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His next season at Tennessee will be very telling...its kind of like Mahlzan at Auburn, I liked the guy, but after being there for so long you knew they got the best of him and moved on. It just seemed like it wasn't going to happen...same thing with Barnes.
They were...probably the most up and down team they've had, and could very well be one of the more disappointing teams too, considering who they had coming back.
It's gotten to where your single offense philosophy is not going to make it anymore, you have to be flexible and change things up...which means more to know for offensive players. Jim Chaney was a good OC...but his style got old and failed to add something to it. His offense this past year was one of the worst in the SEC and school history.
Well Monte Kiffin was a long time NFL defensive Co and he couldn't stop Mahlzan's offense while at Tennessee.
It's been going on for years down there...first the Head coach Spurrier with his trash talking and the players took after him, Urban Meyer comes in and players run rampant and play dirty, doesn't change a whole lot when Muschamp comes in his DB's were just nasty and now you got the duck Mullen who's time there has been questionable. All this stuff spills over to the basketball program and vice versa.
I'm not surprised...Florida has been very dirty over the years basketball and Football, it's a reflection of they're coaches and the athletic department as a whole. I watched them do all kinds of dirty stuff in the football matchup last year. Florida was the better team but still showed they're class.
I'm not a coach but I can tell you they probably don't have the personnel to run a true 3-4 defense, I don't even think Jerome was a running a 3-4. It could have easily been a version of the 4-3 he was running. In my opinion nobody is running a true 3-4 defense since Bama a few years ago because they had such stout guys up front.
When I look back at his 3 seasons I believe them to be worse than Butch Jones and probably worse than Derek Dooley even though he had a bowl game win. Dooley has some offense with the same Coordinator mind you, but defense was as bad as Jerome's. I wasn't jumping for joy when they made the hire but a lot of people were expecting big things, but I really wasn't. I'm actually more optimistic about the Heupel hire TBH.
So old big shirt wearing Jerome is going to try his hand at pro ball...one reason being nobody wanted anything to do with him in college ball because of his firing and sanctions at Tenn. I would think he'll be mediocre at best, unless he has incredible talent like at Alabama and the unit he had at FSU.
Big Cat, Big Worm, Big Snake, Big Perm just make up your mind already.
I'll tell you this though...after years of following Tennessee football I still have more respect for Bryant than I do Saban. And it's not the fact that Tennessee has never beaten Saban while at Alabama...Bryant beat Tenn many times while being the head coach and player.
I think it's immature on his part to not even talk with the incoming DC Tim Banks...who they say will run a more aggressive defense. The guy would be in the rotation right off the bat considering Tennessee's weakness off the edge right now. But good luck to him, things will probably not work out very well, it's not always greener on the other side.
Totally different than what Tenn fans are used too...faced paced offenses are becoming popular. Lane Kiffin runs it some, it's designed to keep defenses off balance and out of place. Thing is, time of Possession...you take a powerful offense like Alabama has had and you give the ball to them more. He might want to be flexible and slow down if he has a lead.
Tennessee beat up on Vandy for so long...it was bound to end sometime. I remember Fulmer calling off the dogs even before halftime against them...won 50-0, it could've been a hundred.
I like Gus...but I don't think he would've done any better at Tenn than he did at Auburn, and with just as brutal a schedule at Tenn maybe even tougher.
I agree...I have a disdain for Clemson, and not only the fact they have taken some top players from Tenn.
I think Tenn has a good chance since the hiring of Huepel...known for developing QB's and big offensive numbers. If Pruitt and Cheney were still there I definitely think he goes elsewhere.
They should just let him go with it...spring ball is just around the corner...and the players have to learn a system.
How many were fired this year besides the head coach at Tennessee. The only one left from the Saban Tree is Kirby Smart, and I believe he's staying alive because of top recruiting in the SEC just behind Alabama. I don't necessarily thing he's that great of a head coach...and my opinions are the same of Dabo Sweeney, good recruiting and solid staff doing it for him.
It doesn't make sense...I'm sure he's a fine coach but it leads me to believe they're grasping at straws now. Must be a lot turning down the job because of possible sanctions. At this point might as well give the job to Steele, he'll bring some kind of stability on that side of the ball.
I guess its pretty impressive the class is where it is after all that went down...top 20 most people would take that.
Well if thats the case then your right something is off...but are you sure that offer was active from Tech, just because you see it online doesn't necessarily mean it is.
If he was committed 100 percent why didn't he sign in the early signing period...he was committed for months on end. Do we know the whole story here...did Pruitt tell him Hey were worried about you getting qualified and leave him the option of seeing other schools.
You don't never know...his offenses have put up good numbers wherever he's been, but this is the toughest schedule he'll ever face. Alabama rival every year, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky no slouch...and Tenn always plays a tough opponent out of conference. If he can get a good DC you never know.
Really??...I mean these kids do it to coaches all the time, stay committed to one school the whole time and then ditch on national signing day. Do you ever hear any of the coaches complain....no, you win some you lose some. Bush league??
Bill Bates had a fine NFL career, better than most. If you've never got your blocked knocked off in football then you then been playing flag football or something.
Yes....Alabama was desperate, and they've been lucky too...the bad runs haven't been as bad as other traditional programs. They were ready to about commit suicide and nearly ruined they're hunting seasons. Saban came open at the right time for them, and the money has always been there too. Saban knew he was going to get everything he wanted.
Tee Martin is very special to Tennessee and the fans...but he needs to have success as and offensive coordinator before becoming a head coach. It didn't work out very well at USC, that's not to say that it won't. He could learn a lot from Heupel...but remains to be seen.
That was a bad hire...I was skeptical of it from the beginning. I know Chaney has been around and has some knowledge, but he had all the talent in the world at Georgia and people complained, they didn't fight to keep him.
I don't know why they didn't give the coach from Indiana a look..and this is supposedly a search firm helping them. The guy kicked Michigan's behind this year and outplayed Tenn in the Gator bowl for 3 quarters.