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The writer should have waited a few days to make his forecast on the Vols. Another self-proclaimed expert whose predictions on the future of my team have as much chance of being accurate as there is on finding election fraud in Georgia. The school made a smart choice on a new AD and if he in turn makes a wise choice in hiring a football coach, which he has done on more than one occasion at other schools, the university's football fortunes could turn around in a hurry. All it takes at any school with tradition and resources is the right hire.
Well, they just hired a new AD who has proven to be more than a flip in hiring coaches, so I would not write their future off yet.
All of the coaches you mentioned had top 10 or top 15 recruiting classes, so the next one did not inherit a mess. The next coach was left with undeveloped talent to repeat with.
Mr. Crist, for any sports writer to criticize the recent problems with UT's program is all well and good, but it is not too difficult to tell when they go beyond that like you have done. It seems to me that there should be a certain amount of decorum that goes with the responsibility of the job.
Mr. Crist, don't rely on just one opinion like mine as to the perception of your dislike for a certain team. Read all of them and you might notice a pattern developing.
Mr. Crist, it is one thing to state the obvious about the Vols recent poor performance both on the field and off, but quite another to continue to go out of your way to tell sports fans what they are already aware of. This is not just one article I am referring to. You seem to have a detectable bias against one team in particular. I don't think I am the only commenter who has noticed this.
Mr. Crist seems to enjoy writing these thinly-veiled columns on UT with sometimes subtle, sometimes not, digs at the program. Then he feels the need to get on here and reply to those he labels fools with orange-tinted glasses. No preconceived bias there, Mr. Crist? Nah, I guess he believes he is just telling it like it is.
You were fairly accurate on the predictions, but next time quit being so humble and boast a little more. I guess that is just your style. Most people also figured out quite awhile back that the Vols were not too good this year, but thanks again for replying to your own column and reminding us.
Did you say you are a kid? That makes more sense than your attempt as a comedian.
In my opinion, it is not as big of a factor as getting beat by 31 points to a team that was 7-5. I think the decision is obvious.
The separation factor when comparing Alabama and Ohio State is the Iowa game. In comparing the best four, if a team has two losses then one of them should not be by such a wide margin. Georgia's loss to Auburn was by a big margin, but they won the rest of them.
Mr. Crist, no need to keep writing after your first paragraph and complicate the simple. You said you thought that Alabama was one of the best four teams in the country. The goal of the selection committee is to put the best four teams in.
Hey Bryan, good job of making stuff up when factual information gets in the way. Its not Fulmer's fault they violated rules. Even better job with the juvenile insults, which tend to show up when one gets a little defensive. He went 152-52, 2 SEC championships, one national championship and is in the College Football Hall of Fame
Agreed, I hope those guys could get over it after a quarter century.
I can understand why you might not like Fulmer. He beat the Tide 7 years in a row. Be thankful you got Saban.
I guess we need to add your comment to the list of the uninformed. Ask those in the community what he has done lately and ask his former players about their hall of fame coach.
To UGARMYRet, because there is a credible person now hiring them. Fulmer has the respect of the coaching community because he has a long track record of winning.
I guess you don't realize or care that those who have followed SEC football for years know how ridiculous you sound.
There have been poor decisions made over the years, but Mike Hamilton and Dave Hart are not there now and Phil had been out of the athletic department for almost ten years. You don't sound very informed, but I guess you enjoy the troll thing.
Better yet, ask his players who love the man. Jocko, stop insulting the intelligence of those who know better. The man is in the top 10 in SEC wins. You can't do a troll spin on that.
Because you get more respect when you have a track record of winning. He will get interviews that Currie did not.
Another clueless comment from the gutter. The short list just got longer with better names. Fulmer's record was 152-52. Can you count that high?
Wow, what a dumbed-down comment. The same guy that held a national championship trophy and is in the top 10 of SEC coaches with the most wins.
The columnist is correct in stating that the program finally hit bottom earlier today, but with the hiring of Fulmer we begin the journey upward while there is light remaining in the day.
Your program has shown improvement. Even though his record was unacceptable, Jones still won 80 percent of his games against your team.
Garbage? This article seems to have attracted trolls galore. Double standards and uninformed comments abound.
Hey Matt, here's the irony in your less-than-creative, copy-cat article critical of the Vols program. The maturity level shown in your name-calling goes beyond that of the mob mentality and rivals that of a middle-school brat instead of a knowledgeable sports columnist. I suppose there is no way to know for sure what Schiano knew or did not know about the child abuse. Put into context and perspective, UT just recently settled a $2.48 million dollar lawsuit on the same subject of sexual impropriety. Sexual harassment allegations are currently the national headlines and on everyone's mind. Perception is almost reality. The climate would not allow UT to go through with that hire.
Congratulations, you just posted the least informed comment of the day. Or maybe month or year. If UT "lucked" in to the winning the whole thing, then so did most every other national champion that has ever been. Almost every championship team has one or two games a year when they are not playing their best, but find a way to win. Sometimes it is luck, but it is an insult to say they did not deserve to win it that year. They played better than any other team. Fulmer was slipping his last few years, but most coaches also reach that point eventually. For the several years he was in his prime, UT was regularly in the top 10, sometimes top 5.
I would not have taken the time to respond if I agreed with you. So no, I am not making your point. UT has not hired a new coach yet. Maybe in your next column you can boast you told us so on how they got it wrong again before he has coached his first game.