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Gene Chizik Has A Wild Idea For Tennessee Regarding Its Coaching Situation

Former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Gene Chizik of the Auburn Tigers reacts on the sideline during their game against the Georgia Bulldogs on November 10, 2012 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. Georgia defeated Auburn 38-0 and clinched the SEC East division. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)

Tennessee has bungled its coaching search over the past few weeks, costing itself a great deal of money in the process. One former national title winning coach wonders if the whole thing could lead to the school delaying its decision - a full year.

Gene Chizik, who coached Auburn to its most recent national title, wonders if Phillip Fulmer, as AD, could decide to just let interim head coach Brady Hoke take the reins for a year while the program improves its financial situation.

At the moment, Tennessee owes big buyout numbers to both Butch Jones and John Currie. That doesn't even factor in Greg Schiano - who Tennessee might owe money to as well.

It's a bit farfetched, and Tennessee fans would freak out again, but hey, you never know.