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Posted on: May 10, 2009 12:13 am
Edited on: May 10, 2009 5:29 pm
 

Volunteers Making A Lot of News

   The University of Tennessee is certainly making a lot of news lately, some of it positive and some of it not so good. The recent decision by Tennessee to give a scholarship to Daniel Hood has raised more than a few eyebrows.  On the afternoon talk show 104.5 The Zone some of the callers where seeing this as a step backward for Coach Kiffin and the VOLS.  Recent problems associated with Coach Fulmer had everyone believing that Tennessee was going to be taking the high road when it came to talent and recruiting. The collective team put together by Coach Kiffin was supposed to be a breadth of fresh air.  However, the decision to bring in a young man that has past criminal history, had callers believeing nothings changed.
    Of course then there has been the mass exodus of players since the Orange and White game Spring Game.  According to the CBS Sports wire eleven players have made their departure.  On the surface it could raise the question did a late frost damage some of the oranges?  After the recruiting is over and all the locker room talk, is the field general a litte less effective?  Let me just say, don't believe everything you read.  Those that are leaving are one's that thought themselves all me or knew that the writing was on the wall that their song was not on the same sheet of music my man Kiffin was directing.
    My instincts are that decision by one that left, QB BJ Coleman was one of self-preservation.  Likely the others were just not Big Orange Grade A. The decision to leave, and have to drop down a division in order to continue to play just tells me that that is not the tyoe of rivalry you want in fighting it out for a position.  And that leads me to one more comment before closing on the Tennessee.  Kiffin is building his team and looking for loyalty.  He came in with the players being told right off the bat that every position was uncertain, and that everyone that would be a starter would have to earn it.    


Posted on: December 1, 2008 9:58 pm
 

Tennessee Volunteer Coaching Selection

MEMORY LANE CLIMREV ON TENNESSEE’s COACH SELECTION

Kiffin introduced as Tennessee's coach with six-year deal

Kiffin also has retained -- at least temporarily -- wide receivers coach Latrell Scott, running backs coach Stan Drayton, offensive line coach Greg Adkins and tight ends coach Jason Michael to help with recruitment. He said he will decide later whether they will be asked to stay.

28 Nov 08

Lane Kiffin and Tennessee

This caught me by surprise until I heard that Mike Hamilton was lobbying to keep some of Fulmer's staff and wanted a coach that would be willing to do so. Ah, Kelly would have no part of that. He always brings his staff. There is loyalty for you. Well, that was not acceptable to Hamilton so go get Lane Kiffin. He is so anxious to get back into the game that already he is making concessions to the front office. This will not be good for Tennessee in the long run.

Tennessee coachng search takes a turn..

November 27, 2008 12:23 pm

"I'm with you. I don't know how to feel. However, being a Vol fan for thirty years, I don't think it can get much worse. I like the thought of fresh, young blood at TN. Thank goodness it's not Mike Leach. A gimmick offense doesn't offer a chance to get back to a National Title. At least not in the "punch you in the face" SEC.’

Certainly a new coach will bring some fresh young blood but if my sources are correct you will be keeping some of that old blood as well. It seems Hamilton wanted some of Fulmer's other coaches to stay and that the new coach had to be willing. Seems he did not want Fulmer to be able to put together his old staff somewhere else. Kelly is loyal to his staff and would have no part of it. Kiffin was acceptable. I hope my source is wrong but if it is true then you missed a good coach in Kelly and Kiffin is starting out as a pacifier.

 

November 28, 2008 12:20 am

That is very interesting voulunteer_01. So the trip to Cincy was to offer a defensive coordinator position? Do you really think that was the case. That leads me to believe my hunch was correct that Kelly said he would take the job only if he has control over who is on his staff. Hamilton wanted one of Fulmer's staff to stay on. I don't know who I couldn't find out but after that Hamilton went to Kiffin.

 

Phil's Replacement

November 27, 2008 12:02 pm

Give me a unbiased opinion on Brian Kelly

November 22, 2008 10:58 am

Bill4Vols - Besides being a Vandy fan I actually went to Cincy to play football, as did my sister and Dad so we are big fans of them as well. Coach Kelly is real motivator to the players and football smart. Coaches here won't out coach him. It will take him 3 years to get the players he wants but if Tennessee gives him three I think he will be there a long time. I wish he would stay in Cincy but... you could not do better.

November 22, 2008 11:13 am

Durfish good stuff and absolutely correct. Tennessee will in all likelihood look back on this season with few regrets if they get Kelly

November 22, 2008 11:39 am

JSW126 I know that recruiting seems to be a big question mark but let me just make two comments. Cincy recruits against the likse of Ohio State, Norte Dame and Michigan, yet have done exceedingly well. He comes into a home and knows what to say to not only put the recruit at ease but the parents too. The second thing is that recruiting while not mentioned much is also about that group of high rollers and alumni that have influence on their communites and HS coaches and talent. They will be doing some heavy lobbying to ensure that coach is not only directed but also sent some great talent. Kelly will do well.

"Hamilton doesn't know who he's going to hire. Let's enjoy Thanksgiving."

I would say if anybody knows it is Hamilton. Enjoy your game with Kentucky and the announcement for better or worse of Lane Kiffin. I don't know who on the staff he is going to keep but it is my belief that Kelly wouldn't keep any of the existing staff so Hamilton chose Kiffin. I believe it will prove to be a huge mistake.

9:10 p.m. Tennessee needed a Head Football coach that had head football coaching credentials and success at doing it. You know how you can tell if a recruiter is lying? You will see his lips move.

As a Cincy fan I should be happy that Tennessee did not choose Kelly but then again as a Tennessean I would rather lose Kelly to Tennessee than to Norte Dame. ND recruits the same players.

Fulmer should coach again.

Anybody heard what coaches are staying on with Kiffin?

29 Nov 08 4:02 p.m.

"know I have posted about Brian Kelly and Mike leach this week but, I couldnt have been more wrong......The local radio's show's have reported that Lane Kiffin has been offered the Job.......And the expect it to be offical either Monday or tuesday of next week.....I am hearing that he is bringing Ed Orgeron to coach the Defense.........You can read this stuff at Govolsxtra.com or Secjunkie.com and I am sure they are other places reporting this.....I honestly dont know how to feel about this turn of event's…..".

This was news on the 26th. I even had the response:

Certainly a new coach will bring some fresh young blood but if my sources are correct you will be keeping some of that old blood as well. It seems Hamilton wanted some of Fulmer's other coaches to stay and that the new coach had to be willing. Seems he did not want Fulmer to be able to put together his old staff somewhere else. Kelly is loyal to his staff and would have no part of it. Kiffin was acceptable. I hope my source is wrong but if it is true then you missed a good coach in Kelly and Kiffin is starting out as a pacifier.

November 28, 2008 4:20 p.m.

I believe equally as well that this was the wrong move. Players today are all about the bling and what are your credentials and because of all the hype they receive they come in with an attitude that is difficult to coach. Recruiters are by the nature of the beast who are not known for their being able to lay down the law. Kelly was the right choice. Big mistake but Tennessee will keep a loser for more than 3 years.

Posted on: November 27, 2008 5:12 pm

 
 
 
 
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