Don't let Kiffin pull a Ray Mears Sat.

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Yes Kiffin screwed the program when he left like he did but we probably would have been on NCAA probation the next yr if he had stayed. He was a train wreck. Also he got his due when USC fired him on the tarmac after a road trip.

Our incompetent admin after he left is what put the FB program in the dumpster. A top notch coach could have still been hired at that time but dufuss Hamilton went with Dooley. And it went downhill from there.

And Dean Smiths offense was the 4 corner.
 
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Ray Mears was a master at whipping the visiting teams fans into a lathered frenzy, thus basically allowing his teams to go about their business while the fans were instead focused on him.
Its Ole Miss we are playing, not Kiffin
Fans need to not pay Kiffin any attn
 
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C'mon, our players don't care about Lane Kiffin. They were all 12-14 years old living in different states (most of them) and playing middle/high school ball. I think they have enough motivation based on their play, discipline and how they've bought into this coach and scheme. LK will have the fans fired up, and that may come into play. But remember that OM runs a speed O like us so it doesn't give the fans much time to be a problem. I think it will really help if our D has a turnover or two, then it may be so loud and rocking that it affects them. But they've played the up tempo for a while, so I wouldn't expect too much disruption from the crowd noise. That said, I would love to see another episode of the Cal Bears kind on Saturday. Go Vols!! Also, the timing sets up right for us to beat the crap out of them and then Lane quit and go to USC again before the plane gets back to Craptown, MS. :)
Not talking about the players, Im talking to the 100K plus that will be there., Dont let Kiffin steal the hatred, aim it at Ole Miss.
Make it impossible, even unfair for ole Miss offense to communicate or even compete.
Be so out of control that rules will be put in place by NCAA to make sure this never happens again as Ole Miss players will need PTSD therapy for years.. BUT, to no avail. as they will suffer this forever!!! ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK
 
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Correct. Mears was a great coach, adapting to the players and the era, just like Saban has done. He is one of those coaches who could take another coaches players and beat that coach with his own players.
Ray Mears was a great coach, there is no telling how good UT BB could have became had Bernard King's thuggary not driven him crazy.
 
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OK Debbie Downer - of course I know that the 45 second shot clock happened after he left (1983 to be exact) but, if you ever watched one of his games, I am confident that his strategy was part of the impetus for the change. Watching underwater chess matches was more exciting.
I was in attendance at the 11-6 UT win over Temple in 1973 at Stokley. Exciting as hell. Sort of like a hockey game in terms of scoring. Every point was HUGE.
 
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Ray Mears was a master at whipping the visiting teams fans into a lathered frenzy, thus basically allowing his teams to go about their business while the fans were instead focused on him.
Its Ole Miss we are playing, not Kiffin
I am highly offended that you would use Kiffin’s name in a post concerning Ray Mears. Mears was total class and Kiffin is a total a$$.
 
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The shot clock happened in 1985. Ray Mears ran a fast paced, high scoring offense that averaged in the mid 80s his last several years at Tennessee. Temple played in the Volunteer classic in 1973 and they chose to stall the ball for nearly 30 game minutes. Ray Mears informed their coach they'd never be invited back because they were there to entertain the fans. Not stall the ball and make the game boring.
I remember that game well, John Ward almost lost his mind...Lots of deep breaths and sighs...One or two moments of happiness lol
 
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OK Debbie Downer - of course I know that the 45 second shot clock happened after he left (1983 to be exact) but, if you ever watched one of his games, I am confident that his strategy was part of the impetus for the change. Watching underwater chess matches was more exciting.
Somewhat Ironically, Mears advocated for a shot clock, but in the absence of one was willing to take advantage of the opportunity to keep the ball away from high scoring offenses.
 

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