For years, the SEC has served as a training ground for NFL talent.
These days, SEC coaching staffs are running a reverse.
With the arrival of Lane Kiffin at Tennessee, five of the league’s 12 head coaches have NFL pedigrees. The SEC has become a landing strip for coaches who either didn’t cut it in pro ball or decided the college game is the better way to go.
• Nick Saban is entering his third season at Alabama after a two-year fling with the Miami Dolphins.