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Good luck. A lot of obstacles in the way of them being a successful program.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
I'm not sure you understand the Tennessee football program. Really, if you take away the subpar graduation rate and some ethical issues, Tennessee is a mirror image of PSU. There are alot of similarities, its not funny. Facilities; resources; rabid fan base; history. Both fill their respective stadiums over 100,000 and while not the only Division I program in their state, they run it.
I think Tennessee sure as hell is better job than Arkansas and Auburn. Hell, I'd put it third in the SEC behind Bama and Florida. Yes, I think its a better job than LSU.
It's actually mind boggling why they are having trouble getting someone to take it. Maybe the finances aren't as good, or maybe people are a bit nervous to pull the trigger after Dooley got three years and got canned after accepting the job at a difficult time and in a shitty form after Kiffin left.
Your last sentence was what I think the problem is.
You'd put the job ahead of Georgia? I wouldn't. It is definitely fourth IMO, which is nothing to sneeze at.
I was thinking that it may be a case of what PSU was facing in our search: it will be a cream of the crop job once some of the issues get squared away, but right now its a bit less attractive than usual. Let some other coach go in and clean it up, and then take over once its on its way back up. I thought Dooley was that guy, but who knows?
Yes, I put Tennessee's job ahead of Georgia's too.
Dooley was probably the guy to clean things up, but wasn't a good selection to hire as a coach as in win/loss.
I disagree about Tennessee vs. Georgia, but agree about Dooley.
I feel bad for him though, because I think he could have been more successful at Tennessee given better circumstances. I loved the orange pants and like him as a coach. He'll land on his feet somewhere and turn whatever low-level program he lands at around.
Guy needs to hire a DC and let them control the defense though, because his at Tennessee and LTU were pitiful.
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Dooley tried to get the defense taken care of. That was what Sunseri was supposed to do. He failed.
What changes did Sunseri make this season?
I didn't see more than 5 or 6 plays of Tennessee all season, and they were all of their offense.
I don't feel bad for Dooley, he was a sub-par coach for the program. Just because his name was Dooley doesn't mean he was a good coach. He coached Tennessee when the SEC east was down. The mess at Tennessee wasn't that bad. Look what Muschamp did at Florida, turned it around pretty quick. Same with Petrino at Arkansas and Mullen at MSU. Plus if you look at their offense the past 2 years it was supposed to be awesome with Tyler Bray, Justin Hunter and a couple other elite receivers. That team was talented and did nothing. Vanderbilt is better than Tenn. Unacceptable.
Not me. Tennessee doesn't have nearly as good of a home state recruiting ground as Georgia. That alone makes the job difficult, especially in a league where just having tradition doesn't cut it because nearly everyone has equal or better tradition as you do (less a couple of schools).
Sounds like Butch Jones to Tennessee. That isn't a terrible move for UT, especially striking out on options A through E.
They had no talent on D . Comparing the to UF is a joke. UF is loaded on D and you have to be in the SEC. Dooley never did have a chance and Kiffen knew they were screwed.
"One man didn't build this program and one man sure as hell cannot tear it down."
I like it and frankly I think it is a better hire than some of the ones that passed on Tennessee. The only guy I liked more was Charlie Strong.
In Tennessee's defense, their defense looked pretty stout with 13 guys against LSU two years ago. It's only when they play 11 guys that it was rough.
The issue for them is that SC is where they did a lot of their recruiting and Spurrier has locked that state down...FLA has become a lot more competitive...
I never had a very high opinion of Bielema, but the more I see of him, the more douchey he becomes.
Alvarez apparently was never asked permission by Arkansas to talk to Bielema. And when Bielema told him about the "opportunity" to coach at Arkansas, Alvarez said "you already took the job, didn't you?" Credit to Alvarez for taking the high road. Not sure I'd do the same if the guy I handpicked to take over after I retired just took off with zero warning. But Alvarez did coach, so I guess he knows what goes on.
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Updated for Willie Taggart to USF per ESPN.
Western Kentucky's Willie Taggart has accepted an offer to become coach at South Florida, sources told...
Agreed. Good hire for them. The other guys being mentioned weren't phenomenal IMO.
Guess its a step up, but USF isn't exactly primed for a comeback as a program with the Big East in shambles and them not being a very attractive school for other conferences. That and the fact that they face FSU, UF, and Miami plus every other major program in the country when it comes to recruiting.
Thanks, MTayl for keeping the vacancies updated on the first page. Very handy to check this out. +1
Tubberville to Cincy per ESPN.
Came out of left field, Tech seems like a much better job than Cincinnati to me, even if they are the fourth best Texas team.
Doesn't surprise me he wanted out, it does surprise me it is for Cincinnati.
IMO Cincy is a lateral move at best. They dominate the BE, but the BE may not be here in a few years.
He was doing some good things at Tech too, it's a shame.
I think Tuberville is a really good coach
Sean Kugler to coach UTEP. Pittsburgh Steeler fans will be looking for a new OL Coach next year. Wonder if his son(s) will follow? (joking there)
Mtayl72, nice work on the first page. Until PSUMEL posted that you updated the OP I had not looked there. The coaching carousel goes merrily on.
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