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Reality: Recruiters from OTHER schools are the only beneficiaries of this mid-season "lynch mob orgy" over who should be Tennessee's next coach. Can we focus for just a minute on this season, this group of seniors, the task at hand...Hmmmm?
Funny headline. And right. +1
Recruiters from other schools are benficiaries because we are 0-5 in the SEC and Dooley is on the Hot Seat.
Everybody in this thread is right imo
Root cause is Dooley's lack of progress (perceived or reality - does not matter) in turning the program around.
Fair or not fair, doesn't matter. We win a couple of ballgames against UGA, Miss State or USC and no one has any cannon fodder against UT.
And whining about it helps our team...right now...How? (crickets)........ yeah, that's what I thought.
Who's whining? Just stating facts.
This post was edited by hdrizzle21 18 months ago
Just giving my take on your post. This is the inherent purpose of a message board, IMHO....
I mean I agree with you drizzle but or you people who are just going to stop rooting for them. That's not even a fan
Who said I wasn't rooting for him. There's a difference between rooting for him and believing in him. I don't think he can win here, but I won't root for us to lose. Not sure where you're getting at.
I'm talking about the team I don't ever root for a coach no matter who it is I root for the team
Oh my bad forget the last post drizzle
Hdrizzle and orangetex are owning this thread. Sorry but I'm not gonna ignore the elephant in the room that is our incompetent coaching staff.
I disagree. I think Dannyman is spot on, +1 for you. Frequently (always?) being negative about the current program does come off as whinning, not just "stating the facts".
Ok but who do think is responsible for the negative recruiting that's being used against us? The fans or our 0-5 sec record and the coaches that got us there?
You guys are going to LOVE Dooley come National Signing Day when Vonn Bell and Jalen Ramsey sign with Alabama.
I won't stand for it. I'll pull for Tennessee, then I'll pull for Tennessee to fire its coach.
If that gets me pitchforks and torches on here, so freakin be it.
Oh poo...... a down vote.
Anyway, the 0-5 SEC record is one tool for negative recruiting. That is what it is, and no one can change it. Another tool for negative recruiting would be pointing out how negative the fanbase is toward the program (albeit a select part of the fan base who can be so vocal it seems as if it is the whole fanbase). That is something we can influence. Why would anyone want to give recruiters another reason to look away from UT? I say play out the rest of the season like Dannyman said and put aside the lynch mob mentality.
Go check out Auburns board, and then look at there recruiting class and get back to me.
I bet if we hired a good coach, than hired Tee Martin back, we would have just as good of chance as Bama of landing these 2.
Children, children...Here's to an 8-5 season! GBO!
So your comparing a team half way through their current season who went 8-5 last year and won the Nat. Champ. two years ago, and expect them to have the same difficulty with combating years of negative recruiting which can only be fueld by unsupportive fans that UT has had? You can get back with me if Auburn has another year or two like they are having so far to compare apples to apples and see what their recruiting is like then.
And I did look at Auburn's Board. They have people who are eternal pessimists there and people who don't want everyone to think we are all just pessimists too..
I don't believe Dooley's recruiting issues, if they exists (I believe the current situation with all the rumors ain't helping), weren't and won't be caused by fans. The primary issue isn't even the overall stability or instability of the program. It's not even the 0-5 start in SEC play for the third consecutive year. The issue is twofold, a missed opportunity and a failure to meet expectations in the worse way. First, if Dooley and his staff had aced the end of the game pressure at LSU, I doubt we'd be dealing with all these garbage rumors. Second, if he beats Kentucky, which had been done 26 straight times before, I believe the number of fans daydreaming about Gruden or calling for Dooley to be replaced would be greatly reduced. Beat Kentucky, go to a bowl, go 8-5 and folks aren't ecsatic, but if you're Dooley you can sitdown without burning your britches and I suspect the whole negative recruiting bit would be less effective.
This post was edited by DCVolunteer 18 months ago
This is a funny link I found on Gruden & UT.
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