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Don't start flaming me for this, because I'm not saying I think we should definitely do this....
Do you guys think having in interim coach for 2013 would be a good idea? I know there are still a few decent candidates out there, so maybe it's too soon for this to enter the discussion. However, even one of the players (I think Mo Couch) suggested on Twitter that we make Chaney the head coach. I wonder if enough people say no, how likely is Hart to say "screw it", make Chaney the interim HC (not permanent), bring in Tee Martin to fill out the staff for 2013 (since right now we are one coach short), and just endure a potentially bad year (and probably a bad year in recruiting) while we wait for a stud to emerge for 2014?
I would say it has worked out pretty well for Ohio State and Arkansas. An interesting thing about Arkansas I saw today is that Bielema even reached out Arky back in September saying he was interested in the job (that came from the AD, that's not a rumor). That stuff probably doesn't happen when you try to rush a hire. Rather than rush what is one of the most important athletic department hires this school has made in ages, let Chaney run the show, take our time, employ a search committee, and see what happens.
Maybe this would just turn it in to more of a disaster, though. I don't know. Thoughts?
If this were remotely possible, I might be for it at this point. Frankly, give Fedora another year at UNC and then let him come here without the guilt of leaving after a single year.
Problem is, it literally cannot happen. Having an interim coach for an entire year is not at all like having to fire your coach before the season starts. It's an admission that you can't hire anybody you like. Hart would be, rightly, accused of *not doing* his job. And since Hart is (presumably) still in charge of the coaching search, he can't simply "wait until next year." He would get fired, and Cheek would either do the hiring himself, or hire another, worse, AD and have him do it.
Better idea - hire Butch Davis tonight. Introduce him as coach tomorrow. Start winning.
Not an option. There's still plenty of time to get a coach.
Besides, Lewis has been a disaster for Arkansas. They went from contender to pretender in one failed year.
I'm gonna say no for one major reason. Because Hart never gave anything even resembling a vote of Confidence for Dooley before the 2012 season, he was basically acting as an interim coach. We've already seen how that has affected recruiting. If you named someone as an interim for the 2013 season, all you're doing is prolonging the uncertainty and doubt, and you're going to scare off a lot of promising recruits in the process. That's the LAST thing Tennessee needs after the Dooley era.
at this point im starting to think why not hire pittman as the headcoach ?out all the staff he done the most
with the offense...keep most our staff hire a good defense cord..turn the rings over to pittman and make a simple 1-3 guys hire...we wasnt far from being a much better record..8-5..7-5..dooley could have held pittman back for all we know ..he seems (now) what we have heard..he could have had everyone held back ..from doing there job right.....pittman headcoach,keep sal at linebackers,if dont approve show him the door..hire a bigname defense cord...this staff wasnt far from being very good anyway's
No, we can still get somebody good. We've been aiming VERY high in this coaching search, and that means you're going to get some rejections. Or, we've gone after guys like Gundy who are already in their natural homes. This search is much better than last time when no-name head coaches and assistants were giving us the Heisman left and right. Personally, I like Butch Davis at this stage, but there are other good candidates out there who would like to be at UT.
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