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BranchDawg
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How does Tennessee get out of this mess
I’m talking long-term here. There is clearly a poison tree here somewhere, because the program feels like it’s been one step forward and two steps back getting gradually worse for basically 20 years. That’s not just a couple of bad hires, there’s something toxic culturally there.

How does it get fixed? I was in Tennessee this weekend and it almost feels like the region has quit on Tennessee football. No car flags, no outside decorations and a very small amount of people in orange shirts walking around on gameday (granted, it wasn’t like I was in Knoxville). If Jeremy Pruitt can’t at least put a respectable 7-6, 8-5 football team on the field in the magic year 2, where do they turn?

I hate Tennessee, but it’s reaching a point that’s so absurd its fascinating.
This post was edited on 9/11 at 4:54 pm


Crimson Wraith
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
The curse of Roid Krammit and Fatty Fullmore.


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WarEagleTho
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Member since Aug 2019
336 posts

re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
All you morons hoping Tennessee turns it around must have forgotten their fan base from the late 90s.


BranchDawg
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
I’m not hoping, I’m just curious. It seems like it shouldn’t be this hard to stop getting worse.


Cdawg
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
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All you morons hoping Tennessee turns it around must have forgotten their fan base from the late 90s.

Still light years better than the Spurrier era Florida fans.


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deeprig9
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
They are done forever. This is unrecoverable.


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WarEagleTho
Auburn Fan
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Member since Aug 2019
336 posts

re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
Just imagine instead of auburn firing chizik after the 0-8 season we made him AD. The answer is leadership and UT has none. Need to clean house at the booster level or hope those boosters die soon. That’s about it.


BranchDawg
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
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Need to clean house at the booster level or hope those boosters die soon. That’s about it.


If that’s really it, they really are fricked for life


Dallasgrowl
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Member since Oct 2003
6035 posts

re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
LSU hired Nick Saban to get them out of the 90s shite show. They should try something like that.


Crowknowsbest
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21877 posts

re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
They need a core group of competent people to step in and make consistently good decisions. It’s the same as any broken institutional culture.

That’s way easier said than done, obviously.
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NocaHomas Teepee
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
Tell the Haslams, Clay Travis, and Fulmer to frick right on off.

Have the football team leave the conference for about 5 years.

Load up on games that are going to pack out Nayland (ND, Clemson, Va Tech, SEC teams can still play them as an OOC game). Increase ticket prices.

Take the profit and invest it back into the program, to include coaches.

UTK needs a hard reset, and between Alabama, Clemson, and UGA that isn't going to happen with any half arse measures like hiring an up and coming G5 coach or flavor of the month coordinator.


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scrooster
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
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How does Tennessee get out of this mess



TennesseeFan25
Tennessee Fan
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
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I’m talking long-term here. There is clearly a poison tree here somewhere, because the program feels like it’s been one step forward and two steps back getting gradually worse for basically 20 years. That’s not just a couple of bad hires, there’s something toxic culturally there.


With Pruitt we get out of this.

Week 1 they fricked up, they were overlooking a team they should have steamrolled, shite happens whatever. Week 2 was a different team, Guarantano is just fricking trash. Chaney made some odd calls, the final 4th and 1 play going on an end around, that was run a few plays before and would have been blown up for a 5 yard loss if not for a blatant hold.

Regardless though Pruitt is recruiting who he needs to and the Freshman have been the only bright light so far this season, besides Chandler.

If he can somehow keep the recruiting class he has going together we should be decent going forward


BowlJackson
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
They don't.

It's over, they're done.


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WarEagleTho
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Member since Aug 2019
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
This type of mentality is why it won’t get fixed lol.


scrooster
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
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LSU hired Nick Saban to get them out of the 90s shite show. They should try something like that.

Mark D'Antonio? He wouldn't leave Mich St for his alma mater, he's not leaving up there for UTk.


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chillmonster
Georgia Fan
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
Start with getting rid of Fulmer.


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kywildcatfanone
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
Step 1. Don't hire a coach because Clay Travis does/does not want you to.


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Ed Osteen
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
Yikes


PsychTiger
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re: How does Tennessee get out of this mess
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There is clearly a poison tree here somewhere


Did Harvey Updyke move there recently?


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