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Old 04-18-2011, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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AKA The current group of guys we have right now are terrible. Expect a 7-8 win type of season.

Were deeper than we were a year ago. I think when we get these 20 more guys, hopefully theyll (help). The real question is going to be how many are ready to help us this year. They may not be ready the first game, but were going to keep developing them. Im not sure were going to have where we can say we have depth until a year from now. We just dont. Telling comment from Coach Dooley.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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As a team I think we are better off this year then we were last year.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure most people are expecting a 7-8 win type of season anyway.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Derek Dooley eagerly awaits signees' arrival GoVolsXtra

AKA The current group of guys we have right now are terrible.

Expect a 7-8 win type of season.

Were deeper than we were a year ago. I think when we get these 20 more guys, hopefully theyll (help). The real question is going to be how many are ready to help us this year. They may not be ready the first game, but were going to keep developing them. Im not sure were going to have where we can say we have depth until a year from now. We just dont. Telling comment from Coach Dooley.
First, you're reading into it too much. We are not terrible. Our talent is much better than it was last year, and we still have a lot of room to improve. But, far from terrible.

Secondly, 7-8 wins is what everyone was realistically expecting anyway... Were you hoping for a 14-0 season w/a BCS National Championship title?

Lastly, everything CDD said is stuff everyone already knows anyway. No new news here.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Terrible...as in this post is terrible.
All Dooley is saying is we are young (70% of the roster is Fresh and Soph). We need depth and hopefully the guys coming in can help with that (just like the incomings had to last year).

BTW - 8 wins would be a good year for this team. Don't expect SECC or NC this early. Also, with the way the East is this year, 8 wins could possibly have us in the hunt for playing in ATL come December.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure most people are expecting a 7-8 win type of season anyway.
I think the majority of the fan base would be pretty disappointed if we only had 7 wins.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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If we get 8 wins I will be ecstatic. Said it once, I'll say it again..... I just want to watch games and see guys who are really showing improvement on the field. Especially in the secondary.
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I'm expecting 6 wins.
I'd be pleased with 7 wins.
I'd be overjoyed with 8 wins.

Any more than that and the Doolster should be crowned SEC Coach of the Year. The "we're gonna beat FL" thread is absurd...I don't care who said it.
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I think the majority of the fan base would be pretty disappointed if we only had 7 wins.
7-8 wins is realistic.

I'm optimistic that we can win 9 but it's not all that likely this fall. It's just not.

Anyone expecting more than 7-8 (maybe 9 with a huge upset) isn't paying attention to what Dooley inherited. It will take another year before this team is ready and able to win 10 games. It could happen this fall, it's just unlikely.
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I'm expecting 6 wins.
I'd be pleased with 7 wins.
I'd be overjoyed with 8 wins.

Any more than that and the Doolster should be crowned SEC Coach of the Year. The "we're gonna beat FL" thread is absurd...I don't care who said it.
Florida is in a state of upheaval.

Tennessee is not.

Florida, regardless of talent, is going to experience a severe learning curve from both the players and the head coach.

It's not absurd to expect Tennessee to compete with, you know, one of its biggest rivals.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I feel like Dooley is a master of keeping expectations low anyway.
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I'm expecting 6 wins.
I'd be pleased with 7 wins.
I'd be overjoyed with 8 wins.

Any more than that and the Doolster should be crowned SEC Coach of the Year. The "we're gonna beat FL" thread is absurd...I don't care who said it.
We are.

And we'll win atleast 8.
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I think we may win 7 games next year and that will not be an easy task.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:39 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Florida is in a state of upheaval.

Tennessee is not.

Florida, regardless of talent, is going to experience a severe learning curve from both the players and the head coach.

It's not absurd to expect Tennessee to compete with, you know, one of its biggest rivals.
Hell, I thought we competed with em pretty well last year. Up until the end. Thats where our depth problems really showed.
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