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C'mon John. Alabama has had 8 changes in the categories you listed over the same time period. Extend that time period another 5 years and it is even worse. Auburn? More than 9. Would you classify those programs as dysfunctional? Stating that the fans drove Martin away is just not accurate. The fact is that the AD not being willing to offer Martin a increase in buyout protection is what led Martin to leave. You can continue to trumpet the fan angle to drive page clicks and comments, but it is not accurate. Was the petition ridiculous? Absolutely. Was a fan base being upset with the performance of the team mid season out of line? In no way. Speaking of his post season success this year as if they happened at the same moment in time as the fan displeasure with performance is poor.
You, living in Knoxville, know exactly why Green was fired. To act as if it was unwarranted because he made NCAA's I just don't understand. As far as Devoe goes, you conveniently leave out the fact that he went 5 years without a NCAA appearance, Tennessee just built a huge new stadium for basketball that was mostly empty, and that in his last NCAA tournament game Tennessee was destroyed by West Virginia in the first round. I know you are close to Don as he is on your show, but let's at least portray things accurately.
One last thing. Dave Hart does not ahve to hire a "wow" coach as you state above. he did not with Jones. He just has to hire a coach that produces.
Thanks for reading,
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Martin’s Departure Has Tennessee Chasing Its Tail Again
@the_voice like they did their due diligence with Sandusky? I think their situation is a little bit different than say Washington hiring Franklin. He is a good coach but the PR related to him right now is something that should be avoided.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on As Vandy’s Franklin Works Out The Details With Penn State, National Coverage Is Going Right Where We Said It Would Go
@HoustonVol I don't believe that Fulmer actually ever won the "Fulmer Cup". I did cringe when I read those comments yesterday. Some things are just better left unsaid.
1 year ago on Phillip Fulmer On Former Tennessee A.D. Mike Hamilton: “Wasn’t Prepared For The Job”
Great series John but as you alluded to in the comments I do have one suggestion. Percentages of females on campus is one way to look at it, but what about that percentage as it relates to total enrollment. For instance, Florida actually has about 7K more females on campus than Georgia does just to the sheer size of the enrollment. I also wondered about the population base of the cites the school is in. That plays some factor in the quality of life. less and less kids are restricted to campus as in days past. I know the post was about campus life, but it really made me think about what makes one university's campus life better than the rest.
I am Tennessee fan and felt like Campus was better when Sam and Andy's, OCI, the Library, etc. were down on the stirp. They weren't technically "on campus" but they were close enough that you could walk 2 or 3 blocks to them. Those things are all gone now, and it isn't for the better. I can also say that I have been to Ole Miss and I don't care what the percentages say, the female population down there is something to behold. There must be something in the water there. LOL.
1 year ago on The SEC’s Best Football Programs Part 3: Campus Life
1 year, 7 months ago on MrSEC.com Commitment Comparator – 1/10/13
@John at MrSEC @KY_Daktari did they really only sign 15 players last year, or is there some sort of leeway for them coming into the league?
'An “Orange-Out” in Memphis Friday?' Actually the game is "in" Knoxville.
1 year, 8 months ago on SEC Headlines 1/2/2013
@John at MrSEC @83toATL c'mon John,
you can't let facts get in the way of preconceived notions. i thought you were spot on. Good work as always.
1 year, 9 months ago on USC’s Spurrier Has No Problem Putting The Pressure On UGA’s Richt
@djrockytop I think because Strong loss two games in a row to weaker teams that it would be a tough sell. I personally think that he is a pretty darn good football coach, but I am not sure that he is going to get support here. The one name that kills me is Al Golden. There is absolutely no way that his name should be on any list. None.
1 year, 9 months ago on Gruden Mania Won’t Die In Tennessee: The Latest On UT’s Search
@djrockytop Plus his name isn't Gruden
@djrockytop Dave Hart has said he wants a coach who has head coaching experience. That statement would seem to rule out a return by Chavis.
How did I miss this version???? Great way to start the morning. Thanks John!
1 year, 9 months ago on Thought Of The Day - 11/28/12
@GregPomeroy 2nd largest athletic budget.
Richest of the Rich
1 year, 9 months ago on Tennessee To Reinvest In Athletics
@GregPomeroy poorest of the poor is an absolute crock. The university isn't giving any money to the Athletic department. They are simply suspending the 6 million dollar payment the AD gives to the U. One of only about 7 athletic departments that do so.
@sojourner as apposed to bama, florida, (insert any school in the country's name here) message boards? C'mon man. There are sidewalk alumni that are black eyes to every fan base.
1 year, 9 months ago on USC’s Spurrier On UT Job: “Maybe Not As Easy Of A Job As It Was 10, 20 Years Ago”
@GregPomeroy you are absolutely clueless.
apparently Arkansas has offered Jon Gruden their open HC position. I didn't want to post a link to another site, but it is out there for any interested. It was reported by a Arkansas TV station.
1 year, 9 months ago on Time To Stop The Doom-N-Gloom Talk: No SEC School Is Facing A "Gotta Get It Right" Hire
@John at MrSEC @Boyd Crowder sorry Boyd not "Bowd".
1 year, 10 months ago on There’s “Good” News and Bad News For USC’s Lattimore
@John at MrSEC @Boyd Crowder John,
There is no point in arguing with Bowd aka: George Noory. Thanks for all the hard work, and this is from a Tennessee fan that thinks you do a fair job. There is no way that Eric Gordon purposely hurt Lattimore. Regardless of what Eric Ainge said. This is the type of thing that I absolutely hate reading on a message board.