Recruiting Forum Football Talk III

jave36

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Haha true.

It truly feels like a net-net benefit (time will tell). Businesses are able to keep people employed and rehire folks, really small businesses can keep afloat, and thus keep up the tax base and put back into the system (which is magnified when one business closes and was the main supplier/buyer of another and so on and so on). I can't even count how many businesses have said if they aren't able to get the funds they will have to lay off even more people or close up altogether. For once, a bailout for main street.
Ya but it's super super small compared to all the other bailout or free money being given away. They're either giving small free checks to people with jobs or giant free checks to big companies and special interest companies. So the PPP is at least a nod to main street, even if special interest and wall street get a gigantic hug.
 

OrangenSC

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From Athletic Daily

2. Tennessee’s decisions were mind-boggling

We haven’t talked enough about just how crazy the Tennessee situation was and still is. The Vols might have voluntarily torpedoed their program with NCAA penalties because of one bad contract extension — and might not save money from it anyway.

To recap: Athletic director Phillip Fulmer gave Jeremy Pruitt a two-year extension in September, coming off an 8-5 season, at a time when no one was banging down the door to hire Pruitt. Tennessee then had an ugly 3-7 season and faced a decision: It could have paid Pruitt $12.8 million to go away — close to the same amount South Carolina paid Muschamp. Instead, it started an internal investigation into potential NCAA violations and later fired Pruitt for cause, which nullified a buyout.

Tennessee then paid around $6 million to UCF just to buy out athletic director Danny White and head coach Josh Heupel from UCF. It seems likely Pruitt could sue Tennessee, and if the sides come to a settlement like Kansas did with former head coach David Beaty after KU tried a similar strategy, Tennessee might end up spending as much money as if it had just bought out Pruitt. And now the program is in the crosshairs of the NCAA.

Why did any of this happen? Tennessee apparently couldn’t get its boosters to buy out another coach. But this move also came at the end of the coaching carousel. Any replacement candidate Tennessee wanted would have been available in the next coaching cycle. Did they need to pull the plug on Pruitt that badly? So badly it was worth potentially crippling NCAA penalties instead of waiting another year? That NCAA cloud then turned off a number of targets to replace Pruitt.
And of course we all know this was all because they were looking for reason to fire him for cause. It couldn't possibly be they really wanted to try to stop what they heard was going on.
 

Leeleesteeth

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From Athletic Daily

2. Tennessee’s decisions were mind-boggling

We haven’t talked enough about just how crazy the Tennessee situation was and still is. The Vols might have voluntarily torpedoed their program with NCAA penalties because of one bad contract extension — and might not save money from it anyway.

To recap: Athletic director Phillip Fulmer gave Jeremy Pruitt a two-year extension in September, coming off an 8-5 season, at a time when no one was banging down the door to hire Pruitt. Tennessee then had an ugly 3-7 season and faced a decision: It could have paid Pruitt $12.8 million to go away — close to the same amount South Carolina paid Muschamp. Instead, it started an internal investigation into potential NCAA violations and later fired Pruitt for cause, which nullified a buyout.

Tennessee then paid around $6 million to UCF just to buy out athletic director Danny White and head coach Josh Heupel from UCF. It seems likely Pruitt could sue Tennessee, and if the sides come to a settlement like Kansas did with former head coach David Beaty after KU tried a similar strategy, Tennessee might end up spending as much money as if it had just bought out Pruitt. And now the program is in the crosshairs of the NCAA.

Why did any of this happen? Tennessee apparently couldn’t get its boosters to buy out another coach. But this move also came at the end of the coaching carousel. Any replacement candidate Tennessee wanted would have been available in the next coaching cycle. Did they need to pull the plug on Pruitt that badly? So badly it was worth potentially crippling NCAA penalties instead of waiting another year? That NCAA cloud then turned off a number of targets to replace Pruitt.
For you younger guys, many of us remember fondly when sportswriters could actually WRITE instead of trying to create drama and make the story about themselves trying to show everyone how clever they are. Good Times.
 

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And of course we all know this was all because they were looking for reason to fire him for cause. It couldn't possibly be they really wanted to try to stop what they heard was going on.
Either way it's over now and I'm looking forward to spring practice. I'd rather read about it five years from now and discuss what a great move it turned out to be...
 

VAVolsFan2009

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VN should make note of this. Always nice to see the rare occasions when Danny isn’t going with his douchebag shtick. The human side is a good look.

In case you haven't heard the latest, Tiger has a shattered ankle and two broken legs, one a compound. The sheriff said that Tiger was lucky to be alive. His seatbelt saved his life. Tragic. Prayers for a speedy recovery and prayers for his family. Definitely a tough time right now.
 

jackcrevol

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In case you haven't heard the latest, Tiger has a shattered ankle and two broken legs, one a compound. The sheriff said that Tiger was lucky to be alive. His seatbelt saved his life. Tragic. Prayers for a speedy recovery and prayers for his family. Definitely a tough time right now.
agreed but, theres a 900,000,000/900,000,000 chance he's gonna be ok.
 

VolsDoc81TX

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Yep....and glad all those new people in here that argued with me for 24 hours about Franklin are gone.
I put them all on ignore because they were arguing with you...so I didn’t know that they were gone.
Anyone that argues with the head cheerleader gets the ban hammer (or put on my ignore list) cause they are not worth reading.

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