I recall when Kiffen left Tennessee, they had to chase him down to get his cell phone (full of recruiting info) back from him.
He had the runs.
Yep... Tubby taught Lubbock another meaning for the term 'Fear the Thumb'...
He stuck it in their eye on his way out the door.
Hate to say it but they are both so classy, they deserved each other.
You can bet that Mike Leach, and his parrot, are grinning about the way Tubby left town...
Not to defend Tubby, but once he (or his agent) accepted the new job, there may have been NCAA rules keeping him from having any further contact with the recruits. The NCAA is known for picky rules and it wouldn't surprise me if they wouldn't let him tell the kids he suddenly had a personal issue and couldn't finish dinner.
This story is great. Made me laugh.
"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
" I THOUGHT THIS MUST BE WHAT GOD LOOKS LIKE."
in talking about Coach Paul Bryant
Alabama is 2- and 3-deep all over the place with full grown, meaner-than-he!! men. It's almost not fair making college kids play against them. Any Saban-coached team is going to be deep as he!! with recruits that have elite size, strength and experience at their position and they are going to play with incredible physicality.
Stay classy Tubbs...
Where's that pine box at? Found a use for it.............
"Reggie, I didn't get where I am today by not knowing the difference between a free and a strong safety."
"But, CJ, you really don't know the difference between the two."
"Precisely, Reggie. You are making my point for me."