Tennessee is certainly capable of more than tier 3, but honestly looking at our last 4 coaching hires and our last 15 or so years of success (lack of), you cant argue with it.
In my opinion what holds us down is:
string of underwhelming coaching hires
University administration that doesnt value...
If there are no sports being played then there are probably also no classes because the university is shut down.
You don't have to pay for a scholarship if there is no school.
What would most likely happen is these kids will be offered an additional year of eligibility when everyone is allowed...
Well Bama's defense was not great last year so the #8 ranking makes some sense. But I need to see results on the field before I'll believe our D is better. It's one thing to try and project talent 7 months ahead of the season, its another to see how player perform on opening day. I'm glad to see...
Ya. This guy has "transfer portal" written all over him. There's no way I'm giving this guy the keys to the bentley. As soon as something doesn't go his way he will "Jalen Hurd" the hell out of Knoxville.
I'd say the #1 reason you don't see coaches rehired right away is buyouts. they make too much money NOT to coach.
Also there are coaches who have the good sense to move on from their current gig before they completely wear out their welcome. Urban Meyer comes to mind.
This HAS to be the year that we beat either UF or Bama on our home field. If UT goes 9-3 but it cant win one of those games, I'm not sure I can be satisfied with the season. We need to begin beating these two teams regularly now.