AUDIO: Gary Parrish discussed UT hiring Jeremy Pruitt (12/7)

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Friday, December 8th

AUDIO: Gary Parrish discussed UT hiring Jeremy Pruitt (12/7)

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He's been the defense accorded her at Alabama he's been a defensive coordinator. At Florida State in the deacons coordinator at Georgia he's worked for some obviously. A six he's got a man even nick Sabin assisted he comes from the Nick Saban coaching tree now what exactly does that mean I don't know could mean he's Jibril Fisher the next Kirby Smart also mean the next Derek Dooley and X will must ship. All those men came from the Nick Saban coaching tree so we will sake. I would just say this. Arm. Because when this started to get reported last night. I got. Tennessee fans. Not a million album but. Enough of a where you notice it share. Tweeting me and like they get the list again I don't know what they got it all figured out a message whatsoever they got legislate and make sure you would pull the jaywalking and in Gary perish in Pete Campbell and Kirk herb street and let alleged up a otter to be on the list frankly got congratulations Larry covered college. My auntie sideline reporting occasionally one time in the and are gonna hurt I gets. Big ass storm over the biggest storm onetime additional a boss that lies and if so perhaps that may not be a college football expert reporters flash expert so they got they got that lets the other they tweet all of us at the same time out. And they say see you thought we were crazy now look we got Jeremy pearl and on to that I would say. And I mean this sincerely nap now if you are excited about you know all our hiring Jeremy Pruitt and your optimistic about the future. Also I. You enjoy it. It took a clear this could end up being in my grade that's why are you ever that I. I have no idea and I wouldn't we talk about college basketball assistants getting promoted to big jobs. I usually have some sort of fit for those things because. Typically know those guys have been around those guys I've yeah I I know who they work for I know how they work and what the reputation did not know what the reputations are within the energy I can speak a little more intelligently about that have relationships and those guys they have in this situation. Some data Nick Saban assisted yup has he been also because he works for awesome coaches that awesome program or has he been awesome because he's also. I don't know now I don't know Internet maybe you don't maybe somebody else does I don't know the answer to that like I said he could be the next Jumbo Fischer former Nick Saban insisted the next Kirby Smart woman excess criticism or it could be the next Eric delete. Born ex they've assisting could be the next Will Muschamp. Former Nick Saban assistants who knows I hope for my friends who Tennessee fans who bleed on you want their program to win we went I hope he's next Jimoh Fisher. Or Kirby Smart fingers crossed I'm hoping where I. I got a would you say that's if you're genuinely excited about it be excited about it and let's all wish for the best. Arm but if you're trying to prove. To me and they won't compete they have more Kirk herb street anybody else you put on that list. That you were dark re easy for ruining great she on those career on flimsy thing right hand information. It that you're not crazy for celebrating. Gating an athletic director or at least contributing that in some form getting an athletic director fired. I'm when he was moments away reportedly from hiring might lead like if you're trying to probe that you work crazy when we thought you were crazy for doing that. Lawman tweeting us a thousand times is not the way you prove your not crazy that that's cuckoo for Coke well it's it's got a mess. That makes you seem exactly how crazy as a lot of people. All you are a little bit like. Guy breaks that was golfer and right yeah you talked to legal eagle Manso what what did you break up with a little Susie feel like a knife and a girl from like Susie from a distance she seemed OK now you know ship pretty dresses and stuff what did you break up with Suzy down and and he says listen man. You don't know or like I do you respond at first. But she is great he's oh she's crazy you know -- -- just bananas you can deal with Tony dated Alley Alley Barry and as crazy a little bit and so you go oh wow I didn't realize she was crazy now and then you tell somebody can somebody askew they say you know what it's also break a little Susie you seem like she was called from a distance and they say yep but I talked to limit he said like she's cuckoo for cocoa cause she's crazy crazy wacky wacky you go okay I didn't realize that that's interest and I ended up people get. You know and in amassed just questioning its famous answer where it gets back to sue the UNL Olson the like all matches like I came believed he's telling people I'm crazy I can't believe he thinks I'm crazy. I can't believe that those rumors get spread that I'm crazy and then she goes it's outside his apartment like. Twelve hours a day let's talk. It's just buying on MS love and knock it I don't think the way to prove you're not crazy and that means you are. Crazy lose that means you are not humility humility Phillip you're a Tennessee football fan tweeting at national media members. Ha ha ha look at guys will never forget I'm like really he'll never forget like I already forgot what I tweet about it that a big buildings are and you're never gonna ever. I I party for not adding insult of some ghost when I. Eddie I got a new Amsterdam I don't part a lot of but yeah people lately like I'll never forget what I'll never forget what I've you'll never forget a tweaked in the middle of a coaching search in December 2078. Blue moon. Who don't know of. Why I would just ask this question I and I would ask it from an honest place I'd be interested in genuinely knowing the answer this camp arm. Are you more excited about a future with Philip former as your athletic director and Jeremy pru what is your head football coach they knew would have been about. John Curry is athletic director. And Mike Leach as your football coach ash. I don't know I I am saying no personally my instincts tell me that Tennessee would have been better off going forward. What if they John Curry Mike Leach combo as opposed to Wade Phillips former chairman pro combo. But I didn't perfectly willing to acknowledge it because I don't know we don't know or we don't think if you put both things on the table you're aiming at Tennessee fans in two weeks ago you put most things both things an attack that's right and you said you can select one of these packages eight or based OK you can selected John Curry. Mike leaked to package he or. The Phil Fulmer Jerry pro package I think I would probably think you know what both might end up being great. Got take the John Curry experienced AD yup Mike Leach experience echoed package and let's just go forward that taking a looking. At the packages specifically I will say I feel and I'm not trying to disparage mr. former I know he's a fine ol' ball coach fine. A big. People love him I feel more confident about the Pruitt component of that package then. The athletic director. Component of that package I would in my opinion out of here at that I mean Phil Fulmer might be it was once upon a time a great football coach a might be somebody who loves to recede like in the bottom of the heart right but he has no experience running an athletic department and that's not the type of thing that. I may be should just try for the first time at this age I mean he can't dual threat just not normally the way things go. Might work out I'm going out and like if I would ask you two weeks ago you can have this negative that pegged to your Tennessee Amanda which package would you have selected beyond that. If I would have told you. Two months ago. When you guys were all warning to fire Butch Jones about a Sig you're gonna fire Butch Jones. And then hire Jeremy Pruitt would your reaction then had been the same as it is right now as you're trying to celebrate the hiring Jeremy Pruitt. Perhaps. But I do remember damn walk and saying you know Tennessee might descend it was somebody like Chad Morton they're like little idiot. About that but we ended up with no yeah had not some low level coat we're gonna give John grown and I don't get Jon grow and we don't get Danielle and we don't get Dan Mullen we don't need. Beatle Belichick like a big with the ash. Shah that you would suggest they might get somebody like Chad golf I think probably on the pecking order. Of coaching candidates. Like check more probably higher on it than Jeremy pro one would think it started coaching carousel right yes I think probably I think that's that's true I think that's probably true you were calling dale walker an idiot for suggesting Chad mores. Two months ago and now you get hired lower on that totem pole doesn't mean it can't work out brilliantly I hope it does but it does mean like. I don't know what you're laughing at the national media about it. You know to make the perception of them people who went wild about Greg she on Al and then it subsequently led to. The firing of John Curry and then it led to the it the whole search wilderness like in legion fallen apart up subsequently leads to ultimately leads to Philip former being hired and then him hiring Jeremy Pruitt like the people who bought tootsie they have what kind of wild a little bit. Yeah you want anybody over in the past week I don't know I don't know like you guys to commit yourself that you did but just trust me when I tell yet. You didn't but that doesn't mean you can't get back to win a football game really really soon. The reports of the Jeffords was gonna stay home with the Crimson Tide the world the college football playoff I'll just be doing double duty and that's. Not the worst thing in the world it's honestly a lot of free television high for the future Tennessee head coach working right beside Nick Saban just one last time may be trying to what an -- championship I don't even think that that's a bad thing about church a great thing but I'm certainly not short it's and a bad thing can be overcome and then you know what. Maybe he goes out of becomes the next gimbal Fisher and that for the next Kirby Smart recruits at a high level. Establishes a certain type of culture in Knoxville. And gets rocky top backed the BM what it ought to be because rocky tubby in what has been a recent years that eight Iraqi tack I remember from my childhood so good luck. I mean that sincerely.
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