TN seems to have the same things going against them that Auburn has. Given the notion that Smart turned down Auburn, would he consider TN?
After things not working out well with Dooley and Sunseri, I can't really see UT going after another Saban assistant.
TN is a better job, but didn't they get burned a bit by taking a Saban guy with limited head coaching experience? No offense to Smart of course, but I'd think they would want to try something different.
espn reported that so far gruden, fedora, gundy, and strong have turned them down and their next batch of interviews will be pellini (nebraska), smart, and butch jones. with such a publicly conducted search why would smart even interview knowing he was, at best, their #5 candidate?
Be glad when this is over. It becomes the board obsession, me included.
Call me crazy, but if I get a phone call for an offer to coach UT, I'd take it. I probably couldn't even draw up a fullback dive out of I formation without missing some major points. I live in TN and despise that shade of orange (or pretty much any shade of orange, but anyway). But I would be thrilled to be their 8,204th pick given the resources they have.
Last edited by DocCrimson; December 6th, 2012 at 12:50 PM. Reason: loquaciousness
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Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice? Congratulations, you'd probably make a pretty good con-man.
I've said it ad nauseum and I'll say it again - go OUTSIDE the SEC, take your lumps, make your mistakes, THEN come in and do your thing.