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Per Volquest which is the Vols Rivals site. Looks official this time.
"That was Death Valley,". "That was the place where opponents' dreams come to die. Coach Les Miles after the LSU - South Carolina game.
man, there are some pissed off Tenn fans on twitter
Could be a good hire
Should settle rumors about Chavis. No known ties to Davis. Now let's put the rumors to bed about Frank Wilson.
On the hire, I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, they needed a HR after the last decade's debacles. On the other, it fits a pattern of finding the up and coming guy. He's a coach with consistent success at a school not known for winning, ala Saban at MSU and Miles at OSU. Granted he didn't do it in the Big 10 or Big 12.
Wish them the best for their sake and ours. With the new rotation, we'll rarely play them.
Could be a good hire but not the splash the Tennessee AD was wanting to make, huh?
We'll see what he can do without Brian Kelly coming before him to rebuild the program like he had at his past two gigs.
Cincinnati went 4-8 in Jones' first season. Yes, they were undefeated the previous season under Kelly, but I don't think Kelly necessarily left Jones with a fully stocked cupboard of talent. Jones followed that first 4-8 season up with a 10-3 mark in 2011 and 9-3 in 2012.
I think he's a good coach, but only time will tell if this works out for Tennessee. None of the three bigh SEC hires is a sure-fire success. I'll be interested to see if Bielema can succeed at Arkansas with his style of offense. It takes time to recruit and develop the big offensive linemen he's been known for at Wisconsin, and time is something SEC coaches are usually not afforded.
This post was edited by TigerNE 16 months ago
They returned 8 starters on offense his first year, including the leading rusher (future pro), top 2 WR, and 3 OL. 6 starters were back that year on defense, including 2 future NFL players. They also returned a QB that had done very well in 4 replacement starts. They actually had a lot more proven talent in the cupboard going into 2010 than they did going into 2009.
He's been okay at Cincinnati but nothing special. Definitely a step back from where they were under Kelly.
This post was edited by Gravitiger 16 months ago
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