Let's face it: The stars aligned to put Barnes in the driver's seat because of UT's unique situation: 1. Football continues to disappoint after several coaching search nightmares. 2.Lady Vol's were forced to find a new coach 3. Men's Basketball is currently the only winning program of the three...
But folks: This is US and this is NOW. It doesn't matter what someone else did somewhere else, or what someone else did here. We don't want another search, and we have good players coming in for next year. For once, let's build on a good thing. Pay the Man. He deserves it.
Doubt that he really wants to leave. Cost of living in LA has to be ten times what it is here. I know housing is. They need to pay him the 5 mil or 5 mil with adjusted cost of living and keep him. Hell, we have to win at something.
My entire family is suffering from fan fatigue, and we have been avid VOLS fans for generations. Year after year of poor performance has worn us down. We know that Pruitt needs time, but seriously considering not renewing season tickets. There will be plenty available--if we are ever good again.