The Tennessee message boards have been going crazy w/ rumors as to who the next head coach may be. Names mentioned have been Petersen of Boise, Butch Davis of UNC, Lane Kiffin, Leach of Texas Tech, the coaches from TCU, Utah and Wake as well as the Texas DC. And Jon Gruden.
Woody Paige says it's a done deal that Gruden is gonna coach the Vols next year. His wife was a Vols cheerleader and they own a home near Knoxville. He has been quoted as saying that he has always had some interest in the Vols and has said he'd like to see if he could win at the college level after getting his SB ring. Many believe UT is on the list of teams on his current deal that he could bolt TB for. Reports even say that Fulmer told someone close to him after his press conference that it's Gruden's team now.
I won't count my chickens before they hatch (personally prefer Butch Davis), BUT what do you think of Gruden as a college coach?
Fields consistently competitive teams
Recruits would seriously consider
Tough coach who prefers veterans over youth
Complex offensive schemes
No college experience
Was the SB ring his or Dungy's? Although his other team played in that SB too.
So as outsiders w/ nothing invested for or against the University of Tennessee Volunteers football program, what do ya think of Gruden as the next Vols coach?