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There could be a bidding war for the services of “that guy,” Jon Gruden.
The Monday Night Football color man is the top pick for the head coaching vacancy at Tennessee according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports. Tennessee fired their head coach, Derek Dooley, on Sunday. Arkansas is also interested in the former Raiders and Buccaneers coach. Current Razorbacks’ head coach, John L. Smith, is only signed to a one-year contract. Arkansas is “prepared to make their next coach the highest-paid in the SEC,” according to LaCanfora.
Gruden started his coaching career at Tennessee, where he was a graduate assistant in 1986. He hasn’t coached at the college level since serving as wide receivers coach at Pitt in 1991. Gruden had a career 95-81 record in his 11 years as an NFL head coach. His last season came in Tampa Bay in 2008, when he was fired after the Bucs finished 9-7.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee has fired football coach Derek Dooley after he posted losing seasons in each of his three years.
The 44-year-old Dooley posted a 15-21 record that sorely lacked quality wins over conference foes. Dooley was 4-19 in Southeastern Conference games and 0-15 against Top 25 teams. Tennessee is 1-14 in the SEC over the last two years.
Tennessee (4-7, 0-7...
Toby Johnson is one of the top defensive JUCO prospects in the country, and even though the highly-sought after defensive tackle had his season shortened by a torn ACL, he continues to be coveted by more than a few Division I programs—one of which is the University of Georgia. While the Bulldogs have made it known to Johnson that their interest in him is high—injury or no injury—Johnson...
The Derek Dooley era at Tennessee is over. The school fired Dooley from his job as Volunteers head football coach on Sunday, one day after losing to Vanderbilt. The school plans a press conference at 2:00 pm ET about the move.
Dooley was 4-7 in 2012, with 0 wins in the SEC. He was 15-21 overall in his three years as Vols' HC, and 4-19 in conference play. He won't be coaching ...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew
Eight is Enough.
The SEC names Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel freshman of the week for the eighth time this season. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Taking a stance?
Manziel leads Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o in USA Today's latest survey of 37 Heisman Trophy voters.
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Current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden always generates interest at this time of the year when it appears that coaching vacancies will be opening up. Last week, a rumor surfaced that Gruden was interviewing prospects for a possible coaching staff and his return to the sidelines in 2013 was inevitable. It now appears that Jon Gruden will return to the sidelines of the Oakland Raiders, the...
Tennessee has fired football coach Derek Dooley after he posted
losing seasons in each of his three years.
In a move that surprised few around college football, Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart announced Sunday that Derek Dooley has been fired as the Vols head football coach. Dooley will not coach Tennessee’s final game of the season Saturday against Kentucky.
Hart and the Tennessee athletic department sent out a release Sunday morning which said the following:
Like clockwork, the yearly rumors of Jon Gruden's departure from the ESPN booth to coaching are starting up in full force once again. In 2012, the sheer number of reports and rumors circling around Gruden have been more voluminous than ever before. (Putting to doubt the "exclusivity" of that exclusive five year contract Gruden signed with ESPN, naturally.) Everyone...
It’s surprising to me, albeit only mildly, that no one has re-hashed the whole Shaun King-John Gruden debacle, what-with all the chatter about Gruden possibly landing a job in the college football ranks come 2013. I mean, it wasn’t all that long ago that King was pointing a not-so-nice finger at Mr. Gruden—essentially calling him a liar—and saying he wasn’t a coach...
Jon: WELCOME BACK TO GRUDEN TALK, THE TALK SHOW THAT COVERS THE BIGGEST ISSUES OF THE DAY. THIS WEEK WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE DAVID PETRAEUS SCANDAL. YOU GOT THE HEAD OF THE CIA. YOU GOT HIS BIOGRAPHER. YOU GOT A BUSTY LADY FROM TAMPA. THIS SCANDAL’S GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED. BANDLEADER HERM EDWARDS, HAVE YOU BEEN FOLLOWING THIS AT ALL?
Herm: WHEN YOU GOT A SEX...
The four-year rule was never official. It was never written or codified in any meaningful way. It was just one of those understandings. A new college football coach needed some time to recruit and develop his players and reshape the culture of a program in his own image.
The rule of thumb was always four years. By then seniors would have played every college down under one coachs...
If you had Duke head football David Cutcliffe in your pool for who Tennessee will pick to replace Derek Dooley you can forget about it. Cutcliffe has announced he's staying at Duke for at least another year.
"After leading Duke to its first bowl berth since 1994, coach David Cutcliffe isn’t going anywhere.
"I can tell you right now that I'm going to be coaching...
Just Les Miles speaking in tounges
Things went HAM Saturday night in college football [SBNation]
The SEC Championship game is the title game play-in at this point [AJC]
Vandy drops anchor (see what I did there) on Tennessee [Anchor of Gold]
That’ll be all for Derek Dooley [UTSports]
A proper ode to the end of Dooley [EDSBS]