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Another What If:
2003(?) - What if the Academic Administration had not raised academic requirements above what our competitors have to deal with (primarily bringing down HOF coach)? [Those steps still a point of contention with candidates in this latest coaching search a decade later].
What if AD at the time had stood up to academic types (not forcing HOF coach to compete with one-hand tied behind back)?
What if the school had not sucked athletic budget dry forcing AD to hire bargain basement type coaches (instead of up and comers) after HOF coach was forced out?
This thing went sideways 10 years ago and has been re-fowled up at many points in the last 5 years.
All that stated -- I think Butch is the man to bring UT back, if the academic stuff is dealt with and if the school will back off the athletic budget.
First +1 for the great insight. Agree completely.
I would be lying if I said I've never had the same thought. Once the Mississippi state game happened, I was done with Dooley. Nothing he could do would have instilled confidence in the future of this program.
If he had won the Missouri game. Then we probably end up beating Vandy as well and end the season 7-5. Dooley would be kept as our coach and I would have been livid, cause 7-5 wouldn't have been good enough in my eyes.
I was to the point that if he somehow stayed I was gonna continue being a fan but after making the trip for the bama game I had decided I'm never driving 3 hours for a game again until Dooley is gone. I'm not buying anymore merchandise, and I'm not doing anything to give any large sum of money to a program ran by people who accepted mediocrity.
Thankfully, Dooley is gone and I never have to worry about him again. Now our program has a good football coach and were headed in the right direction. Finally!!
"Give him six" "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama" "Grit N Grind"
What if Stoerner hadn't fumbled?
don't think so. decision had already been reached. Beating Vandy would have only delayed the announcement.. jmo
What if a T-Rex had long arms?
That was God's will...
Think of this: if Tebow had gone to Bama...
Shula would probably have been given another year.
Saban doesn't leave Miami at that moment.
After the 2008 season, Saban is hired by Mike Hamilton to replace Fulmer.
Ok, that last one wouldn't have happened.
"Count it down with me. Five, four, three, two, one.
The national champion is clad in Big Orange!"
I'll play along, with the win against Missouri, that leaves Tennessee a 6-6 team, but a Tennessee 6-6 team that got killed by Vanderbilt, I think this would be the nail in the coffin no matter what. A win against Missouri would not have been the saving grace that Dooley needed, lets not forget that it turned for Dooley before the Missouri game was over, his lack of going for it in the fourth quarter was the trademark Dooley way to win a game (read lose every game you have a chance in). But with that, we would have got 15 extra practices, if we get Jones he would of been coaching us during them, maybe and who knows what happens. So no I don't think win = Dooley stay loss = Dooley goes, I think Dooley punched his ticket before the Missouri game if we assume the Vanderbilt result was going to be the same.
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