They've won 7 since 1970 to our 5. Georgia really hasn't had "all that talent" until Kirby came. I saw the figure yesterday that Kirby's 5 recruiting classes have averaged 2.8, Richt's last 5 averaged 8.3 which is an average not greatly less or more than all the other SEC powers during his tenure save Saban at Bama and Meyer at Florida. Kirby's recruits are only now maturing, if they haven't won the SEC again in the next 5 years or so, at that point I'd be surprised.
They're won 7 since 1970 to our 5. Georgia really hasn't had "all that talent" until Kirby came. I saw the figure yesterday that Kirby's 5 recruiting classes have averaged 2.8, Richt's last 5 averaged 8.3 which is an average not greatly less or more than all the other SEC powers during his tenure save Saban at Bama and Meyer at Florida. Kirby's recruits are only now maturing, if they haven't won the SEC again in the next 5 years or so, at that point I'd be surprised.
Yea I agree we are currently tied with them for second place for SEC titles behind Bama with 13 they have won three since we won our last one in 1998. They will move past us either this season or next just a matter of time unfortunately since it don’t like we are winning another SEC title anytime soon sadly
My perspective is that Heupel needs time, 5 years at least, we've got to break the cycle of the coach being on the hot seat by year 3, which is where I think we are heading if people honestly believe this 3-7 team that lost most of it's best players and a recruiting class that also lost most of it's higher rated players is going to win 7, 8, 9 games. Maybe I'm wrong but with the looming sanctions hanging over our heads I suspect it'll be at least year 3 before Heupel is on a recruiting field that is even level with the one Pruitt and Butch inherited on day 1. So if we go 6-6 I think that'll be a great season imo. We just can't take anybody for granted. Anything over 6 wins would be gravy in my book.
Disagree. Had Kiffin stayed, we’d likely be in the same situation we are now - about to get hammered by the NCAA. There were all kinds of shenanigans going on because Kiffin was so immature at the time he got the UT job.
Now line up the draft picks with the class rankings from 3-4 years prior and you’ll see attrition and lack of player development have killed this team. Yet every year you’ll get people that don’t understand why we get blown out by Bama, UGA, and UF.
It'll probably take more like 7 if that will make you feel better. The threat of sanctions is killing us in recruiting, until they are over Heupel is not in the same position the previous coaches were on the day they took the job.
The rankings aren't garbage when they rate Bama, OSU, and Clemson. They are seemingly only garbage when they rate UT. I think they are assuming UT will coach the talent they have. Oddly, that hasn't happened for a while at UT.
While you're at it Mr Negative...
Did you know that 6 Vols in that span that weren't drafted are now starters solid NFL Contributors?
Tuttle (Saints) - Starter
Phillips (Jets) Rotation starter
Bituli (Panthers) rotation
Callaway (Saints) rotation
J Johnson )Pats) rotation
Warrior (Ravens) 3rd
by Tennessee standards that is still not good enough. But the reality is Vols are still getting into the NFL.
Tennessee is down. Why do YOU go out of your way to make it seem worst than it is??
What satisfaction do you get from that???!
2018 class Alone (7 players) (yeah I noticed you left them out for some "reason")
- John Kelly (Rams) active roster
- Gaulden (Panthers) backup
- Vickers (Raiders) backup
- Mosley (49ers) rotation starter
- E Wolfe (Saints) backup
- K Mac (Bengals) Backup
- AJ Johnson ( Broncos) Starter
So counting Jennings- The Tennessee Volunteers have put 14 players in the NFL the past 4 years so far...
Exactly. Zero player development and that, unfortunately, is going to impact this year. Granted, it should already be getting better but it won’t be fixed in one spring. We should still be able to go at least 6-6 against that schedule but it won’t be easy. However, what I believe will help is he will no longer be offensive crippled by Pruitt. The lack of scoring allowed lesser talented teams to hang around and gain confidence. Hopefully we won’t have as many issues there now.