Butch Jones press conference: 10.30.17

Butch Jones is scheduled to give his regular weekly press conference today at noon. It could be an especially interesting one with all of the rumors and reports swirling around concerning meetings behind closed doors about Jones’ future with the program. He’s certain to get asked, and who knows what he’ll say?

We’ll be posting comments below in real time as much as possible.

 

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Harley

Thanks Joel… you would make a great court stenographer! 🙂

Go Vols!

Alyas Grey
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Alyas Grey

I’m afraid that, especially with rumors floating around about Jon Gruden getting $10mil/year to coach at Tennessee, and the seeming chokehold that both our athletic department and coach have on releasing any information that our fanbase is going to simply get more and more pissed off the longer Jones continues to roam the sideline. I understand that firing him midseason might not be the most productive action in terms of getting positive results in terms of winning football games… but the athletic department needs to realize that there is a finite amount of goodwill towards the department and that now… Read more »

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Alyas Grey

Joel, do you happen to know a source or story for the numbers we’ve spent in the form of buyouts for coaches we’ve been paying not to coach us after firing them? Or the revenue increase at Alabama from 2005ish/pre-Saban to 2017? Someone needs to impress upon this Athletic Department and University the age old adage that you have to spend money to make money. And that the cost of buyouts for mediocre coaches along with lost potential revenue from having a successful program makes it worthwhile to spend the money up front rather than slowly crap it all away… Read more »

Alyas Grey
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Alyas Grey

Actually found Alabama revenue numbers…
The year before Saban was hired their AD’s total revenue was ~$67 million.
In 2016 their total revenue was ~$164 million.

Seems to me that kind of revenue increase makes paying a guy like Nick Saban $10mil/year or more a no brainer.

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If you know of any other Nick Sabans hanging around twiddling their thumbs, I’m sure Mr. Currie would love to hear his name. LSU looked a year ago, and found… Ed Orgeron, already on their staff.

Alyas Grey
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Alyas Grey

I will never understand why any team would hire Ed Orgeron to be their head guy.

Being a head coach is basically a glorified management position… the job is all about intelligence, handling your responsibilities and dealing with the personal/human aspect of dealing with kids/administrators/media/fans/etc.

The best head coaches are almost invariably the smartest guys in the room… but Oregon is kind of a braying jackass.