Tony’s Tennessee take

Mr. Conventional Wisdom goes all in on In Fulmer We Trust.

A man who staged palace coups to get both his head coach and athletic director jobs — and along the way to the latter, blew up a deal with a sitting head coach — is suddenly a paragon of trustworthiness?  Please continue, Mr. Barnhart.

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21 responses to “Tony’s Tennessee take

  1. Rusty

    Never go Full Fulmer

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  2. Tony Barnhart will never be considered a candidate for a Pulitzer or Peabody. His take is going to be based on the ability to gain access rather than truth telling. Sad!

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  3. Sides

    He has to be the most competent person they have. If I were a Tennessee fan this is the best case scenario now. Surely he can attract a quality coach.

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    • gastr1

      After he supposedly ran off several other candidates, including Leach? Supposedly Currie had Leach ready to go but Fat Phil had already moved the admin to his side on the whole deal.

      Has it been mentioned that Currie was associate AD in 2008 at UT and was one of the prime movers behind getting rid of Fulmer? I didn’t know that but read it earlier today. What a shitshow that place is.

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  4. Muttley

    Give credit where it’s due: this is one of the more nearly interesting things Tony has ever said, if only because he failed to think it through.

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  5. W Cobb Dawg

    First Fulmer announcement: All coaching interviews will be held at Golden Corral.

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  6. 92 grad

    I imagine there are some lawyers racking up the hours in obknoxville (I stole that). Any coach that takes that job better have one hell of a buyout clause.

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  7. atlasshrugged55

    In a profession filled w/ questionable characters, Fulmer may be the most ruthless & ethically bankrupt of them all.

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    • gastr1

      I don’t know. Art Briles and Jerry Sandusky are still a little lower on the lowest of the low chart, IMO.

      But that next level, the one with Urban Meyer, Tim Beckman, the legendary Frank Kush…yeah.

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  8. Macallanlover

    Given the lengths Foolmer has gone to get revenge and regain power, I think the deck just tilted decidedly to Tee Martin. Phat one can control him as a “development project” and show TN they were wrong all along when they fired him (his thoughts, not mine) if his coaching leadership helps turn things around, and let Tee fail and take the blame if it doesn’t work. The guy has been angrier than anyone thought. Perfec scenario for Foolmer, he is relevant again, got revenge for Currie/Hamilton firing him, and the desperate hillbillies who helped with this coup are falling at his feet. Life is good for a bitter old man….TN remains a sad case though. Still years away from being better than Mizzou, SC, and perhaps, Vandy and KY. Pit of misery for them.

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  9. Mike Cooley

    Ok, I have defended him here before but I’m on board now. Barnhart is a dumbass.

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    • Cousin Eddie

      So he would be the perfect hire for ut

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    • Macallanlover

      Nice guy but never even colors close to the line. No insight, or sources, for news, well, he has some but never breaks anything; gives yesterday’s news or conclusions everyone already has agreed with and moved on.

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  10. Enough already! Let it burn. The dumpster fire, I mean.

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  11. Bulldog Joe

    Schiano’s defense looked very good last night.

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    • Normaltown Mike

      Yes, but….Wisconsin O looked horrendous. That QB has talent but made atrocious throws all night. Oklahoma, Clemson, UGA would cut through that D like hot knife through buttah

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