If slogans are all it takes, then…

Booch will never lose another football game.

An NFL scout told SEC Country that the draft-eligible players on the 2017 Tennessee roster not only lack star power, but more notably, toughness.

That’s probably one reason Coach Butch Jones’ 2017 slogan is D.A.T. — Details, Accountability and Toughness.

It’s probably also why Jones emphasized heart and character in his last two recruiting classes.

True ‘d.a.t., I guess.  Long may he run, Tennessee.

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25 responses to “If slogans are all it takes, then…

  1. Bulldog Joe

    No coincidence that D.A.T. also stands for “Dumb Ass Tennessee”.

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    • Down Island Way

      Sorry joe, you got it backwards…..it’s TAD, as in booch sayin’, “if they’ll only let me cash these big orange checks a TAD bit longer”.

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  2. 3rdandGrantham

    How in the world have we lost to him two straight years? What makes it worse is both years we had them by the neck yet let them back in the game. If we lose to them this year, that loss alone should make Kirby’s seat quite warm.

    The good news is UT has had back to back mediocre at best classes, so if nothing else we have to start winning regularly over them by sheer talent advantage alone.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      No. They’re classes that emphasized heart and character. You see a mediocre recruiting class, but that’s because you aren’t playing Butch’s game. He’s going for something far more important than silly football championships. Those are a dime a dozen. He wants life championships, and by that standard, his last two classes are streets ahead of the competition.

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        Indeed — 3 star heart trumps 5 star talent. Every time. UT fans seem to have bought in, as apparently our last two classes were overrated while theirs were full of 3 star sleepers with tremendous heart. And extra motivation.

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    • SemperFiDawg

      quote:
      “The good news is UT has had back to back mediocre at best classes, so if nothing else we have to start winning regularly over them by sheer talent advantage alone.”

      Sorry, but 5 star talent with 2 star coaching doesn’t necessarily trump 3 star talent with 3 star coaching. Not saying our coaching is 2 star, but I do feel the jury is still out until this season is over. In short, talent alone doesn’t win football games. Just my .02.

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      • Argondawg

        Are you really giving Butch 3 stars? He did less with more than Kirby last year. The verdict is still out on Kirby but the verdict is in on Booch. I think 9 wins is His ceiling

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        • SemperFiDawg

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          “Are you really giving Butch 3 stars?” Uhhhh no. Just making a point. The stars represented in my thread are not actual stars, they are only symbols of actual stars which may or may not depict actual and/or fictional characters. Furthermore the views and opinions expressed by myself in no way reflect the views or opinions of the Blog owner and operator.

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          • Uglydawg

            I agree..not to long ago I made the comment (on GTP) that I’d take good talent with a great coach over great talent with a fair coach…Got a lot of grief. Either way can work but the great coach is more consistent.

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  3. Whelp, not too late for a new Strength and Conditioning coach! And just think, there are plenty of pre season happy talk quotes you can snag from just about any program.

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  4. Spike

    Brick by brick…

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  5. Got Cowdog

    Booch is a clown that has been EXTREMELY lucky against us. But the stumbling SOB has still beat us twice in a row. Kirby, will you please handle your business up there this year so I can mock Booch properly?

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    • Uglydawg

      He sure has been lucky. Chubb getting hurt to start the game..and last years Hail Mary fiasco. He should have lost both of those..but that’s the way it goes. Maybe, just maybe, we see things start to even out for us in the luck column this year.

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  6. Greg

    The series is currently 23–21–2 Tennessee. The last coach was 10 & 5, Georgia….the new one, 0 for 1. Not keeping count, just saying. Not gonna mention Vandy and Georgia Tech comparisons…..keep an eye on the Auburn one too.

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  7. The Dawg abides

    Pretty rough assessment on Wolf. I don’t know if I would have gotten that specific on a scout’s criticism of a current player. The point about the scout’s opinion of the overall team being soft was made without having to crush the kid. Now when a player is done with college and he enters the draft, then all weaknesses are fair game for criticism.

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    • Argondawg

      If his criticism is legit then I don’t see it crushing the boy so much as motivating him. If I was that kid and a scout had that impression of me I’d work like hell to change it.

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  8. steve

    Butch is the edgy, nervous mini-hog on the perimeter of a large passel of feral pigs that keep getting blasted byTannerite. So far only his ears are ringing and he luckily escapes each Tannerite enhanced feral-food-experience. But it won’t be long before his ham is in Nashville and his bacon is in Memphis.He’s just been incredibly lucky. The longevity of a CFB HC measured in months is inversely proportional to the previous season’s coaching staff turn-over. Changing agents can’t be a sign of stability, either.

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    • Uglydawg

      Great post, steve. Remember on the ,”Gomer Pyle USMC” show, Sgt. Carter (Butch twin) was always getting knee deep in peanut field mud and it would look like he was destined for the coals, then fate would smile on him (usually through Pyle) and he would luck out and be gold at the end of the show? That’s no coincidence. It was prophesy. Booch has been living a charmed life. But the show was cancelled after 4 and a half seasons.

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  9. Kdawg

    There is NO reason in the world that we should lose to the Sister Kissers this year. We’ve had them on the ropes two damn years in a row and then gave the game away! We should shit stomp them this year and also make the SK’s pay for Chubb’s knee injury!

    UGA-49
    Sister Kissers- 3

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  10. Stoopnagle

    If things go well, then we’ll get to put the finishing touches on Butch’s tenure at UT.

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