The coach in question never talks until the back channel discussions have progressed to a offer is or had been made. Gruden had to make a statement that he was not interested in the Vol job because the rumor would not die. Gruden making that statement is not like Saban making that statement when in Miami. Saban was a coach, and was coaching a team. Gruden is on TV, but is not coaching a team. He would not be upsetting a team by claiming interest or talking. Which I am sure that Hart and Gruden did talk in some capacity. Gruden, at this point, is not interested in coaching TN. Time to actually talk with coaches that are interested in coaching here. The list should be long.
“I have not spoken with (Tennessee A.D.) Dave Hart.” Fisher told the Jacksonville Times-Union. “I’m focusing on a football game.” The coach added ”It’s the nature of the business … I understand it.”
Fisher is in Charlotte where the Seminoles play Georgia Tech Saturday in the ACC Championship game.