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Beware what you hear regarding the coaching vacancies at Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Everybody from Jon Gruden to up-and-coming assistants and little-known FCS coaches will be mentioned for those high-profile openings, three of which are among the most coveted jobs in the country.
Rumors have been flying for weeks, so lets take a look at each job.
Whos out: John L. Smith
Record: 4-8 (2-6 SEC)
Mitigating circumstances: Smith was put in a tough situation, taking over on an interim basis when Bobby Petrino was fired in April. Arkansas was ranked 10th in the APs preseason poll, but never recovered from a loss to Louisiana-Monroe, finished 12th in the SEC in scoring defense and lost four of its final five games.
Pros: The university has made a commitment to winning, is financially stable and Petrino showed that sustained success can be had with the right coach.
Cons: The state doesnt produce a large amount of talent, meaning the new coach must be able to re...
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Jon Gruden is a very good football coach. But as good as he is, even Chucky can’t coach two teams at once. Yet how is it that he accept one job and still get paid by another team at the same time? Ask the University of Tennessee Volunteers and Cleveland Browns.
This one is still just a rumor, but take a look at how this could work.
Reportedly, Gruden has received an offer from...
Clutch the pearls! It seems the story about Tennessee offering Jon Gruden a stake in the Cleveland Browns to coach the Vols may have been somewhat untrue. Gruden himself went on Mike and Mike Wendsday morning to deny the already implausible story.
"Appearing on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" show on Wednesday morning, former
NFL coach Jon Gruden shot down a report...
According to News Channel 3 in Memphis, the University of Tennessee has made an offer to former NFL head coach Jon Gruden.
Part of the offer is Gruden getting a piece of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, who were recently bought by Jimmy Haslam III, one of UT’s biggest boosters.
Haslam’s father is Jim Haslam, multi-millionaire and founder of Pilot. Jim played on Tennessee’s national...
Sources tell us that Jon Gruden is unlikely to go to Tennessee. We've listed some NFL possibilities.
They call the college football coaching carousel the “crazy season,” and they call it that with good reason: From the time the first coach is fired, straight up until the last one is hired, college football basically turns into one big high school cafeteria. Rumors all of a sudden become fact, innuendo becomes iron clad, and the only person’s word you can trust is… well,...
A report out of WREG in Tennessee is circulating which states that former NFL head coach Jon Gruden would receive partial ownership in the Cleveland Browns if he were to take over the vacant coaching job with the Tennessee Volunteers.
Glenn Carver of WREG, the CBS affiliate of Memphis, Tennessee, writes that Jimmy Haslam III’s connection to UT would provide added perks to a contract...
Jon Gruden says he hasn't received an offer to coach the Tennessee Volunteers as part of a deal that includes becoming part owner of the Cleveland Browns.
Memphis TV station WREG reported Gruden was weighing a Tennessee offer that would give him a piece of the Browns, who are owned by Jimmy Haslam - brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Their father, Jim, played on Tennessee...
Jon Gruden‘s name has been tossed around as a coaching candidate since he was fired by the Buccaneers following the 2008 season. But ownership?
Well, chalk it up as a juicy rumor. WREG-TV in Memphis, Tenn., reported Tuesday night that Gruden has an offer on the table to become the next head coach of the University of Tennessee, and that if he took the job, he would also get an...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jon Gruden says he hasn't received an offer to coach the Tennessee Volunteers as part of a deal that includes becoming part owner of the Cleveland Browns.
Memphis TV station WREG reported Gruden was weighing a Tennessee offer that would give him a piece of the Browns, who are owned by Jimmy Haslam -- brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Their father...
As the college football season winds down, nearly 20 FBS teams are either currently shopping for or have filled their head coaching positions for next season. Unfortunately for the University of Tennessee, they are among the list. After over 35 years with only two head coaches, Tennessee is looking for it's fourth in the last four years. During this time, a proud program has...
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Forbes looks at the economic impact Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel could have on the school. You know, all that money the school can make off him while he can't actually profit from his fame?
Johnny Manziel will win the Heisman Trophy.
Because Pat Dooley said so...
This afternoon, Kentucky hired Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops, the youngest of the Brothers Stoops, as its next head football coach. Stoops takes over a program dedicated to being some distance behind basketball, but a program that could one day be given money to help make itself better, as long as basketball signs off on it.
Stoops' hiring means only three...
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