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Vol_in_Mich writes:

in response to DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho:

I honestly don't understand where all the anger at John Adams comes from.

I also don't see how JA is creating controversy. He's just writing what everyone else is thinking: "Who is going to be UT's next coach?"

I don't like the idea of Jim Mora or Rodriguez, but cut the guy some slack. What's he supposed to write about? How pathetic the Defense is (we know this)? How Tyler Bray is NOT thinking about the NFL (Evan Woodberry has already written a hard hitting piece of journalism covering what Tyler Bray is not thinking about! Excellent!)? The current status of UT's multiple sexual discrimination lawsuits (yes, lets be more depressed!)? How Dave Hart has suddenly developed a fear of press conferences when he should be front and center? The tendencies of message board posters to bellyache when sports writers don't grovel and fawn all over their favorite sports team?

(actually...that one about Hart would make a good article)

You guys seriously need to chill out. Adams is simply writing about the possibilities for a new coach. How is he creating controversy?

Not bad, I actually agree with what you say. John is just doing his job. Part of which is stirring up the fans so they'll post on here. Sponsers pay by the click.
I don't know who would take the UT job and it's not because of the SEC. UT is a frigging mess, from the top down. There are lots better jobs out there. The Vols Glory Days are gone for a long, long time if not forever. Sad, ain't it? (No, I don't want any of Fulmers bunch back.)
On subject, screw 'em, if we want somebody's new coach, get him! This is SEC football, not the garden club. Urbie showed these big 10 coaches how to recruit, stole players on signing day. You should have heard them cry. Same thing with signing a new coach. Do what it takes.

GBO - Wait Till Year After Next

volschick22 writes:

I wish I could make the money Adams makes to write garbage like this.

SummittsCourt writes:

JA proves daily he is an idiot. No one cares about your opinion so stop writing these Bs articles.

SummittsCourt writes:

in response to mike4vol:

Mike Holmgren

Jeff Fischer

Jon Gruden

These are three NFL coaches that UT should seriously consider. There are others, no doubt, but UT MUST come up with a "named" coach--one that will stir immediate recruiting positives and one that will stick around to rebuild a legendary program.

While we're at it, Auburn, you need to take a long, serious look at Phillip Fulmer--great fit for your school. Fulmer will bring you back to championship status--he is one of the elites.

Alright, I call it as I see it ... this comment of yours proves you are an idiot too.

dragon18 writes:

in response to VolinCalif:

"unless there is a tie that I am unaware of."
He speaks English I believe.

Haha!!!! I bet he carries Dollars rather than some other currency too!!!

fearthehound writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

I haven't read the article or comments yet. I've just thinking about the title. Does JA think the University of Tennessee might pack itself up and move to California in the middle of the night?

Imagine the students getting up the morning to go to class and finding nothing but abandoned foundations where all the building had been.

I was actually thinking along similar lines. There's something wrong with Adams' logic here. UT would actually be USC-ing another school, the coach who left and came here would be the one doing the Kiffin-ing.

cloudodust writes:

Kiffin left Tennessee for that 'Dream Job' he just couldn't turn down. Who out there would leave their current post for what use to be 'That Dream Job' Atop Rocky..? I'd like to think somebody of skill/substance would but for the life of me I can't place that coach. Seems Tennessee narrows down it's short list only to be rejected by those on said short list. Maybe this time will be the one for longer than a cup of coffee...

arkyvol writes:

idiotic column. kiffen was headed to socal whether he was stranded in knoxville for one year or ten years. he had a history there, he liked the big city lights, and he was convinced that he was the trojan's destiny. he would have still been waiting for the call when he signed up for social security. it just came early.

OldNumber7 writes:

Need defensive minded coach that is a strong motivator. Get Notre Dame's Defensive Coordinator or offer to John Chavis.

arkyvol writes:

when and if kiffen gets the axe from the trojans, he's gonna know how his believers in knoxville felt.

VOLFLIAM writes:

in response to mike4vol:

Mike Holmgren

Jeff Fischer

Jon Gruden

These are three NFL coaches that UT should seriously consider. There are others, no doubt, but UT MUST come up with a "named" coach--one that will stir immediate recruiting positives and one that will stick around to rebuild a legendary program.

While we're at it, Auburn, you need to take a long, serious look at Phillip Fulmer--great fit for your school. Fulmer will bring you back to championship status--he is one of the elites.

LOL.......Now that's funny !!!

dirislr#209355 writes:

in response to volfan53:

What a stupid article. And to believe you actually get paid for this.

He gets paid because people like you read his articles.

CrankE writes:

If only KnoxNewzPravda would "Kiffin" John Adams...

VOLinATL writes:

What is this facination with disgraced ex-Falcon head coaches (Petrino and Mora)? There were no tears shed here when these fools left Atlanta. Is is really only about wins and losses...isn't there any thought anymore of the university? I guess for those who look at college football in the same light as pro, it doesn't make any difference, but it sure does to those of us who earned a degree from UT!!

VOLinATL writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

A more reasonable suggestion would have been, "Why not Sonny Dykes?"

Aside from people maybe not wanting to take a shot on another La Tech coach, compare him to Dooley, or to any number of other coaches who moved up from the non-BCS world of their first head coaching gig. He has the heritage (Spike Dykes' kid), like Dooley did. La Tech is his first head coaching gig (like Dooley). The differences are that Dykes has been a coordinator at a couple of BCS programs, and in his three seasons at La Tech, he's gone 5-7, 8-5, and is now 9-1 (only loss by 2 points to Texas A&M).

This is a guy who isn't going to be at La Tech for long. If we do replace Dooley, and we aren't going to fork over the big bucks needed for a big name coach, why not Dykes?

Mostly with Dooley's recruits....hmmmmmmmmm.

MGVOL22 writes:

First off, Rich Rod would be an EXCELLENT hire...Doubt he would leave Arizona though.... For those who say he didn't care about defense...check your facts....If you want to look at his 3yr stint at Michigan, that wouldnt be sufficent, mainly because Michigan never bought into Coach Rod....Look at WVU when he was there...they were always in the top 30 for Defense, if not higher. When he was at Michigan he didn't have HIS DC, Jeff Casteel, he does not at Arizona and that is one huge difference....

I was a GA with them at WVU, so I know....As a lettermen at Tennessee and GA with Coach Rod at WVU, I would love to have him at UT...Just think we are 1yr too late, but you never know..

Other then that, I just want my Vols to do well, no matter who is the coach, and I stand by Tennessee!!

JSmith525 writes:

Actually the next HC might just be Lane Kiffin. It appears that he is on his way out at USC and he is going to be saying what a mistake it was leaving UT like and when he did. Hart will be looking for a big named coach one that can bring UT back to Championship level. Kiffin may just be the answer. "a preview of JA's article on UT's coaching search for 11/15/2012".

volinlm writes:

If Hart keeps Dooley for another year, John Adams' head may explode..along with some folks on this blog. The fact that Hart isn't saying I think is great (except that Dooley is left twitching in the wind). He is weighing his options, which may be limited for other reasons (money?) that are not obvious. Aren't we still paying Fulmer? For example, maybe he gives Dooley another year in exchange for no additional payout beyond that. For the possibility of another year of pain (maybe not), it frees up more money to pay the next coach, etc. Hart may take that chance. It's not personal, it's business.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to volinlm:

If Hart keeps Dooley for another year, John Adams' head may explode..along with some folks on this blog. The fact that Hart isn't saying I think is great (except that Dooley is left twitching in the wind). He is weighing his options, which may be limited for other reasons (money?) that are not obvious. Aren't we still paying Fulmer? For example, maybe he gives Dooley another year in exchange for no additional payout beyond that. For the possibility of another year of pain (maybe not), it frees up more money to pay the next coach, etc. Hart may take that chance. It's not personal, it's business.

You're right... it's business. However, on the flip side of that coin, UT can't afford to have another bad year. Ticket sales are already way down and i can only assume merchandising is down as well. Spending dollars now may help offset the issue if the right coaching decision is made.

VolFanInTheBoro (Inactive) writes:

in response to KingDanno:

Dumb question, the answer is no. Cause we want a new coach immediately, not just weeks before signing day totally screwing over the university.

Hey King Drano, remember this idiocy

Comments by KingDanno
October 29, 2012
5:59 p.m.
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Written on Derek Dooley focused on improving defense, not blame:
just heard Dooley got bought out and Gruden was hired at 33 million for 5 years BABY!! The rumors just may be true!! Thank you God. Supposed to not be announced until post Hurricane. Yes!!!! All you naysayers saying Gruden won't come eat it!!!!! Eat that up and get a taste of greatness when you believe in who you are. We are TN!!!

Hounddawg writes:

David Howell.

CantStandCantStandSaban writes:

When I first saw the headline, I thought it was another stupid poll question. I was wrong, but not about the stupid part.

Show-me-your-TDs writes:

If they ever do fire dooley let's go with some pro coaches get away from these amateur coaching staffs.
Kids today wanna go pro ....they need to be developed by pro coaches that have actually been there did that and know what it takes to become a pro football player

smoky50 writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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AMEN!!!! EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM!!!! THE LONGER WE WAIT THE OTHER PROGRAMS ARE MAKING STRIDES TO GET WHO THEY WANT!

Ayres_Hall writes:

The question is moot. There is no Head Coach who has UT as his dream job. None.

Hounddog writes:

in response to Hounddawg:

David Howell.

Cousin?

ModelMaker writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor say if you want Saban coaching talent, you got to pay Saban'esk type money. Witch Doctor say gonna have to dig deep this time. Witch Doctor hope work is being done behind the scene now to save or boost recruiting. Witch Doctor last year saying 5 million a year..but that might be low...Witch Doctor say throw the bank at Gruden..thats how you win in todays sports lets be real Go Vols
Bones never lie.

I say Witch_Doctors hit it dead on. Good to see you back on here.

6972 writes:

"It aint over, till it's over" and the fat lady has not sung yet. Translation: DD has not been fired yet....as far as we know. Till then, the beat goes on.

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

in response to mike4vol:

Mike Holmgren

Jeff Fischer

Jon Gruden

These are three NFL coaches that UT should seriously consider. There are others, no doubt, but UT MUST come up with a "named" coach--one that will stir immediate recruiting positives and one that will stick around to rebuild a legendary program.

While we're at it, Auburn, you need to take a long, serious look at Phillip Fulmer--great fit for your school. Fulmer will bring you back to championship status--he is one of the elites.

Don't think any of those guys would ever coach at UT but if Iam doing the hiring it would be an NFL guy for sure..Worked out great for Penn State..Iam not sure if it's in the works but we should be giving Jack DelRio the full court press..He makes Smart and Strong look like HS coaches..By the way whats the point of Adams making a list of possible coaches that would never consider this job in our wildest dreams???

VolsUpsetYetAnother writes:

in response to civilianvol_formerly_marinevol:

This should be the test question for any potential new coach: If in a tie game with 42 seconds left, two timeouts and in possession of the ball at your 40 yard line, and one of the best passing offenses in college football (with one of the worst defenses in college football), do you
(a) Try to win the game in regulation so your defense won't have to come back on the field.
(b) Take a knee and let the clock run out so you can see if your defense can stop them in overtime.
Any potential coach who picks (a) would be a tremendous improvement over what we have, even if we hire him away from a middle school.

I second that!

maciste54 writes:

USC didn't "Lane Kiffin" UT ! Lane Kiffin screwed UT. It's Kiffin UT fans blame not USC. Adams is backwards in his thinking in this article.

VolsUpsetYetAnother writes:

Hey JA - do us all a favor and not put up a picture of Kitten on this site ever again! Lastly, get out of the office and try to get some real details on IF Dooley is done and WHO is going to be his replacement if true. We would do it; however we have real jobs. Thanks!!

pcshowtime writes:

in response to DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho:

I honestly don't understand where all the anger at John Adams comes from.

I also don't see how JA is creating controversy. He's just writing what everyone else is thinking: "Who is going to be UT's next coach?"

I don't like the idea of Jim Mora or Rodriguez, but cut the guy some slack. What's he supposed to write about? How pathetic the Defense is (we know this)? How Tyler Bray is NOT thinking about the NFL (Evan Woodberry has already written a hard hitting piece of journalism covering what Tyler Bray is not thinking about! Excellent!)? The current status of UT's multiple sexual discrimination lawsuits (yes, lets be more depressed!)? How Dave Hart has suddenly developed a fear of press conferences when he should be front and center? The tendencies of message board posters to bellyache when sports writers don't grovel and fawn all over their favorite sports team?

(actually...that one about Hart would make a good article)

You guys seriously need to chill out. Adams is simply writing about the possibilities for a new coach. How is he creating controversy?

good post.

WelovePat writes:

Using the made up word "Kiffining" is just silly...making up words to keep reminding us of what happened when this slug slipped away in the night is just so sad. It won't catch on, I promise because it's too ridiculous!!!

gglardon50#417841 writes:

in response to VolFanInTheBoro:

Hey King Drano, remember this idiocy

Comments by KingDanno
October 29, 2012
5:59 p.m.
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Written on Derek Dooley focused on improving defense, not blame:
just heard Dooley got bought out and Gruden was hired at 33 million for 5 years BABY!! The rumors just may be true!! Thank you God. Supposed to not be announced until post Hurricane. Yes!!!! All you naysayers saying Gruden won't come eat it!!!!! Eat that up and get a taste of greatness when you believe in who you are. We are TN!!!

That rumor is TRUE-Gruden is coming to Tennessee. The deal was done in a Pilot Oil truck stop eatery. The woman who was waiting on them heard them going over the contract. Gruden had ORANGE juice to drink to.

pcshowtime writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

A more reasonable suggestion would have been, "Why not Sonny Dykes?"

Aside from people maybe not wanting to take a shot on another La Tech coach, compare him to Dooley, or to any number of other coaches who moved up from the non-BCS world of their first head coaching gig. He has the heritage (Spike Dykes' kid), like Dooley did. La Tech is his first head coaching gig (like Dooley). The differences are that Dykes has been a coordinator at a couple of BCS programs, and in his three seasons at La Tech, he's gone 5-7, 8-5, and is now 9-1 (only loss by 2 points to Texas A&M).

This is a guy who isn't going to be at La Tech for long. If we do replace Dooley, and we aren't going to fork over the big bucks needed for a big name coach, why not Dykes?

I really like dykes and he has an overall winning record. We could do a lot worse and he is not Dereck dooley he is just coaching at the same school dooley did. I just wonder as I do about all coaching candidates is can he recruit nationally.
I love his Tony Franklin offense.

volinlm writes:

in response to FearTheVols1252:

You're right... it's business. However, on the flip side of that coin, UT can't afford to have another bad year. Ticket sales are already way down and i can only assume merchandising is down as well. Spending dollars now may help offset the issue if the right coaching decision is made.

Agree. As we have seen, changing coaches is no easy thing anymore. There's a lot more here than meets the eye.

cincykid82 writes:

My understanding is that Graham bailed on Pitt because he has family ties in Arizona...this is really a non-article because not one person mentioned will actually be the next head coach at UT.

I think you have to look at some up and coming NFL assistants with some SEC background/ties.

mtnbikrtn writes:

They already BUZZed the University of Tulsa. I was living in Tulsa at the time. They (TU Fans) were not happy at all with Buzz Peterson.

maciste54 writes:

in response to pcshowtime:

I really like dykes and he has an overall winning record. We could do a lot worse and he is not Dereck dooley he is just coaching at the same school dooley did. I just wonder as I do about all coaching candidates is can he recruit nationally.
I love his Tony Franklin offense.

"I really like dykes and he has an overall winning record"
Bwahahahah I read that completely different from its intent when I first saw it. lol

volhitman writes:

in response to VolinCalif:

"unless there is a tie that I am unaware of."
He speaks English I believe.

I thought he might be thinking bow-tie, like the kind that comes on a Chevy.

troubleinc writes:

Isn't it time to retire yet Adams? You stink!

RealisticVol writes:

By stirring up a storm of comments, John shows he has an audience. If you truly want him fired, never comment again. No comments = no readership = no job.

murrayvol writes:

in response to jack4444:

John working so hard to push Volfan buttons.

Doesn't take much these days.

jplemons80 writes:

So the other day I heard an interview on ESPN with Nick Saban. He stated that he prefers to build programs, than maintain them. Thought that was interesting. Also, take into account that his wife hates living in Alabama. Maybe Hart should give Saban a call. Worth a shot

murrayvol writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor say if you want Saban coaching talent, you got to pay Saban'esk type money. Witch Doctor say gonna have to dig deep this time. Witch Doctor hope work is being done behind the scene now to save or boost recruiting. Witch Doctor last year saying 5 million a year..but that might be low...Witch Doctor say throw the bank at Gruden..thats how you win in todays sports lets be real Go Vols
Bones never lie.

Gruden would have to be bats*#t crazy to leave the job he has for this one. So I guess he's in play.

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to pcorange:

I hope we stay above board. It's kinda like an old saying, "If she'll screw around with you, she'll screw around on you." We don't need the type trash who would ditch their school after one year, unless it is at a mid-major program that expects their coaches to be cherry picked. Tennessee is better than that. By the way, John Adams needs to just shut up. Dooley hasn't been fired, and I've seen nothing substantiated to indicate that he will be. I really think Hart intends to give him another year unless he loses out.

You haven't been paying much attention the past 3 years have you? Take off the blinders.

murrayvol writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

I have question for you. Don't get me wrong here, but you're one of the June 5-7 2007 enrollees here. Why zero comments posted in almost 5 1/2 years, then suddenly over 100 in just a couple of weeks? Did one of your other usernames get banned?

He was a member of my 07' Class Part_Deux. Very unstable group.

copia69296 writes:

Really!!!

Mike Holmgren
Jeff Fischer
Rich Rodriguez
Jon Gruden

Really?

Why in the world would any of these coaches come to UT?!?!?! And even if they did, you could only expect them to stay until they are successful and then leave for better opportunities. Or worse, stay until they are not able to win enough or win quick enough.

Stop hunting a head coach that can do better playing 4 to 5 top 10/ SEC teams every year and look for a defensive coordinator that can clean up the defense.

Changing a head coach will probably result in most assistants leaving and additional losses of recruits. Oregan next year looks bad enough without starting over.

- New Def Coordinator
- Let Fulmer earn some of his pay from UT and put him in charge of recruiting

sly_stone99#434111 writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

A more reasonable suggestion would have been, "Why not Sonny Dykes?"

Aside from people maybe not wanting to take a shot on another La Tech coach, compare him to Dooley, or to any number of other coaches who moved up from the non-BCS world of their first head coaching gig. He has the heritage (Spike Dykes' kid), like Dooley did. La Tech is his first head coaching gig (like Dooley). The differences are that Dykes has been a coordinator at a couple of BCS programs, and in his three seasons at La Tech, he's gone 5-7, 8-5, and is now 9-1 (only loss by 2 points to Texas A&M).

This is a guy who isn't going to be at La Tech for long. If we do replace Dooley, and we aren't going to fork over the big bucks needed for a big name coach, why not Dykes?

He should definitely be on the short list for UT. And if hired can you imagine the look on Dooley's face?

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