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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: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:23 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

It's BACK TO THE FUTURE!  Cut is not the answer.....

Cut is getting older, is VERY Dry and not a great recruiter, has had a triple bi-pass, and is a Bama graduate........

I like him personally, but he would be a better accountant than head coach.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:16 pm

Fulmer light

Cutcliffe is nothing but Fulmer with a different hairdo. There go the recruits and UT's chances of resurrection right out the window.

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:15 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

they should go after steve spurrier....he hasnt done shit at south caroliina and he would be able to recruit to the Vols.  That would be my choice.

Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2010 6:14 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

No disrespect to Coach Cutcliff, but if this is the guy we get then we most definately have the wrong guy as the AD.  If the janitor at Gibbs Hall called Cutcliff and asked him to take the job he would!  Anyone could get this guy to come back to UT.  This is the University of Tennessee, coaches should be knocking down our door to be the coach.  We should not have to go to the second, third, fourth, or fifth choice to get a guy to fill this position.  The problem obvioulsy lies with Hamilton.  Either he is very weak or coaches do not want to come because of him.  This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen.  The best move for UT is to fire Hamilton, hire Coach Fulmer as the AD and let him go find us a coach.  He is a class act and has the clout and the respect of the college football universe.  It would be much harder to tell Fulmer "no" than Hamilton.  If Fulmer was in charge we would have our choice.  It is like going back to a car dealership and trading back for the car you had last year and paying more to get it back.  Stupid!!  If Cutcliff is the guy we get then the send off Kiffin got should be like romper room to the kick in the tail Hamitlon should get. 

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2010 5:59 pm

You are an Idiot and Dumb Shoot!

Fulmer is not coming back in any capacity at Tennessee. The big bucks forced out "Fat Phil" last year. Fat Phil is the reason Tennessee is in the situation it is in right now. His lazyness since 2005 has caused this problem.  Go cover Ole Miss football-and Coach Ogre who Ole Miss hired to replace Cut.

Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2010 5:56 pm

Fulmer never should've been fired

Phil Fulmer won a national championship and was in the SEC Championship game the season prior to the one when he was fired.  He was a Volunteer player and loyal beyond imagination.  Why did Tennessee fire him again in favor of the loose cannon Lane Kiffin?  I personally think a man that won 10 games at Ole Miss and 8 games at Duke, David Cutcliffe, would be a great hire --especially because of his prior Tennessee ties.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2010 5:55 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

This is humiliating! Hamilton is making a mockery out of UT. Going from door to door, waving money at every sexy candidate, hoping to get Kiffin replaced before evryone starts looking at him. Didn't the "Ken" doll from "Malibu Barbie's Beach House" teach him anything? UT is not, nor should it be treated like a job that you have to beg people to take. Kiffin and Orgeron have already started gutting our recruiting class, so everybody step back, take a deep breath and demand that people start applying for this job. We need someone that WANTS to come to Knoxville and the A-NUMBER-ONE requirement of the chosen candidate is that they better BLEED ORANGE! Quit screwing around with our school!

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2010 5:48 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

If the Vols are seriously considering Cutcliffe, it's time to back off and allow Kippy Brown to be interim for a while longer.  Let the dust "WOW" candidates are going to bail on their schools this close to signing day...and find the right person for the job and not just a warm body UT fans are not going to be happy about.

Dooley is an interesting name, he has completely rebuilt LA Tech as the coach AND athletic director.  But I think the jump from LA Tech to Tennessee is a bit extreme for a coach that hasn't even come close to any major accomplishments.

Good luck UT...I've temporarily suspended my hatred for all things UT for the time being because (as a Memphis fan) I understand the pain and the panic.  It's only temporary though.

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2010 5:45 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.

Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2010 5:44 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

Seriously this has to be a smoke screen .. you have to be playing Cut as leverage in some other negotiation .. noway you bring back that dude.

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