AUDIO: GP on UT craziness

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Friday, December 1st

AUDIO: GP on UT craziness

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But still the biggest I believe is is the situation. At Tennessee which has been. Just had a big headline grabbing story yet. Every few hours. A since Sunday afternoon when it became. Known that they had offered the job to Greg Schiavo and were probably going to hire Greg ya know until. Tennessee fans and boosters and whoever else put a squash. And so now we've reached the point. Where Tennessee fans have undeniably been successful in what it is they were trying to do which is. Initially stopped Greg she Otto and and then ultimately give John Curry select congratulations to this is what you wanted you've got you know I just don't think you're better off because of and so we've reached the point where they're very very proud of themselves to this defense. Oh without recognizing that like basically the rest of the country. With few exceptions I think you guys. Yeah up are in a bad bad place right now it's dysfunctional. Arm. And so. Who we've reached the point where it. And this is any the Tennessee fans I've talked about this before Florida State fans did it would James Winston. Like you're able to rationalize and convince yourself ball leasing it to you see it clearly don't you're blinded by your fate of so you end up thinking. Everybody else is stupid they just don't understand it the way you understand and that's where we're at now with this Tennessee situation and I've got people. Consistently tweeting me tweeting Pete Hamel tweeting at dale walking tweeting it. Bruce Feldman tweeting at Davis died tweeting it everybody who's said anything about this. It and you guys just don't understand. You guys still don't understand. You guys still don't get it. You're won't eat by actually said that you would disagree we because you're a point I've actually made. About. The past week as it's related to that the Tennessee athletic department initially I didn't think it was crazy for you not to want Greg Xian. Irsay great shot of the best coach the best coach Tennessee would hire. Or the coach that I would hire. If you just like disappointed. That your athletic director was gonna hire Greg Shia and I understood that he's not who I would hire either I don't think he was guaranteed to be the disaster some of you body was guaranteed I think that's important but. Bloody he's not who I would hire let's crack that was fine with that the only thing I took issue with on that Sunday and into that Monday. With when Tennessee fans tried to act like his character right. Was the reason you wouldn't want Tia the Penn State typing that it's sort of way Rhode Island Tennessee fans tart started that suddenly act like they cared about the character of a football coach as I pointed out they had. And remains true today. You know I given the latest state of Tennessee voted in the last presidential election. Not all. But some. Improbably many. Of the same people talking about we can't hire. Greg Gionta with our football coach because of his character down like cast a ballot for a presidential candidate. Who'll. Has been accused by sixteen different women. Of sexual misconduct. If you're comfortable voting for that person. You lose the right to ever talk about the character of a football coach so get out of my face that's the point I made on Monday. Coaching search went wherever away. To Jeff Brohm Dave the warrant him. Mike Conley Gundy some of that make since to me. Some of it didn't make sense to me but I really get involved in those conversations too much. The only point I've made basically dead today he has. Not to insist John Curry's a great athletic director or good athletic director or the right person for you Jenna. All of citi's he is the guy you hired to be athletic director let him do his job get out of his way let him do his job if he does that well. Hey good for you if he doesn't do well that's when you fire him but let him do his job because multiple. Reputable. National reporters. Are now reporting. That the Tennessee administration some boosters and various other people did not allow him to do his job he initially wanted to hire Greg Xian. Go to bat who bills but that's what he wanted to do and bit and let him do. Vinny had a contract that Jeff Brohm reportedly accepted from Purdue. They wouldn't sign up we'll be on the contract they would let him do his job Bryant made it even tougher. Did he ends up in conversation what Mike Leach he's actually got a deal placed higher make Mike Leach. They don't let him do his job. They put a bullet in these dot. I think that's. Incredibly. Poor behavior. If you got an athletic director that you hired to do what job let him do his job. Don't don't put obstacles in front of him when he tried to do with job. And then blame him for not doing his job. Might have been a terrible hire long term Burt but for Tennessee but you don't know that they stop what happened this week he can do everything I would have done. But it ultimately got to play some Thursday where he was ready to hire Mike Leach. Which even the people who hate John Kerry were applauding less than a social media go. Look at last that in real time when the Mike Leach reports starts circulating. Tennessee fans by and large we're excited about. They were happy with. And so you could've had a scenario theoretically what today John Curry who bid for what this week. John Curry who got hit me with a red athletic department. But still Jack curry your athletic director introduced Mike Leach as the next football coach of the University of Tennessee now contrast that to what you actually bat and explain to me how what you actually have is better. Explain to me how your better today that you were a week ago how you better today that you work this time yesterday. Instead of John Curry and Mike Leach holding a press conference. It's a chancellor who had no explanations for anything. If Phil fullmer who probably should mean athletic director anywhere given that he's never run anything like it athletic department anywhere is no experience to do what is. You were asking him to do. Seems detached from reality. In that regard in the year 2017. This 2018 approaches you explain to me how having Phil fullmer and who met Phillip Fulmer ends up with. Is better than having John Curry and Mike Leach at the University of Tennessee. Go ahead try and all of the many of Dutch kid though. This will all turn out okay but you have to overcome some odds. And it'll have to be a surprise for this to turn out okay. 'cause at the very least I know this. Other division one football programs one -- hire Mike Leach he's got a job at Washington State he's involved in Arkansas and Tennessee was also. Offering him their job. Can't say that for. Who a lot of people think Tennessee's now gonna hire tee Martin you ever heard about him being offered known no other division one high level never. Never not once you've heard about Phil former ever been offered another athletic director she known so what you gonna end up with probably. Is an. Athletic director that a secure level would hire to be an athletic director and they football coach whom to your level what hired a football coach that's what you don't. This what you want. You can Margaret she got did you want this because she was done. Early in the week. No matter what you thought of that no matter what you thought John Kerry had last night you were about to have John Curry introducing Mike Leach. It's about you think you'll former rambling. Incoherent late. At a press conference this afternoon talking about the glory days of Opel balked so you think that's better. You're pretty easy if you think that's better. Isn't saying that think that's better know what you think that better and that's all us. I'm not about him for John Curry other than saying this. You'd rather have John Curry is yet but it directed and Phil fullmer and don't just take my word Forte did I think more pork that's what they did last time when they are John Kerry. And you rather have Mike Leach as good as your. Football coach over anybody they're gonna be able to hire now. I bet you I bet you without even know when I get I bet you even you will agree with me there. Howard you better off today than you were yesterday Howard you better off today than you were Sunday you're not and that's why people think you're crazy because you can't see it.
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