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We took Kiffin instead of Brian Kelly and Dooley instead of Kevin Sumlin.
I know right. Mike Hamilton...
They wouldn't have had the same success so quickly, but yeah, much better coaches. We'll be talking about this until we find our guy, which is hopefully Butch.
I like Butch, but we'd certainly be further along in our climb with one of those fellows. Here's to hoping that CBJ is the answer (which I believe is entirely possible).
I loved the Kiffin hiring , still do actually, but it would have been interesting to see this program if we had gotten the "right" guy the first time.
I am not sure who that would have been, but just the guy who would have still been here and successful. Love B.J. but would have liked to have it right to see what would have happened.
This post was edited by EwokStoleMyWife 18 months ago
The Kiffin hire had massive potential, but it wasn't the right hire. I think Kelly took over a mess and Sumlin has built his juggernaut.
Oh, and who doesn't love BJ?
Lane did have so much potential, and it fizzled, which made me sad. and I hope we can all get behind BJ
Kelly would have executed a Kiffin move as soon as ND called..
Hall FG, 1998
Dooley is getting a rough rap... let's keep in mind what this program looked like prior to him showing up. Dooley was very good at what he did and he accomplished that here. It was time to move on. But Dooley got this program in a position that is on much more stable ground. Props to Dooley for getting us to a point where we can now start winning again.
Check some other threads. He has several noted detractors who are beside themselves that he hasn't signed a treasure trove of 4-and 5-stars yet.
I believe he was making a joke... notice he didn't put a "C" in front of the "BJ"
Yes, but RockyTopATL is right, some folks are just miserable. I understand a wait and see approach, but give CBJ a chance. I think we may have lucked into a great situation.
Oh, believe me, I know. Wasn't disagreeing with his point, just that the post wasn't referring to Butch.
Your team. All the time.
Maybe a 5-shirt?
"Thanks for the badly needed BJ!"
You left out a bunch of other now successful coaches that would have taken the job. It is just amazing how badly this thing turned out.
I walked out of Neyland after the MIzzu game hearing a group of young bucks singing "it sucks, to be, a tn vol." I came dangerously close to breaking some noses and ripping those orange shirts off their bodies. I really wish those type folks wouldn't call themselves fans and go jump on Bama's bandwagon or something. It's better to be a losing Vol than a winning Elephant or Gator. Go Vols!!!!!
Yes sir. Those are just the coaches we passed over that happened to be at the helm of the some of the hottest teams.
And LWS and others are likely correct...Kelly would go to ND.
"Give him six" "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama" "Grit N Grind"
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