderbilt was one of the most impressive coaching performances of all time, and should it continue at Penn State, he's going to fly up these rankings in the years to come.

32. David Cutcliffe, Duke: Cutcliffe has won 19 games in the last two seasons at Duke. What more needs to be said?

31. Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss: The Rebels have yet to finish higher than third in the SEC West under Freeze, but they've improved each season.

26. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M: Things have gone the wrong direction the last two years at A&M, but you can't help but feel that will turn around with Sumlin in charge.


Power Five college football coach rankings: The Top 25 (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/25132821/power-five-college-football-coach-rankings-the-top-25)

Quote
21. Gary Pinkel, Missouri: This is as much a testament to Pinkel's longevity as it is what he has accomplished. He built Missouri into a legitimate contender in the Big 12, and he then responded to the popular opinion that Missouri would be sacrificed to the SEC gods by winning 23 games the past two years with two SEC East division titles. So, you know, there's a reason he has been around so long.

19. Bobby Petrino, Louisville: Say what you want about Petrino -- and a lot of people have said a lot of things about him -- you can't deny the fact that he has won wherever he has been as a college coach. Whether at Louisville, Arkansas, his one season at Western Kentucky, now at Louisville again, he has a formula for success that just works.

18. Bret Bielema, Arkansas: His personality might rub some people the wrong way, but you can't deny what Bielema has done as a coach. He won three straight Big Ten titles before leaving for Arkansas, and after a rough start in 2013, the Hogs were a lot better than that 7-6 mark in 2014 might have you believe.

10. Gus Malzahn, Auburn: The 2014 season was the first in Malzahn's career as a head coach that didn't end in a conference title. Even so, he's still a rock star with Auburn fans, and there aren't many college football fans in the country who wouldn't enjoy having Malzahn run their offense. He's both fun and successful so far, and that's a nice combination.

7. Mark Richt, Georgia: When it comes to Richt, people spend too much time focusing on what he hasn't done rather than what he has. The man has coached 184 games with the Bulldogs and he has won 136 (74 percent) of them. He has won two SEC titles (the only two Georgia has won in the past 32 years) and six SEC East crowns. The only thing he has been guilty of has been coaching in a conference that has been the home of some of the best coaches and teams in the country the past 20 years.

6. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina: The Head Ball Coach has accomplished plenty in his time as a college football coach -- his run at Florida was extremely impressive and included a national title in 1996 -- and he deserves to be ranked in the top 10. I would be lying to you, though, if I didn't say that his personality definitely bumped him up a few spots. He's just fun.

4. Les Miles, LSU: Do I think Miles is a bit overrated here? Yes, yes I do. If he wasn't the cartoon character that is Les Miles, he would no doubt drop a notch or two, but you know what? He has still been an excellent coach throughout his career. He helped reverse Oklahoma State's fortunes before taking over at LSU, and since going to Baton Rouge, he has won 78 percent of his games. One of those games was a BCS title game in 2007 (one of the 22 percent he lost was a BCS title game in 2011). The Mad Hatter has been both mad and successful.

1. Nick Saban, Alabama: It says a lot about what Saban has done at Alabama that when the Tide go two years without winning a national title you start to wonder if Saban's losing "it." Putting aside the fact that Saban has won four national championships and five SEC titles as a coach, though, there's another fact about Saban that blows my mind. Think about how powerful the SEC has been since the dawn of the BCS era. Now realize that in his 13 seasons as an SEC coach, he's lost only 23 SEC games. That's right, in the toughest division of the toughest conference in the country, Saban has managed to win 77 percent of the time. Hell, at Alabama he's only lost 11 SEC games in eight seasons...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 23, 2015, 01:56:10 pm
Donovan McNabb✔ @donovanjmcnabb

It bothers me to see the decision being made by my alma mater to u retire the legendary 44. The great RBs who wore the number put SU on the
8:18 PM - 19 May 2015

Alex Willis, a Ribault High grad and former Florida wide receiver, wore Steve Spurrier's retired No.11 during spring practice in 1998. Spurrier, a 1966 Heisman Trophy winner for the Gators, brought his number out of retirement when he became the team's head coach in 1990. Spurrier gave Willis his number, but Willis switched to No.80, his idol Jerry Rice's number, in the fall.

"I didn't realize the real importance behind the number and what was going on until after practice. All the reporters were gathering around me talking about the number and from that day forth as long as I had No. 11, everything I did at practice people watched it," said Willis, who played at UF from 1998-2000. "As long as you're doing good, you get a lot of publicity and a lot of hype, but if you're not performing well it's vice-versa. It's really going to tear your career apart." (http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/021203/col_11725991.shtml)

Quote
Ben Hanks, who played linebacker for the Gators from 1992-95, was the first Gator player after Spurrier to wear No.11. Former Florida linebacker Scot Brantley agreed to unretire his No.55. The university honors Spurrier and 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel with their painted jerseys on a wall inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

"When Spurrier came back in 1990, he said, 'I want my jersey unretired because I don't think it's appropriate,'" said Norm Carlson, UF's assistant athletics director for communications. "He never was comfortable having his jersey retired to begin with because he felt it was a subjective decision and there are a lot of people whose jersey should be retired. I think that's pretty much the feeling here.

"Where do you draw the line? You've got so many great players. Where do you say this guy gets his jersey retired and this guy who did just as much as he did but doesn't?"

[Then] FSU athletics director Dave Hart said the school only honors jerseys, recent ones being Warrick Dunn's No.28 and Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke's No.16. However, the Seminoles will leave their five retired numbers alone, including Sellers' No.34. The others are Fred Biletnikoff (No.25), Ron Simmons (No.50), Deion Sanders (No.2) and Charlie Ward (No.17).

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 23, 2015, 02:01:24 pm
 Chelsa Messinger @ChelsaMessinger  ·  18h 18 hours ago

College football coaches have sweet business cards. Need to step my BC game up after seeing these #Auburn #Louisville

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFpyJuhWMAEtvDr.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 23, 2015, 02:15:44 pm
 Butch Jones @UTCoachJones  ·  May 21

Happy 80th birthday to a good friend of mine - Legendary Coach Johnny Majors!!! Love ya coach & enjoy the day!!!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFiRay5VIAAnFI6.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 23, 2015, 02:17:20 pm
 SN College Football @sn_ncaaf  ·  May 18

How good is @Duke_FB coach David Cutcliffe? He's No. 1 in our @theACCfootball coach rankings. http://www.sportingnews.com/list/4643995-acc-coach-rankings-2015-cutcliffe-jimbo-fisher-dabo-swinney-paul-johnson-petrino …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CE_PnMLUkAAW7n_.jpg:large)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 28, 2015, 09:31:30 pm
Gary Pinkel inducted into MAC Hall of Fame (http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/05/28/gary-pinkel-inducted-into-mac-hall-of-fame)

Quote
Gary Pinkel is about to enter his 15th season as Missouri’s head coach. That’s a long time in any job, and especially long as a head football coach at a Power Five institution. Long enough for Pinkel to pass a pair of College Football Hall of Fame coaches in Don Faurot and Dan Devine as Mizzou’s all-time winningest coach.

From 1991-2000, Pinkel guided Toledo to a 73-37-3 mark. He guided the Rockets to an 11-0-1 mark in 1994, claiming a MAC championship and a top 25 final ranking. Pinkel’s teams also won the MAC West Division in 1997 and 1998...

Pinkel won enough to become Toledo’s all-time winningest coach, joining him with Steve Spurrier as the only active coaches to hold the all-time wins mark at two separate schools.

And on Wednesday, Pinkel was inducted into the conference’s hall of fame.

“When I got the call that this happened I had tears in my eyes, that I could be honored like this,” Pinkel told Cleveland.com. “I am very, very appreciative of this award. This (getting to the dinner) was really important to me.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 29, 2015, 07:15:52 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 3h3 hours ago

Salary details for 3 new Auburn assistants coming into focus http://ow.ly/NCFLZ

Quote
FOI: Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp's contract, valued at more than $1.6 million in each of the next three years, will be released "pretty soon," athletics director Jay Jacobs said Wednesday.

Auburn open records show Muschamp is being paid $250,000 per year through the university, though most of his contract is being compensated by Tigers Unlimited Foundation, the private fundraising arm of the athletics department.

"We put as much as we can on the Tigers Unlimited side because that's where we generate the revenue to pay for that other part of the salary," Jacobs said.

Muschamp's buyout has not yet been released, but those details will be tied directly to his overall compensation.

Muschamp is also being paid $2.1 million over the next two years by Florida, which bought him out after four seasons as the Gators' head coach. His total compensation is above $3.7 million per year.

Meanwhile, salary figures for secondary coach Travaris Robinson and outside linebackers coach Lance Thompson are nearing transparency. Robinson is being paid $575,000 per year, according to payroll records. Thompson's salary is somewhere between $450,000 and $500,000, according to the records.

The new contracts represent an increase of $1.8 million in the salary pool, with an estimated total of least $6.1 million for salaries on Auburn's nine-man staff.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2015, 03:49:07 pm
Sam Upshaw Jr. ‏@CJ_Upshot 2h2 hours ago

.@CoachPetrinoUL & @UKCoachStoops with Billy Reed at Gov. Cup luncheon. #L1C4 #BBN @jeffgreer_cj @KyleTucker_CJ

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGmPjzJW8AAr7V5.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2015, 10:38:30 am
ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC 19h19 hours ago

Former Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman opens up about coaching HS football http://es.pn/1Ju0TIi

Quote
NORTH EASTHAM, Mass. -- For years, Mike Sherman has been casting off from the outer shores of Cape Cod, fishing under the shadows of Nauset Lighthouse for stripers, blues or anything else that will nibble on his line.

Nauset Regional High School, which sits less than a half mile from Sherman’s fishing spot, garnered national attention over the weekend when athletic director Keith Kenyon announced the hiring of the former Green Bay Packers and Texas A&M head coach as the new head coach of the football program.

Sherman did not get to coach A&M in the SEC but did some classic matchups in the renewed rivalry with Arkansas.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2015, 04:15:26 pm
Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman 19h19 hours ago Bryan, TX

Kevin Sumlin joked that sitting in the SEC spring meeting room with 13 other football coaches, "I'm the only nice guy in the room."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2015, 09:02:02 am
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 13h13 hours ago

Ray Graves' former players gather to remember their coach - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20150607/ARTICLES/150609743 …

Quote
Ray Graves always affectionately referred to the players who played football for him at Florida as his boys, even after they’d grown into aging, graying men in their 60s and 70s.

His boys got together one last time for Graves on Sunday to celebrate his long and remarkable life, and to say goodbye to their beloved coach during a one-hour memorial service in the Touchdown Terrace at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Graves, the former UF coach and athletic director, died at age 96 on April 10 in Clearwater.

“Daddy always called the players his boys, and he said all of you are extended family,” said Katherine Graves Springfield, one of Graves’ three daughters. “So, it’s nice to see all of this family here today.”

Graves’ wife of 72 years, Opal, could not make the ceremony, but there were 63 former players from the Silver Sixties in the audience of about 200. Late in the ceremony, each former Graves’ player was asked to stand and identify himself.

It was an all-star lineup from the 1960-69 era that included Steve Spurrier, Guy Dennis, Steve Tannen, Gene Peek, Carlos Alvarez, Allen Trammell, Richard Trapp, Mac Steen and many others.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2015, 09:58:25 am
Former University of Kentucky head football coach Guy Morriss has joined Lexington Christian Academy as an assistant coach (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/06/09/3891724_former-kentucky-football-coach.html)

Quote
Morriss will join the staff immediately and serve as a special assistant coach with a focus on linemen and special teams.

"We are thrilled to add Coach Morriss to the LCA football staff," Athletic Director Terry Johnson said in a news release. "We have a terrific young staff and we are constantly looking for ways to improve our programs. Certainly adding somebody with Coach Morriss' experience and integrity will be terrific for our football student-athletes."

Morriss, 64, coached Kentucky in 2001 and 2002, putting UK football back on solid ground in the wake of the recruiting scandal that took down the program of his predecessor, Hal Mumme. Morriss' teams went 2-9 in 2001 and 7-5 in 2002.

Morriss then surprised UK fans by leaving the Wildcats to become head coach at Baylor, where he went 18-40 in five seasons.

Morriss briefly returned to the Bluegrass as an assistant at Kentucky State before serving as head coach for four seasons at Texas A&M Commerce. He stepped down from that job in 2012 and worked in athletic administration at the school.

Morriss returned to the high school ranks last season as an offensive line coach at Warren Central.

"I am very excited to join the staff at LCA and be back in central Kentucky," Morriss said. "It is a terrific school with a great young coach and outstanding facilities. I can't wait to start working with the young men."

Morriss graduated from Texas Christian University and played 15 years as an offensive lineman in the NFL for Philadelphia and New England before launching his coaching career. Morriss played in the Super Bowl for the Patriots in the 1985 season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2015, 11:48:30 am
Which SEC coaches' seats are hottest in 2015? (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2015/06/live_at_9_with_creg_stephenson_38.html?hootPostID=5b96af362e286d2bbbbde33f69332579)

Quote
SEC football coaching carousel has been fairly quiet in recent years, with just one coaching change in the league in both 2013 (Vanderbilt) and 2014 (Florida).

Will 2015 be any different?

Unlike Florida's Will Muschamp last year, it doesn't appear any SEC coach heads into this season in imminent danger of being fired. However, circumstances could change with a few bad losses.

1. Mark Stoops, Kentucky

2. Les Miles, LSU: Miles is most dangerous when he appears wounded, and 2014 was a tough season for "The Hat."

3. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M: Sumlin's reputation and $5 million salary...

4. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina: There's virtually no scenario by which Spurrier would get fired, barring a Paterno-esque off-field scandal. But...

5. Gus Malzahn, Auburn: Yes, Malzahn is just two years removed from an SEC title and near-miss in the BCS National Championship Game. But we know how quickly things can and do change on the Plains. Terry Bowden was fired less than a year after an SEC West title. Tommy Tuberville was shown the door after seeing a 6-game winning streak over Alabama snapped. Gene Chizik won a national championship, and was out a scant two years later. Auburn suffered a few embarrassing losses in 2014, sliding back to 8-5. Georgia and Alabama both visit Jordan-Hare in November, and another late-season collapse might spell doom for Malzahn.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2015, 03:49:16 pm
The Solid Verbal ‏@SolidVerbal Jun 8

Assembled media applauding a company’s presentation? Apple and SEC Media Days should just join forces at this point.

Seth Emerson ‏@SethEmersonAJC Jun 8

@SolidVerbal I've covered SEC media day for years and can't remember the last time there was applause in the main room.

Jody Abbott ‏@VandyPilot

@SethEmersonAJC Robbie Caldwell got a huge round of applause in 2010. Unfortunately, that was the high point of his head coaching career.
11:13 AM - 8 Jun 2015

Seth Emerson ‏@SethEmersonAJC Jun 8

Seth Emerson retweeted Jody Abbott

This is actually true. Probably shouldn't have happened, but he killed it so much that some media couldn't help it.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2015, 09:08:00 am
Whatever happened to Robbie Caldwell?  The Vandy assistant claimed he was lining the practice field when he got called in and was informed he was replacing Bobby Johnson as Vandy's (interim?) head football coach.  After making a huge splash as SEC Media Days, the reality of the SEC schedule caught up with him and he was replaced by James Franklin.

Robbie Caldwell
Clemson Assistant Coach / Offensive Linemen  (http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205529357)

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 12, 2015, 01:08:16 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 1m1 minute ago

Auburn's Gus Malzahn has small school to thank for his career http://ow.ly/OeZ0k

Quote
The Auburn coach is scheduled to speak at his old high school today at a leadership seminar in Arkansas. It's here at Fort Smith Union Christian -- formerly Fort Smith Christian -- he'll reminisce about his playing days, his meteoric rise through the high school coaching ranks and share his advice for success.

If they play close attention, they'll also discover what drives Malzahn, the third-year Auburn coach who hasn't experienced a losing season since his second year at Hughes (Arkansas) High in 1992.

"He called me two weeks ago and he asked me, 'David, why did we go to school there?'" said David Little, Malzahn's close friend and teammate at Fort Smith Christian. "I said, well, for football. And he said you're right. Look at the doors that it opened up for us."

Fort Smith Christian maintained a football program from 1982 through 1987...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2015, 05:54:02 am
Warren Ball Jr. @WarrenB_

What happens when you park in Coach Meyer's spot lol blocked in until he leaves
12:25 PM - 15 Jun 2015

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHjfWywUAAAeswn.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2015, 06:36:55 am
Jon Machota ‏@jonmachota 14h14 hours ago

Cowboys WR coach Derek Dooley asked about being able to feel Dez Bryant's energy when he's in the building

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHpsMIVUAAAJPHp.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2015, 06:34:36 am
Guy Morriss wants Lexington to be his home again. Morris joined Lexington Christian Academy as an assistant coach. (http://www.kentucky.com/2015/06/21/3911779_former-uk-football-coach-guy-morriss.html)

Quote
Morriss led UK in 2001 and 2002 following a recruiting scandal that dismantled the program under Hal Mumme's watch. Morriss guided the Wildcats to 2-9 and 7-5 seasons before leaving to become the head coach at Baylor, where he went 18-40 over five seasons.

"It's just kind of a chapter we had to go through," said Morriss of leaving Lexington for Waco, Texas. "We just had to do what we had to do. That's the only way to describe it. ... It worked out OK."

The old mantra says "You can't go home again," but Morriss is eager to buck that notion in returning to an area he grew to adore over a decade ago. He kicked off his return to Kentucky last season as an offensive line coach at Warren Central. Bowling Green was nice, he said, but he and wife Jackie needed an eastward move to feel more at ease.

"My wife and I, it didn't feel like home to us," Morriss said. "When I came in '97 with Coach Mumme, we just fell in love with Kentucky. (Lexington) is what we consider our home. We want to retire here."

Atchley was excited to bring Morriss aboard, citing the wide range of things he's experienced over his career as crucial to the team's and the second-year head coach's success.

"I want to surround these guys with as much experience as I can," Atchley said. "You can already tell he's had an impact."

Morriss perceives himself more as an accessory than essential to Lexington Christian's development, but still thinks he'll bring a differing perspective to the staff as "there's more than one way to skin a cat."

The Eagles — whose campus is four miles from Commonwealth Stadium — employ the Air Raid, an offense Morriss helped architect...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2015, 06:53:21 am
OXFORD – It’s a slow and easy pace on Billy Brewer’s porch, one that fits its occupant better now than it once did.

A widower soon to turn 80, the former Ole Miss football coach has earned the pace.

Overlooking his in-town tree-shaded property that resembles a country setting, Brewer recently chose the porch and its rockers to entertain questions about his career.

The career wasn’t at a slow pace. It was mostly successful, at times volatile, always feisty and taking on SEC teams from the underdog’s perspective. (http://djournal.com/sports/memory-lane-brewers-tenure-at-ole-miss-included-triumphs-probations-heartbreak)



Quote
More than triumphs and hard knocks on the field it included a humbling brush with humanity. Brewer watched helplessly as a player who personified his work ethic, Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins, was paralyzed while tackling a Vanderbilt player in 1989.

What followed was an outpouring of support and the hope of a nation, but Mullins was dead in less than two years.

“I don’t know how younger people see it, but the job he did recruiting and getting us back to being competitive, the transformation he had to make from where the program was to where it was when he left it … it’s as good as any that’s been done at Ole Miss ever,” says John Darnell, a quarterback for Brewer in 1986-89.

Brewer was 67-56-3 in 11 seasons at Ole Miss, coaching from 1983 through ’93.

His teams won eight or more games four times, nine games twice, and twice finished the season ranked in the top 25. Twice on his watch, the program was placed on NCAA probation.

The fact that NCAA lawlessness was much more commonplace among SEC teams then didn’t get Brewer a pass from his administration. The second time cost him his job, and his defensive coordinator, Joe Lee Dunn, was named interim coach for 1994.

Brewer remains the school’s second-winningest coach. He took on the task of rebuilding a once proud program that had lost its way since the retirement of John Vaught, who led the Rebels to six SEC championships and had teams recognized as national champion three times by various media outlets.

Brewer, a Columbus native, was a defensive back under Vaught, but by the time he became coach Ole Miss had won just 20 games over the previous five seasons and had not appeared in a bowl game since 1971.

“There were no facilities, no money for anything. Budget-wise we were last,” Brewer said.

Weight training was a challenge, and rain showers forced the Rebels to walk through plays beneath the stands.

Still, Brewer’s teams got in their licks against the league’s best, a 21-19 win at No. 11 LSU in 1986 being one example.

Brewer left a type-written letter at the dressing space for each player before that rare afternoon game in Baton Rouge calling on them to play mistake-free football with courage.

“Typical coach Brewer letter. It gave me goosebumps,” Darnell said.

The Rebels, in turn, gave LSU fits.

Ole Miss would knock off Alabama in Tuscaloosa the next year, something that hasn’t happened before or since.

“We were going in for a touchdown in 1985 when they intercepted a pass and ran it back 99 yards for a touchdown and beat us. That was hard to take,” former Auburn coach Pat Dye said. “We had the better football team, and they beat us. They never quit. They just never quit.”

Brewer, on the porch, imitated Dye’s gravelly voice...

Few games were played each season at a campus stadium with no lights. The Ole Miss “home games” often included a 21⁄2-hour bus ride to Jackson where depending on proximity the SEC opponent might have close to as many fans.

“It seemed like LSU had as many as we did,” Darnell recalled.

Playing in Jackson was not Brewer’s call, but it fit his MO.

There were some wild swings in his 11 years, five losing seasons including a low-water mark of 3-8 in 1987 during a probationary period. Brewer finished with a 34-37 SEC record in spite of winning only one conference game in a season three times.

But the highs – like playing for the SEC championship against Tennessee in Memphis in 1990 – were invigorating. They weren’t slow and easy.

“I sold them on being underdogs,” Brewer said. “I sold that to them, and they took pride in it.”

(http://i0.wp.com/djournal.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/42/files/2015/06/Brewer-Egg-Trophy.jpeg?resize=211%2C300)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2015, 08:40:29 pm
Michael Casagrande ‏@ByCasagrande  4h4 hours ago
Why Lane Kiffin didn't get a raise along with other Alabama assistants. http://ow.ly/OHMrh

Quote
When asked for the reason Lane Kiffin didn't get a raise, the university answered quickly with a prepared statement.

"Due to his former relationship with USC, Kiffin is in a unique situation that does not require an amendment to his original contract with UA," read the statement from university spokesperson Deborah Lane.

Kiffin is still being paid by USC, who fired him as head coach in 2013. His pay at Alabama only subtracts from the money owed by USC. So unless his salary at Alabama exceeded his buyout from USC, he's still receiving the same amount annually.

The exact amount of Kiffin's buyout isn't known since USC is a private school exempt from public records requests. But the Los Angeles Times reported Kiffin was making $3.4 million a year at USC when he was fired

Similar to the Pelphrey deal at Florida.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 27, 2015, 06:06:47 pm
David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison 9h9 hours ago

Happy Gary Pinkel Getting Married Day, everyone!!!
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 02, 2015, 07:58:49 pm
Coach Steve SpurrierVerified account@SC_HBC

Me. And. Several. Heisman. Dudes

10:05 AM - 1 Jul 2015

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CI2B0ZrUMAArpYc.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 03, 2015, 09:07:09 am
Bo Mattingly ‏@SportsTalkwBo 17h17 hours ago

Slive: I’ve really enjoyed Bret Bielema. He’s been really great for the league. Every time we get together, we share a talk & a cigar.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2015, 01:47:19 pm
Oral history of the Derek Dooley era at Tennessee (http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/outkick-the-coverage/story/derek-dooley-era-at-tennessee-an-oral-history-070615)

Quote
Tennessee's football program appears to be on the cusp of returning to national relevance.  Two straight Top 10 recruiting classes and a lot of preseason hype going into the fall are proof of that.

It wasn't long ago that the Vols were at their lowest point in the program's 124-year history.

The hiring of Derek Dooley, and the 36 games that followed (2010-2012), will be remembered for an Orange Dog, the growing of bamboo, shower discipline, "Opportunity is Nowhere," a Vols' loss when Tennessee had 13 men on the field and a Vols' loss when their opponents had 18 men on the field...

Part I: Kiffin Leaves, Now What?

The surprise resignation of Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin on January 12, 2010 came as such a shock that UT students burned a mattress and local media had a meltdown.

Josh Ward:  Host of "Sports 180" on Sports Radio WNML in Knoxville.

People began giving their opinions on who Tennessee should hire as soon as Kiffin was gone. A lot of fans wanted a coach in place quickly. It didn't help that Mike Hamilton put a three-day window on the hiring process.  Kiffin left just a few weeks before signing day, which meant there wasn't much time to salvage the 2010 recruiting class. I didn't think that should have been the focus -- finding the right coach was the most important thing.

Chris Low:  ESPN.com College Football Reporter.

I remember thinking that Tennessee was really behind the eight ball. They weren't going to get their first choice, or even their fourth choice.  This was going to be their third coach in three seasons...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2015, 08:10:45 am
Perryn Keys ‏@KeysAdvocate Jul 17

Our updated story on the death of former #LSU coach and Bill Arnsparger: http://theadvocate.com/news/12939707-123/reports-former-lsu-head-football …

Les Miles ‏@LSUCoachMiles Jul 17

Very sorry to hear of the passing of Bill Arnsparger. A true gentleman & great coach. It's been an honor to follow in his footsteps at LSU.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKJRxwXUcAAUtIw.jpg)

Quote
Bill Arnsparger, who came to LSU at a relatively advanced age to reverse the Tigers’ football fortunes in the mid-1980s, died Friday in Athens, Alabama. He was 88.

Arnsparger only coached at LSU for three years, but he immediately elevated the Tigers’ standing and was twice named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year. He never finished worse than second in the league, which was not yet split into divisions.

He left with antagonistic feelings in some quarters to become athletic director at the University of Florida after what appeared to be a failed coup against LSU’s then-athletic director, Bob Brodhead, the man who hired him.

A taciturn man with an often prickly personality, Arnsparger was known as “Two-Reel Bill” because of his penchant for watching film by the hour.

Arnsparger already was a legendary defensive coach, the architect of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins and their famed 1982 “Killer Bs’’ unit...

A World War II Marine, Arnsparger was a protege of Kentucky’s Blanton Collier and later was an assistant under Woody Hayes at Miami of Ohio and Ohio State. Later he was on the Kentucky staff with Shula, and the two forged a bond.

One of the reasons for the transformation was physical condition. Stovall’s last team was nicknamed the “Lunch Bunch” for its bulk.

“The first time we got together, I just thought many of (the players) looked too fat, and that was before the tests we did,” Arnsparger said.

So he set demanding body-fat ratios — 15 percent for lineman, 10 percent for backs and tight ends, 6 percent to 8 percent for skill positions — and almost every player met the requirements by the start of preseason camp.

“I cut out late-night snacks, rice and white bread,’’ said offensive tackle Lance Smith, who dropped 40 pounds to end up at 265.

A year later, the 1985 Tigers, who went 9-2-1, picked up the nickname “The Lean Machine.’’

LSU went 9-3 in 1986 and won the SEC for the first time since 1970.

Arnsparger’s record then was 26-8-3 — at the time the best of any third-year coach in Tigers history. He had coached the Tigers to victories over the best of the best in college football: Southern California, Alabama, Notre Dame and Florida.

Only postseason struggles marred Arnsparger’s LSU record. He lost two Sugar Bowls to Nebraska and a Liberty Bowl to Baylor. He also was at the helm in 1986 for one of the Tigers’ most surprising losses ever, a 21-12 defeat to Arnsparger’s alma mater, Miami of Ohio...

When Sports Illustrated ran a cover story headlined “Crazy Days at LSU,’’ Arnsparger stormed into Brodhead’s office demanding something be done about men’s basketball coach Dale Brown because all the negativity was damaging football recruiting. He threatened to go back to the NFL if something wasn’t done.

Shortly, Brodhead was called into the office of Chancellor James Wharton, who informed him that the football coach was more important to the university than the athletic director.

In “Sacked,” Brodhead wrote, “I assume Arnsparger and the chancellor cut some sort of deal and that the athletic directorship (meaning Arnsparger would be in line for the job) came up during the discussion.”

Just before the 1986 season opener against Texas A&M, with Brodhead out of town — and without Arnsparger contacting his boss to ask permission — Arnsparger went to Gainesville, Florida, to check on the open AD’s position at Florida.

The upshot was a bizarre news conference in which Brodhead and Arnsparger, with long faces, sat at opposite ends of the head table, with Arnsparger saying he had “withdrawn” his name from the Florida opening.

“I think the case is closed,’’ Brodhead said, but it wasn’t.

After the SEC champion Tigers ended the regular season with a victory against Tulane, Arnsparger said he was stepping down as head coach. A week later, he became AD of the Gators.

Arnsparger is survived by his wife, BJ, son David and daughter Mary Susan.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2015, 04:03:05 pm
Scott Carter ‏@GatorZoneScott 8h8 hours ago

#Gators HC Jim McElwain and HBC on way up to ESPN this morning...McElwain/Spurrier making "Car Wash" rounds today

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKcNg7DWoAAHM7-.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2015, 07:54:48 am
John Clay ‏@johnclayiv 20h20 hours ago

For those interested, here is the obituary, including arrangements, for Bill Arnsparger http://www.hinton-turnerfuneralhome.com/index.php?P=32&FILENUMBER=971&ObituaryId=971 …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2015, 11:58:48 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 19h19 hours ago

There's been 124 losing seasons by current SEC teams since @SC_HBC’s 1st yr as an @SEC head coach. Spurrier has none!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKeCFh8WoAAaxgv.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2015, 04:05:26 pm
 Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 4h4 hours ago

Larry Fedora on new DC Gene Chizik: “He was my top guy but for a long time it was a pipe dream. He’s had an impact since day we hired him"
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2015, 02:54:20 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 3h3 hours ago

David Cutcliffe said he’s had “6 serious offers” from NFL/college teams to leave Duke. “I love our people. Finishing something is important"

David Cutcliffe said he’d be on @CFBPlayoff selection committee after he’s done coaching: “I’m a glutton for that type of punishment"

David Cutcliffe w/unique take on recruiting: “You can’t let talent dictate your values & principles"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLA3AoRW8AAYb9I.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2015, 04:34:30 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 5h5 hours ago

Why Gus Malzahn has no interest in the NFL http://ow.ly/Ql0uj

Quote
The third-year Auburn coach, whose name was connected to the Cleveland Browns job in late 2013, has a simple explanation as to why the idea of coaching in the NFL doesn't entice him like it may other college coaches.

"To me, that's business," Malzahn told AL.com. "There's a line separation. That's business. I like the daily contact with an individual, working with them to help them reach our goals and dreams within our team -- and individually. That feeling. That goes all the way back to high school and now I've just got them a couple years older, but it still feels the same. I love high school football, I love college football. They're really close."

Malzahn has often identified himself as a high school and college coach at heart...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2015, 11:14:44 am
tgh3316@tgh3316

Line of the night at #BourbonCigarDinner...Coach Brooks-"Guys I love to ride Harley's, I just don't like to ride them the way Petrino does!"

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2015, 01:45:52 pm
Ryan Callahan ‏@RyanCallahan247 21h21 hours ago

Jon Gruden calls UT 'dream job,' says 'timing wasn't right' during latest #Vols search: (FREE) http://bit.ly/1HuaYjg 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLwdLedWIAA4lpI.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 11, 2015, 09:42:25 am
https://twitter.com/UGAAthletics/status/630834376536932352
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2015, 07:50:37 am
https://twitter.com/NotJerryTipton/status/632721691408506880

https://twitter.com/UKcoachbrooks/status/632711838501699585
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2015, 07:59:13 am
https://twitter.com/dcaraviello/status/631479633192611840
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2015, 08:00:14 am
https://twitter.com/AdamSparks/status/632584953386115072
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 23, 2015, 08:28:43 am
https://twitter.com/TheFulmerCup/status/635124247992659969

Quote
Courtney Coard, a defensive graduate assistant coach, was booked into the Clarke County Jail at 3:15 a.m. and released at 4:31 a.m. on bonds totaling $2,000 for the misdemeanor charges, according to the online jail log.

Coard is one of four graduate assistants listed on the staff directory this season.

He previously served as defensive line coach at North Carolina A&T. He also has coached at Grambling and North Carolina Central...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2015, 09:15:28 am
https://twitter.com/MSUBillMartin/status/635939288098701313
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2015, 06:48:03 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/636282101021704192
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 26, 2015, 08:42:05 am
Mumme Bowl II – at Saban’s house (http://footballscoop.com/news/mumme-bowl-ii-at-sabans-house)

Quote
Hal and Matt Mumme are head coaches at a pair of Division III schools in the south – Hal at Belhaven and Matt at LaGrange College. Last August, the father-son tandem had the idea for their respective teams to “meet in the middle” and scrimmage in the Birmingham area; Hal brought his crew from Jackson, Miss., and Matt brought his from the Atlanta area, each about a three hour drive from the Birmingham area. Pat Sullivan and staff at Samford allowed the teams to scrimmage at their on-campus stadium but that time of year is susceptible to rain and lightning storms and, sure enough, lightning in the area delayed the inaugural Mumme Bowl a few hours.

Fast forward to 2015, and the Mummes had the idea to ask Nick Saban if they could hold their scrimmage – Mumme Bowl II – in Alabama’s indoor facility. Saban, who has known the Mummes since before Matt was born, graciously allowed the teams to use Alabama’s indoor, the locker room and other facilities as well.

(http://footballscoop.coachingnewsnetw.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/HalandMattMumme.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 26, 2015, 03:45:07 pm
https://twitter.com/bmarcello/statuses/3568131272

https://twitter.com/bmarcello/status/636632208372068352
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 30, 2015, 06:36:50 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/638083846601371648

Quote
Voight explained his reasons for taking the role of Coach Bryant in the independent movie "Woodlawn," made by Birmingham brothers Jon and Andy Erwin. Voight said he studied up on the Erwin Brothers and watched a video they made discussing filmmaking. "The joy they take in filmmaking – the best idea wins," Voight said. "(I decided) I like these guys. I'm going to do this film. And the fact that it was Bear Bryant."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 31, 2015, 10:51:34 am
https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Bulls/status/638329973854633984

Quote
She was Amy Spurrier then, a third-year student at UF and a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. After a third student was murdered, she moved in with her parents on Parker Road.

It was 25 years ago last week that Danny Rolling brought terror to Gainesville. The excitement of the Summer of Steve was replaced by the unthinkable. Someone was preying on the students. Five total were murdered.

On the football field, it was about to be the best of times at UF. But first, it was the worst of times.

"It was a terrible time in Gainesville," said Spurrier, 70, now the coach at South Carolina. "That cowardly guy. Obviously, you never forget the murders. Terrible. It was just a tragedy. There was some fear, some insecurity. We told the players who had steady girlfriends if they wanted to stay with them, that was fine."

• • •

Spurrier had been called back by his old school to lift the Gator football team out of mediocrity and an NCAA investigation that had cost Galen Hall his job. Spurrier, then 44, had been offered the job, but he didn't want it to be official until his Duke team had played in its bowl game...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 01, 2015, 10:57:52 am
Glenn Guilbeau ‏@LSUBeatTweet 2h2 hours ago

Amid storms, staff illnesses and suspensions, LSU coach Les Miles has just kept winning as he  hits the 11th season:

http://bit.ly/1Evyt16

Quote
His second decade on the field begins Saturday when the No. 13 Tigers host McNeese State at 6:30 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.

Two hurricanes in less than a month impacted his first schedule in 2005, postponing his first season opener, then moving his second scheduled season opener to Arizona State and finally switching his third try at a home opener from a Saturday to the first Tiger Stadium edition of Monday Night Football.

“I was a brand new guy to this state and to the school,” he said last week in the LSU football facility on Skip Bertman Drive that was not quite completed that first season when he and his staff spent part of the season in it and part in the old one next to Tiger Stadium while dodging storms.

He showed beginner’s skill, winning 10 straight games in less than 10 weeks to win the Southeastern Conference West and finishing 11-2 overall and 7-1 in the SEC. Miles has won double-digit games in a season seven times out of 10 while winning three West titles, two SEC titles and one national championship while playing in two.

“There’s a different personality with every team,” Miles said. “There’s a culture in this room that is hard work. And there’s effort and physicality and really a great tradition that has been this room and this building. Our team continues that culture. They feed off of it. They enjoy it. Tradition is something that fuels them, but this is a different team.”

It is only Miles’ second team to come off a disappointing, 8-5 season. The last one was in 2008 and was followed by a 9-4 season in 2009, then 11-2, 13-1 and a pair of 10-3s.

“Our team, eight wins, certainly not enough,” he said now and back then.

Another eight-win season could mean a hot seat for Miles entering the 2016 season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 01, 2015, 12:01:10 pm
CHAPEL HILL

Every morning when he walks into the North Carolina football offices, Gene Chizik passes the statue out front of Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice, the one with Justice standing tall, looking stern, tough, his helmet in his hand. It makes Chizik think.

“It’s karma,” he said recently. (http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/acc/article33173094.html)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 01, 2015, 04:47:09 pm
Jim Kleinpeter ‏@JimKleinpeter 27m27 minutes ago

Website prediction: Nick Saban to leave #Alabama after 2015 season #lsu, @tigerdroppings, @lsufball http://s.nola.com/etRJqFH  via @nolanews

Quote
Scott Roussel of Footballscoop.com:

"I can't support it by reportable facts, and of course there is no pressure from the administration; but from folks in the profession, I keep hearing "Nick isn't happy," "Nick seems miserable," "Nick is very frustrated," and I can foresee the very real possibility that Nick pulls the rip cord and ejects from Tuscaloosa after this season. Where that parachute will land, well, that has to play out, but I don't suspect T-Town will be Nick's final coaching stop."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2015, 08:13:47 am
Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_CJ 12h12 hours ago

Yeah, turns out it was just James Franklin.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2015, 07:33:47 am
David Hale ‏@DavidHaleESPN

Bobby Bowden’s thoughts on Mark Richt’s tenure at #UGA…

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNvnay7WwAAR41k.png)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2015, 01:11:43 pm
Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello 13h13 hours ago

A look at how Auburn coaches have fared in Year 3: http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2015/09/a_look_at_how_auburn_coaches_fared_year_3.html …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/COHZxgYWgAA68GJ.jpg)

Quote
Pat Dye remains as the most successful third-year coach in Auburn history. His 1983 squad finished 11-1 and won the SEC. Three organizations recognize the Tigers as national champions that season, too, though Auburn doesn't claim a title, officially.

The three coaches since the Dye era -- Terry Bowden, Tommy Tuberville and Gene Chizik -- did not win more than eight games in their third year and they all finished in the middle of the pack in the SEC.

In the modern era (since Ralph "Shug" Jordan), Auburn coaches own a 47-22-2 record (67.6 percent) in their third year...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 10, 2015, 08:59:56 am
 Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 14h14 hours ago

Huge chance Saturday for the Vols, who are just 2-29 vs. AP-ranked foes since Fulmer was fired in 2008. Fulmer was 42-37-1 vs. ranked foes.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2015, 08:05:52 pm
We could be seeing the end of the Head Ball Coach Era tonight in Columbia.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 14, 2015, 10:27:16 am
David Cutcliffe update:

Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 19h19 hours ago

Duke, with 21 wins in its last 29 games, and Northwestern, ranked No. 23, play as unbeatens this weekend. Not just the SAT Bowl anymore.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 15, 2015, 02:40:00 pm
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 4h4 hours ago

This is precisely why @DavidCutcliffe is as good a man in coaching as I've ever known. http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/85519/dukes-david-cutcliffe-reaches-out-to-injured-pitt-rb-james-conner …

Quote
Duke coach David Cutcliffe is widely respected as one of the best coaches in the game. He also is one of the most genuine.

So it comes as no surprise that Cutcliffe sent a note to Pittsburgh running back James Conner wishing him a speedy recovery from a season-ending knee injury.

https://twitter.com/JamesConner_/status/643783765043642368
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 16, 2015, 07:21:26 am
 AJC UGA ‏@ChipTowersAJC 14h14 hours ago

Who’ll coach longer, Mark Richt or Steve Spurrier? http://trib.al/2ySPAhh

Quote
Unlike Steve Spurrier, Mark Richt doesn’t know how much longer he’ll be coaching. But the Georgia coach predicts it will be a good while longer.

“I think the older you get the more you realize you’ve still got some juice, you know?” the 55-year-old Richt said Tuesday. “Coach Spurrier is still doing a great job. I don’t even want to try to predict what’s going to happen down the road. I do enjoy what I do and I want to continue to be influential in the lives of these young men, and also win ballgames for Georgia.”

“Last year at this time I was 69, we were 11-2 and there was no question about my age,” Spurrier said. “Now that we were 7-6 (last season) we’ve got some enemies out there. I’ve got some guys that don’t like me out there talking and writing.”

Richt was so sick with a cold on Tuesday that he needed a sports communication assistant to fetch him more tissue.

“I don’t feel good today, but most days I feel pretty good,” he quipped.

Because of his outspoken Christian beliefs and support of the Church’s charitable and missionary causes, it has often been theorized that Richt could step away from coaching at any moment for those pursuits. He didn’t necessarily shut the door on that notion.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 19, 2015, 06:49:43 am
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 8h8 hours ago

Florida State 14, Boston College 0. That's the Steve Addazio offense I remember.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 21, 2015, 01:49:55 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/646019877657006080
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 21, 2015, 02:33:29 pm
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 45m45 minutes ago Georgia, USA

Interesting, Urban Meyer's first SEC win at Florida in 05 (16-7 v. Vols) similar to McElwain's (14-9 v. Ky). Low scoring, carried by D.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 23, 2015, 10:44:39 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/646019877657006080

Scott Rabalais ‏@RabalaisAdv 31m31 minutes ago

Miles asked about inviting Sid Ortis to sideline, youngster suffering from terminal cancer: He's a hero. that guy is very special.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 24, 2015, 08:45:57 am
Jason Butt ‏@JasonHButt 12h12 hours ago

Mark Richt downplays significance of possibly tying Wally Butts for 140 career wins: http://www.macon.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/article36341079.html …

Quote
Richt is one win away from matching former Georgia head coach Wally Butts, who recorded 140 victories during his tenure from 1939-1960...

On average, Butts coached 10.7 games per season, meaning most years were in the 10-11 range.

Richt is in his 15th season averaged 13.1 games prior to this year.

However, Butts averaged 6.4 wins per season while Richt has averaged 9.7. In a broader sense, Butts won an average of 59.6 percent of his games while Richt has won an average of 74.3 percent of his.

Georgia houses its athletic programs at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall, named after Butts and former Georgia coach Harry Mehre. Located near the building is a statue of former head coach Vince Dooley. Only Butts and Dooley won national titles at Georgia, with Butts collecting his in 1942 and Dooley winning the program’s most recent one in 1980. Dooley has the most wins in Georgia history with 201.

“We have a couple of SEC (titles) but you gotta win a national championship before they start naming stuff after you,” Richt said
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 26, 2015, 08:34:20 pm
Gary ParrishVerified account
‏@GaryParrishCBS
Derek Dooley wins through 29 games at UT: 13
Butch Jones wins through 29 games at UT: 14
#JustBarelyBetter


Dooley did inherit Kiffin's players and Jones inherited Dooley's players.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 02, 2015, 09:45:13 pm
Kevin Scarbinsky ‏@KevinScarbinsky Sep 28

Who's the only coach who started in the SEC in 2013 who didn't just get busted on Fractured Fairy Tale Saturday? http://ow.ly/SLZGK

Only coach in the SEC Class of 2013 who's won a conference game this year

Quote
Remember when the SEC hired four new head football coaches after the 2012 season?

Check back in [two weeks] after Auburn visits Kentucky for what should be a Midnight Madness-like Thursday night in Lexington.

Win there, and Mark Stoops could take one more step in his journey to become the tortoise to Malzahn's hare.

Don't look at Jones. He's in desperate need of someone to rush-publish "Coaching for Dummies: The Fourth Quarter."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 02, 2015, 09:47:19 pm
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 1h1 hour ago

In my lifetime, Doug Dickey, Phillip Fulmer and John Majors were Tennessee football. Good to see them all together.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQWsuUwWoAAcx-H.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 03, 2015, 09:37:24 pm
Graham Hack ‏@graham_hack24  17m17 minutes ago
McElwain is first #Gators coach to start 5-0 since Spurrier in 1990
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 04, 2015, 02:52:04 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 6h6 hours ago

With #Bama's dominant win at #UGA Saturday, Nick Saban is now 18-7 against AP Top 10 teams.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 08, 2015, 12:41:28 pm
Michael Bonner ‏@MikeBBonner 8m8 minutes ago

ICYMI: Dan Mullen ranks 16th among college coaches in terms of salary. http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries

Sixth among coaches in the SEC West just ahead of Coach Bielema
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 08, 2015, 06:26:35 pm
Former Vandy coach whose biggest win was at SEC Media Days:

Aaron Brenner ‏@Aaron_Brenner 23h23 hours ago

Pick-me-up: Clemson OL coach Robbie Caldwell rescues stranded Notre Dame fans early Sunday http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20151007/PC20/151009457/clemson-assistant-coach-robbie-caldwell-gives-stranded-notre-dame-fans-a-lift …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQwSVefUkAASop9.jpg)

Quote
While the Luppis waited, close to 2 a.m., a man in a Clemson hat and polo shirt filling up on gas and fetching a Dr. Pepper passed the Notre Dame supporters in the store.

“Honestly, when he walked past us, I thought he was just a fan,” Tony said. “On his way out, he asked, ‘Do you guys know where you’re going?’ I said, ‘Actually, we’re waiting on a cab, but we’ll pay you for a ride.’”

The man invited the Luppis to hop in his Chevy Suburban, but he said, “that (back) door don’t work — you ride up with me in the front.’”

Tony and Larry looked nervously at one another.

“Larry goes, ‘that’s like a kidnapper’s dream,’ ” Tony recalled. “We told him our phones were dead, no one knows where we are. We gave this guy way too much information about ourselves.”

“At this point,” Larry said, “I start thinking I should text my mom goodbye and tell her I love her and my family.”

...

 After reaching the hotel, Caldwell gave the Luppis directions to return to the highway toward Atlanta, stayed until their rental car started and refused to accept any compensation.

The men made their flight on time.

“Soon as we got to Atlanta we Googled him,” Tony said. “We saw Robbie Caldwell was the head coach at Vanderbilt just five years ago, he coached at N.C. State. His whole story checked out. We’re big college football fans and we had no idea.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 08, 2015, 06:54:20 pm
David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison 7h7 hours ago

Gary Pinkel raked in $900K in bonuses last season, tops in the FBS according to USA Today- http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2015/10/08/coaches-bonuses-gary-pinkel/73553784/ ….
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 09, 2015, 05:48:36 pm
https://twitter.com/Coach_Gattis/status/652484918350622721

Keegan-Michael Key Surprises Team during Homecoming Week

Penn State Homecoming Grand Marshal impersonates Coach Franklin during squad meeting during 2015 homecoming week.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 11, 2015, 01:34:31 pm
MSU Football ‏@HailStateFB 19h19 hours ago

Congrats @CoachDanMullen on  becoming the third coach in @msstate history to win 50 games! #HailState

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQ_dkogWsAAYnSd.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2015, 06:29:56 am
David Cloninger ‏@DCTheState 7h7 hours ago

Spurrier retiring, Mangus or Elliott lead interim candidates: http://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-football/article38886768.html …

Quote
Steve Spurrier informed his South Carolina team Monday night that he is retiring immediately and that an interim coach will be named Tuesday, according to multiple players and sources.

Quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus and co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Shawn Elliott are the leading candidates to be named interim head coach, according to sources.

Spurrier, who is 70, has a 228-89-2 career record at Duke, Florida and South Carolina. He is the Gamecocks’ all-time winningest coach with 86 victories.

“Thank you coach!” Gamecocks great Marcus Lattimore tweeted Monday night. “Your impact will live forever in this state. Your legacy will never be forgotten I promise you that.”

Gamecocks are 2-4 (0-4 SEC) to start 2015. Spurrier has never had a losing season as USC’s coach, and the team has been bowl-eligible in his first 10 seasons.

Spurrier was introduced as USC’s 32nd head coach on Nov. 23, 2004. He is 86-49 overall as USC’s head coach. He surpassed Rex Enright’s school record for wins when he recorded No. 65 at Clemson in the 2012 season finale.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2015, 06:32:03 am
ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 7h7 hours ago

With 1 of the most experienced college coaches retiring, Stats and Info took a look at the career of Steve Spurrier. http://es.pn/1Musvzn

Quote
1: Number of active college coaches who are ahead of Spurrier on the all-time wins list. Spurrier resigns with 228 wins, good for 13th on the overall list. The only coach ahead of Spurrier who is still active is Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech. Beamer has 234 wins and is tied for 10th overall.

Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 7h7 hours ago Connecticut, USA

Best thing about my job is all the fascinating people I get to meet. But I never had more fun covering anybody than I did Steve Spurrier.

My column: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/13876391/legendary-coach-steve-spurrier-was-one-kind-sorely-missed-college-football …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2015, 06:48:26 am
 Paul Myerberg ‏@PaulMyerberg 10h10 hours ago

Spurrier when a fire at Auburn destroyed 20 books: "The real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2015, 09:18:40 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 2h2 hours ago

THIS JUST IN: South Carolina's Co-offensive coordinator Shawn Elliott named interim coach for the remainder of the season. (via @ClowESPN)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2015, 09:19:09 am
https://twitter.com/GamecockFB/status/653915089595011072
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2015, 09:21:41 am
Matt Connolly ‏@MattatTheState 24m24 minutes ago South Carolina, USA

Spurrier at USC- 6-4 vs. Clemson, 5-5 vs. Florida, 5-6 vs. Georgia, 5-5 vs. Tennessee. USC was 54-142-11 vs. those schools pre Spurrier.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2015, 09:28:50 am
https://twitter.com/Arbys/status/653747549774479360
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2015, 10:31:46 am
Stewart Mandel Verified account
‏@slmandel

Steve Spurrier went 44-40 in the SEC at South Carolina and could get a parade. Mark Richt is 80-36 at Georgia and could get his car keyed.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 16, 2015, 09:42:59 am
SEC Sports ‏@SEC 16h16 hours ago

.@CoachGusMalzahn is visor-free tonight to honor Coach Spurrier. http://www.secsports.com/article/13896849/malzahn-visor-free-hbc …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRZM8B5UcAAKYrw.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2015, 07:44:41 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 10h10 hours ago Romulus, MI

Alabama is 15-6 in matchups of AP top-10 teams since Saban was hired in 2007, those 15 wins seven more than any other coach over that span.



It is also a primer on SOS and how it affects the probability of making the College Football Playoff.  Saban is the best by far at winning v. Top 10 teams with 71.4%.  Play two top ten games in a season and the odds for the best of the best going 2-0 is 50%.  Play three and you are sitting at a 35%-36% of going 3-0.  Play none and you don't need a Saban-like track record to run the table.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2015, 02:24:22 pm
https://twitter.com/ClowESPN/status/655451519433707521
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2015, 07:08:30 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 7h7 hours ago

This was the first Saturday in 11 years without the Head Ball Coach on the sidelines.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRkv4LuUwAAlQgC.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 23, 2015, 02:04:38 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 3h3 hours ago

"I'm not mad at anybody at #Tennessee. Everybody that fired me got fired. I'm good." –Phil Fulmer http://ow.ly/TLLUq

Quote
Phillip Fulmer probably was bitter about how Tennessee forced him out in 2008 though he tells a reporter multiple times how happy he is now. Fulmer guided the Volunteers to a national championship in 1998 and two SEC Championships but was told to resign in the midst of a 5-7 2008 season. Tennessee replaced its Hall of Fame alumnus with Lane Kiffin, who lasted a single season before leaving for USC.

Fulmer didn't feel welcome hanging around his alma mater during the Kiffin and Derek Dooley years. He famously said Kiffin's "arrogant attitude turned people off" and questioned how he even got the job during a stint as a CBS analyst. But he's developed a good relationship with current head coach Butch Jones -- they exchange text messages --

"I'm not mad at anybody at Tennessee," Fulmer says. "Everybody that fired me got fired. I'm good."

Once considered a hated villain in Alabama, Fulmer now vacations in Gulf Shores...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 25, 2015, 12:47:17 pm
Les Miles becomes first coach in LSU history to have five winning streaks of seven games or more breaking a tie with John McClendon's uncle, "Cholly Mac".

 Todd Politz ‏@tpolitz 2h2 hours ago

.@LSUCoachMiles on his 5th 7+ game winning streak @LSUfball
Saban: 1
DiNardo: 1
McClendon 4
Dietzel: 2
Moore: 2
Wingard: 1
Jeardeau: 1
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 27, 2015, 10:26:40 am
Kevin Scarbinsky ‏@KevinScarbinsky 1h1 hour ago

Not advocating anything, but 3 of the 4x Auburn finished in last place in the SEC West, Auburn changed coaches. http://ow.ly/TTOkK

Quote
The SEC split into East and West divisions when it expanded to 12 teams by adding Arkansas and South Carolina for the 1992 season. In the 23 full seasons since, Auburn has finished in last place in the SEC West four times.

Three of those seasons concluded with a coaching change.

In 1998, Terry Bowden resigned ahead of the posse midway through a season that ended with the Tigers 3-8 overall and 1-7 in the SEC. Auburn's only SEC win that season came against Ole Miss and Tommy Tuberville. who left Oxford without a pine box to move to the Plains.

In 2008, Auburn, Arkansas and Mississippi State all occupied a crowded SEC West basement at 2-6. The Tigers went 5-7 overall, and after a 36-0 defeat by Alabama to end his "One for the other thumb" run in the Iron Bowl, Tuberville "resigned."

In 2012, two years after running the table and winning the national title, Gene Chizik was run off after running the table in reverse to finish 3-9 and 0-8.

It was the second time in Chizik's four years as head coach his Tigers finished last in the division. His first Auburn team shared the 2009 SEC West cellar with Arkansas and Mississippi State at 3-5, but there was some encouragement in an overall 8-5 mark...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2015, 07:04:25 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 18h18 hours ago

Jim McElwain will be the 5th different #Gators head coach Mark Richt has faced in the rivalry.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CSa-pstWEAAS9o4.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 30, 2015, 09:46:54 am
Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_CJ 1h1 hour ago

#ICYMI: Kentucky AD Mitch Barnhart evaluates Year 3 of Mark Stoops so far, believes coach is in it for long haul. http://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/college/kentucky/2015/10/29/ad-kentucky-stoops-happy-together/74823274/ …

Stoops on name connected with Miami job: "What can you say? I'm just trying to win a football game." Hopes keeps coming up; means winning.

Stoops says he "probably hasn't won enough" to be mentioned for jobs like some other coaches. Pretty honest.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 30, 2015, 09:48:08 am
CollegeFootballTalk ‏@CFTalk Oct 28

Amidst Miami rumors, Mark Richt says Georgia's 'where I want to finish my coaching career' #collegefootball http://wp.me/p14QTT-1vH8

Quote
The current Georgia head coach has ties to The U, of course, as he was a quarterback for the Hurricanes in the late seventies and on into the early eighties. Then there’s the speculation that, after 15 years in Athens, it might be time for a fresh start for both parties. Tuesday, Richt was asked about the rumors connecting him to the opening.

“I don’t think much of it, really,” Richt said. “I love my alma mater. The U, no doubt about it. But there’s been nobody calling or writing or texting or anything like that. I’m sure they’ll find a great coach.”

https://twitter.com/SiriusXMCollege/status/659409651918860288
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 01, 2015, 07:19:28 am
 Jason Butt ‏@JasonHButt 12h12 hours ago

This was the first time in Richt's tenure that his team was held to 3 points in a game. First time for UGA since 1998 (against Tennessee).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2015, 08:08:13 am
https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/662417872254279681

Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB Nov 6

Bruce Feldman Retweeted The New York Times

Why a truly great football coach is a bargain--even at $7 MILLION a year--for big-time colleges.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2015, 08:16:00 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 8h8 hours ago

Best 50-game FBS starts at 1 school: Urban Meyer 47-3, Chris Petersen & Dennis Erickson 46-4, Robert Neyland 45-2-3, Barry Switzer 45-3-2
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2015, 03:34:54 pm
Michael Bonner ‏@MikeBBonner  2h2 hours ago
Historically good: MSU in midst of best stretch since 1940s http://on.thec-l.com/1NCPWai 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTUDcbHW4AAbSQ2.jpg)

Quote
31-13 win at Missouri capture the program’s 20th win in the last 25 games. It matches No. 3 Alabama – No. 20 MSU’s next opponent on Saturday – for the best record in the Southeastern Conference during that time.

The stretch also equals Mississippi State’s most successful since a 34-5-1 record from 1939-1942. MSU won an Orange Bowl and the SEC during that time.

Mississippi State is coming off an Orange Bowl appearance last year. At 7-2 and 3-2 within the conference, the Bulldogs still hold an outside shot at capturing a West division crown...

Bill Martin ‏@MSUBillMartin  17h17 hours ago
Records in the @SEC Last 25 Games:
Alabama - 20-5
@HailStateFB - 20-5
Georgia - 18-7
LSU - 18-7
Top 2 play each other next Saturday.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2015, 11:09:11 pm
David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison  1h1 hour ago
The latest version of our Gary Pinkel resignation story is up here- http://bit.ly/1iZP8zu .

Quote
Pinkel, 63, has a career record of 117-71 in 15 seasons at Missouri, and his 190 career wins are 19th-most all-time in Football Bowl Subdivision history. He is tied with Kansas State's Bill Snyder for the second-most FBS wins among active coaches, behind Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer (277). Beamer announced Nov. 1 that he will be retiring at the end of season.

Pinkel guided Missouri to Southeastern Conference Eastern Division championships in 2013 and ’14, when the Tigers compiled a 23-5 overall record. This season has been a struggle, though, as Missouri has posted a 4-5 record and four straight losses.

The past week, in particular, has been extremely trying...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2015, 06:36:59 am
Mark Richt ‏@MarkRicht 14h14 hours ago

My prayers go out to Gary Pinkel for his health. I wish him the best as he moves forward. Great Coach, and Great Colleague!
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2015, 12:24:18 pm
Aflac ?

Which 3 SEC head coaches went to the SEC Championship Game in their first season at their school?

Les Miles, Gus, and McElwain
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 15, 2015, 08:39:38 am
Forbes @Forbes  ·  6 hours ago
Nick Saban is college football’s top power broker: http://onforb.es/1zVI8ZK

Austin Kim @AustinKKim  ·  6 hours ago
#Mizzou's Gary Pinkel ranked No. 5 most powerful college football coach by Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrissmith/2014/12/22/the-most-powerful-coaches-in-college-football/ …

Les Miles (No. 10)

Gary Pinkel won almost 66% of his total games and 69% of his conference games in 10 seasons at Toledo.  After going 10-1 in 2000 he was hired at Mizzou to replace Larry Smith who had finished 3-8 with a 2-6 Big 12 record.

Pinkel led Mizzou's 2007 team to his first winning conference record. 7-1 was good enough to tie for first in the Big 12 North.  In his first SEC season, Mizzou was 2-6.  They came back to win the SEC-E in '13 and '14 losing to the SEC-W champ in Atlanta each season.  Mizzou was 1-5 in the SEC with losses to Vandy and Kentucky when Pinkel announced his retirement at the end of the 2015 season citing health concerns. Earlier in the week his team had announced they would no longer practice nor play in support of a campus boycott.  Pinkel publicly stood behind his team. After the resignations of Tim Wolfe and R. Bowen Loftin, the team returned to practice and defeated BYU in Kansas City.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2015, 10:00:22 am
 David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison Nov 16

Bret Bielema and Mike Anderson on Gary Pinkel, from the inestimable @BobHoltADG:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CT_S966UwAAWM1z.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2015, 08:14:05 am
Ross Dellenger ‏@DellengerAdv 13h13 hours ago

Miles has pulled on stage a teary-eye child, talking to her face to face as if she's a player while explaining offense. Sad scene man

Sadee is here live. She begins crying while asking Miles a Q. Miles brings her on stage for hug

Crowd claps. Sad scene man. Sad scene.

#LSU

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUtJJPWWEAA0yD5.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2015, 10:41:55 am
ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 2h2 hours ago

Best win pct as LSU head football coach:
Les Miles .775 (110-32)
Nick Saban .750 (48-16)
Bill Arnsparger .750 (26-8-2)
(min. 25 games)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 28, 2015, 11:31:36 am
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 29m29 minutes ago South Carolina, USA

This is the first time USC has worn garnet helmets since the Brad Scott era.


Christian Padgett
‏@c_padgett_

@sportstalksc Brad Scott never coached USC
9:25 AM - 28 Nov 2015


SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 5m5 minutes ago

SportsTalk Retweeted Christian Padgett

Might be worth a Google for you to check. (sic)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2015, 04:17:15 pm
https://twitter.com/MariaTaylor7/status/671031027171749890

Danny Kanell Verified account
‏@dannykanell

All Mark Richt brought to Georgia was class and consistency. But they want more fire. Good luck with that.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2015, 10:42:36 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 9h9 hours ago

Since 2002 no coach had more players taken in NFL Draft than Mark Richt’s 79. Every other coach w/60 drafted in that span won natl title
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 06:28:36 am
David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison 18h18 hours ago

Butch Jones and Mark Stoops, in their 3rd years at their schools, are the longest tenured coaches in the SEC East.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 06:46:00 am
David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison Nov 28

So Gary Pinkel ends his MU career at 118-73, his FBS coaching career at 191-110-3.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 07:24:42 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 18h18 hours ago

Most Appearances in SEC Championship Game:
• @GatorsFB 11
• @AlabamaFTBL 10
• @LSUfball 5
• @FootballAU 5
• @FootballUGA 5
• @Vol_Football 5
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 08:41:23 am
Jason Butt ‏@JasonHButt 17h17 hours ago

A look back at Mark Richt's time at Georgia: http://www.macon.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/article47071455.html …

Quote
ATHENS -- Fifteen years ago, Georgia was in need of a spark. Jim Donnan had worn out his welcome with three consecutive losses to Georgia Tech stinging the most. The Bulldogs needed new blood and looked south to find their next head coach.

At Florida State, a young and successful quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator named Mark Richt had just wrapped up his 11th season with the Seminoles. He had coached Heisman Trophy winners Charlie Ward and Chris Weinke and had been a part of two national championship.

It was time to branch out and become a head coach.

Georgia hired Richt on Christmas Day in 2000, which began a successful 15-year career at the helm.

2001: After 20 years without an SEC title, Georgia hired Richt to be its 25th head coach in program history. Richt's first season contained plenty of ups and downs and ended with an 8-4 record. The Bulldogs lost 20-16 to Boston College in the Music City Bowl.

2002: Richt's Bulldogs went 11-1 in the regular season and defeated Arkansas to win the SEC championship. Georgia's lone loss was to Florida, which kept the Bulldogs out of contention for a BCS national championship appearance. The Bulldogs defeated Florida State in the Sugar Bowl. Richt was named the SEC Coach of the Year.

2005: Richt became only the seventh coach in SEC history to win two SEC titles in his first five years at the helm of a program. Georgia defeated LSU to win the SEC title and made an appearance in the Sugar Bowl, losing to West Virginia. Richt was named the SEC Coach of the Year for the second time.

2007: After a down 2006 season, Richt led the Bulldogs to a 10-2 regular season. But the Bulldogs lost the SEC East tiebreaker to Tennessee, which went to the conference title game.

2008: Georgia was the preseason No. 1 team in both the AP and coaches polls to start the year. But this is the season a lot of people point to as the beginning of the end for Richt. The Bulldogs did not live up to expectations and lost three games, despite having 2009 No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Matthew Stafford at quarterback and No. 12 pick Knowshon Moreno at running back. Their season ended with a win over Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl.

2009-11: These three years marked the beginning of Richt's seat getting warm.

2012: This was arguably Richt's best team. Despite a 35-7 loss to South Carolina, Georgia won the remainder of its games and found itself in the SEC championship game against Alabama.

2015: Georgia began the year as a preseason top-10 team and was expected to run away with the SEC East. But a horrible stretch in October -- including losses to Alabama, Tennessee and Florida -- proved too much for Richt to overcome. He won his final four games, including his 13th over Georgia Tech but was fired a day after the regular season ended. His career at Georgia ends with a record of 145-51.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 01:17:42 pm
Tony Barnhart ‏@MrCFB 3h3 hours ago

So many things I could say about Mark Richt's presser but I'll just leave it at this: The man is pure class until the very end.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 01:18:21 pm
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 4h4 hours ago

Is continuing to coach an option for you?

“Oh yeah, no doubt.” - Mark Richt

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVEZMXXWwAAX2Qw.png)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2015, 01:36:44 pm
 Matthew Stevens ‏@matthewcstevens 22m22 minutes ago

Matthew Stevens Retweeted Bruce Feldman

Former Auburn head coach & current UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik is a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2015, 10:37:21 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 35m35 minutes ago

Kirby Smart, by the numbers. http://es.pn/1TtAVb2 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVOh0JwWUAEpKUf.jpg)

Mark Schlabach ‏@Mark_Schlabach 13h13 hours ago

In last 100 years, Georgia has hired one coach who was a sitting head coach: Jim Donnan. Not Smart, Richt, Goff, Dooley, Mehre or Butts, etc
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 08:23:08 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 15h15 hours ago

Former #UAB head coach Watson Brown retires from coaching http://ow.ly/VoXe6 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVQbXKRUEAAMmxr.jpg)

Quote
Brown, 65, was at UAB from 1995-2006, doubling as athletic director for three years, but his last coaching stop was at Tennessee Tech. Brown led that program since 2007.

"I'm retiring from college coaching," Brown said in a Tennessee Tech release. "I've had a blast for 43 years. This is just the right time to do this.

Brown was also a head coach at Austin Peay, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt and Rice. His career record as a head coach was 136-211-1 and he became the first coach in NCAA history to lose 200 games.

Mack Brown's brother
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 08:26:19 am
Mark Schlabach ‏@Mark_Schlabach 12h12 hours ago

Updated story about Mark Richt being named Miami's new coach. A few more details http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/14275799/miami-hurricanes-name-mark-richt-new-head-coach …

Quote
Former Georgia coach Mark Richt on Wednesday agreed to become Miami's new coach, and the deal is expected to be announced by the end of the week, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Richt, a former Miami quarterback, agreed to return to his alma mater only three days after he was fired at Georgia, where he guided the Bulldogs to a 145-51 record and two SEC championships in 15 seasons. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity fired Richt on Sunday after Georgia went 9-3 this season.

The Bulldogs have tabbed Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, a former Georgia safety, as Richt's replacement. Smart's hiring will be announced after the No. 2 Crimson Tide play No. 18 Florida in Saturday's SEC championship game.

It is unclear if Richt will coach Georgia in its upcoming bowl game. At a Monday news conference announcing his firing, Richt said he was "really looking forward to coaching these boys one more time." Miami interim coach Larry Scott is expected to coach the Hurricanes in a bowl game...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 08:35:16 am
Barry Jackson ‏@flasportsbuzz 15h15 hours ago

Involved person said UM came up with "Southeastern Conference" type money to lure Richt. Was making $4 M-plus at Georgia.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 08:36:47 am
https://twitter.com/RalphCoopWLTX/status/672105760646635521
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 09:02:24 am
ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC Dec 1

Would you hire Lane Kiffin to be your head coach? http://tinyurl.com/qy8nj9f

Quote
Lane Kiffin, 40 and Alabama's polarizing offensive coordinator, has had head-coaching stints with the Oakland Raiders (2007-08), Tennessee (2009) and USC (2010-13), none of which ended particularly well. He has a 35-21 record at the college level and went 5-15 with the Raiders.

He has been undeniably successful with Alabama, which set a team record for passing yards average (277.9 YPG) in his first season. This fall, Alabama's offense has shown balance and steady production, propelled by running back Derrick Henry, the Heisman Trophy favorite entering the final week of voting.

The belief in coaching and agent circles is this will be Kiffin's final season on Alabama's staff. With a spike in coaching openings, could Kiffin receive a fourth chance to lead a program?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 09:09:19 am
ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC 21h21 hours ago

Looking for a coach? Five SEC coordinators ready to make jump  http://es.pn/1OGlydO

Quote
Dan Enos, Arkansas: Frankly I'm a little surprised there hasn't been more interest in Enos this offseason.

Lane Kiffin, Alabama

Will Muschamp, Auburn

Barry Odom, Missouri

Next in line

    Manny Diaz, Mississippi State

    Josh Henson, Missouri

    Rhett Lashlee, Auburn

    Randy Shannon, Florida
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 10:58:23 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 13m13 minutes ago

Report: Kirby Smart to remain at Alabma throughout postseason http://trib.al/Tthr4xN
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 11:48:29 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 4m4 minutes ago

How much money UGA owes Richt, Pruitt and Schottenheimer http://trib.al/fehaI8e

Quote
Richt will receive $4.1 million from UGA as a buyout through the terms of the contract he agreed to earlier this year, though he had yet to sign it...

Pruitt and Schottenheimer are each still under contract for two more seasons after this one. The buyout on each of their deals is the remaining salary, so in Pruitt’s case (his salary is $1.3 million) it would be approximately $2.6 million, and for Schottenheimer it would be approximately $1.9 million.

Neither is expected to be retained by incoming head coach Kirby Smart.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 10:46:52 pm
David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison 2h2 hours ago

If you'd like to read a story about Barry Odom and friends jumping through fire to save a man, why not this one?- http://bit.ly/1DuTHbe

Quote


It was a hot, windy day, typical for summers in Oklahoma.

Odom, who was around 12 years old, was fishing with two friends when they noticed a man on an adjoining piece of land had gotten into some trouble while trying to burn and clear away brush with a bulldozer.

The fire had gotten out of control, and, after Odom and his friends ran over to help the man put it out, the man passed out from the heat and smoke.

The three boys pulled him to safety. They ended up getting a thank-you hamburger out of the deal.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 10:56:04 pm
 Jason Butt ‏@JasonHButt 9h9 hours ago Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mark Richt won't coach bowl, Bryan McClendon to be interim coach: http://www.macon.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/article47769395.html …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2015, 10:56:55 pm
Jason Butt ‏@JasonHButt 12h12 hours ago Atlanta, GA

Looks like Kirby Smart, UGA's next coach, will still be Alabama's DC through postseason: http://www.macon.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/article47727985.html …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2015, 10:21:58 am
 AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 14h14 hours ago

Check out @JTalty's great look at how Jim McElwain's son, a UA student, changed his life: http://ow.ly/Vsuib 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVWQamsUkAEZhsr.jpg)

Quote
Jerret McElwain will be in an exciting yet unenviable position as he walks into the Georgia Dome this Saturday.

The sophomore at Alabama works as a recruiting specialist in Nick Saban's program, and will have a great seat as the Crimson Tide goes for an SEC Championship. The only problem is Jerret's dad happens to be the head coach at Florida...

**
Jerret was a little boy when he wanted to warm up by the fire one day before heading off to preschool. The young boy got too close and his nightshirt caught on fire, forever changing both his and his father's lives.

Fortunately, a neighbor was an off-duty firefighter and quickly came over and helped. Even with the help, Jerret spent eight months recovering from the accident. It took him years to gather up the courage to ask his parents what happened and look at what remained of the nightshirt.

"I was on my death bed," Jerret says. "I almost died. It was a miracle I'm still here, and I thank the Lord for that."

At the time, Jim was the receivers coach at Louisville... That day changed Jim McElwain.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2015, 12:39:46 pm
 Jason Butt ‏@JasonHButt 3h3 hours ago

Richt says former players thanking him for being positive influence in his life helped change his mind on coaching next season.

Then Richt cracks on McGarity's "mutual agreement" and said when Miami reached back out, he said he'd be interested.

Richt says he won't try to steal Georgia's recruiting board ... But if they call, that's a different story.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2015, 07:14:06 am
https://twitter.com/GaryPinkel/status/673201880458248192
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2015, 11:40:04 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 41m41 minutes ago

Report: Will Muschamp to retain Shawn Elliott on South Carolina staff http://trib.al/VnNcq56


Don't see that often.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2015, 12:59:36 pm
Greg Byrne ‏@Greg_Byrne Dec 5

Great news! @CoachRodAZ did not commit to the offer from S. Carolina. He's an Arizona Wildcat. #BearDown



David Cloninger@DCTheState

Tanner on Greg Byrne's tweet about Rich Rodriguez: "I can’t speak for anything that he put out, but I would tell you that it’s inaccurate."

9:12 AM - 7 Dec 2015
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2015, 05:49:05 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC  1h1 hour ago
UGA considered coaching change before Florida game http://trib.al/EMNMKJg

Quote
ATHENS — Up until now, the narrative has been that Georgia pretty much decided it might be in the market for a new football coach back on Oct. 31 after the Bulldogs loss embarrassingly to Florida, 27-3. Turns out it was a couple of weeks before that.

Change was clearly on the mind of Athletic Director Greg McGarity back in mid-October when he began looking into search firms. McGarity revealed Monday that it was then that he made up his mind he was going to utilize Bill Carr of CarrSports Consulting — if needed.

McGarity was a panelist at the College Athletics Leadership Symposium at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Atlanta on Oct. 19 when approached by Carr and “three or four” other search firms after the meeting.

“Bill was one presenting that day,” McGarity said after introducing Kirby Smart as Georgia’s new head coach Monday at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. “They all anticipate (coaching changes). That’s the job of these firms. When you finally make a decision to contact one — and I’m sure they’ve done some homework themselves — those guys want work, too. … They’re doing their due diligence, too.”

It’s not like McGarity didn’t know Carr. The two go way back.

Carr is a former athletic director at Florida — he was in charge during the Charley Pell years — and his firm is based in Gainesville. McGarity worked there with the Gators as Jeremy Foley’s right-hand man for 18 years. They utilized Carr’s services several times during that span.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2015, 01:13:11 pm
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 16h16 hours ago

13 years ago today, the Georgia Bulldogs won their 11th SEC Championship.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CVq8tVUWUAAam7N.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2015, 01:44:37 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB Dec 7

Will Muschamp's new deal with #SouthCarolina: 5 years for $16 Million. First year: $3 Mil. http://collegefootball.ap.org/article/muschamp-gets-5-year-16-million-deal-south-carolina …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2015, 01:46:31 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 24h24 hours ago

South Carolina AD continues to refute Rich Rodriguez was offered job http://trib.al/CUXWlMT
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2015, 01:48:56 pm
Jason Butt ‏@JasonHButt Dec 6 Fort Lauderdale, FL

Looks like Kirby Smart's deal is $3.75 million per year through 2021.

It's a six-year deal but Kirby's basically getting three years for sure based on buyout. Year 1: $13.5 mil, Year 2: $10.8 mil ...

Year 3 buyout: $7.05 mil, year 4: $4.7 mil, year 5: $2.35 mil.

UGAAA will pay Smart $3.35 million of his deal, with $400,000 coming from the university.

Contract terms for Kirby Smart as Georgia's head coach: http://www.macon.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/article48311885.html …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2015, 10:39:26 pm
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 8h8 hours ago

Jim McElwain joins Steve Spurrier (1990) as only Florida coaches to win  SEC Coach of Year 1st year w/Gators
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 10, 2015, 08:45:53 am
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams 20h20 hours ago

Since Nick Saban returned to the SEC in 2007, 21 new coaches have been hired. Saban has contributed. Read more at http://gridironnow.com

Quote
The first time I heard the term “coach-killer,” it referred to Jeff George.

George was a talented quarterback who couldn’t win in the NFL. So if you coached him, you were doomed to failure...

I have identified another coach-killer: Nick Saban.

But that is a compliment.

Saban arrived in the SEC in 2000 and revived LSU’s stumbling program. The Tigers had eight losing records in 11 seasons – including six in a row – before Saban turned TigerTown into a mini-version of TitleTown. He won the SEC in his second season at LSU, the national championship in his fourth season.

When Saban departed for the Miami Dolphins in 2005, every SEC coach should have prayed he had success in the NFL. Saban didn’t. So he left Miami for Alabama and inflicted misery on many coaches – some who were very good.

Since Saban returned to the SEC, 21 coaches have been hired — three this year. The lone school that hasn’t made a change: LSU. And the Tigers recently came oh-so-close to canning the grass eater himself, Les Miles.

Since 2007, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Arkansas have had three coaching changes; Auburn, Florida, Kentucky and Ole Miss have had two each.

Saban isn’t responsible for all of the SEC firings since 2007, but he’s played a huge role in many of them.

Saban raised the SEC bar by winning national championships and recruiting like a bat out of Hades...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2015, 09:34:06 am
Georgia

Ray Goff was a 33-year-old running backs coach when he was chosen to replace the Vince Dooley starting with the 1989 season.  In seven seasons, Goff had only one team win as many as five SEC games. The 1992 team was 6-2, finished in the top ten, and played in the Citrus Bowl. Ray Goff was 24-28-1 in SEC games.

Jim Donnan had led Marshall to five consecutive 11-plus win seasons when he was tapped to replace Goff and coach UGa for five seasons beginning in 1996. Donnan led UGa to four straight bowl wins but lost three straight against GaTech and struggled against UT and UF. Donnan is currently alleged to have been involved in a Ponzi scheme that has cost many coaches and others millions of dollars.  Donnan was 25-15 in SEC games at UGa. His last season, 2000, was his last as a head coach. He was the 1997 SEC Coach of the Year. He has apparently survived his involvement in leading other football coaches into an unsuccessful pyramid marketing scheme as he continues to do analysis on football studio shows.  He was on the very first B1G Network postgame show: Appalachian State over Michigan.

Mark Richt had been the Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach at Florida State for 11 seasons when he was hired to replace Donnan for the 2001 season. In 2002 Richt's Bulldogs went 11-1 in the regular season and defeated Arkansas to win the SEC championship. Georgia's lone loss was to Florida, which kept the Bulldogs out of contention for a BCS national championship appearance. The Bulldogs defeated Florida State in the Sugar Bowl. Richt was named the SEC Coach of the Year.

In 2005 Richt became only the seventh coach in SEC history to win two SEC titles in his first five years at the helm of a program. Georgia defeated LSU to win the SEC title and made an appearance in the Sugar Bowl, losing to West Virginia. Richt was named the SEC Coach of the Year for the second time.

Georgia finished first or tied for first in the SEC-E, six times. Richt's SEC record was 83-37 or 5.5 wins per year.  Not following up with SEC Championships in spite of having the most proximate fertile recruiting ground in the nation were an annual problem. He will leave as one of the stand up coaches in SEC history.  Georgia's message track was that Richt would not take another job. He took the head coaching job at his alma mater Miami before the week was out.

Former Jeremy Foley assistant and current UGa AD Greg McGarity engineered Richt's ouster.  His plan was to replace Richt with Bama's DC Kirby Smart. McGarity had also been put out by coaching staff requests to install the SEC's last indoor practice facility.
Pot stirrer Jeremy Pruitt left to take the DC position at Bama. The events spurred conversation about what is good enough to sustain a tenure as an SEC coach, what is so special about Greg McGarity, and why do Georgia boosters allow a Florida hand puppet to pull their strings.

Georgia announced that assistant head coach Bryan McClendon will serve as interim head coach in the bowl game. McClendon is the team's wide receivers coach. He will become the first black head coach for a Georgia football game.

On December 6, 2015, Smart was announced as the 26th head football coach for the Bulldogs. Smart signed a memorandum of understanding detailing payment of $3.75 million per year for 6 years. Smart was a four-year letterman at defensive back for Georgia and a first-team All-SEC selection as a senior. He finished his career with 13 interceptions, which ranks fourth all-time at Georgia, and led the Bulldogs with six interceptions in 1997 and five in 1998. He would have been a teammate of Brandon Burlsworth for the Colts.

Smart coached under Donnan, Bobby Bowden, and Richt before finally hitching his wagon to Nick Saban.  He was an assistant for Saban for 11 non-consecutive years including one season with the Dolphins. He won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach in 2009. In 2013 Bama made him the highest paid assistant at $1.28 million per year.

Smart is doing double duty coaching Bama's defense in the College Football Playoff while recruiting and assembling a staff at UGa.  He attempted to lure Dan Enos from Arkansas who was working under an SEC non-compete clause. He came back hard to hire the team of Pitt OC Jim Chaney and Hog OL coach Sam Pittman. He is still working on finding a Defensive Coordinator.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 15, 2015, 10:21:35 pm
Mark Richt ‏@MarkRicht Dec 11

How beautiful is this? Miami in December!!!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CV_IHztUwAASwV-.jpg)


Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: LSUFan on December 15, 2015, 10:49:39 pm
LSU

In '91, Gerry DiNardo had inherited a Vandy program with back-to-back 1-10 records and took them to an average of 5-6 over the next four seasons (though no bowl game). LSU had had six consecutive losing seasons when DiNardo became coach.

After leading LSU to two Independence and one Peach Bowl bid in his first three seasons, Dinardo's program began to decline. After an 0-7 SEC start, Mark Emmert fired Dinardo. Interim Hal Hunter was coach when LSU defeated  Arkansas 35-10 to end LSU's decade of the 90s.

DiNardo's SEC record was 18-20-1.
D'Nerdo was hired because of one reason, he had a little unknown QB named..............................................Brett Favre.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2015, 12:45:50 pm
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams 48m48 minutes ago

Did you know 5 SEC football coaches who haven't even won a division title make at least $4 million? See my column: http://gridironnow.com

Quote
Tennessee made Butch Jones the newest member of the SEC’s $4 million coaches’ club. Jones got a raise of $500,000 from the $3.6 million he made this season.

Seven other SEC coaches make at least $4 million.

Jones becomes the fifth coach in the SEC to make $4 million without winning a division title. He joins Kevin Sumlin, Bret Bielema, Dan Mullen and Hugh Freeze – all in the West Division.

The only $4 million SEC coaches to deliver at least a division title are Nick Saban, Les Miles and Gus Malzahn. Saban has four national titles. Miles has one. Malzahn has played for one.

Jones also is the highest-paid coach in the East, for now.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 17, 2015, 12:46:50 pm
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams Dec 16

Steve Spurrier, Mark Richt, Gary Pinkel had 564 combined college wins. Their replacements (Muschamp, Smart, Odom) have only 28.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 18, 2015, 09:04:46 pm
Jason Butt ‏@JasonHButt Dec 16

Bryan McClendon's short era of Georgia's head coach begins: http://www.macon.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/article50190180.html …

Quote
ATHENS -- Bryan McClendon hasn't had too much time to get used to his new job title.

It's all happened at a fast pace, from being primarily a receivers coach to assuming control over the entire Georgia football program. With Mark Richt taking the Miami head coaching job and deciding not to stick with Georgia for its bowl game, McClendon was elevated to the position of interim head coach for this one game.

It's been quite the step for McClendon, who is in his ninth season as an assistant coach with the Bulldogs. As for the job, he has had to figure out how to adjust the responsibilities accordingly.

"I've learned the kids are the easy part," McClendon said. "Everything else, dealing with the adults, is what eats up a lot of your time, to be honest with you. What I have learned is how much goes through the head coach and how much input you actually do have on every decision that's made. That's why it's super important to have good people around you. It really is."

In the midst of preparing for the TaxSlayer Bowl against Penn State, McClendon's future at Georgia remains uncertain. Of late, his status has ­trended against him being brought back next season under new head coach Kirby Smart.

McClendon also serves as Georgia's recruiting coordinator, which was a responsibility new offensive line coach Sam Pittman held at Arkansas.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 19, 2015, 07:26:05 pm
Marc Weiszer ‏@marcweiszer Dec 18

AM RT Departed Georgia coaches won't get bowl bonuses http://bit.ly/1NWbIFR   #UGA

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWgi9MMWoAAnIUz.jpg)

New UGA coaches Jim Chaney and Sam Pittman discuss third down strategy (or something else).

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWiRf8cWsAAqAct.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 20, 2015, 06:56:44 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 13h13 hours ago

Athens to Valdosta: The story of Kirby Smart’s first job http://trib.al/rsiiffB

Quote
ATHENS – It was the first job interview of Kirby Smart’s coaching career, and it was going great. This was the part where he went to the board and drew up a play, diagramming how his defense would set up and react, arrows this way and that.

Then someone pointed out: Uh, Kirby, you drew 12 men on your defense.

“What is this, Canadian ball?” said Will Muschamp, the former Georgia teammate who had brought Smart down for this interview at Valdosta State. “We’re gonna be pretty good if we can put 12 out there.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2015, 07:31:55 am
College football had some pretty unbelievable coaching surprises in 2015, especially in the SEC. Although there was lots of movement around the country, the new coaches in the SEC all came from inside the conference.

Some hires were smarter than others, according to USA Today’s Dan Wolken... (https://www.seccountry.com/sec-news/national-writer-offers-mixed-reviews-for-sec-coaching-hires)

Quote
Mark Richt’s move from UGA to Miami received an A. It’s not an A-plus like the Justin Fuente hire at Virginia Tech...

Missouri’s hire of Barry Odom received a B, and it’s about as safe as the school can get after a season that included a player strike to support anti-racism protests on campus, the starting quarterback getting suspended twice and Coach Gary Pinkel stepping down to focus on his health...

UGA hired Kirby Smart after giving Richt the boot. The Bulldogs only managed to put up three points against Alabama’s defense this season, and Smart was the man running it. He’s also worked under one of the best in college football as Nick Saban’s assistant coach, but that doesn’t guarantee he’ll be successful. The hire happened quickly after Richt was fired, so Wolken gave it a B-minus.

South Carolina hiring Will Muschamp received a C from Wolken. After winning only three games this season and losing Steve Spurrier mid-season, the Gamecocks were desperate for a new head coach. Athletic director Ray Tanner had a head-start, but two potential coaches — Houston’s Tom Herman and Smart — fell through.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2015, 04:20:47 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 3h3 hours ago

Gus Malzahn is looking to avoid his 1st losing season in 23 years: http://ow.ly/WeGsL 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CW2h6UxWIAUYfS_.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 22, 2015, 08:14:36 pm
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports  4h4 hours ago
Former Alabama head coach Dennis Franchione retires: http://ow.ly/WfbzK 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CW3Qh24WoAE754a.jpg)

Quote
Dennis Franchione's 40-year coaching career is coming to an end.

Franchione, who was Alabama's head coach during the 2001 and 2002 seasons before leaving to take the same position at Texas A&M, announced his retirement on Tuesday.

Franchione had spent the last five seasons at Texas State, leading the Bobcats' transition from FCS into FBS.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 23, 2015, 06:56:38 am
Chris Low: Nick Saban, who has already won three national championships at Alabama and is seeking another in this year's College Football Playoff, has become accustomed to chatter that he may seek a new coaching challenge, but reiterated this week that he doesn't see himself coaching anywhere else before retiring. (http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/14425927/nick-saban-says-see-ever-leaving-alabama-crimson-tide)

Quote
"No, I really don't. I don't see it ever happening, and I know every year somebody has me going somewhere else," Saban told ESPN.com in a wide-ranging interview. "I think a lot of it isn't just about the coaching part. What people don't understand is they forget you're a person. They forget you have a wife and two kids and a grandbaby, and they all live in Birmingham.

"They all work here. My wife goes to Birmingham five times a week. My mom lives in Birmingham now after moving from Myrtle Beach. It's not just the job. A lot of people don't get that. My life is here."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 24, 2015, 08:43:35 am
Harvey Updyke Retweeted
ESPN ‏@espn 12h12 hours ago

Not many CFB dynasties make it to Year 9.

Nick Saban's has, but for how much longer?: http://es.pn/1Oj6QX1 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CW8UcNDVAAA0e0k.jpg)

Quote
Dynasties do not come with expiration dates. The end is always apparent in retrospect, once the college football historians perform their autopsies. But in the moment, when the team appears as if it will be good forever, it can be difficult to detect the malady that will bring its life on top to a close.

So how will we know when Alabama has peaked? The No. 2 Crimson Tide, who will play No. 3 Michigan State in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl on New Year's Eve, are the only team to repeat in the four-team College Football Playoff. That is only the newest bauble on Nick Saban's charm bracelet.

Alabama has gone 96-12 over the past eight seasons. That's an average of 12 wins and 1.5 losses. In that time, the Crimson Tide have won three national championships. Alabama is only the second team to reach No. 1 in the AP poll in seven consecutive years (Miami did it from 1986 to 1992). Alas, Alabama has risen only to No. 2 in 2015. It will take another national title to keep that streak alive.

That is hardly a sign of demise. The Tide just became the first repeat champion in the SEC in 17 years. In an era when the elite college football programs have more resources than they have ever had, Saban has kept the Crimson Tide on a level above their competitors. A hot topic in the SEC concerns whether Saban's success is getting his competitors fired.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 26, 2015, 08:06:00 pm
Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello Dec 24

Tommy Tuberville bowl update.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXCx3HUUMAA5i1v.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 26, 2015, 08:48:01 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 2h2 hours ago

#Duke wins a bowl game for the first time in 54 years. David Cutcliffe was 7 the last time this school won one. Wow.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 27, 2015, 08:13:53 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 3m3 minutes ago Dallas, TX

Something you don't see everyday -- an Alabama assistant coach talking to the media.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXPOo6kUAAAig5i.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2015, 09:13:57 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 1h1 hour ago

Why does everyone keep asking Lane Kiffin about his next head coaching job? http://ow.ly/Wnwra 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXUX8qNWEAAMVOZ.jpg)

Scarblog:
Quote
Listen up. Lane Kiffin has something important to say.

"I have a great job."

Hear that?

It's not easy to hear because Kiffin is surprisingly soft-spoken for someone whose mouth has gotten him in so much trouble in the past...

First, they were a reminder that he actually has a job, a rather attractive one that any number of would-be gurus would crawl to Tuscaloosa to have. Yet some reporters, given a rare chance to speak to him, seemed more interested in Kiffin's next position than his current post.

Next, that simple sentence raised a point that no one wants to consider in this what's-next world. Maybe this is where Kiffin is supposed to be. Maybe this is who he's supposed to be.

Why does everyone keep asking him about his next head coaching job?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 28, 2015, 03:28:04 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 26m26 minutes ago

From Nick Saban to Les Miles: Ranking the SEC coaches by job security in 2016 http://trib.al/Q08cwr0

Quote
5. Bret Bielema, Arkansas

NCAA career: 85-44
At Arkansas: 17-20 (3 seasons)

Bielema’s teams have improved greatly during the season in 2014 and 2015, which is a testament to his ability. ...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 30, 2015, 11:27:05 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 5h5 hours ago

Fond farewell: Greatest UGA wins of the Mark Richt era http://sec.news/1QXXjvx

Quote
2001: Georgia 26, Tennessee 24. The “hobnail boot” win over Tennessee in Knoxville with the late “P-44-Haynes” touchdown pass from redshirt freshman QB David Greene to Verron Haynes was Richt’s first “signature” victory... It always draws a cheer when shown on the big screen at Sanford Stadium.

2004: Georgia 45, LSU 16. A big win over Nick Saban and the Tigers, as Greenie threw five TD passes...

2005 SEC Championship Game: Georgia 34, LSU 14. This upset victory over Les Miles’ No. 3-ranked Tigers featured D.J. Shockley quickly throwing two touchdown passes to Sean Bailey

2006: Georgia 37, Auburn 15. This upset win over No. 5-ranked Auburn shocked the college football world, especially since the Dawgs had lost four of their previous five games and Auburn was a two touchdown favorite. Tigers QB Brandon Cox spent much of the game flat on his back...

2007: Georgia 42, Florida 30. The “celebration” win over Florida in Jacksonville, easily the best game Knowshon Moreno played in a Georgia uniform, as he racked up 188 yards and three touchdowns. Plus, there was that magnificent 84-yard Massaquoi catch-and-run for a TD. Georgia paid a price with SEC officials for letting the Dawgs dance in the end zone, but I haven’t met many fans who don’t think it was worth it.

2013: Georgia 44, LSU 41. One of the most thrilling days ever Between the Hedges, with “GameDay” on hand in Myers Quad and painted-up UGA basketball coach Mark Fox joining the Spike Squad in the stands. That day’s all-red Sanford Stadium crowd was, without a doubt, the loudest I’ve ever experienced from opening kickoff to final whistle. In a quarterback duel of former UGA roomies, Murray topped the Tigers’ Zach Mettenberger by throwing four touchdown passes, including a 25-yarder to Justin Scott-Wesley with 1:47 remaining, as the No. 9 Bulldogs rallied to beat No. 6 LSU. An emotional Richt was in tears after the game...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2015, 08:56:17 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 15h15 hours ago Dallas, TX

Love this look-back at his time covering the 1981 Clemson national championship team by my colleague @Ivan_Maisel. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/14461984/ivan-maisel-learning-job-clemson-1981-title-team …

Quote
Danny Ford, the young third-year coach of the Tigers, was 33 that season. I used to say that I knew Ford when he was dark-haired and skinny. Now I say I knew him when I was dark-haired and skinny. He turned 68 11 days ago, which means that championship was half his lifetime ago.

Just about every week that season I would drive the two hours up I-85 to Clemson for Ford's media luncheon. It must have been held on the second floor of a building, because I can remember hanging around on the landing afterward with Ford. He would have a postprandial wad of chewing tobacco in his cheek, and as he talked he would spit over the balcony.

(http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=%2Fphoto%2F2016%2F1229%2Fr39880_1296x729_16%2D9.jpg&w=1140&cquality=40)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2016, 07:25:57 am
https://twitter.com/JustinKing/status/682805190697730048
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2016, 07:40:59 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 8h8 hours ago

Nick Saban, still perfect (9-0) against his former assistants.

All 9 wins have come by double digits.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXnDaJEWsAA834I.png)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 01, 2016, 09:08:09 am
David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison 13h13 hours ago

Gary Pinkel's slouch game is strong on the SEC Network.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXmc-YJWYAAmNri.jpg)



SEC Network Verified account
‏@SECNetwork

"Saban is coaching at a level higher than anybody's ever done with 85 scholarships. He's in legendary status." - GP

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXkTtqKWsAAi6vm.png)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2016, 09:36:25 am
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 10h10 hours ago

Strong finish for #OleMiss & Hugh Freeze to get to 10 wins. Just the Rebels’ 2nd 10-win season in 44 years (Fifty!). 5 years ago they were just 2-10.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 02, 2016, 12:59:42 pm
 Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 13m13 minutes ago Farragut, TN

Most improved over last 5 years? Ole Miss went from 2 to 10 wins, Ohio State from 6-12, Iowa from 7-12, UNC from 7-11, Tennessee from 5 to 9
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 04, 2016, 08:41:45 am
Paul Finebaum ‏@finebaum Jan 2

Congratulations to Mark Richt on a 10-3 record - another successful season at Georgia. Oh, never mind.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 04, 2016, 11:45:11 am
James Franklin comment:

Chase Goodbread ‏@ChaseGoodbread Jan 2

How do you go from Vanderbilt to Penn St and take a step backward offensively? The answer's not competition, resources, talent or recruiting
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 04, 2016, 07:10:12 pm
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 8h8 hours ago

Record: 99-18
SEC Titles: 4
National Titles: 3

Nine years ago today, Nick Saban became Alabama's 27th head coach.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CX5H9EoWQAAgYH4.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2016, 07:08:52 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 14h14 hours ago

Surely some NFL team out there still thinks it's going to be the one to take Nick Saban away from #Alabama http://ow.ly/WFZL7 

Scarblog:
Quote
He's older and more settled, at least as much as an unsettled Type AAA personality can be. He's put down deeper roots in Tuscaloosa than at any other stop on his resume.

Why would he leave at age 64 to start over in the NFL? He can't outwork and out-recruit people there, and excuse me for laughing at any analyst who suggests Eli Manning would give him the franchise quarterback he lacked at Miami...

At some point, Saban is going to leave Alabama. It could be next week - anyone who says they know for sure almost certainly doesn't -
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 07, 2016, 09:38:54 pm
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 10h10 hours ago

ICYMI: Freeze's new contract http://es.pn/1JwKeq4

Ole Miss under Freeze
'12: 7-6
'13: 8-5
'14: 9-4
'15: 10-3

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYIi4F4UsAEB9Fb.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2016, 04:46:19 pm
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 3h3 hours ago

SEC Network Retweeted ESPN CollegeFootball

Nick Saban: The only coach in SEC history to coach multiple #Heisman winners. 

ESPN CollegeFootball Verified account
‏@ESPNCFB

🏈facts

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYNpm1cWEAACPLx.jpg)

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2016, 06:55:11 am
Florida AD praises Jim McElwain’s first year (https://www.seccountry.com/florida/florida-ad-praises-jim-mcelwains-first-year)

Quote
"Obviously he had a great year, and we’re very proud of the job he’s done,” Foley told reporters. “You’d be hard-pressed to say it’s not moving in the right direction. Obviously it didn’t end the way anyone wants, especially coach Mac.

“But to sit here and look at a team that won 10 games and made it to Atlanta, made it to a Jan. 1 bowl game in our first year with probably some holes, I think that’s a reflection on coach Mac and his staff.”

To date, that staff has remained in tact thus far despite several high-profile coaching changes in the SEC and throughout college football. If all nine assistants return next season, it will be the first time since 2007 that Florida has brought back an entire coaching staff from the previous season.

“Knock on wood,” Foley said. “Obviously there’s some NFL jobs out there and you never know what the domino effect is there, but right now our staff is here. I think I’ve said before it’s as good a football staff as I’ve ever been around in terms of not only coaching, but the type of people they are.

“I give all the credit in the world to coach Mac. He thoughtfully and deliberately found those guys and they’re all good Gators. Right now they’re still Gators. I’m confident that that’ll continue to be.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2016, 01:30:42 pm
Zach Barnett
‏@zach_barnett
I'm told four of the candidates to interview at UTSA are Tony Levine, Craig Naivar, Curtis Luper... and Hal Mumme http://footballscoop.com/the-scoop
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 10, 2016, 01:57:17 pm
Cecil Hurt
‏@CecilHurt
Kiffin on Phoenix: "Last time I was here I got fired. Time before that was for the (USC) NCAA hearing. So, yeah, a lot of great memories."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2016, 09:27:24 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 12h12 hours ago

Nick Saban is 1 win away from joining Bear Bryant as the only coach to win at least 5 titles in the major poll era.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYaGyhLWwAIuLap.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2016, 06:33:44 am
SEC Sports ‏@SEC 6h6 hours ago

The SEC.

Home to 8 of the last 10 National Champions.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYf9tuSUwAAbqb2.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2016, 07:08:38 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 6h6 hours ago Connecticut, USA

Saban has won 4 national titles at Bama with 3 different off. coordinators -- McElwain ('09 and '11), Nussmeier ('12) and Kiffin ('15).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2016, 08:19:01 am
 ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 9h9 hours ago

The national championship was Nick Saban's 100th win as Alabama head coach
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 12, 2016, 09:06:24 am
Darren Rovell ‏@darrenrovell 13h13 hours ago

Nick Saban's 1st head coaching job was Toledo in 1990, made $95,000. He has already made 77 TIMES that this season.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CYfFq8CWsAEAXEl.png)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 06:56:46 pm
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 8h8 hours ago Connecticut, USA

Eleven of the last 12 national champions have finished in the top 20 nationally in total defense. Only exception was Auburn in 2010.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 13, 2016, 09:53:48 pm
loganlowery ‏@loganlowery 13h13 hours ago

loganlowery Retweeted ESPN SEC

ESPN predicting this will be Mullen's last year at MSU. Seems like I've been hearing that since 2009.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2016, 09:29:43 am
Tyrann Mathieu ‏@Mathieu_Era 6m6 minutes ago

I'm calling it now.. Frank Wilson will be back at LSU, as an head Coach, watch!!! Just give it some time
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 15, 2016, 12:47:18 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 4h4 hours ago

Orgeron had 2 HS coaches on his offensive staff (Freeze, Frank Wilson) at OleMiss & almost hired a 3rd (Chad Morris). All 3 are now FBS HCs.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2016, 11:26:41 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 3h3 hours ago

10 Best SEC quotes of the season http://sec.news/1OzcxDs

Quote
Nick Saban throws an expletive-filled tantrum before Charleston Southern

“Y’all don’t remember the Georgia Southern game, do you? I don’t think we had a guy on that field that didn’t play in the NFL — and about four or five of them were about first-round draft picks,” Saban said. And I think that team won a national championship but I’m not sure,” Saban told reporters. ... Could not stop them. Could not stop them..."

...

“It’s nice to be the head coach at LSU,” Miles said. “I’m proud to be associated with a great institution, my colleagues, my coaches, my players, our president and the A.D. (athletic director) are quality men. It’s a joy. So, it’s nice to have them come say ‘You know the job you’ve been doing, you still can do it.’”

...

“I’ll just be the former Head Ball Coach now, but I’ll be around town a lot,” Spurrier said. “I think that’s the best thing for South Carolina football, for our university to start another building process.”

...

“Life is about people, not rings. Rings collect dust,” Richt said.

...

“Words can’t express how grateful I am to the University of Missouri and all of the amazing people who make it up, from the administration to the students and our fans,” Pinkel said. “Obviously, I’m so appreciative to all of my coaches and athletes. Leaving them makes this decision so tough, but I do so feeling good that the Mizzou Football program is in a better place than it was when we came in 15 years ago.”

...

“We feel for (Grier),” McElwain said. “We feel his pain and he had chance to address the team. He spoke from the heart and one of the things he expressed when we learned about it yesterday is the opportunity to maybe affect somebody else’s life, and just understand that we can learn from this.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2016, 01:28:02 pm
Curators Approve Initial Terms For Gary Pinkel's New Role (http://mutigers.com/news/2016/1/21/FB_PinkelNewRole.aspx)

Quote
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri System Board of Curators has approved initial new employment terms for former Football Coach Gary Pinkel.  Pinkel, who announced his retirement for health-related reasons on Nov. 13th, is staying on with Mizzou Athletics for the next three years.

Prior to the New Year, the Board approved details of the new role for Pinkel, who stepped down as Mizzou's all-time winningest coach with 118 wins in 15 seasons (2001-15).

Terms of the agreement, beginning Jan. 1, 2016 and ending Dec. 31, 2018, call for Pinkel to be paid $350,000 annually for the first two years (through Dec. 31, 2017).  The final year of the agreement will pay him $250,000 (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018).

Pinkel's role within Athletics will include assisting with fundraising opportunities and donor/fan engagement, as well as serving as a general ambassador related to public appearances and advising as requested on matters related to football and other issues.  Additional duties will also be considered.

"I am very grateful to the Board of Curators and to President Middleton, Chancellor Foley and to Mack Rhoades for this opportunity," said Pinkel.  "I've said all along that when my coaching days were done, I would still need to be involved in a meaningful way, and this does that for me.  I'm excited to be in this role where I can still provide an impact for a place that means so much to me and my family," he said.

"We're really pleased to have Coach Pinkel continue as part of our team," said Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades.  "It was very important for us to find the right way to keep the winningest coach in Mizzou history engaged, and we're excited for the value Gary can bring to the table going forward.  Schools around the country are finding ways to keep institutional treasures like Gary Pinkel, Frank Beamer and Steve Spurrier in the fold even after they are done carrying a whistle," said Rhoades.

Pinkel's new contract will be released once fully-executed.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 21, 2016, 02:02:47 pm
David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison 46m46 minutes ago

Pinkel is taking a 91-percent pay cut in his new job.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2016, 06:45:31 am
Fulmer on Georgia firing Richt, and the expectations awaiting Kirby Smart (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/fulmer-on-georgia-firing-richt-and-the-expectations-awaiting-smart)

Quote
Fulmer’s name is invoked often when a school is debating whether to make a coaching change. Look at what happened to Tennessee after they forced Fulmer out, it’s said. Do you want that to happen?

Tennessee forced out Fulmer in 2008, nearly a decade after he coached his alma mater to a national championship. Fulmer, in 16 years as head coach, also won two SEC titles and six Eastern Division titles, the last coming the year before his dismissal.

Since then Tennessee has cycled through three head coaches – four if you count interim head coach Jim Chaney (now Georgia’s offensive coordinator) late in the 2012 season. The Volunteers have had just three winning seasons and won zero division titles. But the reason for Fulmer saying “we’re through that” is because Butch Jones coached the Vols to a nine-win season in 2015, the program’s most since Fulmer’s second-to-last season.

Things may have turned for Jones this season when his team rallied from 21 points down to beat Georgia, which ended up firing Mark Richt after 15 seasons as coach. Fulmer – whose .745 winning percentage at Tennessee was nearly identical to Richt’s .740 percentage at Georgia – was asked what he thought when he saw Richt’s firing, and subsequent hiring at Miami.

“I’m really proud that he landed on his feet,” Fulmer said. “I was disappointed that he left Georgia, but at the same time this world has changed a lot. We basically have corporatized college football, which whether you want it there or not that’s where it is. The amount of dollars that are being paid to coaches, and the expectations that are out there, and the truth of it is they just get tired of you after a while.”

Fulmer said he knows Kirby Smart, who he coached against for several seasons when Smart was Alabama’s defensive coordinator. Fulmer called Smart after he got the Georgia job, and the pair got around to talking about the adjustment from assistant coach to head coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 28, 2016, 04:15:33 pm
R C Slocum ‏@rcslocum 19h19 hours ago

Proud to be selected for Rube  Foster award of Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame.

Several years ago the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame established the Rube Foster Award, given to a non-African American coach, player or supporter who has contributed to Texas black sports history.  (http://www.kbtx.com/content/sports/RC-Slocum-to-receive-the-2016-Rube-Foster-Award--366645331.html)

Quote
Coach Slocum and Roger Staubach have been selected to receive the Award at the 20th Anniversary of the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 30, 2016, 09:20:11 am
Will Muschamp be a sought-after defensive coordinator http://es.pn/11gGt2K

South Carolina?

A look back and looking forward he landed the South Carolina job a year later; the head coaching job.

Quote
Chris Low: If Muschamp wants to stay in the SEC, he’ll almost certainly have that chance. More than a few schools in this conference have had trouble stopping anybody on defense this season, and Muschamp’s defensive acumen speaks for itself.

As a head coach, he just wasn’t a fit this time around at Florida. He was never able to get it right offensively, he had one too many recruiting misses and he made a few hires on his staff that came back to get him.

But as a football coach -- and a man -- Muschamp is the kind of guy anybody would want on his staff.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2016, 08:41:57 am
South Carolina

Sparky Woods had been 25-9-1 in Southern Conference games coaching App State when he took the head coaching job for then independent South Carolina beginning with the 1989 season. Woods coaches five seasons in Columbia and was 5-11 in South Carolina's first two SEC seasons when he was let go. He was an assistant for Sherrill and Shula in the SEC before taking over at VMI ('08-14) as head coach. Last an assistant at Richmond.

Brad Scott was the OC for Bobby Bowden when he took over the SC job beginning with the 1994 season. SC was 4-4 in the SEC in '96 but lost their last ten games in 1998 finishing 1-10. Brad Scott was 12-27-1 in SEC games at SC. Scott had been a long-time assistant at Clemson moving into athletic administration in 2011.

Lou Holtz had retired and left a lifetime contract at Notre Dame and Knute Rocke's all-time win record intact. After two years in broadcasting, Holtz became South Carolina's coach beginning in 1999. Holtz earned National Coach of the Year awards in 2000. He led SC to back-to-back Outback Bowl wins over Ohio State.

Lou Holtz retired from South Carolina following the 2004 season. His SEC record was 19-29 including a winless first season. There was a big fight in his last game with Clemson and SC chose to forego a bowl game due to the fracas. Holtz noted that he and former Ohio State coach Woody Hayes both ended their careers after "getting into a fight at the Clemson game". It was not known whether Holtz landed a punch. SC lost some scholarships due to five major infractions and a lack of institutional control.

In Steve Spurrier's last three games with the Redskins his team had been outscored 85-31. Following a pattern of once hugely successful college coaches who were disgruntled in the NFL, the Head Ball Coach took the SC job starting with the 2005 season. He reportedly picked the Gamecocks over the Gators who had fired Ron Zook.

Spurrier has been 29-27 in SEC regular season games and got to face Auburn in the 2010 SEC championship game. South Carolina ran the table in the SEC-East in 2011 but finished second to UGa who did not draw Bama, LSU, nor Arkansas on their schedule. SC whooped Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl played Jan. 2, 2012.

In 2013 season, Spurrier's SC attained a third straight 11-2 record. Only Bama and Oregon had won 11 or more games in the 2011–13 period. Gamecocks defeated three teams that finished final AP Top 10 (Mizzou, UCF, and, of course, Clemson). The Gamecocks were the only team to do this. They also became the first team to defeat two teams that won BCS bowl games. Following their 34-24 win over Wisconsin in the Cap One Bowl, the Gamecocks were ranked 4th in the final AP Poll setting a record for the program.

Spurrier resigned as Head Ball Coach on October 12, 2015. His SEC regular season record at South Carolina was 44-40. He won his last four bowl games including two Cap One Bowls, an Outback Bowl and the Independence Bowl in 2014.

Will Muschamp, 44, had spent one season as defensive coordinator at Auburn following a four season stint as Florida's head coach where he compiled a 17-14 SEC regular season record. Gamecocks signed him to a five-year deal at $3 million per year. Muschamp is the 34th head football coach in South Carolina football history.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 31, 2016, 02:42:54 pm
Steve Spurrier, like Mark Richt before him, admitted that he brought up the possibility of playing tight end to Cam Newton after one of South Carolina’s football camps attended by Newton (https://www.seccountry.com/auburn/steve-spurrier-admits-he-brought-up-possibility-of-tight-end-to-cam-newton)

Quote
“And I was smart enough to say, ‘If you can’t make it at quarterback, you could be a heck of a tight end,’” Spurrier told GridironNow.com’s Buddy Martin.

Spurrier obviously doesn’t have any doubts any more about Newton’s ability at quarterback.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 01, 2016, 07:49:06 am
 Coach Gary Pinkel ‏@GaryPinkel 11h11 hours ago

Had a great time at @MoSportsHall tonight! Thanks to all who came out! GP #MIZ

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaGH0SfWwAAepll.jpg)

Thanks @Coach_Odom for coming to the @MoSportsHall Enshrinement this evening! GP #MIZ

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaFp0axWkAA_ytw.jpg)

Austin Kim ‏@AustinKKim 8h8 hours ago

#Mizzou legend Gary Pinkel honored by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame with induction. http://www.abc17news.com/pinkel-inducted-into-missouri-sports-hall-of-fame/37745332 …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 01:24:06 pm
Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 3h3 hours ago

Steve Spurrier ready for life's next chapter - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20160202/ARTICLES/160209925/1136/FRONTPAGE?p=1&tc=pg …

Quote
When Steve Spurrier announced he was stepping down as South Carolina's football coach last October, he made it clear his decision was a resignation and not a retirement.

"I don't miss it, I don't miss it at all," Spurrier said when asked about not being a part of today's National Signing Day. "I've had my day in the sun. It's time for me to move on to the next chapter in life."

When asked if that meant he was retired, Spurrier replied, "Yeah, yeah. I'm done. I'm not going to coach anywhere again. I'm not going to be a head coach in college, that's for dang sure."

He expounded by adding, "I'm certainly not going recruiting and working the way these guys work now. It's a year-round process moreso now, and I don't have it in me."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 03, 2016, 04:12:35 pm
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/694971940772188165
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 04, 2016, 09:25:08 am
Les Miles explains what introduced him to eating grass (video available via link) (http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/25472451/watch-les-miles-explains-what-introduced-him-to-eating-grass)

Quote
"You would figure that a guy that spent as much time on actual natural turf would understand a quality blade of grass and how it changes the taste in one's mouth," Miles said to Quinn referencing his time on that long, lush Notre Dame grass.

"Maybe so coach," laughed Quinn. "I'll leave that one to you. I haven't tasted any so I wouldn't know."

"You must have never played right field," said Miles. "That was the dubious distinction I had. Nobody hit the ball out there, and you needed something to do."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 07, 2016, 09:38:20 am
Mizzou

Gary Pinkel won almost 66% of his total games and 69% of his conference games in 10 seasons at Toledo.  After going 10-1 in 2000 he was hired at Mizzou to replace Larry Smith who had finished 3-8 with a 2-6 Big 12 record.

Pinkel led Mizzou's 2007 team to his first winning Big 12 conference record. 7-1 was good enough to tie for first in the Big 12 North.  In his first SEC season, Mizzou was 2-6.  They came back to win the SEC-E in '13 and '14 losing to the SEC-W champ in Atlanta each season.  Mizzou was 1-5 in the SEC with losses to Vandy and Kentucky when Pinkel announced his retirement at the end of the 2015 season citing health concerns. Earlier in the week his team had announced they would no longer practice nor play in support of a campus boycott.  Pinkel publicly stood behind his team. After the resignations of Tim Wolfe and R. Bowen Loftin, the team returned to practice and defeated BYU in Kansas City.  Pinkel's four SEC seasons were 2-6, 7-1, 7-1, and 1-7 to finish 17-15.

Defensive Coordinator Barry Odom, 39 was promoted to head coach with a five year contract. After starring at linebacker for Mizzou in the late-90s, Odom coached in high school at Ada and Rock Bridge. Odom was on the Mizzou staff from 2003 to 2011 including a stint as recruiting coordinator. He was defensive coordinator for Justin Fuentes from 2012 - 2014 before returning to Mizzou.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2016, 06:31:07 am
SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork 14h14 hours ago

The HBC on his departure from Gamecock Football. http://bit.ly/1moc1OP 

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaudL8XWEAAcF2y.jpg)

Paul Finebaum ‏@finebaum 10h10 hours ago

ICYMI - Steve Spurrier told me he should have retired after the Independence Bowl win vs. Miami in 2014
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2016, 12:37:39 pm
David Cutcliffe Verified account
‏@DavidCutcliffe

Real Swag is NO Swag!! The great talk less and DO more!!! Be humble in speech and great in action!!


Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 3h3 hours ago

Chris Low Retweeted David Cutcliffe

Coming from a guy who coached a certain two-time Super Bowl champ who just added another ring.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 18, 2016, 10:35:15 am
 Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 19m19 minutes ago

Alabama coach Nick Saban deserves to be college football’s first member of the $10 Million Club http://sec.news/1RQW4Od

Quote
According to the Morris News Service, Florida State’s Bobby Bowden, Notre Dame’s Lou Holtz and Florida’s Steve Spurrier each earned base salaries of $975,000 in 1996; and there’s a presumption that Spurrier, factoring in the Gators’ 1996 national championship, became the first to join the Million-Dollar Club (thanks to a bonus clause).

...Who will be the college football’s first head coach to command a salary north of $10 million?

The easy first guess entails Alabama’s Nick Saban, who has claimed five national titles since 2003 (one with LSU, four with the Crimson Tide); and if memory serves, Saban has a clause in his ‘Bama contract (similar to the LSU days), mandating him to be the highest-paid coach by at least one dollar.

It’s actually surprising Saban (100-18 record at Alabama, four SEC titles) hasn’t already joined the Ten-Mil Club. Remember when some deep-pocketed boosters at Texas — just a few months into head coach Charlie Strong’s topsy-turvy tenure — made waves in college football circles, speculating they’d gladly double Saban’s salary (approximately $6 million at the time) to lure the results-oriented coach to Austin?

Yes, Saban (via superagent Jimmy Sexton) used that one-way dalliance with UT, along with national title in 2012, as a means of securing another pay raise from Alabama (fall/winter 2013). However, if you read the Forbes piece from writer Monte Burke — who also penned a Saban unauthorized biography in 2015 — school officials willingly acknowledged how Saban, as college football’s highest-paid coach, was still earning below-market wages...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 20, 2016, 09:05:09 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC  9h9 hours ago
Retired Spurrier doesn’t sugarcoat abrupt exit from South Carolina: ‘It was time for me to go’ http://sec.news/1SXHGoK

Quote
When the Gamecocks fans last saw Spurrier roaming the sidelines in early October, South Carolina was getting drubbed “at home” against LSU (45-24) — a game that had to be relocated from Columbia, S.C. to Baton Rouge, La., due to massive flooding along the East Coast.

And when Spurrier last saw his team (after the LSU defeat), he believed that bowing out early would put interim coach Shawn Elliott in a better position to succeed, infusing energy into a program, a game, a job, a livelihood that demands nothing but total effort and commitment from the top.

“It was time for me to go,” says Spurrier, matter-of-factly, when discussing his mid-October exit from the program.

The wins just didn’t come,” says Spurrier, taking blame for Elliott’s brief tenure. After the season, South Carolina eventually tapped Will Muschamp (formerly the head coach at Florida, defensive coordinator at Auburn) as the new leader for 2016.

Within days/weeks of leaving the Gamecocks program, Spurrier joined the ESPN College Gameday crew for stops at the University of Michigan and University of Nebraska —

Counting his time at Duke (1987-89) and Florida (1990-2001), Spurrier collected seven conference titles (one ACC, six SEC) and one national championship (1996 with the Gators). But it’s fair to wonder: Would that great success have occurred, if Spurrier hadn’t earned his first head-coaching opportunity with the USFL’s Tampa Bay Bandits (above)?

“I think every (coach aspires) to be a head coach someday. … (In the early 1980s), I wanted to be the head coach at a small college, make $150,000 and say, ‘I can live on that, I’d be OK,” recalls Spurrier, who spent only five years as an assistant before overseeing the Bandits. “I’ve gotten some unbelievably good breaks … I’ve had a wonderful career. Very thankful and very blessed.”

Which brings us back to the famous Arby’s photo from last summer: While donning a pair of cool shades, Spurrier (228 college coaching victories) bore the look of a man who knew his days as a head coach were blissfully coming to an end.

Fast forward to the present: The coaching icon/media marvel — who once coined memorable zingers like “Free Shoes University” (when playfully condemning Florida State) or “You can’t spell Citrus without U-T” (when lampooning Tennessee’s annual bowl destination) — now bears the look of a man who’s tan, rested and excited about …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 24, 2016, 10:57:26 am
Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 22h22 hours ago

We seriously need to sit down and talk about Butch Jones’ blood pressure, IMO…

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cb65qCvWAAAoI8S.jpg)

Butch Jones: Vols football players unfairly ‘stereotyped’ amid allegations: http://bit.ly/1SR6caI 
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 27, 2016, 12:05:21 pm
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 1m1 minute ago

ESPN: Alabama coaching job the most desirable in Power 5 http://sec.news/1TdYCrf

Quote
Interestingly, two schools from Alabama bookend the list.

Alabama, unsurprisingly, earned the No. 1 spot because of its recruiting success, extravagant facilities and the strong foundation built by coach Nick Saban. The one significant challenge in succeeding Saban would be the immense pressure to win...

Auburn came in 15th, in large part because of school politics and “competing voices” from big-money donors...

Georgia came in the middle due to a mix of strong recruiting potential and frustrating pushback from the administration during Mark Richt’s tenure.

Individual ESPN reporters cited issues with administrative leadership at LSU and A&M.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 29, 2016, 08:06:20 am
Josh Kendall ‏@JoshatTheState Feb 27

Vernon Hargreaves on Will Muschamp: "That’s my guy right there. Nothing bad to say about him at all. All he ever did was look out for us."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 07, 2016, 01:51:00 pm
Brent Zwerneman@BrentZwerneman

Kevin Sumlin's father William has passed away & Kevin is back in Indianapolis w/ his family. Mr. Sumlin was always very kind & helpful to me
Title: Dooley on hiring Smart, and Richt’s departure
Post by: jbcarol on March 09, 2016, 09:19:06 am
ATHENS – Vince Dooley hired Mark Richt all those years ago, and whether or not he agrees with Richt’s removal – he won’t go there – (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/dooley-on-hiring-smart-and-richts-departure)

(https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HBi4AWh0dHBzOi8vcmVzLmNsb3VkaW5hcnkuY29tL2NtZ3ZlcnRpY2Fscy9pbWFnZS91cGxvYWQvY19jcm9wLGZfYXV0byxnX25vcnRoX3dlc3QsaF8yNDI5LHFfODAsd180NjA4LHhfMCx5XzMyMS9oXzYyNCx3XzExODQvdjE0NDg5MDcyMjYvVmluY2UtRG9vbGV5LWJ5LUJvYi1BbmRyZXMtQUpDLURSQ18xNDMyX3U4ZWxsby5qcGcUwBIU1gkcFIQGFJQDAAAWABIA&s=4nrbWaFHAWWfimNlnMOSrlyyLXJCceURTLhq0ERbhCU)

Quote
“I thought to myself that if I had been put in that same situation, what would I have done,” said Dooley, who was Georgia’s athletics director until 2005. “I really believe that’s who I would have gone after, that’s who I would have hired, is Kirby (Smart).”

Those aren’t just empty words, judging from the past: Dooley basically made the same hire in 2000: Richt, like Smart, was a coordinator for a national power but had never been a head coach.

“Mark, during the decade of the ‘90s, was an integral part of what was without a doubt the best program in the country, under Bobby Bowden at Florida State,” Dooley said. “And Kirby has been part of the best program of this decade, and an important part of it.”

The main difference is Smart’s connections to Georgia as a former player and assistant coach. But his paths never crossed much with Dooley.

Dooley only knew about Smart as a player, and knew about his father Sonny, the longtime high school coach. Dooley’s son Derek was on the same staff with Smart at LSU, leading Vince Dooley to keep up with his career.

But as far as in person, Dooley was more acquainted with Smart’s now-wife, Mary Beth...

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 22, 2016, 07:53:54 pm
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams Mar 18

In last 30 years, 13 of 15 SEC coaches to win a FB title did so in their first 3 years. How? Why? Read my column: http://gridironnow.com

http://gridironnow.com/sec-coaches-either-win-league-title-quick-or-they-dont-win-it/
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 23, 2016, 10:01:45 am
ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC 2h2 hours ago

Welcome to the quiet, controversy-free spring of ... Lane Kiffin? http://es.pn/1pHXyzy

Quote
Since becoming Alabama’s offensive coordinator in 2014, he has spoken to the media only twice outside of bowl settings. Under Nick Saban, media access is tight, coordinators are rarely available and that’s just the way it is.

The lack of fresh Kiffin quotes these days underscores a broader point about the 40-year-old coach: We’re slowly moving past his colorful past. Past Al Davis’ unusual news conference in which he used an overhead projector to explain firing Kiffin after one unsuccessful season with the Oakland Raiders. Past Kiffin hurling unfounded accusations at other SEC programs while at Tennessee. Past his abrupt and less-than-ideal departure for USC, his mediocre tenure there and his firing on an airplane tarmac hours after a 21-point loss to Arizona State less than halfway through the season.

Those infamous mile markers of Kiffin’s career haven’t disappeared from the public record, but they’re receding from memory. The caricature of Kiffin is gradually fading and what’s left is Lane Kiffin, offensive coordinator and championship-winner. The most colorful thing he does now is predict touchdowns, throwing up his arms to indicate a score on the sideline while the ball is still in the air. It’s hilarious because so often he’s right.

As he says less, we’re beginning to know Kiffin more for his coaching ability.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 24, 2016, 10:09:09 am
 Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 34m34 minutes ago

Nick Saban named one of ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’ by Fortune http://sec.news/21IRqmb

Quote
Seven spots behind Pope Francis and four in front of Steph Curry, you’ll find Nick Saban on this week’s list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.”

Fortune decided Saban, Alabama’s four-time national championship coach (plus another title at LSU), deserved credit for his work on and off the field. Citing graduation rates and the defeat of dynasty doubters, the magazine sang Saban’s praises...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 25, 2016, 06:50:43 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 14h14 hours ago

SEC West experiencing golden era of not losing head coaches to other conferences http://sec.news/22yCNri

Quote
SEC West is redoubtably the biggest, baddest division in college football, boasting seven tradition-rich programs that should contend for conference or national titles every four of five years.

As such, the SEC West plays a strong role in landing the best prep recruits, setting the highest stadium-attendance figures and attracting the most TV eyeballs on football Saturdays.

But here’s the thing: If this division is such a brutal, suffocating, dog-eat-dog experience for all parties involved … how is it possible that, citing the last 60 years, only three SEC West head coaches have directly jumped to college programs outside the SEC? Note: Arkansas joined the SEC in 1991.

1) After the 2002 season, Alabama’s Dennis Franchione left for a program that now resides in the SEC West (Texas A&M).

2) Ole Miss couldn’t hold on to Steve Sloan in 1983, losing the coach to Duke.

3) Darrell Royal moved from Mississippi State (1954-55) to the University of Washington in 1956.

SEC West head coaches (Tommy Tuberville, Houston Nutt) seamlessly jumped to other programs within the conference (Auburn in 1999, Ole Miss in 2008). Bill Curry went from Alabama to Kentucky before the 1990 season, predating the SEC splitting into two divisions.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 25, 2016, 08:53:28 am
Mark Long Verified account
‏@APMarkLong

Gators announce $750,000 raise for coach Jim McElwain, bumping him from $3.5M to $4.25M annually

Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 16m16 minutes ago

Chris Low Retweeted Mark Long

With McElwain's raise, that means nine of the 14 SEC head coaches make $4 million or more per year.

SEC's $4 million club for head football coaches now includes: Bielema, Freeze, Jones, Malzahn, McElwain, Miles, Mullen, Saban and Sumlin.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 26, 2016, 10:28:01 am
 Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 23h23 hours ago

One thing to consider re McElwain's raise is that he paid $2 million of the $7 million buyout at Colorado State himself to come to Florida.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 28, 2016, 11:14:42 am
South Carolina coach Will Muschamp addressed one of his major shortcomings during a four-year tenure at Florida, and it’s something he vows he won’t do again with the Gamecocks.

In an interview with Gridiron Now’s Tony Barnhart, Muschamp admitted that one of his biggest regrets during his time in Gainesville, Fla., was altering the offensive scheme previously used under Urban Meyer. (https://www.seccountry.com/florida/south-carolina-coach-will-muschamp-laments-a-big-mistake-at-florida)

Quote
Gators never finished better than 96th nationally in total offense (in 2014) during Muschamp’s tenure — South Carolina offensive coordinator Kurt Roper held that same title under Muschamp that season — and they finished as low as 115th in 2013.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2016, 02:17:19 pm
Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 17h17 hours ago

Mailbag: Why #PennState fans shouldn't panic about James Franklin; #UF in 2016 & #Louisville a Playoff contender? http://foxs.pt/1pICtV9

Quote
Any pressure on James Franklin and Penn St to crack top 3 in B10 East?

I think there's a bit but that's primarily because Penn State fans don't see their program as a second-division kind of program. Then again, this is a division — the Big Ten East — that has arguably three of the top five or six coaches in all of college football. This is only Year Three for Franklin, and this is still a program emerging from hefty NCAA sanctions and scholarship hits. This wasn't the usual first two years of taking over a new head coaching job or even close to it. Realistically, I think we're a few years away from getting a true sense of what James Franklin can do at Penn State.

The biggest plus in Franklin's favor is the extremely impressive work he did at his previous head coaching stop, Vandy...

What is your ceiling for University of Louisville this year? Expected leap for Lamar Jackson? NY6 possibilities?

I'm buying Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals. Big. Jackson looked terrific against a very athletic Texas A&M defense in the Music City Bowl, rushing for 226 yards and passing for 227. The 6-3 sophomore definitely needs more polish as a passer and a firmer grasp of defenses, but he's in good hands with Bobby Petrino.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 30, 2016, 02:31:01 pm
FOIA:

 Ross Dellenger ‏@RossDellenger 3h3 hours ago

Records: #LSU removing Les Miles clause in restructured, new assistant contracts; Buyout details of new contracts - http://bit.ly/1RLbJKi

Quote
Les Miles clause is slowly disappearing.

The clause is not included in the contracts of new assistant coaches Jabbar Juluke and Dameyune Craig and has been removed from the newly structured contracts for recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach Ed Orgeron and offensive line coach Jeff Grimes.

That’s according to copies of the contracts The Advocate obtained through a public records request.

The school began to include the Miles clause into assistant coaches’ contracts over the last several years, and, by last year, it was in each of their contracts. The clause allows LSU to terminate a contract six months after Miles’ employment with the school ends.

The clause caused a stir about a year ago when it appeared in a lawsuit between former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis and the school. LSU is suing Chavis for a $400,000 buyout it says he owes after his departure to Texas A&M in January of 2015. In the lawsuit, the coach contends he left LSU because he refused to sign a new contract that included the Miles clause.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 01, 2016, 06:58:50 am
https://twitter.com/mattyports/status/715635088378216448

Quote
CORAL GABLES — Given the fact it returns a talented starting quarterback and a considerable amount of its personnel on offense and in its defensive front seven, Miami was widely pegged as an early preseason top 25 candidate and an ACC Coastal Division contender.

Those tasked with making that a reality would likely say that’s premature.

Some of the team’s most veteran coaches have been plain-spoken in saying they believe the Hurricanes are far from a satisfactory standard, much less a championship-caliber operation.

Coach Mark Richt, who expected growing pains after the coaching change, has said he “loves” his players, but he isn’t taking it easy on them.

Team speed. Richt said last week he doesn’t think his receiver unit is fast enough – “I don’t think we have enough to really strike the fear in anyone” – and noted Thursday he has yet to see a running back that stands out among Edwards, 1,000-yard rusher Joe Yearby, Mark Walton and Trayone Gray.

Facilities. After Tuesday’s practice, Richt renewed his call for an indoor practice space, commenting that it was ‘sad’ that Miami’s outgoing prospects had to perform for NFL scouts in a driving rainstorm. That made what one player called “the most important job interview of my life” a lot tougher.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 05, 2016, 08:18:55 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 16h16 hours ago

South Carolina coach Will Muschamp on facing UGA, Kirby Smart: ‘I’m looking forward to whippin’ his ass’ http://sec.news/2279KFQ

Quote
South Carolina coach Will Muschamp and UGA coach Kirby Smart will face off in their first SEC East rivalry game against each other on Oct. 8. The two both played for the Bulldogs and coached on the same staff twice, but Muschamp is not letting that relationship take any pleasure out of a potential win over UGA.

“Honestly, I don’t really like the competition with friends and people that you’ve been with,” Muschamp told ESPN.com’s Greg Ostendorf. “You spend a lot of time with these men coaching with them and you become close.

“But there’s no doubt on that day, I’m looking forward to whippin’ his ass, and he’d probably say the same thing about me.”

Muschamp helped get Smart his first coaching job at Valdosta State...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 08, 2016, 12:56:59 pm
https://twitter.com/ericcrawford/status/718260669259362304

Quote
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) - The practice fields at Kentucky State University are not that far from Louisville’s Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, but in the realm of college football, they are a world away.

Former U of L head coach John L Smith traversed that course from Louisville to the brighter lights of Michigan State and SEC football in Arkansas and eventually back in Kentucky, as head coach of the NCAA Division II Kentucky State Thoroughbreds.

“(I) don’t need a job necessarily,” Smith said. “You need a job if you can make a difference. If you can make a difference to the school, make a difference to the kids, and make a difference to the state of Kentucky.”

Smith was named head coach at Kentucky State in December. He found a different dynamic than he found at some of his previous stops.

Smith has about 50 kids out for his second spring practice. His staff hopes to eventually have more than 100 on the roster.

There was no true off-season conditioning regimen in place. Not even a season-ticket program.

Smith is trying to change all that on the inside and develop Kentucky State’s reputation on the outside.

“It’s going to take a lot of work. It’s going to take work from our guys who are here, It’s going to take work out of the staff (to recruit more players), it’s going to take work out of the administration, out of the city of Frankfort, out of the state of Kentucky to get on board and help this program,” Smith said.

While Smith is trying to win the hearts and minds of people on the outside of the locker room, he won over an important player inside the locker room.

Junior quarterback Bo Johnson was looking to transfer after the season, until the school announced Smith would be the new head coach.

“As soon as I heard that, I cut all ties (with other schools),” said Johnson. “It’s great feeling to feel like we’re building a program around here.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 12, 2016, 10:49:25 pm
https://twitter.com/ESPN_SEC/status/719938689015484416
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 13, 2016, 02:01:38 pm
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 4h4 hours ago

The most consecutive active 10-win season streaks in FBS: Alabama (8), Clemson (5), Florida State (4) and Ohio State (4).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 15, 2016, 10:01:15 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 21h21 hours ago

With Petrino's new raise, Louisville will pay its coach ($4.375 million) more than any coach in the SEC East.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 17, 2016, 11:02:22 am
Dan Mullen™ ‏@CoachDanMullen 2h2 hours ago

On the way to Boston.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgP-H-IW8AAwK4q.jpg)


Dan Mullen is scheduled to run in the Boston Marathon.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 17, 2016, 03:24:28 pm
Pinkel retired in November and is in the midst of a battle with follicular lymphoma. (https://www.seccountry.com/missouri/retirement-is-a-new-adventure-for-former-missouri-coach-gary-pinkel)

Quote
After being hired as the Tigers’ head coach prior to the 2001 season, Pinkel became the winningest coach in program history. He led Mizzou to division championships five times, and he finished his coaching career with an overall record of 118-73 with the Tigers.

The 2015 season was particularly difficult for Pinkel, however. In addition to fighting cancer, Pinkel had to deal with what amounted to an eight-game suspension of quarterback Maty Mauk. Mauk was later dismissed from the program.

There was also a high-profile boycott of the football program as part of a student-led effort to force the resignation of then-president Tim Wolfe for his handling of a series of racial incidents on campus. Pinkel supported his players in the boycott.

Pinkel’s lymphoma is treatable, but he opted to retire from coaching to enjoy time with his family — something that isn’t easy to manage with a coach’s schedule.

“Before you back away from it, you don’t realize how consuming it really is,” Pinkel told Palmer. “You’re up every day at 5:30 working out, getting coffee at 7 and being in the office by 7:30 for meetings all day long. Then, you do it again. I look back at it and go, ‘My goodness,’ but I didn’t think anything of it at the time. I loved what I did and I was blessed.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 19, 2016, 09:14:19 am
https://twitter.com/MikeBBonner/status/722252503941783552
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2016, 06:42:17 am
 Chris Low Retweeted
Bo Mattingly ‏@SportsTalkwBo 16h16 hours ago

Interesting that Bret Bielema leads all coaches w/10 years or less experience as a HC w/ 34 draft picks. Is 14th among all active coaches.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 28, 2016, 11:41:14 am
Les Miles Verified account
‏@LSUCoachMiles

Found old pic for #TBT..current and former LSU coaches running a marathon Don't know if I can run that fast now !!LM

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChIx6wyUoAAsAVy.jpg)


Scott Rabalais ‏@RabalaisAdv 54m54 minutes ago

Scott Rabalais Retweeted Les Miles

Les Miles (left) and Gerry DiNardo (right). They coached together at Colorado. #LSU
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 03, 2016, 11:37:18 am
Mark Richt Verified account
‏@MarkRicht

In Athens for my wife's graduation from nursing school. Able to reflect. Thanks DawgNation for the love through the years. My best to Kirby!


Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN May 1 Tennessee, USA

Chris Low Retweeted Mark Richt

Hard to define class. Sometimes you just have to see it for yourself. Mark Richt has never been anything but class.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 04, 2016, 06:43:06 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 10h10 hours ago

Could Nick Saban's run at #Alabama be more impressive than Bear Bryant's? http://ow.ly/4nnzKe

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Chk2ooZUUAAYQPn.jpg)

Quote
"That's a pretty good question," Bowden told WNSP-FM 105.5 in Mobile, Alabama. "I'd say probably what Nick Saban is doing (is more impressive) because football is more balanced now. I think when coach Bryant came to Alabama in 1958, I think it was unlimited recruiting. You could sign all the kids you wanted, and he's gonna get most of them.

"There was an old saying back in those days, 'He's gonna get his and he's gonna get yours.'"

The numbers for both coaches are staggering.

Bryant won at least a portion of 13 SEC championships, three national Coach of the Year awards and a record six national titles. He has 323 victories, 232 of them at Alabama.

Meanwhile, Saban, who has been at Alabama since 2007, has a higher winning percentage than Bryant (.854 to .824).

Saban has won five national titles, which includes one at a second school.

There is also the debate over whether the competition and hurdles to get to the postseason are tougher now for Saban - and college football - than for Bryant.

Per SI.com:

Two of Bryant's championships (1965, '78) were shared, compared to one for Saban. And two of Bryant's titles ('64, '73) were marred by bowl losses, which would exclude a team from national honors under the current syste
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 05, 2016, 09:18:16 am
Josh Kendall ‏@JoshatTheState May 4

Jerri Spurrier on Steve's retirement: "I’m not mad at him because he’s home all the time. I’m mad at me because I’m home all the time."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 18, 2016, 08:07:06 am
https://twitter.com/ByBerkowitz/status/732303120613675008

Quote
Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason was paid about $700,000 more in his first season than predecessor James Franklin in his first Commodores campaign, per tax records.

In the 2014 calendar year, which included his debut season, Mason was credited with $2,556,877 in total pay — including $2,381,056 base salary, $130,344 retirement and other deferred compensation, $26,957 nontaxable benefits and $18,520 in other compensation.

There were no bonuses in year one, as Mason posted a 3-9 overall record and 0-8 SEC record.

Mason’s 2015 pay is not available. Vanderbilt is a private institution, and therefore is not required to disclose public records like coaches’ salaries upon request. However, a Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, or 990 Form, must be filed for tax purposes, though about 16 months after the reported calendar year.

Franklin earned $4.4 million in 2015 at Penn State.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 19, 2016, 09:17:49 am
https://twitter.com/ESPN_SEC/status/733285481111150596

Quote
Ole Miss

New faces: N/A

The Skinny: The word “stability” doesn’t come to mind when you talk about the Rebs these days, but the staff has remained completely intact, giving Hugh Freeze a consistency few head coaches ever enjoy.

Tennessee

New faces: Bob Shoop (defensive coordinator), Larry Scott (tight ends)

The Skinny: Butch Jones wasn’t compelled to make a move on defense, but he didn’t feel like he could pass on bringing in Shoop, who has a solid reputation as a defensive tactician.

Arkansas

New faces: Kurt Anderson (offensive line), Reggie Mitchell (running backs), Paul Rhoads (secondary)

The Skinny: Bret Bielema built his program on winning the line of scrimmage and running the football, and now he’ll have two new assistants leading those areas of the team.

A&M

New faces: Noel Mazzone (offensive coordinator), Jim Turner (offensive line), David Turner (defensive tackles)

The Skinny: The writing was on the wall that Jake Spavital was on his way out, and Kevin Sumlin found a fine replacement in Mazzone...

State

New faces: Peter Sirmon (defensive coordinator), Brian Baker (defensive line), Terrell Buckley (secondary/recruiting coordinator), Maurice Linguist (safeties)

The Skinny: From the assistant coaches all the way down to the graduate assistants, Dan Mullen’s defense got a complete overhaul.

Auburn

New faces: Kevin Steele (defensive coordinator), Kody Burns (wide receivers), Wesley McGriff (secondary), Herb Hand (offensive line), Travis Williams (linebackers)

The Skinny: Ellis Johnson was maybe too reserved and Will Muschamp maybe too bombastic.

Georgia

New faces: Kirby Smart (head coach), Mel Tucker (defensive coordinator), Jim Chaney (offensive coordinator), Sam Pittman (offensive line), James Coley (wide receivers), Dell McGee (running backs), Shane Beamer (tight ends/special teams), Greg Schumann (inside linebackers)

The Skinny: Smart did well to retained (sic) defensive line coach Tracy Rocker and outside linebacker coach Kevin Sherrer...

Missouri

New faces: Barry Odom (head coach), DeMontie Cross (defensive coordinator), Josh Heupel (offensive coordinator), Jackie Shipp (defensive line), Joe Jon Finley (tight ends), Glen Elarbee (offensive line), Greg Brown (secondary), Ryan Walters (safeties),

The Skinny: The transition for Odom seemed to go smoothly

South Carolina

New faces: Will Muschamp (head coach), Travaris Robinson (defensive coordinator), Kurt Roper (offensive coordinator), Lance Thompson (defensive line), Bobby Bentley (running backs), Pat Washington (tight ends), Mike Peterson (outside linebackers), Bryan McClendon (wide receivers), Coleman Hutzler (linebackers/special teams)

The Skinny: Muschamp assembled a strong group of recruiters, but what remains to be seen is how his staff develops a depleted roster at South Carolina.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 25, 2016, 12:49:13 pm
Debating best SEC coaches of past decade (http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/117213/take-two-debating-best-sec-coaches-of-past-decade)

Quote
Aschoff's top five was: 1. Nick Saban, 2. Urban Meyer, 3. Les Miles, 4. Steve Spurrier, 5. Phillip Fulmer.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 26, 2016, 09:41:17 am
 Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN May 24

Former coach Mike Price among 7 inductees into Washington State University’s Hall of Fame, Class of 2016
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2016, 10:16:59 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/738860768054128640

Quote
FOI: Kirby Smart will make $3.75 million annually through the 2021 season.

According to the report, the annual contract breaks down to include $2.27 million for media compensation based on radio and television appearances, $1.08 million for equipment endorsements and a meager $400,000 base salary.

... Georgia paying for a country club membership, a clause allowing for Smart’s family to travel to all road and neutral-site games as a part of the school’s official travel party, as well as the usage of a 25-seat box during home games.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2016, 06:47:36 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/740209791470080000

Quote
Coaches who are running their first FBS team in 2016: Barry Odom (Missouri); Kirby Smart (Georgia)

T-12. Mark Stoops (Kentucky)
Zero 10-win seasons in three attempts

T-12. Derek Mason (Vanderbilt)
Zero 10-win seasons in two attempts

T-10. Dan Mullen (Mississippi State)
One 10-win season in seven attempts

T-10. Gus Malzahn (Auburn)
One 10-win season in four attempts

T-10. Will Muschamp (South Carolina)
One 10-win season in four attempts

T-7. Butch Jones (Tennessee)
Two 10-win seasons in 10 attempts (one at Eastern Michigan in 2009 and one at Cincinnati in 2011)

T-7. Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss)
Two 10-win seasons in five attempts

T-7. Jim McElwain (Florida)
Two 10-win seasons in four attempts

4. Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M)
Three 10-win seasons in eight attempts

3. Bret Bielema (Arkansas)
Four 10-win seasons in 10 attempts

2. Les Miles (LSU)
Seven 10-win seasons in 15 attempts

1. Nick Saban (Alabama)
Ten 10-win seasons in 20 attempts
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2016, 07:06:32 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/740245726148562948

Quote
Auburn recently gave head football coach Gus Malzahn what seems like a totally unnecessary one-year contract extension through the 2020 season.

A show of stability for the benefit of potential recruits seems like the only reason to do this, unless you allow for the fact that Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs simply got taken to the cleaners by a smarter negotiator on the other side of the table. Auburn certainly didn't do this because other schools are beating down the door to hire Malzahn.

Which leads to today's question: How many SEC schools would take Gus Malzahn over their current head coach if Malzahn were available today? (For purposes of this exercise, we're excluding buyouts and other potential contractual entanglements, and just allowing a 1-for-1 trade).

Vanderbilt — Derek Mason  YES

A&M — YES

Tennessee — Butch Jones  NO

South Carolina — Will Muschamp  NO

Ole Miss — Hugh Freeze and Malzahn have very similar backgrounds —  NO

Missouri — NO

State — Dan Mullen  HAIL NO

LSU — NO

Kentucky — NO

Georgia — NO

Florida — Jim McElwain  NO

Arkansas — Razorbacks hired Bret Bielema 11 days after Malzahn accepted the Auburn job in December 2012, so they theoretically could have gotten Gus — an Arkansas native who was once offensive coordinator there — had they wanted him. Bielema's program is on an upward trajectory, improving its win total each season he's been in Fayetteville. And he's run a clean program by SEC standards. Also a NO.

Bama — Do we really even need to discuss this? NO.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2016, 08:07:21 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/740514525745664000

Quote
Bama

Shortest: Mike Price
Longest: Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant

Price was hired to replace Dennis Franchione in 2002, but he was fired by the school before ever coaching a game. In an infamous incident, Price was found to have run up a tab at a Florida strip club while in Florida for a pro-am golf tournament while also having $1,000 in food and drinks charged to his account by a woman staying in his hotel room.

Arkansas

Shortest: B. N. Wilson
Longest: Frank Broyles

Broyles’ career spanned across three decades. He coaches (sic) the Razorbacks to 144 wins in 207 tries from 1958-1976. His .708 winning percentage is the third-highest in school history among coaches with more than seven games logged at the school.

Why draw the line at seven? Six is the number of games coached by Wilson, who led the team to a 4-1-1 record as Arkansas’ second coach from 1897-1898.

Auburn

Shortest: D. M. Balliet
Longest: Ralph Jordan

Florida

Shortest: Alfred L. Buser
Longest: Steve Spurrier

A&M

Shortest: F. D. Perkins
Longest: R. C. Slocum
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2016, 01:02:26 pm
Florida renamed the field at The Swamp. It’s now called “Steve Spurrier – Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.” (https://www.seccountry.com/florida/steve-spurrier-issues-statement-thanking-gator-nation-after-field-name-change)

https://twitter.com/SC_HBC/status/741986174474944513
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 13, 2016, 01:11:18 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/741734591527059457

Quote
Bret Bielema, Arkansas: While the major breakthrough season has yet to come, Bielema seems to be settling in nicely as a long-term coach in Fayetteville. At 46 years old, he’s in the prime of his coaching years and also has a long enough track record between his time at Wisconsin and Arkansas to “know what you’re getting.” An SEC West title in the next couple of years would make Bielema a really strong candidate to win this contest.

Butch Jones...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 14, 2016, 07:37:07 am
Most SEC conference wins '92 - present

Steve Spurrier     113  UF '90-01, SC '05-15
Phil Fulmer           96  UT '92-08
Nick Saban           90  LSU '00-04, Bama '07-
Mark Richt            83  UG '01-15
Tommy Tuberville  62  OM '95-98, AU '99-08
Les Miles              61  LSU '05-
Houston Nutt        52  Ark '98-07, OM '08-11]
Jackie Sherrill       39  MS '91-03
Urban Meyer         36  UF '05-10
Terry Bowden       30  AU '93-98
Gene Stallings      27  Bama '90-96
Dan Mullen           26  MS '09-
David Cutcliffe      25  OM '99-04
Jim Donnan          25  UG '96-00
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 14, 2016, 07:40:30 am
Highest-paid SEC coaches in 2016 (including assistants) (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/35-highest-paid-sec-coaches-in-2016-including-assistants)

Quote
28t. Dan Enos, Arkansas offensive coordinator ($700,000)

23. Robb Smith, Arkansas defensive coordinator ($800,000)

7t. Bret Bielema, Arkansas coach ($4.1 million)

1. Nick Saban, Alabama coach ($6.9 million)

Saban makes roughly $7.1 million when accounting for “other pay” before performance bonuses
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2016, 08:25:49 am
Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP Jun 9

Eric Berry's best Lane Kiffin story: Monte sleeping on an air mattress in his office out of fear amid the riots the night Lane left for USC.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2016, 09:37:42 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/743628295749664772

https://twitter.com/Josh_Ward/status/743601596018360320
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2016, 07:15:43 am
https://twitter.com/RoyLangIII/status/743592525026435072
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 17, 2016, 08:22:54 am
https://twitter.com/kryan247/status/743647703113080832

https://twitter.com/danharralson/status/743617296510365696
Title: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the TV era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2016, 08:14:01 am
https://twitter.com/wildcatnews/status/744363508788256769

Quote
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers will seek to bring the star-crossed city of Cleveland its first major pro sports championship in 52 years on Sunday.

On Dec. 27, 1964, in the NFL championship game, the Jim Brown-led Cleveland Browns roared away from a scoreless halftime tie to beat Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts 27-0.

Cleveland’s coach was Blanton Collier — then only three years removed from being let go by the University of Kentucky.

Baltimore’s coach was Don Shula — who had been an assistant to Collier at UK in 1959.

“I remember going into the game, there was a lot of talk about the teacher vs. pupil (coaching) matchup,” Kay Collier McLaughlin, the middle of Collier’s three daughters, said Friday.

Blanton Collier, who died in 1983 at 76, might have had the guttiest career in American football coaching history.

At UK, he succeeded Bear Bryant — arguably the greatest college football coach of all time.

In Cleveland, he followed Paul Brown — arguably the most significant pro football coach of all time.

A Millersburg native and Georgetown College graduate, Collier spent eight seasons (1954-61) as Kentucky’s coach. Ten UK coaches later, Collier (41-36-3) is still the last one to leave with a winning record.

Yet, at the time, it was Bryant’s shiny 60-23-5 record at UK (1946-53) that Collier’s tenure was judged against.

“Daddy knew he had a good record at Kentucky,” Collier McLaughlin said. “But I’m sure, on some level, what happened in Cleveland was satisfying because it showed (UK) what it had and let go.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2016, 05:13:29 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/744519410296197120

Quote
More than 100 Stallings-era players, coaches and staff members gathered in Tuscaloosa to relive the glory days. The whirlwind weekend took the group to a farm outside Eutaw, Ala., for Saturday morning of shooting guns, hitting golf balls and some fishing.

It was next to a skeet shooting range where Hape recalled his first meeting with Stallings, now 81 who coached Alabama from 1990-96. This was the summer of 1992 when the Killen, Ala., product was entering his senior year. He'd worked on a hog farm for three years, so he knew about working hard. That was his ticket to big-time college football, he thought.

So at the annual summer football camp in Tuscaloosa, Hape paid attention to every small detail -- ran everywhere full speed. A staffer approached him eventually with an invitation to ride in Stallings cart.

"Patrick, I don't care if you can play a lick of football," Hape remembered Stallings say to him. "But I see how you're working out there and we can make a football player out of you."

Hape went on to star at Alabama and played eight seasons in the NFL before retiring in 2004.


The group included Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, an Alabama receiver from 1990-92. He spoke at Friday night's dinner in Bryant-Denny Stadium along with Nick Saban
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2016, 06:43:21 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/744665251300392960

Quote
SEC — a league famous for its impatient fans and desperate administrations — the coaches on the so-called hot seat are not the ones you’d predict based on career accomplishments. It’s not the guys who are doing the worst whose jobs are most in jeopardy. The coaches at the bottom of this list have little chance of being fired any time soon. Instead it’s the coaches ranked just below Saban who are somehow most likely to get the boot.

This list considers the following criteria, presented in order of importance: national championships, conference championships, division titles, major bowl appearances, and overall win-loss record.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2016, 12:24:30 pm
https://twitter.com/ByCasagrande/status/744931733888466944

Quote
Every Crimson Tide assistant football coach but Lane Kiffin will have their contract discussed by the committee. The offensive coordinator is entering the third year of his three-year deal signed before the 2014 season. He didn't receive a raise or extension last summer either.

The terms of Kiffin's buyout after being fired from USC in 2013 means Alabama effectively doesn't have to give him raises because he's due $3.4 million a year from USC. Any pay from Alabama only reduces the burden of the USC buyout.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2016, 06:21:41 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/745210168938500096

Quote
Before returning to college football as North Carolina’s defensive coordinator in 2015, the former Auburn head coach worked for two years as a football analyst for radio and television.

“I love it. I love the challenge,” said Chizik, leaning back in the leather chair of his spacious fourth-floor office overlooking the stadium.  “I love coming in and trying to establish a whole new foundation and a whole new set of beliefs. And I craved that in the two years that I didn’t have it. That’s why I came back, it’s really that simple.”

Chizik has continued to receive monthly checks of $209,000 apiece from Auburn. That amount has been prorated from the $700,000-a-year salary Chizik receives now from the Tar Heels to coordinate their defense.

More challenges await Chizik and the Tar Heels this season, starting with the season opener against Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Classic at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Sept. 3. The Bulldogs represent a difficult task on several levels. Not only is it the first game of the season under a new head coach, but also a new offensive coordinator, questions at quarterback and uncertainty about the status of tailback Nick Chubb.

Chizik believes he’ll have at least some idea what Georgia’s offense might look like.

“The good news is we played Jim Chaney last year at Pitt,” said Chizik, whose defense gave up 415 yards but won 26-19. “So at least we have a little bit of knowledge. Now how that changes based on the personnel that they have, I don’t know. And then I’m sure Kirby’s going to do defensively the things they’ve done when he was Alabama. I assume Jim Chaney’s going to do what Jim Chaney’s always done when he’s been at Arkansas or Tennessee or Pitt or wherever he’s been.”

It’s the second consecutive year the Tar Heels have opened against an SEC team in a neutral site game. They lost to South Carolina 17-13 last year in Charlotte.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 21, 2016, 01:52:00 pm
Athlon Sports finally ranks all 128 FBS head coaches entering 2016 season (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/athlon-sports-ranks-all-128-fbs-head-coaches-entering-2016-season)

Quote
14 SEC head coaches:

85. Barry Odom, Missouri
84. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt
83. Mark Stoops, Kentucky
79. Will Muschamp, South Carolina
54. Kirby Smart, Georgia
37. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
30. Jim McElwain, Florida
29. Gus Malzahn, Auburn
25. Les Miles, LSU
23. Butch Jones, Tennessee
20. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State
18. Bret Bielema, Arkansas
17. Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss
1. Nick Saban, Alabama
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 22, 2016, 12:19:12 pm
Kevin Scarbinsky ‏@KevinScarbinsky 2h2 hours ago

All-Access: Does SEC football have its weakest group of coaches in years? Discuss.

Scarblog: Athlon doesn't think much of the current SEC coaching fraternity (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/06/alcom_all-access_does_sec_foot.html)

Quote
ACC has five coaches better than anyone in the SEC outside of Saban: No. 7 Jimbo Fisher, No. 9 Dabo Swinney, No. 12 Bobby Petrino, No. 15 David Cutcliffe and No. 16 Mark Richt.

Petrino, Cutcliffe and Richt are former SEC head coaches. Fisher and Swinney are former SEC assistants.

B1G has three coaches better than anyone in the SEC not named Saban: No. 2 Urban Meyer, No. 3 Jim Harbaugh and No. 4 Mark Dantonio. The Big 12 has three: No. 5 Bob Stoops, No. 6 Gary Patterson and No. 11 Bill Snyder. The Pac-12 has two: No. 8 David Shaw and of course, No. 13 Chris Petersen.

There's only one SEC coach in the top 16, but there are 8 in the top 30. Does that mean the league is now overpopulated with good but not great head coaches?

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 24, 2016, 07:46:04 am
FYI, Jay Jacobs: Gene Chizik coached Auburn's last national title team (http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2016/06/gus_malzahn_gene_chizik_jay_ja.html)

Quote
Scarblog: Have you noticed anything unusual about Jay Jacobs' recent PR campaign on behalf of Gus Malzahn?

When Jacobs said Tuesday night - and not for the first time - that Malzahn has "taken us to two national championships," he's forgetting one inconvenient truth.

Malzahn may have been the head coach of the 2013 Auburn team that played for the BCS national championship, but he was not the head coach of the 2010 Auburn team that won the BCS national championship.

That distinction still belongs to Gene Chizik. As much as he deserved to be fired two years later, Chizik deserves to be recognized for steering that special 2010 team through an especially intense storm.

There's nothing wrong with giving Malzahn himself plenty of credit for 2010.

That said, as critical as his contributions were, Malzahn could focus on his quarterback and his offense that season. Chizik had larger concerns and greater responsibilities. It's a big step up from OC to CEO.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 26, 2016, 10:33:37 am
Every current SEC head coach vs. ranked teams (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/every-current-sec-head-coach-vs-ranked-teams)

Quote
Nick Saban, Alabama/LSU/Michigan State

Overall: 63-37 (.630)

2015: 5-1

Les Miles, LSU/Oklahoma State

Overall: 44-26 (.628)

2015: 2-2

Biggest win: 38-24 win over No. 1 Ohio State, 2008 [2007 season] National Championship Game

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M/Houston

Overall: 13-12 (.520)

2015: 0-3

Biggest win: 29-24 win at No. 1 Alabama in 2012

Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss/Arkansas State

Overall: 10-12 (.455)

2015: 3-1

Biggest win: 43-37 win at No. 2 Alabama in 2015

Gus Malzahn, Auburn

Overall: 9-11 (.450)

2015: 0-3

Biggest win: 34-28 win vs. No. 1 Alabama in 2013

Bret Bielema, Arkansas/Wisconsin

Overall: 14-28 (.333)

2015: 2-1

Biggest win: 31-18 win vs. No. 1 Ohio State in 2010

Will Muschamp, South Carolina/Florida

Overall: 5-13 (.278)

2015: N/A

Biggest win: 14-6 win over No. 4 LSU in 2012

Butch Jones, Tennessee/Cincinnati/Central Michigan

Overall: 3-18

2015: 2-2

Biggest win: 45-6 win vs. No. 13 Northwestern in 2015

im McElwain, Florida/Colorado State

Overall: 1-6 (.143)

2015: 1-4

Biggest win: 38-10 win vs. No. 3 Ole Miss in 2015

Dan Mullen, Mississippi State

Overall: 4-29 (.121)

2015: 0-3

Biggest win: 38-23 win vs. No. 2 Auburn in 2014

Derek Mason, Vanderbilt

Overall: 0-8 (.000)

2015: 0-3

Mark Stoops, Kentucky

Overall: 0-9 (.000)

2015: 0-1
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2016, 07:57:34 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/747529994390413312
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 28, 2016, 08:27:09 am
Michael Casagrande ‏@ByCasagrande Jun 24

Take a look back at the Nick Saban Scrapbook Series. http://bit.ly/28TgXGa

(http://media.al.com/alabamafootball_impact/photo/20626392-large.jpg)

(http://media.al.com/alabamafootball_impact/photo/20610403-large.jpg)

(http://media.al.com/alabamafootball_impact/photo/20607743-large.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2016, 09:54:14 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/748298321123487745

(http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2013/4/15/comeplayWR.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 29, 2016, 09:57:50 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/748343646756405249
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: LSUFan on June 29, 2016, 11:02:33 pm
Every current SEC head coach vs. ranked teams (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/every-current-sec-head-coach-vs-ranked-teams)
Yeah, kinda alleviates all the corndog jokes.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 30, 2016, 06:41:27 pm
https://twitter.com/SC_HBC/status/747115531946328064

Coach Steve Spurrier ‏@SC_HBC Jun 28

The passing of a Legend. @patsummitt your impact on the game will never be forgotten.

"It is what it is. But it will be what you make it."-- .@patsummitt
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 10:08:32 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/751412292902846464

Quote
Miles reeled in $168,000 from the restaurant in television appearances and commercials [sic].
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 12:54:40 pm
Worst SEC head coaching hires since the league split into divisions (and maybe ever) (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/worst-sec-head-coaching-hires-since-the-league-split-into-divisions)

Quote
Will Muschamp, Florida
To be fair to Will Muschamp, his tenure did provide some bright spots.

Lane Kiffin, Tennessee
To be fair, Lane Kiffin was only 33 years old when he took the job coaching Tennessee. The son of NFL coaching legend Monte Kiffin, Lane was one of the hottest names in coaching when he was hired in Knoxville, Tenn. However, the long-range effects...

Derek Dooley, Tennessee
As if the Lane Kiffin fiasco wasn’t bad enough, Tennessee went and made another poor hire soon after. To be fair, Dooley was put in a difficult position...

Mike Price, Alabama
It’s a story as old as college: kid comes to campus, gets drawn in by the party scene, loses control and his work suffers. Of course, it usually refers to a wide-eyed 19-year-old, and not a 57-year-old man.

John L. Smith, Arkansas
The coup de grace, if you will, is one of the most bizarre situations in SEC history.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 03:55:39 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/751517489146761216

Quote
Sylvester Croom and Derrick Henry have more in common than might at first be supposed considering their age difference of 40 years.

Both played football at Alabama, where each earned All-American honors. Henry was a unanimous All-American running back last season. Croom was the first-team center on the American Football Coaches Association's All-American squad in 1974.

During the Alabama careers of both men, the Crimson Tide lost five games and won a national championship. In Henry's three seasons, Alabama went 37-5 and won the CFP national title last season. In Croom's four seasons, the Tide went 43-5 and received the UPI national title for 1973.

They also took home some hardware from the SEC after their final collegiate seasons. Croom earned the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the conference's top blocker in 1974. Henry received the SEC Offensive Player of the Year Award last season. He also won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and Doak Walker Award for 2015.

So it's not surprising that Croom, who is entering his fourth season as the Tennessee Titans' running-backs coach, had some insight into what he was getting when the NFL team drafted Henry in the second round on April 29. 

"From my contacts at the university, his leadership qualities and intangibles were reported to be very high,'' Croom told Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official web site. "And so far, they have been. But until you go through that rookie year, everything is new to you, from Game 1 to the last game. Everything is new to Derrick and all the rookies, from how to train to how to prepare going into the season, and until you get through the first year, you just don't know."

Croom worked with Henry during Tennessee's offseason program. Croom said Henry has obvious physical talent, but the key to his success – or any rookie's – will be "the mental toughness, the mental discipline."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 09, 2016, 04:50:52 pm
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/751540634914349059
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 11, 2016, 12:59:32 pm
Coach Steve Spurrier ‏@SC_HBC 1h1 hour ago

Proud to announce the release of my new book, HEAD BALL COACH, by Blue Rider Press on Aug 30. Pre-order it now: http://bit.ly/29ptYte
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 11, 2016, 01:00:35 pm
@JonSolomonCBS

Odd stat of the day: This is the first #SECMediaDays without both Steve Spurrier and Mark Richt since 1989.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnGFTi4WEAEUHnI.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2016, 08:39:32 am
Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 32m32 minutes ago

Nick Saban just arrived at #SECMD16 with not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 police motorcycle escorts
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 15, 2016, 08:43:47 am
South Carolina pays tribute to Steve Spurrier with Arby's trip (http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/118435/south-carolina-pays-tribute-to-steve-spurrier-with-arbys-trip)

Quote
HOOVER, Ala. -- Had Steve Spurrier been at SEC media days this year, a stop at the local Arby's would have likely ensued.

South Carolina still stopped in at Arby's on Thursday after wrapping up for the day, and offensive lineman Mason Zandi even recreated a photo of Spurrier in Arby's from 2013 as a way to pay tribute to the Head Ball Coach.

https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/753661739326111744
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2016, 10:16:17 am
https://twitter.com/BrentZwerneman/status/754028654024286213
Title: Every SEC school’s longest-tenured football assistant
Post by: jbcarol on July 18, 2016, 08:21:27 am
Here are the longest-tenured assistants at each SEC school. (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/every-sec-teams-longest-tenured-assistant)

Quote
Alabama: Burton Burns, running backs/associate HC (2007)

Arkansas: Barry Lunney Jr., tight ends (2013)

Bret Bielema’s staff has been continuously poached the last few seasons, but Lunney has been a consistent presence. Lunney is one of the top tight ends coaches in the nation, helping Hunter Henry turn into one of the best at his position in the country. Arkansas is a team that uses the tight end position most effectively, so Lunney’s handiwork will be well-recognized.

Auburn: Scott Fountain, tight ends/special teams (2009)

Florida: Mike Summers, offensive line (2014)

Georgia: Kevin Sherrer, Tracy Rocker (2014)

Kentucky: D.J Eliot, Vince Marrow, John Schlarman, Jimmy Brumbaugh (2013)

LSU: Steve Ensminger, tight ends (2009)

State: John Hevesy, Greg Knox, Scott Sallach (2009)

Mizzou: Andy Hill, wide receivers/associate HC (1996)
Tigers were the model of consistency under Gary Pinkel. To try and keep that going, Barry Odom held onto Hill, the longest-tenured coach in the SEC. Hill has coached wide receivers at Missouri since 1996, five years before Pinkel even arrived on campus...

Ole Miss: Derrick Nix, running backs (2008)
Few coaches remained with the program after Houston Nutt’s tenure, but Nix remained in Oxford.

South Carolina: Shawn Elliott, offensive line (2010)

Tennessee: Steve Stripling/Don Mahoney/Tommy Thigpen/Willie Martinez (2013)

A&M: Clarence McKinney, running backs (2012)

Vandy: Gerry Gdowski, quarterbacks/recruiting coordinator
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2016, 06:03:20 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/755516253469569024

Quote
Bielema took over a mess in Fayetteville, but he’s stabilized things so far. If he can continue to recruit his style of players and win enough to keep the fans off his back, he could build a nice program at Arkansas.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2016, 07:01:53 am
https://twitter.com/JonHale_CJ/status/755846580851253251

Quote
Rich Brooks (2003-09) retired as Kentucky’s head football coach after the 2009 season as the only coach in program history to lead UK to four consecutive bowl games and win three consecutive bowls. After taking over a program on NCAA probation, Brooks led UK to a 39-47 record in seven seasons. UK was 30-22 in Brooks’ final four seasons at Kentucky.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2016, 11:58:15 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/756153026583359488

Quote
Dubose spoke today at the Legends Panel, alongside former Troy coach Larry Blakeney, at the AHSAA's annual summer convention in Montgomery. Former Alabama coach Ray Perkins and legendary Auburn coach Pat Dye were also scheduled to attend, but missed for undisclosed reasons.

Dubose said one of his greatest regrets was not travelling to Paris, Texas, and visiting with Gene Stallings when he was picked to replace Stallings as Alabama's head coach.

Dubose said he wasn't prepared to "be a manager of people," and Stallings could have provided guidance.

"I thought I had all the answers, and I didn't have any," he said.

"It's being able to recognize when there is a problem before they become big problems and make the necessary steps to fix them," Dubose said.

Dubose served as Alabama's head coach from 1997-2000, leading the Crimson Tide to an SEC title in 1999 after weathering a sex scandal only to be fired after finishing 3-8 in 2000.

He later coached at Millsaps (Miss.) and enjoyed two stints as head coach at tiny Luverne High in southeast Alabama, going to the state title game in 2003 and advancing to the quarterfinals in 2013. He now serves as a volunteer assistant at Opp, his alma mater.

Now, 15 years after leaving Alabama, he said being fired from Alabama turned out to be a blessing.

"I've said this before: I was angry for a long time after getting fired," he said. "I was given a great opportunity, and I'll forever be truly grateful for it. I'm the one who messed it up."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 24, 2016, 09:08:30 am

Josh Kendall
‏@JoshatTheState

Ray Goff on Will Muschamp as a safety: "He wasn’t in 1-on-1 coverage very often. If he was, that might be the reason I got fired."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2016, 08:56:39 am
https://twitter.com/JimMWeber/status/758291855805190144
Title: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the post-WWII era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 28, 2016, 08:20:38 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/758402874581852160

https://twitter.com/JonHale_CJ/status/756528996184100864

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 29, 2016, 03:16:19 pm
https://twitter.com/JonSolomonCBS/status/759033952455634944

Florida names Steve Spurrier "ambassador and consultant" for athletic department. Spurrier says he'll pull for Gamecocks in all but 1 game.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 29, 2016, 05:02:56 pm
Pat Dooley ‏@pat_dooley 6h6 hours ago

Just talked to the HBC. He said he will have an office at the stadium he named. "Just a little one. I don't need a big one."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2016, 08:13:59 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/759165377704255493
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2016, 09:54:49 am
https://twitter.com/BEINGBretB/status/759035218409852929
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2016, 10:49:53 am
https://twitter.com/seccountry/status/759148077550866433
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2016, 09:06:50 am
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/759586602125524992

Quote
Sherrill, a native of Biloxi, Miss., won a school record 75 games during his 13-year tenure (1991-2003) in Starkville. In his 26 years as a college head coach, he was 180-120-4, including stops at Washington State, Pittsburgh and A&M.

“To the state of Mississippi, there’s no question I thank you for giving me the opportunity to be here with this honor tonight,” Sherrill said Saturday during his induction speech. “Mississippi is a very special place with very special people. Growing up on the coast in Biloxi, I learned quite a few things but one was work ethic. To the Mississippi State family, I thank you for taking me and for teaching me how to be a Bulldog..."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2016, 08:00:35 am
In 2008, Tennessee forced out longtime coach Philip Fulmer and, thanks to a special clause, was able to dump Fulmer’s staff, too.

Former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis believed a similar clause would lead to Les Miles’ eventual firing in Baton Rouge. (https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/lsu-doing-to-les-miles-what-tennessee-did-to-phillip-fulmer-former-assistant-says-yes)

Quote
Chavis, who left after the 2014 season and is now the defensive coordinator at Texas A&M, has been in an ongoing legal battle with his former employer over a $400,000 buyout, which LSU claims Chavis needs to pony up. The coach is denying that responsibility because his lawyers claim a reworded contract supersedes the official contract Chavis originally signed in 2011.

One of the coordinator’s primary reasons for leaving was a “Les Miles clause,” which — similar to the Fulmer situation at Tennessee — directly tied the fate of assistant coaches to Miles. If the head coach were to be fired, the assistants’ contracts would not be “fully honored,” according to Dellenger.

Chavis balked when LSU brought the stipulation to him in renegotiations.

“This kind of reminds me of Phillip Fulmer,” Chavis told Miles in November 2014.

Miles was reportedly on the chopping block near the end of last season, but his monstrous $15 million buyout helped him keep his job.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 03, 2016, 05:07:51 pm
Stewart Mandel Verified account
‏@slmandel

Nick Saban is responsible for nearly 60 percent of Alabama's all-time No. 1 rankings. That's insane.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 05, 2016, 04:08:32 pm
https://twitter.com/finebaum/status/761663281891344385
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 07, 2016, 05:30:09 pm
https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/762355855891243008

Quote
Cooper Chevrolet Buick’s advertisement on YouTube features a Saban stand-in at a podium using many of the terms and mannerisms we’ve come to know from the Tide coach’s press conferences. So we got a chuckle when the stand-in said the terms, “process” and “alright,” and also enjoyed when he swiped his hand multiple times through his hair.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3I_wJU1i2I
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2016, 03:29:39 pm
https://twitter.com/BretBielema/status/762696185421238272

Salad days
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 11, 2016, 08:47:54 am
https://twitter.com/GregRajan/status/763541517843574784

Greg Rajan ‏@GregRajan 12h12 hours ago

@dchuckf @BrentZwerneman From the 1986 edition of a magazine called The National Sports Review. They did annual year-in-review issues.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 11, 2016, 05:52:43 pm
SEC West: Ranking the 2016 coaches

Of the West’s seven big whistles, five have won SEC Coach of the Year, and the other two have won a conference coach of the year award elsewhere. (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/best-of-the-sec-west-ranking-the-2016-coaches)

Quote
1. ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

Nick Saban

2. OLE MISS REBELS

Hugh Freeze

3. TEXAS A&M AGGIES

Kevin Sumlin

4. LSU TIGERS

Les Miles

5. ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS

Bret Bielema

6. MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS

Dan Mullen

7. AUBURN TIGERS

Gus Malzahn
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 13, 2016, 08:26:05 am
From 100 to 1, counting down the worst to best SEC head football coaching tenures during the Arkansas era of the SEC:

Mike Price

Mike Price's Washington State team had whoopped Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl 34-14 and he was hired to succeed Dennis Franchione at Bama. Franchione was reportedly offered $15 million for 10 years but left Bama for A&M to replace RC Slocum. Franchione was 10-6 in SEC games.

In Pensacola, Price wound up with private dancer Destiny Stahl and never coached a game at Bama.

"Mike Price went into hard-boozing, hard-partying Tuscaloosa after more than a decade in rural, brew-sipping Pullman and made the mistake of believing he was invited to the party as a participant rather than a myopic chaperone.

"His first mistake was to try to make football practice fun and to publicly flaunt that fact in a place where having fun at that level of college football is heresy.

"His second mistake was to get drunk and make a fool of himself before earning his stripes."

"It's bad, especially because he's married," said daughter Brooke. "Come on, use some common sense!" She's 11.

The Miami Dolphins QB coach was hired in May 2003 and at the time was the second youngest coach in D1. After a rough start, Mike Shula led Bama to a Cotton Bowl victory over TTech 13-10...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 15, 2016, 06:52:25 am
Bill Curry

"Don't leave Bama for Kentucky."

https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/764996629225148416

Quote
Dear Bill,

I am writing with good news and bad news. I kind of like you and really wish I could come back to help you avoid some of the stupid things you are going to do. Alas, that is impossible. …

Some of their thoughts on Life I wish you could understand at this tender age:

• When you are in your 70s, it will not be the wins and losses that matter — it will be your family, your friends, and players, who are living happy, productive lives. Hearing from them will make all the difference.
• For people who do harm to you, forgive them, all of them.
• Remember that humility and integrity are the hallmarks of a true leader.
• Talk’s cheap. Leaders act.
• When you have an impulse to hurt someone, by word or deed, step back, think … then don’t do it.
• Be a man of courage — when you see evil, confront it, take a stand — if you know who you are, you will know what to do.
• Love God with all your heart, and your neighbor as yourself.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 18, 2016, 07:23:42 am
Bill Curry

Jerry Claiborne had a harrowing plane ride while recruiting and resigned from coaching after the 1989 season and a 6-5 mark.

Bill Curry left Bama (10-2, 6-1, Sugar Bowl) to become Kentucky's coach and was there from 1990 to 1996. 1993 was his most accomplished team going 6-6 and losing the Peach Bowl on a late fumble by a linebacker after an interception. His 1994 team, 1-10, is still the worst in modern football history.

In 1996, Curry put true freshman Tim Couch in his first starting role running the option against Spurrier's Florida team. Curry was asked to step down after the 1996 season and Elbert Couch's promise to pursue a transfer.  He was succeeded by Hal Mumme.

Curry's SEC record was 14-40 in seven seasons. His teams were 12-12 in non-conference games.

After some TV analyst work, Curry coached Georgia State. His last team, the 2012 team, went 1-10.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 22, 2016, 09:17:28 am
John Smith

After Bobby Petrino was let go, Smith was signed to a 10-month contract as head coach for the Arkansas 2012 season. FWIWW, the Hogs were ranked #10 in both major preseason polls and had Tyler Wilson return as QB. While Smith was getting his piss hot, he was also dealing with the fall out an East Jefferson County real estate investment. He filed for Chapter 7 in September and had some portion of his Arkansas salary placed in a retirement account sheltered from the court. The debts were later discharged via a court order to repay $265,000 in cash and $400,000 in real estate.

Arkansas went 4-12, 2-6 with conference wins over Auburn and Kentucky in the seasons after which Gene Chizik and Joker Phillips were fired.  Arkansas lost to UL-Monroe and Rutgers in the non-conference schedule and took drubbings from Bama, A&M, and State.

Smith, of course, was replaced by Bret Bielema who was coming off his third consecutive Rose Bowl bid for Wisconsin.

Smith had brought his OC Bobby Petrino with him from Utah State to Louisville for the 1998 season. After a 7-6 season in 2002, Smith left to coach Michigan State figuratively during half time of the Cards' bowl game. Bobby Petrino left the OC job at Auburn to lead Louisville to a series of historic beatdowns of in-state rival Kentucky and a New Year's Day bowl following the 2006 campaign.

Smith was 12-20 in B1G play and he was replaced by Mark Dantonio. After some time off, Bobby Petrino brought him back as Special Teams Coordinator for the Razorbacks in 2009.  Smith had left FCS Weber State in spring camp to replace Petrino in April 2012.

Smith coached Ft. Lewis to a losing record in the Rocky Mountain Conference before choosing to return to the Bluegrass State and coach HBCU Kentucky State for the 2016 season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 25, 2016, 07:10:01 pm
Robbie Caldwell

Robbie Caldwell, Vandy's offensive line coach, claimed he was lining the practice field when he was informed of a meeting naming him head coach. He killed at SEC Media Days and the interim tag was removed from his title. With a 28-14 over Houston Nutt's Ole Miss Rebels in Oxford, Caldwell became Vandy's first coach to win his road debut since 1975. Vandy went 1-7 in the SEC and Caldwell announced his resignation just before Vandy's last game against Wake Forest. This touched off a three-week coaching search ending with James Franklin.

Caldwell is currently the offensive line coach for Clemson.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 28, 2016, 09:17:10 am
Mike Shula

Miami Dolphins QB coach was hired in May 2003 and at the time was the second youngest coach in D1. After a rough start, Mike Shula led Bama to a Cotton Bowl victory over TTech 13-10 following the '05 season. He received a 6-year, $1.8 million per year extension.  After a 2006 OT loss to Arkansas in Fayetteville, things fell apart. One week after losing to Auburn, Moore paid Shula $4 million to leave.

Shula was 13-19 in SEC play. Due to victories vacated in a text book case, Shula's official SEC record is 5-19.

DC Joe Kines served as interim HC and coached Bama in the Independence Bowl.

Mike Shula replaced Mike Price who appeared earlier on this page. The Crimson Tide job was his only one in college football coaching for the long-time NFL assistant. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Panthers.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 01, 2016, 12:27:46 pm
Woody Widenhofer

Coach Dowhower went 1-15 in SEC games in his two seasons at Vandy when he was replaced by his DC.

Woody Widenhofer had been the head coach at Missouri in the 80's. He was DC at Vandy when he was promoted to replace Dowhower. His 1997 team led the SEC in total defense but went 0-8 in conference games. In his five seasons at Vandy, Woody's teams had an SEC record of 4-36. In 2010, Widenhofer was working at a highway toll booth in the Florida panhandle.

Bobby Johnson had been the head coach at Furman for eight seasons when he took the Vandy job to begin the 2002 season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2016, 09:12:07 pm
Rod Dowhower

Gerry Dinardo's SEC record was 9-22 at Vandy and he was hired by LSU.

Rod Dowhower had been a head coach at Stanford in '79 and for the Indianapolis Colts. He had been idle for one season after serving as an NFL assistant for seven seasons when he took the Vandy job starting with the 1995 season. Dowhower was 1-15 in SEC games in his two seasons at Vandy.

Dowhower was replaced by Woody Widenhofer who later was working at a highway toll booth in the Florida panhandle north of Sandestin.  He was an NFL assistant for five seasons after Vandy.



Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 05, 2016, 08:27:05 am
"Come Play for the Joker"

Rich Brooks led UK to a school record four consecutive bowl games. He resigned after the 2009 season to turn the program over to his long time coach-in-waiting, Joker Phillips. Brooks' seven season SEC record was 16-39. He could not get a win over Florida nor Tennessee. The Tennessee and Florida streaks were the longest futility streaks in the NCAA for one team against another stretching into the 80's.

Joker Phillips was UK's recruiting coordinator who set up their '06 and '07 teams. After Phillips became the coach-in-waiting, UK's recruiting appeared to begin to suffer.

Joker Phillips became the first black head football coach at UK. Phillips' first team extended UK's bowl streak in 2010 but lost in the BBVA Compass Bowl. His 2011 team lost to UofL with good friend and Batesville native Charlie Strong at the helm. It was UK's first loss to UofL since Petrino left. UK won their last game over Tennessee  breaking the 26-year futility streak by using WR Matt Burke in his first ever UK duty at QB.

His SEC record in two seasons is 4-12. Joker Phillips was fired ten games into the 2012 season after a 1-9 start.  Kentucky ended 0-8 in the SEC.  Joker's SEC record at UK as head coach was 4-20. 

Immediately after the 2012 season, Joker Phillips became WR coach and recruiting coordinator for another former coach-in-waiting, and one who could no longer wait, Will Muschamp. He sent the infamous "Come Play WR for Joker" messages to recruits.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BHUxkZdCYAEgpQy.jpg)

In 2014 Phillips committed what the NCAA later ruled was a Level II violation that "was not inadvertent and provided more than a minimal recruiting advantage." Joker resigned in June 2014. NCAA did not penalize Florida, nor will they.

After a stint with the Browns, Joker Phillips is current a QA assistant for Urban Meyer at Ohio State.

Joker Phillips was state championship ATH in southern Kentucky who played WR at UK on a 9-3 team that finished 19 in the final AP poll.  He was a grad assistant promoted to WR coach for Bill Curry's run at UK. After later replaced Urban Meyer as WR coach at Notre Dame and was WR coach at South Carolina for Lou Holtz when he returned to UK as Recruiting Coordinator and WR coach in 2003.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 08, 2016, 11:21:31 am
Sly Croom

Jackie Sherrill's last two teams had gone 1-15 in the SEC when he was let go.

Sylvester Croom became the first black head football coach in the SEC and took over State for the 2004 season. Croom had been a long-time NFL RB coach before coaching the Linebackers at Bama from the mid-70s to the mid-80s.

After going 4-20 in SEC play his first three seasons, Croom's team went 8-4 in 2007 including an Egg Bowl win. His team earned a Liberty Bowl bid which led to a 10-3 win over UCF. Croom received some Coach of the Year recognitions including SEC Coach of the Year. After finishing 4-8 in 2008 including a 45-0 Egg Bowl loss to Nutt, Croom resigned.

Croom's overall SEC record at State was 10-30.

Dan Mullen was the OC for Florida and in process of a second National Champsionship when hired by State to be head coach.

Sylvester Croom had been a long-time NFL position coach including a 3-year stint as the running backs coach for the Packers, when he was hired by State.  Croom returned to the NFL after he was let go and is currently the running backs coach for the Titans.

A former Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner for Bama, Croom was a Bama assistant for 10 years after a one year stint playing in the NFL in 1975.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 11, 2016, 07:46:09 am
Mark Stoops

The youngest brother of the Stoops family was brought in by UK in 2013 to rebuild after the Joker Phillips era. He had been the Defensive Coordinator and D-Backs coach at Florida State.  Stoops and Vince Marrow established a recruiting pipeline into Ohio as well as some connection to the Tallahassee area.

After a drubbing by Florida in Kentucky's conference opener and the program's 30th consecutive loss to the Gators, Stoops is now 4-21 in SEC games. This came off a come from behind loss in the season opener to Southern Miss.  UK had led 35-10 before losing 44-35.  USM's OC Shannon Dawson, who was fired by UK and had been bitter, saw his offense roll up 554 yards in Commonwealth Stadium.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 19, 2016, 09:36:34 am
Ed Orgeron, Jr.

After going 3-5 in the SEC in '04, AD Boone gave David Cutcliffe an ultimatum to choose assistant coaches to let go. He refused and was fired after a career 25-23 SEC record including the Eli Manning era.

Ed Orgeron was '04 National Recruiter of the Year as Asst. Head Coach at USC. Orgeron proved to be a successful recruiter at Ole Miss but could not translate the USC system into on-the-field success. After three seasons and a 3-21 SEC record, Orgeron was let go.

After a season as the Saint's DL coach, Coach "O" allied with Lane Kiffin, first at Tennesse and later at USC. As USC interim coach in 2013, the Orgeron-led USC team went 6-1 in the Pac 12. He is currently the Defensive Line Coach at LSU.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 21, 2016, 09:46:04 am
Mike DuBose

Mike DuBose had an SEC record of 16-16 for Bama including being named the '99 SEC Coach of the Year.  After coaching the DL for Tampa Bay in the late-80s, DuBose was Stallings' DL coach for his seven seasons at Bama.  DuBose was previously DL coach for Ray Perkins.

In the spring prior to his best season, DuBose was accused of having an affair with Deborah Gibson and later settled out of court for over a quarter-of-a-million dollars. DuBose was able to stay on despite Gibson having worked in the Athletic Administration.

In 2000, Bama had a poor season despite being ranked third in the preseason. They lost  non-conference games to Southern Miss. 21-0 and to UCF at home. Bama received NCAA sanctions from DuBose's time as head coach.

For 2001, Mal Moore hired Dennis Franchione over Frank Beamer, Butch Davis, and Tommy Bowden.

DuBose is currently the LB coach at Opp High School.  If you are heading toward Sandestin, do not drive near the speed limit in "The City of OPPortunity".
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 23, 2016, 09:48:02 am
Curley Hallman

A former A&M DB and assistant to Bear Bryant, Danny Ford, and Jackie Sherrill, Curley Hallman coached Southern Miss. to road wins over Bama, Auburn, and Florida State.  LSU hired Hallman to replace Mike Archer following the 1990 season. Hallman had the lowest winning percentage in LSU history. His record in SEC games over four seasons was 10-21 (7-17 during the Arkansas era).

LSU hired Gerry DiNardo from Vandy to replace Hallman.

Between years off, Hallman was a DB coach at Bama and later State.  His last known football coacing job was at Muscle Shoals High ending in 2007.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 26, 2016, 10:50:18 am
Ray Goff

Ray Goff was a 33-year-old running backs coach when he was chosen to replace the Vince Dooley at Georgia starting with the 1989 season.  In seven seasons, Goff had only one team win as many as five SEC games. The 1992 team was 6-2, finished in the top ten, and played in the Citrus Bowl. Ray Goff was 24-28-1 in SEC games.

Jim Donnan had led Marshall to five consecutive 11-plus win seasons when he was tapped to replace Goff.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 29, 2016, 10:36:02 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN Sep 28 Connecticut, USA

Included in the 24 SEC head coaching changes since Saban arrived at Alabama in 2007 were 7 coaches who won either a national or SEC title.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 01, 2016, 08:45:09 am
Brad Scott

Brad Scott was the OC for Bobby Bowden when he took over the SC job at 39 beginning with the 1994 season and replacing Sparky Woods. SC was 4-4 in the SEC in '96 but lost their last ten games in 1998 finishing 1-10. Brad Scott was 12-27-1 in SEC games at SC. He was replaced by Lou Holtz.

Scott was an assistant at Clemson from '99 to '11 (mentioned in Blind Side: Evolution of a Game).  His son Jeff is Clemson's Co-OC and Recruiting Coordinator.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 02, 2016, 10:29:52 am
Sparky Woods

Sparky Woods had been 25-9-1 in Southern Conference games coaching App State when he took the head coaching job for then independent South Carolina beginning with the 1989 season. Woods coached five seasons in Columbia and was 5-11 in South Carolina's first two SEC seasons when he was replaced by Brad Scott.

He was an assistant for Sherrill and Shula in the SEC before taking over at VMI.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 04, 2016, 09:00:54 am
Lane Monte Kiffin

Lane Kiffin was fired four games into the 2008 season by Al Davis and the Raiders. Vol AD Mike Hamilton hired Kiffin to replace Phil Fulmer and Lane brought Monte Kiffin and Ed Orgeron as top assistants.

Kiffin attempted to bring USC tradition to Knoxville while intentionally pushing Volunteer tradition into the background. He also publicly took on Urban Meyer and constantly put Mike Slive on edge. In an early season Florida game, Kiffin played a deliberate style that allowed Tennessee to cover the spread and claim a morale victory [phrase intentionally chosen as the words "moral" and "victory" together in this context would be an oxymoron].

Kiffin left for USC after posting an SEC conference record of 4-4. Students set small fires near the athletic administration building, burning mattresses and Kiffin paraphernalia.

Despite rumors ranging from Jon Gruden to Texas coach-in-waiting Will Muschamp, the Vols hired the son of former UGa coach Vince Dooley.

Kiffin was 17-12 in Pac 10/12 games before being let go midseason after two conference losses in 2013.  He became the OC and QB coach at Bama.  Apart from an occasional public ass chewing for failing to cover, Kiffin is considered a hot prospect for another head coaching opportunity.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 07, 2016, 11:29:59 am
Gerry DiNardo

In '91, Gerry DiNardo had inherited a Vandy program with back-to-back 1-10 records and took them to an average of 5-6 over the next four seasons (though no bowl game). He was 9-22 in the SEC at Vandy.

LSU had had six consecutive losing seasons when they hired DiNardo as coach from Vandy.

After leading LSU to two Independence and one Peach Bowl bid in his first three seasons, Dinardo's program began to decline. After an 0-7 SEC start, Mark Emmert fired Dinardo. Interim Hal Hunter was coach when LSU defeated  Arkansas 35-10 to end LSU's decade of the 90s.

DiNardo's SEC record was 18-20-1.

After a brief run in Mr. McMahon's XFL, DiNardo coached the Indiana Hoosiers ('02-'04) to a 3-21 Big Ten record and was fired, ending his coaching career.

Gerry DiNardo had been a teammate of "Rudy" at Notre Dame. He had been Bill McCartney's OC at Colorado when he was hired to be head coach at Vandy.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 10, 2016, 08:52:46 am
Ron Zook

Ron Zook was a DB at Miami (O.), "The Cradle of Coaches". Zook became an assistant for Spurrier in '91 leaving Ohio State and Zook replaced him as Head Coach beginning with the '02 season. Zook's hiring generated a lot of energy among the fan base, not all positive, with banners flown over the stadium and "Fire Ron Zook" websites. Three five-loss seasons ended Zook's career at UF.

Zook did not win a home game over a ranked foe and was criticized for puckering up at home. He coached consecutive road wins over LSU, Arkansas, and UGa in '03.

Ron Zook's SEC record was 16-8.  He went 6-2 in his first two SEC seasons but 2-3 in non-SEC games.

Batesville-native Charlie Strong coached Florida's Peach Bowl loss after Zook's last season.

Florida hired Utah head coach Urban Meyer who complimented Zook on the players he had left behind.

Ron Zook was DC for the Saints when he was hired at Florida. He coached at Illinois from '05 to '11 making the Rose Bowl in '07.  His B1G record was 18-38.  He is currently the Special Teams coach for the Green Bay Packers
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 16, 2016, 03:07:24 pm
Guy Morriss

Guy Morriss, UK's Offensive Line Coach and Associate Head Coach was named interim coach for the 2001 season (2-9) replacing Hal Mumme and head coach for 2002 (7-5, ineligible for post season due to sanctions from the Claude Bassett incident). Morriss was doused with Gatorade in a premature player celebration before Nick Saban's LSU team completed a 75-yard TD pass on the last play for a win. Morriss left UK for Baylor. His SEC record was 4-12.

Guy Morriss was a Pro Bowl NFL center and got into coaching after a 13-year pro career.  After six seasons as an NFL O-Line coach and other assignments, Morriss was O-Line coach for Miss. State in '96 before joining Hal Mumme's squad at UK.  After leaving UK, Morriss was 7-33 in Big 12 games at Baylor before being let go following the '07 season.  After a 9-18 record in Lone Star conference play at Texas A&M-Commerce, Morriss began coaching in the high school ranks.

Guy Morriss is currently the offensive line coach at Lexington Christian Academy.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2016, 09:23:32 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/788188121359843328

“I will say,” Boone said, “that I believe that the time Ed was here at Ole Miss was a real good time for him. Unfortunately, he had to have some experience being a head coach and that comes from doing it. He just didn’t fit at that time for us.”

Boone hasn’t spoken to Orgeron since he fired him in November of 2007...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2016, 04:41:17 pm
Bill Oliver

Terry Bowden was replaced mid-season in '98 by DC Bill Oliver. Auburn finished 6th in the SEC-W with Oliver finishing 0-3 in the SEC. He retired from football coaching when he did not get the Auburn job for the '99 season.

The former Bama DB was a DB coach in the '60's and '70's.  He was head coach for four seasons at UT-Chattanooga from '80 to '83. He was DC at Bama and then Auburn when he replaced Bowden as interim in '98 at age 58. It was thought that Oliver was Bama's unnamed "coach-in-waiting" to eventually replace Gene Stallings. Sanctions and the firing of then AD Hootie Ingram kept that from happening.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2016, 08:25:20 am
https://twitter.com/JTalty/status/789086448272175104

Quote
"There are ways that you can leave and there are ways that you shouldn't leave," former A&M player and Alabama coach Gene Stallings said last week. "In my opinion, he left in a way he should not have left Alabama. I was very disappointed in Franchione."

Given the current state of affairs at Alabama, a dynasty in living color, it's ludicrous to think a coach would abandon the Crimson Tide to seek another opportunity in college football. It's one of the best jobs out there when factoring in the salary, the resources devoted to the program and the prestige. But 14 years ago, Alabama didn't have the luster it does now. It was sullied — rocked by instability, saddled with an NCAA-enforced probation and confronted with an uncertain future.

As former Crimson Tide quarterback Tyler Watts said, it was "pretty rough."

"Not a lot of direction. Not a lot of leadership from our standpoint. It was a tough time."

Franchione's exit only exacerbated the misery, which was ironic because at one point he was viewed as the savior.

***

In November 2000, Franchione arrived at Alabama aiming to resurrect the Deep South's biggest football power. He was a Kansas native who had most recently made something out of downtrodden TCU — a perennial loser which struggled to regain its footing after the Southwest Conference folded.

The job he had accepted at Alabama would be even harder than what he faced in Fort Worth because the stakes were that much greater. The Tide finished 3-8 the year before, which led to the ouster of Mike DuBose. Adding to the challenge Franchione inherited was the specter of an NCAA probe. One month after Franchione landed in Tuscaloosa, news surfaced that a Tide booster had given a high school coach $200,000 to steer recruit Albert Means to Alabama. Faced with a difficult situation that he had no part in creating, Franchione forged ahead and tried to make the best of the hand he was dealt.

"I know he was very committed to the University of Alabama," said Melvin Smith, who coached the Tide's safeties in 2002. "He always worked hard. He put a lot into the job he was doing. He knew how to do the job. He knew how to build programs."

In his first season, Franchione began to negotiate a turnaround for Alabama. The Tide went 7-5 and there was promise of better things to come. Then the NCAA levied its penalties in February 2002, smacking Alabama with a five-year probation and significant scholarship reductions that had the potential to be crippling. Thomas Yeager, then the chairman of the infractions committee, said it could have been even worse and the death penalty was considered.

When the punishment was handed down, Franchione vowed to restore the Crimson Tide, saying that he and his staff were determined to return Alabama to glory. That year, the Tide went 10-3 — beating Nick Saban's LSU squad 31-0 and drubbing Tennessee by 20 points. Banned from participating in a bowl, Alabama played its last game in Hawaii, won and finished ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press poll.

Five days later, Franchione was gone, jetting off to Aggieland to replace R.C. Slocum before saying goodbye to his players.

"I just think that was a mistake," Stallings said, the disgust evident in his voice.

The national media agreed.

Franchione was roasted. He was called a hypocrite for abandoning his commitment to the Tide after imploring his players to "hold the rope" ...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2016, 08:31:06 am
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/789261925792219136
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2016, 08:46:29 am
https://twitter.com/ESPN_SEC/status/789187249543843840

Quote
Ten years ago, it was built around a prolific passing attack. At Springdale High School in 2005, quarterback Mitch Mustain threw for 3,817 yards (an Arkansas Class 5A record) with 47 touchdowns and six interceptions. He was named the Gatorade, USA Today and Parade Magazine National Player of the Year.

Two years later, Malzahn landed at Tulsa as offensive coordinator, and his offense led the nation in total yards. His quarterback that year, Paul Smith, threw for more than 5,000 yards with 47 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.

Now? Auburn still runs the hurry-up, no-huddle offense that Malzahn has been using since his high school days. It's still run out of the spread with plenty of misdirection. But contrary to popular belief, the focal point is no longer through the air. It’s on the ground, running the football.

In his four seasons at Auburn, including this one, Malzahn’s offense has finished among the top five in rushing.

Former SEC coach Houston Nutt, who hired Malzahn while he was at Arkansas in 2006, believes that season in Fayetteville might have been a precursor.

“I think what he really learned from our deal is that I know throwing for thousands of yards is good and you do want balance, but the championship teams are going to run the ball and be able to stop the run,” Nutt said. “If you can do that the majority of the time, you’ve got the recipe for winning, and I’m talking about winning a championship.”

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema knows a thing or two about running the football...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 21, 2016, 09:36:07 am
Barton Simmons Verified account
‏@bartonsimmons

BYU just tried to fake a punt 4th & 19 in its own end zone. I can't even digest what I'm seeing anymore. I'm in shock


Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 11h11 hours ago

Wes Rucker Retweeted Barton Simmons

Hal Mumme thought it was a great call.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 24, 2016, 07:48:26 am
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/790231627972632576
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 24, 2016, 08:18:07 am
 Michael Bonnette ‏@LSUBonnette Oct 22

With win tonite, Ed Orgeron becomes 1st coach in @LSUfootball modern day school history to win 1st 3 games he coached by double-digits. #LSU
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 24, 2016, 08:58:06 am
https://twitter.com/Mark_Schlabach/status/790237606940405760


David Hale Verified account
‏@DavidHaleESPN

Fun fact: The last time neither Mark Richt nor Steve Spurrier coached in the UGA-Florida game: UGA 17, Florida 10 on Nov. 11, 1989
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 24, 2016, 10:00:32 am
https://twitter.com/ClowESPN/status/790086688915718144

Quote
It was White Out Night at Beaver Stadium, and the Nittany Lions broke out with their first signature win under Franklin. Penn State rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to send No. 2 Ohio State packing, 24-21, setting off one of those wild scenes we've become accustomed to in college football.

For Franklin, the last 2½ years probably seemed more like dog years, as he weathered massive scholarship reductions and back-to-back 7-6 seasons in his first two with the Nittany Lions.

His eyes were still moist 20 minutes after the game, as he soaked it all in.

"I don't even know that you can explain it, everything this program has been through the last five years," Franklin told ESPN.com. "No one understands what we're still going through. Nobody understands, so to see us all come together as a family and as a community, we don't do that by ourselves. It took all 107,000 fans in there going crazy."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2016, 09:11:49 am
https://twitter.com/KyleTucker_AJC/status/791040181415673856

Quote
For years now, whenever his name popped up in a high-profile coaching search, Dan Mullen has told us how much his wife loves Starkville and how happy he is at Mississippi State. Here’s hoping he meant it, because the escape hatch has closed.

Starting with Miami in 2010 – and again last season – Mullen has reportedly been a candidate for a slew of brand-name programs: Penn State in 2011, Michigan and Florida in 2014, Virginia Tech and Georgia in 2015. It’s unclear whether he is a terrible interview or incredibly loyal, but for whatever reason, Mullen stuck with the Bulldogs.

And now he’s … stuck with the Bulldogs. Assuming they don’t (foolishly) fire him.

“A lot of times I’ll look and say, ‘Really, is that a better job?’ ” Mullen told Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated in 2014, when asked about vacancies in Gainesville and Ann Arbor. “I know in the perception, a lot of people say there’s no doubt that’s a better job. But in reality, I don’t know if that’s always the case.”

Today, Michigan is ranked No. 2 in the country and 14th-ranked Florida leads the truly terrible SEC East. Mullen’s Mississippi State team, meanwhile, is off to a 2-5 start for the first time since the swan song of his predecessor, Sylvester Croom, in 2008.

“My wife told me just the other night: We’re No. 1 in the country, everybody wants this job,” Mullen said in that interview with Davis two years ago. “This is the ultimate destination job.”

He said that with a straight face back then. To be fair, it was an easier sell in 2014, when Mullen had miraculously beaten three consecutive top-10 teams and gotten the Bulldogs to the top of the polls for the first time in school history – and stayed there for five weeks on the way to an Orange Bowl invitation.

But it wasn’t true then (and it surely isn’t now) that Mississippi State is a destination job, much less the destination job.

Sure, since Mullen arrived, he’s gotten a new $25 million football complex and $75 million stadium renovation and a $4.3 million annual salary, all things that make it a significantly better job than when he was hired. But consider: That 2014 season, the program’s best in 15 years, still concluded with four losses.

The Bulldogs still didn’t play for an SEC title that year, finishing second in the unforgiving West, and haven’t finished higher than fourth in the division in any of Mullen’s other six seasons. They’re last this year, 1-3 in league play, and it isn’t likely getting any better.

They’ve already lost at home to South Alabama, struggled to beat Massachusetts, gotten blasted by Auburn and lost to Kentucky for the first time in eight tries under Mullen. Now, after Samford this weekend, here comes Texas A&M, Alabama, Arkansas and Ole Miss to finish the season. Gulp.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2016, 10:17:29 am
USA Today finally updated its figures for total pay for all the coaches in the FBS in 2016

Only Ten SEC coaches are among the top-25 highest paid in our nation

You get what you pay for: All SEC West coaches are in the top 17 (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/sec-has-10-of-top-25-highest-paid-coaches-in-college-football-in-2016)

Quote
Saban will make $6,939,395 in salary this season, making him the second-highest paid coach in the country behind Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh ($9,004,000), and [Les Miles is still getting paid.]

2. Nick Saban, Alabama – $6,939,395

7. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – $5,000,000

8. Gus Malzahn, Auburn – $4,729,500

9. Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss – $4,703,500

13. Les Miles*, LSU – $4,385,567

15. Jim McElwain, Florida – $4,268,325

16. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State – $4,200,000

17. Bret Bielema, Arkansas – $4,145,000

18. Butch Jones, Tennessee – $4,110,000

23. Kirby Smart, Georgia – $3,753,600

26. Mark Stoops, Kentucky – $3,513,600

36. Will Muschamp, South Carolina – $3,002,500

44. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt – $2,556,877

47. Barry Odom, Missouri – $2,350,000
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 26, 2016, 12:07:19 pm
https://twitter.com/MikeBBonner/status/791307481448275968

Buyout database query available at link

(http://www.gannett-cdn.com/usatoday/editorial/sports/ncaaf/coach-salaries/coach-salary-progession-102616.jpg)



Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 27, 2016, 11:10:50 am
How's it going for the former '90s era SEC defensive players?

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/791393362851008517

Quote
SEC’s most recent batch of coaching hires don’t carry half the weight of their predecessors. Mark Richt, Steve Spurrier and Gary Pinkel were 10-plus year coaches, all among the winningest in program history.

Smart, Muschamp and Odom are a combined 3-10 in conference play this season. Losses to Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee, scares against Nicholls State and UMass, blowout defeats at the hands of Ole Miss and Florida — all of these are on their resumes.

SEC’s recent first-year success stories (Kevin Sumlin, Gus Malzahn, Jim McElwain) have skewed fan expectations of what a first-year coach should reasonably deliver.

Should we be worried about any of these three?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Alfred_E._Neumann.jpg)

Worry has never a moment to anyone's life span.  We should hope their tenures individually exceed the combined total of Richt, Pinkel, and of course, the Old Ball Coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2016, 09:14:00 am
https://twitter.com/RossDellenger/status/792014654906044417

Quote
They’re wild. They’re crazy. And they’re pivotal.

Just ask Skip Bertman, who hired Les Miles in 2005 — a move, he admitted, that may overshadow his 870 wins and five national titles as LSU's baseball coach.

“I said to Les Miles on the telephone when I hired him that, even though I won some championships in baseball, I’ll be remembered more for my football hire,” Bertman said this week. “That’s how important this is.”

In his search for Nick Saban’s replacement in December 2004, Bertman used what he called a “headhunter” to contact candidates at other schools.

“He had a Rolodex full of coaches’ private numbers and agents' private numbers,” Bertman said of the headhunter. “This guy came back and gave me lots of people available for the money being offered who wanted to come to LSU.

The choice is never easy. Bertman, Templeton and Boone can attest to that.

It begins with a list, a group of five to 10 top candidates that most athletic directors carefully craft and continuously update, said Templeton, who hired Jackie Sherrill in 1991 and Sylvester Croom in 2004 before retiring and serving as a consultant for the SEC.

The next step is deciding what kind of coach you want.

Templeton was focused on Croom, then an assistant for the NFL's Green Bay Packers. He took three trips to Wisconsin, finally convincing Croom to return with him to visit campus on his third trip.

“Once I finally got him to visit the campus, he was sold,” Templeton said.

Boone sought a different guy during each of his three searches, and they all unfolded differently, resulting in the hirings of Tommy Tuberville (1995), Orgeron (2005) and Houston Nutt (2008).

When hiring Tuberville, he sought a “CEO type,” which Tuberville fit perfectly. Tuberville, who went on to coach at Auburn and Texas Tech and is now at Cincinnati, won the interview, too. That was an important part for Boone, who came from the corporate banking world.

He interviewed two other candidates during that search: then-Auburn offensive coordinator Tommy Bowden and then-Ohio State offensive coordinator Joe Hollis.

Nearly a decade later, during his second stint as athletic director at Ole Miss, Boone gunned for a different style of coach, one who could re-energize the program after he fired David Cutcliffe following the 2004 season.

“You do have a lot of names who come across your desk from various sources, especially when we hired (Orgeron),” he said. “There were tons of names. Some agents are looking to get their clients’ names in the hat so they can get a raise.”

Boone said Ole Miss officially interviewed three coaches that go-around: Orgeron, then-San Francisco 49ers coach and ex-Miami coach Dennis Erickson and Randy Shannon, then defensive coordinator at Miami.

Ole Miss might have hired Erickson, but there was a snag.

“He didn’t want to take this job and lose his buyout clause with the 49ers,” Boone said. “He was reluctant in committing.”

Inexperience hurt Shannon, so Ole Miss turned to Orgeron, who went 10-25 in three seasons before he was fired. His replacement, then-Arkansas coach Nutt, was hired within a week of Orgeron’s ouster — a far different search from Boone’s first two.

“(Former Arkansas coach and AD) Frank Broyles called me and told me Houston was going to leave,” Boone said. “I had always thought the world of Houston.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2016, 11:06:06 pm
How's it going for the former '90s era SEC defensive players?

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/791393362851008517

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Alfred_E._Neumann.jpg)

Worry has never added a moment to anyone's life span.  We should hope their tenures individually exceed the combined total of Richt, Pinkel, and of course, the Old Ball Coach.

David Cloninger ‏@DCTheState 48m48 minutes ago

Muschamp has preached about winning now. Acknowledges that having this kind of result makes it a lot easier to preach that message.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 30, 2016, 09:28:36 am
https://twitter.com/ChrisHudgison/status/792417984148942848

 Eric Thompson @e_a_s_y_e

Can u even do that? Never seen a punt for a 1st down? https://twitter.com/chrishudgison/status/792417984148942848 …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 31, 2016, 01:03:46 pm
https://twitter.com/Mark_Schlabach/status/793088965159116800

Wade Wass ‏@WadeWass_10 3h3 hours ago

Saban's birthday being on Halloween cannot be a coincidence 😂
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 03, 2016, 10:59:30 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/794191181244694528

Quote
Scarblog: Malzahn has surprised us in so many ways this season.

He changed his sideline look from visor and sweater vest to ballcap and jacket. He changed his job description from primary play-caller to CEO. He's altered his public status from coach on the hot seat to candidate for coach of the year.

One thing about Malzahn and his Auburn program hasn't changed, though, and it might surprise you. Three times in the last four years, he's put the Tigers in the conference and national championship races at the beginning of November.

Only Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Jimbo Fisher and Dabo Swinney can say the same.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 03, 2016, 11:01:54 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/794184906108760064

Quote
Rainer Sabin: Saban didn't hide his disgust in September after LSU fired Les Miles, expressing disappointment about the sad fate of a rival coach and what his former employer had done to get rid of him.

"I kind of hated that a man wins a national championship, wins two SEC titles and doesn't make it through the season," Saban said at his home base on Alabama's campus.

Miles became a victim of the expectations Saban unwittingly created in Baton Rouge, where he transformed a dormant program into a powerhouse in the early aughts. A sleeping giant — better yet a comatose ambush of Tigers — was awakened when Saban left Michigan State and arrived at LSU before the Year 2000.

Almost overnight, he harnessed all of the potential at a university uniquely positioned to succeed on the football field. He won 75 percent of his games and a national title in five years, becoming one of the sport's premier coaches in the process. As the only Power Five program in a state that just so happens to be one of the most fertile recruiting territories in the country, LSU became the laboratory for Saban's first grand experiment.

No other SEC institution had this kind of advantage. Alabama fights with Auburn; Georgia with Georgia Tech; South Carolina with Clemson. Arkansas is unquestionably the flagship university in its state, but it doesn't have access to a deep pool of recruits within its borders. LSU is built to win, so it was somewhat unfathomable that the Tigers didn't for so long.

***
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 04, 2016, 10:49:41 am
Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 2m2 minutes ago

Booger McFarland: Les Miles was never the same after 2011 loss to Alabama

https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/booger-mcfarland-les-miles-was-never-the-same-after-2011-loss-to-alabama

(https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HBiaAWh0dHBzOi8vcmVzLmNsb3VkaW5hcnkuY29tL2NtZ3ZlcnRpY2Fscy9pbWFnZS91cGxvYWQvY19jcm9wLGZfYXV0byxnX25vcnRoX3dlc3QsaF8xNDk0LHFfODAsd18yODQzLHhfMCx5XzE5Ny9oXzYyNCx3XzExODcvdjE0NDY3NjY5NjkvTGVzLVNhYmFuX3ZoYWZ2ZS5qcGcUxhIU2gkcFIQGFJQDAAAWABIA&s=PPFG5T_cX37GFREmXRqTJt_v3ZhxsSOE51KWXV8XvQg)

Quote
“He got outcoached,” said Booger McFarland, an SEC Network analyst who played defensive line at LSU until 1999. “Ever since that moment, Les Miles hasn’t been the same coach.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 06, 2016, 06:43:57 am
Justin Nails
‏@justinnails

Since 08', #Alabama HC Nick Saban is 67-9 against SEC teams. The revolving door of coaches will continue until this man retires.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 06, 2016, 07:24:36 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/795070158213681152

Quote
We’ve all had bad days. And former Ole Miss and Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville had one of those days on Saturday.

Cincinnati coach was on the losing end of a 20-3 score when his Bearcats hosted BYU. It appears as though Tuberville lashed out at a fan, who appeared to be heckling him from the stands as he made his way back to the locker room.

Tuberville can be heard telling the fan to “go to hell” and to “get a job.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 09, 2016, 12:28:09 pm
 Ross Dellenger ‏@RossDellenger 2h2 hours ago

Orgeron on Arkansas: "Me being an ex-Razorback, I know how tough it is to play in Fayetteville."

Coach O on jump from McNeese to Ark: I was working in the summer and friend said asst. strength coach job open at Ark. and I took it.

O on time at Arkansas: "Started off in the weight room. They asked me to go onto the field. Really learned how to coach football."
Title: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the segregation era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 10, 2016, 08:22:28 am
Ole Miss dominated the South (https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/chad-kelly-is-the-best-ole-miss-qb-since-archie-manning-left-campus)

Quote
From 1959-63, the Rebels were ranked as a top-10 team in 44 consecutive games and won three Sugar Bowl trophies.

Led by John Vaught, Mississippi peaked in ’62, then slowly declined over the next decade. Vaught left his post in 1970 after suffering a mild heart attack, returned in ’73 for a partial season and then rode off into the Oxford sunset.

The Rebels waited 39 years to climb back into the top 10 (a three-week stint in 2009), and have played a total of 10 games with that designation since Hugh Freeze took over in 2012.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2016, 08:53:23 am
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/796924986724327424
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2016, 08:56:59 am
 Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 9h9 hours ago Pullman, WA

How good has @DavidCutcliffe been? In last 4 years, Duke has 17 ACC/N. Dame wins. In 18 years prior to his arrival, Duke totaled 14 ACC wins
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2016, 08:55:33 am
 Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 2h2 hours ago

How dominant is #Bama? Last 17 games in SEC: Alabama is 17-0. Tennessee has the next best record at 13-4 followed by Arkansas at 12-5.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 14, 2016, 10:01:18 am
https://twitter.com/DCTheState/status/797887351372427264

Quote
It wasn’t the triumphant return of Will Muschamp that any Gamecocks fan wanted. Instead, it was a 20-7 win by No. 22 Florida

Gators, who were playing with backup quarterback Austin Appleby because of an injury to starter Luke Del Rio, had 257 yards at halftime and 372 for the game.

“Defensively, extremely disappointed, continue to struggle with some things in the run game,” Muschamp said. “We had guys at the point of attack, but had some missed tackles, some missed leverages.”

After Muschamp and Florida coach Jim McElwain shook hands following the game, Muschamp spent 15 minutes greeting his former players, who stood in a long line to give him a hug.

“That’s what it’s all about, the relationships you build with people,” Muschamp said. “As you move forward, there will be less players involved which is probably the better part for me.”

“You can tell how hard (Muschamp) has gotten that team to play,” McElwain said. “My hat is off to those guys in what they’re doing, they’re doing a fantastic job and doing it with a young quarterback as well. They have a bright road ahead of them.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2016, 06:54:55 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/799411157920522240

Quote
In the outstandingly likely case that Alabama blows past either Florida or Tennessee in the SEC championship game (it’s already clinched the West), Alabama will become the first SEC team since 1996 to win back-to-back-to-back SEC championships.

Alabama is the only SEC team in the top 14 of the College Football Playoff rankings. Suddenly, its best win is against No. 13 Southern California – a Pac-12 opponent. Every other Power Five conference has more teams in the top 14.

After jumping up to No. 9 in the country, Auburn dropped an awful loss to Georgia. Texas A&M ruined a No. 4  ranking with losses to Mississippi State and Ole Miss, the two worst teams in the SEC West. Some will try to argue this is proof of the depth of the conference –

With Gary Pinkel and Mark Richt leaving their jobs last season, every SEC team has changed its head coach since Saban arrived. There have been 19 total coaching moves since the Alabama coach was hired in 2008. The inconsistency in the conference has made almost every program unpredictable.

Four different programs have hired Saban assistants in that span: Florida (Will Muschamp and Jim McElwain), South Carolina (Muschamp), Tennessee (Derek Dooley) and Georgia (Kirby Smart). LSU could make five if it can land Jimbo Fisher.

It hasn’t mattered yet. Florida is the only one of those programs to win a division title with an ex-Saban staffer.
Title: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the modern era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2016, 07:03:00 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 16h16 hours ago

Vince Dooley reveals 2 schools he almost left Georgia for, and the game a cross burned at halftime http://trib.al/Hnvre0H

(http://image.al.com/home/bama-media/width620/img/sports_impact/photo/18959572-mmmain.jpg)

Quote
"After my second year, I had an opportunity to go to Oklahoma. "Bud Wilkinson had called me and recommended me, and thought I should come out. I wasn't even going, because I had just gotten started at Georgia. In any event, I went out and there was a great outcry to keep me at Georgia."

Dooley visited the Sooners, but Georgia responded with a raise from his $12,000 base salary.

He said, after that, he didn't "want (his) name out there every time a job came open." Dooley added he had conversations - Notre Dame called at one time.

"So, the only one I ever considered, of course, was Auburn, my alma mater," Dooley said. "The governor was Fob James, and there was a lot of emotional pull for Auburn — (wife) Barbara went to school there. That's where we met. But in my analysis, I had been at Georgia too long — 17 years.

"All of my children grew up here, so my roots were more recent and even deeper. If I had been at Georgia four or five years, I would've jumped the Chattahoochee to come back."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2016, 09:08:18 am
Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello 15h15 hours ago

"I was a walkon in this league," says Gus Malzahn. He was not. Arkansas was in the SWC.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 24, 2016, 11:10:05 am
Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 2h2 hours ago Connecticut, USA

Urban Meyer lives for rivalry games. Going back to his Utah days, he's 22-2 against his biggest rivals -- BYU, FSU, UGA, Tenn. and Michigan.


Not included: Bama
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 25, 2016, 06:57:39 am

Ross Dellenger Verified account
‏@RossDellenger

Nugget: Ed Orgeron has now won more games (11) in 15 games as an interim coach than he did in 35 games at Ole Miss (10).
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2016, 08:27:21 am
Tom Groeschen ‏@TomGroeschen 14h14 hours ago

Just spoke with #UC AD Mike Bohn here in Tulsa. For now, he prefers to not comment on Tuberville job status.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 27, 2016, 07:37:20 am
Jonathan Hutton ‏@Hutton1045 9h9 hours ago

Butch Jones left media room b4 most press members could make it down elevator.

So who is there to take questions from media?
 
His Sr QB.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2016, 08:39:46 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/803449542255460357
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2016, 06:49:37 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/803732049387548672

Former Gator coach is like Cosby
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2016, 06:50:06 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/803729199488004100

Did not get caught like at Vandy
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2016, 08:19:14 am
https://twitter.com/AdamSparks/status/803990149155655680

Quote
Nov. 29, 2016

Hello Commodore Nation,

I hope you and your families had an enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend. I was blessed to spend Thanksgiving at home in Nashville where our immediate family was joined by a host of friends and relatives.

From a sports viewpoint the weekend was pretty good. As we started the Thanksgiving break, we learned that our outstanding Men's Golf team was ranked number one in the country following the fall season. Congratulations to Coach Scott Limbaugh, who was also named the 2015-16 Vanderbilt Coach of the Year, and congratulations to the entire Men's Golf team! After suffering a loss to Butler University on Thursday, our Men's Basketball team defeated a very good Santa Clara team in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Friday. As the team prepares for Tuesday night's contest against cross town rival, Tennessee State University, Coach Drew is off to a 3-3 mark in his first season. On Sunday, Coach White and our Women's Basketball team visited Martin, Tenn. and defeated the UT-Martin Women's Basketball team to move Coach White's first year record to 5-1. Good work to both of our first year Commodore coaches!

Now let's talk about took place on Saturday! In college football, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is called "Rivalry Weekend" for a reason. We always play our cross-state rival, the University of Tennessee, on this Saturday and this year's game was played at our stadium. What a game it was! The stadium was packed with lots of fans dressed in black & gold and at least an equal amount in orange. UT had their eyes set on a victory and a trip to the Sugar Bowl, while the men in black & gold had a different outcome in mind.

Personally, I am used to rivalries from high school and college athletics, where I played in a few, and with my fourteen years at the Ohio State University where I experienced the Ohio State/Michigan annual game. I understand that these games have nothing to do with records and have everything to do with the moment at hand.

Saturday's game between the University of Tennessee and our Vanderbilt men was as good as it gets for an end of the season rivalry game. Down 31-24 at halftime, speeches by Coach Mason, senior Jay Woods, and assistant coach Chris Marve (who played in four of these games) prompted our guys to turn the second half into a Vanderbilt showcase. Our defense declared that they would hold Tennessee to zero points and let our offense handle the rest. And they pretty much did (even though UT scored 3)!

The offense led by Kyle Shurmur's 416 yards passing, Ralph Webb setting the career rushing record and the outstanding job by a wonderful group of offensive linemen scored three touchdowns in the second half. The defense, led by Butkus Award finalist Zach Cunningham who is a candidate for SEC Defensive Player of the Year and SEC-leading tackler, stopped the Volunteers time-and-time again. At the end of the game even with Tennessee's quarterback, Josh Dobbs, having an outstanding game, our Commodores celebrated a hard fought victory with a final score of 45-34. What a night!

Not only did we win the game, but our team and program became bowl eligible for the first time under Coach Derek Mason. Let me say a word about the work Coach Mason has done with this program. If you have watched our football program as I have, you cannot miss the progress that is occurring on the playing field. While our record is 6-6, our last two victories over the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee were clear evidence that the decision to place our football program under the leadership of Coach Mason was, in fact, the right decision. If you were at the last game, during the senior recognition ceremony you would have witnessed the recognition of 26 academic seniors with their parents. This serves as even more evidence that our football program is in great hands with Coach Derek Mason at the helm. The Chancellor and I, as well as the entire athletic department, are proud of the job Coach Mason has done and we are certainly proud of these young men who wear the Black & Gold.

We are looking forward to Coach Mason leading us to an outstanding bowl experience and more success in upcoming football seasons. Coach Derek Mason is a Commodore!

At this time we do not know where we will be playing, but we certainly hope you as a member of Commodore Nation, will be able to join Coach Mason, Chancellor Zeppos and myself for a great celebration of this team.

While I wish I could give you more information about the Bowl we truly will not know where we will play until around 4 p.m. CST on Sunday, December 4th. I can tell you the options that we believe exist are as follows:

A. Outback Bowl [Don't Stop Believin'] -- Tampa, FL -- January 2, 2017
B. Taxslayer Bowl -- Jacksonville, FL -- December 31, 2016
C. Belk Bowl -- Charlotte, NC -- December 29, 2016
D. Advocare V100 Texas Bowl -- Houston, TX -- December 28, 2016
E. AutoZone Liberty Bowl -- Memphis, TN -- December 30, 2016
F. Birmingham Bowl -- Birmingham, AL -- December 29, 2016
G. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl -- Nashville, TN -- December 30, 2016
H. Camping World Independence Bowl -- Shreveport, LA -- December 26, 2016

This will be Vanderbilt's eighth bowl game in the history of the university and our fifth bowl in the past nine years. Let's get behind these young men and their coaches to show our support for the Black & Gold!

I also hope you were at the beginning of the game on Saturday to witness the dropping of the Anchor, which is done only by very special people in and to Vanderbilt Athletics. At this game, we were honored to have Associate Athletics Director Rod Williamson, who is retiring after 33 years as a member of the athletic staff, drop the Anchor. I personally want to thank Rod for his service to Vanderbilt and its student-athletes. Rod will always be a Commodore and he will always have a home here.

Anchor Down!

David Williams, II
Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2016, 08:48:40 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/804453110462685184
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2016, 07:22:20 am
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/804442383907778560
Title: In football the Southeastern Conference...
Post by: GTOWNHOG on December 03, 2016, 07:06:42 pm
is truly ALABAMA and the 13 dwarfs......   Don't see much changing in the next few years.... 
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2016, 07:21:27 am
https://twitter.com/MoEgger1530/status/805754850264940544

Parted ways with Bearcats
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2016, 06:50:51 am
https://twitter.com/MikeBBonner/status/806658775058968576

Quote
"I don't like commenting on other jobs; I've had several schools reach out to me this year," Mullen told The Clarion-Ledger. "I'm very happy at Mississippi State, and I think we're working on an extension for me to stay there."

tate didn't extend the head coach's contract after last season, something it had done in every previous offseason. It will likely be a top priority for new athletic director John Cohen, who will negotiate with Mullen's new agent Jimmy Sexton.

https://twitter.com/MikeBBonner/status/806659204136259584

Quote
STARKVILLE - Of the 13th [sic] Southeastern Conference schools that reported salaries of their assistant football coaches, Mississippi State's ranked the lowest...

Dan Mullen's assistants combined to make $3,359,000, which ranked 27th nationally but last in the SEC. Vanderbilt didn't report its coaches' salaries [and will not].

LSU had the highest salary for its assistants in the country at $5,781,500. Alabama ranked third ($5,320,000), Texas A&M fourth ($4,811,000) and Georgia was fifth ($4,675.000).

Peter Sirmon was the only Bulldog assistant ranked in the top 180 in terms of salary. The first-year defensive coordinator made $635,000 this year, which put him 45th overall among college football assistants. By comparison, Texas A&M's defensive coordinator John Chavis earned $1.58 million this year as the highest paid assistant in the country.

SEC accounted for six of the top 10 paid assistants in the nation. Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin ranked third making $1.4 million. LSU defensive coordinator Dava [sic] Aranda was paid $1.3 million, fourth highest. LSU's [former] offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was sixth at $1.2 million. Tennessee's Bob Shoop was eighth at $1.15 million, and Auburn's Kevin Steele was 10th at $1.1 million.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2016, 07:09:42 am
https://twitter.com/Dave_Matter/status/806525164859064320

James Gang

Taken out by that coward Robert Ford Jonathan Butler
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2016, 09:35:33 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/806947471998013440

Quote
Scarblog: Dec. 8, 2006, is not a date which will live in infamy in Alabama football history. Instead Dec. 8, 2006 is a date which should be remembered in this state as Rich Rod Day.

It's not a stretch to suggest that Rich Rodriguez did almost as much for Crimson Tide football as anyone who doesn't have a statue on the Walk of Champions.

And all he did was say no.

No to following Mike Shula as the Alabama coach after the 2006 season. No to accepting the Alabama job at the perfect moment in the program's history.

Because he said no, Nick Saban was able to say yes. That very same day.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 09, 2016, 10:05:02 am
https://twitter.com/DCTheState/status/807219125336637440

'15 SC Interim
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 13, 2016, 08:49:05 am
Coaching rumors*: Lane Kiffin’s work at USC and Tennessee almost made him ‘unhireable’  (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/coaching-rumors-lane-kiffins-work-usc-tennessee-almost-made-unhireable)

(https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HBirAWh0dHBzOi8vcmVzLmNsb3VkaW5hcnkuY29tL2NtZ3ZlcnRpY2Fscy9pbWFnZS91cGxvYWQvY19jcm9wLGZfYXV0byxnX25vcnRoX3dlc3QsaF8xOTI2LHFfODAsd18zNjU1LHhfMCx5XzEyNS9oXzYyNCx3XzExODQvdjE0NDk1MDIzOTEvTGFuZS1LaWZmaW4tYnktV2VzbGV5LUhpdHRfdndxdWl0LmpwZxTAEhTWCRwUhAYUlAMAABYAEgA&s=gGkh-FjtH_bIZxJqHLdJRveIdV1nn3LDtBGJRPI86DE)

Quote
“One person with knowledge of the matter, who had investigated Kiffin for a job, said reference calls to people who worked at USC and Tennessee basically rendered him unhireable,” Wolken wrote.

Kiffin spent the past three seasons at Alabama, and the Crimson Tide appeared in the College Football Playoffs in each season. But with his contract set to expire after this season, this was going to be Kiffin’s final season in Tuscaloosa, per Wolken.

In addition to taking a job at a Conference USA program that won just three games last year, Kiffin will also be taking a paycut. He made $1.4 million at Alabama, and is expected to make less than $1 million at Florida Atlantic.

*Rumours here is defined as a story that is created and posted passionately because it will be embraced by many who want to believe it is true.

Fun Fact: Dan Wolken also spread a rumour that Kiffin had been hired by Houston
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 14, 2016, 03:16:15 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/809045523923697664

Quote
Peter King via MMQB: Keep these names in mind for the unsung college guys who just might come out of nowhere: Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, who is popular in the eyes of some in the NFL for his development of Dak Prescott and is well-liked by NFL people who pass through Starkville …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 16, 2016, 04:32:37 pm
https://twitter.com/ESPNStatsInfo/status/808441072288468992
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 21, 2016, 08:25:06 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/811409410908110848

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/0/01/Hansoloprofile.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/499?cb=20100129155042)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 29, 2016, 06:14:00 am
https://twitter.com/joerexrode/status/813381591779201025

https://twitter.com/AdamSparks/status/813760524978704384
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 29, 2016, 09:32:09 pm
https://twitter.com/Shadid13/status/814662635996188674
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 31, 2016, 08:06:46 pm
Steve Berkowitz ‏@ByBerkowitz 31 Dec 2016

Bama win over Washington in #CFPlayoff #PeachBowl semifinal means an additional $100,000 bonus for coach Nick Saban.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 06, 2017, 10:11:06 pm
https://twitter.com/KevinScarbinsky/status/817022102918332416

Quote
... decade has passed since Nick Saban walked into the Mal Moore Athletic Facility, two months before that building was given the perfect name, and took control of Alabama football.

The date was Jan. 4, 2007. It'll live in infamy...

Saban said a lot of things that day and made a few promises. Some everyone remembers, like his brash lines about working to be a champion and dominate Auburn 365 days a year - both missions accomplished - and one in particular I'd forgotten.

He said it during his introductory press conference, and it must have resonated with me at the time. Here's the conclusion of a column I wrote from that historic day.

"Saban didn't always distinguish himself in getting here, but in the end, he made the right choice for his old employer, his new one and himself.

"He was more than a man in command Thursday. He was a man at peace. As much as a Type A personality can be in the SEC.

"He told personal stories. He ad-libbed a one-liner. He extended an olive branch toward LSU and then poked the Tigers with it, reminding everyone who recruited the bulk of the roster that domed Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl.

"He even said Alabama will be his last coaching stop. Unlike all those denials, this sounded like it has a chance to be the truth."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2017, 11:16:04 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/817868491382464512

"Hair" apparent?
Title: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the post-WWII era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 08, 2017, 07:50:34 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/818231813814579200
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2017, 09:05:18 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/818471407449440256
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2017, 10:32:23 am
Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams 1h1 hour ago

HOF selection committee has been reluctant to induct person as coach if already in as player. [Johhny] Majors rebuild 3 teams [sic]. Deserves it as coach
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 09, 2017, 10:45:52 am
https://twitter.com/SEC/status/818497013121687552
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 11, 2017, 06:20:21 pm
Thomas Goldkamp ‏@ThomasGoldkamp 6h6 hours ago

I've said this a bunch, but it's worth repeating. Jim McElwain's 13-3 SEC record is really impressive. Don't care how bad the East is.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2017, 10:12:44 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/824606117149937664

C- Lily Collins as "Collins"

Quote
Bama's head coach seems to always have home-field advantage with that first introduction. Recruiting visits can become auditions and it isn't just Saban selling Alabama.

As the next class of Crimson Tide prospects readies for next Wednesday's National Signing Day, a handful of current Alabama players took a light-hearted look back at that moment they met arguably the most famous coach in college football.

It's sobering.

Saban's work in living rooms isn't chronicled to the degree of his sideline outbursts or news conference blow ups. His players offered insight into the private moments that have added up to six straight top-ranked recruiting classes and considerable success after arriving on campus.

Hootie Jones was an undecided defensive back when Saban visited Monroe, Louisiana. Everyone was at the house when Saban arrived -- his "grandmother, great aunt, and auntie" were among those he remembers sitting down to the dinner table.

The exact menu they served Saban escaped the Alabama senior-to-be earlier this month, "but I know there was cornbread in there."

Home visits typically last in the one-hour range.

"He didn't want to promise me anything because he didn't want to do that," Jones said. "He told me if I came there, he was going to give me the best that he could give me."

http://www.golfchannel.com/media/feherty-nick-sabans-acting-debut-blind-side

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVO7ROmk_90

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on January 26, 2017, 07:51:27 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/824712946278342656

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2017, 08:15:19 am
loganlowery ‏@loganlowery 16h16 hours ago

Mullen jokes he might put the Egg Bowl Trophy on the table while negotiating his contract.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2017, 11:32:57 am
SportsTalk ‏@sportstalksc 21h21 hours ago

Muschamp said he understands guys changing their mind and decommitting, especially when it's a flip to USC, part of the recruiting business.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 02, 2017, 11:33:46 am
https://twitter.com/KevinScarbinsky/status/827149314568966145
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2017, 06:10:57 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/829466081106489345

First team All-SEC coaching staff, 2016
Head coach: Nick Saban (Alabama)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 09, 2017, 06:54:48 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/829824637513117698

Former Auburn head coach wants to focus on the family.

Gene Chizik:
Quote
“After many emotional family discussions and a lot of prayerful consideration, I have made the personal decision to step away from football to focus on my family. I have spoken with Coach Fedora and Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham to inform them of my decision and to thank them for the wonderful opportunity I had to be a part of The University of North Carolina for the past two years.”
Title: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the post-WWII era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 10, 2017, 07:21:27 am
https://twitter.com/UKStoopsTroops/status/829762707901530113
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 13, 2017, 05:51:46 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/830922011878760448

Grading out the SEC coaching hires a year later

Quote
2015-16 coaching carousel hit the SEC much harder when Mark Richt, Gary Pinkel and Steve Spurrier, all longtime head coaches at their respective schools, decided to move on or were fired. The hiring of Kirby Smart, Barry Odom and Will Muschamp to replace each of those three, respectively, drew criticism yet praise.

Will Muschamp, South Carolina, B
Muschamp, the only of the three men hired last season that had any previous head coaching experience, has proved to be the best through the first full season.

Kirby Smart, Georgia, B-/C+
Georgia finished with the third-ranked recruiting class in the country, one of its best ever. If coaching hires were based solely on recruiting, Smart would get an A++.

But they’re not.

Barry Odom, Missouri, D+
Odom didn’t have a very promising first year.

It was the worst recruiting class at Missouri since the Tigers joined the SEC.

Missouri ended up with Odom and there doesn’t appear to be a lot to be excited about in the near future for Missouri.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 16, 2017, 11:08:57 am
AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 56m56 minutes ago

So who's the second-best football coach in the SEC heading into 2017 (and maybe ever)?
Let's discuss: http://trib.al/MP3PhUU

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4zIw6OWQAMT3z0.jpg)

Quote
So who is second after Saban? Here's a short list:

Bret Bielema, Arkansas -- Bielema has multiple conference championships, just none in the SEC. He won three straight Big Ten titles at Wisconsin before leaving for the SEC

Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss -- Freeze is the only active SEC coach with multiple wins over Saban.

Gus Malzahn, Auburn -- Malzahn is the only active SEC coach other than Saban with a conference title, and the only other one who has played for a national championship. Take out 2013, however...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 20, 2017, 09:49:02 am
https://twitter.com/RossDellenger/status/833104529361141760

What was Ed Orgeron like as a HS player? The best answer from any of his high school teammates: "He was like," one said, "a stump."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 21, 2017, 07:41:10 am
https://twitter.com/UKcoachbrooks/status/833821811573821440

https://twitter.com/KyleTucker_AJC/status/833829501666729984
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 22, 2017, 07:53:32 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/834076444384952321

https://twitter.com/AdamSparks/status/834223730746392577

Lewis will take an off-field position and Vandy will find a new coach and fill the OLB on-field spot.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2017, 07:01:08 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/836361135871918080

Quote
Mullen, 44, is 61-44 in eight seasons in Starkville. He is 5-2 in bowl games, including a 17-16 victory over Miami of Ohio in the St. Petersburg Bowl this past season.

"Dan has brought unprecedented success to Bulldog football and is one of the elite coaches in the country," MSU athletics director John Cohen said. "From a school-record seven straight bowl games to our performance in the classroom, he continues to raise the standard of excellence."

Mullen was heading into the final season of his contract in 2017, in which he will earn $4.5 million. He was originally set to earn $4.2 million this season.

Mullen ranks third in Mississippi State history in coaching victories, just four behind Allyn McKeen (65 from 1939-48) for second. Jackie Sherrill holds the school record for coaching victories, with 75 from 1991-2003.

"I am very thankful to the University and athletic administration for their belief in me," Mullen said. "We have built a special program over the last eight years, creating a culture where winning is expected while achieving that in the toughest division in college football.

"I am proud of what we have accomplished, and I am truly excited about the direction we are heading as a program. This extension allows my family a long-term future here in Starkville, a place we are proud to call home." 

Mullen is the second-longest tenured football coach in the SEC, having been on the job since 2008. In that category, he is behind only Alabama's Nick Saban, who was hired in 2007.

Longest contract extension allowed by state law
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on February 28, 2017, 06:27:27 pm
 Christopher Smith‏Verified account @csmithSEC 7h7 hours ago

Inaugural @SECcountry coach approval ratings:

1. Nick Saban: 97.4%
2. Jim McElwain: 85.9%
3. Mark Stoops: 85.0%
4. Ed Orgeron: 84.2%
5. Dan Mullen: 84.1%
6. Will Muschamp: 83.1%
7. Hugh Freeze: 80.6%
8. Kirby Smart: 79.7%
9. Derek Mason: 75.6%
10. Barry Odom: 71.9%
11. Bret Bielema: 68.7%
12. Butch Jones: 65.5%
13. Kevin Sumlin: 59.5%
14. Gus Malzahn: 57.9%
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 06, 2017, 09:22:55 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/838525791793266688

Quote
Here’s how all 14 coaches rank heading into the 2017 round of spring camps:

1. Nick Saban, Alabama
Record: 210-61-1 (119-19 at Alabama)

2. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State
Record: 61-42 (all at Mississippi State)

...

7. Bret Bielema, Arkansas
Record: 93-50 (25-26 at Arkansas)

...

12. Ed Orgeron, LSU
Record: 22-29 (6-2 at LSU)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 14, 2017, 12:28:26 pm
LSU

A former A&M DB and assistant to Bear Bryant, Danny Ford, and Jackie Sherrill, Curley Hallman coached Southern Miss. to road wins over Bama, Auburn, and Florida State.  LSU hired Hallman to replace Mike Archer following the 1990 season. Hallman had the lowest winning percentage in LSU history. His record in SEC games over four seasons was 10-21 (7-17 during the expansion era).

In '91, Gerry DiNardo had inherited a Vandy program with back-to-back 1-10 records and took them to an average of 5-6 over the next four seasons (though no bowl game). LSU had had six consecutive losing seasons when DiNardo became coach.

After leading LSU to two Independence and one Peach Bowl bid in his first three seasons, Dinardo's program began to decline. After an 0-7 SEC start, Mark Emmert fired Dinardo. Interim Hal Hunter was coach when LSU defeated  Arkansas 35-10 to end LSU's decade of the 90s.

DiNardo's SEC record was 18-20-1.

After four seasons of just above .500 ball, Nick Saban coached Michigan State to a Top 10 finish and New Year's Day Bowl bid in 1999. He was hired by LSU for the 2000 season.

Saban's teams finished with 5-3 conference records his first three seasons. In 2003, LSU won the BCS National Championship and Saban was National Coach of the Year. After a 6-2 SEC run in '04, Saban left to coach the Dolphins.

Saban's overall SEC record at LSU was 28-12.

Les Miles had led Oklahoma State to 5th in the Big 12 South and an Alamo Bowl loss when he was hired by LSU to replace Saban starting with the 2005 season.

Miles' teams have won the SEC twice and in 2007 won the BCS NCG despite  multi-OT losses to both Kentucky and Arkansas. LSU became the first SEC school to lose a BCS-NC game when a then 13-0 team lost to Bama in New Orleans. Les was the national coach of the year for 2011.

Coach Miles was nearly let go at the end of the 2015 season and then was let go after the fourth game of the 2016 season and replaced by then Defensive Line Coach Ed Orgeron, first on an interim basis.

Les Miles' SEC conference record is 62-28 or just under .700 after eleven and a third seasons as coach.

Larose native Ed Orgeron led LSU to a 6-2 record (4-2 SEC) including a 10-0 loss to Bama as interim in 2016. After the season, he was named head coach. He had led USC to a 6-2 (6-1 Pac 12) record as an interim in 2013 but was not retained. Orgeron was 3-21 in SEC games as head coach at Ole Miss ending in 2007, but left the cupboard full for his successor.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on March 31, 2017, 05:17:04 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/847876440943190022

https://twitter.com/ClowESPN/status/847869544471441409

Quote
Richt is tied for second all-time in school history in wins and won two SEC championships in his time with Georgia. But his last SEC title was in 2005. After the Bulldogs went 9-3 in the 2015 season, Richt was let go. He ended up at Miami (Fla.), where he went 9-4 in his first season with the Hurricanes.

Richt is doing well at Miami, especially on the recruiting trail. The Hurricanes currently have the No. 1 recruiting class in the 2018 cycle.

Kirby Smart brought in the No. 3 recruiting class for Georgia in 2017 and went 8-5 in his first season replacing Richt.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on April 23, 2017, 03:13:07 pm
https://twitter.com/SECNetwork/status/856225139423424512

Spears' college coach
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 02, 2017, 09:19:01 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/859410429839368192

Quote
Greg Byrne’s first significant move as the University of Alabama’s new Director of Athletics was to give Nick Saban a contract extension until 2025.

Saban’s base salary of $245,000 and talent fee of $6.48 million will remain the same, paying him $6.725 million annually.  However, he’ll also get a bonus at the end of each season paying him $400,000 the next two years, $800,000 the subsequent two contract years, $3.6 million in 2012, and $400,000 each remaining year beyond that.

He also receives a $4 million signing bonus.

“Terry and I are pleased and happy to agree to the contract extension,” Saban said in a release. “The University of Alabama has offered us, ensuring our time here in Tuscaloosa will continue for many more years.

“This has become our home and we are looking forward to finishing our career at Alabama. I want to thank President Bell, Greg Byrne, our athletic administration, football staff and the entire University community for all of their support, which has been instrumental in the success of our organization. We are extremely proud of the young men who have represented the Crimson Tide on the football field, and more importantly, what they have been able to accomplish in their lives off the field because of their involvement in our program.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2017, 09:34:29 am
https://twitter.com/sportingnews/status/862387263027781632
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 15, 2017, 01:08:19 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/864140921885138944

Quote
1. Nick Saban, Alabama
2. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State
3. Jim McElwain, Florida
4. Gus Malzahn, Auburn
5. Bret Bielema, Arkansas
6. Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss
7. Butch Jones, Tennessee
8. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
9. Will Muschamp, South Carolina
10. Mark Stoops, Kentucky
11. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt
12. Kirby Smart, Georgia
13. Ed Orgeron, LSU
14. Barry Odom, Missouri
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 18, 2017, 07:33:45 am
https://twitter.com/AdamSparks/status/864507346541740032

Quote
Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason has signed a three-year contract extension with a raise and increased recruiting budget, athletics director David Williams confirmed...

Per Mason's request, multiple assistant coaches also received contract extensions and raises, including offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig.

After coaching three seasons, Mason's contract was extended back to its original terms of five years with an option of a sixth.

Williams did not provide Mason's specific pay, but he said it was a raise above his previous compensation, which included a base salary of about $2.5 million in 2015, according to the most recently available tax records.

"We went to a bowl game in his third year, but it's not only that. You could see the growth in the program overall," Williams said. "This year will be the first year that we actually have the type of depth that we would like to have, and I think Derek is a master at developing players."

His verified salary will not be available until a future tax record release.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 19, 2017, 08:47:57 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/865307289733005313

Quote
Tuberville made an unflattering reference to Lubbock, Texas, home of Texas Tech and one of the more remote locales in major college sports.

"You run me off at Auburn and you ship me to Lubbock, Texas," Tuberville said after playing a round in the Regions Tradition Celebrity Pro Am golf tournament. "I'm going to tell you what, that's like going to Siberia. Somebody asked me, 'What's Lubbock look like?' It looked like Iraq."

Tuberville resigned at Auburn following the 2008 season, then sat out a season before getting the job at Texas Tech. He went 29-22 with the Red Raiders, before leaving to take over at Cincinnati.

Tuberville resigned at Cincinnati following a 4-8 finish in 2016. He toyed with the idea of running for governor of Alabama before ultimately deciding not to enter the race.

Tuberville isn't the first former coach to take shots at Lubbock. Former Alabama basketball coach Wimp Sanderson once said Lubbock was "so far out in the middle of nowhere, they don't get the Sunday paper until Wednesday."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ9r8LMU9bQ

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 20, 2017, 04:52:14 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/865307289733005313


https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/865634556858085378
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 20, 2017, 04:54:11 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/866020472227495937
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 23, 2017, 10:54:10 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/867032179997593600
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 23, 2017, 11:03:06 am
https://twitter.com/JTalty/status/867043370635579392

(http://image.al.com/home/bama-media/width620/img/sports_impact/photo/rigglebertjpg-45b4cddd0b3d7b75.jpg)
Title: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the modern era?
Post by: jbcarol on May 31, 2017, 07:15:07 am
Former Ole Miss head coach Ken Cooper dead (https://www.dawgnation.com/football/former-georgia-player-ole-miss-head-coach-ken-cooper-passes-away)

Quote
He was named the Ole Miss head coach in 1974, and served in that role for four seasons.

Despite winning SEC Coach of the Year in 1975 after a 5-1 conference record (6-5 overall) [toughest non-conference schedule ever?], Cooper was fired after the 1977 season after recording an overall record of 21-23, including 12-14 in conference.

Cooper had recently served as the head tennis coach at Benedictine Military School in Savannah since 2004. He was named the Boys Tennis Coach of the Year in 2017

https://twitter.com/TheBigGuyWJCL/status/869743103296581632
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 01, 2017, 12:25:37 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/865307289733005313

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ9r8LMU9bQ

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/870322151328538624
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 03, 2017, 08:19:47 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/870783360435712000

Quote
According to paperwork filed annually with the Alabama Ethics Commission, there's a payment in the $50,000-$150,000 range from the Baltimore Ravens Limited Partnership.

He turned 65 in October, triggering a retirement payout from his former employer -- then known as the Cleveland Browns.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 05, 2017, 05:19:34 pm
https://twitter.com/NotJerryTipton/status/871824893276545025
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2017, 06:37:00 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/872587523360509952
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 08, 2017, 07:33:52 pm
https://twitter.com/Ben_Baby/status/872968499534102528
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2017, 10:51:45 am
https://twitter.com/finebaum/status/872907447647838208

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DB0wmC_XUAEZbr2.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 09, 2017, 12:08:23 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/873166825986686977

Quote
Saban remains a model of consistency, from his football success to the two Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies.

A recent Coachingsearch.com survey found that Saban is alone among SEC head coaches still in place in their current job compared with 10 years ago.

Only 11 current FBS coaches, Saban included, are in the same job as they were at the start of the 2007 season. The rest of the list: Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State; Kirk Ferentz, Iowa; Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; David Bailiff, Rice; Frank Solich, Ohio; Gary Patterson, TCU; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; and Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee State.

Connecticut coach Randy Edsall comes with a bit of an asterisk.

Saban’s stability is a marked contrast with the rest of the SEC. Of those SEC 2007 head coaches, seven are currently out of the profession. Urban Meyer (Florida, currently at Ohio  State), Mark Richt (Georgia to Miami) and Ed Orgeron (Ole Miss to LSU)  are still college head coaches. Former Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom, currently the Tennessee Titans’ running backs coach, is the only SEC head coach from that season in the NFL.

Former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops became the newest of the 53 head coaches in 2007 earlier this week when he retired.

One of the coaches is a head coach in the NFL, with former USC coach Pete Carroll with the Seattle Seahawks.  Another is in Italy, where former Nevada coach Chris Ault recently claimed the Italian Bowl as head coach of the Milano Rhinos.

Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel now is the president at Youngstown State.

It shows the volatility of the coaching business. But it also more correctly highlights Saban’s special talents.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 10, 2017, 06:07:19 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/873586949621248003

Quote
Since 2008, Alabama has only lost 13 times. Among active head coaches, Auburn’s Gus Malzahn, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin and Utah’s Kyle Whittingham have defeated a Saban-coached team once, and only Hugh Freeze and Urban Meyer have done it twice (the others were Steve Spurrier, Gene Chizik, Stoops and Les Miles twice).

Combined, they also lost 13 times to him. Factor in 2007, Saban’s initial season at Alabama, and Mark Richt joins the list thanks to Georgia’s 26-23 victory in overtime. He lost the other three matchups and overall is 2-5 against Saban,

Saban has only lost eight games to conference opponents since 2008, which is more impressive when you factor in most of those years were during what former commissioner Mike Slive called the golden years of the league.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 14, 2017, 07:36:55 am
https://twitter.com/SIPeteThamel/status/874819287579492352
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 15, 2017, 10:22:55 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/875456662513098752

Quote
Gene Stallings has cabin fever.

Four weeks after suffering what was reported as a minor stroke, the former Alabama coach is itching to get back to it.

"I've been antsy for the past two or three weeks," Stallings said. "I drive my golf cart around the ranch. We're bailing hay as we speak. I need to be on a tractor doing something, and I just can't. It's not normal for me to not do anything."

Stallings' peripheral vision in his right eye is gone, he said. "I can raise my right arm straight up. I just can't see it."

He did, however, say he can turn his head, and that he is in good health.

Stallings said doctors told him to stay away from "anything work-wise" for six weeks.

"I'm creeping up on that time," he said. "They said quote, 'just rest my brain for a while."

"(The stroke) effected the left side of my brain, which effected the right side of the eye."

He plans on honoring speaking engagements he is committed to, including events with Pat Dye.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 16, 2017, 02:52:54 pm
Florida football coach Jim McElwain and basketball coach Mike White have agreed to lengthy contract extensions (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/06/floridas_jim_mcelwain_mike_whi.html)

Quote
McElwain's extension is for six years and $26.9 million, an average of $4.48 million per season. He is now under contract through 2022.

"Both Coach Mac and Coach White have done a phenomenal job of leading our programs and we are looking forward to having them lead the Gators for years to come," Florida athletics director Scott Stricklin said. "As much as both have won games and provided a lot of great memories for our fans and stability for the programs they leads, they have both had a huge impact on the development and personal growth of the athletes they coach."

The 55-year-old McElwain is 19-8 in two seasons at Florida, including SEC East Division championships both years. He was previously making $4.16 million per year.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 19, 2017, 08:45:16 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/876768988897972224

Quote
Every Auburn coach since Shug Jordan retired in 1975 has been fired or forced out. When those same coaches retire and return, they are beloved.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 20, 2017, 11:53:44 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/877200648986603522

There is a press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. eastern Tuesday.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2017, 07:42:39 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/877962396429500416

Quote
Bret Bielema had the college football world figured out...

After four years and a 25-26 record, including 10-22 in conference play, Bielema is having to reassure Razorbacks fans that he is the right man for the job.

“You learn more by experiencing the failures once you get there,” Bielema said, per transcription of the interview via CoachingSearch.com. “I thought I had it all figured out in the Big Ten. Won a lot of games, three straight championships, hadn’t done that in 30 years.

“I could have stayed there and done it forever. I wanted to do something that had never been done before. I wanted to put something on my back that we could do. We’re going to get there, but the tribulations I’ve learned were from the failures we experienced. The only way you’re going to learn is going through them.”

Life in the SEC has been tough for Bielema...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 23, 2017, 07:46:36 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/877955124613664768

Quote
Firing Mark Richt was the biggest decision you’ve had to make. When you finally made it, how did you think it would be received?

Fifty-fifty. No question. That was it all the time. It was pro and con. It was a consistent 50-50. I knew that whatever decision was made was going to be a 50-50 proposition. I knew that going in, whether I did anything or didn’t do anything.

I understand why you didn’t take questions about why you fired Richt at the press conference with him sitting next to you. That would have looked awful. But I’ve always felt the staging put you at a disadvantage. You didn’t want him sitting up there by himself, but you sitting there not talking about what just happened made you look awkward. If you had that to do again, would you do that differently?

Unfortunately there are no replays. It was awkward, I have to admit. We have to remember that, at that time, Mark was still going to be part of our program. So it wasn’t an adversarial environment. Going in, our thought was that Mark was still going to be part of our team and we appreciate everything he has done for us. Just a phenomenal person. We were all looking at it as something that would be healthy for all of us. Mark comes in and he’s so engaging. I mean, I’ve seen him in that environment in small groups to where he’s phenomenal. In the summer before the 2015 season, Katharyn (Richt) and my wife Sheryl and Mark and I flew up to Asheville to have lunch with this donor. I said, “Boy, we’ve got to do more of this.” We were trying to raise money for the indoor building. I told a number of people, “Mark was fantastic.” So I’m thinking that, with him in that setting (at the press conference), he was still the Bulldog and he’s going to these donor events in the summer and he’s focusing on his initiatives and things that are really true to his heart. That’s what I was thinking on that day. I was not thinking about him getting back into coaching. I knew that this was a short-term decision because he didn’t really know what he wanted to do. I know that there was an offer (to remain on Georgia’s staff) and he wanted to sleep on it. I was trying to make that happen. That was the intent going in. When the Miami (coaching) position opened up, it obviously changed everything. Going in on that day, that was the thought process. Sure, it was awkward. If I had to do it over again, I probably would handle it a different way.

Just for the record: What made you decide to fire Richt?

I felt like we all needed to hit the reset button. There’s a great book (by Jim Collins) – “Good to Great.” What I was trying to do was to create an environment to where we could have a great football program. I felt like we had sort of maxed out. We had reached a certain plateau. Our conversation on that Sunday morning … I struggled more than he did.

I should tell you that I’ve heard a counter-narrative: That you didn’t actually make the decision on Richt, that it was done for you by boosters …

I can put that to bed right now. I did not have any influence from anyone. People weigh in all the time. I get calls pro and con, pro and con. But there was not one person here on our campus that directed me to do anything. That was my decision. I made the recommendation to the president. He supported that, and so we moved on.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 25, 2017, 08:13:14 am
https://twitter.com/bmarcello/status/878001626094743554
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on June 27, 2017, 09:30:31 am
Tommy T's Team:

 Wesley Sinor‏Verified account @WesleySinor 12m12 minutes ago

When Auburn was left out of the 2004 national championship, one small paper made a big statement. http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2017/06/how_two_alabama_grads_named_au.html …
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 03, 2017, 08:34:39 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/881845901484056576

Quote
Despite being 13 years removed from his full-time job as UGA’s athletic director and 29 years removed from being the school’s football coach, Dooley has stayed quite busy in retirement with his many other interests.

In addition to the title with which he is most commonly introduced — “the legendary former national championship coach of the Georgia Bulldogs” — he also carries many others. And there are some grandiose ones, such as chairman of the board of curators for the Georgia Historical Society and board member of the Civil War Trust. Those are a couple of the latest additions to a cache that includes author, master gardener, philanthropist and, of course, motivational speaker.

The multitude of those responsibilities keep this octogenarian hopping from place to place and event to event. It’s a pace men half his age might have difficulty sustaining.

Renaissance coach

Vince Dooley definitely belongs to a lost breed of coaches. Today, it seems that every major college coach is single-mindedly focused on the game, that everything is “football, football, football” all the time. That appears to be the case with current UGA coach Kirby Smart — whom Dooley likes a lot — and the coach Smart used to work for at Alabama, Nick Saban.

Maybe it’s because they’re paid exorbitant amounts of money. Smart makes in the neighborhood of $4 million a year as Georgia’s coach. Saban will make more than $11 million in 2017.

Dooley’s first contract with Georgia paid him just $12,000 a year in salary, a total he stretched to $15,500 when he brokered his own deal for a coaches’ show sponsored by the former Citizens & Southern Bank. Dooley keeps a framed copy of the one-page document on the wall of this home office.

Dooley, though well-paid among his peers, never came close to making $1 million. He retired as coach after the 1988 season at the relatively young age of 56.

“Barbara gets onto me almost every day about that,” he joked. “She says, ‘Why did you have to quit just when they were starting to pay coaches good money?’ But it wasn’t about the money for me.”

Certainly he is most famous for the most glorious period in the history of UGA football. That is that span from 1980 to 1983, when the Bulldogs went 43-4-1, won a national championship and three SEC titles. Obviously a certain running back from Wrightsville named Herschel Walker had a lot to do with that success.

Dooley retired from coaching at the end of the 1988 season as Georgia’s all-time winningest coach at 201-77-10
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 07, 2017, 03:22:17 pm
Most SEC conference wins '92 - present

Steve Spurrier     113  UF '90-01, SC '05-15
Phil Fulmer           96  UT '92-08
Nick Saban           94  LSU '00-04, Bama '07-
Mark Richt            83  UG '01-15
Tommy Tuberville  62  OM '95-98, AU '99-08
Les Miles              62  LSU '05-16
Houston Nutt        52  Ark '98-07, OM '08-11]
Jackie Sherrill       39  MS '91-03
Urban Meyer         36  UF '05-10
Terry Bowden       30  AU '93-98
Dan Mullen           29  MS '09-
Gene Stallings      27  Bama '90-96
David Cutcliffe      25  OM '99-04
Jim Donnan          25  UG '96-00
Title: Scarblog: Bama's football dominance should embarrass the rest of the SEC.
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2017, 10:18:50 am
https://twitter.com/KevinScarbinsky/status/884427485638799360

Quote
Remember when the SEC was a superconference? When it featured multiple coaches with national titles on their resumes and multiple programs with a legit shot to win the league?

SEC football still can flex its muscles in terms of revenues and expenses, attendance and interest -

- but in terms of competition?  What competition? There is no competition.

It's not just that Alabama has won the last three SEC titles and four of the last five, with the Kick Six the only thing standing between Nick Saban and five in a row. The Crimson Tide has run roughshod over its alleged competitors.

Alabama has won 17 straight games against conference opponents and 24 of the last 25. The average margin in those 24 victories: 20.1 points.

There are 13 other SEC football programs, and only Ole Miss has managed to beat Alabama in the last three years. The Rebels did it twice. That run ended last season and given the still-unresolved NCAA infractions case against the school, likely won't resume anytime soon.

In the last six years, starting in 2011, Alabama has lost exactly five games against SEC opponents, no more than one in a single season. Every one of those losses came by a touchdown or less.

In that same time span, Alabama has won 48 games against SEC opponents. The average margin of victory: 23.9 points.

As all-time elite as Saban has become, the rest of the SEC is comprised of the most inexperienced and unaccomplished group of head coaches in memory.

It's as if the league where #ItJustMeansMore has become a haven for on-the-job training.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 10, 2017, 05:39:53 pm
https://twitter.com/KyleTucker_SEC/status/884503662101450753
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 11, 2017, 08:54:41 am
https://twitter.com/KyleTucker_SEC/status/884503662101450753

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEakiOsXgAErXc_.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 11, 2017, 10:11:35 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/884781856146825216

Quote
Scarblog: Fifteen SEC head coaches have gone 0-8 in the conference since the league's modern era began with the divisional split in 1992.

Bret Bielema and Ed Orgeron are two of them.

Also on that list: Derek Mason, who'll be here Tuesday, and Mark Stoops, who stops by Wednesday.

It just means more...

0-8 club includes Vanderbilt's Rod Dowhower, Woody Widenhofer and Bobby Johnson, Kentucky's Hal Mumme and Joker Phillips as well as South Carolina's Brad Scott, but other coaches with real accomplishments have managed to run the SEC table backwards in the last 25 years.

Before Lou Holtz and Gene Chizik got blanked, they won national championships. Before Jackie Sherrill and Bill Curry did it, they won conference championships. Before Houston Nutt did it, he reached the SEC Championship Game twice.

Only Chizik at Auburn managed such a spectacular rollercoaster ride at the same school.

Of the 15 SEC head coaches who've endured an 0-8 conference season since 1992, the best league record any of them managed later was 5-3.

Holtz got there twice at South Carolina. Bielema has reached that number once at Arkansas. And that's it.

Coach O already has beaten the odds in a unique way.

He's the only SEC coach to go 0-8 in the conference, get fired and get hired later by another school in the league. No wonder, in addressing a question Monday about returning to SEC Media Days for the first time in a decade, his first words were, "I thank God."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2017, 07:03:38 am
 Neal McCready‏ @NealMcCready 17h17 hours ago

Some of Nutt's suit is interesting some laughable. Know this: The reason he isn't employed today is his '10 and '11 OM teams were garbage.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 13, 2017, 07:08:46 pm
 Chandler Rome‏ @Chandler_Rome 8h8 hours ago

Hugh Freeze on his legacy: "A large portion of the Ole Miss people know me for who I am. But it's been negative in some people's eyes."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 14, 2017, 08:05:07 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/885608013146587136
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 16, 2017, 03:34:42 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/886656225563299841

Daughter knows best
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 17, 2017, 12:01:23 pm
Ranking Coach Saban's winning streaks against SEC rivals

Bama has won at least three straight games against 11 of the 13 other SEC schools (http://www.al.com/alabamafootball/index.ssf/2017/07/ranking_alabama_winning_streak.html)

Quote
Vanderbilt: 21 straight losses to Alabama
Bama’s longest run comes up for renewal this September. Vandy is finally on the schedule Sept. 23 in Nashville. The last loss came in 1984 as part of a disastrous start to Ray Perkins’ Error.

Tennessee: 10
This one is a particular source of pride for those who consider Vols to be Bama’s biggest rival. Nick Saban has yet to lose to Tennessee as its changed coaches three times since Phil Fulmer beat Mike Shula in 2006. This run eclipses the seven-game skid to the Vols from 1995-2001. The two will meet for the 100th time this season.

Arkansas

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 19, 2017, 09:32:22 pm
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/887816867577987073

https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/887824856108150785
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 20, 2017, 01:32:55 pm
https://twitter.com/SECCountryVols/status/887665360798875650

Quote
Vols’ coach Butch Jones has a unique streak of 10 years as an FBS coach, winning as many or more games from one regular season to the next. Tennessee has won eight regular-season games each of the past two seasons.

Bovada Las Vegas, however, has set the over/under on Tennessee’s win total at 7.5.

WNML’s Josh Ward discusses Tennessee’s Bovada projection as it relates to other SEC teams and also visits with former Tennessee basketball player Jarnell Stokes...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2017, 06:40:53 am
https://twitter.com/AntonioCMorales/status/888198697195941889

Bjork said he hasn't thought about a coaching search
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2017, 07:05:18 am
TUPELO – Northeast Mississippi high school football coaches with Ole Miss ties are 100 percent behind interim head coach Matt Luke as Hugh Freeze’s replacement (http://www.djournal.com/sports/high-school/former-players-support-hiring-of-matt-luke/article_2bc2eba1-ccce-5060-ad96-c75328fbe9e9.html)

Quote
Tupelo quarterbacks coach John Keith was Luke’s roommate for two seasons when they played offensive line together for the Rebels. Luke, a center who played through numerous injuries during his career, lettered from 1995-98 and was team captain in ’98.

“He’s been a very good coach at numerous places,” Keith said. “I think he’s primed and ready to become a head coach. Although the timing is really bad, he will do a great job.”

Luke is in his 10th season on the Ole Miss staff. The last five seasons he was offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator. He also coached at Tennessee and at Duke under former Ole Miss head coach David Cutcliffe.

Luke is from an Ole Miss family. His father, Tommy, was a defensive back in the 60s for legendary coach John Vaught. Luke’s older brother, Tom, played quarterback for the Rebels from 1989-91.

“As a person, he’s a great human being,” Keith said of his former teammate. “He comes from a great family. They are Ole Miss through and through.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 21, 2017, 01:42:42 pm
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports 4s4 seconds ago

Who followed the worst hire at each of the SEC’s 14 football programs? http://trib.al/5aV8Jjy

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFR3N83XcAADz6l.jpg)

Quote
Ron Higgins ranked them. This means Derek Dooley was the best "worst" coach in SEC history to-date and his Dad also makes the list in another capacity.

 14. Tennnessee

Worst coach: Derek Dooley (.417 winning percentage)

Yes, he had to put out the dumpster fire that Lane Kiffin in Knoxville, but he went just 15-21 from 2010-13.

Replacement: Butch Jones took over in in 2014 and had gone 30-21

 13. Georgia

Worst coach: Johnny Griffith (.400 winning percentage)

A player on the Bulldogs’ 1946 national title team, he was elevated from assistant to head coach to replace the legendary Wally Butts in 1961. He compiled 10-16-4 record from 1961-63.

Replacement: Vince Dooley

Georgia hired Dooley, a Mobile native Auburn’s freshman coach, and he became the school’s most successful and beloved coach. Dooley spent 25 seasons as head coach and went 201-77-10 while winning six SEC titles and the 1980 national title.

 12. South Carolina

Worst coach: Marvin Bass (.380 winning percentage)

Bass went 17-29-4 in five seasons and never finished higher than fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Bass later served as an assistant for the Birmingham Americans of the World Football League and the head coach of the Birmingham Vulcans (in center of photo above).

Replacement: Paul Dietzel

South Carolina lured Dietzel away from Army, and he compiled a 42-54-1 record in nine seasons from But he led South Carolina to the 1967 Atlantic Coast Conference championship –

 11. LSU

Worst coach: Curley Hallman (.364 winning percentage)

Tuscaloosa native went to Baton Rouge after going 23-13 in three seasons at Southern Miss, where he coached future NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre. At LSU, he went 16-28 in four seasons and endured one of the infamous losses in college football history when Auburn rallied for a 30-26 victory in 1994 with the help of three pick-6 interceptions.

Replacement: LSU lured Gerry DiNardo away from Vandy, where he lost 65-0 in his final game. He successfully recruited legendary RB Kevin Faulk and earned a victory over Florida in 1997. But, he went 2-13 in his final two seasons and got fired. DiNardo finished with a 32-24-1 record from 1994-99. His firing brought Nick Saban...

10. Florida

Worst coach: Raymond Wolf (.359 winning percentage)

A successful coach at North Carolina, Wolf returned from his World War II service and became the head coach at Florida but struggled to go 13-24-2 from 1946-49 and only two two SEC games.

Replacement: Florida turned to Bob Woodruff, who got a salary higher than the school president, and compiled a 53-42-6 record. He also led Florida to its first two bowl games.

9. Arkansas

Worst coach: Otis Douglas (.300 winning percentage)

Douglas won just a third of his games, going 9-21 from 1950-52. None of his three teams finished higher than sixth in the Southwest Conference.

Replacement: Former Tennessee player Bowden Wyatt arrived and went 11-10 in two seasons. In 1954, he went 8-3 and earned an invitation to the Cotton Bowl and quickly jumped to Tennessee.

8. Ole Miss

Worst coach: Ed Orgeron (.286 winning percentage)

A successful assistant and ace recruiter, Orgeron compiled a 10-25 record but recruited well and left a stocked roster for his replacement.

Replacement: Houston Nutt

Nutt lasted just four seasons and finished 24-26 and won just one SEC game in his final two seasons, but he did take Ole Miss to back-to-back Cotton Bowl berths. [First in Fifty Years. FIFTY!]

7. Missouri

Worst coach: Woody Widenhofer (.284 winning percentage)

Widenhofer never had a winning season and finished 12-31-1 from 1985-88 after one season as the head coach of the USFL’s Oklahoma Outlaws. He later resurfaced as the defensive coordinator and then head coach at Vandy in 1990s.

Replacement: Missouri hired Bob Stull away from UTEP, but he never had a winning record and finished with a 15-38-2 record.

6. Mississippi State

Worst coach: Charles Shira (.270 winning percentage)

From 1967-72, Shira compiled a 16-45-2 record, although he was named the SEC Coach of the Year for going 6-5 and beating Ole Miss in 1970. He won just five SEC games in five seasons.

Replacement: Bob Tyler

Tyler was elevated from offensive coordinator to head coach when Shira resigned to concentrated on his athletic director duties. Tyler got the Bulldogs hit with NCAA probation for lineman Larry Gillard receiving impermissible benefits. He did got 39-25-5 on the field, but it was reduced to 21-44-2 because of forfeits [back when vacate was a term for getting away from it all.]

5. Kentucky

Worst coach: John Ray (.233 winning percentage)

Ray served as defensive coordinator at Notre Dame and designed a defense that allowed just 3.8 points per game in winning the 1966 national title. But at Kentucky, found little success and compiled a 10-33 record from 1969-72.

Replacement: Fran Curci (right in photo above) last nine seasons and went 47-52-3, but he program was hit with NCAA probation for recruiting violations under his watch. The probation kept Kentucky out of a bowl and off TV when the Wildcats went 10-1 in 1977.

4. Texas A&M

Worst coach: Hank Foldberg (.217 winning percentage)

Fresh off two straight Missouri Valley Conference titles at Wichita State, he took over a program that had not had a winning season since Paul “Bear” Bryant left in 1957. He went 6-23-1 from 1962-64 and didn’t coach again.

Replacement: Texas A&M turned to Gene Stallings (shown in 1967 at link), who played for the Aggies when Bryant was head coach. He went 27-45-1 and had only one winning season.

3. Vanderbilt

Worst coach: Rod Dowhower (.182 winning percentage)

Dowhower lasted just two seasons, going 4-18, from 1995-96. He left and spent several years as an assistant coach in the NFL before his coaching career ended.

Replacement: Woody Widenhofer (only person to appear on this list twice)

After spending one season as Vandy’s defensive coordinator, Widenhofer was elevated to head coach. He went 15-40 and won just four SEC games in five seasons.

2. Auburn

Worst coach: Earl Brown (.172 winning percentage)

Brown compiled a 3-22-4 record in three seasons from 1948-50.

Replacement: Ralph “Shug” Jordan

Auburn lured Jordan away from Georgia, where he was an assistant, and he led the Tigers to the 1957 national title. He spent 25 years as head coach and compiled a record of 173-83-6 and coached Pat Sullivan to the Heisman Trophy in 1971.

1. Alabama

Worst coach: J.B. “Ears” Whitworth (.167 winning percentage)

Whitworth won just four games in three seasons – finishing 4-24-2 from 1955-57. Alabama endured a 14-game losing streak during his tenure. In retrospect, perhaps his worst decision was benching future NFL Hall of Fame QB Bart Starr [who was beaten and never for same for marrying an Auburn girl for general stupidity of the time].

Replacement: Paul “Bear” Bryant

Legend has it the “Mama called” when Bryant’s alma mater wanted him to return to Tuscaloosa. Considered the greatest college coach of all time, Bryant won six national titles, 13 of his 14 SEC championships and finished 232-46-9 overall record. In 25 seasons, he lost only 28 conference games.

Was thinking they would go with Shula -> Saban but "Ears" had some bad years.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2017, 06:15:54 am
https://twitter.com/OleMissFB/status/888534061865512960
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 22, 2017, 12:47:58 pm
 Bruce Feldman‏Verified account @BruceFeldmanCFB 21h21 hours ago

I wouldn't be surprised if #OleMiss interim HC Matt Luke tries to bring on his old O-line coach John Latina to Rebels staff for this season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 23, 2017, 07:58:04 am
https://twitter.com/OleMissFB/status/888790760199299073
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 24, 2017, 03:48:53 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/889574851983417345

Quote
Bjork said Luke will earn $500,000 this season in addition to the $660,000 Luke was making as the program’s co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 25, 2017, 09:06:43 am
Ole Miss (updated)

Billy Brewer took over at Ole Miss beginning with the 1983 and succeeding Steve Sloan. Brewer was the first Ole Miss insider hired since Coach Vaught's comeback ended in mid-70s. Brewer was 33-41 in SEC games over 11 seasons.

Brewer led Ole Miss to their first New Year's Day bowl game in over twenty years. In '91, after losing to Kentucky 35-6, a group of students, SABB or "Students Against Billy Brewer", purchased an ad calling for his firing.

Brewer's teams were banned from live television in '87. Following the '93 season another NCAA report led to a lack of institutional control. The AD and Brewer were fired in July 1994.

DC Joe Lee Dunn was named interim for the 1994 season. After going 2-6 in the SEC in '94, Dunn was named DC at Arkansas.

Tommy Tuberville coached Ole Miss from '95-98. Tuberville was SEC Coach of the Year in '97 after going 4-4 and landing in the Motor City Bowl. Tuberville was 12-20 in SEC games at Ole Miss. Two days after stating, "They'll have to carry me out of here in a pine box," Tuberville was hired at Auburn.

David Cutcliffe was the OC for Tennessee during the Manning years and the NC regular season with T Martin at QB. Cutcliffe coached Ole Miss from '98 thru '04. He had a 25-23 SEC record. He had winning records his first five years including a 10-3, '03 season with a Cotton Bowl victory and 7-1 SEC run.

After going 3-5 in the SEC in '04, AD Boone gave him an ultimatum to choose assistant coaches to fire. He refused and was fired where he landed as associate head coach and QB coach at Notre Dame.

Ed Orgeron was '04 National Recruiter of the Year as Asst. Head Coach at USC. Orgeron proved to be a successful recruiter at Ole Miss but could not translate the USC system into on-the-field success. After three seasons and a 3-21 SEC record, Orgeron was let go. After a season as the Saint's DL coach, Coach "O" allied with Lane Kiffin, first at Tennesse and now at USC.

Around the 2007 Thanksgiving season, Houston Nutt was hired as the Ole Miss coach. Nutt coached four seasons. It is perhaps not well known that Nutt led Ole Miss to their first consecutive New Year's Day bowl games in fifty years. After Nutt's team went 1-15 in SEC play his last two seasons as Coach Orgeron failed to continue to retain the players he recruited after no longer being on the Ole Miss payroll, Nutt was let go. A 2010 season opening loss to Jack Crowe's Jacksonville State team the morning after getting Oregon transfer QB Jeremiah Masoli eligible to play caused Nutt to lose staunch supporters.

Nutt's SEC record was 10-22 in four seasons.

Hugh Freeze was a former staff member for Ed Orgeron at Ole Miss. He was briefly interim coach between the firing of Orgeron and hiring of Nutt. He was nicknamed "Snake" by his high school prodigy Michael Oher for trying to leverage his ties to land a job on Phillip Fulmer's staff at Tennessee. After Oher decided to attend his family's school, Freeze came along for the ride to Ole Miss. Freeze enjoyed a heavy reliance on gadget plays. During Oher's senior season, Freeze was convinced by Leigh Ann Tuohy to utilize a running game behind Oher. Freeze was instrumental in getting Oher out of trouble when he assaulted a teammate who insulted Leigh Ann and Collins Tuohy.  During the assault in the study lounge a small child was also seriously injured.

On his own, Freeze led Arkansas State to a 10-2 regular season mark in 2011 and was hired in early December to replace Nutt.

Freeze teams went 19-21 in five seasons of SEC play including a dream run in 2015 that included Katy Perry, of all people, coming to Oxford to celebrate College Game Day. Freeze was the only coach to defeat Nick Saban twice and as recent as June 2016, was named on multiple sites as the number two coach in the SEC. Freeze recruited a cast of characters that included the Nkemdiche brothers and Laremy Tunsil.  His skills in keeping Oher out of trouble would be put to the test. His boldness in challening anyone who had info that Ole Miss was cheating in recruiting was also put to the test. Ole Miss received an NCAA Notice of Allegations and after going 5-7, 2-6 SEC in 2016 would choose to take itself out of postseason contention in 2017.  After Ole Miss put the majority of the blame for their troubles on the Houston Nutt error [sic], Nutt threatened to sue and had his legal team conduct an FOI request on Freeze's phone records (something for which Nutt was familiar). The records, after media scruting, ultimately revealed a pattern of conduct that Ole Miss found disturbing and after confession Freeze was forced to resign.

Matt Luke, 40 and an Ole Miss legacy, was named the interim coach. Luke's dream job is not a dream situation. Luke will be paid $500,000 over the next five months to be head coach. That's in addition to his yearly $660,000 salary as the co-offensive coordinator.

While Luke could keep the job in 2018 and beyond, Bjork offered no promises other than to say Luke is "going to be a great candidate for our job. We're going to watch him up close and personal. He and I will interact on a daily basis."

Even though he was with Freeze in all five of his seasons, Luke is mentioned in just one of the NCAA's 21 allegations, and he is not the focus of the allegation.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 27, 2017, 04:02:28 pm
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/890662706952290304
Title: Jim Chaney: A career of ups and downs through the years
Post by: jbcarol on July 30, 2017, 09:01:31 am
https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/891632080970493952

Quote
Twenty years ago this fall, Kirby Smart was a junior safety on Georgia’s football team, Nick Chubb wasn’t yet two years old, Jacob Eason wasn’t born yet … and an offense coached by Jim Chaney was the toast of college football.

Chaney, now 55 years old, has a long track record.

“I would not say that he was predictable at Tennessee,” Jimmy Hyams said. “But he didn’t line up and run it out of the I either.”

Chaney was out of a job after Butch Jones was named Tennessee’s new head coach. Arkansas, which had just hired Bret Bielema, had an opening, and Chaney was hired. Seemingly, it was a clash of styles –

“It didn’t seem that he and Bielema were on the same page,” said Nate Allen...

Jerry DiPaola, Pittsburgh beat writer at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Chaney had all season to adjust to the loss of the reigning ACC Player of the Year — he was hurt in the second quarter of the opener — and the offense never found a true identity.”

Chaney’s first press conference at Georgia, last August, saw him loose yet witty. The tone of his second presser, as a disappointing season was wrapping up, was more somber, as he took responsibility and vowed to look at fixing things.

Georgia had a freshman quarterback in Eason, and a line that struggled, and could have had more stars at receiver. The result was an offense that struggled scoring passing (97th nationally) but also overall (87th) and with its identity. Often, the play-calling seemed geared to a more physical line, when it didn’t have that.

“You’d love to be a downhill team, but you do have a young quarterback that has played in the gun more,” Chaney said last December.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on July 31, 2017, 09:29:30 am
https://twitter.com/MikeGriffith32/status/890981978559979521
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2017, 06:02:07 am
https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/892541726015062017

Quote
Miles said he auditioned for an analyst spot at FOX Sports, but called it a struggle.

"It's a struggle when you haven't had a censor button on the sidelines," he told The Advertiser. "You quickly find out I gave it the old college try, but it's not going to happen."

He continues to want to coach and holds no ill-will for the people in Baton Rouge.

"I miss the people who were so great to us," Miles said. "I'm still a Tiger, whether they want me or not."

In September, LSU fired Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron in the wake of the Tigers' 18-13 loss to Auburn that came down to the final second.

Miles finished 114-34 in 11 seasons at LSU.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 02, 2017, 09:42:17 pm
https://twitter.com/CoachGeneChizik/status/892534107439325184
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 04, 2017, 12:01:22 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 10m10 minutes ago

Fox Sports analyst Joel Klatt: ‘Nick Saban is the best coach in our sport’s history. Period’
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/893514111040053248/TjCe5bD9?format=jpg&name=600x314)
https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/fox-sports-analyst-joel-klatt-nick-saban-best-coach-sports-history-period

Quote
Klatt, appearing on FS1’s Undisputed, mentioned that due to the rigors of the modern game and the constant cycling out of players, his run of 4 national championships in the past 9 seasons at Alabama is even more impressive than the 5 Super bowls Belichick has won.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2017, 06:02:58 pm
 Gene Chizik‏ @CoachGeneChizik Aug 8

Having fun with my boys on SEC Now crew. Love this job! #blessed #collegefootball #goodpeople

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGvTDbzVwAAZltc.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 09, 2017, 06:03:38 pm
 Les Miles‏Verified account @CoachLesMiles

Les Miles here. Looking forward to being back on Twitter. I'll be covering some of my favorite teams this fall. Gotta love college football🏈
3:38 PM - 9 Aug 2017
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 13, 2017, 07:15:12 am
Bruce Feldman: My favorite part of the @SInow Top 25 CFB preview are the rival coaches (scouting) quotes about each team: (https://twitter.com/BruceFeldmanCFB/status/895651063734214660)

Quote
Re: Petrino: "when adversity hits, he hurts that team. He’ll add to the problem bc he’ll scream at the kids, and their heads will go down."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 13, 2017, 07:43:43 am
One rumored to be an SEC coach:

 Brett McMurphy‏Verified account @Brett_McMurphy 22h22 hours ago

He’s a (AARP) man! He’s 50! Happy birthday today to @CoachGundy. Before his epic rant, Gundy was 13-15 at Oklahoma State. Since, he’s 91-35
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 16, 2017, 05:46:11 am
 TheCatsPause247‏ @TheCatsPause247

Joker Phillips says he didn't have enough time to field a winner at Kentucky http://kentucky.247sports.com/Bolt/Joker-Phillips-says-he-didnt-have-time-to-field-a-winner-at-UK-106161815 …

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHSCCTcVwAIr8B5.jpg)

 Not Jerry Tipton‏ @NotJerryTipton 16h16 hours ago

Not Jerry Tipton Retweeted TheCatsPause247

He was on the staff for 10 years.


One of the original coaches-in-waiting
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2017, 12:57:41 pm
Winningest SEC Coaches by Percentage (Regular Season SEC Games)
 (http://a.espncdn.com/sec/football/2017/Coaches.pdf)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 19, 2017, 03:21:03 pm
@BradPowers7

# of Coaches in Each Conference With Major Bowl Wins (Sugar, Rose, Fiesta, Orange, NY6) in Career:
Big Ten-5
Pac-12-5
ACC-5
Big 12-5
SEC-1
7:52 AM - 17 Aug 2017
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 20, 2017, 06:04:25 am
Alabama AD Greg Byrne gave the update on Saturday evening:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/899067808293818369/nQ2_2ZpO?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/alabama-athletic-director-greg-byrne-delivers-good-news-gene-stallings)

 Greg Byrne‏Verified account @Greg_Byrne

Spoke with Coach Stallings and he sounded great. 

Told me to let everyone know he's doing good.  #RollTide
 (https://twitter.com/Greg_Byrne/status/899036652290441216)

Quote
Stallings, 82, has had a run of bad health this summer. He was hospitalized in May following a spike in blood pressure less than a week after he suffered a “mild” stroke.

Stallings was a very successful coach for the Crimson Tide and remains an important figure in Tuscaloosa. He was a two-time SEC Coach of the Year and finished his 7-year run with Alabama with a 70-16-1 record.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 20, 2017, 06:09:50 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Former Tennessee coach Johnny Majors reflects on relationship with Arkansas legend Frank Broyles

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/899062965772701696/TV-2J-1V?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/899063575641239556)

Quote
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Johnny Majors climbed out of the passenger side of an all-black SUV dressed like the person he’d come to celebrate.

(https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/f_auto,q_auto/h_300,w_400/v1503178198/JohnnyMajors_z8ytlz.jpg)
Courtesy: Trent Shadid

“Here he comes, the man who looks like Frank Broyles himself,” Majors’ wife, Mary Lynn, said as the couple approached Bud Walton Arena.

“I had a great relationship with Coach Frank Broyles,” Majors told SEC Country. “Frank was imaginative, creative, and he was a very wonderful man. He had great character. He didn’t smoke or drink. We assistant coaches did that for him.

“We loved working for him. He paid us well and he treated us well. He had a temper and could get mad at you, but he didn’t let it linger. If he got it out of his system, he was always ready to go back to the positive.”

Majors, who coached Tennessee for 16 years (1977-1992), was an assistant under Broyles at Arkansas for four years (1964-1967). The Razorbacks went unbeaten during Majors’ first 21 games as part of the staff. He was one of four assistants on Broyles’ staff in 1964 — when Arkansas won its first and only national title — who went on to lead a college program.

Majors first heard of Broyles when he was 11 years old. His father, Shirley, a well-known longtime high school and college coach in Tennessee, had attended the 1946 season opener between Tennessee and Georgia Tech in Knoxville, Tenn. It was a game that featured Robert Neyland vs. Bobby Dodd, two legendary coaches. The Volunteers won 13-9, but when Shirley Majors returned home he reported he’d been most fascinated with the Yellow Jackets senior quarterback — Frank Broyles.

“Daddy came back and he said, ‘It was really interesting to see Frank Broyles and Georgia Tech with their razzle-dazzle offense,'” Majors said.

Saw Coach Broyles touring Thompson Bowling Arena on the day Arkansas upset Tennessee.  It was one of Coach Majors' last games before being replaced by Phil Fulmer.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 22, 2017, 04:56:21 am
Orgeron details wild days before he was named LSU coach: ‘We knew we were in second place’
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/899644965457977344/x7uIFJEx?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/ed-orgeron-details-wild-days-named-lsu-head-coach-knew-second-place)

Quote
Steven Godfrey reports that “as ESPN showed LSU thumping A&M 54-39, ESPN reported LSU had offered the job to Houston head coach Tom Herman. The game became a subplot to its own Bottom Line graphic.”

Orgeron met with LSU AD Joe Alleva the next day.

‘Me, Derek, and Austin [Thomas, LSU’s player personnel director], we thought we were gonna get offered the job that day,’ Orgeron told SB Nation. ‘We had our plan, we go in, we sat at that table, and we’re ready to go. We walk in there, and … within a minute, we knew we were in second place. We just knew it.’

“We walked out the door,” he said. “We were white as ghosts, man. So you know what we did? Started competing! [He snaps his fingers again, loudly.] Kept on competing. Got calls going into Joe. Pete [Carrol] called him, Lane [Kiffin] called him, bang bang bang.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 27, 2017, 07:19:07 am
 Les Miles‏Verified account @CoachLesMiles

I'm going to watch Mayweather/McGregor fight !Rooting for Hope the want to win fits the winner! Just a great fight!!
 (https://twitter.com/CoachLesMiles/status/901634369479172098)

Sport may be causing too many brain injuries
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 28, 2017, 05:01:57 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

It’s been a wonderful decade, but what if Nick Saban had never coached Alabama?
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/901852954277367809/63c8tTS0?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/901852952637431808)

Quote
Similar to the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, in which Jimmy Stewart’s character is shown by an angel what would have happened had he never been born, the repercussions would have been extensive and wide-ranging.

“I believe there would be success, but certainly not at the level we’ve seen,” Tuscaloosa mayor Walter Maddox summarized. “Saban is a once-in-a-generation coach who’s not only been able to sustain success, but sustain excellence in a system that doesn’t promote it.”

It’s more remarkable when considering the things that had to fall into place for former athletic director Mal Moore to hire Saban. They include Dennis Franchione sneaking out of town, Mike Price blowing his opportunity, Tim Tebow opting for Florida over Alabama, Mike Shula losing to Mississippi State and Rich Rodriguez turning down an offer to stay at West Virginia.

What if Miss Terry had never let Moore in the front door before Nick called to say he’d decided not to meet with him? Or Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga had persuaded Saban to stay and fulfill his contract?

“I think it would have been a tremendous letdown if he hadn’t gotten Saban, there’s no question about that,” said Steve Townsend, Moore’s former special assistant and author of the 2014 book Crimson Heart: Let Me Tell You My Story. “As for Plan B, there were some people who probably would have been considered and done a good job, but I don’t think there was any doubt that Saban was his guy.”

The most popular alternate-reality theories center around the Sabans sticking with the NFL for at least another season. Had Miami signed free agent Drew Brees, whom Saban wanted to add only to be overruled by the team’s medical staff due to the quarterback coming off reconstructive shoulder surgery, he might not have been coming off his only losing season as a head coach.

...

“It’s a totally different world,” said Ken Gaddy, director of the Paul W. Bryant Museum, who used a football analogy to express what it would have been like with nearly any other coach.

“Everyone would have thought 8-4, 9-3 was a great year.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 29, 2017, 04:40:54 am
Belhaven

Coach: Hal Mumme (4th season at Belhaven, 141-144-1 overall record) (http://www.clarionledger.com/story/sports/2017/08/28/what-expect-mississippi-college-delta-state-belhaven-and-millsaps/569218001)

Quote
What happened last year?

Seven defensive starters went down in the first three games of the 2016 season, and the Blazers failed to recover. Despite an offense that averaged over 500 yards per game, Belhaven finished 2-8, opening and ending the season with single-score victories against Millsaps and Howard Payne, respectively.

Three questions for coach Hal Mumme

What do you see as the strength of the team?

“The best thing we’ve got going for us is we’ve got a good nucleus of seniors. We’ve got about 17 or 18 of them. This is our fourth year, and they’re all guys that we recruited.”

What do you expect from the defense that struggled last season?

“This year we’re optimistic because we’ve got most of the starters back from injury and we’ve got the freshmen who had to play last season, so we’re gonna be stouter on defense.”

How will having the newly renovated Belhaven Bowl Stadium help?

“This is the first year that’s lined up where we’ll be able to play in our stadium for every practice and every game. Last year at this time, we were still fighting the rain and the mud over trying to get this thing fixed and we ended up moving the first game over to Millsaps.”

Don’t Miss

Mumme said it’s easy to decide the biggest game — the season opener against rival Millsaps on Aug. 31 at Belhaven Athletic Bowl. Before the injuries took a toll on the Blazers’ season, they edged out Millsaps 28-25 in last year’s season opener.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on August 31, 2017, 05:07:47 am
Razorbacks coaches (1992-present) (https://www.seccountry.com/arkansas/arkansas-razorbacks-statistics-sec-1992-2017)

Coach                                    Record     SEC          Bowls
Bret Bielema (2013-present)    25-26    10-22    2-1
John L. Smith (2012)                 4-8    2-6     —
Bobby Petrino (2008-11)          34-17    17-15    2-1
Reggie Herring (2007)               0-1     —    0-1
Houston Nutt (1998-2007)      75-48    42-38    2-5
Danny Ford (1993-97)          25-31-1    15-24-1    0-1
Joe Kines (1992)                     3-6-1    3-4-1     —
Jack Crowe (1992)                   0-1     —     —
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 01, 2017, 05:17:59 am
 Richard Deitsch‏Verified account @richarddeitsch

Fox Sports officially announces it has hired Mark Helfrich, Les Miles and Danny Kanell.
11:10 AM - 29 Aug 2017
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 02, 2017, 08:36:37 am
 Todd Politz‏ @tpolitz 19h19 hours ago

.@LSUfootball averaged 40.3 ppg. in @Coach_EdOrgeron's first 3 games away from home, an #LSU record for a head coach.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIqMi9MW0AEXkjb.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches?
Post by: jbcarol on September 03, 2017, 08:11:53 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Happy 85th Vince Dooley – you don’t act it
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/904502587508105218/sTI5sZQu?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/904502591484243969)

Quote
Dooley hardly will be spending his birthday week on the front porch, wrapped in a shawl. Before accompanying the Bulldogs to South Bend for their game Saturday against Notre Dame, he has a speaking engagement in Chicago on Thursday, then a commitment at Wrigley Field the next day. The venerable coach is scheduled to throw out the first pitch before a Cubs-Brewers game.

At 85, mindful of the time he bounced one to the catcher before a Braves game many years ago, Dooley has been throwing to one of his former football managers to ready for the moment.

“I’ll be a little bit better prepared than when I threw out the first pitch over in Atlanta after I retired,” he said. “I hope I can get it there, let’s put it that way.”

You know, he was told, you probably have the option of throwing from in front of the mound to cut down the distance to the catcher. Age should come with some concessions.

“I think you ought to throw from the mound. Regardless of what happens, I’ll throw from the mound,” he declared.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2017, 07:08:38 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

What Kevin Sumlin said after Texas A&M’s embarrassing 45-44 loss to UCLA
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/904552102185365504/M8igIv1c?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/904552155432005632)

Quote
It's frustrating. I have to watch the tape. You have two choices. But tomorrow, the sun comes up. We have to go back to work.

 Ben Baby‏Verified account @Ben_Baby 8h8 hours ago

Sumlin is delivering some filibusters worthy of SEC media days.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 04, 2017, 07:39:03 am
SEC Network‏Verified account @SECNetwork 3h3 hours ago

#GigEm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI1gjYSXUAAmzVl.jpg)

Streak ended last night
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 06, 2017, 05:19:53 am
Tommy Tuberville can relate to Kevin Sumlin when it comes to Texas A&M board of regents comments
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/904582575548620800/1w5BGcVC?format=jpg&name=600x314) (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/09/tommy_tuberville_can_relate_wi.html)

Quote
Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville blasted Tony Buzbee, one of the school's regents, who took to social media to call for Sumlin to be fired after Texas A&M gave up 35 unanswered points in a 45-44 loss to UCLA.

"He just opened up a can of worms is what he did," Tuberville told ESPNU Radio on Tuesday. "A lot of times the Board of Regents or the Board of Trustees get way to involved than what they should be."

Perhaps if any coach would know, it would be Tuberville.

The year was 2003, the fifth of the Tuberville era, and Auburn entered the year ranked No. 6 in the polls. Back-to-back losses to USC and Georgia Tech started the season, then three straight losses to nationally ranked SEC teams put Auburn in a tailspin.

After a 27-6 loss to Georgia, Auburn University president William Walker - along with trustee and booster Bobby Lowder, trustees Byron Franklin and Earlon McWhorter, and athletics director David Housel - went out searching for a new coach.

They flew to meet with then-Louisville coach Bobby Petrino in what is now known as "JetGate."

Of course, social media wasn't a major player...

An yet, while Tuberville didn't talk specifically about his experience at Auburn, it's hard to imagine the former coach didn't pull from those memories when formulating his opinion about what is happening at Texas A&M this week.

"You had one person turn into a fan overnight," Tuberville said of Buzbee. "When you are on the board of regents or an administrator, you can't be a fan. You have to be an administrator. You have to be someone in a leadership role. You have to be able to step back and look at all things added to the situation, not add to it yourself. ...

"At the end of the day, you don't have a board of regent come out and say this guy needs to step down or we have to make a change. We have 11 more games to go. He just ripped the heart out of a football team and coaching staff. Now all of a sudden, they have to look in the rear-view mirror at everything they do. It puts that much more pressure on them."

Of course, the pressure surrounding Tuberville back in 2003 didn't seem to bother him. His Tigers just went out and beat Alabama.

Meanwhile, Buzbee's comments are just the latest in what appears to be a lack of support for the Aggies head coach.

Texas A&M athletics director Scott Woodward made headlines in the offseason when he told SEC Network host Paul Finebaum, "Coach knows he has to win. And he has to win this year. And we have to do better than we've done in the past."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 09, 2017, 08:29:12 pm
How many SEC schools would keep a head coach with an overall record of 25-27, SEC record of 10-22 and lost 3 of his last 4 games??
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 12, 2017, 04:27:19 am
LSU coach Ed Orgeron ‘thanks the good Lord’ for Egg Bowl call that cost him his job at Ole Miss
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/907381062166294528/lAFqjA9-?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/lsu/lsu-coach-ed-orgeron-mississippi-state-ole-miss)

Quote
The last time Orgeron visited Mississippi State’s Davis Wade Stadium, he got himself fired. Exactly a decade later, he couldn’t be more grateful.

The 2007 Egg Bowl was the crucial blow that ended Orgeron’s three-year tenure at Ole Miss. Specifically, an ill-fated decision he made late in that game against the Bulldogs pushed the snowball down the mountain.

With the Rebels holding a 14-0 lead early in the fourth quarter, Orgeron eagerly saw a chance to put the game away for good. Facing fourth-and-1 from midfield, he called for a handoff to running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis rather than punting.

Green-Ellis never had a chance, getting stuffed three yards behind the line of scrimmage by what seemed to be the entire Mississippi State defense. The Bulldogs took advantage of the short field position and proceeded to rally for 17 points in the final 10:05 of the game.

Dealt with the indignity of finishing winless in the SEC, Orgeron was promptly pink-slipped. Had the outcome turned out differently, Ole Miss athletic director Pete Boone would have brought him back for one more season to try righting the ship.

“I should have punted the ball,” Orgeron said. “It was an emotional decision.”

But it turned out to be the mistake that made Orgeron realize he was not yet a competent head coach. In order to succeed, he knew he would have to do less commanding and more listening.

“That’s why I have mentors nowadays,” Orgeron said. “Especially when I get emotional and I ask them ‘What do you think?’ I ask Matt [Canada] ‘What do you think?’ I ask Pete [Jenkins] ‘What do you think?’ I ask Dave [Aranda] ‘What do you think?'”

No college football time-traveler from that November day 10 years ago would have imagined Orgeron ending up at LSU, which was then on its way to a national championship. But his successful 6-2 interim tenure at USC in the place of Lane Kiffin allowed LSU AD Joe Alleva to entrust him with the same job when Les Miles was fired last fall. The same 6-2 record as LSU’s interim coach last fall landed Orgeron the full-time job.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 18, 2017, 05:35:09 am
 Ralph D. Russo‏Verified account @ralphDrussoAP

I order to make the SEC West more competitive Dan Mullen will now coach all SEC West teams other than Alabama.
🙀
 (https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP/status/909491685633257478)

 Ralph D. Russo‏Verified account @ralphDrussoAP 15h15 hours ago

Ralph D. Russo Retweeted Ralph D. Russo

Seriously, I'm not sure if Mullen's stock has ever been higher than today.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 19, 2017, 04:45:51 am
Herbstreit names two SEC coaches among our nation’s best for Week 3
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/909750573406277632/CwFsYW-v?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/kirk-herbstreit-names-two-sec-coaches-among-nations-best-week-3)

Quote
Coming in at No. 2 is Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason while Kentucky coach Mark Stoops landed at No. 4. Both coaches scored upsets over Kansas State and South Carolina, respectively, on Saturday.

One SEC school was also on the bad side of this list: Ole Miss. The Rebels were handled by Justin Wilcox and Cal over the weekend.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on September 24, 2017, 07:33:05 am
 Brent Zwerneman‏ @BrentZwerneman 15h15 hours ago

The three overtime games against Arkansas (and 3 in the last 4 years mind you) are the most of any program vs. Texas A&M in history.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 03, 2017, 05:15:45 am
Gene Stallings update: Good news on recovery
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/915011329844445184/PwM9KVqR?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/gene-stallings-update-good-news-alabama-legends-recovery)

Coach was in a Dallas hospital after suffering a heart attack
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 03, 2017, 05:20:19 am
Mike Price returns to UTEP as interim coach after Miners fire Sean Kugler
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/915009272441958400/1rCnaWeo?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/915009594921029633)

Quote
Price is best known for his short stint as coach at Alabama. He was fired in 2003 before even coaching a game after he was found visiting a strip club and having $1,000 charged to his hotel room by an unknown woman while playing in a golf tournament. Price had been hired from Washington State, where he spent 14 seasons and coached the Cougars to a 83-78 record.

After the Alabama scandal, Price made his first stop in El Paso as UTEP’s coach, spending nine years and recording a 48-61 record.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 04, 2017, 05:10:31 am
A&M unveils field design honoring Gene Stallings, 1967 SWC champions (https://www.seccountry.com/texas-am/look-texas-unveils-field-design-honoring-gene-stallings-1967-swc-champions)

Quote
67 A&M Aggies are one of the most revered teams in school history. Then a member of the Southwest Conference, the 1967 Aggies season is best told in two parts.

First, is how the team opened up the season: 0-4, with losses to SMU, Purdue, LSU, and Florida State, none by more than 11 points. But then something clicked in Gene Stallings’ squad, as they ripped off seven consecutive wins to end the season, winning the SWC title, and defeating Stallings’ future employer, the Alabama Crimson Tide, 20-16 in the Cotton Bowl.

17 Aggies will be facing off against the Crimson Tide. Though Stallings will not be in attendance after suffering from a major heart attack, he is sure to receive a large ovation at some point during the game.

After having a stent placed in his heart, Stallings’ doctors are reportedly optimistic about his recovery.

 Texas A&M Football‏Verified account @AggieFootball

First coat of paint is on, as Kyle Field honors the great Gene Stallings and his ‘67 SWC Champions--who are reuniting this weekend #12thman
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLPtPQ7UQAAQcT5.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 04, 2017, 05:22:21 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Nick Saban has a ridiculously strong record against next 6 SEC coaches on Alabama’s schedule
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/915320841935704064/Dazm_Dog?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/915320840329277440)
Paul Finebaum✔
@finebaum

Nick Saban is 25-2 vs. the next 6 SEC coaches on Alabama's schedule #CFB
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLPFpL8XcAE3vzf.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 04, 2017, 05:37:13 am
Big Ten columnist rips SEC decision-making: ‘The best coaches are settling in the north’
(https://res.cloudinary.com/cmgverticals/image/upload/c_crop,g_north_west,h_600,w_1140,x_28,y_0/c_fill,h_1052,w_2000/e_sharpen,f_auto,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1507034291/FranklinOrgeron_ntvwft.jpg) (https://www.seccountry.com/sec/big-ten-columnist-rips-sec-decision-making-best-coaches-settling-north)

Quote
Big Ten is laughing at the SEC right now.

Week 5 display from Tennessee coach Butch Jones (41-0 loss to Georgia) and LSU coach Ed Orgeron (embarrassing home loss to Troy) opened the door.

Columbus Dispatch columnist Rob Oller: Southeastern Conference is having more than a bad hair day. The entire season is looking bed-head messy.

Louisiana State football coach Ed Orgeron resembled a baggie floating in the ocean while explaining how the Tigers lost to Troy on Saturday. Tennessee coach Butch Jones was similarly deflated after the Vols lost to Georgia by 41 points.

These are tough times in wide swaths of the South, where “SEC Speed” is offset by coaching slippage.

And the Big Ten loves it.

Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel: The B1G has been getting most of its coaching hires right lately, and the SEC has been doing it all wrong.

The proposed cause? Nick Saban’s dominance.

The alleged turning point? Urban Meyer’s decision to leave Florida and later coach at Ohio State.

James Franklin won nine games with the Commodores in back-to-back seasons in 2012 and 2013. He has a conference title and Rose Bowl appearance under his belt at Penn State, with eyes on the College Football Playoff...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 06, 2017, 05:25:45 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Gene Stallings heart attack update with encouraging sign
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/913916584586043393/jHVLO8lw?format=jpg&name=386x202) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/916119883338993664)

Quote
Former Alabama coach Gene Stallings got quite a scare last weekend.

A heart attack described as "massive" had the 82-year old on a ventilator in a Texas hospital, AL.com previously reported. Things are improving, though. Both Nick Saban and broadcaster Eli Gold had updates on the situation live on the coach's radio show Thursday evening.

Saban said he unsuccessfully tried calling Stallings a few times this week, but his assistant Cedric Burns got through Thursday. Saban said Stallings was "doing well."

This was supposed to be a big weekend in College Station for Stallings, a former Aggie coach as well.

"He was actually going to go to the game with us because he was going to be in Birmingham," Saban said. "He was going to fly to the game with us but that got cancelled."

Texas A&M on Saturday night is honoring the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Southwestern Conference championship team coached by Stallings.

Gold, the host of Saban's radio show, said he had more luck than that coach in getting Stallings on the phone.

"He was more ticked off about not being able to drive," Gold said. "He likes his independence. He said 'I've got to get out of here.' So, he was typical Gene Stallings and that was good to hear."

It has been a challenging year for Stallings after suffering two strokes since May.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 08, 2017, 02:36:17 pm
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports 5h5 hours ago

"I'm trying to get our players to listen to me instead of listening to you guys." ☠ https://trib.al/akcWOIf

Nick Saban rails on media's 'rat poison' getting to his Alabama team
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLn0vlrWAAAF0MM.jpg)

Coach on how the common enemy, the media, is his toughest obstacle heading into the second half...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 08, 2017, 02:39:46 pm
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Watch Gene Stallings salute, gives thumbs up as Texas A&M honors 1967 team during Alabama game
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/916872564030431232/QRhjC7Ob?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/916963014544445440)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 08, 2017, 03:56:24 pm
 Joe Mussatto‏Verified account @joe_mussatto 5h5 hours ago

From game notes: Kentucky has won six of its last 10 SEC games for the first time since 2006-07.


UK stoops to new levels to raise the bar of mediocrity
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 10, 2017, 05:10:22 am
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema on verge of total failure for first time
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/917517880765353984/XCiZSBXr?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/arkansas/arkansas-coach-bret-bielema-failure)

Quote
Bielema is approaching a systematic failure that ultimately could cost him his job. He never faced such circumstances while going 68-24 in seven seasons at Wisconsin. Or previously in 12 seasons as an assistant at Iowa, Kansas State and with the Badgers.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 10, 2017, 05:42:58 am
 Ross Dellenger‏Verified account @RossDellenger

Les Miles has accepted #LSU's invite

A year after firing, he'll be in Tiger Stadium to be honored w/ 07 title team
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/917016628403073025/hJD1UGQI?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/RossDellenger/status/917609354483912704)

Quote
Les Miles is returning to Tiger Stadium.

He will be on the field — at halftime — Saturday when LSU hosts Auburn.

The former LSU coach will be part of the program’s celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the 2007 national championship team. Miles is scheduled to join players from that ’07 team during a reunion on the field at halftime of the Tigers’ game against Auburn, he confirmed in a message Monday night.

Miles, 63, still lives in Baton Rouge and remains an avid supporter of the program he led for nearly 12 years. His return to Tiger Stadium comes less than 13 months after school administrators fired the coach following a loss to this week’s opponent: Auburn.

He’s since worked as a college football television analyst for ESPN and FOX. He’s scheduled to work more games this season, he said, and serve as a studio analyst for CBS on the weekend that LSU meets Alabama, Nov. 4. He hopes to land a head coaching job after this season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 11, 2017, 04:43:32 am
Gene Stallings on Nick Saban vs. Bear Bryant: ‘It’s hard to compare different eras’
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/917869444499636224/n-VJ6T-d?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/gene-stallings-nick-saban-vs-bear-bryant-hard-compare-different-eras)

Quote
Gene Stallings just doesn’t quit. He’s currently on the radio and talk show circuit after the 1967 Texas A&M team was honored during the Alabama game last weekend.

Tuesday he went on the Paul Finebaum Show to discuss a number of topics including the often discussed topic of comparing Nick Saban and Bear Bryant. While he stopped short of calling Bryant better, it’s somewhat clear he thinks Saban has some advantages.

I loved coach Bryant, there is no question about that. There is only one coach Bryant…its hard to compare different eras. It’s like comparing the old yankees to the present day games. Coach Saban has more coaches on his staff. They may have a handful of analysts, I didn’t even know what that word was when I was coaching. It’s an advantage when you can do that.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 13, 2017, 05:46:40 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Mark Richt says he’s ‘happy’ to see success Georgia is having this season
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/918470733147369472/l-xJSQi4?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/918470731452813312)

Quote
Even though Mark Richt’s tenure at Georgia ended on a sour note, he’ll always hold a special place in Bulldogs fans’ hearts, and they’ll pretty much always root for him. (Especially in weeks such as this one, when his 4-0 Miami Hurricanes face Georgia Tech.) Based on comments Richt made Wednesday, that feeling is mutual.

When asked about Georgia’s sudden rise to the top of the college football world in Year 2 under Kirby Smart, Richt had only good things to say about the school where he served as a coach for more than a decade.

“It’s exciting to see that,” Richt said on the ACC teleconference. “I’m happy for Georgia. I’m happy for all the kids I recruited and I’m happy for all the guys I didn’t recruit. Georgia is a great place. It has a special place in the hearts of myself and my wife, and I’m all for them having a lot of success.”

Richt went on to say that while he hasn’t been able to watch any Georgia games this season — he’s too busy coaching his Canes to an undefeated record in his second year of a new gig —
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 15, 2017, 08:13:19 am
 Todd Politz‏ @tpolitz 10h10 hours ago

Starting in 2001, @LSUfootball has beaten an AP Top 10 team every calendar year except 2009 (0-2) and 2016 (0-1). #LSU
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 15, 2017, 08:25:50 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Yahoo’s Pete Thamel gives stinging opinion about Gus Malzahn after LSU tops Auburn
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/919666418836295680/t3UPQGJ3?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/919666417259163649)

Quote
By blowing a 20-point lead at LSU, Gus Malzahn confirmed what’s been strongly suspected the past three seasons – he has little chance to lead the Tigers back into an SEC contender. Auburn (5-2) has two home games left in which they’ll definitely be underdogs, Alabama and Georgia. Those programs have emerged as the class of the SEC, an echelon that the Tigers don’t look capable of returning to under Malzahn.

Thamel was also on top of the Manti T'eo situation and the love and devotion he had for his late girl friend.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2017, 05:21:28 am
Ex-Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron says he never really wanted to be at Ole Miss
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/920014256053112833/ScRD6zuK?format=jpg&name=600x314) (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/10/former_ole_miss_coach_ed_orger.html)

Quote
Orgeron will stand on the sideline at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium as a head coach Saturday for the first time since he was fired by the Rebels following the 2007 season. In an interview with ESPN's Chris Low:

Chris Low

@ClowESPN

LSU’s Ed Orgeron told me the Ole Miss game is just another game “because the truth is the whole time I was there I was wishing I were here.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 17, 2017, 05:52:23 am
The SEC's new coaches for the 2013 season now in their fifth season:

Mark Stoops, UK: Has UK at 5-1 (2-1 SEC) after achieving his first bowl game and a road win over UofL in 2016. 10-25 in SEC games.

Gus Malzahn, AU: Auburn is 5-2 (3-1 SEC) after a 20-point come-from-ahead loss at LSU. Went to BCS-NC in '13 and hit low point at 2-6 in '15. 21-15 in SEC games.

Butch Jones, UT: Vols 3-3 (0-3 SEC) peaked in '15 with a 5-3 SEC mark and Outback Bowl appearance. Jones is 14-21 in SEC games.

Bret Bielema, Arkansas: Hogs 2-4 (0-3 SEC) beat Texas in the '14 Texas Bowl after a 2-6 SEC mark. '15 Hogs were 5-3 in the SEC with a Liberty Bowl win. After second half collapses against Mizzou and VPI in the Park Belk Bowl, Arkansas has been on a downward spiral. Bielema is 10-25 in SEC games including 0-8 following the John L. Smith error.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 18, 2017, 05:40:05 am
Scarblog: Gus Malzahn's 10 worst losses at Auburn (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/10/gus_malzahns_10_worst_losses_a.html)

Quote
No. 3: (Oct. 14, 2017) LSU 27, No. 10 Auburn 23

The Tigers lost after leading 20-0, the biggest collapse of the Malzahn era. They lost a prime chance to move up in the polls with three higher-ranked teams getting upset on the same weekend. Auburn let the program's Death Valley losing streak extend to nine games. The offense gained just 6 passing yards and 54 total yards in the second half as the Tigers were shut out after halftime. They actually made LSU coach Ed Orgeron look good.

No. 2: (Nov. 8, 2014) Texas A&M 41, No. 3 Auburn 38

The Tigers were still in the playoff hunt despite losing a month earlier to Mississippi State. They lost this game as a 23-point favorite to a true freshman QB in his second career start. It looked like football karma when the Auburn offense fumbled the ball away twice late in the fourth quarter with a chance to win. The program hasn't been ranked as high since. You could argue it hasn't been the same since.

No. 1: (Jan. 6, 2014) No. 1 Florida State 34, No. 2 Auburn 31

The Tigers, after winning a Malzahn era-high of nine straight games and the SEC title, blew a 21-3 lead in the BCS Championship Game. They retook the lead with a minute and change left but let Heisman winner Jameis Winston drive the Seminoles to the winning touchdown.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 20, 2017, 05:58:04 am
 Ross Dellenger‏Verified account @RossDellenger 2h2 hours ago

Long read | Why a Cajun was hired at #OleMiss, what effect it had & how a fried chicken cook is his only friend
http://bit.ly/2xSBSch  #LSU
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/921294309604782080/tVzuJ93r?format=jpg&name=600x314)

3,000 words on the hiring of O at Ole Miss, how it created a domino effect, what the chicken lady says & more

Ex-Ole Miss chancellor Robert Khayat (hired O)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DMjThghUEAU1Df0.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 27, 2017, 05:43:06 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports 12h12 hours ago

Alabama has played 58 games at No. 1 under Nick Saban –– 34 more than it did under Bear Bryant https://trib.al/6OkgcXs
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNGSqyDVoAAgCzX.jpg)

Quote
When Alabama plays its next game against LSU on Nov. 4, it will be the 24th straight game the Crimson Tide has played as the No. 1 team in the AP poll. The streak started with the first game of the 2016 season, which Alabama started at No. 1 after winning the national title.

Do you know how many games Alabama played as the No. 1 team in the AP poll under Bryant? Total? The answer is 24.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 29, 2017, 04:07:37 pm
Florida (updated)

Steve Spurrier won the Heisman while a UF QB/PK in 1966 only one year after Stokely-Van Camp had begun selling Gatorade. As a head coach, he led the '89 Duke team to their first bowl game since the Blue Devils defeated Lance Alworth and Arkansas in the '61 Cotton Bowl.

Spurrier returned to Florida to replace Waldon-native Gary Darnell. Darnell coached UF for seven games as a mid-season replacement for Galen Hall. His first Gator squad was ineligible for post-season play.

The Head Ball Coach was 87-12 in SEC games for the Gators. Florida was conference champions in '91, '93, '94, '95, '96, and 2000.  The Gators were National Champs in '96.

Spurrier left Florida following the 2001 season. He received a five-year, $25 million contract with the Redskins. He is currently a Florida ambassador during hard times.

Ron Zook was a DB at Miami (O.), "The Cradle of Coaches". Zook became an assistant for Spurrier in '91 leaving Ohio State and Zook replaced him as Head Coach beginning with the '02 season. Zook's hiring generated a lot of energy among the fan base, not all positive. Three five-loss seasons ended Zook's career at UF. The practice of flying a banner over a game requesting a coach's firing became known as the "Zookification" of said coach.

Zook did not win a home game over a ranked foe and was criticized for puckering up at home. He coached consecutive road wins over LSU, Arkansas, and UGa in '03.

Ron Zook's SEC record was 16-8.  He coached at Illinois until 2011 and was most recently the Special Teams coach of the Green Bay Packers.

Batesville-native Charlie Strong coached Florida's Peach Bowl loss after Zook's last season.

Florida hired Utah head coach Urban Meyer who complimented Zook on the players he had left behind. Meyer's Utah team went undefeated winning the Fiesta Bowl over Pitt.

Urban Meyer had a 36-12 SEC record in six seasons at UF. His teams won the BCS-NC in '06 and '08 as well as the SEC-CG both seasons.  Controversy surrounded Meyer's season ends in '09 and '10 regarding whether he would return. Meyer left UF after an 8-5 '10 season to spend "more time with family". He was named Ohio State's coach for the '12 season, one year after Jim Tressel's dismissal over the game uniform auction racket. Meyer is the fastest coach to 100 wins since Bud Wilkinson.

In 2008, Tejas hired Will Muschamp away from Auburn to be DC. Following the '08 season, Muschamp was named coach-in-waiting to eventually succeed Mack Brown. He could not wait long enough.

Florida hired Muschamp and he completed his first season in '11. His SEC record in '11 was 3-5 and UF finished 7-6 overall after winning the Gator Bowl. 2012 was a top ten season capped with an appearance in a BCS Bowl, a Sugar Bowl loss. In 2013, UF fell to 4-8 with an FCS loss to Georgia Southern. Muschamp started 2014 on the hot seat and despite a surprise win over Georgia in Jacksonville, a loss to South Carolina including two fourth quarter blocked kicks, led to AD Jeremy Foley announcing he would not coach beyond the end of the regular season. Muschamp's SEC record was 17-15 over four seasons. Failing to get the offense on track despite their wealth of talent proved to be his undoing though he was credited with helping to improve the academic and disciplinary environment. Muschamp was hired by Auburn to be their defensive coordinator in 2015. As head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, his team currently sits in second place in the SEC East.

Jim McElwain was an assistant coach for 25 years with a notable stop at Bama as OC and QB coach from 2008 to 2011.  He was head coach at Colorado State from '12 to '14 with a 10-2 record in 2014. Florida was able to make arrangements to meet his large buyout and McElwain was named Florida's head coach. McElwain joined Spurrier as the only rookie coaches at Florida to get SEC coach of the year. Florida won the SEC-E during a spell of weak division contenders in 2015 and 2016. McElwain was 16-8 in SEC regular season games when he was fired on Sunday, Oct. 29 following a five-touchdown loss to Georgia. Earlier in the week McElwain mentioned receving death threats and he was not backed up by the University in any way.

Earlier in the week the justice system recommended diversion for seven Florida players who were charged with felony accounts of charge card theft. One player, Antonio Callaway, a 2017 Preseason All-SEC WR, has had multiple separate felony charges from sexual assault to the charge card scandal and has been given relief by the Florida system each time. This prevalent Florida issue has been glossed over during the week as the weight shifted to McElwain's firing and UF hoping it is with cause.

Defensive coordinator and former Miami head coach and Arkansas Razorback assistant coach, Randy Shannon will serve as interim coach as the Gators enter the final month of the 2017 regular season.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 30, 2017, 05:07:47 am
 Kyle Tucker‏ @KyleTucker_SEC

Whoever Florida hires next will be the 38th head coach at current SEC schools since Nick Saban was hired at Alabama in 2007.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on October 30, 2017, 05:10:36 am
 Pete Scantlebury‏ @PeteScantlebury

Gary Pinkel, SEC East champs in '13 and '14. Gone before end of 2015. Jim McElwain, SEC East champs in '15 and '16. Gone before end of 2017.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2017, 05:28:58 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

5 years ago as Chizik exited Auburn, Kirby Smart was interviewed for the job.

Instead, Auburn hired Gus Malzahn. https://trib.al/FGol21K
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOEyXnlX4AAqg-0.jpg)

Quote
Scarblog: Those facts have become more interesting since Smart became the Georgia head coach. The shared history is fascinating this week as the No. 1 Bulldogs visit the Tigers in a huge game with conference and national title implications for both teams.

Smart is doing in his second season in Athens what Nick Saban did, with Smart's help, in his second season in Tuscaloosa. He's rebuilding a championship program in a hurry.

Malzahn, despite winning an SEC championship and playing for a national title quicker than Smart or Saban, has come back to earth as Five-Loss Gus. In his fifth season, he's two wins away from the SEC Championship Game - or perhaps two losses away from the end of his tenure.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 08, 2017, 05:40:59 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Will the SEC see a record number of coaching changes this year? https://trib.al/2Ztrf5h
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOC4Jc5XUAAWVMh.jpg)

Quote
The last time the SEC had potentially this much of a shakeup in its coaching ranks, there were only 48 states and Bear Bryant and Bob Neyland were prominently involved.

The year was 1946 and America was coming off World War II. Six schools in the 12-team SEC had new coaches that fall.

Since that season 71 years ago, the most new coaches we've seen in the SEC in a given year is four. It happened in 1962, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2016.

It appears, though, that we might be on pace to challenge (and perhaps surpass) 1946 for all-time turnover in the SEC. Two schools (Florida and Ole Miss) have already made coaching changes, and up to five more might do as well.

ESPN's Booger McFarland said Monday that Tennessee's Butch Jones, Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin and Arkansas' Bret Bielema are all but gone...

This might be the year that Mississippi State's Dan Mullen finally leaves for another job. He's been prominently mentioned for the opening at Florida, as well as some others that might become available.

So that would be six. So who's the seventh?

How about Auburn's Gus Malzahn?

Right now, it appears that only Alabama's Nick Saban, Georgia's Kirby Smart, South Carolina's Will Muschamp and LSU's Ed Orgeron are virtual locks to be back at their schools next season. Things are also looking good for Missouri's Barry Odom, and Vanderbilt's Derek Mason is not yet on the hot seat (though that could change).

So what's your number for SEC coaching changes before the 2018 season?
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 10, 2017, 05:56:25 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Comparing Will Muschamp’s and Jim McElwain’s abbreviated tenures at Florida
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/928709199495925760/vn6-dJyz?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/928711544971628544)

Quote
While Muschamp has moved on well from his time at Florida and the Gators are eager to move on from his successor, it only seems apropos this week to compare the short and shorter tenures of Muschamp and McElwain in Gainesville.

They were eerily similar.

    Both had some degree of early success that was couched by concerns about the quarterback. After a 7-6 debut, Muschamp led Florida to an 11-2 finish and Sugar Bowl appearance in his second season, but fans wondered if Jeff Driskel could take his game to the next level. McElwain led Florida to back-to-back SEC East titles to start his tenure, but he rolled through four QBs in the process, leaving many concerned about the lack of progress at the position.
    Their ultimate demise began with a respectable start to their third season. Muschamp started 4-1 (with a loss to Miami) in 2013 before losing seven straight games to end the season. McElwain started 3-1 this fall (with a loss to Michigan) and would have been 4-1 if the game with Northern Colorado wasn’t cancelled by a hurricane. Now the Gators have lost four straight and could well end the season on a similar slide to that 2013 team.
    Injuries demolished both rosters in those disappointing seasons. Florida has at least 15 players out this week — not including the nine suspended players. Both Muschamp’s 2013 team and McElwain’s final team also used three quarterbacks while searching for answers.
    Under both Muschamp and McElwain, the Gators failed to finish a season higher than 96th nationally in yards per game — and it’s a safe bet to remain true this year as they rank 111th. The program cracked the top 70 in scoring offense just once these last seven years, in Muschamp’s final 2014 season. This season, the Gators are 113th out of 129 FBS teams in scoring offense (20.6 points per game).
    One main difference is that Muschamp’s defenses remained elite throughout his tenure while the Gators have now given up at least 42 points in back-to-back games while tumbling to 78th nationally in points allowed (28.4 per game).
    The other is that Muschamp, who had a better relationship with the athletic administration, was allowed to return for a fourth year despite that 4-8 debacle, going 6-5 in 2014. McElwain was shown the door at the first chance Florida had to part ways, barely making it halfway through his third season.

In the end, both coaches left the program with plenty of questions for their successor to answer.

The argument can be made that Muschamp left the roster in better shape than McElwain.

McElwain leaves behind a young yet unproven defense.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 11, 2017, 06:32:30 pm
 Joe Mussatto‏Verified account @joe_mussatto

Mark Stoops awarded a one-year extension and a $250,000 bonus for leading Kentucky to seven wins.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/929505662526205952/-Hudr1KL?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/joe_mussatto/status/929505661767028737)

Quote
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kentucky’s 44-21 win against Vanderbilt on Saturday was a big one for Mark Stoops. The Kentucky coach added another year to his contract and collected a $250,000 bonus.

Stoops signed a new contract in March that runs through the 2021 season. In that contract is a provision that automatically extends Stoops’ contract by one year after every season that Kentucky wins at least seven games. The Wildcats’ win against Vanderbilt was win No. 7 this season.

That seventh win extends Stoops’ contract through the 2022 season. The automatic extension will be two years if Kentucky wins 10 or more games this season, including postseason games.

Stoops’ salary this season is $3.75 million. His salary increases every year between now and his newly awarded 2022 season. Stoops will be paid $5 million in the 2022 season under his current contract structure.

Mitch Barnhart, Kentucky’s athletic director, said Stoops’ contract extension is an attempt to create stability.

“As you’ve seen in the world of college athletics, it’s really easy to have instability,” Barnhart said. “We’ve got a lot of it going on. The tenures of coaches, athletic directors, everyone is getting shorter and shorter. And so to be able to show continuity and strength. Mark is one of the most tenured coaches in our league with five years right now. That’s interesting to me. It just means that it’s really difficult to hang in there.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2017, 02:28:19 pm
 Adam Rittenberg‏Verified account @ESPNRittenberg
3h3 hours ago

Was told #Tennessee AD John Currie wanted coordinators Larry Scott and Bob Shoop to continue overseeing their units, so went with Hoke as interim.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2017, 02:29:27 pm
 Jesse Simonton‏ @JesseReSimonton
2h2 hours ago

Butch Jones did some good things for Tennessee football, but his tenure will be defined by way too many misadventures. Some notables... http://rvls.co/2jnW4wB
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOc4NXpUIAAA-hC.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2017, 02:39:28 pm
 Chris Low‏Verified account @ClowESPN
19m19 minutes ago

Tennessee from 1964-2008 had 4 head coaches, won 7 SEC titles and 65.6% of its SEC games. Tennessee since 2009 has had 3 head coaches, won no SEC titles and 32.9% of its SEC games.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 12, 2017, 04:08:13 pm
 Joe Rexrode‏Verified account @joerexrode

The coaching search craziness is up next. But first, some advice for Butch Jones, who let things that don't really matter get in the way of what does.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/929756975994306560/04yI4Cmz?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/joerexrode/status/929758140521959424)

Quote
But, man, as you move forward you have got to stop with some of the pointless behavior that made your job at Tennessee tougher than it should have been. It’s tough enough already, right? I’m not talking about football decisions, though the best coaches fit their system to their personnel more than they fit their personnel to their system. You do need to be a little more open-minded. Your offense isn’t making defensive coordinators sweat like it did 10 years ago.

I’m not talking about your catch-phrase addiction, either, and I actually agree with you — most of the clichés you churn out are said in other programs. Some of yours are over the top. You have to understand timing better and not spit them out when the fans are angry, and chill out on the obscure stats that illustrate how well you’re doing and insult the intelligence of everyone, and you must take more responsibility when things don’t go well. But there’s no question that when things are going well, nobody really cares about that stuff.

What I do know, as a sportswriter, is that your entire handling of the media aspect of your job was a disaster. And I believe it distracted you from doing this job to the best of your ability. It must have.

I can’t tell you to grow thicker skin for your next job. That’s you. I can tell you about strategy. Don’t waste time worrying about every little tweet you don’t like. Don’t waste time worrying about every little joke at your expense on the radio.

Don’t threaten to pull the credentials of specific reporters because it won’t work unless you have a reason much stronger than not liking the commentary. Don’t threaten the access of young reporters for comments that qualify as mild criticism at most. It’s embarrassing. Protecting your players, I get. Always thinking about recruiting and how media coverage affects it, I get.

Freaking out because of personal shots is counterproductive. You like to talk about avoiding "energy vampires," right? This is an "energy flesh-eating zombie," and you created it.

Most of all, Butch, don’t waste time at your next stop trying to find a stooge. You know what I mean. Special access in exchange for favorable coverage —
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 13, 2017, 05:57:58 am
 Wes Rucker‏Verified account @wesrucker247
13h13 hours ago

#Vols' termination letter to Butch Jones confirms details GoVols247 has reported on his buyout: http://bit.ly/2hpad8v
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOd7MEvU8AAojKk.jpg)

Quote
Tennessee will honor the terms of Jones’ current contract and pay him the full buyout on the deal, according to the letter. That means Tennessee will pay Jones approximately $8.2 million, but that figure will be mitigated by any salary Jones earns from his next job.

Jones will be paid in monthly installments until Feb, 28, 2021, according to the terms of his current deal with the university.

Currie said during his Sunday press conference that Jones was “fired without cause,” meaning Tennessee is obligated to honor the termination clause in his contract. Sunday was listed in the letter as the official date of Jones’ termination.

“As we discussed this morning the University of Tennessee is exercising its right to terminate your employment and your Employment Agreement,” Currie’s letter stated. “In accordance with … the Agreement, the University will pay you liquidated damages in the amount of $8,257,580.00, subject to all applicable state and federal tax and withholding requirements. The liquidate damages will be paid in monthly installments through February 28, 2021. The first payment will be paid on or before November 30, 2017. By the end of Friday, November 17, 2017, you must complete the University’s standard exit procedures, including return of all University property (keys, University IDs, computers, credit carts, courtesy cars, and any other University property in your possession).

“Please note that your obligations under … the Agreement, including without limitation your obligation to use your reasonable best efforts to mitigate the University’s obligation to pay liquidated damages by making reasonable and diligent efforts as soon as practicable following termination to obtain another comparably employment or paid services position.

“Nothing contained in this letter or omitted from this letter shall be construed as an admission or waiver of the University’s rights or remedies under the Agreement, all of which are expressly reserved.

“Coach Jones, we wish you well in your future endeavors.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 17, 2017, 05:36:16 am
 Wes Rucker‏Verified account @wesrucker247

#Vols interim head coach Brady Hoke claims he’d ‘love’ to be retained on new staff in Knoxville: http://bit.ly/2zHe9w5
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOyt52MVAAAdbex.jpg)

Quote
Hoke, who had been Tennessee’s associate head coach and defensive line coach, became the interim head coach after boss Butch Jones was fired Sunday. He came to Tennessee after stints as the head coach at Ball State, San Diego State and Michigan and then one season as the defensive coordinator at Oregon.

The veteran coach said in an interview on Finebaum that he and his family enjoy the city of Knoxville, as well as the current staff and players at Tennessee, and that he would like to stay after the head-coaching transition.

“Well, we’d love to be here,” Hoke said. “We enjoy Knoxville. We enjoy the kids on this football team. I think the staff, there’s a lot of great coaches on this staff, and more than that, they’re great mentors and great men.”

Hoke, whose first game as interim head coach is Saturday night against 20th-ranked LSU at Neyland Stadium, said he’s always had respect for the Tennessee program and knows how good the program has been and will be again in the future.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2017, 07:13:13 am
 GoGamecocks‏Verified account @gogamecocks

New deal, more money on way for South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp http://scne.ws/Q1Twsn  #thestate #gg
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/931592791649427456/RyU_IP8Z?format=jpg&name=600x314)

Quote
University of South Carolina officials expect to extend a contract extension, along with a raise, to head football coach Will Muschamp by early December, a source told The State on Friday.

Muschamp is in his second season with the Gamecocks, who were 6-7 in his first year and are 7-3 this year headed into Saturday’s 4 p.m. game against Wofford in Williams-Brice Stadium. Muschamp signed a five-year deal in December of 2015 when he took the job. Completing a new deal before the Dec. 20 early signing period would be expected to help boost, or at least solidify, South Carolina’s recruiting this season.

Muschamp earned $3.1 million, making him the 11th-highest paid coach in the Southeastern Conference and 37th-highest paid in [our] nation...

Steve Spurrier, the man Muschamp replaced as head coach, said earlier this season that Muschamp deserved consideration for SEC coach of the year honors.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 18, 2017, 07:38:48 am
Former Alabama and Kentucky coach:

Bill Curry tells moving story about 9/11, America, high school football
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/931629073864056834/-nTWOfZ3?format=jpg&name=600x314) (http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2017/11/bill_curry_tells_moving_story.html)

Quote
wo days after 9/11, Curry -- then working for ESPN -- was on his way to Birmingham to call the Alabama-Southern Miss game, which at that point was still scheduled to be played. While at a gas station in Attalla, he received a call on his cell phone telling him the game had been postponed (it would eventually be played at the end of the regular season).

Curry relayed that news to the gas station clerk, who told him that the high school football games in the area were still on for that week. "In Attalla, Alabama, on Friday night, we're going to play football, because it means a lot to us!," Curry said the clerk told him.

"Football's the only sport in which every player needs every teammate on every play just to survive," Curry said he was reminded that day. "The United States of America is structured similarly. We seem to have forgotten that fact."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2017, 12:42:22 pm
Ole Miss staffer responsible for dreadful Tommy Tuberville video...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/932256885763428352/eHXt3Isv?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/mississippi/ole-miss-staffer-responsible-dreadful-tommy-tuberville-video-owns-issues-public-apology)

Quote
Former Ole Miss coach Tommy Tuberville was back at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday thanks to a color analyst assignment for the ESPN2 broadcast of the Rebels’ game against Texas A&M.

Tuberville, who left Ole Miss nearly two decades ago to take the head coaching job at Auburn, once said that you’d have to carry him out of Oxford in a pine box when describing his loyalty to the program. It may have been 20 years, but Rebels fans have not forgotten.

In what now appears to have been a failed attempt to troll the former Ole Miss head coach, the Rebels video staff put an old video of Tuberville leading the Ole Miss crowd in its Hotty Toddy chant onto the big screen at the stadium prior to the start of the second half.

It was met with boos and confusion...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 19, 2017, 03:54:00 pm
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork apologizes for stadium playing bizarre Tommy Tuberville video
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/932362647097561088/U3AOiKir?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/932363129857724416)

Quote
A day after Ole Miss made the very odd and ultimately poor choice to play a video of former coach Tommy Tuberville on the video board at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the Rebels athletic director has issued an apology.

It was a trolling attempt gone wrong, and after the Ole Miss staffer who played the video apologized late Saturday night, AD Ross Bjork took full responsibility on Sunday afternoon.

 Ross Bjork

@RossBjorkAD

4:12 PM - Nov 19, 2017
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPBkw2CUQAYgnCV.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 20, 2017, 05:36:14 am
SEC Network
71: The number of times @AlabamaFTBL has been ranked #1 in the AP Poll under Nick Saban (since 2007). No other team has been #1 for more than 17 weeks in that span.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPB5_iIWAAIb_30.jpg)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 21, 2017, 06:06:39 am
Who will handle Auburn's potential contract negotiations with Gus Malzahn?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/932777483442819072/6TWHyW6F?format=jpg&name=600x314) (http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2017/11/who_will_handle_auburns_potent.html)

Quote
"Jay and I function very well. We functioned well before he decided to retired; we function very well since he's decided to retire," Auburn president Steven Leath told AL.com Monday night. "Jay functions like all my other most senior direct reports in that they run their divisions. I tend to not be a micro manager, they come to me with really big decisions so there's no surprises.

"If there's big decisions to be made in athletics over the next couple of months while we're searching (for a new athletic director), Jay will do like he normally does and come and sit with me and we'll work through them together. That gives us some continuity and it also keeps me consistent with my management style as to not micromanage, but to be informed."
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 22, 2017, 11:04:22 pm
 Brent Zwerneman‏ @BrentZwerneman

Texas A&M will finish a 4th straight season unranked. For one of nation's richest athletic departments, a university with deeper pockets than just about anybody, & one of top stadium/complexes in football, that's unacceptable: http://www.chron.com/sports/aggies/article/Texas-A-M-plans-to-fire-Kevin-Sumlin-after-LSU-12375100.php … @houstonchron
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/933074272775495680/Hx8plrjv?format=jpg&name=600x314)

Quote
A&M coach Kevin Sumlin will be fired following the Aggies' regular-season finale at LSU on Saturday night, multiple people with knowledge of the situation said.

Sumlin is expected to be dismissed in the day or days following the A&M game against the Tigers. The Aggies are a double-digit underdog to the Tigers, and an A&M victory wouldn't save his job at this point, the sources said.

A resolute Sumlin said Tuesday at his weekly press conference that he expects to be A&M's coach next season.

Aggies have been good but not great under the sixth-year coach, failing to reach double-digit victories in the last five seasons since finishing 11-2 in Sumlin's first season and A&M's first year in the SEC in 2012.

Even that season A&M finished third in the SEC West behind Alabama and LSU, and the Aggies haven't come close to competing for a division title since. Sumlin has two years remaining on his contract that pays $5 million annually, and the two sides are expected to negotiate a buyout in the range of $10 million.

The Aggies (7-4, 4-3) have finished 8-5 in each of the last three seasons, and would need an upset of LSU and a bowl victory to better that mark by a game this season. LSU has won all five of the team's prior meetings as SEC opponents, a tidbit particularly irking A&M's fan base, as the Aggies have tried establishing the Tigers as division rivals.

Asked if he would have been thought of differently at A&M had he won a few of those games against LSU, Sumlin replied, "It would probably be different if I won a couple of games against other people, too."

A&M invested about a half-billion dollars in rebuilding Kyle Field and expanding its capacity to more than 102,000 fans a few years ago, and attendance was down this season as A&M lost at home to division foes Alabama, Mississippi State and Auburn. A&M chancellor John Sharp, an unyielding force behind the Kyle Field rebuild, has been adamant about producing a program that will compete with Alabama and others for SEC titles.

The Aggies' top target is Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, according to multiple insiders.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 24, 2017, 05:49:01 pm
 Ben Frederickson‏Verified account @Ben_Fred
29s30 seconds ago

Cold blooded. Arkansas handed out release immediately after game announcing Bielema has been fired.

Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 24, 2017, 05:57:07 pm
 SEC Country Arkansas‏ @SECCountryHogs

Bret Bielema is out. Full story.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/934208039732891648/StyFo6t-?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/SECCountryHogs/status/934208038843637761)

Quote
Arkansas records under Bret Bielema:
Year    Overall    SEC
2013    3-9    0-8
2014    7-6    2-6
2015    8-5    5-3
2016    7-6    3-5
2017    4-8    1-7
Total     29-34     11-29
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 24, 2017, 06:35:10 pm
 Bo Mattingly‏ @SportsTalkwBo

Press release from Arkansas on Bret Bielema’s firing.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DPb3aUIVAAATVgI.jpg) (https://twitter.com/SportsTalkwBo/status/934206012621500416)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 24, 2017, 09:25:03 pm
 Brent Zwerneman‏ @BrentZwerneman
6h6 hours ago

After early splashes, Kevin Sumlin era at Texas A&M ends in middling fashion: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/article/After-early-splashes-Kevin-Sumlin-era-at-Texas-12377771.php … via @HoustonChron
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/933239752337235968/bs_YIas4?format=jpg&name=600x314)

Kevin Sumlin might be on the way out at Texas A&M but many have his back

Sumlin said he had the chance to jump to the NFL following his 11-2 season in 2012.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2017, 07:04:42 am
 Brent Zwerneman‏ @BrentZwerneman

Texas A&M drops season finale to LSU as door will close on Kevin Sumlin Era: http://www.chron.com/sports/aggies/article/Texas-A-M-drops-season-finale-to-LSU-as-door-12383750.php … via @houstonchron
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/934640497246826502/BzFDIkgl?format=jpg&name=600x314)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2017, 07:00:18 pm
 Ross Dellenger‏Verified account @RossDellenger
2h2 hours ago

Ross Dellenger Retweeted Gators Football

#LSU’s Ed Orgeron is the third-longest tenured head coach in the SEC West.

He just completed Year 1.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 26, 2017, 07:09:03 pm
 Bruce Feldman‏Verified account @BruceFeldmanCFB
4h4 hours ago

This is crazy: Of the SEC's 12 highest-paid coaches from two seasons ago, only three are still at the same school: Saban, Malzahn and Mullen (who may leave MSU within the next 36 hours).


He did.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 29, 2017, 05:54:31 am
Randy Shannon, 5 Florida assistant coaches no longer on staff
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/934525896907808768/ajd7xrtE?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://www.seccountry.com/florida/randy-shannon-5-florida-assistants-coaches-no-longer-on-staff)

Quote
New Florida coach Dan Mullen made some staff changes Tuesday.

Mullen has decided not to retain interim coach Randy Shannon, offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and assistant coaches Robb Akey, Corey Bell, Kerry Dixon II and Greg Nord, sources close to the situation told SEC Country.

Brad Davis, Chris Rumph, Ja’Juan Seider and Tim Skipper are still on staff and will be on the road recruiting this week. Their future roles are still to be determined and there’s no timetable for any official announcements.

SEC Country has confirmed that Billy Gonzales and John Hevesy are now on Florida’s staff...
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: DeltaBoy on November 29, 2017, 08:59:47 am
Dan got a Quick Trigger!
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on November 30, 2017, 05:41:11 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports
It's official – Joe Moorhead announced as Mississippi State's head football coach https://trib.al/Px7acIe
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP0Bn1KW4AMBvJv.jpg)

Quote
44-year-old Moorhead joined James Franklin's Nittany Lions staff in 2016 after four years as head coach on the FCS level at Fordham, where he posted a 38-13 record. Penn State ranks seventh nationally in scoring offense this season, averaging 41.6 points per game.

"During our search, it became unequivocally clear who our next football coach was and that man was Joe Moorhead," Mississippi State athletics director John Cohen said. "Joe is a winner, a man of integrity with a blue-collar work ethic and an ability to motivate others that our student-athletes will gravitate to. His innovative offensive philosophy is a perfect fit for our program and will keep us on a path to competing for championships. I was also impressed with his detailed defensive plan. He will demand excellence on and off the field and maximize the resources we have to continue to be successful in the SEC."

Dan Mullen left Mississippi State Sunday after nine seasons to become head coach at Florida.

Moorhead's hiring leaves three openings for head coaches in the SEC: Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas A&M.

"It's a tremendous honor to be a Mississippi State Bulldog," Moorhead said. "I am thrilled to take the reins of an SEC program that has been as successful as this one has the past decade. I look forward to getting to know the young men on our team, hiring a staff and hitting the recruiting trail quickly. My family and I are excited about being a part of the Starkville community."

 James Franklin‏Verified account @coachjfranklin

Appreciate what @BallCoachJoeMo has done for our program! Not only is he a great coach, but he is a better man! We wish him & his family the absolute best at Mississippi State! #WeAre
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP0F4UIVoAEM9Ch.jpg) (https://twitter.com/coachjfranklin/status/935912092611305472)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2017, 07:05:49 pm
 Brent Zwerneman‏ @BrentZwerneman

Texas A&M hires Jimbo Fisher as next football coach: http://www.chron.com/sports/aggies/article/Texas-A-M-hires-Jimbo-Fisher-as-next-football-12398512.php … via @houstonchron
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/936563135942709248/HbcfPsy8?format=jpg&name=600x314)

Quote
Aggies have lured Jimbo Fisher from Florida State to become their fifth coach this century, in their quest to win a conference title for the first time since last century.

Fisher, who won a national title at FSU in the middle of three consecutive ACC titles, replaces Kevin Sumlin, who was fired on Sunday after six seasons and finishing 16-20 against SEC West opponents in that span.

While his contract numbers have not been revealed, A&M officials involved in the deal have said he will make between $7 million and $7.5 million per year over at least five years. Sumlin made $5 million annually.

FSU has named associate head coach Odell Haggins as interim head coach against Louisiana-Monroe.

Part of this week’s weirdness enveloping FSU included on Wednesday night during the coach’s contractually-obligated Jimbo Fisher Call-In Show, a fan attending the show in a Tallahassee hotel asked Fisher, “I’m wondering, where is the loyalty to the program, Jimbo?”

Fisher, a former Samford University quarterback, is a native of West Virginia who has extensive experience in the SEC as a former assistant at Auburn and LSU, the latter serving as Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator when LSU won a national title in 2003.

Fisher will get quite an introduction at A&M: Two of his first four games are against Clemson and Alabama. The Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide in last year’s national title game, and Alabama won the national championship the year prior.

Fisher is 83-23 over eight seasons at FSU, and this season is easily his worst with the Seminoles. He has won at least 10 games in a season on six occasions, including the national title four years ago behind then-quarterback Jameis Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner.

Fisher inherits a young and talented squad from Sumlin, as 55 of the Aggies’ 82 players on a recent traveling squad were underclassmen.


Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2017, 07:18:14 pm
 Wes Rucker‏Verified account @wesrucker247
2h2 hours ago

I hope today’s news won’t prevent Johnny Majors from being around the program as much as he has been the past few years. It’s been good to see him around.


Tennessee tried so hard to make that press conference a celebration of the new AD. That doesn’t mean that’s the story.

#Vols AD Phillip Fulmer: I will not serve as acting head coach and head coach. I help coach my grandson’s Little League team now. That’s all the coaching I do now.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 01, 2017, 07:28:08 pm
Bret Bielema to get $11.8 million in buyout money  (https://www.seccountry.com/arkansas/report-bret-bielema-get-11-8-million-buyout-money)

Quote
Per Schlabach, some members that serve on Arkansas’ board of trustees argued that it owed Bielema only $5 to $6 million left on his deal while Bielema’s attorney argued for the full $15.4 million buyout. According to the report the deal is expected to be executed over the next few days.

Bielema’s buyout tops that of both Butch Jones and Kevin Sumlin. Jones received $8.25 million from Tennessee and Sumlin got $10.4 million from Texas A&M.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2017, 06:33:46 am
Hugh Freeze was given a two-game conference suspension should he be hired before Nov. 30, 2018.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 02, 2017, 06:36:08 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Tennessee AD Phillip Fulmer: 'I will not serve as interim coach'
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/936716992152731650/Nt3xfa6W?format=jpg&name=800x419) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/936797209319768064)

Quote
Tennessee introduced former coach Phillip Fulmer on Friday as the school's next athletic director, just hours after former AD John Currie was suspended.

Joined by Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport at the podium, Fulmer made it clear he hoped to be a "stabilizing and unifying force through this."

Davenport relieved Currie of his duties after only 10 months on the job. Davenport would not take any questions on Currie or the coaching search.

"I want to be clear today," Davenport said. "We are hear to talk about the change in the leadership in the athletics department. I'm not going to talk about coaches at any other schools or any other places."

Fulmer said he had no timetable for the school's hiring of its next coach, nor does he have a list of candidates "because all of this has happened so fast."

"Our football program has the history, the facilities, the tradition and the resources to play with anyone, anytime," Fulmer said Friday. "And that's what we are going to do again."

Fulmer, the second-winningest coach in Tennessee football history after compiling a 152-52 career record in 17 seasons, knows for sure one man who won't be up for the job.

"I will not serve as interim coach," he said when asked if he would step in as a coach.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2017, 07:49:28 am
 Brent Zwerneman‏ @BrentZwerneman
14h14 hours ago

Between Texas A&M interim coach Jeff Banks and new coach Jimbo Fisher, I've already written "Jeff Fisher" once in a story (I caught it in a proof before sending in). #Oilers #KidsThisIsWhyWeSelfEdit
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2017, 08:08:45 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Kirby Smart to receive massive bonus after SEC Championship win
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/937162642992529408/DLbvq9Xz?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/937163526665318401)

Quote
Thanks to the championship game victory, Smart will now get a $400,000 bonus, which replaces the $150,000 bonus he got from winning the SEC East.

He has a chance to rake in an even bigger bonus. If Georgia plays in the College Football Playoff, which it almost assuredly will, Smart will get a $500,000 bonus. If Georgia wins its first playoff game, Smart would get an extra $100,000 on top of the $500,000 bonus. If Georgia wins the national title, that bonus jumps to $1 million.

He also gets a $200,000 bonus if Georgia finishes in the top 5 of either the AP Top 25 or ... Coaches Poll.

Smart made $3.75 million this season, which ranked 23rd in [our nation].
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 03, 2017, 03:24:49 pm
 Will Sammon‏Verified account @WillSammon

Dan and Megan Mullen put a full-page ad in @clarionledger thanking Mississippi State and the fans.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/937353370918060032/OlQtAezj?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/WillSammon/status/937353442670071808)

(https://html1-f.scribdassets.com/7agzvmhx8g66dben/images/1-461f1fdd5d.png)

Quote
For the last nine years, Megan and I have committed ourselves, and given everything we have to the Mississippi State Football program. I feel confident we are leaving the program in a much better position than when we took over, and with a bright future.

We want to thank all the Bulldog fans everywhere for their support and belief in us, and helping us build the program to where it is today.

Thank you to the MSU administration and athletic administration for their unbelievable support in building the program into national
prominence.

We love every single one of the players that has been here and committed themselves to the program, and committed themselves to giving you a football team that you can be proud of both on and off the field.

For all the people that were so good to Canon and Breelyn, our Mississippi-born-and-raised children, your kindness could not have meant more.

We also thank many of you for so generously supporting our Mullen Family 36 Foundation, and helping each child in Mississippi have a better life and brighter future.

It has been an honor to call Mississippi home and be your Head Coach. We will always love Mississippi State University, our players, the fans, Starkvegas and the great people of Mississippi.

Thank you for an extraordinary nine years, filled with awesome memories.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 04, 2017, 06:11:32 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Auburn confirms contract extension with Gus Malzahn
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/937520979902943232/gVRYf1ZX?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/937521067857498113)

Quote
“Strength and stability go hand in hand, and we have both in Coach Malzahn,” Auburn president Steven Leath said in a statement. “We’re excited for the future of Auburn football. This means a lot to the Auburn family.”
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2017, 05:30:53 am
Malzahn told ESPN that he loves Auburn and where the program is headed (http://www.al.com/auburnfootball/index.ssf/2017/12/gus_malzahn_next_few_seasons_f.html)

Quote
Malzahn agreed to a new seven-year, $49 million deal to remain as Auburn's coach on Sunday after rumors circulated that he might leave for the vacancy at Arkansas -- which was in hot pursuit of its native son to be the Razorbacks' next head coach. Malzahn instead decided to stay at Auburn and continue to build upon the foundation he has set over the last five years.

"I said before the season that the next three or four seasons are fixing to be our best, and I believe that more today than ever," Malzahn told ESPN's Chris Low. "We're on solid foundation and have a chance to do some special things."

In speaking to ESPN, Malzahn also expressed gratitude to Auburn president Steven Leath and the university's administration for reaching a new deal to secure the future of the football program, which went 10-3 this season with an SEC West division title and a berth in the Peach Bowl on Jan. 1 against No. 12 UCF.

Malzahn has gone 45-21 in his five seasons at Auburn, including a 25-15 mark in SEC play. His teams have won two division titles, an SEC championship, played for one national title and appeared in two New Year's Six bowl games during his tenure.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 05, 2017, 05:32:57 am
 AL.com sports‏Verified account @aldotcomSports

Texas A&M confirms 10-year, $75-million contract for Jimbo Fisher
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/937710351172304901/nWa6_19V?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/937714340945367042)

Quote
A&M confirmed its hiring of Jimbo Fisher as head football coach to a 10-year, $75-million contract on Monday.

Fisher resigned from Florida State Friday after eight seasons as head coach to join the Aggies. He takes over a Texas A&M program that went 7-5 this season under Kevin Sumlin, who was fired Nov. 26.

The 52-year-old Fisher -- who played quarterback at Samford and once was offensive coordinator at both Auburn under Terry Bowden and LSU under Nick Saban -- went 83-23 at FSU, winning the 2013 BCS national championship and three consecutive ACC titles from 2012-14. The Seminoles slipped to 5-6 this season before Fisher departed, but beat Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to secure a bowl bid for the 36th consecutive year.

Only two college football head coaches made as much as $7.5 million in 2017 -- Alabama's Nick Saban and Clemson's Dabo Swinney. However, Saban's $11.1 million salary and Swinney's $8.5 million were largely comprised of one-time bonuses.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 06, 2017, 05:27:14 am
 Baby‏Verified account @Ben_Baby

Reports: SMU's Chad Morris is top target at Arkansas, deal possible by Wednesday
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/938211629694636032/t_YQNV2C?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Ben_Baby/status/938212125293543424)
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2017, 05:04:45 am
 Wes Rucker‏Verified account @wesrucker247
5h5 hours ago

COLUMN: Jeremy Pruitt a risk worth taking for #Vols football: http://bit.ly/2ABCROx
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQbF8JjV4AElXsD.jpg)

At this point, #Vols could have put a visor on a paper bag and I wouldn’t have cared. But to go through their past 25 days and end up with Jeremy Pruitt? That’s not bad, folks.

Quote
Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt emerged from a 25-day had-to-see-it-to-believe-it search as the next head football coach at Tennessee.

The 43-year-old Pruitt has served as Alabama’s defensive coordinator the past two seasons. He spent the two seasons before that in the same position at Georgia, and the season before that in the same position at Florida State.

Pruitt, a native of Rainsville, Ala., played defensive back at Middle Tennessee State (1993-94) and Alabama (1995-96) and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant with the Crimson Tide in 1997. He then spent seven of the next eight seasons at the high-school level — though never as a head coach — before heading back to his alma mater in 2007 as the director of player development.

After three seasons in that support-staff role, Pruitt started his meteoric rise through the ranks in 2010. He spent three wildly successful seasons as Alabama’s defensive backs coach before heading down to Florida State for the defensive coordinator’s job. After one season — a national-championship season, at that — with the Seminoles, Pruitt spent two seasons under Smart as Georgia’s defensive coordinator before returning to Nick Saban’s flock as Alabama’s defensive coordinator in 2016.

Five years after it didn’t offer Smart when he was Alabama’s defensive coordinator, Tennessee will hire the new Smart — the latest in a long list of Saban proteges, and one who has been fast tracked to this point in his career for a reason.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2017, 05:24:06 am
 SEC Country Arkansas‏ @SECCountryHogs
10h10 hours ago

LOOK: Bret Bielema sends classy message congratulating Chad Morris on Arkansas job  #WPS http://sec.news/2zWsOQG
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQaDkt1UIAEvrdy.jpg)

 SEC Country Arkansas‏ @SECCountryHogs
16h16 hours ago

Chad Morris will get a six-year deal for $3.5M a season. His introductory press conference is Thursday morning.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 07, 2017, 09:05:08 pm
 Rainer Sabin‏ @RainerSabin
4h4 hours ago

Jeremy Pruitt's base salary is $275,000 and his annual supplemental compensation is $3,525,000, according to the memorandum of understanding signed by Jeremy Pruitt and the University of Tennessee.

Jeremy Pruitt will earn a $300,000 bonus for winning the SEC championship game and a $500,000 bonus if he wins the CFP national championship.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2017, 05:18:54 am
 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell

Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt introductory plan: ‘dominate our opponents every day’
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/938949339984121862/ZgsK2CI3?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/938949332446908418)

Quote
“We want to be a big, fast, dominating, aggressive, relentless football team that nobody in the SEC wants to play,” said Pruitt, introduced Thursday night at Neyland Stadium by Vols’ College Football Hall of Fame coach and current AD Phillip Fulmer.

“Can we get there? I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think we could get there.”

Fulmer certainly wouldn’t have hired the 43-year-old Pruitt away from Alabama coach Nick Saban if he didn’t feel the same about the four-time national championship defensive coordinator.

“His energy and his enthusiasm, his background and his intensity all appealed to me greatly,” said Fulmer, who narrowed the search to Pruitt, former Tennessee player and current Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.

“You can see and feel his passion for what he does, and he cares about young people.”

Pruitt grew up the son of a successful high school football coach before playing at Middle Tennessee and transferring to Alabama, where he played for College Football Hall of Fame coach Gene Stallings.

Stallings told SEC Country on Thursday that he has advised Pruitt to lean on Fulmer for advice, and to get started quickly on building relationships with head coaches.
Title: Re: What has been the tenure of SEC Football coaches during the expansion era?
Post by: jbcarol on December 08, 2017, 11:07:50 pm
Five SEC football programs will play their first game of the 2018 season under a different head coach than the man guiding the team at the start of the 2017 season. That will bring to 155 the coaching changes that have been made in the league from one year to the next since the conference's first football season in 1933.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/939299831176052736/byacHQKA?format=jpg&name=600x314) (https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/939303518988619776)

Quote
New coaches will be Chad Morris at Arkansas, Dan Mullen at Florida, Joe Moorhead at Mississippi State, Jeremy Pruitt at Tennessee and Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M. Morris was SMU's head coach, Mullen was Mississippi State's head coach, Moorhead was Penn State's offensive coordinator, Pruitt was Alabama's defensive coordinator and Fisher was Florida State's head coach.

6 Are the most SEC teams in one year that had a different head coach to start a season than was coaching the team for the first game of the previous season. That came in 1946, but there's a qualifier for that first post-war season: Two of the coaches were returning to their pre-war jobs in Tennessee's Robert Neyland and Vanderbilt's Red Sanders. Next season will be the first in which five SEC members will open play with a head coach who is in his first year in that position at the school.

7 Fewer games were won by Arkansas in 2012 under John L. Smith than were won by the Razorbacks in 2011 under Bobby Petrino. That's the largest decline in victories for a first-year SEC coach. Smith's only Arkansas team went 4-8 after Petrino's final Arkansas team went 11-2. Petrino lost his job in a scandal in April 2012, and the Razorbacks turned to Smith, who'd been Arkansas' special-teams coach for the previous three seasons but had departed after the 2011 season to take over the Weber State program. In only three other instances has an SEC member changed coaches and won five or fewer games than it did in the former coach's final season. Each team won six fewer games -- Alabama under Mike DuBose in 1997, Alabama under Mike Shula in 2003 and Vanderbilt under Derek Mason in 2014.

7 SEC coaches did not win a game in their first seasons. Bear Wolf at Florida in 1946, Slick Morton at Mississippi State in 1949, Ears Whitworth at Alabama in 1955, Tommy O'Boyle at Tulane in 1962, Charley Pell at Florida in 1979, Jerry Claiborne at Kentucky in 1982 and Lou Holtz at South Carolina in 1999 didn't have a victory in their first seasons.   

7 SEC coaches won at least 10 games in their first seasons. Bill Battle at Tennessee in 1970, Billy Kinard at Ole Miss in 1971, Mike Archer at LSU in 1987, Terry Bowden at Auburn in 1993, Les Miles at LSU in 2005, Gus Malzahn at Auburn in 2013 and Jim McElwain at Florida in 2015 reached double digits in victories in their first seasons.

8 Previous changes have featured a coach going directly from one SEC member to another, as Dan Mullen has in leaving Mississippi State after nine seasons for Florida. While several coaches have guided more than one SEC program, including three of the most successful in Paul "Bear" Bryant, Steve Spurrier and Nick Saban, the ones who have gone directly from one league member to another are Bill Curry (Alabama 1987-89 and Kentucky 1990-96), Doug Dickey (Tennessee 1964-69 and Florida 1970-78), Gerry DiNardo (Vanderbilt 1991-94 and LSU 1995-99), Red Drew (Ole Miss 1946 and Alabama 1947-54), Harry Mehre (Georgia 1928-37 and Ole Miss 1938-1945), Houston Nutt (Arkansas 1998-2007 and Ole Miss 2008-2011), Tommy Tuberville (Ole Miss 1995-98 and Auburn 1999-2008) and Chet Wynne (Auburn 1930-33 and Kentucky 1934-37). DiNardo, Drew and Tuberville had better records at their second stops than they did at their first. The others did not. Mullen had a 69-46 record at Mississippi State.

9 Are the most victories for a first-year Arkansas coach since the Razorbacks joined the SEC. Houston Nutt started his stay at Arkansas with a 9-3 record in 1998.

10 Are the most victories for a first-year Florida coach in the SEC era. Jim McElwain started his stay at Florida with a 10-4 record in 2015.

10 SEC coaches have won at least five more games in their first seasons than their predecessors won in their last seasons, topped by the nine-win improvement for Auburn under Gus Malzahn in 2013. The Tigers went from three victories in 2012 to 12 in 2013. Ole Miss made a seven-win improvement under Johnny Vaught in 1947. Six-win improvements were made by Auburn in 1993 under Terry Bowden and Ole Miss in 2008 under Houston Nutt. Five-win improvements were made by Ole Miss under Harry Mehre in 1938, Kentucky under Paul "Bear" Bryant in 1946, Auburn under Ralph "Shug" Jordan in 1951, Arkansas under Nutt in 1998, LSU under Nick Saban in 2000 and Ole Miss under Hugh Freeze in 2012

10 SEC seasons have started with the same head coaches on the sidelines as were on the sidelines for the first game of the previous season. Those years were 1937, 1957, 1959, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1988, 1992 and 2006.

12 Are the most victories for a first-year SEC coach. Gus Malzahn started his stay at Auburn with a 12-2 record in 2013.

23 SEC programs have changed coaches from one season to the next since 2010, including five for the 2018 season. That's the most in one decade in SEC history, eclipsing the 22 of the 1990s. The fewest coaching changes came in the 1980s, when there were 12.