The next time your Tennessee friends tell you it was just a short-term dip…

… show ’em this.

But Fulmer’s back now!



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23 responses to “The next time your Tennessee friends tell you it was just a short-term dip…

  1. CPark58

    “Tennessee friends” ?


  2. Derek

    That’s one of the reasons I think Pruitt has a better shot than Mullen. Tennessee has been down for so much longer. They haven’t won the SEC this century. Its been 20 years. They are about where we were when CMR showed up. Beating Vandy and finishing in the top half of the east is great progress for them and doable.

    UF thinks they’re supposed to win the east every year at a minimum. They gave Meyer chest pains and SOS left them for the NFL. These are not reasonable “people.”


    • Athens Townie

      All true. Expectations are a bitch. But I think Tennessee, as a program, is facing structural problems that will be very difficult to overcome. Pruitt has his work cut out for him — and it’s his first rodeo.

      Mullen has to deal with a resurgent Miami and the new directional Florida programs as competition for talent. But he’s got a solid platform in UF and he’s a proven head coach.

      But you’re right. I don’t expect Florida fans to chill and take it easy for a couple seasons while Mullen tries to turn the ship around. Hell, some Georgia fans were getting pretty restless in Kirby’s first season. Ahem…


      • ugafidelis

        Mullen is recruiting right next door to The National Champions. That’s always tough!


      • Derek

        I just think that there are so many mediocre teams in the SEC now that if he wins the 3 to 4 bad non-conference games and takes care of Mizzou, UK, Vandy and gets one more SEC win, he’s easily in a bowl game and they think things are headed in the right direction. I think that’s doable with the roster they have. They aren’t beating us or Alabama but I think the fans will accept that, for now.

        How many January trips to Tampa and Atlanta and Nashville can UF stand? I say not many.

        6-6 and 7-5 right now and UT breathes a sigh of relief. If Mullen goes 7-5 next year, they’ll be calling for his head.

        SOS won 9 and went 6-1 in conference play in 1990. Meyer went 9-3 and 5-3 in conf. play in 2005. That’s what they’ll expect from Mullen. Their schedule doesn’t set up too bad but winning 9 is gonna be tough.


  3. Spike

    I don’t get it.. They ran his fat ass off.. now they love the guy and look to him as some kind of Orange Savior.


  4. Bright Idea

    How far back do the Vols have to come for things to be hunkydorey again on Rocky Top?


  5. HiAltDawg

    Hilariously, winning 2 of 3 in ’16 for no reason would have them thinking they might be on to something and then–Hail Mary & 41-0 (and 0-for the SEC). Is there enough pop corn in the world to butter up and enjoy for that show?


  6. All of my in-laws are Tennessee grads. The fanbase is a tough bunch to pinpoint. A lot more of them are realists than they were in 2010 when they hired Dooley.

    But there is still an egregiously impatient gene in there when it comes to long term awareness about their likely place in the pecking order. They bury their head in the sand about their demographic disadvantages and it may be a while longer before they realize the 90s were the end of the run and an aberration. Their historic success (pre-1990) came at a time when Atlanta and Florida had yet to blow up into mega population centers, so UT wasn’t playing with the demographic disadvantage they are now. Their best hope is for Nashville to alleviate their need to raid Atlanta. We’ll see.

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    • tbia

      They will not be truly great again until Nashville grows up to produce 40-50 topnotch prospects, and they can control it.

      Their national mojo is a thing of the past.


  7. 3rdandGrantham

    Even better…UT has a losing record in SEC play IN THE 21ST CENTURY. You have to go all the way back to Bill Clinton’s last year in office to get to a point where UT is a .500 SEC program.


  8. Normaltown Mike

    This is music to my ears as I recall in the 90’s thinking “are we ever gonna beat these guys?”


    • 3rdandGrantham

      I was a student then during that 9 game losing streak. I can still vividly recall that ’96 UF/UT game where both were top 5 programs, and we left the TTech game early after the monsoon started and watched that epic clash instead. At the time we were all saying how nice it would be to one day have a program like either school.


      • I was a student too and I actually hung around through the entire monsoon. I often though how nice it would be to have a top tier program like UF and UT in those days. That’s why I’m not taking it for granted now. It feels great.


  9. Otto

    It is amazing how a bunch of academic bureaucrats can kill a program.


  10. steve

    Tennessee, where the present doesn’t exist and the past is the future.


  11. 81Dog

    Maybe UT can 3 peat in 2026!🤣🤣🤣🤣


  12. rchris

    Can.Pruitt and Fulmer survive until Oct 20? UGA Burn and the Gameycocks on the road, Bammer and the Reptiles at home, W. Virginia neutral, they may have to sweep their last 4 games to make a bowl.


  13. Macallanlover

    It is so Georgia to allow one decade, the 90s, to blur the reality of the present. To regain some balance, just block out that one decade, now almost irrelevant, and view the UGA/FU series and the UGA/TN series. I understand the record still stands, and I recall the shock/pain too, but really, reevaluate our program against those two in that perspective and see the difference.

    Our fans allowed FU jerks to scare them out of their senses because they got to define how the series should be defined. Even when things were clearly back to normal ups and downs, many of our fans feared the Florida game as if they held some special power over us. BS, pure BS. Even this past fall amny were cowering about playing Florida even though we were 3-4 against them in recent history. So now we are 4-4 in the last eight, but still you will hear UGA fans express concern about how Florida “owns” us. What a load of crap. Stop obeying your Florida masters. Our incoming class was about 10 years old when Florida last held a significant advantage. Here are the relevant facts, UGA leads the all time series, the series has been pretty equal in the recent past, and the current assessment favors UGA. Enjoy where we stand, don’t let others dictate your perspective.

    And TN fans are beginning to learn that 9 game streak was long ago and won’t do anything to impact where the two schools stand, or where we are headed. It not only was an aberration, the new reality is clearly visible and we should all expect the all time series to be tied come early October. If you lead, or are tied in the all time series, and the most recent history/trend favors you: you don’t have to take shit or let them control the conversation.

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