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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    What is a MOU?


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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

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    What is a MOU?
    Exactly my first question. I believe it's a Memorandum Of Understanding, aka the Letter Of Intent of the business world.

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

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    I imagine it would be a Memorandum of Understanding.
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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

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    I imagine it would be a Memorandum of Understanding.
    Would be my understanding...
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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Hearing from some people that they've actually landed Gruden and have an MOU in hand.

    I've outlined before why I hope they actually hire Gruden, but I'll re-hash here:
    ...as someone who grew up in Orlando and a long-time Bucs fan, I've seen what he is as a coach first-hand:
    - he inherited a LOADED team from Dungy, won the SB against his former offense, then trended down for years, ending his time with an overall record of 60-57. If you remove that first year from his record he was a pretty dismal 45-53 at Tampa.
    - he's a legendary X and O guy, but also pretty well known as lacking the ability to develop talent, often showing his frustration when players didn't do precisely what he wanted, despite the fact he was unable to actually teach them how to do the things he wanted.
    - he's known for an overly complex system, one that many NFL players had difficulty keeping up with and fully understanding. His plays calls in particular were so long and so specific that it often caused problems with the QB having time for a pre-snap read of the defense.
    - he's hasn't coached any football in almost 10 years!
    - he's never coached college football, never recruited, never had to hire a defensive staff (he inherited Monte Kiffin's crew and kept them in Tampa)...

    I mean, other than being known for MNF, there's nothing to be excited about regarding Gruden. If he wasn't handed a loaded Bucs squad on a silver platter, he wouldn't have that SB ring. The tennessee fans hilariously think everyone is quaking at the thought of Gruden going to ut, but I would LOVE to see it happen...
    I dont follow the NFL but he seemed to have flamed out quickly. Having said that and if these reports are true, he will be an improvement over every UT coach since Fulmer and would be an overwhelmingly popular choice with the home folks.

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    I cannot believe a major college football program would hire a coach who has been out of coaching for 10 years! That in and of itself is a losing proposition.

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

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    I cannot believe a major college football program would hire a coach who has been out of coaching for 10 years! That in and of itself is a losing proposition.
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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    He will likely get a recruiting bump from name recognition and being able to flash a superbowl ring. I agree he won't be able to do much with it
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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Makes me wonder if ESPN really is thinking of letting MNF go.

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by TiderinAZ View Post
    I cannot believe a major college football program would hire a coach who has been out of coaching for 10 years!
    I agree, they wouldn't. But UT certainly would.



    But if it's true, I suspect that in a few years we'll be hearing them talk about the "Jon Gruden Debacle" and hoping it will end soon.

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    As a lifelong Bucs fan I say...whatever.

    Ill always be thankful for him finishing what Dungy started, but hes overrated.

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by TiderinAZ View Post
    I cannot believe a former major college football program would hire a coach who has been out of coaching for 10 years! That in and of itself is a losing proposition.
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