SEC Football: A Season of Change

Michael HicksSenior Analyst IJune 3, 2008

If you need to keep your program handy this season to look up your team's new faces, I will understand. The SEC has six new starting quarterbacks to go along with 11 new coordinators and two new head coaches.

Defending SEC and national champion LSU is one of those teams looking for a new signal caller. Andrew Hatch and Jarrett Lee are in the running to take over for troubled QB Ryan Perrilloux, who was kicked off the team in May.

But they are not alone in looking for a new quarterback. Auburn, Tennessee, Ole Miss, South Carolina, and Kentucky are also looking for a new face under center.

Ole Miss will break in a whole new staff with Houston Nutt coming over from Arkansas. Jevon Snead, a transfer from Texas, will step in at quarterback for the Rebels.

Bobby Petrino takes over for Houston Nutt in Arkansas and returns starter Casey Dick at quarterback, but it's unclear how he will fit into Petrino's style of offense.

New Auburn offensive coordinator Tony Franklin looks to install his spread offense with either Kodi Burns or Chris Todd at quarterback. Burns has the inside track at the starting job with his dazzling performance in the Peach Bowl and Todd sidelined this spring with a sore shoulder.

Kentucky has to replace Andre Woodson with either Curtis Pully or Mike Hartline.

Steve Spurrier turns the offensive play-calling over to his son, Steve, Jr. Tommy Beecher takes over at quarterback for the suspended Stephen Garcia.

At Tennessee Dave Clawson takes over for David Cutcliffe, who left to become the head man at Duke. Jonathan Crompton replaces the schools No. 3 all-time passer in Erik Ainge.

So no matter what, you'll need to keep a roster handy this season in the SEC.