Athlon’s got a question.

Heupel will have to piece together a better defense than he had at UCF, where his units ranked among the nation’s worst, but the talent level at UT is lacking.

Think I’m gonna have to go with “not any time soon”, Athlon.

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25 responses to “Athlon’s got a question.

  1. Ozam

    Asked and answered!

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  2. Greg

    They better focus on Vandy first, batting .500 the last 10 years….hope they fall into a sinkhole.

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  3. RangerRuss

    That obnoxious, irritating and rude fanbase earned whatever misfortune falls their team. From the way Fulmer obtained his HC position, to Payton leading their band in our stadium, the owners of the oversized, apparent self-replicating orange mailbox up the road, to that psycho, tweaking hillbilly at the gas station, they brought it upon themselves.
    I don’t see the vols rising to prominence again in my lifetime. That’s just fine with me.

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    • Down Island Way

      Will the ut hc make it past the 2.6 year average and receive a nice big urge cuntry buy out….

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    • Got Cowdog

      “Self replicating mailbox”…

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      • RangerRuss

        That’s right, Uncle Got. One of those industrial size types mounted on a cheap metal post, painted orange with a big, white T on both sides. It served a single wide trailer with concrete block steps way too close to the road. The box would be smashed often during the year and never survived the game weekend during the 90’s. But like magic another would be right back up there shortly after its demise. This went on for years and was a great source of amusement for me.
        Then one day there was a simple, black mailbox in its place. I don’t know if the tenants moved, died, ran out of funds or just accepted defeat. All I know is the world is a much prettier place without it.
        Fuckn trash.

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  4. “Doesn’t even have enough talent to cobble together one of his UCF defenses, which were kind of garbage anyway” is quite the verbal knee to the babymaker.

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  5. originaluglydawg

    I sure hope not.
    There is really no reason for them to ever be a top team again. Poor recruiting base, deteriorated recent w/l record and a steady stream of still smoldering dumpster fires.
    Imagine that you are a recruit. You walk out on that field and see that awful 1950’s style checkerboard, orange everywhere and thousands of hillbillies are singing Rocky Top. You look at the recent record. You look in your McDonald’s bag…only a cold burger and some dried up french fries and a kid’s meal yoyo.
    This is 2021.
    Unless you grew up in Knoxville or the Tri-Cities, you’re likely to be (turned off, disgusted, horrified, disinterested, ready to leave)
    Lulu and Jr. better learn to love basketball and baseball.

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    Heupel was an early adopter with his passing attack at Mizzou, at least for the sec. Now every offense is aggressively passing. Unless he’s got some new tricks up his orange sleeve it’s gonna be a good ol rocky year.

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  7. Muttley

    Average tenure of a UTHC/post-Fullamerde: three years, with a long of four (Dooley) and a short of one (Kiffin). Georgia and Florida are each about 9-3 (?) vs. UT in that post-2008 span. Alabama, their biggest traditional rival, will be going for the fourteenpeat (12-0 since 2009). So about 6-30 in their rivalry games.
    Questions:
    (1) What are the realistic expectations for any coach’s first three years? What does is take to earn that elusive fourth year- a standard only met, presumably, by Derek Dooley?
    (2) Is Tennessee the worst job in the South?

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  8. 86bone

    FUCK tooth nation and their piece of 💩stadium…

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  9. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I liked some things that Jeremy Pruitt did while he was at UGA, and was concerned when he went to UT that he would rebuild that despicable team. Boy, was I ever wrong.
    But as much as I don’t want a UT program to take charge in the SEC East, I really don’t want them to be complete crap, either. Our strength of schedule already has holes in South Carolina and Vandy.

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    • charlottedawg

      I’m fine with every team in the eastern division and for that matter the entire sec being a permanent, steaming pile of crap. College football is a zero sum game: what’s good for us is bad for our opponents and vice versa. There have also been plenty of programs that took advantage of weak conferences on their way to national championships. I root for Georgia, not the sec.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      I have written in the past how I have 2 friends who are college football coaches in the South. I am vague about them so I can repeat their statements without risk of what they tell me getting back to them.
      Both know Pruitt well. One actually lived with Pruitt when both were young coaches getting started.

      Both told me separately when UT hired Pruitt that Pruitt is a very good DB coach and a very good DC but totally lacks the emotional stability and interpersonal skills to run a D1 program. Both predicted that he would fail at UT unless he could change his personality and neither thought he could.

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      • Muttley

        Pruitt’s job was bigger than just HC. He had to build a program on top of a rapidly spreading sinkhole. And in doing so he had to overcome an athletic director and an athletic department that were an obstacle and a liability, respectively. THEN he’d have had to run a reconstructed program AND a team- two slightly different challenges. There was little chance of his showing how qualified or unqualified he truly was, because he had no chance of really even getting out of the tunnel, which was clogged tight with Fullamerde’s impossibly spongy bulk.

        That’s not to say Pruitt didn’t do an awful job and implode spectacularly, because he did. Big gooey pieces of Fullamerde are still raining down on Knoxville, like the end of “Jaws”. Smile, you son of a bitch.

        Recap: Fullamerde left a mess. Kiffin left it FAR worse.
        Dooley left a mess. Butch left it FAR worse. Pruitt left the worst mess yet- I think. Summary: Thank you, Football Gods. Doesn’t square y’all with us, but thanks.

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        • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

          Fullamerde

          Should be in the lexicon.

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        • Gaskilldawg

          Don’t disagree that Pruitt’s job was bigger than being a HC. He was totally unqualified to do what you said the UT HC needed to do

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          • Muttley

            Yeah, I didn’t mean to word that like I was disagreeing- just pointing out how MANY levels he was tidal-waved on at the same time. I don’t know if any coach could have succeeded under “Fullamerde 2: Pig in the City”. But for sure, not him.

            The one thing he WAS seemingly qualified to do was restore their talent level, and- oh, the irony. Just look at ’em.

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  10. Salty Dawg

    Like I care what those f’tards are doing in tooth nation. I can’t wait for the beatdown the Dawgs will deliver to those stinking hillbillies. I hope they continue to flail about while blindly running around on their piece of shit football field. May they fall and suffer all the injuries that has happened to visiting teams. Amen.

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  11. archiecreek

    Hell, Athlon, you need to go to volol nationwide and read what those buck tooth, inbred urnge bastards think….
    They gonna be relevant!!
    They are relevant….
    They are relevant for their ineptness!!

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  12. bigjohnson1992

    They’re gonna be terrible. Hot seat starts mid-season for heupel.

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    • Muttley

      By the Vanderbilt game there should be a guy on the sideline shaving his head and a priest reading to him from the Bible. Maybe Susan Sarandon in a nun habit.

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