Originally posted by eonblue:
Originally posted by robniner:Was pulling the rug underneath Jon Gruden a major,major mistake because despite the reports he turned it down? He was coming till the last minute the admin decided they didn't want a Nick Saban undermining them.
There's more to tell so if interested pm me and I'll provide more info.
The Vols AD's father ran the Mizzou athletic department and hired Woody Widenhoffer (sp) to run the football program over the likes of Bobby Ross and John Cooper. That hire nearly destroyed the football program and took them much longer to get it back on track. Now the genes have apparently passed on to his son, who probably didn't want to go through what he went through in Bama.
Yes, it was a bad,bad hire. Being successful in The Big East doesn't guarantee success in the mini-NFL (better known as the SEC). You can churn out a great recruiting class but its coaching and player development that counts the most.
Tennessee has the finances to get good assistant coaches and training facilities. Butch Jones appears to be a good leader. The kids trust him and have bought in. They've kept it close against some good team and a moral victory in South Carolina. Clearly you know some things I don't but on the surface level it appears Jones is headed in the right direction. Bielema has been a massive.disappoint. I'm starting to feel that was a mistake.
Botch is a g------ Brian Kelly wannabe who has no business coaching in the SEC. He should have coached in a conference like The Big Ten to prove himself. Reading on reports, he can't effing manage a game.
The South Carolina win was effing luck.
He brings along two UGA coaching rejects and proves once again why Richt got rid of their assess. Gruden would have never got assistants of sucking caliber.
What even incense me is that bull---- family theme. Who preaches such a philosophy when you sell yourself to other football programs like a g------- whore.
If programs like Colorado,Purdue and Kentucky turns you down, it says something. Read CU fans mentioned Botch as much worse as Hawkins.
So if you think the Vols are heading towards the right direction, guess again. Can't brag about having a #2 recruiting class because it might not turnout the way would expect it. Coaching and player development becomes the ultimate factors.
The guy is full of shhhh. He got hired because he is a yesman.