It sounds like Vince Young is waiting for the right moment to get his revenge on Jeff Fisher, the former head coach of the Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Rams, and Los Angeles Rams.
We all know the story of Vince Young and Jeff Fisher not getting along in Tennessee.
Now, VY has nothing left to lose in the NFL since he feels shut out by NFL teams. And, Jeff Fisher no longer has a job with the Rams after being run out of town by another Texas football legend Erick Dickerson.
Sounds like the perfect opportunity to get out his version of events from what happened in Nashville.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated reporter Greg Bishop, Young dropped a big teaser about what he can say about Jeff Fisher:
“I’m going to expose his ass,” Young said.
“I don’t want to get into it. I’m saving that for my book.”
Vince Young and Jeff Fisher like Oil and Water
The problems started in 2006 when Jeff Fisher did not want to draft Vince Young in the 2006 NFL Draft.
But, Titans owner Bud Adams wanted VY on his team.
The story goes that Bud Adams wanted to stick it to Houston by drafting Young, the local Houston high school star and Texas Longhorns star.
Adams was hated in Houston after he uprooted the Oilers and moved the local football team to Tennessee.
Houston then waited seven years to get another football team, the Houston Texans.
After the Texans passed on VY with the first pick in the 2006 Draft, the Titans took VY at No. 3.
Jeff Fisher did not like the pick and he made sure everyone knew about it.
At the same time, VY was not mature enough to handle the situation. But, Fisher made matters worse.
Young finally walked out on Fisher during the 2010 season. Young was gone from the team, then Fisher was gone, too.
A few years later, Young wrote his famous letter apologizing to Fisher for his immaturity early in his career. But, according to VY, Fisher never acknowledged the letter.
According to Young in the SI interview, Fisher “doesn’t give two s—- about me.”
The Perfect Time to Drop the Hammer: Texas vs. USC
Vince Young is going to have a lot of time on his hands healing from an injury during his Canadian Comeback trying to make it back to pro football.
If he’s serious about writing a book, then he has the perfect opportunity next year when USC travels to Texas to play the Longhorns. (It would be too soon to release a book by this September when the Horns return to SoCal to play USC.)
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But, it’s clear that the underlying issues of the Young-Fisher relationship relate to the Longhorns vs. Trojans rivalry.
After all, Fisher is a USC alum.
And, Young beat USC in the 2006 National Title game just a few months before Fisher watched the Titans select Young in the 2006 NFL Draft.
Now, a decade later, Young is out of pro football, Fisher is out of a head coaching job after being run out of Los Angeles, and the Texas vs. USC rematch is taking place at the stadium where Fisher coached last season.
Add it all up:
We have some high-class Texas vs. California drama that will soon play out on the football field.
And perhaps in a Vince Young vs. Jeff Fisher book to be named later.