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Coach CCM is going to be here and deservedly so, for a minimum of 2 more years. UT didn't give the AD 18 million over 3 years so we could pay another buyout. I hate that this fan base is so desparate for something positive to happen (I also feel this way sometimes) that we want to jump ship at the first sign of trouble and start over again. We have become so negative that we as fans can't see the forest because of the trees. I can't stand here and say it will work out, but I can say 2 5* recruits and what he did with last years team gives me hope. I'm not sure what has happened this season but I'm positive CCM is losing sleep trying to fix it. Some great coaches would have been fired in today's enviroment, such as Coach K, if his AD made a decision after 2 seasons.... Not comparing the 2 coaches, just making a point.....I do Love my VOLS, I will support despite records, I just am tired of all the negativity. I blame this post on a 4hr drive while listening to TSR..... Now Down Vote me to h3ll
I don't think there's any doubt he'll return next year. I suspect whatever year his contract runs out will be a big year. There is no doubt that Pearl spoiled us and as you said our fan base has become desperate to win at something.
Of course CCM will be back next year. We'll have to disagree, however, on the deservedly so. Sometimes you can just see that a guy isn't going to work out. Nice guy, good dude. Just not a very good basketball coach. Has nothing to do with our tempo or, quite honestly, our W's and L's. It's how our team plays the game. It's watching guys run around screens and not do the simplest of things and that is rub shoulders with the screener. Things we were all taught in middle school.
Your team. All the time.
i have to agree nyc-vol if we started out losing and while losing we see improvment,however they are getting worser imo..cant guage south c today ,there well coached but like talent.but i see south c improving from last year to this year and its coaching why i see south c .becoming top tier team
in the sec.
maybe coach pearl is waiting on the clock to expire and come back,thats my hopes anyways
I am constantly blown away by the number of my vol fan brethren that refer back to Bruce pearl. He came to Knoxville with a shady past, broke ncaa rules, lied about breaking ncaa rules, then had the nerve to knowingly continue to break NCAA rules after the ad promised to save his job. What a super guy! So he had energy and charisma, so do most good used car salesmen. Are we really the fan base willing to sacrifice all for a w? Are our memories that short? Did we not finish second in conference and beat Florida twice last year? Give ccm a healthy Maymon, a true point guard, and a couple of years in his system then I too will be ready to judge. But I would personally hate to have some of the guys on here as bosses, getting let go after having a job for a couple of hours just because i didn't perform up to their expert opinions. How bout a little patience and positivity vol nation? Come on man!
and the ncaa rule was he broke was stupied alkl because a recruit eat at his house..boy thats realy breking a rule and assist-coaches gave some 1 tickets to the kentucky game.that was the final nail
but those 2 things was god awful?petty as hell if thats all they had on us ide say give pearl his job
back and ide be willing enough to give him a second chance.
kiffin we can thank for the ncaa come knockig on our door not bruce.he just got caught in the middle of stupied bull crap..bruce over martin any day of the week
+1. I agree on all counts.
"What did he do? All he did was score!" - John Ward
I agree with you. I think Martin has shown alot and will be successful.
Pearl was given such a harsh penalty because he LIED to the NCAA. If he would have told the truth it would have been a slap on the hand and he would still have his job.
THIS........People need to move on from him as:
1. he cant be hired til Aug 2014 IIRC and Zo should have a good 2013-2014 campaign
2. Hart does not appear to me like someone that would hire him bc it would not be "his guy"....for just one reason
3. I cant name 1 HC that got fired for NCAA reasons that returned to the same school.
and I liked the guy and thank him for raising our program from the dead but he is gone for good reason and IMO should have been let go prior to his last season.
This is the impression many got from media accounts, but it is not true. The AD is KEEPING $18 million it earned that it has historically given to academics.
We are missing Stokes twin tower on the inside "Maymon". I think teams ability to double down on Stokes has really hurt us the most.
Martin will be here for at least 4 years. This team looks pretty bad on offense right now because Golden has been hurt and Martin failed to recruit a good point guard. I'm not sure the kid coming in this fall is going to help either. Moore won't be an option at the point guard either. That's just not work for him. Next year Tennessee will have a pretty good year assuming Stokes comes back. Golden will be a senior, Hubbs and Davis will add a spark, and Maymon will be back. That team will dominate the boards. The offense will probably still be shaky at times, but they will make the NCAA tourney next year with that line up. The problem is going to be after that year. Golden, Maymon, McRae, and most likely Stokes will be gone then. No true point guard and a terrible offensive game plan could end Martin's career that year. We shall see. He's going to get 4 years, but it's not going to be pretty offensively.
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