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The most ironic thing you’ll read today.

My jaw dropped seeing this:

Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt has emerged as a strong candidate for the Tennessee head coaching vacancy, sources have told SI. Word is new athletic director Phillip ​Fulmer is pushing for a disciplinarian and someone who can bring more a hard-nosed physical style to the program.  [Emphasis added.]

Would Fulmer know a disciplinarian if one walked up and bit him in the ass?  More importantly, would the fan base care, as long as the coach won?

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A doughnut in your future

According to this article, Phil Fulmer has narrowed his list of head coaching candidates to five:

  • SMU coach Chad Morris
  • Former LSU coach Les Miles
  • Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele
  • Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker
  • Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables

There is a slight catch, though.

The Football Scoop report also revealed that Fulmer may be telling potential coaches that he plans to be heavily involved in the football program as the athletics director at Tennessee.

One source told FootballScoop Fulmer has discussed being very present in the program with a number of candidates; and we also hear he has relayed a similar message to several Tennessee recruits.

Some coaches may find that attractive. Others may not.

‘Ya think?

It sounds like greatness is just around the corner in Vol country.

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“No real news!!”

Is there anything more inevitable than Phil Fulmer reaching out to Les Miles?

Enjoy the coming future, Vol fans.

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Tony’s Tennessee take

Mr. Conventional Wisdom goes all in on In Fulmer We Trust.

A man who staged palace coups to get both his head coach and athletic director jobs — and along the way to the latter, blew up a deal with a sitting head coach — is suddenly a paragon of trustworthiness?  Please continue, Mr. Barnhart.

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Mixed message in Urnge

Loocee, you got some ‘splaining to do.

How do you give an “acting” athletic director a two-year deal?

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Lo, a savior has come!

Behold, children!

I love the conceit that a bunch of coaching candidates have been sitting on their hands all this time, waiting on Phil Fulmer to take control.

This is only gonna get better, right?

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Urnge overload

Jesus, Tennessee football.

Knoxville without a head coach and an athletic director… this can’t possibly be accurate, can it?

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UPDATE:  Per Bruce Feldman, who’s pretty plugged in on this,

Word is the meeting with Leach and Tennessee AD John Currie lasted a few hours and went “very well,” SI has learned. And I’m told there would be genuine interest in the Vols job from the Wazzu head man. However this whole deal is complicated by the dynamic swirling around within UT’s leadership. We’ve heard from multiple sources there is a lot of in-fighting, finger-pointing and back-stabbing taking place amongst Tennessee brass. As SI reported earlier this week, there is a growing faction at Tennessee pushing to get Currie removed. Former Vols head coach Phil Fulmer is said to be one of those battling with Currie and that could muck up the process to reel in Leach[Emphasis added.]

That’s the one ingredient that had been missing to make this a perfect dumpster fire recipe.

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UPDATE #2:  Apparently it’s real and it’s spectacular.

Tennessee athletic director John Currie, who had been leading a disastrous Vols’ coaching search, has parted ways with the university after meeting with university officials Friday morning, including chancellor Beverly Davenport, sources told ESPN’s Chris Low.

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