Mark Wiedmer: UT and Monday Night Football should switch employees

ESPN Monday Night Football commentator Jon Gruden: Sure, it seems like a longshot, and it probably is. But if Gruden decides he wants to coach in the college game, a place like Tennessee makes more sense than any other destination.

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ESPN Monday Night Football commentator Jon Gruden: Sure, it seems like a longshot, and it probably is. But if Gruden decides he wants to coach in the college game, a place like Tennessee makes more sense than any other destination.

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None of us should enjoy watching a single one of our fellow citizens lose a job these days. Especially four days from Thanksgiving. Even when the pink slip comes with a $5 million parachute to keep the ousted and his family warm, dry, well-fed and dressed in all the orange pants they care to buy for the rest of their lives, it still stinks.

So while University of Tennessee athletics director Dave Hart is to be saluted today for doing what he had to do when he fired Vols football coach Derek Dooley on Sunday, his former coach is now without a job and his football team is without a permanent coach.

But there is a solution to this that would hugely benefit both UT and Dooley, while increasing the unemployment figures by exactly zero.

Intrigued?

Continue reading at the Times Free Press.

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GreerVol22 writes:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

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nice one Bill !
They would make more fun of him than they do Lou Holtz.

sly_stone99#434111 writes:

His heavy Southern accent would be a turn off in the long run.

arkyvol writes:

intrigued? hardly. stupefied? indeed. gruden had exceptional records at two nfl teams and a super bowl championship. dooley managed one winning season in the bush leagues. in other words, his coaching prowess is on a par with wiedmer's journalistic abilities.

orangecountyvols writes:

Vols,

We are ready to move ahead. The little contingent of whiners, Rabbit Ears Billy-the Kid, Snarkyvol, Jeffery-Kremser-Glenn Ford-Flowers etc want to dwell on their past hatred and obsession with Derek Dooley. The rest of us, Vol fans, are ready to move on.
It's fine if the whiners and gripers want to dwell on the past, which is just that......the past.

Until a new coach is named, we will have these same gripers on here.........they have nothing else to do.

As for the coach, it's imperative to also bring in quality assistants or the road ahead will still be very uncertain.

Remember Vols, Mason Jar Head has already declared that Petrino is the new coach. We'll see if he knows very much about that which he predicts.

JeffKno writes:

Most ridiculous piece of reporting that I have read--give us something realistic, not a bunch of fluff--just endured three years of that...

CantStandCantStandSaban writes:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

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I think you can stop beating the 4-19 drum now. He's gone.

born2ride writes:

Gruden is a pipe dream.

VolGrad writes:

Tough audience... all the way around.

Go Vols! Beat the Wildcats!!!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

Gruden is by far the most exciting name out there..Is there a even a close second??

stevefrommemphis writes:

Chattanooga Times Free-Press and Hazard (Kentucky) Herald should trade sportswriters. Everybody, Wiedmer included, would be happier. (Only 120 miles from his beloved Kentucky Wildcats.)

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