What is going on in Knoxville?
What should have been one of the best coaching jobs in the country has turned into an episode of the Bachelorette with nobody accepting the rose.
Tennessee is currently 0-4 in selecting a replacement for Derek Dooley. They aren't desperate yet, but the recruiting clock is ticking and the more people who turn them down, the more awkward the situation becomes. Who wants to show up on day one knowing they were the fifth choice?
First there was Jon Gruden, who put speculation to bed quickly. Not interested. Loves the broadcast booth and the cushy hours, and has no desire or need to jump back into the sleep-on-the-office-couch madness that comes with being a big-time coach.
Then there was Mike Gundy who didn't have the season Oklahoma State fans wanted, but who also told the Vols "thanks, but no thanks."
Enter Charlie Strong, head coach at Louisville, the team headed to the Sugar Bowl to face Florida. Surely a former SEC coordinator with strong tie...