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There was chatter on the radio here in Washington, DC that Gruden has contacted Redskins' DB Coach, Raheem Morris, about a potential college position. The depth of those discussions? That's anyone's guess, but it was spoken about on the radio here today.
Wherever Gruden goes, college or NFL, it would make sense for him to speak with Morris about being his DC.
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I got one better. A good friend of mine lives n Athens, TN and said "Dr. B" of Chattanooga sports talk said he had 2 sources saying a new coach is in place. I can't believe a radio host would say this on the record at this point.
Is this the "big fish" guy?
This post was edited by wataugavol 17 months ago
Well, yea, considering they coached together in Tampa. Word on the radio was more geared towards a college position and not NFL. I never post on this board because I have a strong dislike for people who run their mouths at the drop of a dime. I'm not a reporter, but those "in the know" here in the District seem to think the conversation was about college. I'll let everyone know if hear anything else on the airwaves (from reliable outlets).
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At this point, Gruden talking to coaches around the league or in college about building a staff shouldn't be news to anyone. The guy knows what he is doing regardless of a return to the NFL, college, or neither. These things take a lot of time and he is smart to be doing his due diligence now. You don't just decide to return to the game, snap your fingers, and over night have a staff assembled. Singling out that he specifically spoke with Raheem Morris about a "college position" is what I thought was relevant to Vol fans.
Good stuff. Keep the info coming when you get it.
Thanks man. That's the kinda stuff we want to hear.
Just to add to all the mayhem, supposedly, a Jacksonville radio host stated on air today that Dave Hart is a BIG fan of Al Golden. Likes his recruiting abilities and his knowledge of the game. Also, thinks Hart may throw a Hail Mary up to Stoops because it is believed that Stoops is feeling under appreciated in Norman and may be looking for a place to reviltalize his coaching legacy. (Maybe Hart should be our coach. Apparently he's actually willing to throw Hail Mary's up for the win) The radio host also said that Hart is a big believer in Charlie Strong.
Disclaimer: I didn't hear this broadcast for myself but I've read about it a few different places. I have no idea how this guy allegedly has any knowledge of our program whatsoever. However, I would welcome any of these 3 coaches with open arms. Stoops, Strong and Golden would be my personal order.
If we get Al freaking Golden someone gag me with a spoon. Dude cant recruit at flipping Miami. Imagine the classes he would get here.
Sorry if your a Golden fan but I am hoping for some one with a winning record
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You live under a rock? The situation at Miami isn't attractive.
Nice. Neither is the one at USC. Seen their recruiting classes?
You know someone in Athens? (That's my hometown)
Athens and Etowah
Over on VN, JayVol (from what I've seen is pretty reliable) is saying that Gruden is on board. I'm very skeptical but is there any other reports of this?
Nothing concrete. Just a bunch of "reliable" posters claiming he is on board.
I heard it from both Dr. B and Quake that they had both heard and from different sources that UT had in fact struck a deal with someone but that noone is saying names.
There was no "supposedly" in my original post because if there was, that would mean I didn't hear it myself. "Supposedly" is why rumors get started. The Gruden/Raheem conversation 100% happened, but to what extent is unknown. This was on the Washington Redskins radio from those who work directly with the team. Again, the only reason I posted is because a "college position" was discussed, which I believe makes it relevant to Vol fans. Will keep you all updated with any other Redskins/Vols news.
Assuming this is true (which is anything but certain), that would be the closest thing to a definitive report yet on this situation. That being said, NFL "insiders" have been wrong before (sometimes embarrassingly so), and "college position" is a vague enough statement that it's hard to make the logical leap from rumor to fact on this one.
Babyvol on TOS is also saying he's hearing its close to getting done with Gruden.
The only reason I'm trying to stay away from believing all this Gruden stuff is so I will be able to read TOS MELTDOWN when Gruden is not our coach.. People over there will be going CRAZY
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