Most Wins As Head Coach At Tennessee

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Mears 278 wins (If Mears did not have health issues, UT might have a national championship banner or Final Four banner hanging in TBA)
DeVoe 204 wins (Solid defensive coach who like Mears was an Ohio native)
Pearl 145 wins ( If not for the Aaron Craft incident, he could have coached 15 years at UT and taken the program to a couple of Final Fours and maybe a national championship game)
Barnes 105 wins (One Final Four appearance with possibly another one or two in the future and maybe a national championship game appearance)

I think Barnes could pass DeVoe and has an outside chance of possibly passing Mears if he coaches at least another 10 years.

What does the board think?
 
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I just hope we have one or two seasons that end with 7 wins
Unless you're calling for him to challenge Wade in futility, you left out the word consecutive.

Also, 7 would be hard to do. 6 are needed to win the NCAAT, 7 with a play in game. It's not possible to win just the last game of the SECT and 6 in the NCAAT. I'll take winning the last 9, 10 or more (as long as an NIT championship isn't the last 5).

I think I know and like what you meant. 7-23 would be a disaster. I don't think that you're a Gator, Vandy, or KY fan.
 
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I don't think Barnes coaches more than 3 or 4 more years personally. He should certainly pass Bruce, but I don't know if he'll pass Devoe. He might, but he certainly won't pass Mears.
 
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Barnes is 64 so I think he has a good chance to surpass Mears.
He's a pretty young 64...seems age, if guys are in shape and into coaching, isn't a real issue any more. He's 5 years younger than Roy Williams...looks more than that, and Coach K 73, and Saban 68. If you'd have told me when Barnes started that we'd get more than 5, I'd have been kinda surprised...thinking he got a "coast to retirement" deal...but he's clearly got the energy and things going in the direction to keep after it, and if he passes Mears, he'll have put us into a longer term upper tier bball school for "the next guy".
 
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He's a pretty young 64...seems age, if guys are in shape and into coaching, isn't a real issue any more. He's 5 years younger than Roy Williams...looks more than that, and Coach K 73, and Saban 68. If you'd have told me when Barnes started that we'd get more than 5, I'd have been kinda surprised...thinking he got a "coast to retirement" deal...but he's clearly got the energy and things going in the direction to keep after it, and if he passes Mears, he'll have put us into a longer term upper tier bball school for "the next guy".
Just setting the stage for Kara Lawson :)
 
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Unless you're calling for him to challenge Wade in futility, you left out the word consecutive.

Also, 7 would be hard to do. 6 are needed to win the NCAAT, 7 with a play in game. It's not possible to win just the last game of the SECT and 6 in the NCAAT. I'll take winning the last 9, 10 or more (as long as an NIT championship isn't the last 5).

I think I know and like what you meant. 7-23 would be a disaster. I don't think that you're a Gator, Vandy, or KY fan.
I know it wasn't SEC but UConn disagrees with this idea.
 
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Unless you're calling for him to challenge Wade in futility, you left out the word consecutive.

Also, 7 would be hard to do. 6 are needed to win the NCAAT, 7 with a play in game. It's not possible to win just the last game of the SECT and 6 in the NCAAT. I'll take winning the last 9, 10 or more (as long as an NIT championship isn't the last 5).

I think I know and like what you meant. 7-23 would be a disaster. I don't think that you're a Gator, Vandy, or KY fan.
SECT Champs
 
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Mears 278 wins
DeVoe 204 wins
Pearl 145 wins
Barnes 103 wins

I think Barnes could pass DeVoe and has an outside chance of possibly passing Mears if he coaches at least another 10 years.

What does the board think?
I guess it’s possible but if he wants 10 more years at Tennessee we need to start cutting nets down and hanging banners.
 
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If Barnes coaches 10! More years and hasn’t won a natty then he needs fired!
I'm pretty intolerant of mediocrity, but this is silly. If he is averaging 20 wins or better and beating Kentucky once a year, he can stay as long as he wants. We will mourn his March failures but enjoy the heck out of December- February.
 
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Unless you're calling for him to challenge Wade in futility, you left out the word consecutive.

Also, 7 would be hard to do. 6 are needed to win the NCAAT, 7 with a play in game. It's not possible to win just the last game of the SECT and 6 in the NCAAT. I'll take winning the last 9, 10 or more (as long as an NIT championship isn't the last 5).

I think I know and like what you meant. 7-23 would be a disaster. I don't think that you're a Gator, Vandy, or KY fan.
Dang TGO. I'll get my legal staff to file a brief on it next time. 🤣 Just win the final SECT game and last 6 to finish up. That's all.
 

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