John Adams: Former Vol coaches thriving elsewhere

John Adams

Tennessee football coaches have come and gone at such a dizzying pace the last few years, it’s hard to keep up.

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TNlogfire writes:

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volfreak#210492 writes:

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As of this posting, he's been accused of rape. His side says the sex was consensual. You can't say he raped her until he's convicted. You know, that whole innocent until PROVEN guilty thing.

Fishpants writes:

Also, Dave Clawson is doing well at Bowling Green and is being talked about for major conference jobs

towmater writes:

Phil Fulmer? Lane Kiffin? Derrick Dooley? Tee Martin? How are they doin'?

namici#1422384 writes:

in response to towmater:

Phil Fulmer? Lane Kiffin? Derrick Dooley? Tee Martin? How are they doin'?

Tee Martin coached at UT????

namici#1422384 writes:

in response to towmater:

Phil Fulmer? Lane Kiffin? Derrick Dooley? Tee Martin? How are they doin'?

And FYI...Tee Martin is at USC with Orgeron, you idiot.

underthehill writes:

I always felt Randy Sanders was a far better coach than he got credit for..he may have called the play that won UT a championship in 1998..before he was thrown under the bus by the run it 3 times and punt head coach..same for Clawson..spring practice was reported as a high success when Clawson was in charge and he got over ruled when the season started by the head coach phil..osophy..true or not evidence suggests now it was..Cut having success at Duke is no surprise..would UT have been better to have hired him..I reckon so...it is more than likely he has less talent this year than UT and he is 8-2..

Theo writes:

in response to underthehill:

I always felt Randy Sanders was a far better coach than he got credit for..he may have called the play that won UT a championship in 1998..before he was thrown under the bus by the run it 3 times and punt head coach..same for Clawson..spring practice was reported as a high success when Clawson was in charge and he got over ruled when the season started by the head coach phil..osophy..true or not evidence suggests now it was..Cut having success at Duke is no surprise..would UT have been better to have hired him..I reckon so...it is more than likely he has less talent this year than UT and he is 8-2..

We would be 8-2 in the ACC. Hard to compare. Do really like Cutt and it is my understanding that we almost had him hired. Something fell apart before he signed.

threehundredbowler writes:

It fell apart because he was not going to be allowed to bring certain position coaches with him.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to threehundredbowler:

It fell apart because he was not going to be allowed to bring certain position coaches with him.

I heard that, too. Still, I would have been surprised if it gotten even that far, given that Hamilton was still AD, and he was the one who so clumsily dumped Fulmer. It is hard for me to imagine that Cutcliffe would have even considered working for Hamilton. But timing is everything in life.

We could look back and ask why UT didn't hire Sumlin, now at Texas A&M, or why we didn't hire Jones from Cincinnati. The fact is, neither of them would have been experienced enough at that time to be a good risk at UT for most of the powers-that-be. And although either of them might have taken the job if offered, they themselves might not have felt they were really ready then to take on a project like rebuilding UT.

So congrats to Cutcliffe, Sanders, Graham, Martin, Chavis, and even Orgeron for having landed on their feet. Who knows, we might still see one or more of them back here some day. No reason for anybody to burn any bridges.

Tao_of_Tennessee writes:

in response to johnlg00:

I heard that, too. Still, I would have been surprised if it gotten even that far, given that Hamilton was still AD, and he was the one who so clumsily dumped Fulmer. It is hard for me to imagine that Cutcliffe would have even considered working for Hamilton. But timing is everything in life.

We could look back and ask why UT didn't hire Sumlin, now at Texas A&M, or why we didn't hire Jones from Cincinnati. The fact is, neither of them would have been experienced enough at that time to be a good risk at UT for most of the powers-that-be. And although either of them might have taken the job if offered, they themselves might not have felt they were really ready then to take on a project like rebuilding UT.

So congrats to Cutcliffe, Sanders, Graham, Martin, Chavis, and even Orgeron for having landed on their feet. Who knows, we might still see one or more of them back here some day. No reason for anybody to burn any bridges.

I join you in congratulating all of the above with the exception of Orgeron.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to Tao_of_Tennessee:

I join you in congratulating all of the above with the exception of Orgeron.

Yeah, that one may have been a bit of a stretch, but what the heck, he's gone from here and I was just feeling generous for some reason. Holidays coming up, you know!

psychovol2 writes:

Hey you forgot Dooley at Dallas. I wish I could forget him.

murrayvol writes:

in response to underthehill:

I always felt Randy Sanders was a far better coach than he got credit for..he may have called the play that won UT a championship in 1998..before he was thrown under the bus by the run it 3 times and punt head coach..same for Clawson..spring practice was reported as a high success when Clawson was in charge and he got over ruled when the season started by the head coach phil..osophy..true or not evidence suggests now it was..Cut having success at Duke is no surprise..would UT have been better to have hired him..I reckon so...it is more than likely he has less talent this year than UT and he is 8-2..

In fairness the competition is a bit slack in the ACC. Still, he's done a great job and deserves accolades for it.

murrayvol writes:

USC should hire Orgeron. Lane Kiffin reccomended him. What more do they need?

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