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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 12, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2010 5:44 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

At least Cutcliffe is an experienced coach with Tennessee experience.  They could do worse.  One thing they don't need to be doing is trying to train a guy on the job.  The Vols got a "do over" with Kiffin leaving.  Let's not blow it.  Mike leach would be huge for Tennessee.  Sure, he has a lot of Bob Knight in him but that includes the brilliance too.    

Since: Nov 7, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2010 5:43 pm

Ttennessee down to Cutcliffe?

they should be kicking  grudens door down and offer whatever it takes to get him

Since: Apr 2, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2010 5:43 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

Cutcliffe is a good hire for Tennessee. He is familiar with the Vols traditions and has always handled himself with class. He has been in SEC for long time and has had success at Ole Miss (I recall them being ranked in top 10 and winning SEC West one year w/ Cotton Bowl win). Coached up Peyton, Eli, Erik Ainge and Brady Quinn. And I would put ZERO weight in his tenure at Duke as far as wins/losses simply b/c its Duke and they play roundball not football. Most importantly - Cutcliffe is a Tennessee man and thats exactly what the Vols need right now after the Kiffin fiasco. I think he is exactly what the doctor ordered. Best of luck to the Vols.

Since: Jul 1, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2010 5:38 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

Tennessee was better options than David Cutcliffe.  No offense to David Cutcliffe but he should stay put.  Duke is a perfect place for him.  Tennessee has better choices even if they may be unpopular in the academia and media realms.  There are proven choices out there such as; Mark Mangino, Mike Leach, and Jim Leavitt.  This is not a joke.  All three are proven winners and recruiters. All three were BSC conference coaches.  All three have had great success in there conferences.  And in all three cases, nothing has been proven that they did anything wrong.  Now, that is not saying that they are innocent.  I believe all three would of learned greatly from their past experiences and not repeat them.  Tennessee can be good again next year with any of these coaches and for years to come. 

Since: Jun 14, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2010 5:15 pm

Tennessee down to Cutcliffe?

Whatever, at least you now have a little class back at UT . . . something you haven't had recently.  Pearl isnt going anywhere douchbag. 

Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2010 4:58 pm

Fulmer hiring?

If this is true it tells me Hammy is out at UT! That Fulmer and the Powers that be pulled off a coup and probably got the support of Peyton Manning to do this. NO WAY Hamilton is pushing for CUT to come back.

I expect Hammy out Fulmer in ... if this happens look for Pearl to be gone in about 9 or 10 weeks. Why would he work under a new AD?

This is hilarious! Ole Miss rejects are not UT's best options?

Why ... because every coach approached must know Hammy is out and they don't want to be hired by a lame duck AD

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