New coaches, new teams? SECMD21 comes to an end
The League’s four new head coaches inherit very different situations
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - - The Southeastern Conference’s four new head coaches inherit very different situations but sport the standard new regime optimism.
Tennessee’s Josh Heupel is trying to rescue a proud program whose struggles now include an NCAA investigation into potential recruiting violations.
Vanderbilt’s Clark Lea returned to his alma mater after the Commodores failed to win a game.
Auburn’s Bryan Harsin shed his Boise State roots for the SEC.
South Carolina’s Shane Beamer, like Lea, is a first-time head coach, but he’s the son of a highly successful one. They all spent SEC media day touting their programs’ potential and-or tradition.
Word that Texas and Oklahoma are talking about leaving the Big 12 for the SEC is having ripple effects. It has been a point of discussion for officials in the ACC and Big Ten.
The Big 12 had a meeting planned with athletic directors and university presidents and chancellors to be briefed on what’s going on. It was unclear whether Texas and Oklahoma were going to participate.
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