While I'm happy for David Cutcliffe that he got another chance at being a head coach (after the stupidity of Ole Miss running him out of town for winning games and going to bowl games), I have to admit I'm curious to see who the Big Orange will hire to replace him.
Today's Metro Pulse has a column
by Knoxville radio "host" Tony B that speculates on what Tennessee needs in our next offensive coordinator.
Ask yourself this: What do power teams do on third or fourth and short? Run, right? So obviously the Vols aren’t a power team. What do Colts-style no-huddle offenses do to the middle of the field? Attack it, right? So I guess that rules this out. Point is, you can’t tell me what Tennessee was offensively under Cutcliffe because they don’t even know.
It’s time to answer that question. The next hire needs to be someone committed to core principles and adept enough to carry them out. This is an age where offensive philosophies are winning football games. People laughed when Florida hired Urban Meyer and his spread offense. The experts said it would never work in the SEC. Aforementioned Auburn is so committed to the spread that they fired Al Borges and replaced him with former UK assistant Tony Franklin, who runs a fast-break spread. It’s time for Tennessee to get current. Whatever that means.
Should be an interesting off-season, to say the least....
Labels: tennessee football
posted by Michael Hickerson at 12/20/2007 08:15:00 AM