How it will play out.

#26

Viking Vol

Active Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2020
Messages
26
Likes
63
#26
We sit here twiddling our thumbs awaiting the glorious return to prominence we know is eventually coming. We know if we can just get the right guy in here to do it his way with his guys, it'll be a walk in the gridiron park. We know all we have to do is pull the trigger and hire Jon-Lane Cooter Freeze, Esq.

We hear reports he loves Tennessee. He has ties to the state. We hear a rumor that it was actually him who broke into the Neyland press box one foggy summer night to hack the computer terminals and download the "John Ward's Greatest Hits" album that he knew the university was keeping from the public for undisclosed reasons. He just wanted to make a montage and put it on YouTube so Vol fans across the land could finally enjoy it. Hell, he even snagged the iconic and sorely missed Bobby Denton's "PLEASE PAY NO MORE" line and put it in the montage as an added bonus.

Weeks pass and we hear nothing. We hear other schools are contacting him about their head coaching vacancies. Meanwhile, Tennessee doesn't even have a head coaching vacancy yet. Puzzled and fearing the worst, we decide positivity is the best route to go. We dive head first into the rumor mill. We don't even take things with a grain of salt. We instead flail the entire salt bag out the window and refresh the VN page at work every five minutes to read the posts of "well connected members" who know some folks that have assured them he's the guy UT will tap for the job.

We wake up one morning, log into VN to see that the night shift staff has leaked the reports of J.L. Cooter Freeze Esq. being hired by a division rival. Infuriated, perplexed, astonished, disappointed, and disturbed, the fan base does the only thing there is left to do. They go to social media and unleash a torrent of profanity-laced exposition dumps of flaming hot excrement. They tag and hashtag the administration officials involved, they get ahold of personal emails and cell phone numbers to personally do their part and tell the administration that a platoon of trained Erotylids could produce better results that the drones inside the UTAD echo chamber.

Realizing how wild-eyed and crazy the fans truly are, the administration fires the head coach they hired to replace the head coach they hired to replace the head coach they hired to replace the head coach that left in the middle of the night that they hired to replace the head coach that won a national championship once upon a time.

A coaching search ensues. A search firm is employed to assist. The university promises to exhaust all efforts to find the best fit for Tennessee. After a while, they begin to wring their hands. Every coach they've offered has turned them down. Even the ones they didn't want have turned them down. The national media has gotten ahold of the situation, and produces reports of in-fighting and power struggles within the administration. The beat writers laugh, knowing these are the easiest click-bait articles they've ever written.

Finally, the administration emerges from the fallout bunker they've been unable to leave for weeks and projectile vomits a name into a microphone that's attached to a podium. A name we don't recognize. A name that we google, only to find out that they don't even have a Wikipedia page yet. We check our surroundings to make sure it isn't a dream. We draw a deep breath and exhale. We convince ourselves that the university has "given up on the program." That we'll "Find better, more productive things to do on Saturdays in the fall." That we will "come around again" when the university "starts taking the program seriously again." We aren't even angry anymore. Just defeated and too old and give out to carry on. We've fired our last shots, found our last Huckleberry, and momma has put our guns in the ground because we quite obviously can't shoot the damn things anymore. We'll tune into the games periodically the following season to see how things are progressing, and remember the days when the mighty orange was a hard SOB to handle in the best division in college football.

Eventus stultorum magister.
All the stages of grief experienced at one time.
Embrace it...it’s where healing begins.
 
#31

LittleVol

Nothing better than good VOL Football
Joined
Oct 10, 2014
Messages
10,284
Likes
13,201
#31
Hell son we've all been there. I guess you can keep your red sash for now.
It's the ONLY movie, imo that there is not one thing to complain about. Just the perfect cast and story.

Kurt Russell.
"Prime" Val Kilmer.
Power's Booth
Billy Zain!!

List goes on....











































STEVEN STINKIN FOSTER!!
 
#32

FirstAndGoal

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2009
Messages
1,890
Likes
1,033
#32
We sit here twiddling our thumbs awaiting the glorious return to prominence we know is eventually coming. We know if we can just get the right guy in here to do it his way with his guys, it'll be a walk in the gridiron park. We know all we have to do is pull the trigger and hire Jon-Lane Cooter Freeze, Esq.

We hear reports he loves Tennessee. He has ties to the state. We hear a rumor that it was actually him who broke into the Neyland press box one foggy summer night to hack the computer terminals and download the "John Ward's Greatest Hits" album that he knew the university was keeping from the public for undisclosed reasons. He just wanted to make a montage and put it on YouTube so Vol fans across the land could finally enjoy it. Hell, he even snagged the iconic and sorely missed Bobby Denton's "PLEASE PAY NO MORE" line and put it in the montage as an added bonus.

Weeks pass and we hear nothing. We hear other schools are contacting him about their head coaching vacancies. Meanwhile, Tennessee doesn't even have a head coaching vacancy yet. Puzzled and fearing the worst, we decide positivity is the best route to go. We dive head first into the rumor mill. We don't even take things with a grain of salt. We instead flail the entire salt bag out the window and refresh the VN page at work every five minutes to read the posts of "well connected members" who know some folks that have assured them he's the guy UT will tap for the job.

We wake up one morning, log into VN to see that the night shift staff has leaked the reports of J.L. Cooter Freeze Esq. being hired by a division rival. Infuriated, perplexed, astonished, disappointed, and disturbed, the fan base does the only thing there is left to do. They go to social media and unleash a torrent of profanity-laced exposition dumps of flaming hot excrement. They tag and hashtag the administration officials involved, they get ahold of personal emails and cell phone numbers to personally do their part and tell the administration that a platoon of trained Erotylids could produce better results that the drones inside the UTAD echo chamber.

Realizing how wild-eyed and crazy the fans truly are, the administration fires the head coach they hired to replace the head coach they hired to replace the head coach they hired to replace the head coach that left in the middle of the night that they hired to replace the head coach that won a national championship once upon a time.

A coaching search ensues. A search firm is employed to assist. The university promises to exhaust all efforts to find the best fit for Tennessee. After a while, they begin to wring their hands. Every coach they've offered has turned them down. Even the ones they didn't want have turned them down. The national media has gotten ahold of the situation, and produces reports of in-fighting and power struggles within the administration. The beat writers laugh, knowing these are the easiest click-bait articles they've ever written.

Finally, the administration emerges from the fallout bunker they've been unable to leave for weeks and projectile vomits a name into a microphone that's attached to a podium. A name we don't recognize. A name that we google, only to find out that they don't even have a Wikipedia page yet. We check our surroundings to make sure it isn't a dream. We draw a deep breath and exhale. We convince ourselves that the university has "given up on the program." That we'll "Find better, more productive things to do on Saturdays in the fall." That we will "come around again" when the university "starts taking the program seriously again." We aren't even angry anymore. Just defeated and too old and give out to carry on. We've fired our last shots, found our last Huckleberry, and momma has put our guns in the ground because we quite obviously can't shoot the damn things anymore. We'll tune into the games periodically the following season to see how things are progressing, and remember the days when the mighty orange was a hard SOB to handle in the best division in college football.

Eventus stultorum magister.
5 million words or less, please.
 
#34

chattavol420

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2011
Messages
6,119
Likes
5,434
#34
Great post op. Some people will talk crap because that’s what some of these dudes do. The just make negative comments on every thread. But the thoughts you expressed are ones we’ve all felt. You described the way it’s always been. I e been in here proposing a different path forward. You can’t fire a coach without a replacement and then just roll through potential candidates just to have them decide they want to stay and put out a public message saying they’ve turned you down. That’s absolutely the worst possible way.

I propose we identify our target and absolutely sell out to get him. You court him amd get him committed prior to parting ways with your current coach. If you can get an agreement in place...you then pull the trigger on the current coach. If you can’t get “your guy” then you wait. Auburn did what we have done with past searches. Parted with their current coach without having a definitive no1 and just started throw $hit at the wall. A guy like Caldwell or Clark has a great situation. They’re winning and they’re getting a lot of respect. Sure, auburn is higher profile and has a greater shot of one day allowing you to compete for a national championship. But there’s enormous risks in taking that job. You have to leave a great situation for the unknown. You have to pull you kids out of school and move almost overnight. You and your wife have to tell your friends by and hit the road. It’s a lot to go through. That coach has to be sold on a vision. They have to be catered to amd courted. But that’s not the way we did have done it previously amd that’s not the way auburn is handling things this go round.
if I’m in a position of authority at Tennessee right now I’m courting hugh freeze. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt he could come here and turn this thing around. He’s literally done it everywhere he’s ever been. Everywhere. We need a charismatic leader in full control right now selling Tennessee to Hugh freeze. That’s how we could turn this thing around immediately.
 
#35

TheVolunteer002

The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill
Joined
Dec 6, 2020
Messages
79
Likes
183
#35
It's the ONLY movie, imo that there is not one thing to complain about. Just the perfect cast and story.

Kurt Russell.
"Prime" Val Kilmer.
Power's Booth
Billy Zain!!

List goes on....











































STEVEN STINKIN FOSTER!!
Hands down best cast ensemble maybe ever. The other day someone on here was talking about how there's talk of remaking it and I about hit the floor.
 
Likes: LittleVol
#37

TheVolunteer002

The deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill
Joined
Dec 6, 2020
Messages
79
Likes
183
#37
Great post op. Some people will talk crap because that’s what some of these dudes do. The just make negative comments on every thread. But the thoughts you expressed are ones we’ve all felt. You described the way it’s always been. I e been in here proposing a different path forward. You can’t fire a coach without a replacement and then just roll through potential candidates just to have them decide they want to stay and put out a public message saying they’ve turned you down. That’s absolutely the worst possible way.

I propose we identify our target and absolutely sell out to get him. You court him amd get him committed prior to parting ways with your current coach. If you can get an agreement in place...you then pull the trigger on the current coach. If you can’t get “your guy” then you wait. Auburn did what we have done with past searches. Parted with their current coach without having a definitive no1 and just started throw $hit at the wall. A guy like Caldwell or Clark has a great situation. They’re winning and they’re getting a lot of respect. Sure, auburn is higher profile and has a greater shot of one day allowing you to compete for a national championship. But there’s enormous risks in taking that job. You have to leave a great situation for the unknown. You have to pull you kids out of school and move almost overnight. You and your wife have to tell your friends by and hit the road. It’s a lot to go through. That coach has to be sold on a vision. They have to be catered to amd courted. But that’s not the way we did have done it previously amd that’s not the way auburn is handling things this go round.
if I’m in a position of authority at Tennessee right now I’m courting hugh freeze. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt he could come here and turn this thing around. He’s literally done it everywhere he’s ever been. Everywhere. We need a charismatic leader in full control right now selling Tennessee to Hugh freeze. That’s how we could turn this thing around immediately.
Shoot buddy I was just sitting at work staring at the walls a while and figured I'd conjure up some literary entertainment. Wasn't really trying to make a statement so much as I was being goofy lol.

But with that said, I can't disagree with anything you said. Tennessee needs to get the ball rolling if they have one, or dig their heels in.
 
#40

Southeastern VFL

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2020
Messages
320
Likes
443
#40
5 million words or less, please.
Doesn't matter if it's 5 million 1 million or 1 single word it is just become our torture existence. So here you go in shorter words WE SUCK and our A.D no matter who it may be doesn't care. Write a book write, a paragraph, or a
sentence. Put all the right punctuation marks in the right place or heck leave them out it doesn't matter because the fact of the matter is what ever is written and however it is written will still tell the same dark story of a once storied football program that has hit rock bottom and it's leadership no longer care. Sky is falling, the negavols are out in full, and what ever internet name or catch phrase they someone wants to come up with feel free to BUT in the end it doesn't change the direction of this football program. By the way I have no problem with you post you just made a good point and I decided to state my long opinion. Merry Christmas
 

VN Store




Sponsors
 

Top