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Kelly to Tennessee?

Posted on: November 19, 2008 9:34 pm
 

It's getting quiet at Cincinnati. Too quiet.

This is what usually happens when something major is about to pop. Everyone is told to keep their mouths shut. Assistants are making discreet calls trying to find new jobs. Such is the case around the Cincinnati where Tennessee seemingly has settled on coach Brian Kelly as its top candidate to replace to Phil Fulmer.

This is not to say Kelly is definitely the guy but I got a couple of calls today saying his name had risen to the top at Rocky Top.

Kelly would be a great hire. He's got the attitude and ability to walk into the cauldron that is SEC recruiting. He's a quarterback specialist. Cincinnati has had to use something like four quarterbacks this season.

A couple of issues here: Cincinnati's season doesn't end until Dec. 6, so if word is out this early it could get really uncomfortable at Cincinnati which is chasing a Big East title. Can you say interim coach for the bowl game?

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2008 8:21 pm
 

Kelly to Tennessee?

I hear the final three for the Tennessee job are Ty Willingham, Dennis Green and Karl Dorrell. That's not a wave brother, that's a tsunami headed towards Knoxville. Good luck with that. If the Vols get Kelly they are getting a good coach, with absolutely zero recruiting ties in the South. You can scheme all you want, and be coached up, but your talent level is screaming Vanderbilt and Mississippi State. Bite the bullet, write the check and bring in Terry Bowden.



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2008 7:53 pm
 

Kelly to Tennessee?

I just don't really see alot of big name recruits coming to knoxville to play for a guy that will be brand new in a big time program . good luck vols and to whomever they hire for head coach.

Dude, just look at how terrible Notre Dame was last season.  And you know what, they still ended up recruiting more All-Americans than anybody else!!!



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2008 7:50 pm
 

Kelly to Tennessee?

Note to idiot...

Cincy is not a Conference USA team; they are Big East. 

Do yourself a favor and quit pretending that you know football.

I here that Boxing needs some moron commentators....you should check out that site.



Since: Jul 13, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 7:38 pm
 

Kelly to Tennessee?

Maybe I made a mistake in judging Brian Kelly to early, I know he has Cincinnati where it needs to be, but is he a big enough name to draw recruits away from the other big name schools in the S.E.C ? I just don't really see alot of big name recruits coming to knoxville to play for a guy that will be brand new in a big time program . good luck vols and to whomever they hire for head coach.



Since: Jul 13, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 7:25 pm
 

Kelly to Tennessee?

I'm sorry but this is not what I expected, there's a big difference in running a S.E.C team and a conference USA team. Kelly is not high on my wish list this season!



Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2008 7:23 pm
 

Kelly to Tennessee?

He made CMU better, He made Cincy better, He will make Tennessee better.....



Since: Oct 12, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 5:38 pm
 

Kelly to Tennessee?

KELLY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO STAY ON THE SAME FIELD WITH POWERS IN THE SEC....LET HIM COME ON DOWN TO THE VOLS....WE COULD USE 5 YEARS OF THE VOLS AT THE BOTTOM....ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!




Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 4:56 pm
 

Kelly to Tennessee?

Sounds like Tennessee fans are more than just a bit full of themselves.  Granted, they won an NCAA championship in 1998 and some others in another era.  Truth be known, your team has been nothing but a bunch of underachievers year after year.  Kelly could actually turn you from the Pretenders you are today to real Contenders. 

I can only hope Kelly reads blogs.  You yahoos don't deserve him. 




Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2008 4:34 pm
 

Kelly to Tennessee?

Most probably wouldn't think of this guy as a great candidate, but, Mark Mangino. Granted, he doesn't have a 6-star program installed in at Kansas, and they aren't having an awesome year. But this guy knows how to build a bad team into a good team, and well, Tennessee is a bad team. I don't know how well he can keep UT at a great status, but I know he can get you guys up there.

 




Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 4:01 pm
 

Kelly to Tennessee?

There are some really stupid people on here.. ...... I will say this one more time because some of you just don't get it.....  MIKE LEACH ISN'T GOING TO TENNESSEE..... edwards750 you said this  "I agree Alazarrulz...I heard Dodd's interview with a Memphis sportscaster an hour or so ago and the sportscaster told Dodd he thinks it should be Mike Leach. Mike Leach apparently is desperate to get out of Lubbock(understand that) and coach at a program with history".  LMAO.... Who gives a flying sh!t what some sportscaster from memphis thinks "should" happen......  Yeah it "should" happen because he is the best candidate for the job but that doesn't mean it is going to happen.... Leach going to Tennesse would kind of be like Urban Meyer leaving Florida for Texas A&M because he is desperate to get out of florida and A&M is a school with a lot of history....Give me a break....Leach would have to be a moron to leave the #2 team in the country to move to the middle of Tennesse to coach a 3-7 team.... Yeah thats a good career move.... "Leach apparently is desperate to get out of Lubbock"....Dude that is a really really old argument.......Do you realize Tech fans have to listen to the same BS arguments about Leach leaving every year.... First he was going to LSU then UCLA etc etc....  list goes on and on.... I think Tennessee fans think their program is better than it actually is..... They think Tennesse is such an awesome football program they can just pick and choose who they want to be their next coach.....  Not gonna happen.. 



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