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The Following from the Vandy board might just be the most ignorant post of all time...
I think Butch Jones is a good coach. He tends to get the most out of his players and his teams have outperformed. I agree though, that he hasn't done anything at UT yet. His biggest accomplishment is signing a legacy player and getting JH.
I continue to say this, but I think UT has really big structural problems that will make it exceptionally challenging for them to get back to where their fan base expects them to be. They sell "Big School U" football. They cannot complement that w/ exceptional academics or a great city, etc. Its literally football or bust at UT. Their competition are the other "Big School U" programs like Bama, UF, A&M, UGA, etc - all who have equally, if not better facilities, traditions, larger fan bases - w/ the big difference, they're winning programs right now. So for any recruit that only values facilities, tradition, size of stadium, why go to a program that is down, in the midst of its 4th coach when you can go to a winning program that has everything UT can offer?
This is why I don't think the success, or lack thereof at UT really has any bearing on Vandy. Apples and oranges.
Lol I'm rolling right now!!! They know what's coming lol. This dude is on crack! Haha
what an idiot. Vandy fans are hilarious they hate us so bad. I could care less about them I just really hate Franklin.
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Getting a little nervous over there it sounds like.. As should the rest of the SEC!
If you keep going to the Vandy site you're gonna end up brain damaged!
Gotta love a Vandy fan talking about structural hurdles facing an athletic program.
And where is he getting his opinions about facilities? Also, Vandy and UGA are probably the only SEC schools with towns that sell better than Knoxville. Tuscy, Gainesville, Auburn, Starkville, Columbia, etc. all suck on a colossal scale.
"When we step on that football field, everyone flips a switch. And it's on..." - Butch Jones
Knoxville was a good enough city to host the Worlds Fair, within 30 minutes of the most visited national park in the United States, and considered one of the top cities to live in. Also, the only facility that rivals Tennessee's is Oregon's. I've been to Gainesville, Tuscaloosa, and Athens is a cow pasture. None of those are better than Knoxville. Also, Tennessee is a top 100 public institution, one of the top business schools, and considered a top tier research institution.
Lulz. Who cares what some piddly- Vandy fan thinks of us? He knows what's coming, and it begins August 31st.
I would seriously go full Billy Madison on that guy, "I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul".
Great post, Jtex.
I cant wait till Vandy once again knows their place in the pecking order. Vandy's relevance to college football is somewhere between peanut butter and ice skates.
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I can't stand vandy fans they think they are so freaking smart because they support a good educational school and that every one else is just stupid cause they didn't go to vandy. They keep talking about last years win and they forget about all the a$$whippings we have gave them. Oh yea they are definately getting a little worried even though they are saying there not. I brought it up to them that it sure does seem as if they are jealous because of all the attention that they are giving us lately on their board. Vandy fans are pathetic.
Actually he trying to rationalize why our recent recruiting success won't impact Vandy by demonstrating how Vandy is different from the bigger name programs. In fact, regardless of the difference in academics and how nice a city Nashville is, there is a limited geographic pool of talent to draw from and since Vandy doesn't have a large recruiting budget our success in middle Tennessee definitely impacts them. As to why a recruit would go to Tennessee when other big-time programs offer the same basic benefits - he neglects to mention immediate playing time and the relationship with your coach - factors that can have more impact than who has the biggest and nicest weight room.
It's not the worst post I've ever read but he is cherry picking facts to try and make his argument.
Visiting Vanderbilt fan here. Just curious Jtex87... which part of BNV212's post do you think was off-base?
Lol. I'm starting to hate those fans. Always felt sorry for them but that's gone. A win against bandy and Florida makes me proud to be a vol
You all have your heads so far up James Franklins A** that you have lost all common sense. Prepare BUTCHES. Your 1 win every 100 years has came and gone!
I would disagree with tradition, city, fan base and facilities. I actually think Dooley did a good job fixing a fair amount of structural issues that were going on with the football program. I also think Dave Hart is doing a good job of fixing the overall issues with the overall atheletic dept issues. The education thing is a typical Vandy response, yet it is harder for athletes to get into UT than Vandy. Is Vandy a better educational institution, on most accounts, yes. But don't act like UT is a joke.
By the way... +1 for stopping by and approaching this the way you did. Not sure the overall point of this thread as it is a Vandy board for a reason.... you talk about Vandy and talk about what morons your rivals are.
Not Jtex but I'll go ahead and say all of it. Every single word, except the Butch compliments, is wrong. He cherry picks info to make his ridiculous argument. It's hilarious how after the ONLY 9 win season you all have had in maybe over a century, that you now consider yourself's revelant and a power house football program in the SEC. With that being said you're now excused and GTFO!
I see I am out numbered on my thoughts on the visitor as after my +1 he is still in the negative.
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