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Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby dr rc » Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:26 pm

Multiple college football sources confirmed to FootballScoop Saturday that Fleck, Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott and SMU head coach Sonny Dykes are among those coaches being vetted for the Tennessee job. At least one of those coaches and his agent have reached out to gauge interest of assistant coaches around the country in a potential opportunity to join a staff on Rocky Top.


https://footballscoop.com/news/sources-clemsons-elliott-big-ten-coach-among-those-vetted-on-rocky-top/
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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby Charleston Pony » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:44 am

Say it ain't so...but Sonny's success here is bound to get some attention
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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:58 am

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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby mustangxc » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:28 am

dr rc wrote:
Multiple college football sources confirmed to FootballScoop Saturday that Fleck, Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott and SMU head coach Sonny Dykes are among those coaches being vetted for the Tennessee job. At least one of those coaches and his agent have reached out to gauge interest of assistant coaches around the country in a potential opportunity to join a staff on Rocky Top.


https://footballscoop.com/news/sources-clemsons-elliott-big-ten-coach-among-those-vetted-on-rocky-top/

That sounds like Tony Elliott would be the one to gauge interest in assistants across the country. I hope that is the direction they go. We need Sonny to stick around.
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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby geezerdonk » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:34 am

I wonder if Tennessee is any smarter than Arkansas. I guess we'll find out.
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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby HubbaHubba » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:35 am

Hard to condemn him if he takes it. A premier job. But if he still has a nasty taste in his mouth from the unrealistic U Cal expectations he will be wary of Rockytop. They're a whole 'nother level of delusional.
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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby Insane_Pony_Posse » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:48 pm

If Sonny takes the Tennessee job...I wonder if Stallion will start campaigning for President Turner to hire Chad Morris back?
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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby dalpony » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:58 pm

Sonny has no interest in Tennessee - his boss loves it here
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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby Insane_Pony_Posse » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:14 pm

Good to see Tennessee fans in a Vol-Nation poll overwhelmingly don't want Sonny.

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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby dr rc » Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:24 pm

ESPN's Chris Low shares that he believes Tony Elliott and Sonny Dykes are candidates to watch for Tennessee head coaching search during an appearance on @3HL1045 in Nashville.


https://twitter.com/MichaelWBratton/status/1353833398339579907
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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby CA Mustang » Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:36 pm

Insane_Pony_Posse wrote:Good to see Tennessee fans in a Vol-Nation poll overwhelmingly don't want...

How well did that work out for them last time?
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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby leopold » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:39 pm

Is there such thing as Bulletin Board Material for coaches? If so can we please send some of these to Sonny?
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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby SMU_Alum11 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:23 am

I think one thing that's going to give Tennessee pause is when Sonny went P5, it didn't go well.
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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby HubbaHubba » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:11 am

My concern is that they're looking at a throw away coach. Sonny isn't a popular choice but, if they get hit with big sanctions as the are expecting, they don't want to lose their dream coach. Having Sonny as the fall guy for a few bad years and to keep the program going then dump him and hire their Saban after penalties are over might be a long term plan.
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Re: Tennessee has vetted Sonny Dykes for HC opening

Postby Insane_Pony_Posse » Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:11 am

HubbaHubba wrote:My concern is that they're looking at a throw away coach.


Agreed, the longer this goes on, the more concerned I get! And if teams like Tennessee are looking at Sonny with 7 wins what's going to happen if we improve?

Former Pac-12 Head Coach Reportedly ‘High’ On Tennessee’s List

During an appearance on 104.5 in Nashville on Monday, ESPN’s Chris Low indicated the interest in Dykes is legitimate on Tennessee’s part.

“I think Sonny Dykes is high on Tennessee’s list,” Low said, via 247Sports. “He’s a bit of a niche offensive guy. His offenses have had a lot of success. He coached in the Power Five. Didn’t have a lot of success at Cal. He had one decent year there. He had some success at Louisiana Tech. I think, when you look at SMU, he’s sort of helped turn that program around. I think they won 10 games two years ago, which is the most they’ve won there since 1984.

“I think he’s a guy that Tennessee is going to look at pretty hard. I’m not saying he’s going to get the job, but he’s certainly in the mix.”
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