Posts by John Brice

Are coaches endangering players by taking more control of training staffs?

As it sought to tackle the growing concerns around concussions on the football field and how the injuries were diagnosed, the NCAA more than two years ago saw its autonomy group easily pass a rule that mandated full power to the school’s medical officials on a player’s clearance to return to the field of play.

As it sought to tackle the growing concerns around concussions on the football field and how the injuries were diagnosed, the NCAA more than two years ago saw its autonomy group easily pass a rule that mandated full power to the school’s medical officials on a player’s clearance to return to the field of play. […]

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Could Jason Witten be interested in front-office role with Cowboys after playing career?

As Jason Witten ponders his future – either of an immediate transition to the television booth or for one more season with the Dallas Cowboys – it appears two scenarios have emerged for the former Volunteers’ star. First, per industry sources, Witten holds an offer to join an entirely overhauled “Monday Night Football” broadcast team

As Jason Witten ponders his future – either of an immediate transition to the television booth or for one more season with the Dallas Cowboys – it appears two scenarios have emerged for the former Volunteers’ star. First, per industry sources, Witten holds an offer to join an entirely overhauled “Monday Night Football” broadcast team […]

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Tennessee making unprecedented financial commitment to Jeremy Pruitt and staff

Tennessee is making an unprecedented financial commitment to Jeremy Pruitt and what is expected to be a top-tier group of assistant coaches. The University of Tennessee is giving Pruitt, soon to be formally introduced by athletics director Phillip Fulmer as the Volunteers next head coach, a six-year deal worth not quite $4 million on average

Tennessee is making an unprecedented financial commitment to Jeremy Pruitt and what is expected to be a top-tier group of assistant coaches. The University of Tennessee is giving Pruitt, soon to be formally introduced by athletics director Phillip Fulmer as the Volunteers next head coach, a six-year deal worth not quite $4 million on average […]

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Jeremy Pruitt expected to be named Tennessee coach Thursday

Hall of Famer Phillip Fulmer did in less than a week what suspended University of Tennessee athletics director John Currie stared down for months, yet couldn’t accomplish: find the Volunteers’ next football coach. UT’s long national nightmare unofficially reached its conclusion Wednesday night when Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt agreed to terms to become the

Hall of Famer Phillip Fulmer did in less than a week what suspended University of Tennessee athletics director John Currie stared down for months, yet couldn’t accomplish: find the Volunteers’ next football coach. UT’s long national nightmare unofficially reached its conclusion Wednesday night when Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt agreed to terms to become the […]

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Tennessee and Jeremy Pruitt continue moving toward his hiring as head coach

University of Tennessee representatives led by Phillip Fulmer continued to press on with meetings Wednesday in New York in an attempt to resolve the Vols’ nation’s-longest football head coaching vacancy. While progress was made, the post remains officially open. Per sources with direct knowledge, UT moved forward in talks with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt

University of Tennessee representatives led by Phillip Fulmer continued to press on with meetings Wednesday in New York in an attempt to resolve the Vols’ nation’s-longest football head coaching vacancy. While progress was made, the post remains officially open. Per sources with direct knowledge, UT moved forward in talks with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt […]

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Phil Fulmer’s search for next Vols head coach drawing to a close

With meetings ongoing surrounding the National Football Foundation events in New York City, Tennessee’s Phillip Fulmer-led coaching search appears to be drawing near its conclusion. Three candidates are undergoing second interviews with Fulmer’s University of Tennessee contingent in the Big Apple: Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt; Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele; and Georgia defensive coordinator

With meetings ongoing surrounding the National Football Foundation events in New York City, Tennessee’s Phillip Fulmer-led coaching search appears to be drawing near its conclusion. Three candidates are undergoing second interviews with Fulmer’s University of Tennessee contingent in the Big Apple: Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt; Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele; and Georgia defensive coordinator […]

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Phil Fulmer continuing to interview candidates for Volunteers opening

Tennessee’s revamped search for its next football coach continued Monday in Dallas, with new athletics director Phillip Fulmer running point in the Vols’ now-22-day process. Fulmer and his close-knit inner circle are in the process of a full day of interviews after previously speaking this weekend with Les Miles, SMU head coach Chad Morris, Auburn

Tennessee’s revamped search for its next football coach continued Monday in Dallas, with new athletics director Phillip Fulmer running point in the Vols’ now-22-day process. Fulmer and his close-knit inner circle are in the process of a full day of interviews after previously speaking this weekend with Les Miles, SMU head coach Chad Morris, Auburn […]

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New and old candidates, including Les Miles, surfacing for Tennessee with Phil Fulmer now leading search

Tennessee continues its much-publicized, oft-criticized search for its next football coach with Phillip Fulmer, the Hall of Famer-turned-athletics-director, away from the Volunteer State. Named Friday as the head of University of Tennessee athletics, Fulmer has gone from the SEC Championship in Atlanta to the metro-Dallas area as UT has scheduled myriad interviews after having already

Tennessee continues its much-publicized, oft-criticized search for its next football coach with Phillip Fulmer, the Hall of Famer-turned-athletics-director, away from the Volunteer State. Named Friday as the head of University of Tennessee athletics, Fulmer has gone from the SEC Championship in Atlanta to the metro-Dallas area as UT has scheduled myriad interviews after having already […]

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Phil Fulmer to be introduced as Vols’ AD; reports of him sabotaging search inaccurate

Twice this week, John Currie was on the verge of making astoundingly unpopular hires atop the University of Tennessee football program. Currie isn’t going to receive an opportunity to make a third such blunder. UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport, despite her awareness of Currie’s attempt to hire Greg Schiano last Sunday, fired Currie Friday morning, just

Twice this week, John Currie was on the verge of making astoundingly unpopular hires atop the University of Tennessee football program. Currie isn’t going to receive an opportunity to make a third such blunder. UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport, despite her awareness of Currie’s attempt to hire Greg Schiano last Sunday, fired Currie Friday morning, just […]

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Tennessee still has options – good ones – despite many rejections

The beat, make that the search, goes on. University of Tennessee athletics director John Currie, the subject of “Fire Currie!” chants at Wednesday’s home basketball game, was rejected again on Thursday for the Vols’ football vacancy. North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren rebuffed the UT offer, allegedly taking less money to remain atop the Wolfpack

The beat, make that the search, goes on. University of Tennessee athletics director John Currie, the subject of “Fire Currie!” chants at Wednesday’s home basketball game, was rejected again on Thursday for the Vols’ football vacancy. North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren rebuffed the UT offer, allegedly taking less money to remain atop the Wolfpack […]

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Jeff Brohm hasn’t told Tennessee ‘no’ yet; Vols not interested in Kiffin or Martin

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm hasn’t told Tennessee no – well, not exactly. Brohm just wants the original terms struggling University of Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics John Currie cannot seem to deliver after an initial offer on Wednesday, per sources. In fact, people at Tennessee and Purdue indicate the two parties had an agreement in

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm hasn’t told Tennessee no – well, not exactly. Brohm just wants the original terms struggling University of Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics John Currie cannot seem to deliver after an initial offer on Wednesday, per sources. In fact, people at Tennessee and Purdue indicate the two parties had an agreement in […]

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Vols jet flying to see Gundy? Peyton Manning working to woo another candidate?

Tennessee’s search for its next football coach took yet another unexpected turn late Monday night and throughout Tuesday as the Vols are trying to find their replacement for the fired Butch Jones. While Tennessee emissaries spoke Monday night to Purdue coach Jeff Brohm, embattled athletics director John Currie traveled to Dallas to meet with Oklahoma

Tennessee’s search for its next football coach took yet another unexpected turn late Monday night and throughout Tuesday as the Vols are trying to find their replacement for the fired Butch Jones. While Tennessee emissaries spoke Monday night to Purdue coach Jeff Brohm, embattled athletics director John Currie traveled to Dallas to meet with Oklahoma […]

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