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Calhoun out as a Tennessee option

Well, so much for all of that Calhoun-to-UT talk we were hearing earlier this afternoon.  And so much for the meeting with the players serving as a goodbye for the Air Force coach

According to a statement just released by the school, Troy Calhoun will be the head coach at Air Force in 2010.

“We are more than grateful and proud to be closely involved with the character building of our cadets and the mission of the United States Air Force Academy. We are diligently recruiting and working with our team to prepare for the upcoming season. We look forward to coaching and being a part of the Air Force Academy team both on and off the field in 2010.”

With that statement, yet another name can be crossed of Tennessee’s wish list for a replacement for Lane Kiffin.

Now, perhaps, Duke’s David Cutcliffe is back to his lead dog status?  That remains to be seen, but what appears to be a near certainty is that this whole Calhoun thing won’t be the final twist in the road for the Volunteers.

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  1. TB3 says: Jan 14, 2010 3:20 PM

    Heard that Muschamp recommended Derek Dooley (La Tech HFBC) to Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton. He’s got a huge upside and could be the spark that Knoxville needs after the Kiffin episode.

  2. spudvol says: Jan 14, 2010 3:29 PM

    Hiring Dooley would spark another riot.

  3. Pier588 says: Jan 14, 2010 3:48 PM

    The Vols should hire Jim Leavitt – “He’s got a huge upside (the head that is – LOL) and could be the spark that Knoxville needs after the Kiffin episode.” Fulmer and Kiffin have conditioned Vol fans that 6-7 win seasons are acceptable – Mr Mediocracy (Jim Leavitt) would be a perfect hit, I mean fit – LMAO.

  4. spudvol says: Jan 14, 2010 4:01 PM

    At this point we may as well get James Cameron to CGI-up Robert Neyland’s corpse and pay it 6million/year.

  5. Opie says: Jan 14, 2010 4:11 PM

    Mr. Taylor: this has to be akin to lighting your taint on fire every :30 minutes or so?!?
    Whatever the sources (hope it’s not Florio), one thing is clear……… check that, nothing is clear!
    Now can we get back to all the UGA DC rumors?!?

  6. ochentacinco says: Jan 14, 2010 4:48 PM

    The UT students and the conference deserve a legitimate SEC coach to compete again on a national level. The administration, AD, and alumni who supported this scumbag and his program deserve to wallow in the swill hole you created for a while. The misdirection of attacks on stronger SEC programs while yours festered didn’t work.
    Jim Harbaugh, watch your back.

  7. drew says: Jan 15, 2010 1:20 PM

    Fire the AD first, he is responsible for hiring a coach who never had a winning record until he got to UT

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