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Kudos to Evan for getting someone this close to the parties involved to speak on record. Excellent reporting.
My biggest takeaway from the last few days:
No matter who reports it, from what news outlet, and what their reputation is, I will no longer believe ANY report on this coaching search that is citing their information from "sources" or "people we've talked to". That's not to say I don't trust the people reporting it, because I think 247, GVX, TFP, etc. are reporting what they have been told and they are working their off to get us information. But with all the conflicting reports from unnamed sources, I can't bring myself to believe any of the people telling them these things anymore if they're not on record. That's probably an extreme reaction, but this has become a circus. Wake me when they announce the new coach.
"Count it down with me. Five, four, three, two, one.
The national champion is clad in Big Orange!"
And if you wanted to add some alliteration with Z's instead of N's, zero, zip, zilch.
"Bravely taking to his feet, he beat a very brave retreat." Sir Robin's Minstrels.
Good man for using alliteration. +1
But...but...but...Biljones223 said it was a done deal!!! WTF????
Soooo....he was trolling us the whole time...well played, Gruden, well played.
"What did he do? All he did was score!" - John Ward
A lot of you will start taking pills to go to sleep now.
My post count has dropped significantly since this search began... Let the chaos continue....
+1. Great article. Unfortunately I'm not surprised, Grudens the type of guy who loved attention and will just let his name be connected to a job for the simple fact that people will talk about him. I'm kinda pissed I had all those sleepless nights keeping track of it though.
"Give him six" "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama" "Grit N Grind"
Whatever the case, since when are agents known as being straight-shooters?
Man! What a huge smokescreen!
This agent stuff is pure BS.
Hargis at the Chattanooga Times hit a home run in todays paper.
The whole Gruden thing is as dead as a doorknob now, but I wonder if we'll ever the get the truth about the whole thing. I'm not really buying the Agent saying he had never even spoken to anyone from UT until this morning, and that was with Hart to "clear the air" about the whole thing.
“I don’t know Dave Hart,” LaMonte said. “I’d never met him or talked to him. (Today) was the only time I talked to anyone from Tennessee.”
If that's true... Dave Hart really dropped the ball on actually "trying" to get Gruden, really never wanted him in the first place or everyone involved is very, very full of it regarding what actually took place. I believe it's probably a mix of all of the above.
I'll support the "team" no matter who we hire, just hope others do the same.
This completely contradicts what his close friends have said in interviews and what Gruden himself said in the interview in the spring. Agents are usually attorneys and whether you believe it or not I think most attorneys are one life form up from pondscum...just my opinion.
Its not a stupid question until you ask it.
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