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I do not care what Saugatuck thinks; I care what UT fans, players and opposing coaches & players think.
Rest assured opponents are not trembling in fear at the name “Butch Jones.” Jones could not beat Derrick Dooley. Lost to Dooley: Great qualifications be an SEC head coach. At UT??? Seiously???
Yet Hart, Cheek & the Board of Trustees hired him. Jones promises "the best staff in America," yet almost all are the crew that Dooley beat. That ain't even in the suburbs of "Best Staff."
$17,000,000 all told for this?????? Last year the Cincinnati paper quotes Jones as saying people would now know how much he wanted to be there. They now they know how much he wanted to. Does the earth move when the guy talks, or what?
"Best staff in America?” Pittman’s offensive line destroyed Jones’ defense. But Jones fires Pittman to hire the defensive coordinator whose team was beaten? Great management. Surely Mr. Haslam did not build Pilot oil like this, or Anderson grow with executives like Cheek or Hart.
If Hart is an example of how well Southerners think, no wonder the Union won the Civil War. Certainly these Midwesterners got him---and got UT, too. The Power-T is now ridiculed from coast to coast.
Doug Dickey never held a search like this. Only Hamilton or Hart would be so inept.The "H" boys. "H Boys” sounds like a hillbilly band. Thinks like one, too.
For Hart to call Jim Tressel about the hire shows just how screwed up Hart is. But then Cheek hired Hart; what do you expect.
Very few AD’s in America are asking Bruce Pearl about potential head basketball coaches resumes. Same principle. Asking a cheater’s opinion is bad business. Tressel is still under a show cause order for cheating; the fact he says good things about Jones is NOT comforting. Frankly, it should be cause for concern.
Are there unknown clauses in Hart's contract for a huge payout, too? After all, Hamilton was paid off big to leave. Some wonder what lurks out there that may not be known, now that 25% of UT's annual $125,000,000 athletics budget is being paid to former employees; who could not cut it ethically or as coaches.
How does UT fix it? Not on the basketball court; another Hamilton hire, who replaced Pearl, has a team that can not score 50 points in either of its last 2games.
Baseball? Delmonico, former college World Series coach fired. Hamilton's replacement comparable to Jones, took the program down. The replacement's replacement did so poorly, he apologized to the UT nation.
Swimming/diving? Uh...coach fired on a morals clause? Thanks, Hamilton.
Maybe Pat Summit’s reputation will save us, right? Uh…thanks, Hart.
Cheek is common to most of it. Hart is, too. So is Hamilton. Do Cheek and Hart have big termination money guarantees, too?
The kind of money Jones is being paid, he won’t need that, when it comes his turn.
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