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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Can he develop his recruits? That becomes the nitty gritty question.

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by Nolan View Post
    Can he develop his recruits? That becomes the nitty gritty question.
    That was considered one of his glaring weaknesses in the NFL (when players come in already polished, compared to HS players) - he's a good Xs and Os guy, but not a good coach. The tennessee fans I've mentioned this to don't care - they claim he'll hire great coordinators and work more as a CEO. I told them that means other teams will have an extra actual coach, but they act like that doesn't matter.

    They've completely drunk the Kool Aid on this one...
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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    That was considered one of his glaring weaknesses in the NFL (when players come in already polished, compared to HS players) - he's a good Xs and Os guy, but not a good coach. The tennessee fans I've mentioned this to don't care - they claim he'll hire great coordinators and work more as a CEO. I told them that means other teams will have an extra actual coach, but they act like that doesn't matter.

    They've completely drunk the Kool Aid on this one...
    One told me that Alabama's reign of terror is over and "Gruden will own Saban"
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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

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    I think this would be a monumental disaster for Tenn. So - please do it!!
    Remember the last time they fired a coach they hired a guy who was the biggest win for the guy they fired.


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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by DzynKingRTR View Post
    One told me that Alabama's reign of terror is over and "Gruden will own Saban"
    He does have a 1-0 record against Saban.


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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Very clever! :-)
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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Gruden would be an epic fail. They need a national recruiter. Kiffin returning would probably be better than Gruden there

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    They're going to have to change their song...."Ain't no smoggy smoke on Chucky Top!" LOL!!!

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystical View Post
    They would get an immediate shot in the recruiting arm. Everything else would depend on who he hires as coordinators. Maybe he brings Trent Dilfer along as QB coach.
    I was thinking that exact same thing. If he took the UT job, there would be an exciting buzz in the air for a while and they would get some recruits from it. But once the dust settled, I wouldn't expect a whole lot from him.

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Jim Harbaugh part two?

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by gtowntide View Post
    Jim Harbaugh part two?
    Not even close, IMO.

    As has already been said, he won at Tampa with the roster Tony Dungy built. Tennessee doesn’t have a good roster in place.

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    Re: Sounds like Gruden might be replacing Botch at tennessee

    He's a TV star and he has the QB camp show thing that the young folks seem to love. He's the hip name out there right now. I could see recruiting getting a bump from this hire at first but, it will fade as the L's stack up.

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