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"Whoever comes in I hope will respect all the tradition, the game maxims and things like that,"...

"Whoever comes in I hope will respect all the tradition, the game maxims and things like that," McNeil said after the Vols' season-ending 28-10 win against Kentucky Saturday night. "At Tennessee, it's all about tradition and I would just like to see all of those remain the same."

VolQuest.com - McNeil, Jones talk Kiffin, change

"Well, I don't know too much about his background, just that he was at USC and he used Reggie...

"Well, I don't know too much about his background, just that he was at USC and he used Reggie (Bush) well," Jones said Saturday night, before Kiffin met with players Sunday evening inside Tennessee's Neyland-Thompson Sports Center. "I know that he lined his playmakers up in different positions, kind of like we did this year. That's all I know about him so far. I know he's young, and I know he has a pretty good history at USC. I don't know about Oakland. We'll just see when we meet him, see what type of person he is."

VolQuest.com - McNeil, Jones talk Kiffin, change

Lane Kiffin will become Tennessee's 21st head coach later today and Midwest City, Okla., tailback...

Lane Kiffin will become Tennessee's 21st head coach later today and Midwest City, Okla., tailback David Oku couldn't be happier. Tennessee hired the man that Oku was hoping for since Phillip Fulmer was fired almost a month ago. "That's who I was pulling for," Oku said. "I feel real good about it. I'm just ready to get the show on the road."

VolQuest.com - Oku excited by Vols' new direction

Malcolm Gladwell is smarter than you. Just take that for granted. Herein is a condemnation of...

Malcolm Gladwell is smarter than you. Just take that for granted. Herein is a condemnation of Charlie Weis and a plea for understanding for Rich Rodriguez wrapped into a couple of paragraphs: THE MAG: Based on this book, if I'm an owner, I should be the most patient one in sports, right? After all, the Beatles, as you write, played a ridiculous 1,200 gigs—a lifetime—before they became any good. GLADWELL: It's interesting. Andy Reid has said that with the offense he runs in Philadelphia, it takes a receiver three years to be comfortable in it. A receiver! I don't think we take this into account. We create offenses of such stunning complexity in the NFL, that it's impossible to truly judge anyone in their rookie season. It's ludicrous. How can you, if you're Detroit, draft all these wide receivers and then give up on anything after a couple years, or call 'em busts, when it's far more about executing a system that takes years to master? You have to give them their work. Or if the Lions offensive players were calc majors… Yeah, you can't go into a math class and pronounce who the great students are after two weeks. No one can master calculus in two weeks. So we need to be consistent. If you hire a coach that has offensive schemes as complicated as calculus, then you better have the patience you'd have with those students. Let's stop and acknowledge that football is not a sport for dumb jocks. It's a highly complex cognitive activity. The plea for understanding: everyone's a rookie in this offense this year, and the most important player on the field will likely be a rookie next year. The condemnation: Weis attempted to port an NFL system like this to a college team and it blew up as soon as he had guys he actually had to coach.

mgoblog | Michigan football, basketball, hockey, and general what-have-you More lessons from our Michigan brethren.

The University of Tennessee has agreed in principle with Lane Kiffin to become the Vols' next head...

The University of Tennessee has agreed in principle with Lane Kiffin to become the Vols' next head football coach, a source within the program has told the News Sentinel. Barring any unforeseen snags, Kiffin will be announced in the coming days.

Source: Kiffin to become Vols' head football coach : Football : GoVolsXtra.com

I guess my primary thought about this hire is that we're picking a really unproven guy as our head...

I guess my primary thought about this hire is that we're picking a really unproven guy as our head coach. We're replacing a coach with 151 wins with a guy who has won 5 games in his career.

Clay Travis :: ClaynationTo be fair, Clay is giving Kiffin the benefit of the doubt. I just thought that statement was hilarious.

"We have not offered the job to anybody," Hamilton said. "If anybody has said that, that would be...

"We have not offered the job to anybody," Hamilton said. "If anybody has said that, that would be incorrect information."

Hamilton: Kiffin not offered job : Football : GoVolsXtra.com

Cincinnati's Brian Kelly has become the leading candidate for the Vols' head coaching job,...

Cincinnati's Brian Kelly has become the leading candidate for the Vols' head coaching job, according to a source inside the Tennessee football program.

GoVolsXtra - Ask Griff Griffith also has this to say about Mike Leach: " Mike Leach still has his name thrown around, but I don't see it. No one is going to come into the SEC and win with Xs and Os - it takes talent, not gadgets. And, I just don't see Leach (47) being able to handle the level of scrutiny that comes with the UT head football coach job. It's a regal position - hardly a post for someone with erratic and eccentric personality traits." Gadgets? Right. And if Tennessee can't handle a little eccentricity, well, I'd say that may be part of the problem.
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