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Absurdity continues: Cutcliffe in. Maybe. Possibly…

Over the course of the last few hours, David Cutcliffe has likely been in as Tennessee’s head coachout as Troy Calhoun was inback in after Calhoun was outon the verge of a dealnot on the verge of a deal… yet.

In other words, media-wise, the search for the Volunteers’ new coach has slowly devolved into a fustercluck.  Need further proof?  Read on.

Just over an hour ago, we noted a report from the Knoxville News Sentinel — which has now been completely replaced by a new article in the same link.  Nice. — that debunked a report from a North Carolina TV station which stated Cutcliffe was on his way back to Knoxville as the Vols’ new coach.  Now, sixty minutes later, the same debunkers — yeah, I know it’s not a word, but I really don’t care at this point in time — are reporting Cutcliffe will be the next head coach.

Barring a last-second snag in the negotiations, of course.

One of the issues that could crop up and scuttle the negotiations is the coaching staff, both at Duke and Tennessee.  Cutcliffe would like to bring the majority of his Blue Devils staff along with him, while the Vols still have six assistants under contract.

If that issue can be worked out, it seems likely Cutcliffe will move from Duke back to Tennessee and become Lane Kiffin‘s replacement.

Unless the wind happens to shift directions and blows in another conflicting report, of course.

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  1. Opie says: Jan 14, 2010 7:39 PM

    My new word for the month. Damn it Taylor, how can I make fun of my wife’s almay mayter if they don’t take care of damn bizniz?!?
    She ain’t careful, I’ll pull her “pants to the ground…..pants to the ground……” She made me watch it last night, you’d think that’d mean “I did it all for the nookie, all for the nookie….”
    Okay, I’m done, it’s out of my system….seriously, I’m done. I apologize..

  2. Kelly says: Jan 14, 2010 7:41 PM

    Nasty buyout for those 6 coaches, Haslam and company are running out of money. Plus why not keep people who can recruit which is what we need more then mediocre coaches.

  3. John Taylor says: Jan 14, 2010 7:44 PM

    @ Opie: I kid you not — and I can’t believe I’m admitting this — my wife and I were watching a DVR of last night’s Idol as I was writing that story, and I was absolutely mesmerized by the “pants to the ground” guy. Probably would’ve had it posted a good five minutes earlier if not for the fact that I just sat there in stunned silence afterwards.

  4. rlm1979 says: Jan 14, 2010 8:21 PM

    Don’t worry … the newspaper here in Knoxville is notorious for changing stories without warning on the same link …. makes reading the comments AWESOME! The story has already changed 4 times, so the first comments have nothing to do with the story 3 hours later. Right now, it still says Cutcliffe “barring last minute snags”

  5. Opie says: Jan 14, 2010 8:26 PM

    @ John: don’t beat yourself up: I’m from Atlanta and the “Bridge Jumping” country socialite is from my wife’s nape of the woods……. yes, the one that bought her $4.50 dress @ the dollar store…….
    Stunned is a good word. “Sad” might be more descriptive of our Wednesday night…..

  6. Deb says: Jan 14, 2010 8:56 PM

    @Opie and John …
    Laughed so hard at Opie’s post I nearly dropped the computer! Yes, I’ll admit it–I watch and no one makes me. Pants guy was a hoot. But now I can’t get “all for the nookie” out of my head!
    Cutcliffe, huh? And no one even called Leach? Guess Tennessee has had enough entertainment for a while.

  7. TB3 says: Jan 14, 2010 9:30 PM

    Tennessee thinks they’re too good to have their daughters called “fat little ole girlfriends”. But I think Leach and his pirate philosophy would fit in good with the with the Volunteer Navy.
    Also, I think Dooley would have been a great fit to bring in. But I understand that Tennessee wants to get back to somebody that has connections to the program, much like Fulmer had.

  8. Spiffy Kiffy says: Jan 15, 2010 6:42 AM

    Bunch of dumb hicks…

  9. Opie says: Jan 15, 2010 7:56 AM

    call it a hunch, but, if the last few days are any indication, the roller coaster may not be done just yet……..
    @ Deb: glad you caught your computer so there was no damage. For the record, when you post on here it is assumed that you hold all others harmless……’s enclosed in the unwritten blog agreement….

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