A year from now, Peyton Manning will not be in Indianapolis. That's all I'm pretty well sure of not being an insider like Rob Lowe and all. If he can't play football anymore I'm betting he will be in the broadcast booth. He was in the booth for a short conversation during one of UT's games this past season and seemed pretty comfortable. You might even say he's a natural. That being said if he did coach at Tennessee I would rather see him as the Assistant Head Coach/ offensive coordinator rather than head coach. There are 2 reasons for this. I'm still drinking the Dooley Kool-Aid (at least until after the 2012 season) and I would rather Peyton just worry about the offense and nothing else. Now what's that old saying? If wishes were.....
I'm not a doctor nor do I play one on T.V. I also didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. That being said I am just wondering if, due to the sugeries, PM would be at greater risk of injuries to his neck if he took a major hit? I honestly believe he won't be with the Colts next season.
As for Coach Fulmer's statement, I disagree unless he drastically changed some things like his ultra conservative play calling. Though it doesn't sound like it I have the utmost respect for Phillip Fulmer. He ran the program in such a way that there were no big NCAA violations or anything and I think any school is better off when the head coach is an alum who loves their school as much as Fulmer does UT and not in it just for the money. I do believe he would have made a great AD. I know this is a moot point now that that position has been filled but I only mention it to affirm my respect and admiration for Coach Fulmer.
I agree with pretty much all of your assesment of the last 10 drafts.
I'm fairly certain Peyton is on his way out at Indy. Don't know where he'll end up, but he'll land on his feet. As long as it won't endanger his health he should have a few more good years as an NFL QB.
I know this is off the subject of todays 5 at 10, but how about naming the studios the "SEC owns the BCS" studios. Might sound kind of lame but it's the truth after 6 in a row.
I had a senior moment in my previous comment when I called Justin Wilcox Justin Wilhoit. I'll learn to proofread my comments more carefully before posting from now on. You make good points about the linebackers and losing Jackson at safety hurt on the field even if it might have been best for the program off the field in the long run. My only point was that the Mountain West conference isn't exactly the SEC even with wins against teams like Oklahoma.
I would prefer to keep Dooley right where he is. I like the dignity and class he brings to the program. Where are all the arrests and bar fights that we had under the last coach? That being said I would like to see Peyton come to UT as offensive coordinator to replace Jim Chaney. He hasn't really impressed me. The jury is still out on DC Justin Wilhoit. Boise always had a pretty good defense when he was there, but is he an SEC caliber DC??