THE CASE FOR BRIAN KELLY AS TENNESSEE'S NEXT HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

Well, we've discovered the identity of our very own Graysnail. At least we think we have. If not, we've found his soul mate.

That would be Bill Simonson of the Huge Show, which I would link to except for the fact that his site has a hugely annoying audio introduction that cannot be bypassed. I don't know anything about the guy other than what I've learned in the last fifteen minutes, but let's just say that I wouldn't be surprised if the web site simply mirrors his personality. And before I rip him too much, let me be clear that I was only kidding about him being anything like Graysnail. As far as I know, the only thing the two of them have in common is that they both think Brian Kelly should be the next head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers.

To say that Simonson is a Brian Kelly fan would be a gross understatement. Listening to Jimmy Hyams' interview with him yesterday afternoon, you sort of get the feeling that any minute now you're going to be asked to pay $8,000 for a timeshare in Tahiti. Well, now that I think about it, it's probably more like you're about to be asked to pay $3,000,000 for a coach in Cincinnati.

Here's the thing, though. If you can get past the bravado, and if you take him at his word (and other than a knee jerk reaction, there's really no reason not to), then Brian Kelly may indeed be our guy. He's the football equivalent of Bruce Pearl. He's the next Urban Meyer. He wins. He sells tickets. He's the guy who's going to take us to 9-3 next year and to the national title the year after that. He's the guy we should offer the moon instead of Mike Leach.

According to Simonson, anyway. Have a listen to the excerpt below, and then head over to the SportsAnimal to hear the rest of the 10 to 15 minute interview. I'm sure the whole thing is over there somewhere.

 

Chest bump to hooper for the great find.

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