From all the stuff I see and hear this is what I can put together.
Petersen - LOVES the Pacific Northwest, happy, content, makes enough money. Not coming.
Patterson - Texas guy, has a great thing going, money doesn't talk. Not coming.
Gruden- got a great gig, makes plenty of cash, has said many times he doesn't like NCAA rules. Nope.
Kelly- watching college football for best fit for him. Possible, but more likely UCLA if they as expected dump Mora.
If TN and UCLA are both open we lose.
Brohm- Very possible, believes he can make the jump, has a good offensive mind, winning now, knows the conference.
Arkansas might make a run at him but Tn would have a better chance to land.
Petrino- ready, willing and able if Tn calls, but not convinced here UT will do so with his past.
Another possibility is Jones and UT work out a compromise for less money, Jones could slide to Ole Miss at reduced salary. Jones would receive a long contract and rebuild Ole Miss and clean it up there. Wouldn't win 10 but at Ole Miss who does? 8-9 wins there would be acceptable.
Now, these are summaries of a lot of things, read, surmised, discussed, and a lot of them intersect from different places, which makes one wonder. TN does have a better situation now than when Jones came and that does make a difference. Jones can be appreciated for putting us back into the category of good jobs, if the administration doesn't let it regress. And that, is the rub.
Catching a head coach from Purdue is certainly not a step down, this guy is a winner. We need someone to run an offense driven machine, Brohm is the man! Quarterback at Louisville under Petrino, did a fabulous job at Western Kentucky (obviously a C-USA program) and now off to the races at Purdue that has been abysmal for years in the Big 10,12 (whatever they are?!?). Brohm is not an unknown quantity!
No, Butch was still here today because no other assistant coach deserved to take that a$$ beating today. That was meant for Butch and only Butch to take that beat down.If losing didn't matter we would have kept Dooley and made sure Butch was our coach next season.Just because Currie hasn't had a teleconference for the fans to keep us in the loop doesn't mean he's not resolving the issue. Butch is getting 1 lump sum and half of the original buyout in order for him to resign and not get fired. And again just because Currie hasn't called a special just for fans meeting or presser doesn't mean he is giving Butch another year. Butch's wife and family have convinced him to resign and move on to less stressful positions. Just let it play out and Currie will make everything public when he gets everything in place. Again Butch will not be our Hac in 2018 and Currie has already gotten the go ahead to spend whatever it takes to get a great coach in to lead the football team.