Maybe we can sacrifice a few whiny unrealistic fans instead. There's no volcano nearby so we could build an altar at midfield in Neyland. Heupel and White can review posts in this thread to chose the losers.
We need also to know how to stiil run the offense while allowing our defense to rest. I like our head coach but just not sure if at some point during every season our defense is going to get shredded for being on the field for 40 minutes.
No one denies we need better players, and more depth but it isn’t as if the defensive players we used against South Carolina were considered scrubs in high school. Only Byron Young was not on anyone’s radar and a late bloomer. Six 4 stars are noted below. And everyone below has 3, 4, 5 or even 6 years (Bumphus) experience, which is a head scratcher.
We don’t have personnel on that side of the ball to dominate, but this group shouldn’t give up 9 TDs in 10 possessions to anyone, much less the Gamecocks. I doubt lack of talent is the only problem. Given the circumstances, our coaches had zero answers against a team lacking their two best running backs and a porous offensive line that had given up a ton of sacks this year. Our defense has made opposing quarterbacks look better than they are, all year, except Levis.
Flowers - 3 star, 5th year Sr.
McCollough - 4 star, 4th year Sr.
Hadden - 3 star, 3rd year Jr.
Turnage - 4 star, 4th year Jr.
McDonald - 3 star, 3rd year Jr.
Mitchell - 4 star, 5th year Sr.
Beasley - 3 star, 4th year Jr.
Thomas - 4 star, 3rd year Jr.
Terry - 3 star, 4th year Jr.
Bumphus, 4 star, 6th year Sr.
Byron Young - not highly regarded
Baron - 4 star, 3rd year Jr.
This defense played SC with absolutely no passion for winning. Beasley is the only defensive player that showed any type of heart for the game and the rest just flat out quit. This game was lost before they ever took the field.
if you think kids were tuned out versus Carolina, fire their coaches and you will see a massive tune out against Vandy. Makes no sense to fire assistants before the last game and signing day. Possible loss to Vandy and possibly losing several recruits. It can wait another month or so..