"I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
-- Coach Bryant
"We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
-- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson
To be fair, unless you're hiring a guy who is unemployed right now, you aren't getting a coach until December anyway. It would be naive to think they aren't already talking to agents through the back channels right now. They'll wait until Chizik's buyout reduces on 12/1 and can him following the SECCG.
Chizik's buyout does not suddenly drop $2.5 million on December 1. It has been dropping 1/12 of that amount every month since last December 1. The buyout drops a little over $200,000 every month.
Last edited by Crimson1967; November 11th, 2012 at 05:58 PM.
I've been told by Vol fans up in this neck of the woods that Gruden's already been hired and the press conference is on Monday for the last four weeks. As each week goes by, with no press conference, my laughter has turned to . . . hysterical laughter.
Wipe the shock off my face!
I'm sure he will announce that he is stepping down to give himself more time to rehab his hip.
Hard to feel much sympathy for Dooley; he was paid to win, although I always thought he had much more integrity than the two previous guys. When dragging down the big bucks, being a good guy means little if you can't be competitive.
It looks as if there will be at least four changes before next season begins; Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky, and Tennessee. I keep waiting to hear the Vandy coach gets an offer from somewhere. He appears to be a winner, just does not have the material to work with. The SEC is not the place for on the job training; only the tough survive and with each member school playing eight conference games, that boils down to 56 losses to spread around. Imagine swimming in a pool of hungry sharks.
I hope Dooley lands a decent job somewhere and builds a winning program. I always said he had more class than Tennessee deserves. Maybe they will end up with some butthead that sets their program another 5 years. I hate Tennessee.
The best thing to ever come out of Tennessee...I-65 heading south.
I believe Dooley is one of those nice guys much like Mike Shula. CDD was used to heal the team after the PhatPhil ousting and Lame Kitten one year of disaster. Much like Alabama did after Frannie and Mike Price. They certainly have the money to go out and get an outstanding coach -- Saban is NOT available. They may go for Gruden as is rumored but I don't know if his coaching style will suit college.
My basset hound, Henry. 10-14-1998 - 04-09-2012
Remembering Victor Ellis #9
I would rather burn an American flag to protect the Constitution than burn the Constitution to protect the American flag
I have been hearing Gruden to UT for the past 8-10 years, ain't gonna happen.
"My momma always said you got to put the past behind you before you can move on." Forrest Gump
"The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but never preserved except in memory LLAP" Leonard Nimoy