Everything you need to know about the new SEC East coordinators

The SEC had a handful of coaching changes following the 2016 season. While no head coaches made moves, the league did see movement among the assistant ranks.

Today, we are looking at the new coordinators taking over in the conference. We are starting with the SEC East Division, which currently has just two new coordinators. Kentucky is in search of a new defensive coordinator after D.J. Eliot took the same job at Colorado.

But for the timing of this post, only Florida and Tennessee are working with new coordinators heading into spring.

Here's everything you need to know about them:


Randy Shannon, Defensive coordinator

Shannon was promoted from co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach to full-time DC after Geoff Collins left to be Temple's head coach. It's a comfort move for head coach Jim McElwain but that's not to say that Shannon, who has been at Florida for two seasons, isn't qualified. This will be Shannon's third stint as a defensive coordinator. The first came in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins (1998-99), while his second came during six years at Miami (his alma mater) from 2001-06. Miami won the national championship in 2001 and Shannon had five top-10 defenses during his six seasons as DC. He was Miami's head coach from 2007-10, going 28-22 before he was fired.


Larry Scott, Offensive coordinator/tight ends

While this could also be considered a comfort hire for the Volunteers, Scott, who coached Tennessee's tight ends and special teams last season, was very involved in the Vols' offense and play-calling down the stretch in 2015. Tennessee averaged 561.3 yards and 46 points per game in its last four contests. Scott, who has 16 years of coaching experience, joined UT in 2016 after three seasons as Miami's tight ends coach. He was interim coach for the final six games (4-2) of the 2015 season. He replaces Mike DeBord, who left to be OC at Indiana.