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This is the “Gift Wrap” doughnut hole phil has been waiting for…the triumphant return to the sidelines…
Couldn’t read it….but I was hoping for “Pick Six”.
As in “GIVE HIM SIX!!….in my best John Ward voice.
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Man I hope Guacamole comes back next year. I read a stat somewhere that he has thrown more pick sixes to opponents than TDs to his own teammates. That has to be a record or something.
Tennessee thought they were too good for Scott Satterfield over on the other side of the mountain. That will never not be hilarious to me.
Don’t tease us with a headline like that then lead us to a subscriber only link.
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He lost me at, “Kentucky and Arkansas- teams that Tennessee should be better than, or at least equal to”. Based on what, exactly? The piddling amount of HS talent in the hills? A history of being a top notch program (becoming “ancient history”)
This is where Tennessee fans are. They think their program is somehow supposed to be great. “Deserves” to be great. I’ve heard them say as much.
There’s no reason to think that. There’s not much there to make it more than a po’ to middlin’ SEC team that will occasionally beat an upper tier team. Like South Carolina but with an even worse recruiting base.
Arkansas, ok, but Kentucky? Who has won 10 games three times EVER? Yes, UT should be better than that.
No, no they shouldn’t.
Kentucky should be better than that.
Mind you that I kind of like Kentucky and kind of hate Tennessee, so it skews my sense of logic.
LOL. Kentucky’s all-time record is below .500 and UT’s is 824-382-50. But there’s no answering for personal invective, yeah.
I get the same from UT fans that I know. They live in the 90s when they were able to recruit nationally and had great team after great team (or very good after very good…you pick). If not for Clint Stoerner inexplicably dropping the football, UT’s only natty since the late 1960s wouldn’t have happened. While I now just nod and stare blankly at their talk of greatness and where they deserve to be in the national pecking order, I used to point out things like the fact that their last SEC championship was in 1998 when they also won a natty, the fact that it has been over a decade since they won the east, the fact that their three SECCG appearances since 1998 were losses, the fact that their only two SECCG wins were in 1997 and 1998 in the last three decades, and the fact that they are .500 in 14 bowl games in the last two decades. They’re last truly great recruiting class was back in 2007 and over a third of those didn’t qualify, transferred, or were released from their scholarship. Since Phat Phil was last head coach, throwing out two interim coaches that coached three games, their head coaches have hovered around the .500 mark. Frankly, as laughable as it sounds, their “best” head coach since the early 2000s was probably Sergeant Carter. Their in-state recruiting base is pretty poor and the best kids in that state get plucked by higher profile schools in their own conference.
Perhaps all fan bases are delusional to some extent. But for a program that truly hasn’t been relevant at the end of a football season since around 2000, UT fans take the cake in my book of fans that believe that they are something that they truly aren’t and have little chance of getting back to.
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Losing SEC record for the 21st century. Just think about that for a moment.
Thanks, Russ! That little nugget is sweet as candy!
I have said for a while that UT has jumped the shark as a program. The dynamics in today’s market aren’t favorable for them to get back there, either. That said- as much of a potential problem as Hugh Freeze at SC might be, multiply that by about 10 at UT or Auburn.
Was this the same writer that was saying this TN team looked like the TN team from the 90’s before the UGA game? That didn’t age well.
When JP is fired, the buyout will be paid directly to Fullamerde and the remaining seasons will be added to Fullamerde’s contract. Get in his belly. Mini-Phil!
The fact that so many dominant opposing players have been injured vs UT is an amazing coincidence.
Or maybe they have a cow pasture as a field. The SEC should sanction them for that POS field. Hate to see Bigsby get hurt there. That kid is going to be special.
I always thought Guano was the perfect nickname for the Tennessee starting QB.
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They are the Nebraska of the SEC with much less past grandeur to hang their hats on. The way recruiting is done today makes it almost mission impossible for a coach to ever get back to back 10 wins seasons. UGA and FU own recruiting in the East. UT will be lucky to stay above USCe or UK.
Fire Fulmer and hire Damon Evans. That will liven things up a bit. He’ll give red panties to all UT coeds.
“I’m just going to come in, put it the work and get the respect from my teammates and help them do anything I can do to help the team win.” — Tykee Smith, UGASports.com, 4/4/21
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