Looking at the new hires in the SEC I think they are all upgrades over the previous coaches. Not sure that Beleima (sp) is better than Petrino, but he is over John L. So looking at Auburn I think Gus will do better than Chizic, but I am not sure how much better. I think Butch Jones will be a significant improvement over Dooley. So all in all I believe the SEC just got harder to win and harder to be successful in. Now that said, the SEC should continue to be the dominant conference In college football and may even be better than ever. It is sort of amazing to think the conference gets better almost every year.