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I guess Erin Andrews said its a "done deal"???? Anyone heard anything?
If true UT wouldnt take no for an answer and paid a king's ransom. While Mitch is being told no and moving on...by our "Home Run" targets.
The rich get richer and UK hiring a WAC coach grows more and more likely....
If reports of UT hiring Gruden are true (see Erin Andrews post), then we are falling farther and farther behind in the nuclear arms race called the SEC. Maybe we should just stop playing football or maybe the SEC should kick us out of the conference. I feel like there should be a "salary cap" that required an SEC athletic department to spend a minimum amount on its football program each year.
We are the Kansas City Royals of the SEC....
This post was edited by lleycat7304 17 months ago
Like Butch Jones.
Took exactly 1 post to turn into a Mitch bashing thread. Not surprised.
Gosh I hope not. Talk about a HR...
Clever stuff here.
Erin Andrews last tweet - "oh vols fans...i do love you..but i'm not reporting anything except the Redskins tom afternoon..."
Erin Andrews is not reporting any such thing.
I'm reporting she is figgin' hot.
You know the Vols are going to go after the top guys out there and pay top dollar. An article in our local paper today said the Vols athletic dept is suspending the $6M annual donation to the school that helps with academic schollies etc, for the next 3 years. Money to go towards coaching buyouts and also be able to sweeten the pot for a new coach.
Let em have Gruden..He has no college experience and no recruiting experience..Whole different ballgame from the NFL.. After Grudens Super Bowl with Tampa and Dungys players, he proceeded to go 6 straight years without a single playoff win and thus, got canned.. His Oakland stint had also gone south and he was canned in that job, as well.. Personally, I like Gruden and he's a big name, but, I don't think he's gonna go into UT and take over against coaches like Spurrier, Richt, Muschamp, Saben, Miles, etc, who have a much better grasp of the SEC and recruiting.. He's an upgrade to Dooley, but, there's no way he goes into UT and immediately starts winning 5-6 SEC games a year, especially when they'll likely lose there QB and top 2 WRs and RB, which is about 90% of there offense.. Now, if they give him 5-6 years, I think he may can get to that point, but, I trully feel there will be some disgruntled fans before then and with his background, likely a conflict or 2 with the administration.. also, I see him giving this a try for a couple of years and then bolt back to the NFL and UT will be back at square 1..
Vol fans will be jumping off brdiges when they don't get gruden. There are other reports out there that they can't afford gruden. They are paying something like 25 million in buyouts over the next 3
Or 4 years.
You are so wrong that man can walk into a kids house and get instant repect. Every kid knows that man. He would be a great hire where ever he went. your post is so wrong in so many ways.
He is instant respect from his players.
^^^^^ this...I love ERIN..
Once again, deville..you prove you have more football sense than 99% of these posters. Anyone thinking Gruden would not win at Ut is silly. Guys won super bowls..had Oakland on the verge..Kids and more importantly..thier fathers..know the name Jon Gruden..instant recruits..instant respect..guy knows what it takes to play and win in the NFL..its laughable how some on here just have to be negative..or bash for no reason other than to bash..or say Butch Jones is a homerun hire..imgetting sick of saying this...BJ is 21-14 at UC..1-2 in bowls at UC and CMich..what friggin secret do these guys know that has BJ coming here..to Uk..and doing as good..or better? If you want a 21-14 record..in the big east..which translates to mabye 14-21 in the SEC..OMFG...period....................................................................period..........................PERIOD! Deville..ups and kudos, you, my friend..at least understand football!
THANK YOU. Also of note where will UK find the 4 to 5 mill most are wanting to pay for a new coach and his staff per yr. WHERE.
Hopefully, we'll get a chance to see how great he is at UT..
Lets hope not...would make Uk's path even harder. Gruden is a winner.
Well since no one answered the post where the Erin tweet was false, I take it that its just another MADE UP rumor.
Honestly, until he gets something right regarding football, why would anyone expect any different?
Well lets see how many bowl games did UK go to in a row. B4 Mitch was here how many did UK make it too in the past 30 yrs. Mitch is doing his best with what he has to work with.
Look this is a basketball state from highschool on up.
The state puts out so few highschool players each yr that can play in the SEC.
UK will always be behind for that reason.
If UK wants to spend around 7 to 8 mill for a coach and his staff and then spend 200 mill plus on the rpogram then yes it may take a step forward. AND THIS IS WHAT IT WOULD TAKE PERIOD.
FIND A WAY TO PAY FOR IT.
Ive got $5 bucks they can borrrow.
Thats a ridiculous post. I'm the first to put the heat on Mitch related to getting this hire right and frankly I believe that if you don't have a successful football program as an SEC school then you are a failure but he's clearly done some good things and like Dville mentioned it wasn't long ago we were experiencing some of the best times in UK footballs history and that was due to a hire he made coming off of probation. Have some freakin perspective.
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