- Nov 14, 2009
All I’m saying is they had a plan going into the season. That plan was dictated by outside circumstances. Whether or not you agree with the plan is one thing. But acting like the coaches are blind and don’t know football is ludicrous. You don’t think CJP knows what winning football looks like? Ok. Their plan didn’t work out - no arguing that - and they’re adjusting by trying to get the other QBs ready. That’s not carrying water for them, it’s just the current situation.
I'm not suggesting Pruitt doesn't know football. I never said that. I said that his staff seems to be below par on the offensive side of the ball in comparison to their peers in this conference. Would you argue that Will Friend is an elite, or even really good OL coach, at this point? What about Chris Weinke at QB coach? Neither of those guys seem to have their kids prepared to play winning football. Do they "know football"? Sure they do. They just aren't cutting it for a team that envisions itself at the top of the toughest conference in college football.
COVID and unfortunate circumstances aren't unique to Tennessee football. Every program has had to navigate those waters, this year. You and I have had to navigate them. And like I said before, even if that is a valid excuse, it isn't one our fans want to hear from the podium from our $4 million head coach. Just take the blame on yourself, make changes to fix the problems, and get it done.