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The 5 coaches the Vols must avoid

1. Willie Taggart, Oregon

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Taggart has been somewhat of a surprise name thrown into the conversation as reports have circulated that he’s interested in the job. He deserves credit for turning around the fortunes of Western Kentucky and South Florida in previous head coaching jobs. But outside of an 11-win campaign in 2016, Taggart never won more than eight games in a season at either of those stops. And his time as the head coach at Oregon has been rocky so far. The Ducks are just 5-5 in his first season, and his first offseason was marked by controversy when multiple players were hospitalized following offseason drills. Taggart then took more heat for refusing to speak to the reporter who broke the story. Taggart’s lack of a consistent track record, plus his handling of that situation, makes him another coach the Vols should be sure to pass on in this search.

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  1. What has Gruden done? He has not coached in sometime and being a TV commentator does not enhance his qualifications. I think we need somebody that bleeds orange, T Martin is my choice, he is young, successful, a Tennessee alumni, a national championship quarterback. He knows how to win!

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