Gruden has a double-wide on his aheep farm in Maryville. Plus his wife was a cheerleader there. Plus, he was, like, a GA there. It's all so obvious.
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The pressure on UT cannot be overstated. Their top 3 rivals - Bama, Florida, Georgia - are about to be ranked numbers 2, 3, and 4 in the country this week.
ROLL TIDE ROLL!
Found this nugget, over at Fox Sports:
Good luck paying $$$$$ to get a real coach. Couple that with the 2-year extension, added to their probation................couldn't happen to a better bunch of rats. (API being lower than rats.)Tennessee faces some financial issues as it chooses its new coach. The university's athletic department posted a $3.98 million budget deficit for the 2011-12 fiscal year in part because of buyouts it was paying to Fulmer, former athletic director Mike Hamilton, former men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl and former baseball coach Todd Raleigh.
"We will certainly come out on top, if we succeed in being defeated!"
They are paying Pearl?!?
If God wanted me to be humble, he would have sent me to Auburn.
There is a huge difference in being an assistant coach and a head coach. As an assistant, it is easy to believe you have all the answers,, but the game is completely different when you are on top and having to make the tough calls. Dooley will land on his feet somewhere as an assistant, but he simply was not ready for taking on this position.
I think he will be a head coach somewhere. I think he is a good head coach. He has been real close to winning 3-5 more games this year. One possession games where one play makes a difference. He may want to spend more time in a smaller school to learn and develop his coaching style. He may end up taking a Louisville if Strong gets offered a better job.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. Dwight D. Eisenhower
http://www.hsfdatabase.com/tn_maryvillefaf.htm - if you are wondering who he is. He is one of the best high school coaches around.
Manning or Quarles could possibly make good coaches at the college level but you don't get your first college job as a head coach in the SEC.
Last edited by VolFan1; November 18th, 2012 at 07:00 PM.
Best hire that would probably jump for UT, Dan Mullen. HC experience, knows the SEC and UT is a step up.
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