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Stating the obvious obviously. We are going to have a fight on our hands this weekend no doubt about it. A win would do so much for this program. I won't go off the deep end if we lose this weekend unless the team just gets ran off the field. Dooley said himself that the SEC would NOT have TN to push around anymore. It's time to prove that. We shouldn't be getting blown out at this point in any game. I don't know how you take 11 guys on defense who when you look at them individually aren't bad players and come out with a collective disaster each and every week. I know Maggitt is hurt but it's more than that imo. I just need to see something as a fan. If we have a team 3rd and 13 we need to be receiving a punt the next down. If we are on offense and it's third and two we need to be running for the first down with our backs or A.J. unless one of our receivers doesn't have a defender right in front of him on the outside and it's an obvious TD. This silliness has got to stop.
We've been waiting over 3 years for something "good" to happen. I've accepted it's not going to. Breaks are created and good things happen to teams that seize the opportunity and make the most of them. This staff and team has been presented with several opportunities but have proven they can't handle it. Sad and "negative" I guess but that's just where I'm at.
This post was edited by UTvol4life 18 months ago
Phil gives pregame speech and we defeat Bama!
When that happens, will Dave Hart still fire the coaching staff? Or will the entire offense go in the first round of the NFL draft?
These players need to start playing for each other and hold each other to a higher standard. I feel like the problems on defense is not a matter of scheme or coaching. It's a matter of these guys refusing to keep playing poorly. They had two weeks to prepare and came out and couldn't stop state. Get in the film room and study,study,study and make sure each guy knows their assignments. Make sure every player on d knows exactly what their supposed to do when they see something similar from film study. This team is so close to breaking thru and its killing me. Leave everything out on the field against bama. This team will either become closer from all the bad they've went thru or they will fold and start pointing fingers. A leader needs to step up and rally the troops and save this season. Coaches get this team ready and if they cant get what we need done play whoever will. If Hunter keeps playing soft, pull him. No one player can be bigger than the team.
I know Phil had a great record against Bama, but how many times did he play them and they were great? He struggled in several games when we were HUGE favorites.....
The journey to becoming an Ironman
Does it really matter at this point ? Who steps up a senior or a junior that's getting ready to go pro then what? Try to find another leader next year half way thru season ? I thought that's what the head coach was suppose to do. Lead his team. We have the talent to win games just not the coaching.
Was Peyton Manning a leader? How about Al Wilson? Tee Martin?
Yes, it really matters. Yes, the coaches and leaders of a team build future leaders (in the begining, middle and end of a season). Leadership functions and accountability exist at every level of every organization. Several books have been published on the topic. Our national and state history is full of leaders at all levels of governance. If we fired our military leaders at the rate of college football coaches, we would all be speaking Russian and working in vodka distilleries.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by allwillbeorange 18 months ago
I didn't mean that leadership doesn't matter I was refering to this team and the situation they have. Did u really think I meant leadership doesn't matter. My gosh think about things before you post. I just don't see where we are gonna find leadership and seems like it mite be too late. That's what I meant.
I must have misunderstood your question.
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