As the season ended on Saturday for many of the teams in the country the search for new coaching is in full frenzy. A pair of teams in the SEC needed new head coaches with both roles already getting filled. Other SEC schools are making changes in coordinator roles and other schools are having their coaches poached for big roles around the country. The storylines in the SEC this offseason are far crazier than any of the other conferences as there’s no premier program with an opening at head coach. Alabama Football hasn’t lost any position coaches or coordinators but, there will be plenty of new faces to compete against in the years to come.
Alabama Football: Coaching searches are embarrassing for SEC schools
Every school and its fanbase wants one thing and one thing only and that’s to win. Every school thinks that they’re a top-tier program in the country and deserve candidates that are unrealistic. Texas A&M showed this by bullying their school out of hiring Mark Stoops because they didn’t think he was good enough. This is the same Mark Stoops that’s led Kentucky to two ten regular season wins seasons since 2018 whereas Texas A&M had one ten-win season under Jimbo Fisher. Arkansas decided after a disappointing season that they’d give Sam Pittman another year leading the Razorbacks. In turn, Pittman went out and brought in a disgraced coach who was fired from the school in a massive scandal putting a massive black eye on the Arkansas program. These situations arise almost every year and every year it’s shocking. Last season, Auburn fired Bryan Harsin fans spread rumors of him having an alleged affair only to hire Hugh Freeze who has had his long string of controversies. In 2017, Tennessee was set to hire Greg Schiano until people took to social media outraged with the hire due to Schiano’s time at Penn State during the Jerry Sandusky scandal leading to the school pulling the plug on Schiano and hiring Jeremy Pruitt.