Bring Peyton In To Help With UT Football Mess

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I had a brilliant idea for Tennessee Vols football woes. I have been a Michigan fan for many years starting as a small boy attending games in Ann Arbor. Tennessee football seemed to me to bring the same passion for the game, players and the coach that was observed in Michigan. Somehow, the direction of the football program at Tennessee got sidetracked and I will have to lay the blame to that of the athletic director and staff.

Derek Dooley is probably a nice guy with a famed last name. Wonder if the last name got caught up in the decision to hire him? What was his football experience other than accompanying his father to games? If that were the case, I should be an expert at football coaching because I attended games. That fella that bolted and ran as fast as he could to California is another case of point being made.

Let me, though, get to my brilliance. Let the hiring powers at UT ask Peyton Manning to oversee the coaching, games and operations all while he quarterbacks the Denver Broncos in Denver. What could be better then this? The school has a very famous name as head coach; a very famous father, brother and most of all Peyton is funny. Have you seen some of his commercials? He wouldn't cost very much either.

How about that UT trustees and the enlightened leadership of AD Hart?

Robert Brooks


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