Found December 07, 2012 on
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Some call it a sirens song. Others would call it a black hole.
SEC coaching has become a bit of both depending on your perspective. If you are a fan, the jobs offered at college footballs top conference are the pinnacle of the sport: A place where a good football man can gain wealth and status that would make the Sun King blush.But if you are on the outside looking in, the conference can seem like a dense vortex where everything enters but nothing ever escapes.
Recent news out of region only bolsters both claims.
Nobody thought Bret Bielema would leave Wisconsin, especially after making his third consecutive trip to the Rose Bowl. The Big Ten was once the conference every great coach aspired to land. Now, its a training ground for 4-8 SEC programs.
There was also the ten-gallon-sized blow to the solar plexus once-mighty Texas felt when the Longhorns lost their hand-picked head-coach-in-waiting (Will Muschamp) to an SEC school.
So, who has voluntarily left the SEC ranks lately...
BEST OF MAXIM
USC Coach Lane Kiffin speaks with the media following Friday's practice.
USC was back on the field Wednesday for the first of what is expected to be 13-15 practices before traveling to the Sun Bowl. Coach Lane Kiffin spoke with the media following practice.
Unquiet on the Western Front
Sonny days at Cal.
Sonny Dykes leaves Louisiana Tech to become Cal's new head football coach. Cal might want to ask Tennessee how hiring a La. Tech coach worked out for the Vols. (California Golden Blogs)
Matt Barkley vs. Lane Kiffin?
USC HC Lane Kiffin responds to Trojan starting quarterback Matt Barkley's claims that the team'...
Marqise Lee caught a nation-leading 112 passes this season, which helped the USC sophomore become an All-American and a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award.
On Wednesday, Lee was en route to an awards show in Florida and quarterback Matt Barkley was returning from a New York awards ceremony, so both were absent when the Trojans practiced for the first time in preparation for the...
Matt Barkley said this week that USC’s offense focused on Marqise Lee too much at times this season, but Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin disagrees.
“At times though we focused too much on him as a team and we took away from other great playmakers like Robert (Woods) and our tight ends who were phenomenal players to where defenses saw that and kind of overcrowded Marqise,” Barkley...
It appears this time, reports that now former University of Cincinnati coach Butch Jones has accepted a new job are true.
Just two days after the false report by Woody Paige of the Denver Post saying Jones was taking the Colorado job, he officially accepted a much better one. Jones will be introduced Friday afternoon as the new head coach at the University of Tennessee.