You hit that nail on the head. When the Prez blew up Fulmer and his crew at UT I told my friends and family "welcome to the next Nebraska, it will be at least 3 coaches before UT is ever back to relevance." And that hasn't happened yet. Hasn't for Nebraska either now that I think about it. It will be interesting if the program/players fold it up now or go for broke. They win the west if they win out (not likely) and Auburn loses twice. That would literally make me laugh. That is not likely, but going for that next "the guy" hire is generally not a guarantee of success and most often a move into long term mediocrity. Anyway, you hit the nail on the hit here in my opinion.
Well Paul's not wrong but completely misses the bigger picture here. This would have happened at many stadiums given the following: 1) It's a 730 p game. Tens of thousands of folk are already toasted when they enter. 2) Beer is now sold in the stadium and ends in the 3rd quarter. 3) An earlier questionable call, and a LOT of suspicious cramps slowing down their home team got the fans riles, drunk or not. 4) Then the questionable last call that also went against the home team leading to the assault. And yep, that is assault, even with a half full water bottle, much less a dang golf ball. Goodness. Put all of that together and you are ready to cross that fine line of protest to a mob. A few drunks start tossing bottles, then the human nature of monkey see monkey do kicks in, then "hey watch this, mustard bottle" then "ooh, I bought these golf balls with me." <-- those, or that person, should be found and charged. Not a thing can be done about that game now. And penalizing UT, etc, won't amount to much down the line. Example, schools get fined for rushing the field after a victory. It still happens. A&M just did it, in fact. Not a complete solution, but get the beer out of the stadiums and the obviously intoxicated but not yet passed out individuals. It is a football game not a keg party. People make irrational decisions when intoxicated. We just saw it, again. It is something that could be addressed easily. Ban alcohol from the stadium.
No they weren't already having problems. 2007 - 1 dumb interception from a Natty game. 2008 - Hired an innovative OC, who lacked the players. Loads of injuries. The DC went to LSU and dominated and the OC now is HC at Wake and getting things done and has for awhile. Lane Kiffin himself said he liked what he saw (the players) and could see a lot of them playing on Sundays. His words. They had an exit (line) when Fulmer was canned. '09 was okay, all things considered, but Lane left the house and it then burned. Myth correction. UT was NOT horrible from 2000-2009 SEC East Champs: 2001, 2004, 2007. 3 of 10. (UF) 4 (UGA) 3 2000-2009 record: 83-43 SINCE Kiffin left? Not so good. Dooley (D-) Jones (B) Pruitt (C) That is the risk of firing a legend. Check out Nebraska since they did their thing with a coach not liked.
Agreed. Get Milton on the field, but not as QB. He's on scholarship and has running skills. Use him. Let him play, but not QB, at least not like the 1 position. I have been wondering why they did not put them both on the field at the same time. Would be interesting twist.
Interesting rhetoric to generate, well this chat line. Yay. I looked up the SEC Stat page and QBR. Here are the actual top 5 QB's objectively measured: 1. Hooker (UT) 2. Corral (Ole Miss) 3. Young (Bama) 4. Jefferson (Ark) 5. Levis (UK) PS: Jones (FLA) is 9th in QBR and neither UGA QB ranks at all, I suppose because of number of stats. Who knows.
BS. She was a threat to the football coach to the extent she needed a forearm to the throat? You are wrong. Simple as that.
Lane at UT : "It's Time" ... to quit Lane at USC: "It's Now or Never" ...never Lane at FAU: "All Aboard The Lane Train" ...as it leaves for Mississippi. I dunno. I see a pattern.
Indeed, and they will run through it and reach the goal. 9-3.
Tennessee (UT) was founded in 1794. University of Texas in 1883. Tennessee 6 national titles. Texas 4. Tennessee 11 undefeated seasons. Texas 9. Tennessee NFl players 341. Texas 325. After thorough analysis, I am going with the original UT remains UT.
Dang Mark. Here you go putting the jinx on. Rewrite this and pick Carolina please. ha ha j/k Score sounds about right to me.
Pssh. LSU's season is not over. Is it? Article is premature. Pete Thamel writes about football and makes 6 digits doing so. He makes that via good writing skills and little intimate knowledge of the game from a uniform perspective. Pete's article is for eyeballs to sell advertisements, which in turn pays for part of his salary indirectly. He contributes. The fact is... LSU is 3-2. Seven games to go. The coach has 4 winning seasons and a national title, one tie in a pandemic season, and is 3-2 currently. Yeah. He is toast. They will just buy him out for $21 million or more. Sure. Already even. Good job Pete. Still keeping the name out there based on writing skills sans football experience.
All the teams mentioned control their own fate technically. You apparently did not major in English. It is not hypothetical, it is fact. Facts are not hypothetical. They are, well, facts. Have a good one.
So my fearless prediction for last week was one play from being spot on. That UF turnover at the end of the second half. Review my prediction and that game. Dang was almost spot on. This one? Close game in the 4th. UT hands the game to Mizzou and loses by 16. Oh, 3 turnovers and 10+ penalties on UT. Not too fearless there. lol.
I do not disagree with you at all. Spot on. My point is...the above (me) is a Fearless Prediction. The article is status quo to me. Not Fearless. ;) You must admit, UT has lost many times to the SEC elite by mental lapses over the last decade. That's not fearless either. But predicting EXACTLY a 31 point loss. Now that is fearless. ;)
This is not a fun prediction. Not sure it is even fearless. THIS is a fearless prediction. The VOLS are hanging neck and neck until the GATORS scores two TD's in the final five minutes of the first half. The GATORS score another TD in the first five minutes of the third quarter. Things then "settle down" into "no way UT can recover from those ten minutes of lapse" and FLORIDA wins by EXACTLY 31 points, thus covering the spread and UT's hope in a large scoop of swamp juice. That being said. GBO. Try to avoid those lapses, a?
Good game Joe. Gratz for winning your first start at UT! Lot's of positives and more to come. Keep on getting it man.
Does nobody at SDS review the site's own posts before moving along? This says 8 hours ago. Apparently no copy editor on staff. That's unsual. Wish I could read it, but not possible.
Wow. I went to a Gamecock game in 2003. Jared Lorenzen (R.I.P.) was continuously harassed by the Gamecock male cheerleader via a sideline PA DURING THE GAME. "fat boy" "Take that fatty" etc. It was absolutely disgusting. The SEC should have been ashamed. And so too the Gamecocks. Nobody, and I mean nobody, culled that abusive cheerleader. This was done DURING THE GAME as Kentucky had the ball. It was obnoxious. I am neither a USC nor Kentucky fan. And I have been to many SEC games over the last 30 years at many stadiums. I have seen the good the bad and the ugly from all fans. But that crap right there? 2003? Cheerleader on a PA interrupted a player and fat shaming the player? SC staff can kiss it and wipe it. Who gives these clowns so much read time anyway? Who the hell is South Carolina? Whiners without a coach.
Golly Connor. You are such a dweeb. Trying to add on to a story that is bogus. Listen here son, and I do mean son. Title IX accusations happen 10's of times per semester at small colleges. 100's if not 1000's of times at major universities. Most are bogus claims. Being "accused" of something does not warrannt action by a coach or anyone else. The only thing an accusation does is instigate a Title IX investigation. Punishing individuals under such accusations before said accusations are proven beyond a doubt is not only unjust, it is illegal. You obviously have NO IDEA what goes on per Title IX accusations and thus your opinion and report is worthless. You, son, really need to spend some time reflecting upon whether you should be writing these articles or not. It is an ethical question. Should you be joining a hot topic and writing on things of which you know nothing? And thus unfluencing people with your uninformed opinion? Or should you turn in that keyboard and do something more useful for others? Even without pay? As of now, you get paid for uninformed drivel. I for one hope you do some self-reflection and come to the conclusion that your job here is rather unimportant. And that you realize, you know nothing of which you write. Not truly. Be blessed.
Well here is the broken record again, but I cannot help it. Chaney. It's his fault. Here are the first five possessions of the second half for UT. 1) Run-Run-Pass(run) (5 yards) JG 2) Run-Run-Run (6 yards) Maurer enters. 3) Pass-Run-Pass (1 yard) 4) Sacked-PI 1st down | Run-Run-Pass (5 yards) 5) Run-Run-Pass (1 yard) Now. First possession, I give a pass, though you should have anticipated their adjustment. But dang, how long did it take for you to figure out they adjusted to stop the run? Or did you not figure it out until today watching the game film? 17 plays and 7 passes and your best play (longest gain) was a PI call. And 4 of those passes were on 3rd down when they know you are likely to pass. And, on most of the running plays you could easily see ARK was set up to stop the run. Who cares if it is a high school game, but this man (Chaney) makes millions to perform his job. Why? What makes him worth the money? So far this season it seems like he should be earning about $36K a year and per diem for road trips.
Agreed. Too old now, but ten years ago even I could have ran and caught those slants on the one scoring drive. UT NEVER adjusted. AND they know it's been a problem for weeks. Aren't coaches supposed to fix things?
Those numbers sound right (20s and teens) but not sure which team will...oh wait... I forgot that UT's offense cannot defend the interception well. UT offense 10, Arkansas offense 17 and Arkansas defense 14. 31-10 Hogs.
Sign of the times I guess. I remember when highlight videos came out AFTER a game or even a championship season. I know I am old, but dang these hype videos (for who?) and these players bowing up after making a routine play they are supposed to make. Goodness. Me. Me. Me. Sell. Sell. Sell. Old or not, a winning team doesn't need a "hype-video." And losing team dang sure doesn't. Here is some hype for either team in this contest. Fight like you are the third monkey running up the plank to Noah's Ark. And it's starting to rain brother.
Agreed on the Missouri comment. I told my son after Missouri changed QB's that UT would have lost if that guy had started the game. Anyone who actually watched that game from start to finish knows that.
It is the OC. He simply cannot call an offense without a roster full of all-stars. He needs to adjust his playbook to fit what he has at UT instead of forcing stuff on a team that cannot execute what he wants. Claim to fame? Spread at Purdue. Who was the QB? Drew Brees. OC at UGA 2016-2018: In the backfield? Nick Chubb and Sony Michel and D'Andre Swift (16-17) and then D'Andre Swift in 18, with Elijah Holyfield who also ran for over 1000 yards. Those NFL caliber backs and offensive line makes an OC a valuable market commodity. But it does not make them smart enough to run/call an offense that makes sense with the players he has on hand. It really doesn't matter who is at QB as long as the OC is still calling the plays. One could reasonably blame most, if not all, of the turnovers this year on the person that calls the plays destined for bad outcomes. That would be the OC not the QB. And to top it off the UT OC gets 4.8 million over 3 years. The QB's get an academic scholarship. Lay off the kids people. The adults need more focus for their failures. If you can't adjust to what you got, you should not have the job and dang sure should not be made a millionaire.
Again? This is not news. Social Media calls out about every public figure whenever said figure speaks. Give it up mate.
Fun fact. UGA passed for 9.4 yards per pass attempt in that game. Also, they ran it 43 times and passed 14 times. And finally, they won the game, which is the entire point. Now 9.4 yards per pass would put the team at 12th in the nation IF that was the season average. Sure they could have had more total yards by throwing the ball more but so what? Why throw when you are dominating the line of scrimmage anyway? Throwing slows down the game clock, leads to turnovers, and sacks. Unless your offense is built on passing you don't throw the ball just for the stat book and to keep know-it-all fans happy. Hell they are 4-1 and in control of their own destiny. There are many reasons to NOT start a QB and the first one is you don't trust him to operate the playbook. Seems to me that UGA ran a limited playbook and put the best QB they had on the field who would not screw things up. Nothing wrong with that. Did anyone notice UGA ran for 215 yards? 4-1.