Reality Check

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Here are the football records for the last 16 seasons.

Note that HALF were LOSING seasons.

Heupel has the best season by far (and the best going all the way back to 98)…and with two more wins this season would tie for the second-best record, too.

So…my question: How are so many on here losing their freaking minds over this season? You act like South Carolina fans thinking that anything less than perfection isn’t good enough. When our recent history doesn’t back up your expectations.

I remain all-in on Heupel. By far the best coach we’ve had since early-00s Fulmer.
 
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Could you please do the chart for the 16 years before 2008? I need a good cry.
 
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We aren’t any better than South Carolina and Arkansas and Miss. St since 2008 that’s depressing

What's your point? To wallow in the misery of the past decade and a half? To just say "this is what we are"? I'm not attacking, but seriously, what is the point of a comment like that other than just being fine with wallowing in misery?
 
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The 12 team playoff will certainly open things up

Probably not. Anyone expecting March Madness type Cinderella runs will be in for a rude awakening. There might be a big upset from time to time, but the 'final four' will virtually always end up being the usual suspects. The trick from UT's standpoint is to become consistently good enough to occasionally slip into that mix.
 
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What's your point? To wallow in the misery of the past decade and a half? To just say "this is what we are"? I'm not attacking, but seriously, what is the point of a comment like that other than just being fine with wallowing in misery?

The point is that we broke the 10-win ceiling last year for the first time in forever. With a chance to win 9 this season.

Way better than it has been in recent years.

Give the coach a chance for goodness sakes!
 
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Probably not. Anyone expecting March Madness type Cinderella runs will be in for a rude awakening. There might be a big upset from time to time, but the 'final four' will virtually always end up being the usual suspects. The trick from UT's standpoint is to become consistently good enough to occasionally slip into that mix.

No, the goal is for UT to constantly be in the mix, recruit better and then win it all.
 
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Probably not. Anyone expecting March Madness type Cinderella runs will be in for a rude awakening. There might be a big upset from time to time, but the 'final four' will virtually always end up being the usual suspects. The trick from UT's standpoint is to become consistently good enough to occasionally slip into that mix.
There are no “big upsets when 2 top 12 teams get together
 
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To all the naysayers,,,,,Who would your "realistically" trade for CJH today?

Right here, right now,,,,,Who?

I think (actually I hope) given some time, some luck, some hard work, and some support Josh Heupel will have a statue out front of Neyland one day


So anyway, realistically who would you trade CJH for?

I'll give you the final say
 
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I answered your question in this thread.


Well, I’m 56 and was in school for the 0-6 start in 89 and then watched a special player named Manning lead the ascent to your years. And it all started with an 8-4 his freshman season.

Even Georgia and Alabama suffered through their down years. Look it up. Winning is not promised nor guaranteed.

It takes the right coach to get you back there. I’m not ready to give up on Heupel as being that coach.

And maybe Nico is that next great QB.
 
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Here are the football records for the last 16 seasons.

Note that HALF were LOSING seasons.

Heupel has the best season by far (and the best going all the way back to 98)…and with two more wins this season would tie for the second-best record, too.

So…my question: How are so many on here losing their freaking minds over this season? You act like South Carolina fans thinking that anything less than perfection isn’t good enough. When our recent history doesn’t back up your expectations.

I remain all-in on Heupel. By far the best coach we’ve had since early-00s Fulmer.
Add the fact that he took over a much worse situation than any of those other coaches inherited only solidifies the fact he’s absolutely the right guy to lead us back to where we expect to be year in and year out.
 
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again, for the umpteenth time, we can come on here and be critical of the play calling, the game prep, lack of drive in players, etc WITHOUT saying we want Heuple fired. Personally, I believe at least 2 or more of the games we lost could have been wins if we had better play calling, and made adjustments to the game at least during halftime. If you're calling the same plays in the 4th quarter that hasn't worked all game, that is on coaching and not players.
 
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The point is that we broke the 10-win ceiling last year for the first time in forever. With a chance to win 9 this season.

Way better than it has been in recent years.

Give the coach a chance for goodness sakes!

You're preaching to the choir, my friend.
 

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