“I pray every day for this coach.”

Goodness, that Tennessee fan base is one beat down group.  Not that they don’t have their reasons for it.

“I probably shouldn’t say this,” began the 59-year-old Miller as she and her husband Norman entered Neyland Stadium on Saturday morning for the Volunteers’ first public practice under new coach Josh Heupel. “But I’ve got four kids and a bunch of grandkids, and the night we won the national championship is the happiest day of my life.”

There haven’t been a lot of happy days for any member of the Big Orange Nation over the past decade or so. The arrival of Heupel in January after UT brass fired Jeremy Pruitt for alleged NCAA violations marked the fifth Vols head coach since Phillip Fulmer — who won that aforementioned natty to cap the 1998 season — was let go near the end of the 2008 season.

“I remember them all,” Angie said. “I got on that Lane (Kiffin) Train. That was a joke. Then (Derek) Dooley. Then the whole ‘Brick by Brick’ thing (Butch Jones). Then this last guy. The last couple of years you could just see the desire go out of the kids on the sideline. You need a leader, and they haven’t had one.”

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46 responses to ““I pray every day for this coach.”

  1. NotMyCrossToBear

    “But I’ve got four kids and a bunch of grandkids, and the night we won the national championship is the happiest day of my life.”

    This is the shittiest thing I’ve ever read.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    I repeat my sentiments about Tennessee. Other SEC schools suffering from long term mediocrity have fundamental problems the school can’t help, primarily low state population* and recruiting base. Tennessee is the glaring example of mediocrity caused by long term mismanagement. It ought to be better. Not that I’m hoping for that.

    *In Alabama, everything is rigged for Tahd Football. Alabama and Auburn have a thieves agreement not to rat each other out as long as Auburn doesn’t get too uppity.

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    • Tennessee also has a recruiting base problem. GA, NC, SC are closed off from them. They can’t recruit nationally now bc they suck. They are in BFE East Tennessee.

      They basically are where they should be when UGA, Clemson, UNC, Alabama, and Ole Miss aren’t shitting the bed.

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      • practicaldawg

        In other words, this isn’t shaping out to be a good century for the Vlols

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      • gastr1

        NC is closed off? Because all the NC schools are so good?
        Mainly it was shutting down the Atlanta pipeline, as we all know, that caused their talent well to dry up. The rise of Alabama had something to do with that too.

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        • No, bc TN used to raid the Carolinas just like they did Georgia. It has nothing to do with the NC schools being good. It has to do with Clemson and UNC getting the kids that Tennessee used to.

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          • siskey

            And Georgia too.

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          • timberridgedawg

            Never mind the Carolinas, Dabo has put a knife in them with TN kids as badly as we have. Back in Fulmer times, Trevor Lawrence, Tee Higgins, and Amari Rodgers would have likely been Vol locks. Swinney’s run up the ladder started with former Vol commit Tajh Boyd at QB.

            Everybody has money, facilities, and television contracts so TN doesn’t really have anything to sell that kids can’t get elsewhere.

            Location, Location, Location

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        • originaluglydawg

          The NC schools are better than UT.

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      • bigjohnson1992

        Correct. There is not enough talent in tenn alone. And the top talent is being poached annually by the successful schools nearby.

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  3. mddawg

    “Then this last guy.” Damn, he can’t even be bothered to mention Pruitt by name. At least he remembered Butch’s catch phrase.

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  4. Salty Dawg

    They are so deserving of all the shit they are in and all the shit coming their way. Ha fucking ha. FTMF

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  5. hialtdawg

    Those disgusting inbred, butt chugging, fool ass dirtbags celebrated Chubb’s injury.

    Zero Bad Word Sympathy for them, ever

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  6. Ran A

    Took the dumbest fan base of the SEC title away from South Carolina a couple of years back and show no sign of giving it up anytime soon.

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  7. It’s been a while:

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  8. Migraine Boy

    “The Soft Parade” is such a great Doors deep cut; I love it.

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    • milehighdawg

      Agreed.
      ‘All our lives we sweat and save
      Building for a shallow grave
      Must be something else we say
      Somehow to defend this place
      Everything must be this way
      Everything must be this way, yeah
      The Soft Parade has now begun
      Listen to the engines hum
      People out to have some fun
      A cobra on my left
      Leopard on my right, yeah!’

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      • Don in Mar-a-Lago

        “A cobra on my left
        Leopard on my right”

        A precursor to clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, then this last guy

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  9. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    The misery of Nothing Sucks Like a Big Orange Nation will never be anything but hilarious to me.

    I want MOAHR!!!!

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  10. godawgs1701

    They say that college football is more fun when Tennessee is good. But damned if I’m not still managing to have fun somehow with them being terrible.

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  11. Greg

    not to mention all the AD’s. Would have been better off to have stuck with Fulmer as a coach….would have saved them some money too.

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  12. Russ

    I can’t argue with Dave. I do love to see it.

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  13. stoopnagle

    LOL. Vols.

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  14. originaluglydawg

    May the Bird of Paradise fly up Huepel’s nose.

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    • originaluglydawg

      hmm..spelled his name wrong. It’s “e before u except after q”.
      May the Bird of Paradise flu up Heupel’s nose.

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  15. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    And let us not forget:

    Through all this misery, THIS is where Nine-Fingered Daddy wanted Baby Mays to be.

    Couldn’t have happened to a better family.

    The schadenfreude is real, folks. Real AND spectacular.

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    • He could have been a starting lineman for a team with rings this year. Heck, he may could have really locked down LT maybe even, and we needed him. So, no, I don’t feel bad. lol

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