SEC Coaching Changes 2012

Mike Gundy Seriously Considered Tennessee

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Turns out Mike Gundy really did consider the Tennessee job before deciding he couldn't leave his alma mater. Sounds like the allure came down to a belief that UT is an easier place than Oklahoma State to win a national title, and because (essentially, in so many words) he could play more cupcakes in Knoxville. He euphemistically describes is as having concerns about scheduling, but one big concern is about playing a tough opponent in a kickoff game on top of a nine-game conference schedule. So, cupcakes.

Top 10 Stories of '12: (6) Bad Winter for Coaches

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It was a rough year for the head guys at three of the league's charter members, as each was fired at the end of the 2012 season. What happened next for one of those programs was bizarre

Richt Loses Key Assistant Garner to Auburn

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Rodney Garner is headed to his alma mater after more than a decade in Athens.

Tennessee is a New Challenge for Butch Jones

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In the past, Volunteers' new head coach has always followed Brian Kelly's success. Now he has to do it on his own

Butch Jones Will Be Next Tennessee Head Coach

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After striking out on some bigger names,Tennessee is hiring the head man from Cincinnati.

Tennessee's Short List Makes Sense Only on Surface

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The four coaches that AD Dave Hart reportedly targeted make a good list only under superficial examination.

Why 2012 Tennessee is Not 2006 Alabama

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It's tempting to draw comparisons between the bad circus that was the 2006 search that produced Nick Saban and the current search for Derek Dooley's successor. It would also be flawed

Charlie Strong Out for Tennessee; Who's Next?

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The Louisville head football coach will remain the Louisville head football coach. Which is nice for Louisville, but still leaves Tennessee without a head football coach

5 Things SEC Fans Should Know About Bret Bielema

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So just who is this guy that Arkansas is bringing down from up north?

Tennessee Focusing on Charlie Strong

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Tennessee now appears to be zeroing in on Charlie Strong, according to ESPN. But does he want the job or more money?

And Report: Gus Malzahn Headed to Auburn

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The offensive coordinator who helped guide the Tigers to their last national championship is headed back to the Plains, this team as top guy

Reports: Arkansas Hires Bret Bielema

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After a bunch of bogus Mike Gundy reports, Arkansas has hired Bret Bielema according to Pat Forde.

Reports of Mike Gundy to Arkansas Shot Down

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Reports bubbled up all over the place suggesting that Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy is preparing to take the Arkansas head coaching job. More reports say he's not.

Art Briles Off the Market

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Baylor's Art Briles has been mentioned as a possible fallback choice for Arkansas and to a lesser extent Auburn and Tennessee. Not anymore, it looks like.

CBS: Gruden Tells Vols 'No'

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There's another report now indicating that the Vols are out of the Jon Gruden sweepstakes and will have to look elsewhere for their next head coach

Report: Gruden Has Offer From Tennessee [Updated]

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But a conflicting report says he's withdrawn his name from consideration.

Arkansas looking to hire Kenny Carter, ESPN Reports. (Or at least that's what this screen cap...

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Arkansas looking to hire Kenny Carter, ESPN Reports. (Or at least that's what this screen cap suggests. (via @KentTaylorWAVE)

Charlie Strong Denies Interview With Auburn

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It's likely that Louisville's head coach talked with Auburn. Was it an interview? He says no.

Les Miles Remaining at LSU

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It shouldn't really come as a shock, but it looks like the boomlet of "Les Miles going to Arkansas" stories have produced the desired raise and extension for the head coach

Reports: Les Miles Has an Offer From Arkansas

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Go big or go home: Jeff Long has reportedly put an offer on the table to try to poach Les Miles from LSU.

Kentucky Hires Mark Stoops as Head Football Coach

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The reports were true: UK's new head coach is Mark Stoops.

SEC Coaching Search Update, 11.27.12

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The latest news in the searches to replace four SEC head coaches.

Potential Candidates to Replace Chizik at Auburn

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Here are the names you're going to hear connected to the new opening at Auburn.

Gene Chizik Fired at Auburn

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AU has fired Gene Chizik after four seasons on the Plains.

John L. Smith Officially Out at Arkansas

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It wasn't exactly a surprise that Arkansas showed its interim head coach the door. But now it is official

Tennessee Coaching Search: Cutcliffe Out?

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Sure, you wouldn't expect Cutcliffe to say he's on the next plane to Knoxville. But the denial is pretty strongly worded as these things go

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