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Austin Price just posted an article with quotes. It was money and it was that he feels he has a "special situation" in USC. We offered him 400k and USC might be paying him as much as 500k.
So don't make it something it's not. He turned us down because of money and because he thinks he has a better job. That's it.
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BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
Your team. All the time.
Los Angeles is a great city and USC is a great job. It would be tough to pull any coach out of that situation. LA-2, Knoxville-0.
Tee owes UT nothing. He excelled while there and that of course makes him a fan favorite. But, he's a professional now and he has to do what's in the best interest of his career.
It's not 1998 anymore guys, and we as a fanbase really need to move on.
Right next year when the whole staff is fired Tee is going to quit coaching and become a stay at home dad because his wife doesnt want to leave LA.
Our entire program is built around our history, tradition and love for the University of Tennessee. The whole Vol For Life program is built on that concept. If we're going to "move on" and pretend that stuff doesn't matter then what exactly are we doing here? Without that stuff we are Iowa State.
I'm not saying forget tradition. What I'm saying is that there is a large segment of our fanbase who are stuck in the 90s. This wet dream of having an entire lineup of 90s Vols players as coaches is pretty ridiculous.
Fans harassing Tee Martin as if he somehow owes UT something is pretty stupid. Goodness, all this hoopla over a position coach!
If that happens, I'm sure he would explore other options.
It's not hoopla over a position coach. I don't care about a receivers coach, and I don't care about building a full staff of UT alums.
It's about a guy with a street named after him looking at our program, thinking about it, and then saying "Nah man, not for me". I'm not mad at Tee. I'm not mad at anyone. I'm just sad and disgusted with the state of our program and the fact that there is no way to hide it. We just got told, publicly, after the guy spent 24 hours in Knoxville, that we are not good enough for one of the greatest players in our history. He came across the country, sat down with our new head coach, and then decided he just couldn't do it, for whatever reason. What does that say about UT?
This is Tebow telling Gainesville they aren't up to his standards. That's what just happened.
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