Vols fan’s musical plea for Jon Gruden in ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’ parody includes Nick Saban


Inquire Tennessee fan Tony Paul his ideas on who should coach his Volunteers and he’ll most likely sing you the remedy.

My vocal chords are a little rusty, so I will spare you all and only explain to you he needs Jon Gruden.

His way of communicating that isn’t really so straightforward, however. In reality, it really is somewhat intricate.

The 42-yr-old Knoxville native wrote a musical plea to Gruden to the Charlie Daniels’ typical “The Satan Went Down to Georgia.” And he could not support but include the Alabama mentor Nick Saban to the ditty.

“The notion arrived to me from my 10-year-aged son,” Paul told me when I attained out to him Tuesday. “It truly is just a fun song.”

Paul, who said it took him 30 minutes to publish the lyrics, listed the causes for Gruden:

“Due to the fact he has ties to Tennessee,” he explained. “He was a graduate assistant in this article, and he is a tested winner with a Super Bowl. The recruiting would be unreal, and I consider he would bring the pleasure back again to VolNation and take us to a nationwide championship in under 5 decades.

“He would encompass himself with the very best coaching employees to get it done. He has all the right connections and which is what it can be going to acquire.

“And this is how I exhibit my enjoy and help for Tennessee and my desire is to just one working day sing my Tennessee tunes in Neyland Stadium.

Gruden was quoted in August as saying:

“If I became a school coach, I would likely have you on probation within just 4 or five weeks. As well numerous procedures, guy. I necessarily mean I like to get the job done. The recruiting … all that stuff. Yeah, I’d probably have you in genuine deep, deep difficulty if I was your college mentor.”

However, when Paul was reminded of that estimate on Tuesday, he didn’t hesitate.

“Are you kidding me?” he reported. “I would take my probabilities with Gruden any working day of the week. Deliver him on.”

He could not support but make a reference to Alabama mentor Nick Saban toward the stop of his general performance.

He sings, “Nick Saban bowed his head induce he knew he’d been conquer. He laid the championship trophy down at Jon Gruden’s feet.”

“I applied Nick Saban due to the fact we all know that they are a huge rival and No. 1,” he discussed. “And he’s the best mentor in the country. The response has been unbelievable. I have not experienced one criticism by anyone.”

(Mark Heim is a sports activities reporter for The Alabama Media Team. Stick to him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.)



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