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Lordy....just picked up another 5 star. Most ridiculous list i've ever seen.
The 247Sports rankings are determined by our recruiting analysts after countless hours of personal observations, film evaluation and input from our network of scouts. Players are ranked by position, grouped qualitatively with a star ranking and given a numerical ranking based on their future potential.
He would never be able to do that here without getting us the death penalty. USC sells itself and then to have people who know how to recruit is just icing on the cake.
Anything is possible when the lying, cheating ogre is involved. He will do ANYTHING to get a kid signed.
I wish nothing but the worst for that program.
First off, USC is hands down the easiest place to recruit at in the country.
Second, he signed us a few 5 stars right? How'd they turn out?
I agree 100%. Look at all the 5 stars we had and how many finish their freshman year.
I can't remember none really except Douglas.
That's on your coach. He left you guys stacked with a bright future, and the next coach in line blew it. Stop hating and show some class.
Fight on, family.
Wait....what? Did I just see someone refer to Kiffin and class in the same sentence. Brah, you have got to be out of your freakish mind. NOTHING about Kiffin says class. You don't just up and leave a coaching position the way Kiffin did...the players deserved better, and quite frankly, us fans deserved better. Not to mention the fact that Orgeron called commits and practically bribed (arguably at Kiffin's direction) them not to early enroll. I'm not sure what book you're reading, but in mine, that's bush league. I will give the man credit...he's become a really good head coach, but the way he operates puts a really bad tastes in many Tennesseans' mouths, and you're being naive if you're expecting to read something other than that on a Vols247 site.
Really? I didn't know Dooley was the Coach in 2009 when players were arrested...
"Stupid is as stupid does. Lieutenant Dan" - Forrest Gump
You can't be that willfully ignorant. You wanna say Lane has done good things for USC, that's fine. But take a look at the recruiting class he brought in and how many of those players are left. And look at the number of violations he committed on campus. Lane Kiffin did not advance Tennessee in one single way.
Hmm, a TN Vols board with some very reasonable posts. That is except for...
Ahhhh, how about we go back home to fighton247? This is not our board, they can say and think whatever they wish.
We're guests here....
"Here are provided seats of meditative joy, where shall rise again the destined reign of Troy." Virgil
It's nothing against your program.... Kiffin just left our program with deep wounds. His only recruiting class had already fallen apart with us before Dooley was hired, and now it seems we are battling as programs for a lot of major recruits. That wouldn't normally be an issue, but just the fact that he is the coach at your school makes our fans struggle with it. I personally wish USC the best, your program has been great long before Coach Kiffin and will be long after him, but I definitely can't wait until your next coaching change, and I think that is only fair considering our history with him. He is doing great things at USC, but he left us fixing more things than he did good for us. Go , Fight On Trojans, but screw Lane Kiffin, because let's face it, that guy sucks as a person.
Get rid of Kiffin, then you can start lecturing others on class.
^^This. Bryce Brown and Janzen Jackson were AWESOME for Tennessee.
And I harbor no ill will against USC. I actually was glad they beat Oregon last year. However, I hope the opposite happens this year.
Kiffin is an above-average coach. He lost some games here he should have won. He turned Jonathon Crompton from a bad QB into one of the statistical leaders in the SEC.
This post was edited by Baugamania 21 months ago
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This is how knowledgeable football fans are in cali cali....
Goodness, I understand very well, and I'm certainly not here to change anyone's mind about Lane or the rest of the staff. I have family in Tennessee, and good friends who are die-hard Vol fans..so I understand y'all more than you think! I'm representing USC as an alumna/fan on this site, and I respect the house I'm in.
I'm a regular on two USC sites for many years, more than a few refer to me as the "den mother" of the board, lol. I don't know who the Trojan poster is on this thread, but I wish he had not represented in the manner he did.
Lastly, I'm a knowledgeable CFB fan, with fairly good knowledge of the game and CFB history...even your program.
Appreciate the class bro, you guys are always welcome on our board, we all have a fan or two that take it too far, but most of you guys have been great when coming over. The Michigan State crew was on the board a little bit ago and those guys might be some of the funniest around.
You're more than welcome on our board as well..I can ease the way for whoever wishes to come and discuss football with us. I will say though, a very large, vocal number of Vol fans made their presence known on our boards for at least a year...wishing us the same fiery death wished on you-know-who and his family. It is funny now, but we're pretty laid back group, it was a bit shocking at the time.
God Willing, we can send Coach Martin back home with an impressive resume and California contacts back home to his Alma Mater as a coach some day.
Hope you don't mind me dropping in from time to time...I promise to behave.
We generally have no issues with people from other boards dropping in from time - we'll even let Alabama fans post here from time to time. But unlike some other UT-related sites, we don't really go for a lot of the trash-talking and other hijinks that are so common elsewhere. There are some UT fans who will hate USC with a passion as long as Kiffin's in charge there, and that's just the nature of the game. But as long as people respect us, we will respond in kind...
Those kinds of posters shouldn't be allowed to post on any of the 247 sites... Period...
You're more than welcome to post on here. You'll find that this is one of more polite team sites on any network.... There's some disagreements here, but none of the name calling and bad language here.
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