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I don't think I have said he will definitely fail, I just don't think it is a great hire. I think for UT you need a BIG name coach, with strong ties to the South East. There is very little talent in Tenn., and you have to be able to recruit nationally to thrive there. I'm just not sure he fits the mold. I could be wrong.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
Everyone is listing the few instances where coaches came from the big east and thrived, or where teams settled and the coach thrived. For every success story there are ten busts. I'm not saying its a definite that he tanks, but the odds are not in his favor. At the end of the day I expected a better hire out of a school like UTjr. Especially with those new amazing facilities they just built.
Who did you expect us to hire? Gruden? lol wasn't going to happen. Fisher? not going to happen. Gundy? Not going to happen. Strong didn't want to leave his team because he has very high character and with the amount of money he will make coaching a team that should be very good next year was too much to leave. Do you realize that the only realistic hires were Butch Jones, Greg Roman, and maybe Kirby Smart. Nobody else wanted to leave their current situation. All Butch does is win and he has head coaching experience. He turned down numerous jobs because of his interest in Tennessee. He brings intensity and integrity and championships to Tennessee. This might have been the best hire possible.
Tressel was third choice of Ohio State when he was hired, Mike Belotti and Glen Mason were the first and second choices, Tressel was third choice and he had a nice ten year run that was tarnished at the end, but still a nice ten year run so don't be too quick to judge the third option.
This will not be a blow out for the simple reason that Mich has some heart and no way do they roll over and quit like UGAy the first time they get punched in the mouth...
No way we punk'em like we did UGAy...I'll say Carolina 34--7.
"Get in where you fit in." Life is, Too Short TL;DR
Of course they won't be as bad as UGA....that is a given.
Haha these USCjr fans have some balls nowadays, once Spurrier leaves it will be back to the same old Cocks. Saban and Miles where both northern guys with no ties, not impressive records before they got an SEC job either...I like how you say UTjr even though we are older than Texas, but no matter, glad y'all have finally won a few against us...traditionally USCjr is a garbage program and UT is one of the most prestigious...lol troll on
Saban and miles only had to recruit in their respective states bc of the talent. The state of Tennessee does not produce highschool talent like Louisiana or Alabama, which means more national recruiting. UTs new coach doesn't have that same national appeal imo.
Derek freaking Dooley got a top ten class his first year...let that sink in...if he can do it anyone can, all CBJ has to do us be the opposite as Dooley with the coaches of recruits, he will be fine, maybe not top five consistantly but really how much of a difference is there in one and ten. He could fall flat on his face but all the former players love the guy and our team is bought in, that means way more than a name or "ties" to the south. And by the way CBJ had many Florida and Georgia players he brought to Cincy
In state talent is not looking so bad lately.... There's this guy name Hurd who just so happens to play in Tennessee.
You know you can't enough CUM.
closer than i thought it was going to be - couple of huge plays in that game made the difference in the end
Lol at Tennersee. 6 in a row.
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