Very interesting article on Coach Brian Kelly in the Knoxville News yesterday. The Bruce Pearl comparisons are actually fairly accurate. This blurb stuck out to me.
I talked to a couple of media-types who deal with Kelly. They both rave about the guy - and not just for his coaching. They give him high marks for his media accessibility and for his promotional skills. One of them said a businessman who heard Kelly speak described the experience as "electric."
Tennessee doesn't have the in-state talent that Florida and Georgia gets, so they need a Brian Kelly type coach who is willing to put himself out there and sell that program. When Tennessee gets this guy this offseason, there may be some very nervous folks in Athens and Gainesville over the next couple years.
If the the Vols land Kelly, I'm hopping on their bandwagon as my new SEC team.