AUDIO: Gary Parrish and Geoff Calkins after Memphis loss to UAB

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AUDIO: Gary Parrish and Geoff Calkins after Memphis loss to UAB

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The are you awake on the back. Great care health Orlando that beautiful this time of the year. You know out work scary. Looking at you eat your idol and oh yeah get on that train when you come Orlando it is sort of it's on C in the faces of volatility to the spotters somebody get on a plane going to Orlando some tickets I'd love to they're all just so happy. They just wanted Disneyland and they are so happy. But let me get there and they're going to Disney and you're gone covering about you know. I haven't I haven't seen Mickey have been that the public but it didn't want in my life. Maybe maybe maybe actually can't quite put it like to that I went to the press government or public Orel. I thought Scott Proctor is not a warm and Fuzzy got out played and and at the beginning of the press gambit they warned us not at any questions other than about pocket. The best way by the way to give me after question about something a little bug like. Hate it when people sick I didn't like yet don't like hey no questions about this like I I've almost tempted to just ask your question if I don't care what the answer is. And you don't tell me what the W I. Felt available for questions. Will determine what the questions thank you very much now having said that the orderly look at television and says like Eric doorbell. There isn't united effort from our about the frost Toledo truck gone. And what value of the same trouble what exactly the play and picking up got it you know. So whatever is put their. I just that we are actually taking the kids to Disney for Christmas. A little more wondering if that's going to be a great idea or disaster we still don't know but it's a pretty good expense I think I felt like 2000 dollars on Disney tickets today. I think it's got a commitment to hunt. Exhibited at the hotel pure at Disney themed hotels. No worst thing and it's Starwood property I got and you get free right now and it was like what what a freeze like. Weird thing I usually never don't read mail. But I got a piece of mail from Starwood and they were like. Because when I'm in New York every week through basketball season I stay in what is a Starwood property target these ridiculous like a melt some points that CBS is paying for. It's a they got me it's like I'm like a top customer even though I've never actually spent a dinosaur would property of my own money so they set this thing and they said. Hey you can have. Four nights at this resort in Orlando. For a 140 bucks total. And I'm like when it comes out top. I got felt I had to gain that Gary pretty good and other what's the catch this is just offer a civil winner the dates like they said whenever you want in the next year. And I started looking into what about like Christmas that's available said short I want to resort is like 50600. Dollars and nice and cool and I got oxidant. Reflecting let me go to Europe and I. Don't want to bet that the whole look at I have been a look at a piece of malware Duckett went out committed to going to Disney World Barack. For Christmas that should be good and don't try to rob my house while I'm gone a punch in the study in the in this so that was my Carmel. Yeah I mean I don't know that pat Leahy was that they. I I just like that was cool. Of Memphis coach posing next to a trophy. Watergate like it. That could today moment that routine moment when the two coaches. Stand there on either side of the trophy. And it's a total optimistic smile and look over here at whatever else. I'd. And that is for 22 years. Never seen a coach that's football collapsed and that took the opportunity over the Arctic the so while working you know what which analog. Painting compiled a player for a change. And all things that the line up like it. If you have a great year yep which are poised stayed at and have a great you know who won the only one. That power today accounts capital gain but they let into this little club. And all we want all the conferences. Like all kinds of things happened happened you got to where volume came. You are there other teams don't have the when they're gaelic and then if everything's great you have an opportunity. Well it's compounds do I think it's not that this happened this happened that happens or dropping by Houston haven't led by Canadian and I'm not be used there. Have to win one they ought to look for in the same ball without that play tomorrow for the chance to go pretty stable that's pretty cool. Meantime your basketball tigers are going to be uptick in game six Mercer at home. Yeah. Like think about how difficult it is to do what they're doing in football right now. No history. Limited resource is relative to the competition. For them to be able to my doorbell standing next almost as difficult. For Mike or belted do what he's doing what that tiger football program and a possible way. As it is difficult to do what tubby Smith and his staff have done this basketball program in a negative way. Like I I think it's harder probably to get this bad basketball that it is to get this good in football that makes sense. I think what. It's funny I think if you I think what probably don't partner. I do I help make it exactly what tubby did. What Justin did like when you are in our justice is that you're gonna happen you're gonna turn around a football program and make it off some. And you're so winning games are prepared that your get a top 25. And like that okay thanks. Evan you had a copy as it's gonna happen in big basketball program either driver middle class. And you're gonna have you ever get blue goes for the first time in sixteen games you would be like double digits you're gonna take attendance at a cut in half. And you gonna make those days look like they're reportedly been hit a look at bench. And you're gonna get exactly one recruit an agreement in the recruiting class and integrated Kuna BA. Like which of those of the more difficult like that that's a tough one like typical impossible. At some point all the kingdoms like notebooks but I think even there the company wants stopper like that particularly during the recruiting class. The idea that a coach it mapped it could get one recruit. Any threat to 98. I that's a tough thing to pull off man like that really top that's bigger than the tigers are. Like it if you're not. Trying you just get a top 250 recruit at Memphis now. Yeah you don't want any reason to recruit from Democrats just some guys can do whatever yeah right in Egypt but I like our guy. You will camp you know how well it is you know good player. Yeah it's just like it it it it's unimaginable. To take this program. To take this basketball program to the place where it is right now. And wherein it now I mean you get brought you you have to score to beat northern Kentucky at home. You get run off the court by UAB. You're a pic of situation against immersed for tomorrow. Who we are raided the place we spent all offseason talking about a you know we'll see where Brett will work or edit now. And I think you and I both in the off season. Said listen I could easily rationalize making a change of the year two. Don't think the administration wants to do it I'd be surprised that they do do it. If this continues to go the way it's going to continue to go because they're just not good. And they got no recruiting class the point 22. To it should even pretend things are going to be better. I don't know how you justify an up on the trigger after you to. Spend money. No I think that would be a man the only way to justify it is if that I mean in the end. And it's weird to look back at the past Barrera and think weird you know people on. A course where I talk about that aspect fortress you're it was pretty low at the end there but what. What if anything like this at all. Now but there was no reason to keep him at the end. And they still weren't going to look at a lot like big didn't want to do but they were still going to because of money and so it can increase your readers. You can't Pollock well. Really people don't care of itself that people don't care. The level of interest in that basketball program has been. I've never seen anything like it to start in goal hole radio shows without mentioning that could track ball when they are playing bad night. And that's that's almost inconceivable that ever happened to this program that used to have a city of Apollo the tea. God can easily say there's no excuse for not. You know put out for not get rid of them. And ultimately it may have to write that column back in the duke throw it year by by. But it's my money in the and it out of that school until some motivated boosters. C'mon c'mon. Now I do know at the buyout is spread over a number he hears so if they handed out by him out and as was pointed out to me. By the university. If they end up buying him out instead attended by about over. Over the like that would be giving a money each year for the rest of the contract. They get the spread about organ double like have a contract and so. Whatever but there's still have to be. Someone motivated. To do it looks reputable football practice so that they wanted to build that sucker that wasn't quite attractive entry or did he commit not only. But Gillick and I update or in any order but what where they got a pretty. Am I gonna create a kind of dole or it was politically took action. Also with the ball well put although that you can't do something you can't beat all of start construct figure out of the money and particularly a couple of good on the mark. And Geoff Calkins here in 929 FM. ESPN like this season only a few weeks old it already feels like it's it's been going on for years and it's so that I can like I mean this sincerely. Or my friends who love tiger basketball I would just hate to see him go another year. So ya. It's it is. 'cause how much slower community yummy it's just brutal. Just brutal another crossing of the it's another to junior college players at a witness some screen now. There all the people who were saying and you heard all of season Peter Connecticut your thought so good reader up top five college player. And you do you to try to tellem you know understand this is not UNLV junior college players about that would eliminate university more and act in good players. And being you are committed blossoms as much as you say UH blossom. You're gonna miss a lot and I meg in beta cannot be effectively replaced by junior college players. And that's exactly what is happening and to see it happen again. Next year would be created and look what I did it's it's. Dear you're just ignore. I just because of the loss in the tucked them from Kansas earlier in this week. About something totally unrelated but you know in the context of the conversation hey how the lawsuits. And this person said deedrick is our best player right now. Okay. Why why can't this this fight and no NR Kansas six and oh and ranked second in the country. In sum these Memphis fans thought they'd be better off without Dieter gloss then. And Kansas which is six well and ranked second in the country somebody connecting the programs that deedrick if he were eligible would be your best player right. How they're contemplating a little mystery to it gets a little bit on that Arnold crappy album streams. He would he would like to restore it back like garbage and he was. He would carry them. I first came out credit to Oklahoma but preparing if you're hitting it. Yeah very happy had to go to lunch any forcing a turnover or whatever because. It was there want an up around them. But that particular jobless just coming and keep everybody happy goods. At a few more good players but now I thought so hard to do what they've done like literally it's just all hoping configurable. You had a father on your staff or you had to do with cheaper on your staff in his won't keep you have somebody who can't players can't this ball. Think it their best player right thanks Dubya on your roster. It. Thought our community and today you can kind of going to be awesome. Like. It is refuting contribute about. It them the molding it the father of your two best players plus a younger son who may be better than both local want a look at what. You it was gift to you like they interpreted the Q loss of the situation. Were at the bar and big gift. Unbelievable understanding. He had a really difficult situation you get to a lot of players right there was another one on the why me. I would think. It Akeelah more than what you gift. It was a gift you you can enjoy it but you didn't even have to defeat end. But you don't you have to beat the guy who hire somebody's dad you just feel like hey this is what I won't do what I gonna do waited it was like treat him well. Not the mold him so that you could promote three assistant who never accomplished anything in there and I our careers. Of relative to Memphis is normal historical standards. None of them. I got no word like disabled at least one guy who works hard but he'd like get a crack at someone like I I know a lot of people work hard but if you'd actually your job you targeted Utah. Like working hard in an effective manner like doesn't mean much to me like at the bottom line business you get your job or your hard to do what job you get it done or not. And right now I got free assistance on their staff who have never brought in. A caliber of player. Q Lofton. Brought into the. A lot like you Lofton got more sons who are better basketball prospect in the whole staff. Of assistant have been able to recruit in their life. What that would decked out with a broad. Phillies did you think you're saying it bit. You know. And I you know how this is gonna go. I don't think government administration and another season Oregon. Did they didn't I. I had conversation with somebody you don't see it I had a conversation. And it was like. Almost lost if you believe all the stops with the dew code in the culture mop them like you believe I'll let every believer. Difficulty of the previous players we bring wallets out. I had a conversation with somebody over there and I'm not even saying this in a bad way is just sort of underlines your shirt that they didn't think this was actually going to be the case. Like so how like how bad you gonna let this get was essentially my question. And the person said. The person civil. The thing keep in mind this is back in the pre season before the signing class became what it is so we you know got a gets you Alex Lomax. Gotta give you'll Robert Woodard the kid from Mississippi. And then. And you gotta be an open date and then they Alabama will be big and yeah we got not only gave an Alabama mobile if we can like get one of those and I'm sitting there and I was being retired man I was so they're going. Oh no. You don't know no you don't you don't know a clone you don't know you're about that you got no shot at getting Robert Woodward. You got no shot at beating Alabama always found that as you could even be Alabama's BT without college sexting. You gotta go into the Madison Square Garden beat look. Like you've got no show like why so I don't I really don't think. Win when we would say in the offseason I don't think the administration wants to pull the trigger at the YouTube it was because they didn't they actually see this coming I I saw it coming I screamed about it for seven months. But they did not believe they thought I was being crazy. That I was not that I was seen something that wasn't actually there in reality like you we are IE had. I asked if he'd ever done David wrote Twitter feed. CLE tweak Patricio parliament soap opera now right here many tweet yet about the men's basketball program. And there's a lot about football cleats. Target Geoff Calkins a magnitude nine FM. ESPN meantime. At Tennessee's basketball programs like an okay place but they athletic department of football and a half actually met. Tom what do you make of everything that's gone on their fellow former is now the outlook correct her but despite the that it was 24 hours ago. John Curry was an athletic director reaching an agreement with Mike Leach to be the next head coach of the balls. Now likely to still Washington State John Curry fired and the former is the actual athletic director Dennis they'd like leg. Crane the crane is part of that to me is. I mean there's some degree to park that that I think the current. Bike. Mister curry was a fire what you want an entire electrical and outlook he got IQ the whole thing you have ever think everything about it currently. The curry it was and if curry had bitten. Striking out on everybody and not ever gotten anybody look at some point you could say arm jobs steps that would let the propel Angela Pamela. Let me go about the hire Mike Leach's. And the whole thing it's gonna you're gonna like. And I don't play like all the people who you've been critical criticizing you nationally you can turn eleven today. We have an edit add you bet we're never gonna go to coach that we. Hardly the most entertaining most on the winner but I just going to be off the Mattel are being. So squirrel you know all you people who said that chase option you know I was gonna ruin that's forever like you would Blair that was right there. And the content of just internal fighting you willing to blow out. And it's also look forward I really do think there Kama. Who we lost half cocked and we'll get a back log on that arm but yeah I mean that that's that's the wild thing. First off there were people in that administration making in around that program ever run around the universe guests that. Making John Curry's job more difficult than it otherwise would have been or should have been. And many just mes about not that's like Bruce Feldman one of the most connected college football reporters in the country. Reporting that the filled former was trying to undermine John Curry at every turn throughout this coaching process and yet still. Even though he had big shot a higher ripped away. He has chance for wouldn't approve a contract for Jeff from this is all been reported he still ends up on late Thursday night in California. Reaching a deal when Mike Lee to the people who hate John Curry. We're gonna be happy it would likely. Even clay Travis who they start curry what it would all. Love likely he'd like Madonna built in part of the conflict today. She hates Jack Carey but he loves Mike. He felt like you it was Dylan like you were gonna stand up to date in the actual energy is Mike Leach as your football coach and everybody was gonna be like this is great and you blow. Up to two to trade. John Curry for fellow former. And Mike Leach for god knows who may be T mark I mean you know but. They have these like any get the whole gang together that's just you know what does that they they deserve whatever the they deserve whatever I think after this one they really deserve what they're I mean I cannot how much of the activity February up to him a four pack. Like I don't wish incompetent. On the Memphis basketball failed and I don't wish you competence. On. Tennessee fans started things like that it got bit by the Larry Doby curry big rebel Tennessee fans who did that. That was crazy ass. Didn't keep roosters at what evidence so full bore through Tibet rioting that you boo hoo. Who look upon a time a long time ago at the palace coup to get ready Johnny majors. And that worked out OK but I doubt that's what we're gonna light workout nearly as well Egyptian sure nobody I mean you you you had ankle. That was going to be out last. And instead. What you got still conducting a starter surge from scratch all like. A lethal form that got away and I know that he's not the only former football coach a former baseball coach. A running athletic department these days but like you know the 50s6080s. It would just be like promote year old football coach to be the athletic director. That's a multi million dollar company now these athletic department and they are usually run by men who don't have experience or women who don't have experience running something like list. To hand over to fill former kind of stupid. They had a certain they'd determined he should get at last summer of can you give it to professionals get you till I hit it. It made it makes. It makes no sense whatsoever. I mean I I don't I don't think this and I cut this. Hire a football coach who was good and what that will be. I think it becomes taxable 'cause. I mean go back went to what we would operate but not here register on. How cal Perry but it cal Perry by that might include literally the best of what he does that account Heidi equivalent job jumper my point is if you are. A good coach. You just do it yourself right to build the program you mute down replica of what they did hear that which I'm cal Perry did hear that sort. You're gonna have as many resources as needed chemistry so you if you think someone who's good. I do think this can go left and I don't think you have to be a big name in order to be good. I do think it looks awful and I think that Mike Leach would have been great and I think the outcome getting someone that good if are remote at that point. But if you can hire a good football coach I don't think it means you're doomed forever that's the one place where I part ways with some of a national. Writers on necessary. Gonna cost and a secret forever and ever. And yeah I mean you know but it'll look at what Kentucky basketball like for a little while what do Alabama football look like for a little while just because you have a bad stretch of bungling doesn't mean you have to be awful for a. Now and a coach can even if you accidentally. Stumble into the coach to the good hire. Arm like issues and the bottom line the bottom line. Like and people do that all the time I I say it it is forever you know who Brad Stevens before became Bret Stephens. You know who was dabhol before we came dabble. What is that did these guys can't come out of nowhere and you go wow I did who just went for a template Phillip Michael rebel or as my Nobel. Who stopped frost before it was got off. On the so you can steal stumble into a good situation. But I think it's undeniable at this point they made it more difficult than it otherwise should have been like they're there is no scenario in my mind at least. Where they end up with a situation better than what they could've had this afternoon. Which is John Curry as an athletic director. And Mike Leach as a football coach you might like let me be clear you might end up in a better situation three years from now because you just like wow got lucky. But you will not be able to introduce somebody whenever you introduce somebody who on paper Ugoh. Oh yeah this guy is better than Mike Leach I would take him over Mike lead that ain't happening anymore and that means you messed up somewhere. Has not happened it would you and you may have talked about the Coca. Which you hire you obviously can't right now which you can next year do you treat your football coach a cure they appear at a Memphis or Arkansas or whatever but has not there doesn't appear at a at that level well. Like. Oh my to try to take some moral high ground against you freeze ranked at some like it. I mean that I really meant like you Vicki because it's. So I'm always of local like around the like I really do believe you do the apology playing in your whatever else not appeal to a better QL and so but it regretted that arbitrator all of a sword. And you do that and and it's just a question politically and I think he's probably got. There're all sorts of accomplished basketball coaches in football coaches who are working on campus has right now who have. And not been the best husband's true of. Between now. I would I think he's screwed up you don't look at it. Yeah I would hire Bobby Petrino at Tennessee right now I could I don't know why they never even went down that path that they just didn't wanna go down that path. But if you freezes issues. For lack of a better word would not prevent me from from hiring him to be. A college football coach in fact I I think you could maybe argue. You get a better version of you phrase because yeah. Like. It. I just don't think you go plan does not front and whores every I don't think like a joke about it I guess don't you probably know you just you blew up your career. You you almost blew up your family. And it looks like he's is Stanley's work and through it and and I I wish him all the luck there. It looks like kiwi is going to have another chapter in his professional career and I just think that if you've got any sort of anything to get. You don't put yourself in a position where you blow those things up again. It's a you might like the next school that employs you freeze might be my guess if you freeze now but how effective will he be without his boosters. I am player I don't think that regard where I don't. I don't know edit your graph. But absolutely about got a job opening at a certain level of college football. I'll Heidi got it. That beat Nick Saban twice it did unprecedented things at at at Ole miss I know that that will forever be tainted because they cheated to get a lot of that Don undeniable. But yeah Hugh freeze would be a. I really don't would you rather red abbey at Tennessee who is who is huge you like or a Tennessee football fans and all the shall call. Tennessee's just because Tennessee in the auto until mess I mean and and them like. Listen Matt Luke might be a nice guy I think he taking you anywhere like like I said early in the week I know that it's tough to hire a coach. You know we do we inheriting NCAA sanctions and scholarship reductions and a bold and still to com. But I could tell me somebody that had a at least perceived brighter future. Then that just promoting your your interim coach so I think like. That guy will be there you get your brains beat him. Next year and year after they hear that then they'll make a move then they'll get on with that. Still one of these programs Tennessee football the other ones on crystal ball. And despite what we've seen in recent years there's a difference between those two things I agree. And it's just dark and he's going to be America athletic conference championship game tomorrow. You can read his column commercial go back out they just there by about.
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