SEC assistants in play

It's that time of year again when you're going to start hearing different names connected with potential head coaching openings.

And this year, several SEC assistants could end up being in play.

Already, Tennessee running backs coach and special teams coordinator Eddie Gran has talked to Memphis about its head coaching opening. Gran interviewed this past weekend following the Vols' game against Ole Miss.

LSU assistant head coach and running backs coach Larry Porter is also a possibility at Memphis, while Auburn assistant head coach and receivers coach Trooper Taylor is somebody else who's been mentioned in connection with the Memphis job.

Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn is another guy who's going to get some interest, and maybe this is the year that Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong finally gets his long overdue shot.

Another name to keep in mind is Kentucky defensive coordinator Steve Brown, who interviewed for the Mississippi State head job last year.