Eric Gray may be our kryponite in future recruiting

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I hate to say this, but I think Eric Gray will have an amazing year at Oklahoma (possibly Heisman candidate worthy). This is the worst thing that could happen for us because future recruits especially top RB's will see this and see how a RB at Tennessee can be average, but then turn into a star after transferring to a program like Oklahoma
 
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Gray is a good running back with a lot of upside. Nevertheless, his experience at Oklahoma will probably look a lot like his experience here.

No matter what he does there you really can't validly compare the programs he will have experienced. The program he attended at UT is no longer here. I think any future recruiting propaganda attempting to link what will exist at UT in the future under Heupel with what he experienced in the past at UT will be, largely, invalid.
 
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I hate to say this, but I think Eric Gray will have an amazing year at Oklahoma (possibly Heisman candidate worthy). This is the worst thing that could happen for us because future recruits especially top RB's will see this and see how a RB at Tennessee can be average, but then turn into a star after transferring to a program like Oklahoma
Few players care about playing for a team. Few recruits at look at Tennessee/Florida/Alabama and think “I want to play for that school because they put talent in the NFL”.

Most recruits come to play for a coach, in a scheme. They look at Alabama and say “I’d like to play for coach Saban because his offensive scheme puts players in the NFL”.

EG winning a heisman reflects poorly on the previous staff and not much further.
 
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I hate to say this, but I think Eric Gray will have an amazing year at Oklahoma (possibly Heisman candidate worthy). This is the worst thing that could happen for us because future recruits especially top RB's will see this and see how a RB at Tennessee can be average, but then turn into a star after transferring to a program like Oklahoma
I hate to say this but horseshat! Conjecture at it's finest. It's unbelievable some of the threads that get started. If you hated to say it, then why say it? Jeez.
 
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I hate to say this, but I think Eric Gray will have an amazing year at Oklahoma (possibly Heisman candidate worthy). This is the worst thing that could happen for us because future recruits especially top RB's will see this and see how a RB at Tennessee can be average, but then turn into a star after transferring to a program like Oklahoma
I see your argument but I don't think so. That mill stone is too easily hanged around Pruitt's neck. His philosophy of football and limitations on the O suppressed the talent of lots of players. His insane devotion to JG made it even worse.

RB recruits for good or ill will see what the current group does under Heupel.
 

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