I don't know exactly who it is, but apparently it's already done and is a surprisingly good hire. Your guess is as good as mine, but it's someone not currently coaching anywhere (most likely, so that would probably eliminate Franklin) and they've been offered a boatload (I've heard Jeff Long is able to pay up to $6M per, which is insane for a college coach, but not all that surprising considering some of the boosters here).
I'd be willing to bet after the Hogs are crushed by LSU, it will be announced over the weekend or early next week (assuming it really is someone that's out of coaching right now).
Last edited by DamnGoat; 11-22-2012 at 01:17 AM.
And then they are saying that they offered it to Jon Gruden but he was wanting to pay his staff $4.5 million as he was wanting to bring in Raheem Morris as his DC and somebody else like that as his OC.
Jeff Long needs to make a splash hire to appease a very pissed off fan base and Franklin (while good) won't be good enough for most. I believe the Gruden being offered rumors for that reason, but I still have a hard time believing he'll accept a college job.
Last edited by DamnGoat; 11-22-2012 at 04:17 AM.
Gruden has been in coaching for 21 years and only 3 of those years were in college; however, the rumors are swirling about Gruden to Tennessee.
I also read that Tuberville was being considered by Arkansas, or at least until he slapped his assistant....accidently? Tuberville was born and raised in Arkansas. I like Tuberville and think Auburn made a huge mistake, but would prefer he stay out of the SEC.
Gary Patterson said today that he won't be leaving TCU and to squash those rumors.
Also I don't believe the Jon Gruden rumors at least to Tennessee because of what was said these last couple days by their AD. He said that people need to calm down because they are waiting to talk to some coaches and that they might not hire another coach until the end of December. So they have some targets in mind that are likely coaching bowl teams and the name that keeps coming up is Al Golden.
Last edited by steelcityroller; 11-23-2012 at 06:49 PM.
As for Gruden it wouldn't make any sense for him to go to college football let alone Tennessee for that matter. He could have many more NFL jobs than college and has turned down the NFL for a few years now. Why would he accept a job that has even more stress?
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There is most likely going to be a lot of HC jobs open in the Off Season as well in the NFL so somebody will probably pay him if he wants to come back to coaching and not broadcast anymore.
Last edited by NateyB24; 11-24-2012 at 08:57 PM.
Rumors swirling big time that Tim Beckman is one and done at Illinois.
And I don't know how much of a credible source I would consider it but Clay Travis stated on his twitter that Tennessee had preliminary negotiations with Jon Gruden today over the phone.
Tom O'Brien is reportedly out at NC State.