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Yet another coach has passed on the Vols job

Greg from LI : 11/30/2017 4:04 pm
NC State's Dave Doeren has told UT, "Nah, I'm good."

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With Doeren staying at N.C. State, Tennessee is expected to turn its attention toward former Texas A& M coach Kevin Sumlin for its vacant position, ESPN reported. Sumlin was fired on Sunday after six seasons with the Aggies.

The Volunteers have pursued Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy and Purdue's Jeff Brohm this week. Those talks began after the Volunteers backed out of the hiring agreement with Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano before that deal fell through following a public backlash and campus protests on Sunday.


They had also tried to talk to Jon Gruden. So that's at least four guys who have turned them down. I don't know that I've ever seen anything quite like this. They're going to end up hiring a high school coach or something.
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oh, and overtures to David Cutcliffe as well  
Greg from LI : 11/30/2017 4:06 pm : link
Forgot about that. That's five.
He passed to stay at NC STATE  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 11/30/2017 4:09 pm : link
However the fanbase forced this via Twitter because he wasn't high profile enough. They believe they should be able to snatch a high profile coach away from another team, but don't seem to understand that they aren't that attractive, the high demands of being competitive in the SEC, and their fan base is a real big problem.

Being a fan of VT, I am enjoying this, and I am sure you are too Greg!
Macadoo  
spike : 11/30/2017 4:11 pm : link
might get to have this gig soon
What they did go  
joeinpa : 11/30/2017 4:23 pm : link
Schiano is a criminal. He should sue that reporter who tied him to the Sandusky scandal.
Choosing the likes of Duke and NC St over Tennessee.  
Mad Mike : 11/30/2017 4:24 pm : link
Is this basketball or football?
Sumlin would be a pretty  
bluepepper : 11/30/2017 4:25 pm : link
good hire for them after all the stuff that's gone down.
Why are they trying low hanging fruit over Tee Martin?  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 11/30/2017 4:31 pm : link
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Ben Mcadoo  
Jim in Forest Hills : 11/30/2017 4:36 pm : link
Will be available with his locked jaw
RE: Why are they trying low hanging fruit over Tee Martin?  
B in ALB : 11/30/2017 4:38 pm : link
In comment 13715161 shockeyisthebest8056 said:
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I have my suspicions. And they're not good.
Anyone a twitter expert here?  
njm : 11/30/2017 4:45 pm : link
Of all people, Lane Kiffin has a meme on his twitter site that's absolutely hilarious on the subject. I don't know how to post it here.
RE: Macadoo  
81_Great_Dane : 11/30/2017 4:49 pm : link
In comment 13715118 spike said:
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might get to have this gig soon
Please, please, let this happen.
You mean this tweet ?  
Jason in OR : 11/30/2017 4:57 pm : link
RE: Anyone a twitter expert here?  
Greg from LI : 11/30/2017 4:57 pm : link
In comment 13715187 njm said:
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Of all people, Lane Kiffin has a meme on his twitter site that's absolutely hilarious on the subject. I don't know how to post it here.


I'm not posting it here because it's huge, but the link is below
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RE: RE: Why are they trying low hanging fruit over Tee Martin?  
Greg from LI : 11/30/2017 4:58 pm : link
In comment 13715176 B in ALB said:
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I have my suspicions. And they're not good.


If that were it, though, why would they be after Sumlin?
RE: You mean this tweet ?  
njm : 11/30/2017 4:59 pm : link
In comment 13715198 Jason in OR said:
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Yup. Thanks
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B in ALB : 11/30/2017 4:59 pm : link
In comment 13715201 Greg from LI said:
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In comment 13715176 B in ALB said:


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I have my suspicions. And they're not good.



If that were it, though, why would they be after Sumlin?


Doesn't mean it's still not a consideration there.
RE: Why are they trying low hanging fruit over Tee Martin?  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 11/30/2017 5:24 pm : link
In comment 13715161 shockeyisthebest8056 said:
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They want a big splashy hire with a big name.
Hey how about a former NFL coach?  
FStubbs : 11/30/2017 5:30 pm : link
I hear McAdoo will be available.
I'm sure they do want a big name  
Greg from LI : 11/30/2017 5:32 pm : link
However, after five or six people have already turned you down, you pretty much have to take what you can get.
RE: RE: Why are they trying low hanging fruit over Tee Martin?  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 11/30/2017 5:32 pm : link
In comment 13715245 BigBlueDownTheShore said:
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In comment 13715161 shockeyisthebest8056 said:


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They want a big splashy hire with a big name.


Dave Doeren?????? If I was Kevin Sumlin I wouldn't go anywhere near that place.
Tee Martin is probably the one guy in America who  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 11/30/2017 5:34 pm : link
actually would want to go there. It's not like he's been the RB coach at East Idaho. He's held important jobs at a major institution.
Sumlin would be a good hire  
Metnut : 11/30/2017 5:36 pm : link
for them at this point given everything that's happened.
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Banks : 11/30/2017 5:37 pm : link
every college thinks they are prestigious like bama, mich, osu this year. I'm not sure who they think they can pull, but tee makes a lot of sense
According to The Scoop.  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 11/30/2017 10:36 pm : link
SCLSU's own Mr. Coach Klein shot down Tennesee. The muddogs will retain him after giving him a raise.

And now AD John Currie has reportedly been fired  
Greg from LI : 12/1/2017 10:11 am : link
He wanted to hire Mike Leach. UT higher-ups said no, supposedly because Leach sued Texas Tech for breach of contract when they fired him. Currie met with Leach anyway. Currie now gets fired. The rumor is that it was on Jimmy Haslam's orders.

"Dumpster fire" doesn't begin to cover it.
When does Jeff Fisher get offered the job?  
montanagiant : 12/1/2017 10:20 am : link
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