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Can someone on the board make sure to pay attention to what he has to say tomorrow and update it on this thread? I'm really interested in why his tweets were saying that he was so upset and that he is going to go off tomorrow. He also tweeted Trooper to UT.
Yes, would be appreciated from a West coaster
They have an app on android and iPhone if u want to listen. Just search Tennessee sports radio. It's also free
This post was edited by bUTchSlapped 14 months ago
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I think he was just asking for someone to update here bc even if he had the app.. 7am in Knoxville is 4am on the west coast :)
"Give him six" "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama" "Grit N Grind"
True. But u can also listen to the podcast on the app
The paraphrased, Reader's Digest version of his show from 07:55-08:20 this morning...
-If he wanted the recruiting coordinator title so bad, he should have landed a 4/5 star RB.
-Society today is full of 'give me a title'-type characters who don't want to earn titles, they just want to be given them. These people exist not only in football, but in business as well.
-Jay Graham loses credibility when he talked about what a fantastic opportunity it was to come back to his alma-mater and be a coach, then doesn't want to put in the work required to earn the recruiting coordinator title, so he goes elsewhere.
I don't know Butch Jones or Eric Ainge at all. I do know Jay Graham as an aquaintance. For my readers digest version of this, I believe Ainge made this up and was simply looking for a ratings boost. I know those of you who don't want to hear this will go nuts as usual, but boys, sometimes things just aren't as you want them to be. I think it would be best to quit whining about this and blaming a man who gave us a lot of his effort and a lot of great moments and move on. You're going to dis a man who is a UT hero over someone you don't know? Shame on you.
+1 I agree with you 100% I didnt hear anything from Ainge but his emotional side of it for effect. To me Graham made a business move, happens every day!!
The only question you need to ask yourself is why was Zach Azzanni going to make more than Jay Graham next year. Total disrespect shown towards one of the best coaches and recruiters on the staff.Who wouldn't be looking for an exit under the same circumstances.Put it this way how many of you would be happy if your employer fired everybody in your department but you, but then hired a whole new staff and made you the 2nd lowest paid person in the department.
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That's not really a fair comparison. You should phrase it like this; "how many of you would be happy if your company lost tons of money for 3 years and then they hired a new CEO to run it who has made 2 other companies very profitable and then the new CEO fired the rest of your department but allowed you to stay on without cutting your pay at all." See doesn't that seem more accurate?
Also Zach Azzanani is a great recruiter and has just come from a great program in Wisconsin. I think he has earned a great deal, as have most of CBJ's staff because he brought them with him from winning programs.
Jay Graham should have been the highest paid non coordinator on that offensive staff, it is that simple. None of those coaches are better than him or have a better reputation in the south than him. Real hard for me to believe no other coaches approached Jay about jobs before FSU, but he stayed out of loyalty to the university during the transition.
Zach coached Wr's at a running school and coached 1 year at Florida, he is no better a coach or have a better resume than Jay. If I was Jay I would have felt disrespected and I think it is safe to say he did as well.
If you want to be a highly paid coach you need to have a resume of wins, it's that simple. Graham is a great recruiter, no doubt about it, but unless your kid is a 5 star recruit I don't think you are in any position to be the judge of reputations of recruiters whom you've only known about for 2 months. Plenty of good recruiters on this staff. If CJG wants to be at FSU that's his choice and he will be missed but I don't know if in the big scheme of things it was a huge loss.
Ainge said that Jones offered to match what FSU offered in terms of pay, so money wasn't the issue. Ainge also said that Graham wanted to be recruiting coordinator, but Jones said he would need to earn it rather than just be given the title. Assuming Ainge's info is accurate, then it wasn't a pure business decision as some people have made it out to be.
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