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Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

Posted on: January 14, 2010 4:38 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2010 4:40 pm
Tennessee has seemingly moved on to Duke head coach David Cutcliffe as its favorite.

The Vols' former offensive coordinator (on two ocassions) could be the fallback candidate now that Will Muschamp and Troy Calhoun have dropped out of the running. Cutcliffe is 9-15 in two seasons at Duke. Five years ago he underwent triple bypass surgery. He has rebounded nicely making modest improvement at Duke.

Cutcliffe is 53-44 overall including a successful six-year stay at Ole Miss where he was 44-29. The Rebels tied for the SEC West title in 2003. From 1983-1992 Cutcliffe was a Tennessee assistant. From 1993-1998 he was Phil Fulmer's offensive coordinator before departing for Ole Miss.

Tennessee assistant Kippy Brown is still in the running along with a new name -- Louisiana Tech's Derek Dooley. The son of Vince Dooley is 17-20 in three seasons in Ruston, La. He coached under Nick Saban at both LSU and the Dolphins.


Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:51 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

As a UT season ticket holder, this nightmare keeps getting worse.  Cutcliffe may have loyalty to UT, but he is not the answer...  You have got to be kidding me,  UT can find someone better and more energetic.... 

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Since: Nov 9, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:51 pm
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Since: Sep 15, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:49 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

Best comment I have seen in two days!!!!!!! John Gruden would be perfect!

Since: Mar 31, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:49 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

Cutcliffe is not the best option by any means, I'd hire cutcliffe in a heartbeat for an offense coordinator, but not as the head coach.  I think we bring back Cutcliffe as offensive coordinator and get Jim Harabaugh as head coach, no one has mentioned his name.  The guy can recruit and is making strides at Stanford.

Since: Jun 6, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:47 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

I think Tennessee should just suspend their football program all together.  They suck anyways and haven't been relevant in college football for years.

I should not even respond to you because you are obviously looking for an argument, however, you obviously know nothing about College Football. I don't know what you consider relevant but again, you may not even know what it means...Wink

Since: Mar 15, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:43 pm

Please hire David Cutcliffe!

Tennessee needs a big dose of mediocrity.
Ole Miss fired him because he would not change his staff nor would he recruit to a team that had Eli Manning for five years!
Please make this happen, Mike Hamilton!  Please, please, please!

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:42 pm

Anyone but Cutcliffe, PLEASE!

If this is true, and Hamilton brings Cutcliffe back.....UT is going to go back to what it was when Fat Phil was here. Boring a$$ conservative football. Losing to Alabama, Florida and Georgia, and at best....making the Citrus Bowl every now and then.

Hold on to Kippy Brown, bring in Dooley.......ANYONE BUT CUTCLIFFE!

Since: Jan 13, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:27 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

I have to agree about Mike Leach. They should go after him cause he turned Texas Tech around and he don't take any s*$*!

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:25 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

Let's hope not!

Maybe they are thinking Cut, until we can make a move on someone else down the road?  Why not stick with Kippy if there isn't anyone available.  Maybe someone else will show up?  Cut isn't going to stop any loss in recruits any better than Kippy, in fact, Kippy is a great recruiter.

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:24 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

jdawson: Learn from their past experiencs???  Let's look at that...Mangino and Leavitt have not even admitted they did anything wrong, much less apologized, and that tells me all I need to know about their character, right there.  Mike Leach "learning" anything about humility or restraint is laughable!  I see NO evidence that any of those guys are repentant, remorseful, or regretful about their actions, so I'd say they've learned nothing.  In fact, they are all suing (or soon will be suing) their former employers.  If I were a UT grad, I'd HATE to see one of those guys hired ahead of a class guy like Cutcliffe.

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