Butch Jones introduced as new head coach

Jones didn't try to 'sell anything that wasn't real' to Dave Hart, Tennessee

New Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones addresses the media after being introduced by Athletic Director Dave Hart.

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New Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones addresses the media after being introduced by Athletic Director Dave Hart.

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Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart met with Butch Jones for the first time Thursday night at 10 p.m. in Lexington, Ky.

Only 20 minutes into the late-night session, he was convinced he had found Tennessee’s next football coach.

"I was impressed with his candor,” Hart said. “He didn't try to sell anything that wasn't real.”

Jones, who spent three years as coach at Cincinnati, was introduced as the Vols’ new coach Friday afternoon at the Peyton Manning Locker Room at Neyland Stadium.

Jones, who signed a six-year agreement worth roughly $3 million annually, called Tennessee his “dream job.”

“I’m very instinctual. I trust my gut,” Jones said of his decision to turn down opportunities at Purdue and Colorado while Tennessee pursued other candidates. “I believe everything happens for a reason.”

Jones, who was going on little sleep, said he finalized agreement with Hart early in the morning and then went to campus for an emotional meeting with his team.

When he told the players that he had accepted the job, players broke into applause.

"I believe in total honesty with your players. When you're honest, they'll go to bat for you,” Jones said. “Everything we do is based on the core value of family.”

Before meeting with media, Jones talked briefly to his new team at Tennessee. He said he was familiar with about half the roster from the recruiting process and scouting the Vols when they met in 2011.

Jones said a handful of coaches would come with him from Cincinnati to Tennessee, but that he would otherwise “leave no stone unturned” in his search for the “best staff in the country.”

Jones said ties to the Southeast would not be an overriding factor.

"If you can recruit, you can recruit,” he said. “It doesn't matter what area of the country. Recruiting is selling. It's a people business."

Jones, who turns 45 next month, introduced his wife and three sons at the beginning of the press conference. His sons took turns stating their names and ages.

"If we lose a game in the Jones household, we don't talk for a week,” he joked. “They have their own blogs, too."

Hart said Jones was on a list of roughly “half a dozen” targets that he identified at the start of the search. Louisville coach Charlie Strong and Oklahoma State Mike Gundy appeared to be ahead of Jones in the pecking order, but Hart said he was confident that anyone on his list could be successful.

“You offer the job, somebody takes it or doesn't, and you move on,” he said.

UT chancellor Jimmy Cheek attended the press conference and was supportive of the search, Hart said.

"He met with the candidates,” Hart said. “He said, 'Tell me what to do. I'll make it a priority.' "

Related:

Butch Jones biography

Butch Jones' Memorandum of Understanding with Tennessee

Butch Jones press conference transcript

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Timeline of events

Nov. 10: On the heels of a third consecutive winless October in the SEC and a less-than stellar homecoming win over Troy, Tennessee falls to Missouri in four overtimes, 51-48. The game is notable for then-coach Derek Dooley's decision to not play for the win at the end of regulation with two timeouts and the ball near midfield.

Nov. 17:Tennessee loses to Vanderbilt in Nashville for the first time since 1982, 41-18. It is the worst loss the Vols have had to their in-state foe in multiple generations. The loss guarantees a three-season sub-.500 streak for Tennessee for the first time in over 100 years.

Nov. 18: UT athletics director Dave Hart meets with, and fires, coach Dooley in the early morning hours. Dooley elects not to coach the regular-season finale with Kentucky. Hart announces that he will be a committee of one in his search for a new coach.

Nov. 24: Tennessee wins against Kentucky to end the season at 5-7 and remain, along with Ohio State, one of only two Football Bowl Subdivision teams never to lose eight games in a season.

Nov. 30: Ending days of speculation, UT sources and Jon Gruden's agent both refute claims that the former NFL coach and Vols' graduate assistant was close to coming to coach the Vols, with his agent calling it, "fantasy."

Dec. 5: Louisville coach Charlie Strong turns down the Tennessee job. UT's Hart had returned to Knoxville from meeting with Strong in Louisville convinced he had found his next coach, according to reports.

Dec. 7: Butch Jones tells Cincinnati he is leaving to take the head coaching position at Tennessee.

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tlallman writes:

I like what I hear.

Rumblefish writes:

FUN FACT:
Each new coach in the SEC has won the entire conference they came from...except Tennessee's new coach.

Ark-Bret Bielemma...Wiscy/Big 10 (Oh St really won the Big 10 though)
Aub-Gus Malzahn...Ark St/Sun Belt
Ky--Mark Stoops...FSU/ACC
TN--Butch Jones....lost the Big East to a 3 way tie btwn champions: Louisville, Rutgers, and Syracuse.

trubleoj#657755 writes:

I like the attitude Coach! Millions of dollars in gleaming new facilities, over a hundred years of tradition and the best (and hungriest) fan base in the country. We are starving after 5 years in the wilderness but we got your back. Go get some bigtime recruits and let's play some football!
ps. Win your Home games, Protect this house. The General's statue has been rusting in shame.

VFL_Troll_Patrol writes:

We have COACH JONES!!!!! Next hire for assistant coach will be Radio..... hahaha I love the movie "Radio" Now we have Coach JONES!!! Hey coach Jones! hahaha Well, If he can win in several other programs, he can win here at UT. Especially with the level of talent we have! Go Vols!

*Im always watching*

writer#358485 writes:

True Vols will support this man. He sounds like a good pick but it will take time to get back to the top. Patience will be required.

It's the thoughtless, impatient types who drove out a Hall of Fame Coach after a couple of down seasons. All coaches and teams have down years. We should have been patient. But that is water under the dam and now we have a new start. Support the team and coach and leave the negativism elsewhere. It does no one any good. Go Vols!

LovinMyVols writes:

I have a good feeling about this. Like many, I would not have picked Jones. Also, like many, I don't think Hart ran the best of searches.

However, there was a positive feeling I got from the press conference. I think this guy is not only a worker, but will work with passion.

Here is hoping that the Vols just hired their next Hall of Fame Coach.

VFL_Troll_Patrol writes:

Wait...... Why would Payton Manning try and persuade Jones to go the University of Colorado??????? What the Heck Manning!!! Unless it was a joke. Jones never should have said that.... WTF! I hope it was a joke... a badly presented joke I hope!

*Im always watching*

PS We now have coach Jones!! Next hire for assistant coach will be Radio... haha love that movie "Radio". Hey coach Jones!

FWBVol writes:

in response to Rumblefish:

FUN FACT:
Each new coach in the SEC has won the entire conference they came from...except Tennessee's new coach.

Ark-Bret Bielemma...Wiscy/Big 10 (Oh St really won the Big 10 though)
Aub-Gus Malzahn...Ark St/Sun Belt
Ky--Mark Stoops...FSU/ACC
TN--Butch Jones....lost the Big East to a 3 way tie btwn champions: Louisville, Rutgers, and Syracuse.

Mark Stoops, won, as you put it, as a defensive coordinator at Florida State. And Cincinnati under Jones beat Louisville coached by Strong twice in three years.

Anyone can make facts look how they want them to look.

OrangePsyched writes:

This is our coach and he said this was his dream job. He is a part of OrangeNation so please give him the benefit of doubt. Day by day...inch by inch.

VOLSnTITANS writes:

I'm sold on the Butcher!

Rumblefish writes:

in response to FWBVol:

Mark Stoops, won, as you put it, as a defensive coordinator at Florida State. And Cincinnati under Jones beat Louisville coached by Strong twice in three years.

Anyone can make facts look how they want them to look.

Absolutely....that's why I can say that Butch Jones has won the conf championship, or a share of the conf championship, 4 out of the 6 yrs he has been a head coach.

Does that work for ya??? Or do you only choose to see the sunshine and rainbows???

I'm not saying anything that ain't true.

traderjoe writes:

Well he does seem to want the job doesn't he. I'm somewhat surprised they got anyone to take it for a measley $18 million over 6 years. He said he knew roughly half of the roster from recruiting which means he lost out to Dooley recruiting....YECH! Ok, enough fun and poking at Hart, let's see what he's got. Go land some 10 or 15 star recruits...you know those guys with special powers we see in the movies...some Marvel recruits is what we need. lol

123forVOLS writes:

I was glad to see his approach. Southern recruiting will be crucial. We need to give this coach time and see what he can do. He has passion. He has done well. Do we still have a long way to go? Yes we do. Will we be there next year? I don't think so. But this guys is going to give his all and it will be a different all than we have seen in the past three years. I have some reservations but will give this guy the benefit of the doubt until he shows otherwise. GO COACH, get the staff lined up and on board and GO GET SOME TOP RECRUITS! GO BIG ORANGE!

ModelMaker writes:

I think we have got a winner here. I think this guy will be able to coach with anybody. Bray, Hunter, and Patterson it would do you all a lot of good to play for this guy for a year; you might learn something.

bfowler1161#262198 writes:

in response to Rumblefish:

FUN FACT:
Each new coach in the SEC has won the entire conference they came from...except Tennessee's new coach.

Ark-Bret Bielemma...Wiscy/Big 10 (Oh St really won the Big 10 though)
Aub-Gus Malzahn...Ark St/Sun Belt
Ky--Mark Stoops...FSU/ACC
TN--Butch Jones....lost the Big East to a 3 way tie btwn champions: Louisville, Rutgers, and Syracuse.

Did your parents give you everything you ever wanted? You sound like a spoiled brat that didn't get his way. GIVE THE MAN A CHANCE! He is our new coach and until we have time to evaluate you will not know if he was a good or a bad hire.

GBO!

Ironcity writes:

in response to Rumblefish:

FUN FACT:
Each new coach in the SEC has won the entire conference they came from...except Tennessee's new coach.

Ark-Bret Bielemma...Wiscy/Big 10 (Oh St really won the Big 10 though)
Aub-Gus Malzahn...Ark St/Sun Belt
Ky--Mark Stoops...FSU/ACC
TN--Butch Jones....lost the Big East to a 3 way tie btwn champions: Louisville, Rutgers, and Syracuse.

He has won has conference three times. You need to get your facts straight. By the way i don't count being a DC at a school as winning a conference. If we did that then I guess you could count another when he was at WV.

dvols writes:

He let his children introduce themselves!!!!!!

WINNER!

kyvol98 writes:

in response to titletownz:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Will see what that percentage is in a couple of years......

volthrunthru#658770 writes:

Climer gets it. And UT is about to pay 15+Million dollars to get it.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/201...

If Hart makes Spring practice, the BOT should be fired. If Cheek makes June 1st, the BOT should be fired. If the BOT makes Fall Semester 2013, the BOT should be fired.

The laughing academy that is UT Athetics Management paid a little over 1/2 BILLION $$$$$
for:

Mike Hamilton
Lane Kiffin
Ed Orgeron
Kiffin's brother in law
Kiffin's token minority coach
Derrick Dooley
Sal the minister of defenselessness
Bruce Pearl's lying to the NCAA
An AD & Chancellor that tells Pearl they'll
back him, but sets him up before the NCAA
Quonzo Martin's amazing ability to coach a team
that loses in the NIT??? and has problems
scoring over 50 points on anybody in D-1.
A swimming/diving coach fired for morals clause
Rod Delmonico's firing
The new Baseball guy's less-than-Delmonico work
Shoving Pat Summitt out the door
A coaching search that made UT the laughing stock of the Athletics world in the NCAA.
NOBODY allows themselves to be shamed like
Hart has done six or seven times in the
past eighteen days...and did it in the name
of UT.
$18MM for a guy who did maintenance on two programs that Kelly had built...and who was making $250K and a car in 2008.

Hart, Cheek and the BOT should resign.

Betcha the General is not pleased.
Betcha Dickey is not pleased.
Betcha this is going to go further down the tubes...

Winning press conferences does not translate to winning against FLA, SC, GA, LSU, A&M, AR, or even VANDY OR KY or nowadays Auburn.

bfowler1161#262198 writes:

in response to volthrunthru#658770:

Climer gets it. And UT is about to pay 15+Million dollars to get it.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/201...

If Hart makes Spring practice, the BOT should be fired. If Cheek makes June 1st, the BOT should be fired. If the BOT makes Fall Semester 2013, the BOT should be fired.

The laughing academy that is UT Athetics Management paid a little over 1/2 BILLION $$$$$
for:

Mike Hamilton
Lane Kiffin
Ed Orgeron
Kiffin's brother in law
Kiffin's token minority coach
Derrick Dooley
Sal the minister of defenselessness
Bruce Pearl's lying to the NCAA
An AD & Chancellor that tells Pearl they'll
back him, but sets him up before the NCAA
Quonzo Martin's amazing ability to coach a team
that loses in the NIT??? and has problems
scoring over 50 points on anybody in D-1.
A swimming/diving coach fired for morals clause
Rod Delmonico's firing
The new Baseball guy's less-than-Delmonico work
Shoving Pat Summitt out the door
A coaching search that made UT the laughing stock of the Athletics world in the NCAA.
NOBODY allows themselves to be shamed like
Hart has done six or seven times in the
past eighteen days...and did it in the name
of UT.
$18MM for a guy who did maintenance on two programs that Kelly had built...and who was making $250K and a car in 2008.

Hart, Cheek and the BOT should resign.

Betcha the General is not pleased.
Betcha Dickey is not pleased.
Betcha this is going to go further down the tubes...

Winning press conferences does not translate to winning against FLA, SC, GA, LSU, A&M, AR, or even VANDY OR KY or nowadays Auburn.

Betcha you could learn to spell Derek :)

Pompey writes:

Butch Jones is far better known than Doug Dickey was when Dickey was hired to turn UT football around, and Jones has head coaching experience which Dickey did not have, neither did Fulmer for that matter.

Recruiting is selling and its doesn't matter where it is. The "cultural fit" is the lie that Mike Hamilton concocked to cover the fact that he did not know what he was doing.

SeminaryVol writes:

This is a great hire. Proven winner. Won both conferences in which he has been a head coach. His resume is comparable and perhaps better than Saban and Miles when they came into the SEC. I'm not saying he's going to become them only that his record is very similar and maybe better.

Sir_Spanky writes:

Occasionally, not often, you'll come across an article that tells a little too much. Like the first two paragraphs of this one. "Panic Mode" is what most people call such a thing and I hope these well paid folks have learned their lesson on this one. Allowing a B-Level coach like Charlie Strong the opportunity to publicly pee all over this University while getting his raise was not only totally unnecessary but bush league as well, and that's putting it mildly.

Pompey writes:

in response to bfowler1161#262198:

Betcha you could learn to spell Derek :)

..if winning press conferences translated into winning in the SEC Steve Spurrier would be fixing flats in Johnson City....!

bfowler1161#262198 writes:

in response to SeminaryVol:

This is a great hire. Proven winner. Won both conferences in which he has been a head coach. His resume is comparable and perhaps better than Saban and Miles when they came into the SEC. I'm not saying he's going to become them only that his record is very similar and maybe better.

I agree he is a proven winner. Winning is a habit and he has done it on smaller stages. Not sure he comes to us as qualified as Miles and Saban since they were at OSU and MSU respectively.

arkansasvol1975 writes:

I am behind the man. Of course I was behind Dooley until the loss to LSU in his first year where he had basically the whole team on the field and lost the game for us. Dooley had a series of blunders like that. Hope Jones fairs better and uses his coaching gut to surround himself with great assistant coaches.

#1 issue at hand.....get a great defensive Cord. I was tickled as hell to hear him say we are going back to 4-3.

#2 get some SEC caliber recruits! We need speed! We need better QB talent as well. I remember that UT always pruduced top QB's but last few years had fallen off until Bray.

#3 We need to be more physical. Used to be we lined up and ran it down the other teams throats. Past couple of years, we are lucky to get half a yard.

#4 WIN! When you win you quiet everyone! This business is about winning and titles. nuff said.

Hound_Dog69 writes:

in response to Rumblefish:

FUN FACT:
Each new coach in the SEC has won the entire conference they came from...except Tennessee's new coach.

Ark-Bret Bielemma...Wiscy/Big 10 (Oh St really won the Big 10 though)
Aub-Gus Malzahn...Ark St/Sun Belt
Ky--Mark Stoops...FSU/ACC
TN--Butch Jones....lost the Big East to a 3 way tie btwn champions: Louisville, Rutgers, and Syracuse.

I liked how mark stoop's defense held up against NC state, which tennessee spanked, and UF! lol. UT hired the best coach out of your list and time will prove it. Stoops will be begging his brother for a job, Bielemma will get run out of town quicker than john Smith, and Malzahn only looked good at aburn because of cam newton! And do you seriously consider the Sun Belt a conf? And as you pointed out Bielemma won the Little ten by default.

Sir_Spanky writes:

in response to Pompey:

Butch Jones is far better known than Doug Dickey was when Dickey was hired to turn UT football around, and Jones has head coaching experience which Dickey did not have, neither did Fulmer for that matter.

Recruiting is selling and its doesn't matter where it is. The "cultural fit" is the lie that Mike Hamilton concocked to cover the fact that he did not know what he was doing.

One slight difference, I guess, is that Dickey wanted to reward the player who put the most people in the hospital after wiping them all over whatever bar they were unfortunate enough to be in on Cumberland Avenue when the encounter occurred.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to titletownz:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

I'll keep that in mind if he beats FU in the near future..Remember he's from a little better program than the one that took the gator's to the final whistle earlier this season.

edee writes:

in response to VFL_Troll_Patrol:

Wait...... Why would Payton Manning try and persuade Jones to go the University of Colorado??????? What the Heck Manning!!! Unless it was a joke. Jones never should have said that.... WTF! I hope it was a joke... a badly presented joke I hope!

*Im always watching*

PS We now have coach Jones!! Next hire for assistant coach will be Radio... haha love that movie "Radio". Hey coach Jones!

Duh...............To keep him away from TN

pcorange writes:

in response to titletownz:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

F you and F the Gators.

10SE writes:

I'm behind you Butch! Go get 'em!!

civilianvol_formerly_marinevol writes:

in response to traderjoe:

Well he does seem to want the job doesn't he. I'm somewhat surprised they got anyone to take it for a measley $18 million over 6 years. He said he knew roughly half of the roster from recruiting which means he lost out to Dooley recruiting....YECH! Ok, enough fun and poking at Hart, let's see what he's got. Go land some 10 or 15 star recruits...you know those guys with special powers we see in the movies...some Marvel recruits is what we need. lol

Actually, it means he lost the recruiting battles to the University of Tennessee. I would hope that most kids would pick UT over Cincinnati, regardless of who the coach is--of course, that's not always the case. Besides, Dooley was an OK recruiter (not great). Hopefully, Coach Butch will be great recruiting for UT.

VFL_Troll_Patrol writes:

in response to edee:

Duh...............To keep him away from TN

I kind of thought about that too. Maybe Manning was trying to keep him away. But still, Butch Jones should have never told that story cause it made Manning look bad. And manning should have not said anything to Jones. Oh well.... I hope he wins here at UT. With the level of talent we have, Im sure he can be a winner.

*Im always watching*

arkansasvol1975 writes:

in response to Sir_Spanky:

Occasionally, not often, you'll come across an article that tells a little too much. Like the first two paragraphs of this one. "Panic Mode" is what most people call such a thing and I hope these well paid folks have learned their lesson on this one. Allowing a B-Level coach like Charlie Strong the opportunity to publicly pee all over this University while getting his raise was not only totally unnecessary but bush league as well, and that's putting it mildly.

I agree totally. We let both Strong and Gundy make fools of us. Strong especially, I believe Strong had never intended on coming to UT but wanted a big pay raise out of the deal. But dont worry, Karma usually finds itself around for people like that. Strong knew he is not ready for the SEC. Also, a few years back he made a comment about black coaches not getting a fair shot in the SEC. Well, I hate when people play the race card. He basically ate his words when he turned us down. I hope we play Louiville in the near future. Gonna have fun chanting "Charlie" everytime we score!

calvolfromkingsport writes:

Rough riding up ol Rocky Top. The lost years in the wilderness continue. Another 4 or 5 years and a coach or two before the Vols are football relevant again. Oh well still very proud of UT because, certainly, football isn't everything.

bfowler1161#262198 writes:

in response to calvolfromkingsport:

Rough riding up ol Rocky Top. The lost years in the wilderness continue. Another 4 or 5 years and a coach or two before the Vols are football relevant again. Oh well still very proud of UT because, certainly, football isn't everything.

Hasn't coached a game at UT and doomed to failure?

pingkr62 writes:

I for one am thrilled to have Butch Jones as our coach. On the other hand, the last several days of reading some of the comments on this site has convinced me Tennessee has more than it's share of incredibly STUPID FANS!!! If I have offended anyone with my last statement...GOOD. For those who happen to agree with me, that's good too. No Tennessee fan has any right to be critical of any Alabama fan for their stupidity. We have more than enough to go around. G.B.O.!!!!

Colliervol writes:

in response to volthrunthru#658770:

Climer gets it. And UT is about to pay 15+Million dollars to get it.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/201...

If Hart makes Spring practice, the BOT should be fired. If Cheek makes June 1st, the BOT should be fired. If the BOT makes Fall Semester 2013, the BOT should be fired.

The laughing academy that is UT Athetics Management paid a little over 1/2 BILLION $$$$$
for:

Mike Hamilton
Lane Kiffin
Ed Orgeron
Kiffin's brother in law
Kiffin's token minority coach
Derrick Dooley
Sal the minister of defenselessness
Bruce Pearl's lying to the NCAA
An AD & Chancellor that tells Pearl they'll
back him, but sets him up before the NCAA
Quonzo Martin's amazing ability to coach a team
that loses in the NIT??? and has problems
scoring over 50 points on anybody in D-1.
A swimming/diving coach fired for morals clause
Rod Delmonico's firing
The new Baseball guy's less-than-Delmonico work
Shoving Pat Summitt out the door
A coaching search that made UT the laughing stock of the Athletics world in the NCAA.
NOBODY allows themselves to be shamed like
Hart has done six or seven times in the
past eighteen days...and did it in the name
of UT.
$18MM for a guy who did maintenance on two programs that Kelly had built...and who was making $250K and a car in 2008.

Hart, Cheek and the BOT should resign.

Betcha the General is not pleased.
Betcha Dickey is not pleased.
Betcha this is going to go further down the tubes...

Winning press conferences does not translate to winning against FLA, SC, GA, LSU, A&M, AR, or even VANDY OR KY or nowadays Auburn.

Henceforth known as Mr Negative. Talk about Debbie Downer. I feel for you and whoever lives in your house.

tnoutlaw2001#228008 writes:

in response to Rumblefish:

FUN FACT:
Each new coach in the SEC has won the entire conference they came from...except Tennessee's new coach.

Ark-Bret Bielemma...Wiscy/Big 10 (Oh St really won the Big 10 though)
Aub-Gus Malzahn...Ark St/Sun Belt
Ky--Mark Stoops...FSU/ACC
TN--Butch Jones....lost the Big East to a 3 way tie btwn champions: Louisville, Rutgers, and Syracuse.

Fun fact you are wrong. Butch Jones has won 4 conference championship out of 6 yrs of head coaching.

Maybe the one he lost was the one he mentions in his press conference as he said we would have won 5 out of 6 but we lost it with 7 minutes to go.

Guy has 6 yrs head expereince was an offensive coordinator for several years.

Dooley was TE coach, then HC then UT coach, he never ever deserved the job in the first place.

Get over the last 3 years move on and think positive.

Ironcity writes:

in response to VFL_Troll_Patrol:

I kind of thought about that too. Maybe Manning was trying to keep him away. But still, Butch Jones should have never told that story cause it made Manning look bad. And manning should have not said anything to Jones. Oh well.... I hope he wins here at UT. With the level of talent we have, Im sure he can be a winner.

*Im always watching*

What are you guys talking about. At the time Col was looking for a good coach and Manning lives their. He is just helping the community. At that time Jones wasn't even on the radar. I can't believe some of you are attempting to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Is it any wonder fans across the country laugh at us.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to pingkr62:

I for one am thrilled to have Butch Jones as our coach. On the other hand, the last several days of reading some of the comments on this site has convinced me Tennessee has more than it's share of incredibly STUPID FANS!!! If I have offended anyone with my last statement...GOOD. For those who happen to agree with me, that's good too. No Tennessee fan has any right to be critical of any Alabama fan for their stupidity. We have more than enough to go around. G.B.O.!!!!

I am BIVOLAR_BEARE, and I approve of this message.

tnoutlaw2001#228008 writes:

in response to volthrunthru#658770:

Climer gets it. And UT is about to pay 15+Million dollars to get it.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/201...

If Hart makes Spring practice, the BOT should be fired. If Cheek makes June 1st, the BOT should be fired. If the BOT makes Fall Semester 2013, the BOT should be fired.

The laughing academy that is UT Athetics Management paid a little over 1/2 BILLION $$$$$
for:

Mike Hamilton
Lane Kiffin
Ed Orgeron
Kiffin's brother in law
Kiffin's token minority coach
Derrick Dooley
Sal the minister of defenselessness
Bruce Pearl's lying to the NCAA
An AD & Chancellor that tells Pearl they'll
back him, but sets him up before the NCAA
Quonzo Martin's amazing ability to coach a team
that loses in the NIT??? and has problems
scoring over 50 points on anybody in D-1.
A swimming/diving coach fired for morals clause
Rod Delmonico's firing
The new Baseball guy's less-than-Delmonico work
Shoving Pat Summitt out the door
A coaching search that made UT the laughing stock of the Athletics world in the NCAA.
NOBODY allows themselves to be shamed like
Hart has done six or seven times in the
past eighteen days...and did it in the name
of UT.
$18MM for a guy who did maintenance on two programs that Kelly had built...and who was making $250K and a car in 2008.

Hart, Cheek and the BOT should resign.

Betcha the General is not pleased.
Betcha Dickey is not pleased.
Betcha this is going to go further down the tubes...

Winning press conferences does not translate to winning against FLA, SC, GA, LSU, A&M, AR, or even VANDY OR KY or nowadays Auburn.

News flash, David Climer is a paid Vandy homer UT hater.

2nd news Flash, Jones beat Vandy in the bowl game.

So shut up and go hide back over on West end with Climer, you two can sip tea with your pinky out while everyone laughs behind you back.

born2ride writes:

Wow! Dave Hart only took 20 minutes to make such an important decision for UT football. Maybe he should have spent more time before giving it to BJ?

calvolfromkingsport writes:

in response to pingkr62:

I for one am thrilled to have Butch Jones as our coach. On the other hand, the last several days of reading some of the comments on this site has convinced me Tennessee has more than it's share of incredibly STUPID FANS!!! If I have offended anyone with my last statement...GOOD. For those who happen to agree with me, that's good too. No Tennessee fan has any right to be critical of any Alabama fan for their stupidity. We have more than enough to go around. G.B.O.!!!!

Enjoy your season tickets, hope you're doing your part with the $104,000 monthly payments the university is doling out to DD. Got a feeling you'll have the pick of upper tier seats. Now that's stupid.

eepwlg writes:

in response to Rumblefish:

FUN FACT:
Each new coach in the SEC has won the entire conference they came from...except Tennessee's new coach.

Ark-Bret Bielemma...Wiscy/Big 10 (Oh St really won the Big 10 though)
Aub-Gus Malzahn...Ark St/Sun Belt
Ky--Mark Stoops...FSU/ACC
TN--Butch Jones....lost the Big East to a 3 way tie btwn champions: Louisville, Rutgers, and Syracuse.

You're a w@nker

pingkr62 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

I am BIVOLAR_BEARE, and I approve of this message.

Thank you! Please note, I said "some" not all.

jmanvolfan writes:

Looks like a step in the right direction. Might be a great coach. If the players like him we will be better.

pingkr62 writes:

in response to calvolfromkingsport:

Enjoy your season tickets, hope you're doing your part with the $104,000 monthly payments the university is doling out to DD. Got a feeling you'll have the pick of upper tier seats. Now that's stupid.

Assuming I have season tickets. Now that's stupid.

calvolfromkingsport writes:

in response to pingkr62:

Assuming I have season tickets. Now that's stupid.

No, that just means that you're predictable but you might be stupid , too. You'll be calling for this coach's head in a couple of years after he doesn't produce.

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