VTTW Board Index
January 18, 2018, 08:48:26 EST *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Game and TV Information - Next football game: Tennessee vs. West Virginia, September 1, 2018, TBD. Go Big Orange!
Football - 2017 Schedule/Results, All Time Schedules/Results, All Time Bowl Results, All Time Coach Results, Yearly Results, All Time Conference Records
Basketball - 2017/18 Schedule/Results
Message Board Links - Wayne and Hobbes' Auburn Board, Mudlizard's Vitual Swamp
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Per reports Austin Thomas is onboard.  (Read 740 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Tnphil
All-SEC
*****
Online Online

Posts: 2786


View Profile
« on: December 13, 2017, 06:07:22 EST »

That's huge

LSU didn't want to lose him.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2017, 07:00:34 EST by Tnphil » Logged
Black Diamond Vol
Heisman
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 29015



View Profile
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 07:34:58 EST »

Awesome.  I hope he's doing...uh, whatever it is he does with Cade Mays right now.
Logged

VinnieVOL
Heisman
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 17335



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 09:07:33 EST »

Some light reading for anyone wanting to know more about why this is a big deal:

https://247sports.com/college/lsu/Article/LSUs-31-year-old-GM-Austin-Thomas-is-changing-the-game-52160550
Logged
volsboy
All-SEC
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2241



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 04:55:54 EST »

https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Bolt/Arizona-State-athletic-director-blasts-Phillip-Fulmer-112297265?utm_source=247Sports%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=171215_141041_Tennessee%20Volunteers&utm_content=Image&liveconnect=
Logged

volsboyinsodak
BanditVol
Heisman
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 18286


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 08:25:57 EST »


WTF does that have to do with Austin Thomas?   

And the ASU AD can kiss my big orange arse. 

Let's see how the Herm Edwards experiment works out there.   
Logged
BanditVol
Heisman
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 18286


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 08:28:36 EST »


ASU AD desperate to deflect attention from his own chaos

https://nypost.com/2017/12/15/arizona-states-weird-herm-edwards-deal-is-already-a-mess/

I'll take Tennessee's situation over ASUs any day.   

Logged
volsboy
All-SEC
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2241



View Profile
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 11:18:08 EST »

Just pointing out the reasons a lot of folks do not want Fulmer no where close to Tennessee athletics at all.  I personally would just as soon have him as anyone else as AD. For now.
Logged

volsboyinsodak
BanditVol
Heisman
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 18286


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 11:38:43 EST »

Just pointing out the reasons a lot of folks do not want Fulmer no where close to Tennessee athletics at all.  I personally would just as soon have him as anyone else as AD. For now.

Well keep planting those seeds of doubt.

What is Saban going to do when his transgendered QB loses to Dabo twice in a row? Will the locker room explode? Will dissaffected players finally start spilling the beans on all the epic next level cheating?    
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 03:42:22 EST by BanditVol » Logged
JeffCountyVolFan
Starter
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 517


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2017, 03:40:25 EST »

Austin Price posted that the VQ mods are hearing that there may be a snag with the Austin Thomas deal. They are presently trying to determine if he has a signed MOU at this point in time (Saturday evening).
Logged
Tnphil
All-SEC
*****
Online Online

Posts: 2786


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 03:58:31 EST »

Austin Price posted that the VQ mods are hearing that there may be a snag with the Austin Thomas deal. They are presently trying to determine if he has a signed MOU at this point in time (Saturday evening).

Seen this on 3 different boards but nobody knows what the issue is. Makes no sense that he's left LSU and now there is some kind of issue here. Can UT ever do anything right? Maybe it's BS.
Logged
JeffCountyVolFan
Starter
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 517


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2017, 04:17:44 EST »

Hubbs just posted (10:10 PM) that AT has NOT signed his MOU yet and that there is some concern that there are issues. Hubbs also reports that he will not be introduced with the other staff during the UK game tomorrow. 
Logged
LouisVOL
All-SEC
*****
Online Online

Posts: 3460



View Profile
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2017, 06:18:36 EST »

Apparently he wanted the title “Austin of the House Thomas, the First of His Name, The Unburnt, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, King of Meereen, Khal of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Father of Dragons”.

From A to Z Sports:  "Tennessee wanted Thomas to have a typical Director of Player Personnel role. It seems Thomas wanted to run the football program much like an NFL GM, getting autonomy in areas that Phil Fulmer and Jeremy Pruitt weren’t comfortable with giving up. Those areas could include staff hires and staff management, along with all player personnel responsibilities."
Logged
BanditVol
Heisman
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 18286


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2017, 10:36:54 EST »

Apparently he wanted the title “Austin of the House Thomas, the First of His Name, The Unburnt, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, King of Meereen, Khal of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Father of Dragons”.

From A to Z Sports:  "Tennessee wanted Thomas to have a typical Director of Player Personnel role. It seems Thomas wanted to run the football program much like an NFL GM, getting autonomy in areas that Phil Fulmer and Jeremy Pruitt weren’t comfortable with giving up. Those areas could include staff hires and staff management, along with all player personnel responsibilities."

 
Logged
VinnieVOL
Heisman
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 17335



View Profile
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2017, 06:02:37 EST »


From A to Z Sports:  "Tennessee wanted Thomas to have a typical Director of Player Personnel role. It seems Thomas wanted to run the football program much like an NFL GM, getting autonomy in areas that Phil Fulmer and Jeremy Pruitt weren’t comfortable with giving up. Those areas could include staff hires and staff management, along with all player personnel responsibilities."

Yeah, honestly I don't blame Pruitt for not wanting to hand over everything like that to Thomas when this is his first HC gig.
Logged
FLVOL
All-SEC
*****
Online Online

Posts: 4598


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2017, 09:19:12 EST »

Yeah, honestly I don't blame Pruitt for not wanting to hand over everything like that to Thomas when this is his first HC gig.

Indeed, I wouldn't want it either if were him. I don't like the feel of it regardless, I hope that UT stays away from something like that
Logged

11B4PJ3F7
HerbTarlekVol
All-SEC
*****
Online Online

Posts: 2102



View Profile
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2017, 10:54:33 EST »

From what I am hearing, Thomas wanted way more control than he realistically should have been expected to have.  Jeremy Pruitt is the head coach.  Thomas wanted to make decisions that Pruitt needs to be making. 
Logged

Go Army - Beat Navy!
murfvol
All-SEC
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2798


View Profile
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2017, 12:58:38 EST »

If true, that is insane.
Logged

"The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?" - Ecclesiastes 6:11
Black Diamond Vol
Heisman
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 29015



View Profile
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2017, 01:19:07 EST »

From what I am hearing, Thomas wanted way more control than he realistically should have been expected to have.  Jeremy Pruitt is the head coach.  Thomas wanted to make decisions that Pruitt needs to be making. 

I don't see what the big deal is.  The last time we turned the entire football program over to a guy in his early thirties, it worked out splendidly. 

Logged

HerbTarlekVol
All-SEC
*****
Online Online

Posts: 2102



View Profile
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2017, 04:27:58 EST »

If true, that is insane.

Again, from what I have been hearing, Pruitt was never really on board with Thomas.  Thomas was basically pushed on Pruitt by Fulmer, and Pruitt wasn't receptive to what he was being asked to allow Thomas to do. 
Logged

Go Army - Beat Navy!
VinnieVOL
Heisman
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 17335



View Profile
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2017, 04:48:47 EST »

Again, from what I have been hearing, Pruitt was never really on board with Thomas.  Thomas was basically pushed on Pruitt by Fulmer, and Pruitt wasn't receptive to what he was being asked to allow Thomas to do. 

Perhaps this is a good sign that Pruitt has the authority and control of the football program that we would want him to have, rather than the AD and boosters forcing things on him?  Just looking for a silver lining...
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!