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    Could be the biggest underachieving team in UT history

    As I pointed out in the post above, Georgia, Florida, Auburn, and Ole Miss never even went to the NCAA tournament before the 1980s. Alabama never went first in 1976 as the Mears era was ending. Vandy has 3 conference titles in their entire history. Miss State had one NCAA appearance before the...
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    Could be the biggest underachieving team in UT history

    It's not a false narrative at all. Most of the league never even went to the NCAA tournament before the 1980s. They were content to play in tiny, mostly empty arenas and let Kentucky run roughshod over the league while they focused on football. That went on for 40 years outside of Tennessee...
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    Could be the biggest underachieving team in UT history

    Mears, as I said, was a good coach who underachieved his talent quite massively in the post-season at Tennessee. Pearl, to whom he was being compared has a lower division championship like Mears and a couple of lower division Final Fours. Has 15 NCAA tournament wins and a final 4 compared to 0...
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    No more Kentucky...

    Give me talent every time. But this is ridiculous as an argument anyway. The Duke/Kentucky method isn't signing 2 talented freshmen. It's replacing your top 6 players every year with 6 more freshmen. We are no where close to that.
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    Could be the biggest underachieving team in UT history

    I wouldn't. Honestly, having lived through Mears time, he underachieved vs the talent he had on campus. Especially in the post-season. Mears had a lot of very good teams here but never a really great one, even though he had great talent. Bruce was more successful in the lower ranks, had a...
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    Could be the biggest underachieving team in UT history

    I can't think of anyone better.
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    Rick Barnes discussion [merged]

    I'm old, Butch = Buzz and I forgot about O'Neil but he stacked the team with talent for Green in a short time.
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    Could be the biggest underachieving team in UT history

    I loved Pearl's time here, he is probably the best coach in the SEC right now overall. He's the best we've ever had here, the NCAA penalty was a complete joke and we should have told the NCAA to take a flying leap, and he should have sued them. But he won't be back here, unfortunately. I'd say...
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    Rick Barnes discussion [merged]

    Whenever Barnes does step away, it's much easier to find a basketball coach that can win than a football coach, just on the fact that there are so many more division 1 basketball coaches out there. Getting good mid-major basketball coaches has a higher success rate than football coaches from...
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    This has been a good year

    Looking at it right now, it has Cameron Thomas from LSU at 34 on nbadraft.net. You're looking at the consensus mock draft which is generated by users filling out mock drafts and isn't their actual mock draft from the site.
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    This has been a good year

    Pons is not likely to ever be an NBA level player. He has no offense. He isn't a gifted ball handler. He doesn't rebound well. You can't sell yourself as a 6'6 shot blocker in the NBA. You have to have an elite skill otherwise. Draymond Green gets mentioned often in comparison. Green is an...
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    Tennessee Had 8 Returning Players This Year

    Right now we need to look at who we need moving forward. There's a ton of scholarships that are being spent pointlessly right now. After at least 2 years in the program if you've done nothing to earn minutes, time to move on from you. We have a full raft of players, no significant injuries...
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    Rick Barnes discussion [merged]

    Two things are true. Barnes deserves major criticism for this season to date. Barnes will be here until he retires. UT is not remotely in a place financially to replace him. I'll add a third truth, Barnes can completely salvage the season in the post season with a good performance there...
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    UT would have gone 6-6 if they'd played a normal schedule last year....

    Missouri was player far far better than us later in the year. 5-7 was the ceiling and I wouldn't even lock that in for this team with how badly it melted down.
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    Truth about Majors/ Fulmer Please???

    We killed it in the 80s in recruiting too. And in the mid to late 60s. Really, only Battle struggled to recruit here. Johnny had to rebuild the brand and he did it well. Johnny recruited 14 eventual All-Americans to Tennessee and that doesn't even count guys like Tony Robinson, Reggie Cobb...
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    Truth about Majors/ Fulmer Please???

    John Majors was recruiting future NFL Hall of Famers before Phillip Fulmer coached a down of football. Fulmer learned recruiting from Majors.
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    Truth about Majors/ Fulmer Please???

    When Majors was fired recruiting was incredible. His last 3 teams were loaded to the gills with NFL players and he left Fulmer with a massive stockpile of talent. Johnny was a great recruiter and anyone who ever spent 5 minutes around him would feel like they've known him for 10 years.
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    Harrison Bailey will break Peyton’s single season records

    I'm just telling you that it was the best defense Georgia had fielded under Smart. And I know Oklahoma lit it up. They were using a similar offense to what Heupel runs to do it, and with players Heupel had coached for a couple of years in some cases. You made it sound like 28 against them was...
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    Truth about Majors/ Fulmer Please???

    Majors was getting screwed by UT. He was the dean of SEC coaches and the winningest coach in the league but was getting bottom of the league pay. Phil wasn't tough on the team. Which would become a reoccurring theme for his squads if Cutcliffe wasn't policing things. Majors was tough on the...
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    Harrison Bailey will break Peyton’s single season records

    Missouri went from 114th to 14th in year one. That was against the SEC from 5 years ago. That SEC has much better defenses.

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