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BOZICH BLOG: Will Vols Consider Strong, Wilson? Big East Chatter

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The football opening at Tennessee is guaranteed to stir speculation about Charlie Strong and Kevin Wilson. The football opening at Tennessee is guaranteed to stir speculation about Charlie Strong and Kevin Wilson.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – This will be a Sunday when nobody in the business of college sports can rest: 

*With Derek Dooley officially out at Tennessee, get ready for the talk about Charlie Strong to Knoxville.

It's an SEC job. You can recruit Florida kids there as easily as you can get them to Louisville. The Volunteers have a huge stadium to fill – and the appetite to fill it. The Bobby Petrino camp doesn't believe their guy is in play at UT. 

Money? No problem. Dooley's reward for a 23-point loss to Vanderbilt is a $5 million goodbye check.

But here's another surprising name that has also surfaced at Tennessee: Indiana coach Kevin Wilson, who can coach offense and quarterbacks. Wilson has five years remaining on his deal at Indiana

So IU fans and Louisville fans can pace in tandem over the Thanksgiving holidays, although I'm sure you'll hear other names – such as Dave Doeren of Northern Illinois, David Cutcliffe of Duke and Dan Mullen of Mississippi State.

*Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe, whose team is 5-6, better beat Vanderbilt this weekend. Two of the last three coaches to lose to the Commodores – Joker Phillips of Kentucky and Dooley – were fired the next day.

*Mark Blaudschun writes a wonderful blog – ajerseyguy.com – that touches on plenty of Big East chatter. He keeps knocking down the dominoes with the rumored Maryland/Rutgers move to the Big East and says look for UConn to be the immediate relief pitcher for the ACC.

But don't despair Louisville fans. Blau, and I've known him long enough to call him by his nickname, says the next play could easily be Louisville and Boise State to the Big 12.

 *The Indiana University basketball team traveled to New York City Saturday night, two days before the Hoosiers play Georgia at the Barclays Center Monday – with Bob Knight at the ESPN microphone. Thanksgiving break lasts the entire week in Bloomington so classroom time is not an issue.

If Indiana and UCLA (which plays Georgetown Monday) both win (or lose) their openers, the schools will play Tuesday.

It will be interesting to hear Tom Crean's take on the NCAA's eligibility decision on UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad. He was reinstated after sitting only three games while Crean must play without two of his freshmen for eight games.

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