Originally Posted by WVRed
I understand the standards completely. Tennessee is to football what Kentucky is to basketball. If John Calipari had done this, I can guarantee you the reaction would be the same.
There are people I know from Tennessee who wanted to keep the job "in-family", even when Kiffin was hired. That is why Cutcliffe and Sanders were mentioned.
If I were a Vol fan, Jon Gruden is the one I would like to see. He has the connections, but at the same time you have to wonder if he would like to go back to the NFL. Unless Tennessee does stay "in family", my guess is whoever they hire isn't going to be a lifer there.
That's fine and dandy but what does this have to do with whether Sanders is a good assistant coach or not?