Coaching Search Competition

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by kptvol, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Posted this elsewhere, but thought it was thread worthy. Looks like the time to fire him is now. Competition for candidates is coming and soon.

    A&M's next five weeks:

    at Florida
    Mississippi State
    He could easily go 0-4, which would put him at 4-5. He can't survive that.

    LSU's next five weeks:

    at Florida
    at Ole Miss
    at Bama
    Very likely he goes 1-3 to be 4-5 overall with a blowout at Bama. I don't think they'd fire him in year one, but it isn't totally absurd.

    Notre Dame is about to face UNC, NC State, USC, Wake Forest and Miami. That could end Brian Kelly.

    UCLA doesn't have much tough until late in the season, so Mora is probably safe for a little while.

    Who else has a coach on the hot seat that we might need to worry about?
  2. ben4vols

    ben4vols Contributor

    Neither Sumlin nor Ed O will be fired, IMO. Also we aren't in a hurry because we aren't hiring a big name. UT Admin is more incompetent and dysfunctional than the San Juan Mayor. Butch will be replaced with another Butch.
  3. dknash

    dknash Chieftain

    aTm should beat Florida, MSU is a tossup. I think Sumlin gets fired after the season.

    LSU probably only beats Ole Miss, but it's tough to say when they pull the plug on Orgeron. I tend to agree that the AD will get axed first, which buys some time.

    Notre Dame wins at least 3, maybe 4 of those. UNC just almost got shut out by GT, NC State and WF are on par with broke [penis] FSU, and USC has played close games only so far. Miami seems tough though. I think Brian Kelly saves his job.
  4. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Sumlin will for sure be fired.
  5. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    The UT admin is a completely different set of people this year than the UT admin last year. I am hopeful you are wrong.
  6. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    All I'm seeing in here is that UT hires Larry fedora
  7. ben4vols

    ben4vols Contributor

    Sadly, Fedora would be a decent hire for this group.
  8. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    Ed O has a 15 million dollar buyout.
  9. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    That was stupid. He would have taken the job with probably no buyout at all for the first season.
  10. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    Kansas State
    Arizona State
    Ole Miss
    Texas A&M

    Those seem like the most likely power five jobs to open up.
  11. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    $12 million, which is still insane.
  12. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    If money is equal, we are the best job on that list. Doubt we end up with the best hire though.
  13. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I'd put us on top of that heap. Maybe A&M, because of their recruiting base, but I think the Sumlin thing will get very ugly and make them less attractive.
  14. TDVol1989

    TDVol1989 Always Be Menstruating

    We just need to end it now and make a great hire. I truly don't understand the waiting one but. First, it gives him a chance to get some cheap wins and create false hope (with some, not me). Second, if you are leaving him in place just to lose more to make it even more obvious to the stubborn ones in power, that is basically endorsing losing. Hardly fair to the players. Third, a few good players get pissed enough, they skip class or get in trouble or just quit. Fourth, you are burning games for OV's. You know, we still need recruits. And these recruits are YouTubing Butt Fumble and Donuts today. Fifth, you give other school a potential opening, as this thread is really addressing, to get the best options first. And finally, end the tension and create some positive movement in the program.

    Waiting is dumb! It's dumb. D-U-M-B dumb.
  15. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

  16. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Nebraska will hire Scott Frost

    K-State will hire whoever Snyder recommends

    Arizona, ASU, Mizzou and Ole Miss aren't hiring anyone of significance

    TAMU is going to be an ugly divorce

    UCLA doesn't care enough to get someone

    Tennessee is easily the best job
  17. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    UTEP coach Sean Jugler "resigned" today.

    First in line for Kelly IMO.
  18. TDVol1989

    TDVol1989 Always Be Menstruating

    I won't necessarily argue, but I think A&M can offer anything they want. And as the season plays out, Notre Dame or FL could open. If UT muffs the hire, then we'll, you know. But let's not start off by muffing the fire.
  19. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I think McElwain is safe. Hard to see him losing more than four this year.
  20. TDVol1989

    TDVol1989 Always Be Menstruating

    If they don't win the East, he will lose cover. Anything could happen

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