Remember I told everyone that it was going to get worse before it got better.
The transfer stuff you saw today was purely a by product of those players not being eligible at UT moving forward due to things that will most likely come out in the investigation at some point....Nothing more.
Question: With all this portal stuff now, are players still considered VFLs if they leave before graduation? Or is it like in most marriages where ‘til death do us part really means tiI I find something better?
Not sure exactly, but my cousin has a cousin from the other side of the family who played in Austin Peays 3 games this fall and has transferred to UT Chattanooga and is playing in the spring and is eligible. He is a center. Originally went to Miss State. Think from Ensworth
1. I don’t care if we go 0–12 next year. I don’t care if guys are transferring. I don’t care how bad it gets at this point. It’s already awful.
2. Hire an AD who doesn’t have an ego, has elite people skills, and is not easily swayed.
3. Hire a coach who is self-confident, great with people, has great strength of character, is genuinely likeable and respectful to the people in the UTK community, has strong convictions about his approach and philosophy but is humble enough to listen. If he is an offensive mind, all the better.
4. Then...leave them alone and let them do their job for awhile. Surely, after all of this, a new coach won’t have the fanbase and media breathing down their neck after a bad season or two. Let them have some breathing room and let them pull this thing out of the abyss.
His salary will be $1.8 million with an annual increase of five percent. He will be eligible to receive up to $300,000 annually based on team athletic performance, team academic performance and departmental operational goals. His immediate focus will be hiring UT’s next head football coach.
I like that thought. Michigan State just went into the Pac 12 and poached Mel Tucker. They obviously have a problem paying their coaches. Could we pull Cristobal away from Oregon with Phil Knight's money backing them?