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eddiesauto

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  1. For what it's worth, I have much respect for Alabama, plus generally root for them when they're not playing Tennessee, unlike teams like Florida, Auburn, etc. I respect the heck out of what Coach Saban has done down there over the years. Truly remarkable.
  2. It's nice to beat Kentucky then Georgia in consecutive basketball games. Not sure why Georgia didn't try the full court press sooner, but glad they didn't.
  3. That's a really bad look for UT there. I wish the young man the best, but really hate what UT did to him.
  4. Big win for men's basketball 80-61 vs Kansas tonight.
  5. Good point on that. The whole culture of UT football is absolutely toxic, so a guy like Steele would just make it even worse. I'm wanting to say that Jim Chaney, Chris Weinke were given the boot today too. I won't miss either of them either.
  6. They don't have a clue in Knoxville these days. To say the least, it's an absolute mess. At least basketball is mostly consistent for now... It'll be interesting to see who all is on Heupel's staff moving forward.
  7. I hope that Heupel can keep him on staff. But if he chooses to leave, who could blame him? It's gonna be a dumpster fire here for at least several years probably.
  8. Your last sentence sums up how I feel about things right now. Things around UT are probably gonna be awful for 3-4 years minimum, regardless of who the head coach is. For what it's worth, Miami got drilled by the NCAA in the mid 1990's, but Butch Davis led them through the adversity to become a great team by 2000. Then Larry Coker won it in 2001, should've won it in 2002 before things started going downhill. Not that it'll happen here, but places have recovered from NCAA penalties. I don't think or expect UT to win championships (not even SEC East Championships) anymore, but it'
  9. I've lost track of the number of players who have entered the transfer portal, so I surely hope this at least close to rock bottom.
  10. I started to type out quite a bit, but decided not to. The biggest question I have is this: is this rock bottom yet?
  11. Count me in as one of the ones that wanted to get rid of him without a buyout. He's clearly in over his head, plus as others have stated in this thread, he's a headcase too.
  12. Great win for the Basketball Vols tonight by 20 at #12 Missouri. Also, Will Friend left for South Carolina, so this could be addition by subtraction on the football coaching staff.
  13. I see exactly what you're saying and I agree with you. I can remember star players going back to the late 80's/early 90's from the areas you mentioned. If I'm not mistaken, former Vol/Atlanta Falcon Defensive End Chuck Smith played high school football in Athens, GA. UT doesn't win the 1998 National Championship without the recruits from all over the South, Georgia in particular with stars like Jamal Lewis (even though he got hurt midway through the season), Deon Grant, Cosey Coleman, among others. One thing Donnan did do right was to lure Rodney Garner from UT, than Mark Richt was v
  14. I didn't see any of it, since I was at work but I apparently didn't miss much. What I hope I missed was the final appearance in Neyland Stadium for many assistant coaches, hopefully Pruitt too. He's clearly in over his head. I figure Fulmer will let him "clean house" so to speak with Jim Chaney, Derrick Ansley, Will Friend, Chris Weinke, plus a new defensive line coach. It doesn't seem worth it to give him year 4, as the team has regressed since year 1.
  15. I don't want him for that exact reason you mentioned: he's a slimeball. It's clear that Pruitt is in over his head, but I just don't want Hugh Freeze.
  16. Florida: I just really don't like anything about them in any sport, although I do hope that their basketball player who passed out recently fully recovers. Kentucky: Their basketball fans are the biggest reason they're so high on this list. Texas A&M: I don't like Jimbo, nor did I like Manziel. Georgia: Just don't want to go to a game down there. Auburn: Just never have cared for them. Vanderbilt: They're not as high up on the list after James Franklin bolted for Penn State. Ole Miss: I heard their fans are great on gameday in Oxford. But Lane Kiffin is
  17. Go Army! I deployed twice while in the Army in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. August 2006-October 2007, October 2009-July 2010. Much respect for all who wear the uniform past, present, future! (I'm watching this over the UT/Vanderbilt game right now).
  18. Pruitt is in over his head in a big way. I do think he'll get the axe if he loses to Vanderbilt on Saturday. What may help make the boosters more willing to fire him is that Butch Jones final buyout payment is in January or February, I heard. Pruitt's benching of Bailey late in the game last week was pretty much my last straw with him. One of the lousiest things about all this is that he'll get paid more to fail, then not do his job than I'll see in my lifetime of work. Same with Dooley, Butch, Fulmer, etc. You're right, Tennessee job isn't anywhere near what it used to be. Firing Fulmer
  19. I was hoping that Mack Brown's guys could pull off the upset! I don't like Notre Dame, but Brian Kelly has them playing great this season.
  20. Chadwell is from Tennessee also. Went to Anderson County High School, about 35-40 minutes from the UT Campus. Played QB at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.
  21. The annual beat down at the hands of Florida will be at 3:30 on CBS on Saturday. I haven't bothered to check the kickoff times for the remaining two games are yet.
  22. Add Tennessee to the list of programs that'll never return to their glory years too. I figure this weekend vs Florida will be an embarrassing failure as the 3:30 game of the week on CBS.
  23. Hope yours was great! Have a great Christmas, New Year too!
  24. I quit watching after the second missed field goal. Brent Cimaglia had been one of the most consistent players prior to tonight. Watching UT football is just not worth the frustration
  25. I love how Penn State is struggling badly this year.
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