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Is now occupied according to a good friend of mine who is always right about what's going on up there. He just texted me and said Gruden is their man. I guess we'll wait and see.
Im hearing that too. I have a good friend that lives in Knoxville and is very close to the UTAD dept and said it's a done deal, but i will believe it when i see it.
If true you have to give Hart some credit. That would definitely win the press conference. I'm not a huge Gruden fan but that would be a great hire for them and their current position.
According to this report that came out just a short while ago, the offer is extended but it's far from a done deal. Sounds like money is a issue.
The decision about the new University of Tennessee football coach is in the hands of the man most Volunteers fans seem to want.
Meh, Gruden is great on TV! Not so much as a head coach!
I'm not convinced he will be as successful as others think.
He would be good for UT. They need someone that could recruit nationally and Gruden's current gig has made that very possible.
If they do land Gruden I hope it doesn't sway Vonn Bell, he's a must have IMO
I won't believe it until I see it. If he is seriously their man, it makes no sense at all for him to drag it out as he needs to put together a staff and start recruiting. It's not like he's a current NFL coach that's waiting for the season to end.
Gruden is out. Gruden to Tenn is not going to happen.
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@ShawnZobel_DHQ: Just told by a league source: "Jon Gruden will be coaching next season. 99.9% chance in the NFL."
I believe Lucky, but if it did happen you are fooling yourselves if you don't think that is a grand slam hire. A Super Bowl winning coach taking over any program brings instant momentum and excitement in recruiting. Plus he, like Saban, would run that team like a NFL club.
Of coarse he'd be great, but I think UT people would be fooling themselves if they didn't think he'd jump at the first NFL offer that came his way.
Lucky, any idea who their top 3 is at this point???
I still think that, if Gruden returns to coaching, he coaches in the NFL.
But if Gruden signed with Tennessee, that would absolutely be a home run hire for UT.
This is the EXACT same story that was reported when U of Miami interviewed him. The "final hitch" was that he couldn't get enough money for his assts.
Then come to find out, all Gruden did was try to sell his bro Jay to the U.
This story is complete and utter bs.
But good to see the Tenn base will get their hopes up for not
Gruden will be with a good nfl team next season. I can see either the chargers, cowboys or eagles.
I think hart went after him but in the end gruden wasn't going to coach in college.
Tenn would be smart to go after Greg roman.
Gruden to any college would be huge news initially, but long term probably underwhelming. Probably would sway some recruits this year I'm afraid.
TJ great to hear from you!!! Hope to see you around more!
Friend of mine said that one of the radio shows in ATL said Gruden will be announced as the UT coach soon. Take it with a Grade of Saw.
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Vince Lombardi was asked how it felt to have the best football team in the world. He replied, I don't know. We haven't played Alabama yet.
I think gruden would be a great press conference hire. He instantly inserts energy and excitement in to the program. That being said I still think he is wired for the NFL more than college. I think he is the anti nick actually.
The Atl radio shows are horrible. They break as much news as Finebaum. The Vols 247 site is reporting that Gruden is no longer a candidate.
he is and has already spoken with the guys he wants to be on the staff with him."
I wonder who is talking to. I did not think you could talk to Assistants while they are under contract unless you get the ok. Am I right or wrong. We shall see. Roll Tide Roll
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