Dan Mullen

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by NEW COACH, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. NEW COACH

    NEW COACH Contributor

    How happy would you be with this hire?
     
  2. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    I would be disappointed that we couldn't land one of the Big Three, but in the end I think it would be a solid hire.
     
  3. VOLinDAWGland

    VOLinDAWGland Contributor

    Would take
     
  4. RevBubbaFlavel

    RevBubbaFlavel Contributor

    I would be disappointed. Not like I was when Dooley or Jones were hired, but still disappointed.
     
  5. cotton

    cotton Super Moderator

  6. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    What has he won?

    Name his Top 3 coaching accomplishments - and then tell me how many of those would satisfy you were he to deliver the same here, over the next 8 years (the length of time he's been in Starkville).

    I'm not arguing that the man isn't a damned solid football coach - but we are well beyond the point of merely needing another "solid football coach".

    He's done and won exactly jack shit, like it or not.
     
  7. NEW COACH

    NEW COACH Contributor

    I definitely agree. But we haven't even had a "solid coach" in so long. It would be nice to actually out scheme someone. He's not my first option but my feelings would not be hurt at all if we ended up with him.
     
  8. droski

    droski Super Moderator

    seems a little mike riley or jeff tedford like. i.e. winning more than a bad school is used to doesn't necessarily translate to someone being a killer head coach at a traditional power.
     
  9. cotton

    cotton Super Moderator

    He has those big shiny rings from OC Florida, and he put State in an Orange Bowl and had them ranked #1 for a minute.

    That's why 7 and that's also why 7.
     
  10. salutethehill

    salutethehill Member

    Record vs
    Auburn: 3-5
    Bammer: 0-8
    LSU: 2-7
    AR: 4-4
    MS: 5-3
    aTm: 2-3
    Top 25: 7-29
    Bowl Record: 5-2
     
  11. salutethehill

    salutethehill Member

    When I factor in everything - record, recruiting, Tennessee's track record on coaching hires - I'd be ok with Dan Mullen.
     
  12. cotton

    cotton Super Moderator

    For the record, I would have ranked Jones about a 3 or 4 and Dooley as "you've got to be ****ing kidding, right?"
     
  13. Not my first choice, but wouldn't hate. At all.
     
  14. smokysbark

    smokysbark Chieftain

    It would frustrate me...but I would watch the Vols on Saturdays again.
     
  15. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Ben Stancliff clone

    pretty much where i stand
     
  16. hohenfelsvol

    hohenfelsvol Chieftain

    Not a fan
     
  17. Calculon

    Calculon Member

    Not a home run, but a well hit double. I’d be ok with it, but I want a proven champion as a head coach.
     
  18. chavisut

    chavisut Super Moderator

    Now let's compare Mississippi State to those programs.

    They were below .500 ALL TIME before he took over. Their last and only conference title was in 1941. As beech put it, he's at Kentucky with cowbells.
     
  19. chavisut

    chavisut Super Moderator

    Kelly, Gruden, and Stopps are in the elite tier.

    Mullen, Taggart, and Fuente are in my next tier.
     
  20. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Member

    similar to Urban in that if he has a badass qb that can throw and run, as with Dak and this kid now, its a dangerous team. That goes for a lot of teams of course, but if Mullen can guarantee that badass qb and one ready in his wake i'd be fine with it. The years he doesn't, he's mediocre, but would have probably won the East the last 3 years with this current UT team.
     

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