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If my memory serves me right Tressel got spanked by every SEC team he coached against in previous title games and bowl games imo he would struggle to win on a regular basis in the toughest league.
the fans have spoken, they want gruden and nothing less. sure, he lacks college exp, but at this point this program needs someone with the carisma and ego that gruden brings to the game. there really is no other name that compares. gruden has family and ties to knoxville. that is the biggest asset gruden has besides his attitude. dave hart is going to scrutinize every candidate but at the end of the day the haslams have it right. they need a instant solution to bring tennessee back to prominance. gruden is the one that does that and they know that.
This post was edited by ratm_329 on 11/25/2012 at 9:36 AM
Golden isn't at the top of my list (Gruden, Mora, Jimbo) but I would be happy if we got him. I think people discount how damn near impossible it is to win at Temple.
People also don't realize that Da U has only had high periods of winning when they were cheating at an all time high. You can't sell Miami without sex and South Beach because the stadium and fans are awful, the facilities are terrible and it's a pro town. On top of it all, everyone knows they will be hammered in a year or two when the Nevin Shapiro debacle is over with. That makes recruiting much more difficult.
I just hope if he's the guy that everyone will give him a chance.
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