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Old 12-07-2012, 11:56 AM   #81
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When I read the title I thought they hired this Butch Jones:
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:59 AM   #82
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Hey hugh freeze is working out, so you never know. But it is definitely not impressive on day 1.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:01 PM   #83
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Derek Doolander 2.0 HAHAHA
2.0, luv that. The simple fact is the recruiting demographics have changed. TN can no longer raid the best players in SC,NC,GA, or anywhere else and have them play their football careers in Knoxvegas. The state of TN produces far less football talent than states half their size.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:07 PM   #84
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UT to hold a press conference at noon. They thought there were hiring Butch DAVIS!

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:13 PM   #85
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It's an underwhelming hire but pay close attention to who Jones hires as his DC. That could be his key move, as it was for Doolander.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #86
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This is almost as bad as a team promoting their wide receivers coach to head coach............




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Old 12-07-2012, 12:46 PM   #87
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Terrible search. Textbook of failure.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:00 PM   #88
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CFN Analysis: Butch Jones To Tennessee
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:02 PM   #89
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Maybe they thought they were hiring Todd Ellis....

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Old 12-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #90
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Not an impressive hire.
Jones hasn't really done much after taking over for Brian Kelly.
Honestly, I think UT will be in another coaching search 3 years from now.
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UT should continue their coaching search for the next 3 years, maybe by then, they will have someone they want.

UT told Butch Jones to rent and not buy and his athletic office is on wheels.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:46 PM   #92
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He just took the Cal job and 5 days later is leaving for UT. That is a bad PR move.
Um no he didn't. Sonny Dykes took the Cal job. What are you talking about?
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #93
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I have to see if that fat Tennessee fan put a video on Youtube about this yet. Yeah, I know, which fat Tennessee fan, right?

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Old 12-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #94
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Um no he didn't. Sonny Dykes took the Cal job. What are you talking about?
I already said, I got them confused.
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Excellent news.

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Old 12-07-2012, 02:56 PM   #96
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I Am pretty happy with this hire. Not sexy, definitely not my first choice, but I think he is a good football coach.

Pros
Hes 50-27 as a HC
Won back to back Big East Coach of the year awards
Finished 1st in his division 4 years, 2nd two times and last once
Also he is 2-1 vs. Charlie Strong
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Not sure of his recruiting ability
Has followed Brian Kelly and hasn't really had to "build" anything before

And oh yea, a lot better than Dooley!
I don't know much about Butch Jones. I do know he is highly regarded as a coach and as a person. I know the Vol fans wanted some big name coach. This guy has an excellent chance and I hope he can stay around long enough to get a defense together. Dooley had your offense playing great. It seems better for you in recruiting to actually have a coach. Kids like knowing a name.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #97
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He coached under Brian Kelly, the ND coach, for a long time and since ND is in the national championship, people think that may be one of his disciples can pull the same with their team. I think that it is a bad move, but looks like their options must have been few and far between.
Actually he only coached under Kelly for 1 season. He did replace Kelly at CMU after being an assistant at WVU and then replaced him at Cinci. He's more of a Rich Rod guy than a Kelly guy
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UT to hold a press conference at noon. They thought there were hiring Butch DAVIS!

I thought that after hearing it inside a busy store. It sounded like Butch Davis to me. I thought, why did they just not go with Petrino.
I checked this out on here because I thought the board would be full of info and commentary. Then it turns out to be Jones. What a let down for me!
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Good Read, I caution all of you from laughing right now. Wait till the staff is filled out, signing day is done a he gets to coach a couple seasons.

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Old 12-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #100
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Not as bad of a hire as people think. He's not a Charlie Strong type hire but this guy has a proven track record and has won everywhere he's been. He's one of the best hires (behind Petrino) that they could've made given who was available.
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