Originally Posted by DaKiffinator
To all that decommit over Kiffin leaving like a @#$%@@ coward that he is, I have a message for you....go. We dont want you here, if you want to abandon the program like he did then you didnt want to wear the orange and white anyways. The University of Tennessee and the fans here didnt wrong you, it was scumbag Kiffin and company. To all of the Tennessee recruits that follow a guy like Kiffin, you get what you deserve.
I'm always a bit surprised when I read statements like this. I shouldn't be, I guess. But, I can't understand why people think teenage football players are any different than their own kids. If your kid was going to a school because if offered a particular major, and the school eliminated that major, would you tell them to just take any old classes as long as they graduated from that school? I'd be telling my kid to choose a school that fit them and their interests. If they needed to transfer, so be it.
I love UT and have multiple degrees from the University. But, in many cases, football players choose schools because of the coaches that recruit them, and the system fits them. When that changes, there are rules in place to deal with transfers. If a kid is willing to lose a year of eligibility to play where they fit and are happy, then why not wish them well? TN is not for every kid. Right now our program is down. This coaching situation has rocked the very soul of the fan base, no matter how many times you hear "it'll be fine." Our national image is as low, perhaps as low as it has ever been. I don't know that I'd suggest my kid commit to TN right now, even if I knew who the coach was going to be. They would face nothing but a rebuilding phase. If any of the recruits just love the school, then great. If they don't, then I wish them well. I understand how difficult their situation is. Or, at least I sympathize.