Tennessee coaching search updates (Currie fired, Fulmer hired, Pruitt update post # 356)

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  1. jlb321

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    I wonder if this means Leach said no
     
  2. headcard

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    That seems like absurd timing. Did they just find another way to derail their coaching search?
     
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  3. jlb321

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    I guess the other way to interpret things might be that he signed Leach - and then they said thanks - now leave
     
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  4. wxman39

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    So Currie met with Leach yesterday and now they fire their AD.
     
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  5. TwinsRRUs

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    Wow... it never ends....

    Peyton Manning better just decide to be the coach instead of trying to help lure a coach...
     
  6. jimbosc

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    This might be the most entertaining topic of the entire football season! I have gone through a bag of popcorn just reading the updates. I actually think Leach at UT would work - but ding dang he might just be too nutty a pirate for the fans and alumni to tolerate for very long. Probably why he'll said no - he is not getting fired from Wazzu - he should not change jobs unless it has similar chance for job security. Although he had a ton of job security at TTech and screwed that up...........
     
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  7. KU4LIFE

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    I say the same thing to Kansas fans all the time. Why is Kansas trying to be Oklahoma or other air raid programs. There’s a reason why schools like Kansas State and Iowa State don’t get caught up in running the same stuff as the southern BIG 12 schools. It’s foolishness.

    Teams that started running the air raid did it because it was a novelty offense. You ran it to offset a talent disadvantage. Problem is when vast majority of the teams in your conference are running it and with a lot better talent, it’s not a novel idea anymore. I always think when you don’t have the best talent it’s best to be the ying to everyone else yang. It’s why I think Frost offense will kill it in the BIG 10. No one else runs it or sees it.

    Leach running raid in the SEC may or may not work. A&M and Missouri have been the outliers. Never hurts to be different. Unless you have the most talent, you better make it tough for the other team to prepare for you.
     
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    Is he now a candidate for the coaching job?
     
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    You can't make this stuff up!
     
  10. gw2kpro

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    Good call. Maybe they decided it's easier to replace the AD than the coach at this point
     
  11. coachDubs

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    Every time I open this thread I thank God for Scott Frost
     
  13. huskerfan66

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    I've got to get more popcorn.
     
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    Phil Fulmer is now the rumored AD at Tennessee.

    Wow.
     
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  15. Harry Caray

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    This is like "House of Cards" only more entertaining
     
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    I am rather starting to think Game of Thrones
     
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    Now AD has parted ways. Predicted that.

    Show leadership and stand up to cowardice fans by sticking with your Schiano hire. Total failure.
     
  19. HuskerHusaria

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    I just wanted to let you guys know, that I too, have officially turned down the Tennessee job. :cool:
     
  20. Hedley Lemar

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    Has their recruiting class disintegrated? You would think it would be at they still have multiple 3 and 4*.
     
  21. mgbreis

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    So if Fulmer is the AD doesn't that give Tee Martin a lot better shot at the job?
     
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    One would think. Kind of feels like it’s going down that road.
     
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    HIring an AD without a sitting AD in place might even tougher than it's been for them. Hard to imagine it could be any worse but I think it did get worse...they better bring back Phil and quickly.
     
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    i think their rivals site crashed
     
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    How many AD prospects do you think they will go thru?
     
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  28. Truehuskerfan

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    Currie had only been there since April. So now they are looking for their 5th football coach in the last 10 years and their 4th athletic director in the last 7.
     
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    Hmmm. that sounds eerily familiar.
     
  31. stonesak

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    Even if Frost had turned us down, we'd still have ended up with an excellent coach.
     
  32. headcard

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    WOW. Sounds stable
     
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  33. coachDubs

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    We're just as bad. 4th coach and AD in the last 9 years. It's kind of crazy that 2 outsiders, Bounds and Moos, are bringing back a golden child of the Osborne era to right the ship. I haven't felt this relaxed for Husker football in a little over 20 years.
     
  34. SnohomishRed

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    Very well said
     
  35. dand84

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    Well, I believe that if it is broke, you fix it. But the problem didn't start with the coaches or ADs, it was the people hiring them and it all started with Perlman. I can understand one bad AD and/or coach hire, but enough was enough.
     
  36. Solana Beach Husker

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    Tom/Bo were very good hires. Bo could have worked out fairly well, a player or two or bounce or two and we could easily have gone to multiple bcs bowls. That is all you can ask for in a 7 year period... to win 70% of your games, and have a great chance at BCS bowls in half of those seasons. Bo was an unprecedented egoist though, and Eichorst was the worst hire possible. Eichorst was hired purposely to destroy Bo after his defiance post Texas A@M game. That was the defining game of his tenure. I don't know about conspiracy but he was limited in who he could recruit, and who he could hire to replace his lost coaches, who were forced to move on due to their behavior. After 2011 Bo was exclusively coaching for a chance to take the Ohio State job and kept his stuff together a bit and had o.k teams and recruiting. But after the tape and the collapses in 2012 and 13 against top competition he lost that opportunity and just gave up. He then blamed Nebraska and the AD for him losing a chance at his dream. Bo was a great hire, with tremendous potential. He matched up so well culturally with NU, that even after all he did, a large portion of the fan base still wanted him. Riley was a bad hire, Bo was not.
     
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  38. Husker.Wed.

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    Bo was a terrible hire. No HC experience, horrible disposition, poor role model, stubborn, marginal in-game skills, and average recruiter. Especially since Patterson was available and wanted to come.
     
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    You left out Ronnie Green. Green while not a native Nebraskan nor NU alum married a small town Nebraska girl and he's the one I think that drove Moos's hiring and likely told Moos there was one name to keep at the top of his list. We have the possibility of a long run with a guy who we can all be proud of as the Husker football coach. IF for some reason things don't go well at first you have patience and let him adjust staff as need be to make it work. I have little doubt that he'll get it done. It's just a matter of how long it takes.
     
  40. Skerz4Life50

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    So did the Leach deal officially get nixed with the AD firing?
     

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