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  • #43551 by jgphillips3 on 25 Nov 2016
  • Why does anyone even want him anymore?  I get that it was fashionable for a few years there but it's obvious he isn't going back to coach college ball.  If he was, he should wait for Saban to retire and campaign for that job and all the talent on the bench not the dumpster fire in Austin.
  • #43552 by Pig in the Pokey on 25 Nov 2016
  • Well, I guess we'll see if there has ever been any truth to any of the talk. MNF has bottomed out ratings wise and Texas is a tier 1 gig. I almost want to see it because he'd fail miserably and before that time we'd get to watch tenner fans lose their minds again.
  • #43553 by HoopS on 25 Nov 2016
  • I didn't want to say it but he wore an orange tie a while back.
  • #43554 by CrookedSquealliry on 29 Dec 2016
  • When will we learn that we need to back up the brinks truck and hire this guy?  Stop the stadium expansion and give all of it to JG for a year.
  • #43555 by ADavisTheGOAT on 29 Dec 2016
  • Remember when we almost got Chris Petersen? Good times.
  • #43556 by FelixJonesorDMAC? on 29 Dec 2016
  • At Hanks Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine furniture.
  • #43557 by TNRazorbacker on 29 Dec 2016
  • Remember when we almost got Chris Petersen? Good times.

    He'll be wearing a cardinal tie for the peach bowl. Look for it.
  • #43558 by 12247 on 29 Dec 2016
  • We got about all the HC Jeff Long has the talent to locate and hire.  We gonna keep this wonderful hire for as long as JL is AD. 

    Long has much room left to build up BB.  So far we've been able to blame this on Bobby Petrino, John L. Smith, over zealous fans, a stadium that needs rebuild, poor recruiting area for football, rough schedule, etc..
  • #43559 by (notOM)Rebel123 on 29 Dec 2016
  • When will we learn that we need to back up the brinks truck and hire this guy?  Stop the stadium expansion and give all of it to JG for a year.

    Got $15.4 million laying around?
  • #43560 by Beaverfever on 29 Dec 2016
  • Time to call it a night OP, you're drunk.
  • #43561 by duckman on 29 Dec 2016
  • Who is this Gruden of which you speak?
  • #43562 by Hawghiggs on 29 Dec 2016
  • Got $15.4 million laying around?

     The UofA pulls in over 30 million just from being in the SEC. Fans pay out a lot on donations, tickets, and television. When the fans start finding better things to do. What will the UofA think then?
  • #43563 by Coach V. Slocombe on 29 Dec 2016
  • Gruden...lolololololololol...you guys on HV kill me...
  • #43564 by jbcarol on 11 Jan 2017
  • Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 11m11 minutes ago

    Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd: Tennessee should give Jon Gruden $10 million a year
    https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/fox-sports-colin-cowherd-tennessee-give-jon-gruden-10-million-year



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    $10-million-a-year figure seems ridiculous.
  • #43565 by jbcarol on 23 Feb 2017
  • Michael Carvell‏@Michael_Carvell 10 minutes ago

    Josh Dobbs selected to participate in Gruden’s QB Camp  https://t.co/GO55dabKJL 



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    “Dobbs is a dual threat,” Gruden said per an ESPN release. “He’s from a no-huddle offense. He can really create plays with his legs. He played some of his best football when the team was behind and when the game was on the line. He brought the Volunteers back to win from double-digit deficits more than any guy in the country. He’s a great kid, very intelligent, and I think he caught peoples’ attention at the Senior Bowl.”

    Here’s a look at the complete list of participants:

        Josh Dobbs (Tennessee)
        Brad Kaaya (Miami, Fla.)
        DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame)
        Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech)
        Nathan Peterman (Pittsburgh)
        Mitch Trubisky (North Carolina)
        Deshaun Watson (Clemson)
  • #43566 by ALLVOL on 23 Feb 2017
  • It's going to be interesting to see how he does in the combine/pro days and how that affects his draft status.
  • #43567 by Bacon_Bitz on 23 Feb 2017
  • I just heard for the first time the other day that he is an aerospace engineer major
  • #43568 by ALLVOL on 23 Feb 2017
  • I just heard for the first time the other day that he is an aerospace engineer major

    LOL they did wear that out A LOT!!!
  • #43569 by jbcarol on 28 Mar 2017
  • https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/846520606992580608

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    “I think you have to spend some time with him, (and) I think you have to be around him to see what we’re talking about,” Gruden said in the story on the WATE-6 website.

    “I said this last year, I’m not to say I haven’t been wrong before, but Prescott had the it factor, there’s just the wow it factor that certain people have,” said Gruden, who won a Super Bowl as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003. “Russell Wilson had it, Dak Prescott has it, this kid has it.

    “Him just constantly saying, ‘Hey, be a master of third down, a master of – he called it RCE — Recognition, Communication and Execution,” Dobbs said. “It was almost like a glorified practice where we’re in the film room for a couple of hours, you come out on the field, go over the plays and everything. So, it was a lot of fun.”
  • #43570 by jbcarol on 01 May 2017
  • #43571 by jbcarol on 28 Jul 2017
  • https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/890743405604737025

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    “I’ve met with several people – I won’t deny that,” Gruden said. “People – just about every year I talk about coming back to coach. I’m not in here every day at 4:30 or 4 in the morning watching pinball. You know? I’m preparing myself to come back. I am. Every day. I’m preparing to come back.”

    Gruden added he’s waiting for the right time and situation to make his return, hinting it could be awhile before he pulls the trigger on a decision.

    Gruden, 53, looking forward to the day he’s a head coach again –
  • #43572 by NoNC4Tubs on 28 Jul 2017
  • I am thinking that Tinnersee will go after Gruden in December... 8)
  • #43573 by jbcarol on 15 Oct 2017
  • #43574 by jbcarol on 24 Oct 2017
  • Gruden is now one of the favorites to be hired by the Volunteers, joining former Oregon coach Chip Kelly, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm and Louisville’s Bobby Petrino

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    Tennessee Head Coach 2018
    Tennessee Head Coach - Start of 2018 Season
    12:00 PM    44501    Chip Kelly       +325    
    44502    Jeff Brohm       +450    
    44503    Bobby Petrino       +450    
    44504    Mike Norvell       +750    
    44505    PJ Fleck       +800    
    44506    Bob Stoops       +900    
    44507    Tee Martin       +900    
    44508    Les Miles       +1000    
    44509    Jim Bob Cooter       +1800    
    44510    Dan Mullen       +1800    
    44511    Brian Kelly       +2500    
    44512    Peyton Manning       +10000    
    44513    Lane Kiffin       +10000    
    44514    Jon Gruden       +800    
  • #43575 by Punisher501 on 29 Oct 2017
  • #43576 by King Kong on 29 Oct 2017
  • If there is a college job he would take it’s that one.

    But I don’t see it happening
  • #43577 by Punisher501 on 29 Oct 2017
  • Oh, I don't see it happening either.  I just think it's funny that his name still comes up all the time.  The guy hasn't coached for almost 10 years, and has a cake job at ESPN.  Why would he leave?
  • #43578 by SooiecidetillNuttgone on 29 Oct 2017
  • Oh, I don't see it happening either.  I just think it's funny that his name still comes up all the time.  The guy hasn't coached for almost 10 years, and has a cake job at ESPN.  Why would he leave?

    I find it funny his name comes up all the time too.

    He may be a top 5 coach of all time......On the most overrated list.
    He traded away and failed to properly draft a team into irrelevance.
    Was ran out of town on a rail.
    And yet is a "Hot" name on college list after list.
    I wish I could be that mediocre and have everyone fooled.  My promotion and raise would be greatly appreciated.
  • #43579 by Ironhawg on 29 Oct 2017
  • IMHO Gruden likes flirting, but he knows he is where he needs to be.  If he comes out of coaching retirement he will have to be successful to maintain his current status as an expert.  If he fails he loses status.  The reality of Chucky is that he hasn't coached college football in 26 years and was never a head coach in college.  At the NFL level, he was 95-81.  I would be very surprised to see Gruden come out of retirement to coach a college team.
  • #43580 by Captain Morgan on 29 Oct 2017
  • Was he wearing an orange tie on MNF?

    https://247sports.com/Bolt/Jon-Gruden-now-the-favorite-to-become-next-Tennessee-coach-109546998

    There is no guarantee Gruden would be a successful college coach.
  • #43581 by Calling All Hogs on 29 Oct 2017
  • I would take Matt Campbell over Gruden many times over. There is a real chance Gruden would fail as a college head coach. 
  • #43582 by pigasaurus on 29 Oct 2017
  • I think at the beginning he could attract some stars but what he did with them, who knows.
  • #43583 by parallaxpig on 29 Oct 2017
  • IMHO Gruden likes flirting, but he knows he is where he needs to be.  If he comes out of coaching retirement he will have to be successful to maintain his current status as an expert.  If he fails he loses status.  The reality of Chucky is that he hasn't coached college football in 26 years and was never a head coach in college.  At the NFL level, he was 95-81.  I would be very surprised to see Gruden come out of retirement to coach a college team.

    If ESPN continues to shed salaries he'll probably come out of retirement to coach somewhere.
  • #43584 by jackflash on 29 Oct 2017
  • not buying Gruden to Tennesse
  • #43585 by Ironhawg on 29 Oct 2017
  • If ESPN continues to shed salaries he'll probably come out of retirement to coach somewhere.

    That is a very good point!
  • #43586 by Wildhog on 29 Oct 2017
  • Hope he goes somewhere.  Chip Kelly, too.  That would move us up in the Frost/Campbell sweepstakes.
  • #43587 by The real Hogules on 29 Oct 2017
  • As reported by The Read Optional’s Oliver Connolly, Tennessee officials have offered the Super Bowl-winning coach “over $10 million a year” to lead the Volunteers. Connolly also reports the Vols are eyeing TCU’s Gary Patterson, Louisville’s Bobby Petrino and Purdue’s Jeff Brohm.

    Of course, that $10 million-a-year figure is significant. Would it be enough to lure Gruden to Knoxville to lead the Vols, if Tennessee moves past coach Butch Jones soon?.

    Also, those other names that Connolly reports are interesting, especially Petrino. Seeing the coach at Tennessee would be fascinating, given Petrino’s abrupt end at Arkansas following the 2011 season. Tennessee is 3-5 after losing to Kentucky on Saturday.

    I guess integrity doesn't mean much at UT. Apparently Tennessee approaches life in the SEC a little differently than Jeff Long does. UT wants to be more like Bama, than Vandy!

    Link to the article - https://www.seccountry.com/tennessee/coaching-rumors-tennessee-offered-jon-gruden-10-million-year-also-eyeing-bobby-petrino
  • #43588 by Wildhog on 29 Oct 2017
  • Every program that hires someone not named Frost or Campbell is doing us a favor.
  • #43589 by 007 License To Squeal on 29 Oct 2017
  • and they are considering CBP.........Wow.....the carousel is beginning to spin...

    "As reported by The Read Optional’s Oliver Connolly and Trey Wallace, Tennessee officials have offered the Super Bowl-winning coach “over $10 million a year” to lead the Volunteers. Connolly and Wallace also report the Vols are eyeing TCU’s Gary Patterson, Louisville’s Bobby Petrino and Purdue’s Jeff Brohm."
  • #43590 by Wildhog on 29 Oct 2017
  • Hopefully they get one of them.
  • #43591 by tusked on 29 Oct 2017

  • Jeff Long is in his man cave listening to 'the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round, the wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town'.
  • #43592 by onebadrubi on 29 Oct 2017
  • and they are considering CBP.........Wow.....the carousel is beginning to spin...

    Cbp will be mentioned among both tenner and Florida openings, who knows how serious those rumors will be.  I don't see cbp sticking around lville if he can get a coaches friendly contract
  • #43593 by rhames on 29 Oct 2017
  • Hahahaha.


    I do think they could get Petrino
  • #43594 by 007 License To Squeal on 29 Oct 2017
  • Hahahaha.


    I do think they could get Petrino

    I just hope BP doesn't end up in the SECW.....unless..... ;)
  • #43595 by rhames on 29 Oct 2017
  • I just hope BP doesn't end up in the SECW.....unless..... ;)


    True dat.
  • #43596 by The Chief on 29 Oct 2017
  • $10 million/ year? That's some serious cabbage. What if they don't pan out? $1 billion buyout?
  • #43597 by ricepig on 29 Oct 2017
  • Jeff Long is in his man cave listening to 'the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round, the wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town'.
    Nah, he's spending Foundation money going to the World Series with DVH.
  • #43598 by DoubleReedHawgCaller on 29 Oct 2017
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  • #43599 by GoHogs1091 on 29 Oct 2017
  • They can try to get Gary Patterson, but they probably won't get him.

    It has been rumored that Patterson has been promised a mineral right to a shale if he stays at TCU.  It is rumored that the mineral right is worth $20 million.

    If true, really no other school can compete with a one-time payout of $20 million.
  • #43600 by HenduHog on 29 Oct 2017
  • Everything we've heard about Gruden is that he likes the cushy gig he has now and doesn't relish the idea of sucking up to 18 year old kids.

    Given his situation I think he's right. 
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