A different kind of turnover margin

Yeah, the schedule looks like a bear from this vantage point. But Georgia’s got one big thing running in its favor going into the 2008 season.


The Southeastern Conference has a slew of new offensive and defensive coordinators this season – eleven of them.


There are open tryouts for starting quarterback, too. There are going to be at least six of those.

Here’s the school-by-school breakdown:

Alabama: New offensive coordinator, Jim McElwain.

Arkansas: New head coach, Bobby Petrino, new offensive coordinator, Paul Petrino and new defensive coordinator, Willy Robinson.

Auburn: New offensive coordinator, Tony Franklin, new defensive coordinator, Paul Rhoads, and a new quarterback in either Kodi Burns or Chris Todd.

Kentucky: New starting quarterback in Curtis Pulley or Mike Hartline.

LSU: New defensive co-coordinator in Doug Mallory and Bradley Dale Peveto and a new starting quarterback in Jarrett Lee or Andrew Hatch.

Ole Miss: New head coach in Houston Nutt, new offensive coordinator in Kent Austin, new defensive coordinator in Tyrone Nix and new starting quarterback, Jevan Snead, a transfer from Texas.

Mississippi State: New defensive coordinator Charlie Harbison.

South Carolina: New defensive coordinator in Ellis Johnson and new starting quarterback in Tommy Beecher.

Tennessee: New offensive coordinator, Dave Clawson, and new starting quarterback Jonathan Crompton.

There are only three SEC schools not on that list – Florida, Georgia and Vanderbilt.


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  1. dean

    To see it all laid out like makes it a little surprising. By that I mean I knew there had been some turnover this year but I didn’t realize (or forgotten) it was this much. Oh and you might want to put an asterisk by Tommy Beecher’s name. Or put in parenthesis “until Steven Garcia is reinstated” or “until he throws 2 picks in the Georgia game”.