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I didn't watch that game, but I would have publically trashed on them too for getting pushed around by Ga.State. There's no excuse for any SEC team to lose like that. He was probably tired of apologizing for that kind of horse crap.
Ok it was a gross exaggeration and not based on fact . There was an underlying point , but you are right. My little brother comment might have been a little off base . My apologies .
They're so beaten down and tired of the previous few coaches that it's probably hard to not be optimistic. You can't really fault their excitement. Yes, they have a ways to go to be in the same league as UGA in any aspect of recruiting , but they're definitely coming. I think the writing is on the wall and that's why you see the top teams suddenly making sure everyone knows the score vs UT. It's a similar feeling to Oklahoma at the end of the 90s . They crept up from being terrible , to being somewhat competitive , to all the sudden in the 2000 season they laid waste to #11 Texas ,#2 K-State , and #1 Nebraska in a 3 week span, very loudly announcing their arrival. I feel like that's going to be UT within the next 2-3 years.
It goes both ways. You can't go 3 posts in any topic without a UT fan mentioning "the time they beat Florida" , which comes off as little brother syndrome, but it's hard to ignore the fact that UT is gaining ground in their development and UF is clearly concerned. You don't see UT sports guys making post after post about Kentucky. UGA and UF both seem to have UT on their minds a LOT. They're starting to worry whether they'll admit it or not.
He'd probably do well in any system, but honestly he'd probably be wasted at a school like UT. They need a big nasty RB and a strong blocking FB . Someone like Harrison Bailey or that USC transfer (JT Daniels) would be more their speed. Oklahoma is a good fit for him or go to somewhere like UCLA and get Chip Kelly's wagon rolling.
My first reaction is "a couple 5 stars a few 4 stars and a bunch of 3s , but one thing that's a little different is Pruitt recruits to his template, not 247, Rivals, etc. He learned a lot under Propst and later Saban. My guess is half of those 3s get a bump before year's end.
Uga has recruited at the highest level for a long time. They also have the obvious benefit of in state talent that rivals most anyone in the country. You have to really suck to not be able to recruit a top 5 class at Georgia. The problem for UGA is Dan Mullen and Jeremy Pruitt are both capable of recruiting right with him and both might be better coaches when all else is equal.
Mack Brown is a force and will have UNC all up in the face of everyone soon. Pruitt is another that will start making some waves soon. The pecking order will change soon and I'm glad to see it. CFB has become a little stale , but times are changing . If Smart doesn't poop soon he's going to get knocked off the pot.
When you're at their stadium you almost feel bad for their less rabid fans because their vocal half are straight up mouth breathers. It's like having to take "that cousin" out in public that doesn't know how to intereact with other humans. They will have to learn to lose gracefully before they will ever be happy with anything. I think that's why their coach was settled on leaving. He knows all it will take is the next 7 or 8 loss season and their torches will start lighting up.
As he pointed out, they had a comfortable lead on everyone else in wins , so why not? Sucks for his players to work hard only to have figure heads yank the rug out from under them.
Dabo had better learn from Rich Rod and stay where things are good. There is no logical reason for him to go to Bama after Saban retires.
My unbiased top 3 destinations for Hurts would be 1. Nebraska 2.UCLA 3. Oklahoma He could make serious waves at any of those places and not have the external pressures he would have at other places.
At first I was kind of like...you waited 2 months to hire Jim Chaney? But I guess it's actually pretty smart. He has proven reliable, competent, and adaptive. There were better xs and os candidates available, but they were all gambles in the climate of the SEC . Good hire Vols and despite what the neighboring fans want to say, Kirby Smart didn't bring him along because he wanted to lose.
Nobody should take me seriously, as I am not on the field, but one serious matter was how many times Tennessee spanked your teams' yappin butts when it was "your year " .
Georgia fans have some very short memories. Or maybe you've been a fan for all of 3 or 4 years?
I don't understand why nobody has hired him. I'd take him anyday over half the top 25 .
Exactly. Saban got smacked down by Louisiana rec center his first year, didn't he? He turned things around pretty quick, but it wasn't over 1 summer.
Where's this man's golden cookie?? Who was Tennessee going to bring in that was going to shock the world in week 1 after that disaster from last year? Gruden? Chip Kelly? Oh wait , Schiano ? It's been proven you can polish a turd, but it's not easy and takes time.
The same bald Butch that helped put a trophy in your case?
Tennessee was easily one of the most horrendous teams in the entire country last year. To erase that stench in one offseason would have been a comeback for the ages. What I saw from them today,was nerves and a lack of preparedness. It's pretty unfair to judge their coach for not turning turds into contenders overnight. They will get better . Chip Kelly's team stunk it up. Harbaugh's team did too and they've had continuity. Judging UT after today is kind of silly.
Every SEC team on UT's schedule with the exception of a couple matches up pretty well with them or exceeds them talent wise. I do, however, believe their coach is the real deal and will be the next shaker in the conference. His body of work is pretty impressive and he uses a proven formula. This won't be a Butch Jones show going forward. Give Pruit a year or two and things will start looking different in the east.
It's kind of mind boggling the amount of wasted talent that's gone through Knoxville the past 10 years. Something tells me that will change very soon.
He's simply saying he's more concerned with Pruitt's potential to revive TN than he is Mullen at Florida. It's a legitimate concern from a rival fan that knows what Pruitt is about. The only thing that should stop UT from improving steadily and recovering from it's misery is a colossal failure of administration or it's irrational fanbase. I can't see Fulmer letting things go bad from an AD position.
There's a lot of unknown in the SEC this year. I have a feeling Georgia will finally put it all together and the rest will be very unpredictable. Auburn is my pick to take the next step and challenge UGA. Don't count last year's flops down. They all got a huge upgrade in coaching .
Georgia fans are easily the most nausea inducing bunch in cfb. They have 1 good season and suddenly they're taking Bama's spot. I hope Oklahoma breaks off an ear of corn in their asses and sends them whimpering back home. They've been pulling in top classes for decades it seems and gag like 18 year old porn stars when the lights get bright. Only Texas has come close to wasting the amount of talent UGA has over the years.
Considering the options that should have been available before this whole clown show started , I would imagine that NOBODY worth hiring there was approached .
I lived in Tennessee for years and the sad part is , there are a lot of sane UT fans that are just stuck watching this monster train wreck and can't do anything about it . Their only real solution is to wait for it all to fall to pieces and hope that disaster of an athletic dept they have is all fired and new blood comes in to rebuild. Never seen anything like it. I also think it was stupid to show up protesting the Schiano hire, but I don't blame them for being pissed off about it.
The best thing that could happen is for UT to play well the rest of the year and save Jones' job. That guy is awesome.