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SEC Coaching Changes 2012

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Mike Gundy Seriously Considered Tennessee

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

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

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

Tennessee is a New Challenge for Butch Jones

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

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

Tennessee's Short List Makes Sense Only on Surface

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

Why 2012 Tennessee is Not 2006 Alabama

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?

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

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

Tennessee Focusing on Charlie Strong

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

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

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

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.

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Art Briles Off the Market

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'

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]

But a conflicting report says he's withdrawn his name from consideration.

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

Charlie Strong Denies Interview With Auburn

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

Les Miles Remaining at LSU

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

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

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

SEC Coaching Search Update, 11.27.12

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

Potential Candidates to Replace Chizik at Auburn

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

Gene Chizik Fired at Auburn

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

John L. Smith Officially Out at Arkansas

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?

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

'This Guy,' Other Candidates for the Tennessee Job

Jon Gruden is the name that every Tennessee fan seems to want for their program. But there are almost certainly other names on Dave Hart's list as well

Dave Hart on Derek Dooley and the Coaching Search

Dave Hart didn't exactly break a lot of new ground in talking about Derek Dooley's firing, but here's a roundup of some of the interesting things he did say

Derek Dooley Fired, Tennesee Announces

It's not really a surprise to anyone that the Tennessee head coach is on his way out after nearly three disappointing seasons. But what does that mean for the Vols program and a certain Monday Night Football analyst?

John L. Smith Wants to Return in 2013

It's not that we don't love having the Arkansas interim head coach in the SEC. It's just that we don't think Jeff Long would love to keep Smith in Fayetteville

Reports: Dooley Out at Tennessee

There's no confirmation from the university yet, but the writing has been on the wall for a while

The Tragedy of Joker Phillips

How Joker Phillips went from one of the few successful examples of a head-coach-in-waiting to the first SEC coach fired in 2012