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Seriously....if we get to that point, i dont think i care about the details of it.
No offense Wes, i know your just doing your job.
If they seriously get down to Butch Jones then we have huge problems. Might as well bring Phil back before you go that route.
If Strong is not the next coach then somebody in the admin is really screwing the pooch. He's wanted a big time SEC job for years. As every day passes I'm affraid for the future of TN football. Hopefully this thing will get turned around in my lifetime.
I didn't, he doesn't excite me at all
If we get through these three without a hire, I say next we consider to look at Davis and Petrino. If you can't hold your nose and select one of these, who would surely accept, then I suggest we look at Chavis, keep the offensive staff as close as possible, and in three years hire a hc in waiting to replace him. At some point we need someone that would crawl through glass to get here. Btw, my first post on this site. Very much appreciate the quality of both the posters and moderators!
If Jones is the only alternative, I agree that perhaps Fulmer should be given some consideration. I still have confidence that Hart will be able to land on the the Big 3, preferably Strong, Fedora or Gundy in that order. However, if all 3 decide to stay at their respective schools with a fatter paycheck, I would rather have the following scenario than getting too far down "The List":
Fulmer - HC
Chaney - OC
Chavis - DC
Graham - RB
Martin - QB
Hinshaw - WR
Lance Thompson - DL
Dale Jones - LB
Bill Bates - DB
Staley - GA
I fully realize that Coach Fulmer had his run at UT and the reasons for his dismissal. However, if we can't get a high profile coach, I would rather see this scenario than another Dooley type hire . . .
"Old School"! A strong defense wins championships!
I agree, If we hire Butch Jones I will not renew my season tickets next year. I am getting tired of shelling out good money for a bad product.
I skip right over it. Kinda childish to think if I ignore it, it doesnt exist, but thats my strategy!
I like it
If Gundy and Strong are trifling, we need to hire Butch Davis and get going - great coach, great recruiter, big name and no delay.
I stopped reading about Jones when I read the name Jones and realized it wasn't about Butch Davis
Right there with you!
With you on this one.
If you haven't recognized it, we have problems. Prospects don't appear to be actively pursuing this job. We don't have an all star list to chose from and that is NOT Hart's fault. Everyone said "anyone is better than Dooley" so I hope you were right. If it gets down to Butch Jones and he takes the job I'll say thanks and hope he does a good job. He might not be as sexy as many of the other candidates but you know, with every candidate name posted here the thread always has those that can't stand that particular candidate.
As to bringing Phil back, that might be the best solution. We need stability not a revolving door. If you want Tee Martin, Jay Graham and the other assistant coached mentioned, Phil is probably the only way you'd get them. Although many labeled this as a Fulmer fault, he is very loyal to his own (including his school). You just won't get that anywhere else.
Dude if we can get that staff with Fulmer IM ALL IN! Stop the search lets roll!
This post was edited by warriorbaseball 16 months ago
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