Wasn't sure how I felt about this. I wanted to read some comments and think about it awhile before I weighed in and gave my opinion (not that my opinion means anything).
I think it would be a decent hire. With the right assistant coaches around him he could do well.
The man can coach, he can handle pressure, he can manage a staff, he can probably put together a staff that would excite recruits, and as long as he lets his assistants do their jobs without micromanaging them, I think he would do fine.
As short as UT's list of candidates will probably be, we could do much worse.
Hell Jeff Fisher could be the next Pete Carroll. Guy that failed in the NFL but was a great CEO that hired super talented college staff coaches. He was a great salesman to recruits, alumni, and the media. Just hope he doesn’t get caught landing us our own Reggie Bush.
I would take Fisher any day. He would be a solid hire. He was a great coach for the Titans and I think he would stabilize the program. His NFL experience would attract a lot of great recruits to come to Tennessee and I think he would hire an excellent staff.
Be a great bridge hire
Get the program stable again.
Competing in games with a soild staff I'd say he'd bring in
Recruits parents will remember him coaching in the super bowl.
He wants the job,that means a lot considering the situation right now
500 in the NFL is a good coach
Could do a lot worse imo.
I know Jeff on a personal level. What some of the doubters don’t understand is he is fully aware of his shortcomings and is committed to change. He may be an epic fail, however, we would have fun doing it!
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