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The Tennessee faithful are starting to get restless.
The Volunteers program should be able to attract a big name coach, but so far they’ve been turned down by a Big East coach, Charlie Strong, and Mike Gundy. The Vols are starting to venture into desperate territory, but they need to realize that sometimes great hires aren’t made in the first week, or for that matter, the first two weeks of December.
Yes, schools do get impatient and names start getting thrown around as the right answer, but when looking at the coaches that have been hired in late December or early January, you’ve got some pretty successful guys.
Nick Saban was hired on January 4th by Alabama.
Les Miles was hired on January 2nd by LSU.
Chip Kelly was promoted to head coach at Oregon on March 30th.
Brady Hoke was hired on January 11th by Michigan.
And really, the list could go on. Yes there have been some great hires early in December too, Brian Kelly was hired on December 10th by Notre Dame, but the Vols don’t have ...
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Now that Charlie strong is out of the picture for the Tennessee Volunteers, the Vols staff and athletic director Dave Hart have decided to look elsewhere.
Charlie Strong told Tennessee “no” tonight
— SST Radio Show (@SSTRadio) December 6, 2012
The Vols are looking at UNC’s Larry Fedora or former Clemson Tiger coach Tommy Bowden. Bowden is the son of legendary coach Bobby...
The Tennessee Volunteers’ search for a football coach continues. Athletic director Dave Hart has already had his wish list decimated. Jon Gruden...
Joe Schad of ESPN is reporting that Butch Jones will be the next coach of the Tennessee Volunteers. Is our long national nightmare of the Tennessee coaching search finally over? They’ve already tried for Charlie Strong, Tommy Bowden, and everyone you can think of. Jones is the head coach of the Cincinnati Bearcats and had a record of 24 – 14 with them. Before coaching at at Cincy...
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Oregon coach Chip Kelly is one of the hottest coaching names around, but he and his agent have denied contact with NFL teams.
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Tennessee Volunteers have found their new head coach.
Several weeks ago, the Volunteers athletic director decided to fire head coach Derek Dooley. Now, Dave Hart has decided to hire Butch Jones away from Cincinnati as their new head coach.
Just yesterday, Jones turned down the Colorado job after...
He may not have been their first option or even among their Top 5, but the University of Tennessee made the right choice when they hired Cincinnati Bearcats coach Butch Jones as the 23rd head coach in the history of Tennessee football.
When Derek Dooley was fired on November 18th, immediate speculation surrounded Monday Night Football host Jon Gruden as the favorite replacement....
We've all heard the rumors, perhaps a few of us have even come to terms with the possibility existing that Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly may not be on the sidelines for the 2012-13 season.
If that is in fact the case, it would be a sad reality for the #5 ranked Ducks, (11-1, 8-1 Pac12) who came within a missed field goal of a second consecutive berth in the PAC-12 championship...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter seems to believe there’s a good chance University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is coaching in the NFL next season.
“I will be surprised if Chip Kelly is not coaching in the NFL next year,” Schefter said while talking on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, via Black Sports Online.
“It would be an upset if he’s not in the NFL next year. Just on the basis...