Programs

SEC resources, the right hires can help programs rebound quickly

Southeastern Conference fans once mocked new LSU coach Brian Kelly for trying to talk about the South. No one is laughing now. Kelly transformed the Tigers from cellar dwellers into SEC West champions in his first year on the job. Tennessee’s revival of Josh Heupel from the depths of the SEC to one of the nation’s top-ranked teams in his sophomore season has been impressive. SEC programs can go from basement to penthouse with the right moves.

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