Memphis Touchdown Club 10/2 Speaker: Butch Jones

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  1. GoVols2003

    GoVols2003 Contributor

  2. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

  3. GahLee

    GahLee Director of Conspiracy Theories, 8th Maxim

    "Then, it was dinner, and time for the Liberty Bowl’s high school player of the week, who just happened to be Cordova’s four-star offensive lineman Jerome Carvin, who just happened to have spent last Saturday visiting Tennessee.
    “What impressed you?” asked Liberty Bowl’s Harold Graeter.
    “Georgia,” someone quietly cracked.
    That’s the kind of evening it was, and the main event hadn’t even begun."
     
  4. Calculon

    Calculon Member

    I love the headline.
     
  5. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    The margin between winning and losing is very small. Or 41 points.
     
  6. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange Mr. Hot Take....

    Jones shook some hands and posed for photos before leaving. Half a dozen fans formed a line.


    Brutal, just brutal....
     
  7. atlvol1

    atlvol1 Member

    Savage. That was fantastic.

    “And now, the soon-to-be-former coach of the Tennessee Vols!”
     
  8. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Looking for love in all the wrong places....
     
  9. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    I am surprised he even went. You had to know it was going to be horrible. But, I guess he doesn't want to do anything that can give Currie justification to fire with cause.
     
  10. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    He's too dumb to realize what's happening
     
  11. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Eh, this would have been a personal thing. I'll actually credit him for going. He had to know what he was walking into.

    edit - Plus probably dropped by Sexton's office down there too.
     
  12. Tenacious D

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

    I'd say that he's contractually obligated to make appearances, and that Sexton personally drove him, so as to get him there and not give Currie any "cause" to worry.
     
  13. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    That'd be pretty weak case, and I'm not sure what message that would send if a coach could be fired for cause for failing to attend a dinner.
     
  14. awebb7

    awebb7 Contributor

    No coaches would go to these things if they weren't contractually obligated.
     
  15. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    I don't think that's in dispute. But would you take a contract anywhere that had a history of firing someone for skipping one?

    I wouldn't. Contracted or not.
     
  16. awebb7

    awebb7 Contributor

    context is everything. I'm not sure what I'd do because I would take any coaching job for the salaries sec coaches are pulling. If they told me previous coach was a [penis] who played favorites and sought employment elsewhere after two seasons I might think "Noted. Do my job like a professional and I'll retain my buyout."
     
  17. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    Let me rephrase, since that was too confusing:

    Do you think a high level coach, the type that should be coaching at the University of Tennessee, would be inclined to come work for the first school to ever fire a coach for cause, for failing to attend a dinner banquet, whether that fired coach was contractually obligated to attend such off the field events, or not?
     
  18. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    It would be used to negotiate down the buyout rather than actually fire for cause.

    I suppose a bluff could be called though...
     
  19. awebb7

    awebb7 Contributor

    No. But I like arguing hypotheticals regarding firing Butch.
     
  20. Volnbama

    Volnbama Contributor

    Speaking at these events are about 1/4 of their salary.
     

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