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Does anybody want the Vols coaching job?

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04:24 PM ET 12.06 | The Tennessee Volunteers have been at the forefront of some pretty juicy coaching rumors, but like that super hot girl in high school they've all been nothing but teases. From Jon Gruden to Jimbo Fisher and everyone in between, it seems that no one actually wants to coach the Volunteers. Two more possible candidates have taken their names out of the hat, as Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy has stated he is not leaving his program to accept a job at Tennessee. Louisville head coach Charlie Strong also stated yesterday night that he won't be heading to the SEC either and will instead stay put with the Cardinals. If the Vols were to settle for a lesser known name, things could still work out in their favor - it just might take a little longer. But by swinging and missing so fast and so hard, the Volunteers are making this a situation that whoever steps in, no matter how big or small the name is, it's a high risk, medium reward type deal. And nobody wants to get tangled in that mess.

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December 6, 2012  04:32 PM ET

Sure, I'll take it.

December 6, 2012  05:02 PM ET

Hell, I'll take it. I could screw things up just like the last two guys, and it would cost a lot less!

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December 6, 2012  05:22 PM ET

There is a homeless guy in South Beach who is looking for work.

December 6, 2012  05:27 PM ET

I'm shocked that coaches are using this opportunity to get huge raises from their current employers.

December 6, 2012  05:27 PM ET

VHF for AD....he would have avoided all of this!!

December 6, 2012  05:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

VHF for AD....he would have avoided all of this!!

Yeah but he'd of gotten in trouble from hiring all of us for cheerleader, volleyball, etc work.

December 6, 2012  05:33 PM ET

Phat Phil is lookin to do something other than eat donuts.

December 6, 2012  05:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Phat Phil is lookin to do something other than eat donuts.

+1....

Seriously though, TENN needs to figure out what kind of team it wants to be-the various HC applicants don't seem to have any common thread to them. At any rate you could do a lot worse than the Duke, NIU, or Utah State HC's.

December 6, 2012  05:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Hell, I'll take it. I could screw things up just like the last two guys, and it would cost a lot less!

I would take the job, but only if I could be the AD too. I really think I could do better than the last two ADs, especially Hamilton!!!

December 6, 2012  05:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Hell, I'll take it. I could screw things up just like the last two guys, and it would cost a lot less!

I will not be underbid. Take me. You won't be sorry. (Okay, you will be sorry, but it won't cost too much)

December 6, 2012  06:07 PM ET

Doesn't the SEC teams have a good asst coach that can take over as HC for the Vols???

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December 6, 2012  06:39 PM ET

Maybe Tressel will be the coach afterall!

December 6, 2012  06:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

You see, right there you would be in trouble. You the AD would hire such a person as you for the HC. The both of you would be fired, so get you and you a really good buyout clause. UTk has become quite good at that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL, yeah I really wouldn't make a good HC or AD!!!

December 6, 2012  07:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Doesn't the SEC teams have a good asst coach that can take over as HC for the Vols???

One obvious choice who fits that description is John Chavis, DC at LSU, who played at Tennessee, was the Vols' LB coach from '89-94, and was the Vols' DC from '94 until '08

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December 6, 2012  08:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

One obvious choice who fits that description is John Chavis, DC at LSU, who played at Tennessee, was the Vols' LB coach from '89-94, and was the Vols' DC from '94 until '08

Well there you go!!!

 
December 6, 2012  08:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Just you guys wait, the Vols in a few years will be looking at all of you in their rear view.

They said the same thing when DD was hired!!

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