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but that were negotiating right now. Anyone have any insight on this.
Said its not Gruden or Patterson.
So if I'm interpreting this correctly he is indicating that we are beyond the feeler stage and close to hiring a new coach?
Did he say that on twitter, his radio show, other?
I don't have any sources, but I think it is Petrino if we are in fact at that stage. I just don't think we would be talking to an active coach this early. I don't know. It could be Fulmer using this logic.
He's been saying this for a few days on his radio show. The way he makes it sound it's someone actively coaching which is the reason he won't say any names.
IMO, there is absolutely no way we are talking contracts with a coach who is active right now for a few reasons.
1) There is no way that everyone on both ends would be silent
2) I'm pretty sure you have to have permission from their employer and then through the school, it would get out
3) That's unethical and I don't think Hart would do that
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IMO, IF, a big if, they're in negotiations, then
1). Dooley lied and has been told he won't be back. You don't negotiate with a coach when you still have a coach.
2). The coach they're negotiating with is currently unemployed.
So. IMO if we aren't talking to an active coach it has time be petrino, gruden, or Phillip fulmer.. I would kick and scream for years if it's petrino and the gruden thing seems to be picking up tons of steam on TOS
Just doesnt make much sense. However he's been dead on about Tennessee not firing Dooley till after the season.
Could it be Jim Tressel? Was a big article in Columbus Dispatch about how he could easily get out of his 5 game suspension.
Could be negotiating with Gruden as well IF true but the chances of this being true are in the same category as the Randy Shannon rumors 3 years ago.
Could be the vest. Didn't think of Tressel.
I would think Tressel would be the most likely candidate.
I agree, coonhound.
And the Randy Shannon rumors last year. And the Lovie Smith rumors 3 years ago.
To say that the Gruden thing is picking up steam on TOS is like saying that the Unicorn thing is picking up steam on the front page of the Enquirer.
I'm not saying Gruden can't or won't happen, but this whole reasoning of "where there's smoke there's fire" doesn't work. If people like you and me are the ones that keep talking about it, it ISN'T smoke from a fire. We are "blowing smoke", so to speak.
Citing TOS (and we're talking about posters here, not beat writers) as a source to validate a point doesn't hold water.
I bet its al golden. That's tenn next coach. Jmo
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