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I was speaking in generalizations. I obviously don't know this person or how old he is. That's the problem with message boards.
Peoples feelings are hurt too easily. Take this stuff with a grain of salt.
I too am optimistic about Coach Jones and believe our support as fans is needed. We certainly all have opinions and will have various criticisms in the future, I know I certainly expect to have some of my own.
I was never thrilled with Coach Kiffin, I did not like his attitude but since he was "our" coach i was willing to go along. From the things I heard he said about Tennessee and its traditions I'm glad he's gone. Coach Dooley had been exposed to very good coaching and had a name from his dad so it got him some time. I felt his organization skills were fine and he had vision, but it never seemed to get connected with t players and the results.
Coach Jones has won and brings a passion back to the sideline. It may take some time before we are favored in all the games, but I believe I'll be traveling to Neyland this fall liking our odds better every game.
This post was edited by streamwalker 14 months ago
Of course, Kiffin and Dooley both had losing records as head coaches coming in. CBJ has won 4 conference titles in 6 years as a head coach. So - while I agree winning games is the ultimate yard stick, there is better reason to believe CBJ than the last two coaches. Winning is a habit. Neither of the last two coaches had that habit coming in.
Whatever?! we all know your just a Vandy fan in disguise! lol! I know man, my comments are taken the wrong way a lot of times to. You don't offend me as long as you don't mind me giving you a hard time back! Trust me, I've read many of your post and I know you're a VFL and that's all that matters really!!
I love what Jones is doing. He has an attitude that will turn the players around. We have good players we always lacked the coaching!
I'm 18. I feel I handle some things better than my older friends on the board haha. But everything aside WE ALL WANT THE SAME THING!!!! I don't think I should be compared to a Vandy fan for having optimism or talking up OUR coach. I'd be ashamed to be a Vandy fan. They win once every 20 years and they own the state. Anchor down? Nicky Satan? Vandy logic I guess. I'm a VFL!!! GBO!!!
Is it impossible to agree with both sides of this argument?
I, like many of you, have been through the previous 3 break-ups in Vol Nation. Fulmer hurt, I didn't want to let him go and still don't think we should have. That, of course, is neither here nor there. Kiffin infuriated me. He was the new shiny hire that energized the fan base in all of the wrong ways. He got our last key win, that tromping of Georgia between the hedges. It will be a good while until I forget the mosh-pit he started on the sideline in the middle of the game. That game was the last time I really felt like we were the Tennessee of old. Then he left us brokenhearted but it turned out to be possibly the best thing that could have happened to us. Then came Dooley, the "Uh, who?" hire. In the beginning I was excited, but that quickly died along with our ability to win football games.
My point of all of this is simple. Through all of the change in the past 6 years, I have NEVER felt as good about the caretaker of our program as I do now. Am I cautiously optimistic? Yes. CBJ has yet to prove himself on the field (in Orange & White, the dude has flat out won everywhere else). Am I wildly and almost uncontrollably excited on the inside? You betcha. I understand not letting excitement get the best of you but you simple cannot sit here and tell me that this feels remotely similar to the last 6 years, even without a product on the field to judge.
Either way, cautiously optimistic or wildly and openly excited, CBJ is our head coach and I feel great things coming. Like almost everyone has said, no matter what we're all VFL's and by God we're gonna support our new coach through thick and thin. Go Vols! Go CBJ!
"Give him six" "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama" "Grit N Grind"
Honoring the greatest coach of all-time ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Neyland
and for that plus 1+
Back at ya man!
Thanks for calling me younger I'm actually 46 and have been True blooded ORANGE my whole life
Dooley was nothing like butch man. Doey didn't want to be at tennessee forever. He didn't think tennessee as his dream job. He only cared about getting paid. CBj is amazing, evidenced by his previous career. Take a look. He wins everywhere he's been. Doey has not. Kiffin has not!!! Kiffin can't do it with ALL 5 star players. CBj is proven to be a winner. Dooley was and is not. Dooley and kiffin ruined tn football. We have the coach that will-can bring us back to glory days. Finally. GO VOLS!
Now that was a good post. Tnjrod needs to join vandy247 And leave us real tn fans alone! As far as cbj goes, He's a proven winner.dooley and kiffin were not. Get over the "haven't played in the sec crap tnjrod". It's old and doesn't work. U play whose in ur conference. My gosh people.
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