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  • Kelly

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  • Frost

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    Re: Which Program will hire a new coach after 2 years worth of Buyer's remorse?

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    Re: Which Program will hire a new coach after 2 years worth of Buyer's remorse?

    Taggart is a goner. If they do anything less than 4-2 in the first half of this season, I could see him gone. Nebraska will give Frost more time than we might expect, but he deserves that, for his skills. Pruitt makes it through the year unless they go winless in conference, and or winless overall, which I don't see. UCLA just doesn't have the drive to hire a football and basketball coach in the same year.

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    Re: Which Program will hire a new coach after 2 years worth of Buyer's remorse?

    Quote Originally Posted by jthomas666 View Post
    Couldn't happen soon enough - actually, it could. Then it would be:

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    CJP better watch his back.
    This is exactly why most everyone didn't like the idea of him going to UT. Yes, some didn't like him going to Tennessee because of the rivalry, but most realized what was possible with Fulmer as AD.
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    Re: Which Program will hire a new coach after 2 years worth of Buyer's remorse?

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    This is exactly why most everyone didn't like the idea of him going to UT. Yes, some didn't like him going to Tennessee because of the rivalry, but most realized what was possible with Fulmer as AD.
    Yep. It's stunning to me, though it shouldn't be, that this could happen again. If he would do it to a Tennessee legend, Johnny Majors, he would certainly do it to Pruitt. In his mind, he probably thinks he is the only one who could get Tennessee back to prominence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    This is exactly why most everyone didn't like the idea of him going to UT. Yes, some didn't like him going to Tennessee because of the rivalry, but most realized what was possible with Fulmer as AD.
    I think he is more like Bobby Cox than Barry Alvarez in terms of downward movements in an organization. Granted i liked Bobby Cox finding a way back as the man, but everyone knew he was looking for the first chance to fire Russ Nixon to get his job back. I just doubt Fulmer would take the Alvarez temporary route in doing it.

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    Re: Which Program will hire a new coach after 2 years worth of Buyer's remorse?

    Quote Originally Posted by TideEngineer08 View Post
    It is really difficult to do well at Tennessee, and it's not a place for someone to start their head coaching career. They need a Nick Saban or an Urban Meyer, but would such a coach come there? Is Tennessee even seen as a top tier opportunity anymore? The recruiting disadvantages there are very real. They either need an elite, established head coach, or they need Georgia, Alabama, and Clemson to implode. You could drop 1998 Fulmer into Knoxville, and he ain't winning championships there with Alabama, Georgia, and Clemson churning out top 5 teams every year.
    this really is the key issue for UT. Pruitt would be fine as a head, but with the recruiting being dominated by Kirby and Dabo and Nick, and you could even throw Muschamp and Mullin in there, it's crowded. UT won't get back to prominence until one or more of those programs goes into the doghouse. Watch those Knoxvegas Devils: they will snoop the NCAA like they did back at the turn of the century.

    Edit to add: I could see Fulmer railroading Pruitt NEXT season, with this whole year to try and get a Tommy Tuberville to come there, out of retirement. I'm sure he's talked to Peyton Manning about it, as well, even though it's waaaayy out in left field to hire him.
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    Re: Which Program will hire a new coach after 2 years worth of Buyer's remorse?

    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide_21 View Post
    I do wonder if Fulmer had this in mind all along. Pruitt will be a great head coach someday, but I think he's in way over his head at Tennessee. Too many factors working against him. Fulmer hired a guy they could can quickly if need be and then he takes over as interim. They win a couple of games and he's back on the sideline for the Vols. I know it's a stretch but I would put it past him.
    I posted this scenario in a different thread a few days ago. I think this has been Phat's plan all along.

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    Re: Which Program will hire a new coach after 2 years worth of Buyer's remorse?

    If you think about it, just beating All Bran again would probably be enough to save Pruitt's job. Unfortunately, the Cow Patties don't show up on UcheaT's schedule again 'til 2025 - about six years back to the day, if you're soothsaying, that Pruitt got the sack in Toxville.

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    Pruitt did right by Alabama when he left here. The Tn. folks probably think he should have focused more on them.
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    Re: Which Program will hire a new coach after 2 years worth of Buyer's remorse?

    I think you could easily have two gone this year. Most likely is Taggart, but Pruitt's seat can't be much cooler. I think both probably go, but Taggart goes first.

    Do they care enough about football at UCLA to even know who the head coach is. Kelly probably gets another year, and Frost is Nebraska blood. They give him a chance to fix things.

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    Pruitt and Taggert for sure. Not sure to what extent UCLA and Nebraska really care anymore.
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    Re: Which Program will hire a new coach after 2 years worth of Buyer's remorse?

    Taggert's mess is actually Jimbo's mess.

    Personally, I believe Texas A&M will regret the day they jumped into bed with that character.


    I think Taggert gets a pass for a couple more seasons.

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