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  1. Told ya. 900K to Steele. Tennessee sucks at managing coaches and buyouts. I told you that Central Florida would make out better on this deal. They got Gus and they used the 6 million buyout from White and Huepel to do it. Think about it. Central Florida is smarter than the University of Tennessee,



  2. East Tennessee State causing lasting damage to Tennessee football seems like a ludicrous thought. The Buccaneers don’t play at the FBS level, and teams like the Vanderbilt Commodores, Memphis Tigers and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders draw more attention in-state.

    A recent development, though, could change all of that if Vol Nation isn’t careful. In response to ETSU kneeling during the National Anthem before a game against the Chattanooga Mocs on Feb. 16, a group of Republican state legislators in Tennessee wrote a letter urging in-state public universities to prohibit such actions.


    All 27 members of the Senate Republican Caucus and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally signed the letter, according to Natalie Allison of The Tennessean. Local lawmakers in the Tri-Cities region also expressed their outrage at the Bucs taking a knee, with one going so far as to say that such activity “will not be tolerated” in an interview with WJHL, Johnson City’s CBS affiliate.

    Naturally, this generated a national backlash. An advocacy group for all coaches of color known as Black Coaches United (BCU) has publicly urged recruits to reconsider whether or not they want to play in the state of Tennessee, according to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports.

    Now, all of a sudden, this affects Tennessee football in a huge way, as it does Memphis, Vanderbilt and MTSU, to be fair. Make no mistake, this could become a big deal. Regardless of how you feel about players standing or kneeling, these types of news stories can devastate FBS programs.

    How is Josh Heupel supposed to recruit for the Vols on a national level if this becomes a cloud hanging over his program’s head? He’s already inheriting a program facing probation due to violations from the Jeremy Pruitt era.

    Luring elite prospects to Rocky Top will be even harder with a perceived culture that doesn’t let athletes express themselves. UT relies on national recruiting more than its rivals given the limited amount of high school talent in the region. Imagine how much harder that will be if this stays in the news.

    If you don’t think these issues are relevant to a program’s success, consider the Ole Miss Rebels’ history with Colonel Reb and fans chanting “The South Will Rise Again.” That all wasn’t fully discontinued until 2010. Three years later, the Rebels had their first top 10 recruiting class in the Rivals/247Sports era. Two years later, in 2015, they had their first top 10 finish since 1969.

    Not ironically, 1969 was the final year before a majority of SEC teams integrated. So over a 40-year period in which the SEC was mostly or fully integrated and Ole Miss celebrated its Confederate ties, the Rebels had no top 10 finishes. In the first 10 years of the SEC Championship game, from 1992 to 2001, Ole Miss was the only SEC West team to not play in the title game.

    From 1957 to 1966 under Johnny Vaught, Ole Miss finished in the top 20 every year, capturing four SEC titles and winning three national titles in four years. Then, in 1967, they finished unranked, the same year the Kentucky Wildcats became the first SEC team to play a black college football player. These aren’t coincidences.


    You can have any opinion you want about how a school should handle Confederate ties or whether or not players should stand for the National Anthem. What matters is how recruits feel. When it comes to Ole Miss, the data is clear. Those ties turned away too many elite prospects nationally, and they subsequently couldn’t compete.

    If politicians in Nashville don’t try to put out this fire, Tennessee football could suffer the same fate Ole Miss once did. ETSU’s reaction to the matter is clear. The president issued a letter defending the student athletes. Students and other sports programs knelt to show their support for the men’s basketball team over the weekend. The men’s basketball team released its own video.




    So let me tell you this. When Tennessee becomes a left wing piece of crap liberal douchebag of a school and starts to cater to this bullshit, is when i hang it all up. I am so sick and tired of this crap. Do these nerds and have not idiots have the power to ruin it for everyone? Get over your freaking self! I am done with this crap.....:shakehead:



  3. 8 minutes ago, Bigarnj1 said:

    RobVol, thank you for making this post. LAD (widowmaker) was 95% blocked, RCA was 90% blocked. No warning. Woke up Tuesday morning sweating profusely with left shoulder pain. 45 minutes later I was having emergency angioplasty, during which I told the cardiologist (who happened to be a UT Med School grad) that if he saw any orange blood in there, please save it, it's quite rare these days lol. After 3 days and 3 angioplasty procedures, Im at home doing my best to mend. Thank you all so much for your prayers and positive vibes. GO VOLS!! 

    God bless Bud. Glad you’re ok. 

  4. I am honestly and I mean this so scared for where this country is going. We are on the line here. The current administration that was voted into office is the biggest bunch of idiots I have ever seen. I have said this before and I will say it again. I am for once glad to live in the state of Florida. Ron Desantis is one of the few governors that is fighting back on this BS. Florida is one of the few states you can live in peace during this BS pandemic. I applaud that guy, The rest of the country outside of Tennessee and Texas can go to hell.



  5. Just now, UTVol2001 said:

    So UCF gets Gus and we get Josh? Hmmmmmm


    And UT paid for most of his contract with the buyouts for Danny White and Josh Huepel. Man this has become a great place to be in the market, Tennessee just hires middle tier coaches and then fires them when they suck and then sends the pay outs to the other schools so they can hire better coaches than what Tennessee gets. Man this has played out for over a decade and I am sick of it. 



    You aren't wrong in your opinion. Tennessee has been going middle tier for over a decade. And when they don't work out the school gets stuck with the bill. Danny White better know what he is doing. If Tennessee stays down in the middle tier they are so close to losing this fan-base it isn't even funny.