Category Archives: Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange

Bringing it all back home.

The new motto in Knoxville appears to be “if it worked once…”.

Fulmer came back as the athletic director.  Chaney is on his second stint as the offensive coordinator.  And now…

I didn’t know UT was so committed to recycling.

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#BigBankTakeLittleBank

Kirby Smart’s farewell to Jim Chaney falls into the “of all the offensive coordinators in the world, Jim is certainly one of them” category.

“We were very fortunate to have Jim join our staff when I came to Georgia in 2016,” Smart said. “He has been an integral part of our team and program over these past three years and we are grateful for his contributions to the Bulldogs during that time. I’m sure this represents a new challenge that will be exciting for Jim and his family and we wish him all the best.”

Part of that challenge appears to be his new tight ends coach, who’s not above some sweet clown action (h/t).

The School Down South?  Seriously?  If I were Niedermeyer, I might set my sights on The School In Nashville first.  Baby steps, podnah.

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A win for the reserve fund

Not only does Georgia walk away from paying Jim Chaney more than any other offensive coordinator in America, it gets a little ching ching back from the Vols.

That’ll put a smile on McGarity’s face.

Now that I think about it, that contract will probably do the same for Jimmy Sexton.

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Honk if you’ve been offered by Tennessee.

Jesus, Pruitt.

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“What exactly is the plan here?”

It may be a sign of sanity coming from the UT fan base to admit what appears obvious from the outside as Pruitt’s search for a new offensive coordinator has bogged down.

Barring a total unmitigated disaster for the coordinator spot—which would be very hard to do considering even Will Friend and Joe Osovet have decent track records—the plan for Pruitt still includes four years to prove himself. If the hire is a success, everyone forgets this discussion. If it is not, he will make a tough decision, probably after the third or four year. If it has gotten to that point, it is likely that Tennessee has not won enough over the past couple of seasons. That next hire would be the make or break hire.

It might be cliche, but taking the balanced view of the coaching search is probably the most accurate one. There is not mass chaos behind the scenes, nor is there an elaborate master plan. It is a first-time head coach learning lessons about program management.

What’s missing that would make that an even more accurate observation is acknowledging Fulmer’s role in the process, but baby steps, you know…

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Just win, Jeremy baby.

Given the outrage that Greg Schiano’s troubled past at Penn State generated in Urnge Nation when he became a serious candidate to succeed Booch, I have no doubt as you read this that the virtual pitchforks and torches are being assembled for a march on Fulmer over the possibility that Jeremy Pruitt may hire Kendall Briles as his new offensive coordinator.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… oh, wait.  You thought I was serious about that?

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Adventures in hair splitting

Truly, is there anything that says Tennessee football more convincingly than worrying more about whether Hugh Freeze is a good fit with Jeremy Pruitt’s coaching philosophy than about how a program and its fan base were more squeamish about hiring a guy with a random third-party account about how he may have heard something bad about another coach’s behavior than a guy who chased hookers and whose recruiting practices  put his school on NCAA probation?

Though for most Vol fans I have to admit that last point is way more a feature than a bug.

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