Lasting impression of OL Coach Elarbee

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Having lived in St. Louis for the last 4 decades I don’t make it to as many games as I once did. Usually one game a year at Neyland and an occasional road game, especially when we play Mizzou in Columbia. In 2017 I attended the game in Columbia when CJH was the OC for Mizzou and Elarbee was the OL coach. Went to the game with my wife and I decked out in orange along with 12 neighbors in Mizzou garb as they were all UofM alumni. We had been tailgating since early afternoon up to the 7:00PM KO. There had been a lot of trash talking and more than a few bets placed on the outcome as I was doing my best to carry the torch for our Vols. This turned out to be a foolish venture on my part as we trailed 24-17 at halftime but were shut out in the 2nd half eventually losing 50-17. We had great seats for the debacle about 25 rows up on the 45 yard-line. What I remember most about the game was not the passing of Drew Locke but the rushing attack led by someone named Witter(200+ yards) who I had never heard of before that game. More precisely, what I remember is how badly Missouri’s smallish OL pushed our DL all over Faurot Field. Their OL was made up of 2 star athletes and I am not sure there was a 300 pounder among them. I remember commenting on how well coached and disciplined their OL seemed. At the time I had no idea, or cared, who Glen Elarbee was. Now, thinking back on that experience, I am hopeful that their dominance was a direct result of his coaching and that history will repeat itself in the next few years with our OL being coached up and living up to their star ratings. If that happens, I might be able to forget about the 12 bottles of Jack Daniels I had to buy to pay off the foolish bets I made before that game. GBO!
 
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Having lived in St. Louis for the last 4 decades I don’t make it to as many games as I once did. Usually one game a year at Neyland and an occasional road game, especially when we play Mizzou in Columbia. In 2017 I attended the game in Columbia when CJH was the OC for Mizzou and Elarbee was the OL coach. Went to the game with my wife and I decked out in orange along with 12 neighbors in Mizzou garb as they were all UofM alumni. We had been tailgating since early afternoon up to the 7:00PM KO. There had been a lot of trash talking and more than a few bets placed on the outcome as I was doing my best to carry the torch for our Vols. This turned out to be a foolish venture on my part as we trailed 24-17 at halftime but were shut out in the 2nd half eventually losing 50-17. We had great seats for the debacle about 25 rows up on the 45 yard-line. What I remember most about the game was not the passing of Drew Locke but the rushing attack led by someone named Witter(200+ yards) who I had never heard of before that game. More precisely, what I remember is how badly Missouri’s smallish OL pushed our DL all over Faurot Field. Their OL was made up of 2 star athletes and I am not sure there was a 300 pounder among them. I remember commenting on how well coached and disciplined their OL seemed. At the time I had no idea, or cared, who Glen Elarbee was. Now, thinking back on that experience, I am hopeful that their dominance was a direct result of his coaching and that history will repeat itself in the next few years with our OL being coached up and living up to their star ratings. If that happens, I might be able to forget about the 12 bottles of Jack Daniels I had to buy to pay off the foolish bets I made before that game. GBO!
Just curious, was it "I'll bet you 12 bottles of Jack" to one person or "I'll bet you a bottle of Jack" to 12 different people? Either way, Jack makes a great payoff.
 
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Having lived in St. Louis for the last 4 decades I don’t make it to as many games as I once did. Usually one game a year at Neyland and an occasional road game, especially when we play Mizzou in Columbia. In 2017 I attended the game in Columbia when CJH was the OC for Mizzou and Elarbee was the OL coach. Went to the game with my wife and I decked out in orange along with 12 neighbors in Mizzou garb as they were all UofM alumni. We had been tailgating since early afternoon up to the 7:00PM KO. There had been a lot of trash talking and more than a few bets placed on the outcome as I was doing my best to carry the torch for our Vols. This turned out to be a foolish venture on my part as we trailed 24-17 at halftime but were shut out in the 2nd half eventually losing 50-17. We had great seats for the debacle about 25 rows up on the 45 yard-line. What I remember most about the game was not the passing of Drew Locke but the rushing attack led by someone named Witter(200+ yards) who I had never heard of before that game. More precisely, what I remember is how badly Missouri’s smallish OL pushed our DL all over Faurot Field. Their OL was made up of 2 star athletes and I am not sure there was a 300 pounder among them. I remember commenting on how well coached and disciplined their OL seemed. At the time I had no idea, or cared, who Glen Elarbee was. Now, thinking back on that experience, I am hopeful that their dominance was a direct result of his coaching and that history will repeat itself in the next few years with our OL being coached up and living up to their star ratings. If that happens, I might be able to forget about the 12 bottles of Jack Daniels I had to buy to pay off the foolish bets I made before that game. GBO!
I'll hope with you, sounds like my kind of bet.
 
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Having lived in St. Louis for the last 4 decades I don’t make it to as many games as I once did. Usually one game a year at Neyland and an occasional road game, especially when we play Mizzou in Columbia. In 2017 I attended the game in Columbia when CJH was the OC for Mizzou and Elarbee was the OL coach. Went to the game with my wife and I decked out in orange along with 12 neighbors in Mizzou garb as they were all UofM alumni. We had been tailgating since early afternoon up to the 7:00PM KO. There had been a lot of trash talking and more than a few bets placed on the outcome as I was doing my best to carry the torch for our Vols. This turned out to be a foolish venture on my part as we trailed 24-17 at halftime but were shut out in the 2nd half eventually losing 50-17. We had great seats for the debacle about 25 rows up on the 45 yard-line. What I remember most about the game was not the passing of Drew Locke but the rushing attack led by someone named Witter(200+ yards) who I had never heard of before that game. More precisely, what I remember is how badly Missouri’s smallish OL pushed our DL all over Faurot Field. Their OL was made up of 2 star athletes and I am not sure there was a 300 pounder among them. I remember commenting on how well coached and disciplined their OL seemed. At the time I had no idea, or cared, who Glen Elarbee was. Now, thinking back on that experience, I am hopeful that their dominance was a direct result of his coaching and that history will repeat itself in the next few years with our OL being coached up and living up to their star ratings. If that happens, I might be able to forget about the 12 bottles of Jack Daniels I had to buy to pay off the foolish bets I made before that game. GBO!
Bro you bet on Butch in 2017 to win an SEC game? You sir are loyal, dedicated, and (obviously) sun shine pumping Vols fan.

What were you gonna get if you won the bet?
 
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Bro you bet on Butch in 2017 to win an SEC game? You sir are loyal, dedicated, and (obviously) sun shine pumping Vols fan.

What were you gonna get if you won the bet?
12 bottles of Glendronnach single malt. I made them wager a higher end spirit since they would be splitting the cost six ways while I was carrying the entire bet myself. Sounded like a good idea at the time but after the game......not so much! My wife did not speak to me on the drive back to St Louis!
 
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12 bottles of Glendronnach single malt. I made them wager a higher end spirit since they would be splitting the cost six ways while I was carrying the entire bet myself. Sounded like a good idea at the time but after the game......not so much! My wife did not speak to me on the drive back to St Louis!
I remember watching that game.
Momma Bear was so mad at Hornblower she did not speak to anyone.
Times like that I can almost stomach a beatdown.
After a certain number of married years you learn to treasure ANY wife silence.
If you were upset by her not talking on the drive back, you still have much to learn grasshopper.
12 bottles of JD might have been a little pricey for just a few hours drive.
 
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It will be nice to watch an Oline be aggressive and not too “FRIENDLY”. 👍
I can't forget the Georgia game, they looked completely lost. Wanya Morris gets beat and his man knocks the ball loose and Morris moves quicker than he had all day to pick it up and run. They did not appear to be disciplined at all. He seems to be a player developer not a drinking and hunting buddy
 
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Butch was fired the day after. It was pretty safe to assume the team was checked out by this game if not well before.

Great coaching or Mizz taking advantage of the situation? Time will tell.
 
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Butch was fired the day after. It was pretty safe to assume the team was checked out by this game if not well before.

Great coaching or Mizz taking advantage of the situation? Time will tell.
Great coaching is taking advantage of situations. Finding mismatches, exploiting weaknesses, defeating a teams will to win. If a team is isn’t ready to play or quits during a game, good coaching takes advantage of that attitude and keeps his team competing.
 
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Having lived in St. Louis for the last 4 decades I don’t make it to as many games as I once did. Usually one game a year at Neyland and an occasional road game, especially when we play Mizzou in Columbia. In 2017 I attended the game in Columbia when CJH was the OC for Mizzou and Elarbee was the OL coach. Went to the game with my wife and I decked out in orange along with 12 neighbors in Mizzou garb as they were all UofM alumni. We had been tailgating since early afternoon up to the 7:00PM KO. There had been a lot of trash talking and more than a few bets placed on the outcome as I was doing my best to carry the torch for our Vols. This turned out to be a foolish venture on my part as we trailed 24-17 at halftime but were shut out in the 2nd half eventually losing 50-17. We had great seats for the debacle about 25 rows up on the 45 yard-line. What I remember most about the game was not the passing of Drew Locke but the rushing attack led by someone named Witter(200+ yards) who I had never heard of before that game. More precisely, what I remember is how badly Missouri’s smallish OL pushed our DL all over Faurot Field. Their OL was made up of 2 star athletes and I am not sure there was a 300 pounder among them. I remember commenting on how well coached and disciplined their OL seemed. At the time I had no idea, or cared, who Glen Elarbee was. Now, thinking back on that experience, I am hopeful that their dominance was a direct result of his coaching and that history will repeat itself in the next few years with our OL being coached up and living up to their star ratings. If that happens, I might be able to forget about the 12 bottles of Jack Daniels I had to buy to pay off the foolish bets I made before that game. GBO!
I hope HC JH and OL Elarbee can do this again:
November 4, 2017 vs Florida W 45–16
November 3, 2018 at No. 13 Florida W 38–17

 
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Great coaching is taking advantage of situations. Finding mismatches, exploiting weaknesses, defeating a teams will to win. If a team is isn’t ready to play or quits during a game, good coaching takes advantage of that attitude and keeps his team competing.
Would you call us stomping Vanderbilt this year great coaching? We lost to them by 25 points two games after getting stomped by Mizz in 2017. And we had the same number of SEC wins in 2017 as Vanderbilt did this year.
 
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Having lived in St. Louis for the last 4 decades I don’t make it to as many games as I once did. Usually one game a year at Neyland and an occasional road game, especially when we play Mizzou in Columbia. In 2017 I attended the game in Columbia when CJH was the OC for Mizzou and Elarbee was the OL coach. Went to the game with my wife and I decked out in orange along with 12 neighbors in Mizzou garb as they were all UofM alumni. We had been tailgating since early afternoon up to the 7:00PM KO. There had been a lot of trash talking and more than a few bets placed on the outcome as I was doing my best to carry the torch for our Vols. This turned out to be a foolish venture on my part as we trailed 24-17 at halftime but were shut out in the 2nd half eventually losing 50-17. We had great seats for the debacle about 25 rows up on the 45 yard-line. What I remember most about the game was not the passing of Drew Locke but the rushing attack led by someone named Witter(200+ yards) who I had never heard of before that game. More precisely, what I remember is how badly Missouri’s smallish OL pushed our DL all over Faurot Field. Their OL was made up of 2 star athletes and I am not sure there was a 300 pounder among them. I remember commenting on how well coached and disciplined their OL seemed. At the time I had no idea, or cared, who Glen Elarbee was. Now, thinking back on that experience, I am hopeful that their dominance was a direct result of his coaching and that history will repeat itself in the next few years with our OL being coached up and living up to their star ratings. If that happens, I might be able to forget about the 12 bottles of Jack Daniels I had to buy to pay off the foolish bets I made before that game. GBO!
I think what he said yesterday aligns with your observation. He wants smart, aggressive OL's. That's what Mizzou had.... you could even say they were somewhat "dirty".
 
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Man, was PF blind not to see how bad the coaching was? Makes you wonder if UT was just a check for those coaches and PF. Hard to understand the complete lack of oversight and accountability. Glad they are gone.
In my view, Fulmer has viewed Tennessee Football as his personal annuity entitlement since the 2001 SECCG. Actually, once Cut left, he was seemingly on autopilot, riding off the NC and collecting $$$. I feared his return as AD was another chance to cash in on all the $$$ he felt cheated out of when he was finally canned. Sadly, it seems I was correct.
 
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I remember watching that game.
Momma Bear was so mad at Hornblower she did not speak to anyone.
Times like that I can almost stomach a beatdown.
After a certain number of married years you learn to treasure ANY wife silence.
If you were upset by her not talking on the drive back, you still have much to learn grasshopper.
12 bottles of JD might have been a little pricey for just a few hours drive.
I have been married for 41 years (just not to the same woman!;)). Never said I was upset by the silence. Actually I was so upset by the way we had played that I welcomed the silence. Gave me a chance to think about who I would like as our next coach. I can honestly say that the list I built in my head did NOT include a certain Bama DC! As far as 12 bottles of JD being pricey I'd gladly pay 10X that to beat Florida and Bama in the same season at least once before I die!
 

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