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According to my roommate, Gruden contacted Jason Michael, the current San Diego Chargers tight ends coach, about interest in coming with Gruden to Tennessee, if Gruden were to take the job. Michael formally coached for the Vols in 2003/04. My roommate's family is close to Michael's family. I wouldn't be making this up just to post something. And considering Wes/Ryan already confirmed that Gruden has in fact contacted other coaches about coming with him to Tennessee, it wouldn't be too hard to imagine this either. Go Vols, take the fight to Kentucky tomorrow.
For some reason I can believe this. It makes sense and not a name someone would randomly throw out there
From some of the "names" Gruden has supposedly contacted, if its all true, it seems he is trying to bring in people who actually care about the program and have connections with UT in some way. Anyone else notice that?
Didn't Wes, Ryan or Kevin confirm in one of their stories that Gruden actually did contact Rich Bisaccia, the Chargers Special Teams coach who he worked with in Tampa Bay to gauge his interest in the college game?
"Old School"! A strong defense wins championships!
I have a couple of thoughts on that. I believe Gruden wants Tennessee people in Tennessee. Also, I think it would be a good move with the fan base to bring back the "Tennessee Family." Who is going to recruit better for Tennessee when recruits can get an honest perspective of someone who knows the university.
All of this is akin to beating Florida again. I'll believe it when we get it done but I just get way too excited thinking about it.
BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
Yes he did. Gruden could be potentially trying to find some guys who can recruit the west coast. This would make sense, especially if alleged new style of offense would be somewhat spread-based.
Although I like the idea of getting Gruden, I wouldn't be upset (as much as most of my fellow UT students) if Tennessee ended up taking Strong, Fisher, or Roman. I'd probably rank my list as: Gruden, Strong, Fisher, Roman/Mora. Larry Fedora is also an intriguing prospect IMO.
Michael actually coached here in 2008. He was a member of Fulmer's final staff.
I was reporting what was on San Diego's website, it may have been wrong.
Awkward analogy but I think I agree with your the gist of your post...I think...
Sometimes it sounds better in my brain than it looks in writing. I'm trying to compare hiring Gruden to beating Florida. The idea of either makes me salivate.
This post was edited by OrangeNCarolina 17 months ago
Okay. That's what I thought you meant. I completely agree. +1
Overall it sounds good. Out of a hundred positive Gruden rumors, odds are one or two of them are true.
did this take place in the past few days or first of week?
GO BIG ORANGE!!!
GO BIG ORANGE!!!
This is an excellent question. Up vote.
That I do not know. I will ask my roommate if he knows when I see him tomorrow.
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