Published October 24, 2012 - 7:51pm
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If you’re a Vols fan without an internet connection, you’re probably curious about how the Vols will fare against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday. If you are a member of the web-savvy group of Vols fans, you’ve probably forgotten who Tennessee plays this weekend. The reason of course is the flurry of Jon Gruden to Knoxville rumors circling the web.
Like essentially everyone else, we have no information on whether this is happening or isn’t happening. Some folks on message boards are claiming its a done deal. I’m pretty sure I read at some point that Gruden was a done deal to Miami and Florida at various times, too.
While I would love to see Gruden in the SEC, I remain very skeptical. Gruden is a star at ESPN and likely enjoys the much easier schedule he has at his current gig when compared to being a head coach of a major college football program in the SEC.
Gruden has a history in Knoxville. He served as a Graduate Assistant for the Vols from 1986-1987. His wife is also a graduate of UT.
I love college football for a number of reasons, but one of them is that there’s always something to talk about. When your team is in the dumps, rumors like Jon Gruden and Pete Carroll (I’m looking at you, Arkansas) are easy ways to keep you busy and distracted from every day life.