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Football or not, you shouldn't mess around with a hand injury while it's healing. A cast will protect him from himself given that he's a very active guy.
Because Pawl hated Butch. I think it's less about Pruitt and more about Butch pissing off everyone in the media for years. I don't think those outside the program realize that Jones had started an all out war with local and national media.
A jamboree style game in Nashville would be a great way to do this game and would be good for basketball in the state.
Can't tell much from that short clip but at least he acts and sounds like a football coach.
No doubt. And honestly they were stacked in the late 80s too. It makes using pure stats to determine the best RB very difficult. IIRC, compared to other schools Tennessee's all-time stats for RBs look low but that's because they had so many RBs sharing duties as well as so many having to wait 2 years before they saw the field.
What I got from that article is that there's a job title called Vice President of Total Rewards. Wow.
Agree with everything you just said. That was awful.
UT's QB situation last year was 90 percent coaching (both the OC and the OL) and 10 percent injury to the OL. Playcalling was atrocious as was pass protection. I don't think much about either JG or Will McBride can be determined by last season. OL play will probably determine a lot more than QB play this season.
Not sure why Tennessee's is 'salvaged' while TAMU's is 'impressive.' While Pruitt did salvage a class he had far less time on the job than Jimbo and they didn't finish terribly far apart at #18 and #20.
If he wins 7-8 he should COTY. Remember, Butch broke over 120 years of football history by going 4-8 overall and 0-8 in the SEC.
Talent is there to some degree BUT 1). Tennessee will be switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense. Not every talent is going to fit that switch and the guys on campus were largely recruited for a 4-3 system. 2). The OL has been bad for 4 years. Trey Smith is incredible but unless we have some guys step-up he's a lone man out there. **I say that knowing the OL has been injury ravaged the last two seasons but even when they were healthy they weren't that great. 3). QB and RB will both be figuring out there starters. Yes, both positions have highly talented guys who have play time in JG and Chandler, respectively but neither has had a full season as starter. And as good as Chandler could be he's never started at all. JG is a total mystery because as soon as it looked like he might be improving he got injured. Which leads to... 4). WRs have been inconsistent as hell. Yes, there's the possibility JJ returns but no promises and JJ and Callaway need each other. JJ is a game-buster (he uses his body to get the ball as well as anyone) but he's not a speedster and a QB has to put it into tight windows for him because often he's not separating from coverage. 5). Schedule.
Pruitt has had all of 12 days on the job so it's hard to complain. Cade was a big loss for sure but he was tied into Jones and once Jones was gone so was Cade. That said, I really like the OL that did sign, especially Carvin. And Pruitt managed a huge pickup when he grabbed the no. 1 TE JUCO prospect Dominick Woods-Anderson (he should be an immediate impact player and a jolt the offense definitely needs).One thing worth pointing out is that UT still has a ton of spots to fill while others don't. The overall ranking of this class will go up, potentially as high as top 15 as those slots are filled. Under the circumstances, I'd consider a top-15 class a minor miracle if that happens but really anything in the top 25 this cycle (which is all but guaranteed) is a job well done by Pruitt.
Not sure why they even offered him given he has a history of flirting but never leaving unless it was just to say "see we were gonna spend" when they knew he'd turn it down.
If you think that's why we got Dooley you really didn't pay attention. LOL.
Lemme give Currie a hint: He's black and has road on campus named after him as well as a wax statue in the football building.
Any college football fan lecturing UT fans on Schiano is a person lying to themselves about their fanbase.
This needs to happen and better be the next phone call made.
Jack Jones was a fan favorite who many of us felt should've played more the past two seasons. He had growing to do as an OL but he had the nasty throwback attitude you want on your OL and that we desperately need more of. It's sad to see his career end this way. I wish him all the best. Thanks for the good memories Jack.
What I don't understand is why Scott Frost isn't on that list. He's most likely Nebraska bound but he makes a helluva lot more sense than Brian Kelly (wtf?!) and Lane Kiffin (we didn't rehire Pearl and we actually wanted him).
I mean you Majors who resents Phil and Phil who resents Currie. Sounds like one big happy family to me. lol.
Unfortunately, Big Jim calls the shots. The only thing the boosters are united on is that CBJ won't be coach next year. They're not willing to give up control. Instead they are all jockeying for position and trying to pry the influence from Big Jim's hands.
Butch is gone. It's just a matter of when it's made official.
Dormady refuses to hand off too much. JG needs the lion's share.
Georgia calling anyone an underachiever is hilarious!
Speight gift-wrapped those INTs to UF. Dormady could do the same but at this point I'm not sure how good the UF secondary really is until I see more of them. One thing that Dormady has shown is a ton of leadership and composure. Nothing seems to rattle him and just about everything that could go wrong went wrong during the first 3 quarters of the GT game.
Medley is great for kickoffs (has been masterful there), extra points, and FGs at or below 40 yards (has the leg for longer but never has been able to get the accuracy for long range kicks). Where I think we might see Cimaglia is on FGs, especially longer ones.
That's not really true. It's illegal in far more states than legal and it's beyond just the South. Also, even in states where they've repealed state laws criminalizing weed it's still technically illegal under Federal law. We need wholesale repeal period but that will take a while.Regardless, weed is an issue for sports as long as the NCAA and NFL include it as a banned substance. Colleges don't give an ish about pot, they're not enforcing a law, but they do have to enforce school policies (if a school administered test) and NCAA policies (when it's a NCAA screen). Most will never get caught smoking a lil weed but some do and they and their team pay for it. The solution is pretty simple - the NCAA should NOT be testing for recreational non-performance enhancing drugs.
Cruise to an easy win and drop 2 spots. lol.
Georgia got no love for that game because they didn't dominate it and ND was a marginal top 25 team at best that most of us thought shouldn't have been ranked to begin with. It was a nice solid win for UGA but unless ND turns out to be far better later on in the season they won't get much love (much like when UT beat VT last season - at the time no one thought VT was any good so no credit was really given for it but they wound up being a pretty good team).
Wiggins needs to take Martin's place. That said, Indiana St. runs a very exotic offense with lots of motion. It's not a traditional O at all. That may have been enough to catch players off guard on those sweeps. Ignont and Wiggins shut those sweeps down in the few snaps they played.