John Adams Knoxville News Sentinel Published 10:33 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 Can Jeremy Pruitt count on Phillip Fulmer? It’s a question worth asking as Tennessee prepares to open the football season against West Virginia in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday. Pruitt is an established defensive coordinator in his first head-coaching job. Fulmer is a first-time athletic director, hired last December to complete a coaching search that former AD John Currie started but wasn’t allowed to finish. Fulmer crossed the finish line hand in hand with Pruitt. The rookie athletic director and the rookie head coach are now in this together. If Pruitt fails as a coach, Fulmer fails as an athletic director. It’s that simple. Jeremy Pruitt, Phillip Fulmer in unusual situation at UT It’s not uncommon for an SEC athletic director’s success or failure to hinge on the hiring of a football coach. But few athletic directors have been in a position to help their coach as much as … [Read more...] about Can Phillip Fulmer say ‘no’ to Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt?
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By Maryalene LaPonsie/MoneyTalksNews Football season is upon us, and as I spend each Sunday watching the action on the gridiron, it occurs to me that football has a lot in common with good finances. The same basic principles that win football games can be applied to your savings strategy as well. Here are six guidelines that lead teams to consistently win on game day. 1. You only need small gains to go far For those who aren't familiar with football, a team gets four tries to move the ball 10 yards down the field. If they do that, they get another four tries to go 10 yards more. As long as they keep moving those 10 yards every four plays, they keep the ball. All in all, if a team can average a mere 3 to 4 yards per play, they will be well on their way to winning. It works the same with your savings. Retiring rich may seem out of reach, but you don't have to be a millionaire now to be a millionaire when you retire. You simply need to make slow and steady progress, just like your … [Read more...] about 6 football strategies you can use to retire rich
Owen Price sat next to his friend and classmate Tommy McDonald on Monday morning and offered a bit of wisdom for the younger students who would be following the two seniors into Ben Davis High School.“Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you are not capable of doing something,” the 18-year-old said, offering advice we all should heed.“Never,” McDonald, 17, said as he nodded in agreement.Price and McDonald did something during their four years at Ben Davis. Boy, did they ever.A few days ago, McDonald learned that he would be valedictorian of the Class of 2018. Price will be right up there on stage next two him, as the salutatorian of a class that includes roughly 1,000 students. It’s quite a feat for two young men who did a whole lot in addition to working hard in the classroom. For starters, the two also played on the school’s football team, including the 2017 squad that not only went undefeated but won the state 6A championship.“Football … [Read more...] about Tully: They’re football champions and classroom stars
BLOOMINGTON – Southwest Airlines offers at least two nonstop flights each day between Tampa Bay and Indianapolis. Tom Allen’s recruiting strategy alone might keep them full for the foreseeable future.Allen signed three more 2018 recruits this week, closing out his first full class as IU football coach with 26 new faces. Nearly one-third of those — including all three February signees — will be heading north from Florida.“It’s just such a talented state,” Allen said Thursday.No one could accuse Allen of neglecting his in-state roots. The former Ben Davis head coach took three Indiana prospects in 2018. His first commitment in the class was in-state (Jordan Jusevitch), and the Hoosiers signed last year’s IndyStar Mr. Football (Reese Taylor).But Allen’s coaching roots trace back to the Sunshine State as well. And considering the year-plus he’s spent as IU’s coach has seen the Hoosiers add more than a dozen Florida … [Read more...] about Insider: Florida flavor no mistake for Tom Allen, IU football
After University of Arizona found their man, Kevin Sumlin, to lead the Wildcats in December, Peoria Centennial High coach Richard Taylor figured he'd send a flyer out to Tucson on his All-Arizona running back.Taylor said he never heard back.Centennial's Zidane Thomas ended up being San Diego State's big prize on Wednesday when he signed his national football letter of intent with the Aztecs.Meanwhile, Scottsdale Saguaro coach Jason Mohns and Chandler coach Shaun Aguano said they've not heard from UA since Sumlin was hired."We've not had anybody stop by or call," said Mohns, who has four players from his 2020 class who, since January, have picked up Oregon offers. "Interesting strategy."They both find it disappointing that Arizona State was only able to pull in one in-state high school player from the 2018 class – Safford offensive lineman Ralph Frias, who signed on Dec. 20, during the first early signing period."That is not good," Aguano said about ASU getting just one in-state … [Read more...] about ASU, UA fail to sign many Arizona high school football players yet again