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I would say the only pressure for Tennessee is just to be entertaining. I for one just want to watch a team that doesn’t make me want to throw my tv out the window.
I think the only question is does anyone develop into a true “lockdown corner” like Surtain was last year. There are plenty of talented guys, but nobody has really proven that ability yet. That being said it is a lot easier to play corner if you d-line dominates.
My thought is we will be a mediocre “fun” team instead of the mediocre to bad “boring” team we have been the whole time under Pruitt. I think we will get to six wins, (4 non conference wins, Vandy, and USC). I’m interested to see the Tennessee vs. Ole Miss game. That could be an extremely fun game to watch. Also the Tennessee vs. Missouri game should be interesting to see where those two teams stack up.
Yea, but Georgia didn’t take USC seriously. That won’t happen with Clemson.
If this was in the 7th inning or something like that, then it is unacceptable, but this was a walk off. He should be able to celebrate however he wants.
People need to understand that nobody under the age of 40 gives a crap about your “unwritten rules”. All of that boring stuff is why soccer is a more popular sport with people under 30 than baseball.
Dude just go get off my lawn. Baseball needs more fun if it wants to survive with the younger generation. If you hit a walk off bomb like that you can celebrate as much as you want.
I don’t get why people bash on teams for scheduling 1 FCS school. In my mind as long as it is an in state school I’m cool with it for multiple reasons. 1) FCS schools need the money that comes from those games against the big boys 2) Most FCS schools have rosters full of local kids, and getting to play in the huge stadiums was probably their dream growing up (probably 90% of the kids on the UL-Monroe roster grew up dreaming of playing in Death Valley) 3) It allows younger players a chance to get live game reps. This is crucial when you are starting to evaluate who is going to be ready next year
Let me start by saying I’m not a huge baseball fan, so I don’t know the rules that well, but those look like almost the same plays. Both runners put their arms up to protect their heads. To me the only real difference is the Ole Miss guy didn’t have any chance of turning two on that play. If those are two different crews then I just chalk it up to a different interpretation of the rules. If that was the same crew then that is bad officiating. I’m not saying there is any type of conspiracy, but that did seem to be some home cooking (which is common for home teams in almost every sport). From a financial perspective it benefits the SEC for Alabama to stick around as long as possible (their fans are local and can drive, that win might have gotten Bama into a regional).
That was kind of what I was hoping to see. The offense looks exciting and willing to air it out. Unfortunately the defense looks like it is going to struggle. This year I think we will be a mediocre team that is really fun to watch, kind of like the East version of Ole Miss. That is fine with me for now. It is a lot better than the mediocre team we have been for the last several years that was boring to watch.
This seems like a head scratcher. He seemed to be in a really good situation to showcase his skills for the next level at Arkansas.
I agree with you completely. 10 years ago I would be right there with diesel, but now I understand there is something to be said for consistency. Barnes has created a culture where we are finishing in the top 1/3 of the conference every regular season, making the tournament, and landing solid classes every year. I for one am really happy with that.
You didn’t read that correctly. He is the 4th overall player in Tennessee. Not 4th at his position.
I’m really hoping he can be ready to go on Friday. A guy like that who has given everything to the program over the last few years deserves to finish his career playing in the tournament. In the flip side Payne needs to be suspended for the remainder of the year.
I agree with the first half of your post, but the second part definitely had a “get off my lawn” vibe to it. They’re just kids, let em have fun. This year with limited fans the bench is about the only energy boost you can get.
I don’t like having suspensions carry on to the next year, but he should definitely be suspended for the whole NCAA tournament.
That Florida-Tennessee game could end up being super important. That might be determining who ends up with the 4th spot and the double bye in the conference tournament.
The way we struggled with that half court trap was pathetic. That looked like high school ball.
Obviously there is over a month left before the tournament, but I’m really interested to see how the committee ranks the top 3 teams. Alabama has been dominant in conference play, but has really struggled in non-conference play. Mizzou has a dominant duo in Tillman and Pinson, but as a team they seem to struggle to shoot, especially from the outside. Tennessee might have the deepest team, but they don’t have a “guy” that can just take over a game. Also, their losses have been complete blowouts.
Fleck would be an excellent hire. Elliot really knows offense, but he has never run his own program. Dykes doesn’t seem like a good choice.
Kevin Steele needs to be our version of Matt Luke. Try to do a decent job managing the inevitable sanctions for the next year or two. Then when the penalties are over we can go out and see what top coaches are available. At least Steele will be cheap since Auburn is still paying him.
Other than QB, our o line was the most disappointing aspect of our team. I’m not sure how great a hire this is.
I really hope this year doesn’t get blown up by Covid, because this Tennessee team could be really special. They are locked in on defense and are deeper than any team Barnes has had since he has been here.
Auburn fans, I hope you are enjoying Season 2 of “How to Crew Up a Coaching Search”. The Tennessee Admin is glad to pass along the starring role. It appears you just finished Episode 3 “The One Where Everyone Tells us No”. Spoiler Alert: Episode 4 is a wild one, it involves borrowing private jets and talking with pirates. Enjoy!
Which is different from Notre Dame’s ACC schedule? They beat a Clemson team in overtime that was down at least 5 defensive starters by the end of the game, and with their backup quarterback.
But who is the big name? Urban? Freeze?I don’t know if there is a more proven guy than the one you just fired out there.
The more I’m watching this play out at Auburn the more this feels like the way things went down for Fulmer at Tennessee. You can’t fire a coach like Malzhan without having the next guy ready to go. With the improvement in the bottom half of the west division Auburn could be in trouble. Who out there is clearly better than Leach or Kiffin? I think the last few years have proved that it doesn’t take much to go form a good program to in big trouble real quick.
I’ve said it before, but the playoff is broken because 4 of the 5 P5 conferences are broken. Every year Clemson and Ohio State are going to sleepwalk through a pathetic conference schedule and get half the spots. There is nobody in their conferences that are anywhere close to their talent level. To a lesser extent this even applies to Oklahoma. If they had been able to play a few cupcakes early in the season to work out the kinks of a new quarterback they would have dominated too. Then you have the PAC 12 where there isn’t an elite team in the whole conference. The big problem is the SEC is the only conference where you have more than 1 team in the top 10 of recruiting. Until someone gets it together at Michigan or Miami or somewhere like that, you can count on a combination of the same 8 teams playing every year (Bama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, A&M, and maybe a PAC school that runs the table).