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The Tall Gguy

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First let me tell you I am impressed with your courage to consider joining our dumpster fire. I hear you are a great offensive mind. However, I think you are coming into something you don't fully understand.
At first you will see great support here on Volnation. Our fanbase has a tendency to worship our coaches. Don't let this fool you, because it was the EXACT same way with our previous 3 coaches. This fanbase will turn on you, even the coach worshippers. It is a cycle. Coach announced...great support...not much progress...support lost. You can look back over Volnation for the past 3 hires and confirm this. This even happened with the Kiffin hire. These coach worshippers will act like they never liked your hire.
We have been rebuilding for over a decade and most fans are sick of it.
If this doesn't scare you off, you need to come in here and win. Make it happen. We don't need excuses or coach speak cliche lessons...we need to win...NOW. We must see you win at hiring a staff, recruiting, and most importantly ON THE FIELD. We are tired of being a joke and will accept nothing less.
 
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And also do you know anyone in the NCAA offices with some pull? You do? Great you’re hired with whatever title you want.
 
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... At first you will see great support here on Volnation. Our fanbase has a tendency to worship our coaches....
Before you say that, might want to review the current status of posts on volnation.com. There's not a lot of worshiping going on today.
 
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I guess theres good news for the new coach... our record cant get MUCH worse than this past year. When he took over at UCF frost had the program clicking! First season was good, second one a little less, last one half the wins as the first year. I jnderstand it was a short schedule, but the losses went from 1 first year to 4 final year.
I guess what im saying is, it doesnt look good on paper. AND UCF was his first HC gig, 3 years experience! The news doenst want to compare the first year to the final one.
 
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It can and will. 3 years from now the "Negavols" will be proven right again for the 4th time
 
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There arent many coaches that have the chops to rebuild this program. Odds are heavily stacked against Heupel, a coach who has yet to build a program and hasnt had much success in recruiting.

That wont however, dissaude our sheepish fanbase from thinking he can do it.
 
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First let me tell you I am impressed with your courage to consider joining our dumpster fire. I hear you are a great offensive mind. However, I think you are coming into something you don't fully understand.
At first you will see great support here on Volnation. Our fanbase has a tendency to worship our coaches. Don't let this fool you, because it was the EXACT same way with our previous 3 coaches. This fanbase will turn on you, even the coach worshippers. It is a cycle. Coach announced...great support...not much progress...support lost. You can look back over Volnation for the past 3 hires and confirm this. This even happened with the Kiffin hire. These coach worshippers will act like they never liked your hire.
We have been rebuilding for over a decade and most fans are sick of it.
If this doesn't scare you off, you need to come in here and win. Make it happen. We don't need excuses or coach speak cliche lessons...we need to win...NOW. We must see you win at hiring a staff, recruiting, and most importantly ON THE FIELD. We are tired of being a joke and will accept nothing less.
I tried to warn Heupel. He listened to me last year, but got too comfortable. Now he will see what happens with his fanbase support.
 
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The problem I think we all experience is that we are at the point now where if you don't produce Nick Saban/Kirby Smart results, you suck.

Someone who is consistently 9-3, 10-2 is a bum. Well, good luck on finding the next one of those.

Hell, even after the first title, there were people who still thought Kirby wasn't that good.
 
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The problem I think we all experience is that we are at the point now where if you don't produce Nick Saban/Kirby Smart results, you suck.

Someone who is consistently 9-3, 10-2 is a bum. Well, good luck on finding the next one of those.

Hell, even after the first title, there were people who still thought Kirby wasn't that good.
I think if we were 7-4 and at least competitive in the 4 losses you would be hearing a different tone.
 
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I think if we were 7-4 and at least competitive in the 4 losses you would be hearing a different tone.

I hear you. I think the hardest part about being in the SEC is all of the fan bases have seen it done, so we don't want to hear any excuses.

And we're about to add Oklahoma and Texas too. So, you have 9 schools (Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, Auburn, LSU, Alabama, Texas A&M) that have all won at the highest level fairly recently (Texas A&M excluded) and they don't want to hear about why it can't be done or how long it's going to take.

And because we've all seen it done and enjoyed it while it was happening, we forget how truly hard it is.

It wasn't that long ago when people here would have killed for an 8-4 season being a disappointment. I personally can't wait to experience that again.
 
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The problem I think we all experience is that we are at the point now where if you don't produce Nick Saban/Kirby Smart results, you suck.

Someone who is consistently 9-3, 10-2 is a bum. Well, good luck on finding the next one of those.

Hell, even after the first title, there were people who still thought Kirby wasn't that good.
UGA ran off a 10-2 coach because he wasn’t good enough and now they are on the verge of 3 Nattys in a row with their new one.
 
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And that's the exception.

Jim Tressel replacing John Cooper was another.
So stop trying to win a championship and settle for good enough. Got it.

I’m thankful I’m not willing to settle for good enough with my business or my kids. We can always be better.
 
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So stop trying to win a championship and settle for good enough. Got it.

I’m thankful I’m not willing to settle for good enough with my business or my kids. We can always be better.

I'm speaking to the odds. Right now there are 133 division 1 football programs out there and there is 1 Kirby Smart.

Of course you want to pursue excellence at the highest level.
 
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I'm speaking to the odds. Right now there are 133 division 1 football programs out there and there is 1 Kirby Smart.

Of course you want to pursue excellence at the highest level.
Agree on that then. But how many, just good years, do you put up with before it’s not good enough. It’s all very subjective in everyone’s eyes.
 
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I'm speaking to the odds. Right now there are 133 division 1 football programs out there and there is 1 Kirby Smart.

Of course you want to pursue excellence at the highest level.
I’ll put this out there… if you give Kirby Smart Kentucky’s roster, he produces the same result at Mark Stoops. Don’t forget, Kirby inherited a good roster with 2 elite running backs that both decided to return for their senior year. Their decisions alone threw fuel to the fire of their recruiting. Their big money donors jumped on board because GA’s favorite son was coming back home and started handing out duffle bags to potential recruits before NIL was cool. Think about it, Darnell Washington committed to GA and pulled out a $3000+ English Bulldog at the All American Game. I guess it was a gift from a long lost uncle. Now, all of a sudden, they start out recruiting the Alabama’s and Ohio State’s of the league and the wins soon follow. Now that the wins are continuous, recruiting, along with minimal NIL money, the recruiting takes care of itself. That, and some people get infatuated with hearing themselves say, “Imma daaawg!” Now that he has a star studded coaching staff and a roster bought with pre-NIL money, he’s got it on cruise control. He’s a good coach. Elite…? Nah. His style of football relies on physically dominant athletes. That’s why coaches like him routinely fail or produce average results when the try coaching in the NFL. When the rosters are relatively close in talent, the best coach will win. Smart is winning with superior athletes, nothing more nothing less.
 

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