(Image Source: Bleacher Report

BY SCOTT MALONE

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

College football’s coaching carousel got another rider Sunday morning following an embarrassing loss to an in-state rival. WMAQ has the details.

“Tennessee announced that Derek Dooley will not be retained as head coach. Dooley was 4-19 in SEC play over his three years in Knoxville.”

So who’s at the top of the school’s list to try to raise Rocky Top up from rock bottom? According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, former-NFL head coach John Gruden is looking into a return to coaching - and he’s at the top of Tennessee’s Christmas list.

“He’s been asking a lot of questions of people, particularly about the college game, and things related specifically to the college game … Tennessee, Jimmy Haslam the owner of the Browns, he’s a very big booster of the school. his brother is the governor of the state, and he’s told people he loves Jon Gruden.”

A writer for USA Today believes Gruden knocking on the door at Knoxville is definitely a possibility, thanks to his past with the school. “[Gruden] coached at the school as a graduate assistant in 1986 and 1987 and [his] wife is a Tennessee graduate.”

A blogger for Bleacher Report throws a penalty flag on the idea of Gruden taking over at Tennessee. He says Gruden doesn’t have the experience to turn the program around.

“Gruden won a Super Bowl … with a team that was built from the previous coaching regime … in the college ranks, he has only been a graduate assistant, a passing game coordinator and a wide receivers coach. … his time as a head coach in the NFL only spanned 11 years, with a record of 95-81.”

Gruden’s interest at a return to coaching is unclear so far. Other potential replacements for Dooley reportedly include TCU’s Gary Patterson, Louisville’s Charlie Strong, and Duke’s David Cutcliffe.

Tennessee Dumps Dooley, Will Gruden Be His Replacement?

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Nov 18, 2012

Tennessee Dumps Dooley, Will Gruden Be His Replacement?

 

(Image Source: Bleacher Report

BY SCOTT MALONE

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

College football’s coaching carousel got another rider Sunday morning following an embarrassing loss to an in-state rival. WMAQ has the details.

“Tennessee announced that Derek Dooley will not be retained as head coach. Dooley was 4-19 in SEC play over his three years in Knoxville.”

So who’s at the top of the school’s list to try to raise Rocky Top up from rock bottom? According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, former-NFL head coach John Gruden is looking into a return to coaching - and he’s at the top of Tennessee’s Christmas list.

“He’s been asking a lot of questions of people, particularly about the college game, and things related specifically to the college game … Tennessee, Jimmy Haslam the owner of the Browns, he’s a very big booster of the school. his brother is the governor of the state, and he’s told people he loves Jon Gruden.”

A writer for USA Today believes Gruden knocking on the door at Knoxville is definitely a possibility, thanks to his past with the school. “[Gruden] coached at the school as a graduate assistant in 1986 and 1987 and [his] wife is a Tennessee graduate.”

A blogger for Bleacher Report throws a penalty flag on the idea of Gruden taking over at Tennessee. He says Gruden doesn’t have the experience to turn the program around.

“Gruden won a Super Bowl … with a team that was built from the previous coaching regime … in the college ranks, he has only been a graduate assistant, a passing game coordinator and a wide receivers coach. … his time as a head coach in the NFL only spanned 11 years, with a record of 95-81.”

Gruden’s interest at a return to coaching is unclear so far. Other potential replacements for Dooley reportedly include TCU’s Gary Patterson, Louisville’s Charlie Strong, and Duke’s David Cutcliffe.

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