Its getting to be about that time when these teams are gonna start naming coaches. Tennessee said that they expect to name a head coach by the end of the week. I'm thinking that we are gonna see some hires that haven't been mentioned much as teams are unable to get guys fans want and expect.
For example I'm hearing that Art Briles is now the target for Arkansas. According to Clay Travis they have already been turned away by Jon Gruden, James Franklin, Chris Petersen, Gary Patterson, Les Miles and Mike Gundy.
Auburn is expected to name their coach by Wednesday. Supposedly they have narrowed their coaching search down to Gus Malzahn, Kirby Smart and Chad Morris.... That is a pretty underwhelming list of options IMO
According to Volquest the Tennessee AD is conducting interviews this week and have already interviewed Charlie Strong, Mike Gundy, Larry Fedora and Al Golden. They have been turned away by Jim Mora Jr. and Jon Gruden. Supposedly they are expected to interview Butch Jones and Bo Pelini.
I don't get why all these schools are trying to get Mike Gundy, guy has a booster throwing tons of money into his program and it's on the rise. Same with Charlie Strong.
If I'm them, I stay away from Tennessee...
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Our friend Brian Ethridge of BearsTruth.com is reporting, from a source on the Baylor Board of Regents, that Briles spurned interest from Arkansas, Tennessee, and Auburn to remain a Baylor Bear.
Well, Joker Phillips already got a new gig. He is the receivers coach and recruiting coordinator for Florida.
https://twitter.com/TomMurphyADG/sta...21679031992320Our people are saying that unless this falls through, Arkansas has found its man in Mike Gundy
SEC West trying to load up on coaches who will air it out... or just another coach using the Hogs for leverage.
Last edited by Bravo95; 12-04-2012 at 01:43 PM.
A lot of tweets, mostly unconfirmed ones are saying that Gundy's been hired at Arkansas. But a lot of the TV & Radio guys in NW Arkansas are saying that it's NOT Gundy, but someone has been hired and will be announced within the next day or so.
I hope they're right because IMO Gundy's kind of an underwhelming hire and actually a step down from Petrino. I don't think his style of play would translate well to the SEC and while winning games 52-49 is fun to watch, it's not going to be good enough when you play Alabama, LSU, Florida, Georgia, etc.
Last edited by DamnGoat; 12-04-2012 at 02:37 PM.
Sounds like it isn't Gundy according to the USA Today.
ESPNNotre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco, Ball State coach Pete Lembo and New Orleans Saints offensive line coach Aaron Kromer are finalists for the Boston College job, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy on Tuesday.
First-year BC athletic director Brad Bates is searching for a replacement for former coach Frank Spaziani, who was fired one day after the Eagles finished their 2-10 season with a loss to NC State.
Also, Art Briles isn't going anywhere...
Last edited by B'sCeltsPatsSox; 12-04-2012 at 02:45 PM.
Woah...Brett Bielema is the new coach at Arkansas.
https://twitter.com/schadjoeArkansas has hired Bret Bielema away from Wisconsin
That came out of nowhere...he was never once even rumored as a candidate.