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Could Jon Gruden overthrow Nick Saban's rule over SEC?

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02:56 AM ET 11.30 | Should Gruden come to the SEC and take the coaching job with the Vols, the question will be begged: can the man they call Chucky make a run at overthrowing Alabama's Nick Saban as supreme ruler of the SEC? Since arriving at the school, Saban has built a power house and a school that is looking like it's going to be the next NCAA dynasty. Everyone wants to play for him and those who do usually go on to have promising and successful NFL careers. Heck, even when he loses, Saban still finds a way to get into the National Championship game or at the very least get more than just a legitimate shot at doing so. Next to Les Miles, Saban hasn't really had a formidable opponent in the SEC; he's got no Joker to his Batman, which is one of the main reasons people have a gripe with the conference. Can Gruden eventually give King Saban a run for his money?

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November 30, 2012  09:42 PM ET

Chucky isn't all that. And neither is Saban. Saban has benefited from a stable defensive coordinator (Kirby).

November 30, 2012  10:22 PM ET

Scrolling on the ESPN says he turned it down.

November 30, 2012  10:40 PM ET

This could have been an article last week. He said no thanks a long time ago!

November 30, 2012  10:42 PM ET

Saban ran Urbie off. Life is a lot easier for Urbie in the mediocre Big 10+2+1 (I think-lost count)

November 30, 2012  11:47 PM ET

Notre Dame will put the SEC to rest.

November 30, 2012  11:48 PM ET

Gruden would have to work if he took the Vols job.

December 1, 2012  12:05 AM ET
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Gruden would have to work if he took the Vols job.

more importantly he would need to master the skill of oversinging.

December 1, 2012  12:11 AM ET

of course that should be "oversiGning".

December 1, 2012  12:18 AM ET
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more importantly he would need to master the skill of oversinging.

of course that should be "oversiGning".

December 1, 2012  12:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

NEAUX

+1

December 1, 2012  12:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

of course that should be "oversiGning".

so very true

December 1, 2012  01:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Chucky isn't all that.

Truer words were never spoken. Gruden is a HUGE fraud.

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December 1, 2012  02:28 AM ET
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Scrolling on the ESPN says he turned it down.

Yep-- the reports in the Knoxville News Sentinel (based on talks with his agent) seem pretty cut-and-dried about it.

December 1, 2012  02:31 AM ET
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There is no oversinging or oversiGning (especially oversinging) allowed in the SEC. It has been voted out. The term is called processing. Please try to keep up.

Actually, there was oversinging in the SEC this year-- the Mizzou fans were doing that, drowning out the Vol fans at Neyland as UT coughed up another victory by sleeping through the second half.

December 1, 2012  02:33 AM ET

I vaguely recall that the bama fans were also oversinging the Vol fans at Neyland, too, but I've managed to drown October football memories out with a lot of heavy drinking.

 
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