With the start of the college football season less than a month away, it should be noted that there is but one new head coach in the SEC. Step right up, Florida's Jim McElwain.
But that doesn't mean job security has come to the nation's most brutal college football league.
There are 14 new coordinators.
Kentucky's new offensive coordinator, Shannon Dawson, has plenty of company. Alabama and Ole Miss are the only two SEC schools whose 2014 coordinators are still around for 2015.
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In fact, you could make the case that a pair of SEC coordinator hires were more noteworthy than Florida's selection of a head coach.
McElwain's predecessor, fired Florida coach Will Muschamp, tops the list. "Coach Boom" constructed stout defenses at Auburn and Texas. His Florida "D" wasn't bad either — 15th nationally last season — but the horrid nature of the Gators' offense earned Muschamp a pink slip.
Gus Malzahn quickly lured Muschamp to Auburn with a three-year, $5 million contract. A Malzahn-Muschamp partnership is one reason SEC Media voted the Tigers most likely to win the league.
Meanwhile, John Chavis executed the most controversial move when he surprisingly bolted Baton Rouge for Texas A&M. The longtime Tennessee defensive coordinator spent six seasons at LSU before deciding change is good.
He also reportedly received a $5 million deal. These days, coordinators aren't cheap. And Chavis will earn every penny. Texas A&M surrendered 470 or more yards in five of its last six games in 2014.
The other new coordinators may lack marquee names but are interesting nonetheless. One will do double duty. Vandy head coach Derek Mason returns to his roots in taking over the Commodores defense. Mason was Stanford's defensive coordinator before stumbling to a 3-9 record his first year as a head coach.
On offense, Georgia hired Brian Schottenheimer — son of Marty — who was offensive coordinator for the NFL's Jets and Rams the past nine seasons. Schottenheimer hasn't coached college football since 2000. But he was Danny Wuerffel's backup at Florida for Steve Spurrier.
Former Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier returns to the SEC after spending last year at Michigan. Nussmeier will run McElwain's offense at Florida. Ironically, Nussmeier succeeded McElwain as Alabama's OC after McElwain became Colorado State head coach.
Out of coaching for two years, Mike DeBord is the new offensive coordinator at Tennessee. DeBord was head coach at Central Michigan when UT coach Butch Jones was his offensive coordinator.
Andy Ludwig, former OC at Wisconsin, is the offensive coordinator at Vanderbilt. He is likely to install a run-oriented attack similar to the one new offensive coordinator (and former Central Michigan head coach) Dean Enos wants to continue at Arkansas.
On defense, LSU's Les Miles hired a veteran to replace Chavis. Kevin Steele, former DC at Alabama and Clemson, knows LSU's biggest rival as well as anyone. Steele was once Nick Saban's assistant head coach.
At Florida, McElwain hired Mississippi State's Geoff Collins as defensive coordinator, then ex-Miami coach Randy Shannon as co-defensive coordinator. Having lost Collins, Mississippi State rehired Manny Diaz, who excelled as MSU's defensive boss before flopping at Texas.
South Carolina and Missouri are also hoping for successful reunions. Steve Spurrier hired his old Florida DC Jon Hoke to help shore up the Gamecocks' shoddy defense. After Dave Steckel became head coach at Missouri State, Missouri's Gary Pinkel convinced former assistant Barry Odom to give up his Memphis defensive coordinator's job for the same post at Mizzou.
Twelve schools, 14 new coordinators. For a new season, that's a whole lot of new.
What does this all mean?