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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: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2008 8:11 am

Kelly to Tennessee?

Dodd... Since when is a blog a headline... Oh yeah at CBS....Just garbage ... Just garbage.. gotta be more careful on who I don't read in the morning...

Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2008 7:57 am

Kelly to Tennessee?

I'd settle for an SEC east championship.  Then again, that would put Tennessee in contention for a national title.

Since: Dec 14, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2008 7:48 am

Kelly to Tennessee?

These SEC guys are way too concerned with names rather than talent. Lest we forget this is the same path Urban Meyer took to his current school (including through the MAC).

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2008 7:33 am

Kelly to Tennessee?

I like Leach or Davis for Tennessee.  Would Kelly make more sense at a program like Kansas State or would that be about the same as a Cincinnati?

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 6:56 am

Kelly to Tennessee?

Dude, did I say this was the big splash? I still think Leach and Davis have a chance along with an NFL mystery candidate we don't know about. Stay here for the latest.



Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: November 20, 2008 6:51 am

Kelly to Tennessee?

soooooooooo............. Brian Kelly is to Cincinnati as Coach Rod is to West Virginia then Brian Kelly to Tennessee as Coach Rod is to Michigan.... and by comparison I mean expect next year Tennessee to have another losing season under Brian Kelly!!  woohoo!!

thank YOU rocky top.. o'rocky top you'll never be sweet home to me!!

Roll TIDE!!

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: November 20, 2008 6:43 am

Kelly to Tennessee?

You better wake up Kelly wins,wins,and wins!! He doesn't make excuses like most of the coaches in the SEC. Little Cincy went to Sooner land with only 12 returning  starters and played well, not many teams can do that let alone without their starting QB. 

I think Kelly would be a great hire for Tennesse but I don't know if their pride will get in the way because Arkansas hired Petrino,and Tennesse wants to get a better Coach than a  small school like Arkansas.

If they do get Kelly they will win a National Title within four years!!! 

Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2008 2:19 am

Kelly to Tennessee?

Bill Cowher, wth?? There are numerous reports that it would take close to 10 million a year to lure him back to the NFL..  Where in the hell did you even pull his name from??  I am a lifelong Vol fan.. Born and raised in Knoxville, family has 10 season tickets.. Your suggestion of Bill Cowher reiterates what I have said about our fan base the last 10 years, that they are all about making up rumors.. I mean seriously, Bill Cowher, come on now..

Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2008 1:49 am

Kelly to Tennessee?

What qualifies Bill Cowher? LMAO.



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: November 20, 2008 1:46 am

Kelly to Tennessee?

The fix is in.

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