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As a teenager in the 90's, I grew up with a massive satellite dish in the side yard that allotted me a wide breadth of entertainment options. One of these options was Showtime. If you find yourself reading this as a male of similar age and entertainment options, and you DIDN'T ever stay up late to watch Shannon Tweed movies, then you are a better man than I am (or any of my buddies for that matter; you know who you are). One of Shannon Tweed's most iconic films is the 1994 classic Scorned where she plays a scorned vixen out to avenge the people she holds responsible for her husband's death.
The entire Jon Gruden debacle (Is he coming? Is he going? Has he rejected the offer? Was he ever offered? Are Hart and the big boosters crossed up?) has Volunteer fans feeling SCORNED (Hence, the Shannon Tweed title)! Of course, the Gruden letdown will be an unfair welcome mat for the eventual coach that is actually hired at UT. Instead of the red carpet, this coach will be met with second fiddle scowls from the Volunteer faithful. Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse in Knoxville, the process of hiring a coach has elicited inaccurate reporting from the Bluff City to the Smoky Mountains. Twitter has been a steady supply of rumors (or "Grumors" as it has been dubbed). The entire fanbase is going crazy right now.
Once this arduous process is concluded and the new Head Coach is introduced, I hope Volunteer fans will fully get behind the new coach and embrace him as as one of our own. Whether it's Charlie Strong, Jimbo Fisher, Al Golden, Jim Mora Jr. or someone else, this new coach deserves a clean slate, not scorned scowls of contempt. Would Gruden have been great? Absolutely! I wish that it would have worked out. It just wasn't in the cards so it's time to release the scorned attitudes in favor of a positive outlook.
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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...
The Tennessee Beat Twitter account is reporting that Jon Gruden has informed Monday Night Football that all of these Tennessee Volunteer head coaching rumors are absolutely false. This is what happens when a rumor gets started on a message board.
Gruden agent on MNF: “Jon has made it clear he’s committed to ESPN.”bit.ly/SkKSJo
— Evan Woodbery (@TennesseeBeat) November 30...
The Jon Gruden to Tennessee saga might be over just yet. The Chattanooga Times-Free Press claimed on Thursday night the the school has given Gruden an offer to become the new head football coach of the Volunteers.
"Sources confirmed that while details are still being negotiated, the
university's offer is very lucrative and there is no firm deadline on a
Sources tell us that Jon Gruden is unlikely to go to Tennessee. We've listed some NFL possibilities.
The Jon Gruden saga may finally be over. Sadly for Tennessee fans, it does not end with Chucky arriving in Knoxville riding in a chariot of fire, ready to lead the Vols to the Promised Land of the Georgia Dome. Reports now claim the rumored contract offer from Tennessee never existed, and Gruden turned down the school's advances to become its next head football coach.
According to Jimmy Hyams of The Sports Animal in Knoxville Tennessee, former NFL head coach Jon Gruden has turned down the University of Tennessee head coaching job.
Jon Gruden is out as UT candidate. Informed UT recently after phone talks last week. UT never offered contract, source said.
— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) November 30, 2012
This isn’t a surprise at all, I can’t...
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No Price Too High?
Will Shelton looks at what the market value for Tennessee head coaching job target Jon Gruden might be. (Rocky Top Talk)
The Back-Up Plan.
Miami head football coach Al Golden may be in Tennessee's sights if attempts to lure Jon Gruden to Knoxville fail. (Gamedayr)
I don't understand how the last card is played, but...
Do you have good coaching sources? Everyone is saying “Of course I do!” at the moment, but let’s be honest. Your coaching sources are probably terrible, and that JON GRUDEN TO EVERYWHERE rumor that you got from that squirrel that chills outside your window might not come through. GO HOME, SQUIRREL. YOU’RE DRUNK. Disappointing, I know. But… if [...]
The Buccaneers will pay tribute to the Super Bowl XXXVII team when they host the Philadelphia Eagles on December 9th. As they dedicate the game to the 2002 team, there will be several names in attendance as they are honored by the organization. Here is the list of names that are attending the 10-year reunion from Buccaneers.com: Players FB Mike Alstott CB Ronde Barber WR Reggie...
Christmas in Dahlonega, GA.
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Businessmen, they drink my wine.
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...
I’ve got a little reality fastball for Vol fans. Jon Gruden ain’t coming. Those of you who aren’t screaming at me through your gums, the online betting site, Bovada has released betting odds on who the next coach will be. Butch Davis – 3/1 – Former North Carolina head man. Left amid scandal, but one [...]
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