Well yeah, I know that ETSU, UTEP, and Charlotte are gosh-awful teams but does it really outweigh our cross-division games?
Our nonconference must be weighing us down this year because we have to play Alabama and Auburn from the west as well as Georgia and South Carolina on the road and West Virginia to open the season.
Bulletin board material is a little strong worded wouldn't you say
You're right. SDS: where research is optional
Wins over Mizzou, UK, and Vandy would be 3-5 in conference by the way.
I didn't realize being favored had anything to do with the outcome of the game? We get Mizzou and UK at home this year and Vandy lost a lot of their offense in Webb, Duncan and Sherfield. The other three out of conference games that I have as wins are cake walks. The two maybe's to go one step further...we get Florida at home with a coaching transition and for some reason we do well against mediocre Power 5 opponents at neutral sites but Florida and West Virginia are just maybe's.
I at least see a bowl game next year for us. 6-7 wins maybe even eek out 8.1) East Tennessee State 2) UTEP 3) Charlotte 4) Vanderbilt 5) Kentucky 6) MissouriMaybe's 7) Florida 8) West Virginia
Once again, I disagree with you. Olaijah Griffin has put Tennessee near the top of his interests. Jacob Copeland, on the other hand, not even being interested in us and then THE DAY that Pruitt is hired he becomes interested? That sounds pretty good to me. We may not haul them both in and we may not haul either one of them in but to say low percentage or getting either one is ignorant on your part.
Didn't realize that you had to attend a school to be a fan? Must have missed that one. I have been a fan since '97 and have seen the good with the absolute worst. I have forgotten more about Tennessee football then you will ever know. Trust me! So before you start labeling non-alumni as "bandwagon fans" think before you type.
Forgot about Prescott. He should be over Murray, too.
Yeah, forgot about him...
I also feel that Dobbs should have been in the top 20 just based on his athleticism and ability to just make plays. I honestly don't know who I would replace (I guess Shaw) but I guess from a pure QB standpoint I can see why he didn't make the cut. Just glad to see that Clausen got some love. He had a great year in 2001!
I think I would put Aaron Murray above Johnny Manziel even though Manziel won the Heisman but that is the only top 5 guy I would argue with. 1) Tim Tebow, 2) Cam Newton, 3) AJ McCarron, 4) Greg McElroy, 5) Aaron Murray, 6) Johnny Manziel
Who would you want then? You are an absolute joke. You are the reason that the fanbase is a joke in the media's eyes right now.
Ok don't buy your season tickets and let someone else with half a brain buy them that will support the school. Derek Dooley was not the answer and Butch Jones was not the answer. Is Jeremy Pruitt the answer? I really don't know but I like his pedigree and passion better than the past two hires. You have no clue what you are talking about.
Is it news that big time college football players on any team can't spell?
This would be a pretty good hire. Not over the top excited about it but could definitely do much worse.
It is more than the current climate. It is the talent that we possess on both sides of the ball. It is a fertile recruiting ground in middle Tennessee and east Tennessee really. It is the facilities that are really second to none. I have never been to South Carolina so I can't say much about their facilities but from what I have heard about ours from recruits who were being recruited by Ohio State and Alabama our facilities are pretty top notch. My argument wasn't that Tennessee will be relevant in the next couple of years. My argument was wth forevertothee that Tennessee will win the conference before South Carolina wins the east again. I think that is a pretty fair assessment in my opinion. Will Muschamp is not that good of a coach.
The two coaches couldn't be more night and day from each other lol. Chad Morris doesn't even know what defense is and Brent Venables is a defensive genius. I would rather have Venables over Morris but like RealisticVol said, I trust Fulmer.
It has nothing to with the game but has all to do with the attitude of the kid is all I'm saying. I like the O-line to have a nasty streak to them but within the confines of the game not taunting, slapping players in the head, and holding.
I will take that bet forevertothee. How much do you want to put down. South Carolina has been to one SEC championship game in their history. Yes you have a good fit coach for your school in Muschamp but he hasn't really done wonders in his head coaching positions either. Tennessee has better facilities and is all around a more attractive school (outside of the past week). Whomever comes in to coach, barring Doeren or Schiano, will be able to recruit with all of that and will win an SEC championship before South Carolina ever wins the east again
I have been screaming for David Blackburn for about 2 or 3 years. Should have hired him over Currie anyway
Need to hire David Blackburn. He is the AD at Chattanooga. He was the one that should have been hired in the first place.
I say good riddance. I was at the state championship game last night and the kid is a thug. Multiple holding calls and a unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. His technique wasn't all that great either. As much of an imposing force as he looks, he really wasn't that impressive to be completely honest.
Here are realistic options with (semi)proven track records:1) Brent Venables-DC Clemson 2) Mike Norvell-HC Memphis 3) Neal Brown-HC Troy 4) Tee Martin-OC Southern CalEnough with this BS talk about Kelly, Stoops, Miles, or Cutcliff talkChip Kelly HATES recruiting. I don't see him back in college but if he does it will be back on the west coast where recruiting isn't as importantBob Stoops is done with college coaching. Why would he leave Oklahoma to head to Tennessee?Les Miles is a train wreck and would put us deeper in the hole. Plus, his recruiting base is in Louisiana and southeast Texas. Not a lot of connections in Georgia, Florida, or Tennessee our three biggest statesDavid Cutcliff will not come back to UT. He loves Duke and to be quite frank, Duke is a great fit for him. He will retire from there.What big name coach can you think of to lure away from a middling power 5 conference?
I guess if we just ask all of our defensive linemen to stomp on the faces of the opponent then we could do it Haynesworth's way. There is a reason that players play and coaches coach.
No it isn't nitpicking. No research done obviously. Tennessee won the East in 2007 and lost to LSU in the SEC Championship. Research is your friend!!!
It is sad that you have just as much a right to vote as I do justgold7. I'm not saying that Donald Trump is all sunshine and rainbows but he is a whole lot better than "K"illary. The media drives all of this dissension. Obama may have started it but it's the media that is the overall problem. Whatever gets more clicks or whatever gets more views they will show it and twist it in a way that benefits them whether it's the complete truth or not. This kill cops rampage has got to stop!!! The confederate statues have nothing to do with racism and the KKK was not founded on racism (although I will admit it has turned into that and therefore they should be stopped as well). We are all made in God's image and we should treat each other with kindness and respect. However, before starting an argument that you know nothing about please next time do some research and don't rely on your own opinions that are obviously not based in fact.
ESPN is upset with everyone making this political for their own agenda but I guess they don't care that they do the same thing on a daily basis?