ESPN reports this morning that when Steve Spurrier was asked if he would be interested in the Tennessee head coaching postion he replied, “not interested, maybe five years ago but it obviously was not available then.”
Anyone who read my Replacements article know I am a happy man after that reply. Spurrier is the ultimate anti-volunteer. The man was a cold blooded reptile for crying out loud, the worst of the worst a Florida Gator. And for all of you die hard Fulmer fan he just put the nail coach Fulmer’s coffin.
Another bullet dodged for this Volunteer fan. Another don’t on my coaching list said he will be staying at Duke. GoVolsXtra reports that Coach Cutcliffe said, “I’m at Duke, and I am staying at Duke.” And although I believe Coach Cutcliffe is an amazing offensive mind as previously stated I don’t think he is the right man for the head coaching position.
Butch Davis seems to be out of the running folks. Reports asked Davis about the Tennessee job at North Carolina’s practice on Tuesday afternoon he replied, “my family and I are very happy in Chapel Hill.” Sounds like the Tar Heels will retain Davis as their coach in ’09, good news for Tarheels fans.
I am interested to see who else we hear from in the near future about the Tennessee head coaching position. But again with silence from my front runners it makes me more confident that they are being considered! Go Vols. Volball Out!