UT confirms football staff hirings

Jones still looking for receivers coach

Tennessee officially confirmed Thursday the hiring of nine football staff members, including six who will join new head coach Butch Jones from his staff at Cincinnati.

All of the names already have been widely reported and discussed. Most of the coaches already have been on the road recruiting; some have been posting from social media accounts.

Jones still has one vacancy for wide receivers coach. Thursday's release said the new coach "remains to be determined."

Offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian, defensive coordinator John Jancek, tight ends coach Mark Elder, offensive line coach Don Mahoney and defensive line coach Steve Stripling are coming from Cincinnati. Stripling also has been designated assistant head coach.

Running backs coach Jay Graham was the only coach retained from Derek Dooley's 2012 staff. Safeties coach Willie Martinez and cornerbacks coach Tommy Thigpen came from the recently dismissed staff at Auburn.

Dave Lawson has been named director of football strength and conditioning, a role similar to the one he held for Jones at Cincinnati and Central Michigan.

"I am very excited about the staff we have been able to attract here to the University of Tennessee," Jones said in the release. "I said at my press conference that it would start with effective communicators, great teachers and individuals that could become role models to our players. This staff features individuals are that fundamentalists in their techniques of the game and great recruiters who have a passion to be at Tennessee. We have been able to assemble a championship staff. When you look at the experience of these coaches over their careers, there is a great amount of continuity and familiarity."

Jones said last week that he would build the best staff in the country, not just the SEC, and although most of the hires came from Cincinnati, he didn't back away from that assertion.

"Our staff is comprised of teachers and mentors from all levels of football that have been successful and know what it takes to win championships," he said. "I have done my due diligence to compose what I feel is one of the best coaching staffs in the country, and I know everyone associated with Tennessee football will be proud of this staff. I know each of them is looking forward to representing the orange and being a part of Tennessee football."

Salaries for the new coaches were not released Thursday. Jones has $3 million allotted to spend on pay for assistant coaches.

Jones had offered the receivers job to former UT quarterback Tee Martin, but Martin ultimately decided to remain at Southern California.

Jones could turn to his receivers coach at Cincinnati, T.J. Weist. Another option is Wisconsin receivers coach Zach Azzanni, who served as Jones' assistant head coach at Central Michigan but didn't accompany him to Cincinnati.

Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.

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Tenacn writes:

Good luck to the new staff. Looking forward to the new season. GBO!

albert63 writes:

First -should have kept chaney

vol49 writes:

Who is that TBA dude? Couldn't resist LOL

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

And Fulmer won a national Championship while Chavis has won National Championships at two schools. Cutcliff coached Peyton and Eli Manning to the NFL elite status. Trooper Taylor won a national Championship at Auburn. Kippy Brown won a National Championship nad coached in the NFL playoffs last year. Much better than any of these coaches yett they all have one thing in common, they were sent packing by the University of Tennessee.. How is that working out for ya? You now owe 9'6 million in buyouts , you are broke, you are at the bottom of the Conference, went 1-7 in the SEC and now are praying these guys can somehow match what you already had. Lack of loyalty has decimated a once decent program. Karma has come home. Vols for life? Ha ha
.. Ask T martin why he siad no way after watching Chuck Smith get run out of town also.

Jakevol writes:

Happy to see Jay Graham.

redskinvol1 writes:

Best coaching staff in the country that not a lot of people has ever heard of?Maybe they can sneak up on some folks!!Must make some noise on national signing day!GO VOLS AND HTTR!!

TheRealDragonSlayer writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

And Fulmer won a national Championship while Chavis has won National Championships at two schools. Cutcliff coached Peyton and Eli Manning to the NFL elite status. Trooper Taylor won a national Championship at Auburn. Kippy Brown won a National Championship nad coached in the NFL playoffs last year. Much better than any of these coaches yett they all have one thing in common, they were sent packing by the University of Tennessee.. How is that working out for ya? You now owe 9'6 million in buyouts , you are broke, you are at the bottom of the Conference, went 1-7 in the SEC and now are praying these guys can somehow match what you already had. Lack of loyalty has decimated a once decent program. Karma has come home. Vols for life? Ha ha
.. Ask T martin why he siad no way after watching Chuck Smith get run out of town also.

Almost every prediction you make on this board is wrong. You are more than 30 years old and still live with your mother. Nobody takes you seriously in real life, so you try to build some sort of an identity online to somehow garner respect. And still fail. Nobody except rabid Gator fans, who have no business on this site anyway, even cares about any of your useless opinions regarding Tennessee football...especially since you have been proven wrong again and again and again. You are rejected by your own teammates and colleagues. Your life literally amounts to nothing.

So how is that working out for ya?

snafu14u#241639 writes:

I like the hiring of coach Jones but not sure of the rest of the staff. Trying to get excited about the staff but struggling. Can't put my finger on it. Praying its a good mix/fit. BonzaiVol

atnvol#283282 writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

And Fulmer won a national Championship while Chavis has won National Championships at two schools. Cutcliff coached Peyton and Eli Manning to the NFL elite status. Trooper Taylor won a national Championship at Auburn. Kippy Brown won a National Championship nad coached in the NFL playoffs last year. Much better than any of these coaches yett they all have one thing in common, they were sent packing by the University of Tennessee.. How is that working out for ya? You now owe 9'6 million in buyouts , you are broke, you are at the bottom of the Conference, went 1-7 in the SEC and now are praying these guys can somehow match what you already had. Lack of loyalty has decimated a once decent program. Karma has come home. Vols for life? Ha ha
.. Ask T martin why he siad no way after watching Chuck Smith get run out of town also.

No more afternoon coffee breaks for you....take a chill pill buddy.

GerryOP writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

And Fulmer won a national Championship while Chavis has won National Championships at two schools. Cutcliff coached Peyton and Eli Manning to the NFL elite status. Trooper Taylor won a national Championship at Auburn. Kippy Brown won a National Championship nad coached in the NFL playoffs last year. Much better than any of these coaches yett they all have one thing in common, they were sent packing by the University of Tennessee.. How is that working out for ya? You now owe 9'6 million in buyouts , you are broke, you are at the bottom of the Conference, went 1-7 in the SEC and now are praying these guys can somehow match what you already had. Lack of loyalty has decimated a once decent program. Karma has come home. Vols for life? Ha ha
.. Ask T martin why he siad no way after watching Chuck Smith get run out of town also.

Our new head coach has not even been on campus for a week and already the Legion of the Miserables and naysaying negaVols begin to show their ugly faces. I would think that if you are as knowledgeable and brilliant as you claim to be that you would be working on the AD staff of a major university helping them improve their athletic program instead of on here pounding on a keybaord whining and complaining about anything and everything. But, that's what losers do ... just sit in front of a keyboard and whine and complain. YOU are an embarrassment to the Big Orange Nation.

Just ... go ... away, and take your little playmates with you.

Colts_VolFan writes:

in response to albert63:

First -should have kept chaney

Wrong on both counts.

volinlm writes:

I give Coach Jones credit for setting the bar high..'we've..put together a championship staff'. Maybe he should have started by saying a 'SEC quality staff'. But, I love his optimism. Go Vols!

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

And Fulmer won a national Championship while Chavis has won National Championships at two schools. Cutcliff coached Peyton and Eli Manning to the NFL elite status. Trooper Taylor won a national Championship at Auburn. Kippy Brown won a National Championship nad coached in the NFL playoffs last year. Much better than any of these coaches yett they all have one thing in common, they were sent packing by the University of Tennessee.. How is that working out for ya? You now owe 9'6 million in buyouts , you are broke, you are at the bottom of the Conference, went 1-7 in the SEC and now are praying these guys can somehow match what you already had. Lack of loyalty has decimated a once decent program. Karma has come home. Vols for life? Ha ha
.. Ask T martin why he siad no way after watching Chuck Smith get run out of town also.

Did you just make a reference to Kippy's nads?

suggest_removal_4_all_troll_posts writes:

in response to TheRealDragonSlayer:

Almost every prediction you make on this board is wrong. You are more than 30 years old and still live with your mother. Nobody takes you seriously in real life, so you try to build some sort of an identity online to somehow garner respect. And still fail. Nobody except rabid Gator fans, who have no business on this site anyway, even cares about any of your useless opinions regarding Tennessee football...especially since you have been proven wrong again and again and again. You are rejected by your own teammates and colleagues. Your life literally amounts to nothing.

So how is that working out for ya?

..and those are his good attributes!!!

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

in response to TheRealDragonSlayer:

Almost every prediction you make on this board is wrong. You are more than 30 years old and still live with your mother. Nobody takes you seriously in real life, so you try to build some sort of an identity online to somehow garner respect. And still fail. Nobody except rabid Gator fans, who have no business on this site anyway, even cares about any of your useless opinions regarding Tennessee football...especially since you have been proven wrong again and again and again. You are rejected by your own teammates and colleagues. Your life literally amounts to nothing.

So how is that working out for ya?

I predicted dooley was a huge mistake from day one. I predicted UT would lose to UT and Vandy the last two years or both in the same year. Lost to both and went into overtimne to win the other. I predicted bryce brown would play in the NFl after you fans trashed him. I predicted UT would become the Boston College of the SEC. I told you UT was a sinking ship nobody wanted to be a part of. 7 coaches quit that year..Im actually 51 and have a home in St Pete and Tn. Now tell me what was wrong with those predictions. Firing Fulmer has become the biggest financial and win percentage dissaster in the SEC.. And blind fans like you deserve it. All you can do is sit back and call people childish names. You have no stats that are good .

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

And Fulmer won a national Championship while Chavis has won National Championships at two schools. Cutcliff coached Peyton and Eli Manning to the NFL elite status. Trooper Taylor won a national Championship at Auburn. Kippy Brown won a National Championship nad coached in the NFL playoffs last year. Much better than any of these coaches yett they all have one thing in common, they were sent packing by the University of Tennessee.. How is that working out for ya? You now owe 9'6 million in buyouts , you are broke, you are at the bottom of the Conference, went 1-7 in the SEC and now are praying these guys can somehow match what you already had. Lack of loyalty has decimated a once decent program. Karma has come home. Vols for life? Ha ha
.. Ask T martin why he siad no way after watching Chuck Smith get run out of town also.

Tee Martin was quoted as saying the deciding factor in his not returning to Tennessee right now was some "a--hole called Brett Maverick" who is such a pathetic loser, that it makes living in Tennessee too distasteful.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to lemme_axya_this:

Did you just make a reference to Kippy's nads?

Apparently, Kippy has at least one "national championship nad." Seems like the kind of thing Brett would be interested in.

jamgod writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

And Fulmer won a national Championship while Chavis has won National Championships at two schools. Cutcliff coached Peyton and Eli Manning to the NFL elite status. Trooper Taylor won a national Championship at Auburn. Kippy Brown won a National Championship nad coached in the NFL playoffs last year. Much better than any of these coaches yett they all have one thing in common, they were sent packing by the University of Tennessee.. How is that working out for ya? You now owe 9'6 million in buyouts , you are broke, you are at the bottom of the Conference, went 1-7 in the SEC and now are praying these guys can somehow match what you already had. Lack of loyalty has decimated a once decent program. Karma has come home. Vols for life? Ha ha
.. Ask T martin why he siad no way after watching Chuck Smith get run out of town also.

Dude who hates his life: Chill out please, you have maybe, maybe been right one time in all these predictions you come on here and blaab about. You have been proven wrong however on numerous occasions yet you still come on here and post B*&%S*&# THAT YOU HOPE SOME HOW COMES TRUE SO YOU CAN THINK YOUR SMART OR SOMETHING BUT YET IT NEVER HAPPENS. You continually embarress yourself with your continued stupidity and you think people think of you as if you know something. If I were you I would just stop posting because you just coninually show how pathetically stupid you are time and time again. Why don't you just go away and stay gone because you just annoy everyone when you post. Seriously dude, just go somewhere and hide so that you can live a life without being laughed at all the time...you really bring it on yourself and I don't feel sorry for you....you just annoy me and everybody else with your stupidity so just go away and make everyone else happy and dissapear!!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to volinlm:

I give Coach Jones credit for setting the bar high..'we've..put together a championship staff'. Maybe he should have started by saying a 'SEC quality staff'. But, I love his optimism. Go Vols!

Agreed, I feel so much better about CBJ than I did when Dooley took the job. I guess it has to do with his confidence and proven results. Either way I'm excited to see him and his new look Volunteers this Spring..GBO!!

voodoo101 writes:

Did I miss special teams and kicking in there somewhere?

Colts_VolFan writes:

in response to voodoo101:

Did I miss special teams and kicking in there somewhere?

Good point. Who is coaching special teams? Would be nice to make a field goal over 30 yards every now and then.

jamgod writes:

I got some stats for you there Mr. unprofessional whatever, PF just became lazy and his coaching started to show that. His recruiting also started to dropoff and he couldn't keep his players off of drugs either yet they still played and lost a championship game for us (aka Eric Ainge). Anybody could have predicted the screwup hamilton made when he brought dooley in but yet he was our coach and we got behind them and supported them which is what a true fan does. At one point PF was doing good but he was not all that great at the end. YOu really need to let it go because the PF era has ended years ago and there is know reason to still hang on to that unless your a total freakin' idot which could explain you very well. Every thing else you predicted has not come to pass...anyone with any sense could have predicted the junk you did but didn't need to to show how smart they thought they were. The Vol nation really doesn't need a pathetic whiner like you around really 'cause it just gets annoying plain and simple. Now you can get on board and start supporting who we have now or just like every other poster wants you to do, just go away and hide so you don't get continuously laughed at...seriously dude, think about it...you would really make a lot of people happy if you just went away!

Bark_at_the_Moon writes:

I expect the defense to be better going back to 4-3 because they couldn't be worse, but I wonder how bad the Tennessee offense will look without Bray, its three top WR's, the best TE since Witten, and possibly losing its best OL? Speculating that the Juniors will leave of course.

orangecountyvols writes:

Vols,

We were almost rid of the useless imitation of a knowledgeable football individual...........the very UN-professional handicapper. Now Vol friends, some of you know this troll better than I.........such as the over weight resident still living with 'mom.' I know nothing of that lifestyle. However, this I do know..........he is one who craves attention, even at the risk of sounding stupid with the 99% inaccurate statements and incorrect facts.

Those such as he are drawn here like a magnet. Occasionally, some of us including myself............will, having nothing better to do, actually read one of his ridiculous posts, and in the final analysis.........find it was a waste of time. I believe most of us just see the name and scroll on down to someone else who knows what they're talking about.

Anyway,as to the subject, pretty soon CBJ will find the final piece of the puzzle and the staff will be up and running. Some have suggested people like Willie Gault, TJ Woods etc. They were great receivers so it remains to be seen if someone like those guys would become great coaches and recruiters. Stay tuned..........

Bark_at_the_Moon writes:

My Georgia friend says this is the most laughable hire of all: Willie Martinez, Safeties. Says there were planes that flew over their stadium that said FREE WILLIE!

Bark_at_the_Moon writes:

I really like Jones and I am going to trust he is bringing in the right coaches for the job.....and a BIG job they have to get us back on track!

SewaneeVolFan writes:

Looks like a very professional staff, with winning experience and topnotch recruiting skills.

Just like many other UT fans, I sort of hoped some of the offensive guys would be able to stay. But I never blame a coach for hiring people he wants, particularly if they contributed to previous success. I'm happy Jay Graham is staying, but sorry Pittman didn't get to . He appears to have landed on his feet, however.

Off what went on at UC, the CBJ offense appears to involve more pulling and trapping than other offenses. Therefore, athleticism more than strength seem like they'll be the emphasis for our offensive line next year. I've looked up some of the Cincy games on WatchESPN, and they seemed to have some very good offensive linemen, so recruiting and coaching worked there, at least. We'll have to see how they adapt to a third OL coach in three years.

But this looks like a great staff to me. As always people can second-guess hiring people let go from other staffs, but unless you're promoting from within or hiring someone with no experience, that's always going to be the case. With these guys as evidence of how CBJ hires, the WR coach should be very good, too.

RockyToptoNeyland writes:

Your going to see some ugly play in the secondary next year, that I can guarantee, I laugh out loud at the willie martinez hire, I couldn't think of any FBS team that would want him on their staff....oh wait, UT will take him, since we don't need any help in the secondary. This is not the best staff in america, don't make promises you can't keep Butch. I really hope I'm wrong, but watching Oklahoma and Auburn the last couple of years, he only makes players worse, not better....

GerryOP writes:

in response to SewaneeVolFan:

Looks like a very professional staff, with winning experience and topnotch recruiting skills.

Just like many other UT fans, I sort of hoped some of the offensive guys would be able to stay. But I never blame a coach for hiring people he wants, particularly if they contributed to previous success. I'm happy Jay Graham is staying, but sorry Pittman didn't get to . He appears to have landed on his feet, however.

Off what went on at UC, the CBJ offense appears to involve more pulling and trapping than other offenses. Therefore, athleticism more than strength seem like they'll be the emphasis for our offensive line next year. I've looked up some of the Cincy games on WatchESPN, and they seemed to have some very good offensive linemen, so recruiting and coaching worked there, at least. We'll have to see how they adapt to a third OL coach in three years.

But this looks like a great staff to me. As always people can second-guess hiring people let go from other staffs, but unless you're promoting from within or hiring someone with no experience, that's always going to be the case. With these guys as evidence of how CBJ hires, the WR coach should be very good, too.

Thanks Sewanee Vol, great post!

chaos001 writes:

Best staff in the country? Not even close.

clvolfan writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

Tee Martin was quoted as saying the deciding factor in his not returning to Tennessee right now was some "a--hole called Brett Maverick" who is such a pathetic loser, that it makes living in Tennessee too distasteful.

So if you are in Tenn. like Louis Grizzard said"Delta is ready when you are".

10SE writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

I predicted dooley was a huge mistake from day one. I predicted UT would lose to UT and Vandy the last two years or both in the same year. Lost to both and went into overtimne to win the other. I predicted bryce brown would play in the NFl after you fans trashed him. I predicted UT would become the Boston College of the SEC. I told you UT was a sinking ship nobody wanted to be a part of. 7 coaches quit that year..Im actually 51 and have a home in St Pete and Tn. Now tell me what was wrong with those predictions. Firing Fulmer has become the biggest financial and win percentage dissaster in the SEC.. And blind fans like you deserve it. All you can do is sit back and call people childish names. You have no stats that are good .

Its easy to sit back and make some of these predictions that you make. Obviously, the turnaround is going to be difficult for anyone. Look how many coaches that it took Alabama to get things right.
Its time to get off of your high horse and offer some encouragement. Give the staff a chance.

FYI-This road was going to be difficult from 2008 to where we are today with or without CPF.

10SE writes:

in response to chaos001:

Best staff in the country? Not even close.

Immediately, or over time?

It disgusts me to hear this phooey from folks who know very little about the subject.

tovolny writes:

Here we go...Tight Ends and Special Teams Coordinator. Look at any school with a coach having this double role, and what you see is a team with questions at Tight End , Kicking, or both. Can't believe we still don't have a dedicated Special Teams and Kicking Coach.

Also...not keeping Chaney will backfire on us. So, disappointment no. 2 here.

Disappointment no.3 is not having a Wide Receivers Coach. Hopefully, Scotty will beam us down one after the bowl games. I know three different quality coaches that would probably take a cut in pay to coach the Tennessee receivers.

I am not really judging anybody yet, just expressing what I feel and see.

And aaaaalllllooooonnnnggggggg CAME JONES. I wish I could remember the rest of the words.

jt45 writes:

Im looking forward to a new era in UT football and based on the amount of time available to get a new staff in place I think CBJ has done a very good job getting his staff up and running, they are already busy on the recruiting trail, getting this much accomplished in under a week says alot about his determination to get the job done. As for the complaints about the staff, the best coaches win with the staff they are the most confident with no matter who they are or where they coached.

dlobh writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

I predicted dooley was a huge mistake from day one. I predicted UT would lose to UT and Vandy the last two years or both in the same year. Lost to both and went into overtimne to win the other. I predicted bryce brown would play in the NFl after you fans trashed him. I predicted UT would become the Boston College of the SEC. I told you UT was a sinking ship nobody wanted to be a part of. 7 coaches quit that year..Im actually 51 and have a home in St Pete and Tn. Now tell me what was wrong with those predictions. Firing Fulmer has become the biggest financial and win percentage dissaster in the SEC.. And blind fans like you deserve it. All you can do is sit back and call people childish names. You have no stats that are good .

I have stats, Brett Maverick. Vandy has never won anything on a national level. Ever. Vandy has finished in the top 25 in the AP once. Ever. You better pray for that bowl win. You might double your total. Vandy is having a nice little run in football, for Vandy. But can you honestly drive out West End, look at that stadium and your measly facilities and think that Vandy will continue its slight success, much less consistently rise above UT on a regular basis? Even if Franklin hangs around, which, with the modest success, he probably won't. If you do, you're greatly more delusional than the folks who think the world's ending in 8 days. With UT's facilities, stadium, boosters, etc., this will turn around in just a few years. Yes, UK and Vandy each have beaten UT once each in the last two years, but that was once or twice in twenty-something years each. With all the predictions you have made, you had to get something right. UT has crystal footballs and multiple NC's in multiple sports. Again, Vandy has nothing.

I keep forgetting - the women's national championship in bowling. Keep celebrating. It's all you'll EVER win! Enjoy your little time while you can - it won't last long.

pingkr62 writes:

in response to 10SE:

Immediately, or over time?

It disgusts me to hear this phooey from folks who know very little about the subject.

Knows very little? How about knows nothing. There's way too much of that here. G.B.O.!!!:)

pingkr62 writes:

in response to dlobh:

I have stats, Brett Maverick. Vandy has never won anything on a national level. Ever. Vandy has finished in the top 25 in the AP once. Ever. You better pray for that bowl win. You might double your total. Vandy is having a nice little run in football, for Vandy. But can you honestly drive out West End, look at that stadium and your measly facilities and think that Vandy will continue its slight success, much less consistently rise above UT on a regular basis? Even if Franklin hangs around, which, with the modest success, he probably won't. If you do, you're greatly more delusional than the folks who think the world's ending in 8 days. With UT's facilities, stadium, boosters, etc., this will turn around in just a few years. Yes, UK and Vandy each have beaten UT once each in the last two years, but that was once or twice in twenty-something years each. With all the predictions you have made, you had to get something right. UT has crystal footballs and multiple NC's in multiple sports. Again, Vandy has nothing.

I keep forgetting - the women's national championship in bowling. Keep celebrating. It's all you'll EVER win! Enjoy your little time while you can - it won't last long.

BOOOOM!!!!!

pingkr62 writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

I predicted dooley was a huge mistake from day one. I predicted UT would lose to UT and Vandy the last two years or both in the same year. Lost to both and went into overtimne to win the other. I predicted bryce brown would play in the NFl after you fans trashed him. I predicted UT would become the Boston College of the SEC. I told you UT was a sinking ship nobody wanted to be a part of. 7 coaches quit that year..Im actually 51 and have a home in St Pete and Tn. Now tell me what was wrong with those predictions. Firing Fulmer has become the biggest financial and win percentage dissaster in the SEC.. And blind fans like you deserve it. All you can do is sit back and call people childish names. You have no stats that are good .

Hey Bret, please remove your head from the floor. I think someone just chopped it off! LMAO!

Vol43 writes:

It's going to be very interesting how Coach addresses our kicking game. Dooley pretty much ignored it as far as I can tell, even turned down an offer from Faud Reveiz to help out I'm told.

Vols_fan_27 writes:

Somehow I have a hard time beleiving that the best staff in the country, can come primarily from Cincinnatti and a poor Auburn team ... That being said, I wish them all the best and can't wait for next season...GBO!

traderjoe writes:

Way to go coach Butch. We got the best of the best. We've got the bestest coaching staff in the cuntry, maybe the world. Hooray...we're finally #1 again in sumtin...THE BEST...eat out dust Bami and Bulldoggies...cause we got the BESTEST!!!

traderjoe writes:

Forgot to mention that the reason we didn't get Tee Martin is that after Coach Butch met him he realized he was not the bestest, so Tee obviously didn't really get an offer. We only wanted the best of the bestest to have the bestest coaching staff in the whole world. Right on Bro...

jimr07 writes:

in response to albert63:

First -should have kept chaney

Butch should have consulted you.

AllforTenn writes:

in response to pingkr62:

Hey Bret, please remove your head from the floor. I think someone just chopped it off! LMAO!

We all laughed at the poor prohandicapped. And I doubt that any of us post on the Vandy boards because we don't give a s**t about Vandy. It's probably so boring he has to find other boards to spew his ignorance.

tovolny writes:

in response to traderjoe:

Forgot to mention that the reason we didn't get Tee Martin is that after Coach Butch met him he realized he was not the bestest, so Tee obviously didn't really get an offer. We only wanted the best of the bestest to have the bestest coaching staff in the whole world. Right on Bro...

You are so bright. Why, I bet your Daddy calls you SUN (son).

traderjoe writes:

in response to tovolny:

You are so bright. Why, I bet your Daddy calls you SUN (son).

Tank you...who's yor daddy? Oh...sorry, at least you have a mommy somewhere...lol

volspaws writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

And Fulmer won a national Championship while Chavis has won National Championships at two schools. Cutcliff coached Peyton and Eli Manning to the NFL elite status. Trooper Taylor won a national Championship at Auburn. Kippy Brown won a National Championship nad coached in the NFL playoffs last year. Much better than any of these coaches yett they all have one thing in common, they were sent packing by the University of Tennessee.. How is that working out for ya? You now owe 9'6 million in buyouts , you are broke, you are at the bottom of the Conference, went 1-7 in the SEC and now are praying these guys can somehow match what you already had. Lack of loyalty has decimated a once decent program. Karma has come home. Vols for life? Ha ha
.. Ask T martin why he siad no way after watching Chuck Smith get run out of town also.

Amazing to me that there are still people on this site praising Trooper "I'm Going Down in a Ball of NCAA Fire" Taylor.....Mike Hamilton took his cues from guys like you

Tennfan4075 writes:

in response to Vols_fan_27:

Somehow I have a hard time beleiving that the best staff in the country, can come primarily from Cincinnatti and a poor Auburn team ... That being said, I wish them all the best and can't wait for next season...GBO!

Unfortunately I am wondering the same thing. How could that much coaching talent not be recognized?

Tennfan4075 writes:

in response to Bark_at_the_Moon:

My Georgia friend says this is the most laughable hire of all: Willie Martinez, Safeties. Says there were planes that flew over their stadium that said FREE WILLIE!

That's funny. I hope it's not accurate, but that is funny.

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