Monday, January 26, 2009

Coaching Carousal -- Early Push off in the SEC

Can the downswing in the SEC be responsible for the early start on the coachin searches? In the 2 seasons since Florida's Billy Donovan took his second consecutive NC, an SEC school has given the coaching carousal it's first big shove of the season. And true to form, this one nearly coincides with LSU's ouster of head coach John Brady last season.

Mark Gottfried, head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide resigned this afternoon, according to official announcement, after a conference with Alabama AD Mal Moore. Assistant Coach Philip Pearson was named interim coach and is expected to finish the season. A job search will begin shortly and be conducted without news updates, according to AD Moore.

Mark 1/26/09 as the official start of this season's coaching search.

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