Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by GoVols2003, Oct 3, 2017.
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"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."
I love the headline.
The margin between winning and losing is very small. Or 41 points.
Jones shook some hands and posed for photos before leaving. Half a dozen fans formed a line.
Brutal, just brutal....
Savage. That was fantastic.
“And now, the soon-to-be-former coach of the Tennessee Vols!”
Looking for love in all the wrong places....
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.
He's too dumb to realize what's happening
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.
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.
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.
No coaches would go to these things if they weren't contractually obligated.
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.
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."
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?
It would be used to negotiate down the buyout rather than actually fire for cause.
I suppose a bluff could be called though...
No. But I like arguing hypotheticals regarding firing Butch.
Speaking at these events are about 1/4 of their salary.
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