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Peyton accidentally recruited coach away from Tennessee

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04:00 PM ET 12.07 | Peyton Manning, quarterback of Colorado's NFL team, accidentally steered a coaching prospect away from his alma mater, Tennessee. New Vols coach Butch Jones says the Denver Broncos quarterback tried to sell him on taking the Colorado Buffaloes job while Jones was also being wooed by UT.

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December 7, 2012  04:28 PM ET

LMAO!!!!!

So does Peyton get sanctioned and not allowed any bowl games for 2 years?

December 7, 2012  05:03 PM ET

That should tell you everything you need to know about Butchie Boy Jones.

December 7, 2012  06:04 PM ET

IMO Jones should have listened to Manning and took the Colorado job!!! Less stress.

December 7, 2012  06:07 PM ET
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LMAO!!!!!So does Peyton get sanctioned and not allowed any bowl games for 2 years?

No it just means that Manning should conentrate on pro football and leave the college game alone.

December 7, 2012  07:21 PM ET

Looks like Peyton's influence is waning. Jones is UT's new HC.

December 7, 2012  08:58 PM ET
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Looks like Peyton's influence is waning. Jones is UT's new HC.

That's the point of the article, actually.

December 7, 2012  10:14 PM ET

The Tenn job is far better than Colorado. The Buffs are going to be hard pressed to find a decent coach after running the last coach off in 2 years.

December 7, 2012  10:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

LMAO!!!!!So does Peyton get sanctioned and not allowed any bowl games for 2 years?

Double secret probation!

December 7, 2012  10:40 PM ET
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The Tenn job is far better than Colorado. The Buffs are going to be hard pressed to find a decent coach after running the last coach off in 2 years.

Good point. Tennessee is 50% more patient than CU is.

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December 8, 2012  01:57 AM ET
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Congrats, V'Natic! Are you content with B. Jones as the new HC at UTK?

From what I'm hearing on the radio, seeing on the local tube and reading in the paper is, V'Natic will be in the minority if he is content with this hire. BJones sure has his work cut out for himself.

December 8, 2012  07:58 AM ET

I don't think Peyton was trying to get Jones out of the candidate pool for UTK. This is much ado about nothing.

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December 8, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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I don't think Peyton was trying to get Jones out of the candidate pool for UTK. This is much ado about nothing.

I think you're right, but why is Peyton even trying to convince or recruit Jones to go to either Tennessee or Colorado??? Doesn't Jones have a mind of his own and what does Peyton know about coaching college football???

December 8, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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I think you're right, but why is Peyton even trying to convince or recruit Jones to go to either Tennessee or Colorado??? Doesn't Jones have a mind of his own and what does Peyton know about coaching college football???

he probably spent the night at a Holiday Inn Express and BAM...he is now the coaching guru...

December 8, 2012  10:12 AM ET
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he probably spent the night at a Holiday Inn Express and BAM...he is now the coaching guru...

Chats with the OnStar lady have made him smarter too ...

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December 8, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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Congrats, V'Natic! Are you content with B. Jones as the new HC at UTK?

Yeah-- I think he's a really good choice.
He was one of the top three "realistic" choices that I thought of when the search started-- the other two were Strong and Fedora.

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