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That can lead us back? I want Gruden as much as anyone, but I have to believe that there are others who can do the job (and do it well). It may not be with the "sizzle" that Gruden would bring, but the "steak" might still be there.
Mora, Gundy, Patterson, Fisher, Fedora, Strong, Del Rio, Roman, Stoops...they could each set a standard of winning at Tennessee. We have a better foundation, no NCAA review, fabulous facilities, and nowhere to go but up. This is still an attractive place to coach.
Too, the money folks (who are serious now) and the University folks (who are also serious now) WILL make the best hire for the health of the program. I'm not going to get so set on a candidate that I can't support an alternative.
Who do you think can win here? Do you think we are doomed?
This post was edited by Agent Orange 20 months ago
I want gruden too and the coaches he has supposedly gotten into contact with have all recruited well in college and some have been to tennessee or played for tennessee so his name alone and drive to be the best is an awesome asset to have and the staff we is supposedly assembling is going to kick a**
I agree anything else is the B team and if Strong is the hire put a fork in UT football cause it is over.
I agree with all that.
Do you believe that he is the only one who can win here and win big?
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In fact the more I think about it, the more I think there are similarities between Urban Meyer and Charlie Strong.
Hear me out.....
Two big questions/knocks on both:
1) Can he recruit?
2) He's playing a weak schedule in a weak conference.
Meyer turned out to be a very good recruiter. His success from the lower conference was a good indicator of his ability to succeed in the SEC.
You see, as it turns out, its easier to recruit to Florida/Tennessee than Utah/Louisville. Every single advantage is stronger. Strong isn't pulling a top 30 class to Louisville? In the Big East? Shocking!! Meyer wasn't exactly swimming in 5 stars in Utah.....
There are major differences too....
- Meyer had longer, sustained success in multiple stops than Strong has shown. He also played weaker competition.
- Strong has successfully recruited the SEC at multiple stops.
- Meyer had a system that was considered gimmicky. Strong has proven successful as a coordinator in the SEC.
I'm in no way saying Strong would win multiple championships if he came to UT. He may turn out to be a bust in the long run. The lack of a lengthy track record is the scary part, IMO.
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