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Tony Dungy responds to Minnesota rumor

Posted on: September 29, 2010 11:42 am
Edited on: September 29, 2010 2:07 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

On Tuesday the Pioneer Press reported that were Tim Brewster to be fired by Minnesota that the school's first choice to replace him would be Tony Dungy .   Before going on to play in the NFL and become a Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Indianapolis Colts, Dungy played football at Minnesota.

Dungy had also been atop the school's wish list during its last coaching search, the one that ended with Tim Brewster being hired. 

Dungy went on the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday and was asked if he had any interest in the Minnesota job.  Based on his answer Dungy seems perfectly content with his television gig.
"I am loving my time at Football Night in America -- I'm looking forward to watching the Oregon Ducks play and I'm spending time in Tampa with my family. So I have too much on my plate to even think about any coaching jobs, including my alma mater."

Of course, though Dungy says he hasn't even thought about the job, he never said he wouldn't be interested either.  So, if Minnesota has been planning on asking him about it, odds are that answer won't keep them from making the phone call.

Though they do still have to fire Tim Brewster, or else it would be incredibly awkward.


Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: October 1, 2010 4:14 pm

Tony Dungy responds to Minnesota rumor

Anthonyb8, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this web site is now dumber for having read it.  I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: October 1, 2010 1:10 pm

Tony Dungy responds to Minnesota rumor

Tony Dungy is a good man FIRST and foremost.  He just happens to be a great coach also.  As for those judging him on the death of his son you have obviously never lost a child or had someone close to you die from suicide.  Tony is a good father and him working at a grocery store or as a school teacher and being home more most likely would not have prevented his son from committing suicide.  A great man once gave me some advice and I will pass it along to those of you who would make such a comment, "KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND PEOPLE WILL NOT KNOW HOW STUPID YOU ARE."  As far as Tony being a god, no there is only one god and Tony himself is a man of God.  Tony is simply a good man who happens to be a great coach.  I do not think he would coach again.  He has a good life and is doing better work now in his ministry to others than he ever has as a football coach.

Since: Feb 19, 2010
Posted on: October 1, 2010 12:49 am

Tony Dungy responds to Minnesota rumor

You are the dumbest person alive!  Enough said.  Idoit.  D bag

Since: Dec 3, 2009
Posted on: September 30, 2010 11:49 pm

Tony Dungy responds to Minnesota rumor

Wow talk about disrespectful and heartless.  It's one thing to knock a coach for his coaching style or lack thereof, work ethic, etc.  But he did his job just like every other coach in the NFL which involves being away from their families. 

Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2010 5:38 pm

Tony Dungy responds to Minnesota rumor

Dude really!  Have a little class!

Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: September 30, 2010 2:27 pm

Tony Dungy responds to Minnesota rumor

Are you sure that Dennis Dodd did not write this...  --"A reliable source has told me that Clem Haskins will be the next basketball coach at Auburn."--  Tell me something; since when does this kind of garbage qualify as journalism?   CBS sports is starting to take-on a gonzo-type of reputation. 

Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: September 30, 2010 12:07 pm

Tony Dungy responds to Minnesota rumor

Only a Douche Bag would write what U did may the Gods of CAncer be upon U! Douche

Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: September 30, 2010 8:09 am

Tony Dungy responds to Minnesota rumor

I think he would make a great coach but honestly, there is something about getting a TV deal that is got to be stress compared to coaching and they get to talk about football on the air. These guys, like J Gruden for example, seem to always have that permanent dream job smile from doing TV. Out of the thousands of players, and great ones of course, that come out of the league I would think just to land a job doing commentary would have to be the way to go.
Example: Like NASCAR...everyone wanted Rusty Wallace to return since he retired so young. Screw that...he has that awesome gig at ESPN making a comfortable amount of money and he gets to enjoy his retirement while staying on top of the sport.

As for the less than professional comment from that guy about Tony's son....way out of line. Good response Troy!!! Way to show you have class unlike that bonehead.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: September 29, 2010 11:25 pm

Tony Dungy responds to Minnesota rumor

Troy Davis,
  Don't let some ignorant person create such angst for you.  I just ignored the post myself and posted by argument regarding the article.  He is no better than the Oklahoma WR who posted an inflammatory comment on his twitter page today.  It's not worth it.  You are above it.  Anthony B8 has probably never experienced heartache to any level near that to make such an ignorant comment.  He's probably just looking to incite people.

Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: September 29, 2010 11:11 pm

Tony Dungy responds to Minnesota rumor


My name is Troy Davis.  I was taught football by coaches who played for and worked for coach Dungy.  You are way out-of-line with your comments.  I do not know coach Dungy personally, however he has never given me a reason to question his decisions.  From what little I know about coach Dungy, he would hope that you do not experience the heartbreaks that he has.  Having said that, I do not think you are a very informed individual when it comes to life or football.  If you would like me to inform you, please email me at

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