“We didn’t come here to win six games, to win seven games.”

Behold, Jeremy Pruitt’s marching orders:

What Phillip Fulmer told Pruitt when Fulmer hired him

“He said, ‘The head coach at Tennessee is going to be judged by three things: Florida, Georgia and Alabama.’ So, where are we at compared (to those schools)? That’s how hard we need to work. And I knew that when I took this job.”

Combined score of those three games in 2017?  Opponents 92 – Tennessee 27.

I suppose it can’t get any worse.  So he’s got that going for him.

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26 responses to ““We didn’t come here to win six games, to win seven games.”

  1. ChiliDawg

    Living rent-free in the mind of Phil Fulmer.

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  2. TnDawg

    I’ll be surprised if the margin is that lopsided this year,

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  3. Otto

    Fulmer is spot on, he just needed to add if you drop 2 games in a row to Kentucky you’re out.

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  4. Spur 21

    CJP has been given a hand grenade – with the pin pulled – a rifle with the barrel plugged.

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  5. W Cobb Dawg

    And the drumbeat for success beyond all reason continues at utk. Is it me, or are they setting themselves up for a level of success even saban couldn’t achieve? This is gonna be an epic crash when it inevitably comes.

    The middle of the schedule has back-to-back games: fu, @ UGA, bye, @ awbie, bama, and @ scu. They’ll be lucky if they come out of that lineup with one win.

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  6. Derek

    Pruitt just got a big OT commit out from our own back yard.

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    • Argondawg

      I’m pretty sure Sam Pittman won’t lose a wink of sleep tonight.

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      • Derek

        How’s Glenn Schumann gonna sleep?

        On no pappoe!?!?

        What a friggin’ disaster. 4 commits on live tv and not one picks the good guys. Wtf?

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    • 86BONE

      And you think we wanted that kid…..Really?

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      • Derek

        No. But that’s not really the point. He picked UT was the point. The 7th best OT in the country, and getting him out of Georgia, is a good get for Pruitt..

        We wanted Pappoe. That I’m sure of.

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        • Cousin Eddie

          The OT that UGA got last year was higher ranked and a UT legacy and it ain’t signing day yet. Smart proved he is a great closer last year.

          I don’t think it is time to panic.

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          • Argondawg

            It’s May and Kirby is a closer. A lot can and will happen in the next 8 months.

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          • Derek

            It’s just a bad look to have 4 kids from 30 minutes from campus on local tv sitting at a local bar ALL deciding to leave the state.

            It sucks even tho we probably were only really recruiting Pappoe.

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            • HiAltDawg

              As a fan, there’s part of me that wants Grayson (since I don’t follow HS football I’m sure haters will be ready to explain how Grayson cheats, whatever) to be a pipeline where we snag every 5/4 star we want that comes out of there. I’m trying to figure out if yesterday is a real concern or are we spoiled from the last two classes?

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            • Silver Creek Dawg

              You need to understand who their main influence is. Kenyatta Watson BEGGED CKS for an analyst slot at UGA and Kirby turned him down. He got all butthurt and has trashed UGA and our recruiting (I think somebody here linked to a Youtube video he did last year) ever since. He’s also a huge advocate of going out of state for college (yet doesn’t seem to realize that their in-state connections will help them post-football).

              As others have rightly pointed out, Pappoe is the one of the four we really pushed for and his recruitment is by no means over. It will not surprise me in the least if he ends up in Athens by December signing day; just think back to the last class and how many kids Kirby flipped.

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            • dawgtired

              I feel the same. Yes, I know in means nothing at this point but it’s irritating and I don’t like the message some may get from this, or the negative recruiting some may use.
              I know we won’t get EVERY kid we recruit…but I want the best ones we really need. I want to be spoiled when it comes to recruiting the best in our state.
              And while we’re on the subject, what’s with Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain. Do Techies piss in the water there or something? We’ve gotten a few kids from there but it seems like we should get more.

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          • HiAltDawg

            if panicking is wrong, blog posters don’t want to be right!

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  7. Argondawg

    I’m glad he didn’t go there to win 6 or 7 games…….5 would be a step in the right direction.

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  8. TnDawg

    I have the feeling that Pruitt is being underestimated.

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    • Argondawg

      I think if given time he can possibly build something. He is a good D coach but his roster is weak and his schedule is brutal. How much patience does the UT twitter mob have? New head coaches make mistakes that cost their teams games. He won’t be the exception. How he handles this season will tell us a ton moving forward. This train can run way off the tracks. Their fans are talking 8 wins?

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  9. Bill Glennon

    He’s not going to be able to beat UF, BAMA or UGA. He’ll have trouble with South Carolina. If he does somehow do great, then Alabama will hire him when Saban retires.

    My money is on Kirby. I believe he stays on top in the East. If that happens, Muschamp, Mullen and Pruitt cannot all succeed. It is mathematically impossible. If one rises, the others fall, so one doing well just means the other 2 get fired.

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