Truth & Rumors > NCAA

Tennessee Vols head coaching rumors

Views
5044
Comments
26

04:48 PM ET 11.27 | The Tennessee Volunteers fired head coach Derek Dooley and the search for a replacement is immediately underway. When looking for a man to join the head coaching ranks in the Southeastern Conference, the Vols will be looking to add a big name that will drum up excitement and help with recruiting in the nation's toughest conference. A few names have begun to surface in regards to the opening and, as you would expect, it is loaded with stars from the college ranks along with a certain former NFL coach. The names that have been linked to Tennessee's head coaching search are former NFL coach Jon Gruden, Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher, former college football player and Louisville Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong, Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden and current Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville, who is very familiar with the SEC after head coaching stints at Ole Miss and Auburn. Gruden is the leading candidate for the Tennessee job and is the most commonly linked name to the opening. He was in Tennessee last week for an extended period of time, though the nature of the visit has not been cleared up in the media.

FanSided.com

Jon Gruden, Al Pereira/Getty Images Jon Gruden, Al Pereira/Getty Images
November 27, 2012  11:27 PM ET

Oh lord. Gruden, Fisher, Tubberville, Strong, Golden ... like all these coaches are going to beat a path to Knoxville.

November 28, 2012  07:19 AM ET

I'm already tired of this coaching search.

Comment #3 has been removed
November 28, 2012  07:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I can see Tubberville liking the idea.

Tubs wouldn't be a splash but they could do a lot worse

November 28, 2012  07:53 AM ET

Yeah. I don't see Tuberville as a long shot, if they offer more money than he is making right now. He can coach.

November 28, 2012  07:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Tubs wouldn't be a splash but they could do a lot worse

And have.

November 28, 2012  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Tubs wouldn't be a splash but they could do a lot worse

Is Tubbs trying to have at least one season at each and every SEC school?



If so, good luck trying to get in at Bama...hehehe!

November 28, 2012  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

And have.

consecutively in recent history.

November 28, 2012  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I can see Tubberville liking the idea.

Don't think the Red Faders would "shed" any tears if he left.

November 28, 2012  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

consecutively in recent history.

Should've given you the AD job VFH.

smh

Comment #11 has been removed
November 28, 2012  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Who the hell anointed Jon Gruden as the greatest coach in the football world.

John Gruden did.

Comment #13 has been removed
November 28, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Gruden = Best Recruiting classes. Think like a hotshot high school recruit: Gruden is the Coolest!!! You think Saban would still be the best at putting recruits into the NFL? How about THE BEST NFL personality since Madden ...

November 28, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Tubberville and Strong would be the best hire.. I dont think Strong would take this job though...Tubbs prob would like to get back in the SEC.. Has won everywhere he has been.. .And he is use to competing against BAMA....

Tubbs hasn't done as well at Tech as Leach did.

Too lazy to look up the records, but I don't even think it is close.

But, he hasn't been there that long either.

Comment #16 has been removed
November 28, 2012  12:47 PM ET

I think that the Vols are going to hire either Woody Widenhofer or John Madden.

November 28, 2012  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

And have.

There's one more saban assistant that Tennessee could consider...

November 28, 2012  12:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Who the hell anointed Jon Gruden as the greatest coach in the football world. Gruden got fired for losing and won with Dungy's players. Gruden is a very average football coach who is in love with himself and morons buy into that.

What did Dungy get fired for, then?
As for your last sentence, no point in arguing. Some smart folks buy into it, also, though.

 
November 28, 2012  12:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Gruden = Best Recruiting classes. Think like a hotshot high school recruit: Gruden is the Coolest!!! You think Saban would still be the best at putting recruits into the NFL? How about THE BEST NFL personality since Madden ...

I think Gruden would be a good draw for recruits right away. After the first class, though, he would have to earn CFB credibility by winning.
Props on ninja-ing me on the Madden reference. I guess we Vol fans keep dwelling on former Raiders coaches, for some reason.
GO VOLS!!! Hire someone who will win football games!

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Clippers, Warriors exchange barbs
    Views
    690
    Comments
    415
  2. 2
    Time to penalize NHL's perennial losers?
    Views
    789
    Comments
    267
  3. 3
    Report: Raiders to release Terrelle Pryor on Monday
    Views
    1192
    Comments
    59
  4. 4
    Will NFL owners blackball Donald Trump?
    Views
    994
    Comments
    54
  5. 5
    Packers lovers have own dating site
    Views
    923
    Comments
    43

SI.com

SI Photos