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The SEC Coaching Carousel is Complete

After a tumultuous month in the Southeastern Conference, the league’s three head coaching vacancies were filled Sunday night.

The first domino to fall was Lane Kiffin. After it was widely reported Friday night into Saturday morning that Kiffin would be the next head coach at Ole Miss, he picked up another C-USA Championship for FAU, defeating UAB 49-6 Saturday afternoon. Twenty-four hours later he hopped on a planet Oxford where he was greeted by hundreds of Ole Miss fans. One handed his baby over to Kiffin to pose for a picture, then told him, “Hey, get you a burner phone.”

That wasn’t the most ridiculous video to come from the SEC’s coaching searches. To complete Arkansas’ coaching search, AD Hunter Yurachek took the most awkward vertical video in the history of Twitter to reveal former Razorback offensive line coach Sam Pittman will be the new head coach in Fayetteville.

I take it back. Pittman has made more awkward videos in both quality and quantity as the Georgia Bulldogs associate head coach.

To pile on to the awkwardness, Pittman previously left Arkansas on bad terms. As Pittman prepared to leave Fayetteville for Athens in 2015, Bret Bielema took the entire offensive line to Pittman’s house. The visit fell under the guise of a farewell message, but it was really an attempt to prevent Pittman from leaving.

Obviously, Bielema’s plan did not work. On his way out the door, Pittman blocked the Razorback football team on social media. Whoever runs their account did not realize the self-own taking place by sharing this fact.

The quietest hire of the weekend, and what could end up being the best of the bunch, happened at Missouri. Eli Drinkwitz is leaving App. State to take over Barry Odom’s program. Scott Satterfield’s replacement only has a year of experience, but that one year was pretty successful, finishing 12-1 with a Sun Belt Championship.

Unfortunately, Missouri’s hire did not produce any high quality hi-jinx. All we got were a few bad headlines from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

 

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for The SEC Coaching Carousel is Complete



  1. CJKAssassin123
    11:31 am December 9, 2019 Permalink

    Arkansas is screwed beyond commission and they are going to be a heavy run orientated team, Lane Kiffin is a really good coach with a genius offensive mind but he always manages to fuck it up every school that he cons into hiring him and Ole Miss will be no different.

    Drinkwitz is a rising star with a genius offensive mind,but he is unproven and inexperienced at this level, I would of hired a more established coach with prior experience as a head coach at a power 5 school like Charlie Strong,or, Kevin Sumlin,or a Mike Leach,or Butch Jones.

    Mizzou could have hired a lot worse but I think if Drinkwitz gets the time he needs like Mitch Barnhart gave Mark Stoops he can turn Mizzou into constant player in the SEC East. It’s going to take time, a lot of patience across the board from the coaching staff,to the players,to the Mizzou School administration, to the fans, but Drinkwitz inherits a really good roster already put together which includes a really good QB in Kelly Bryant whom is going to flourish in Drinkwitz’s offensive system which is kind of what Eddie Gran is doing with Lynn Bowden and we already know how that is working out. So I definitely think Mizzou wins this round of SEC coach carousel.



  2. Bobbum Man
    12:14 pm December 9, 2019 Permalink

    Where’s this planet Oxford you speak of?



  3. Cousins Fake Tooth
    6:52 pm December 9, 2019 Permalink

    Your Pittman talk is confusing, can’t make heads or tales out of it also looking at dates on the videos.