Top 10 Story Lines as the SEC Season Comes to a Close

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Nov 15, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp walks off the field after they lost to the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Florida Gators 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

5. Who Will Florida Hire?

As I mentioned early and everyone knows by now, Florida fired Will Muschamp. The list of names to replace him is big and also lofty.

Vegas already has odds on it:

  • Mike Gundy: 4/1
  • Jim McElwain: 9/2
  • Bob Stoops: 11/2
  • Dan Mullen: 11/2
  • Make Shanahan: 7/1
  • Rich Rodriguez: 7/1
  • Steve Spurrier: 8/1
  • Hugh Freeze: 9/1
  • Gary Patterson: 12/1
  • Gus Malzahn: 12/1

Brent McMurphy claims Dan Mullen and Rich Rodriguez won’t be candidates for the job. I can’t imagine Steve Spurrier going back at nearly 70 years old. We joked about Freeze going to Florida last month but I doubt that too. Really, that entire list seems too lofty except Jim McElwain. Florida fans have their head in the clouds about who they can get. It’s a great program, but in this day in age it’s harder and harder to pick coaches off other power five schools.