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I'm not a UC alum so I don't really have a stake in whether Jones stays or goes but does anyone else think that the UC president should - or should have - give Jones 24 hours to either take another job or stay at UC or else he's fired?
I know that's a drastic step but you have to believe this affects recruiting as well as doners and season ticket holders. It also has to effect the players and coaches. I don't like to see UC - and other universities - being played like this by these coaches. UC football cannot be taken seriously if this keeps happening. If he can't make up his mind within the period of time given by UC, find a new coach because if he goes - and Channel 9 is saying it's a done deal - you will have to get a new coach anyway.
If we were getting coaches who settled and were content we wouldn't have had the kind of success we've had. It's only normal for Butch to look at and consider bigger and better opportunities, it's seems to be part of the nature of coaches that we hire. I'd rather have guys like this than the alternative.
Maybe one of these days we'll be more of a destination job in a stable conference, until then we just gotta deal with this stuff. If people are looking at our coaches that means we're doing something right.
I don't mind Butch Jones exploring his options, which frankly are far less attractive than either MSU or Notre Dame, nor do I mind him using the offers from other schools as leverage to extract a better deal from UC. What I do mind is Butch Jones dragging this process out for days on end, leaving UC twisting in the wind.
As each day goes by the pool of prospective replacement candidates dwindles and recruits start looking elsewhere, which is more damaging to the long term health of the program than merely having Butch leave.
Lot of reports via Twitter now that he's declined the CU offer:
Joe Schad @schadjoe
Butch Jones has declined an offer from Colorado, a source close to the coach said
How do we know he's not Mel Torme?
If has truly declined the Colorado offer, it is because he thinks the UT job is availabe now ?
I don't really think he's dragging anything out. What's a few extra days to make a life altering decision anyway? With Twitter reporting it just seems worse since people manufacture news to be the guy who broke it.
Like I just saw in someone's tweet. The last two UC coaches turned it into the Michigan State job and the Notre Dame job, it didn't make any sense for Jones to take CU. Now if Tennessee or Wisconsin offer that's a different story.
But now that he's declined CU I think he either needs to come out and make a statement that he's committed to UC, or he needs to go through the other jobs interviewing process in a timely matter. We cannot be talking about this still when the bowl game comes around.
The most publicity UC Football ever gets is when the coach is talking to other schools. Perhaps Butch Jones is angling to make things better at UC? Perhaps he likes the song "Rocky Top" or cheesehead hats?
At least people are talking about UC Sports.
I wonder how Butch looks in orange? Twitter has him as the front-runner to head to Knoxville.
Edit: this is looking more like a done deal. Players meeting tomorrow morning.
Last edited by paintmered; 12-06-2012 at 06:46 PM.
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