Conspiracy Theory........

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VolFan..But

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Mike Hamilton, not Dabo is the true architect of the Clemson success. Hamilton is a graduate of Clemson. He worked in the athletic department. Clemson during the Fulmer Hall of Fame and best in Tennessee era was 120-85 for 58% winning. While playing in the horrific ACC mind you. Not a single 10 win season. They had 4 - 9 win seasons. Why?? Because all the players that Clemson (and Georgia in some regard) are getting now used to come to Tennessee. But his destruction of the program starting in 2004 set it all in motion. Tajh Boyd, a Tennessee commit, was the real beginning of Clemson. But Hammy's hire didn't want him. And that is now history. Look at just this current situation. Trevor Lawrence, Tee Higgins, Rogers alone would have been at Tennessee. So would Mays for that matter. There would have been no dip had Hamilton stayed out of it. In fact, there would have been no Hamilton had the President at the time not decided to have a public AD search causing all candidates to back out. Leaving Hammy. There would be no Clemson as we know it now without Hammy. He even ruined baseball just to hire his Clemson buddy Todd Raleigh. He was sent to Knoxville on a platter because the Clemson coach (Todd's college coach at WCU Jack Leggett) told Hammy to hire him.

So did Hammy destroy Tennessee athletics on purpose or by accident? Many have asked that question. He systematically destroyed the entire athletic department as if he had a checklist and was being paid to do so. And the main beneficiary??? Klempson!!
 
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How was Hamilton supposed to know that Pete Carroll would leave for the NFL, thus creating an opening at USC, thus causing Kiffin to leave us? Because Kiffin had a decent chance at being successful here if he had stayed.
Hamilton was part of that weak buyout though. Also part of that ridiculous extension he gave Fulmer before firing him the next year. All of that combined to put UT in a really crap spot when Kiffin bolted.
 
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Mike Hamilton, not Dabo is the true architect of the Clemson success. Hamilton is a graduate of Clemson. He worked in the athletic department. Clemson during the Fulmer Hall of Fame and best in Tennessee era was 120-85 for 58% winning. While playing in the horrific ACC mind you. Not a single 10 win season. They had 4 - 9 win seasons. Why?? Because all the players that Clemson (and Georgia in some regard) are getting now used to come to Tennessee. But his destruction of the program starting in 2004 set it all in motion. Tajh Boyd, a Tennessee commit, was the real beginning of Clemson. But Hammy's hire didn't want him. And that is now history. Look at just this current situation. Trevor Lawrence, Tee Higgins, Rogers alone would have been at Tennessee. So would Mays for that matter. There would have been no dip had Hamilton stayed out of it. In fact, there would have been no Hamilton had the President at the time not decided to have a public AD search causing all candidates to back out. Leaving Hammy. There would be no Clemson as we know it now without Hammy. He even ruined baseball just to hire his Clemson buddy Todd Raleigh. He was sent to Knoxville on a platter because the Clemson coach (Todd's college coach at WCU Jack Leggett) told Hammy to hire him.

So did Hammy destroy Tennessee athletics on purpose or by accident? Many have asked that question. He systematically destroyed the entire athletic department as if he had a checklist and was being paid to do so. And the main beneficiary??? Klempson!!
I'm sorry but Mike Hamilton isn't some evil genius just a DA that hired the wrong guy at the wrong time.
 
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How was Hamilton supposed to know that Pete Carroll would leave for the NFL, thus creating an opening at USC, thus causing Kiffin to leave us? Because Kiffin had a decent chance at being successful here if he had stayed.
Everyone knew that the NCAA was coming after USC and subsequently after Pete Carroll. Given the level of restrictions and punishment that Kiffin dealt with at USC, it was abundantly clear that had Pete Carroll stayed in the college game, he would have been show caused like gangbusters. It was also pretty early on that rumor was he was looking to jump to the pro's.

With that said, I was never worried about Kiffin leaving until the Fishers, Mariucci's, and even when Chris Petersen couldn't be lured. At that point, I thought the writing was on the wall.
 
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Everyone knew that the NCAA was coming after USC and subsequently after Pete Carroll. Given the level of restrictions and punishment that Kiffin dealt with at USC, it was abundantly clear that had Pete Carroll stayed in the college game, he would have been show caused like gangbusters. It was also pretty early on that rumor was he was looking to jump to the pro's.

With that said, I was never worried about Kiffin leaving until the Fishers, Mariucci's, and even when Chris Petersen couldn't be lured. At that point, I thought the writing was on the wall.
Yep it's a lot of hoops to jump through before you arrive at hiring Kiffin. BUT........................what if they were all in on it?
 
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This is why I love Volnation,,,best entertainment on the interwebz!
Seriously tho you may be right OP but I really doubt there is some conspiracy to take down UT by anyone. It's more like a case of bad hires and bad decisions by people in charge.
 

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