The Magic will Return to Knoxville

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In the Fall of 1975, this Yank from Jersey landed at Hess Hall for a fun and memorable 4 years. Never missed a home game and traveled to some road games including Columbia, Lexington and Bham (shook hands w/the Bear even). I love Tennessee Football and feel that Coach Pruitt is the real deal. It's a marathon, not a sprint in the rebuilding world of college football but, there is a definitive expiration date of 3-5 years in big time programs if one does not reach lofty expectations.

Below is a list of all our season records since my first home game at Neyland vs the Maryland Terps on 9/13/75. I share this because the stats threw me off a bit. I, like all on VN, hope CJP can return the Orange to an annual powerhouse but was a bit surprised by the following stats:

341 Wins/186 Losses/8 Ties
.637 Winning % (corrected)
Average Annual Wins since 1975 = 7.75
Average Annual Losses since 1975 = 4.24
7 Head Coaches
18-13 Bowl Record in 44 years


We've had a number of hard to endure years, bunch of mediocre seasons, some very good years and, a couple of excellent years. Unfortunately, the hard to endure years have been plentiful as of late, so it's not surprising our fading memories are grasping to hold onto the glory years of past. And while I don't want to settle for 7.75 wins, one of those seasons right now, or better, is just what the doctor ordered.

Thank you again Coach Pruitt for giving your all to bring back the magic to Knoxville.!! Go Big Orange!

1975 Bill Battle 7–5–0 3–3–0
1976 Bill Battle 6–5–0 2–4–0
1977 Johnny Majors 4–7–0 1–5–0
1978 Johnny Majors 5–5–1 3–3–0
1979 Johnny Majors 7–5–0 3–3–0 L Bluebonnet
1980 Johnny Majors 5–6–0 3–3–0
1981 Johnny Majors 8–4–0 3–3–0 W Garden State
1982 Johnny Majors 6–5–1 3–2–1 L Peach
1983 Johnny Majors 9–3–0 4–2–0 W Florida Citrus
1984 Johnny Majors 7–4–1 3–3–0 L Sun
1985 Johnny Majors 9–1–2 5–1–0 W Sugar
1986 Johnny Majors 7–5–0 3–3–0 W Liberty
1987 Johnny Majors 10–2–1 4–1–1 W Peach
1988 Johnny Majors 5–6–0 3–4–0
1989 Johnny Majors 11–1–0 6–1–0 W Cotton
1990 Johnny Majors 9–2–2 5–1–1 W Sugar
1991 Johnny Majors 9–3–0 5–2–0 L Fiesta
1992 Johnny Majors 9–3–0 5–3–0 W Hall of Fame
1993 Phillip Fulmer 10–2–0 7–1–0 L Florida Citrus
1994 Phillip Fulmer 8–4–0 5–3–0 W Gator
1995 Phillip Fulmer 11–1–0 7–1–0 W Florida Citrus
1996 Phillip Fulmer 10–2 7–1 W Florida Citrus
1997 Phillip Fulmer 11–2 7–1 L Orange
1998 Phillip Fulmer 13–0 8–0 W Fiesta
1999 Phillip Fulmer 9–3 6–2 L Fiesta
2000 Phillip Fulmer 8–4 5–3 L Cotton
2001 Phillip Fulmer 11–2 7–1 W Florida Citrus
2002 Phillip Fulmer 8–5 5–3 L Peach
2003 Phillip Fulmer 10–3 6–2 L Peach
2004 Phillip Fulmer 10–3 7–1 W Cotton
2005 Phillip Fulmer 5–6 3–5
2006 Phillip Fulmer 9–4 5–3 L Outback
2007 Phillip Fulmer 10–4 6–2 W Outback
2008 Phillip Fulmer 5–7 3–5
2009 Lane Kiffin 7–6 4–4 L Chick-fil-A
2010 Derek Dooley 6–7 3–5 L Music City
2011 Derek Dooley 5–7 1–7
2012 Derek Dooley 5–7 1–7
2013 Butch Jones 5–7 2–6
2014 Butch Jones 7–6 3–5 W TaxSlayer
2015 Butch Jones 9–4 5–3 W Outback
2016 Butch Jones 9–4 4–4 W Music City
2017 Butch Jones 4–8 0–8
2018 Jeremy Pruitt 5–7 2–6
 
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In the Fall of 1975, this Yank from Jersey landed at Hess Hall for a fun and memorable 4 years. Never missed a home game and traveled to some road games including Columbia, Lexington and Bham (shook hands w/the Bear even). I love Tennessee Football and feel that Coach Pruitt is the real deal. It's a marathon, not a sprint in the rebuilding world of college football but, there is a definitive expiration date of 3-5 years in big time programs if one does not reach lofty expectations.

Below is a list of all our season records since my first home game at Neyland vs the Maryland Terps on 9/13/75. I share this because the stats threw me off a bit. I, like all on VN, hope CJP can return the Orange to an annual powerhouse but was a bit surprised by the following stats:

341 Wins/186 Losses/8 Ties
.771 Winning %
Average Annual Wins since 1975 = 7.75
Average Annual Losses since 1975 = 4.24
7 Head Coaches
18-13 Bowl Record in 44 years


We've had a number of hard to endure years, bunch of mediocre seasons, some very good years and, a couple of excellent years. Unfortunately, the hard to endure years have been plentiful as of late, so it's not surprising our fading memories are grasping to hold onto the glory years of past. And while I don't want to settle for 7.75 wins, one of those seasons right now, or better, is just what the doctor ordered.

Thank you again Coach Pruitt for giving your all to bring back the magic to Knoxville.!! Go Big Orange!

1975 Bill Battle 7–5–0 3–3–0
1976 Bill Battle 6–5–0 2–4–0
1977 Johnny Majors 4–7–0 1–5–0
1978 Johnny Majors 5–5–1 3–3–0
1979 Johnny Majors 7–5–0 3–3–0 L Bluebonnet
1980 Johnny Majors 5–6–0 3–3–0
1981 Johnny Majors 8–4–0 3–3–0 W Garden State
1982 Johnny Majors 6–5–1 3–2–1 L Peach
1983 Johnny Majors 9–3–0 4–2–0 W Florida Citrus
1984 Johnny Majors 7–4–1 3–3–0 L Sun
1985 Johnny Majors 9–1–2 5–1–0 W Sugar
1986 Johnny Majors 7–5–0 3–3–0 W Liberty
1987 Johnny Majors 10–2–1 4–1–1 W Peach
1988 Johnny Majors 5–6–0 3–4–0
1989 Johnny Majors 11–1–0 6–1–0 W Cotton
1990 Johnny Majors 9–2–2 5–1–1 W Sugar
1991 Johnny Majors 9–3–0 5–2–0 L Fiesta
1992 Johnny Majors 9–3–0 5–3–0 W Hall of Fame
1993 Phillip Fulmer 10–2–0 7–1–0 L Florida Citrus
1994 Phillip Fulmer 8–4–0 5–3–0 W Gator
1995 Phillip Fulmer 11–1–0 7–1–0 W Florida Citrus
1996 Phillip Fulmer 10–2 7–1 W Florida Citrus
1997 Phillip Fulmer 11–2 7–1 L Orange
1998 Phillip Fulmer 13–0 8–0 W Fiesta
1999 Phillip Fulmer 9–3 6–2 L Fiesta
2000 Phillip Fulmer 8–4 5–3 L Cotton
2001 Phillip Fulmer 11–2 7–1 W Florida Citrus
2002 Phillip Fulmer 8–5 5–3 L Peach
2003 Phillip Fulmer 10–3 6–2 L Peach
2004 Phillip Fulmer 10–3 7–1 W Cotton
2005 Phillip Fulmer 5–6 3–5
2006 Phillip Fulmer 9–4 5–3 L Outback
2007 Phillip Fulmer 10–4 6–2 W Outback
2008 Phillip Fulmer 5–7 3–5
2009 Lane Kiffin 7–6 4–4 L Chick-fil-A
2010 Derek Dooley 6–7 3–5 L Music City
2011 Derek Dooley 5–7 1–7
2012 Derek Dooley 5–7 1–7
2013 Butch Jones 5–7 2–6
2014 Butch Jones 7–6 3–5 W TaxSlayer
2015 Butch Jones 9–4 5–3 W Outback
2016 Butch Jones 9–4 4–4 W Music City
2017 Butch Jones 4–8 0–8
2018 Jeremy Pruitt 5–7 2–6
thanks Love hess hall RA there for couple years
 
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In the Fall of 1975, this Yank from Jersey landed at Hess Hall for a fun and memorable 4 years. Never missed a home game and traveled to some road games including Columbia, Lexington and Bham (shook hands w/the Bear even). I love Tennessee Football and feel that Coach Pruitt is the real deal. It's a marathon, not a sprint in the rebuilding world of college football but, there is a definitive expiration date of 3-5 years in big time programs if one does not reach lofty expectations.

Below is a list of all our season records since my first home game at Neyland vs the Maryland Terps on 9/13/75. I share this because the stats threw me off a bit. I, like all on VN, hope CJP can return the Orange to an annual powerhouse but was a bit surprised by the following stats:

341 Wins/186 Losses/8 Ties
.771 Winning %
Average Annual Wins since 1975 = 7.75
Average Annual Losses since 1975 = 4.24
7 Head Coaches
18-13 Bowl Record in 44 years


We've had a number of hard to endure years, bunch of mediocre seasons, some very good years and, a couple of excellent years. Unfortunately, the hard to endure years have been plentiful as of late, so it's not surprising our fading memories are grasping to hold onto the glory years of past. And while I don't want to settle for 7.75 wins, one of those seasons right now, or better, is just what the doctor ordered.

Thank you again Coach Pruitt for giving your all to bring back the magic to Knoxville.!! Go Big Orange!

1975 Bill Battle 7–5–0 3–3–0
1976 Bill Battle 6–5–0 2–4–0
1977 Johnny Majors 4–7–0 1–5–0
1978 Johnny Majors 5–5–1 3–3–0
1979 Johnny Majors 7–5–0 3–3–0 L Bluebonnet
1980 Johnny Majors 5–6–0 3–3–0
1981 Johnny Majors 8–4–0 3–3–0 W Garden State
1982 Johnny Majors 6–5–1 3–2–1 L Peach
1983 Johnny Majors 9–3–0 4–2–0 W Florida Citrus
1984 Johnny Majors 7–4–1 3–3–0 L Sun
1985 Johnny Majors 9–1–2 5–1–0 W Sugar
1986 Johnny Majors 7–5–0 3–3–0 W Liberty
1987 Johnny Majors 10–2–1 4–1–1 W Peach
1988 Johnny Majors 5–6–0 3–4–0
1989 Johnny Majors 11–1–0 6–1–0 W Cotton
1990 Johnny Majors 9–2–2 5–1–1 W Sugar
1991 Johnny Majors 9–3–0 5–2–0 L Fiesta
1992 Johnny Majors 9–3–0 5–3–0 W Hall of Fame
1993 Phillip Fulmer 10–2–0 7–1–0 L Florida Citrus
1994 Phillip Fulmer 8–4–0 5–3–0 W Gator
1995 Phillip Fulmer 11–1–0 7–1–0 W Florida Citrus
1996 Phillip Fulmer 10–2 7–1 W Florida Citrus
1997 Phillip Fulmer 11–2 7–1 L Orange
1998 Phillip Fulmer 13–0 8–0 W Fiesta
1999 Phillip Fulmer 9–3 6–2 L Fiesta
2000 Phillip Fulmer 8–4 5–3 L Cotton
2001 Phillip Fulmer 11–2 7–1 W Florida Citrus
2002 Phillip Fulmer 8–5 5–3 L Peach
2003 Phillip Fulmer 10–3 6–2 L Peach
2004 Phillip Fulmer 10–3 7–1 W Cotton
2005 Phillip Fulmer 5–6 3–5
2006 Phillip Fulmer 9–4 5–3 L Outback
2007 Phillip Fulmer 10–4 6–2 W Outback
2008 Phillip Fulmer 5–7 3–5
2009 Lane Kiffin 7–6 4–4 L Chick-fil-A
2010 Derek Dooley 6–7 3–5 L Music City
2011 Derek Dooley 5–7 1–7
2012 Derek Dooley 5–7 1–7
2013 Butch Jones 5–7 2–6
2014 Butch Jones 7–6 3–5 W TaxSlayer
2015 Butch Jones 9–4 5–3 W Outback
2016 Butch Jones 9–4 4–4 W Music City
2017 Butch Jones 4–8 0–8
2018 Jeremy Pruitt 5–7 2–6
I lived in Hess (the Zoo) for two years, 78-79 and 79-80. My freshman year, we won our side of the dormitory (we lived on the 2nd floor and called ourselves "Two's Company.") in softball and then beat the other side for the Hess Hall Championship. We then proceeded to beat two more dorm champions from our side of campus, then beat a floor from Reese Hall for the residential dorm championship. We then beat the frat champion (can't remember exactly which one). The Lakers beat us 7-5 for the campus championship. We were all freshmen.

A food truck used to park outside Hess 3-4 nights a week. You could get a 3 dogs with chili and onions for $1.10. A quick run down to the convenient store for a .89 cent quart of Schlitz and you had a meal to watch Johnny Carson with.
 
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In the Fall of 1975, this Yank from Jersey landed at Hess Hall for a fun and memorable 4 years. Never missed a home game and traveled to some road games including Columbia, Lexington and Bham (shook hands w/the Bear even). I love Tennessee Football and feel that Coach Pruitt is the real deal. It's a marathon, not a sprint in the rebuilding world of college football but, there is a definitive expiration date of 3-5 years in big time programs if one does not reach lofty expectations.

Below is a list of all our season records since my first home game at Neyland vs the Maryland Terps on 9/13/75. I share this because the stats threw me off a bit. I, like all on VN, hope CJP can return the Orange to an annual powerhouse but was a bit surprised by the following stats:

341 Wins/186 Losses/8 Ties
.771 Winning %
Average Annual Wins since 1975 = 7.75
Average Annual Losses since 1975 = 4.24
7 Head Coaches
18-13 Bowl Record in 44 years


We've had a number of hard to endure years, bunch of mediocre seasons, some very good years and, a couple of excellent years. Unfortunately, the hard to endure years have been plentiful as of late, so it's not surprising our fading memories are grasping to hold onto the glory years of past. And while I don't want to settle for 7.75 wins, one of those seasons right now, or better, is just what the doctor ordered.

Thank you again Coach Pruitt for giving your all to bring back the magic to Knoxville.!! Go Big Orange!

1975 Bill Battle 7–5–0 3–3–0
1976 Bill Battle 6–5–0 2–4–0
1977 Johnny Majors 4–7–0 1–5–0
1978 Johnny Majors 5–5–1 3–3–0
1979 Johnny Majors 7–5–0 3–3–0 L Bluebonnet
1980 Johnny Majors 5–6–0 3–3–0
1981 Johnny Majors 8–4–0 3–3–0 W Garden State
1982 Johnny Majors 6–5–1 3–2–1 L Peach
1983 Johnny Majors 9–3–0 4–2–0 W Florida Citrus
1984 Johnny Majors 7–4–1 3–3–0 L Sun
1985 Johnny Majors 9–1–2 5–1–0 W Sugar
1986 Johnny Majors 7–5–0 3–3–0 W Liberty
1987 Johnny Majors 10–2–1 4–1–1 W Peach
1988 Johnny Majors 5–6–0 3–4–0
1989 Johnny Majors 11–1–0 6–1–0 W Cotton
1990 Johnny Majors 9–2–2 5–1–1 W Sugar
1991 Johnny Majors 9–3–0 5–2–0 L Fiesta
1992 Johnny Majors 9–3–0 5–3–0 W Hall of Fame
1993 Phillip Fulmer 10–2–0 7–1–0 L Florida Citrus
1994 Phillip Fulmer 8–4–0 5–3–0 W Gator
1995 Phillip Fulmer 11–1–0 7–1–0 W Florida Citrus
1996 Phillip Fulmer 10–2 7–1 W Florida Citrus
1997 Phillip Fulmer 11–2 7–1 L Orange
1998 Phillip Fulmer 13–0 8–0 W Fiesta
1999 Phillip Fulmer 9–3 6–2 L Fiesta
2000 Phillip Fulmer 8–4 5–3 L Cotton
2001 Phillip Fulmer 11–2 7–1 W Florida Citrus
2002 Phillip Fulmer 8–5 5–3 L Peach
2003 Phillip Fulmer 10–3 6–2 L Peach
2004 Phillip Fulmer 10–3 7–1 W Cotton
2005 Phillip Fulmer 5–6 3–5
2006 Phillip Fulmer 9–4 5–3 L Outback
2007 Phillip Fulmer 10–4 6–2 W Outback
2008 Phillip Fulmer 5–7 3–5
2009 Lane Kiffin 7–6 4–4 L Chick-fil-A
2010 Derek Dooley 6–7 3–5 L Music City
2011 Derek Dooley 5–7 1–7
2012 Derek Dooley 5–7 1–7
2013 Butch Jones 5–7 2–6
2014 Butch Jones 7–6 3–5 W TaxSlayer
2015 Butch Jones 9–4 5–3 W Outback
2016 Butch Jones 9–4 4–4 W Music City
2017 Butch Jones 4–8 0–8
2018 Jeremy Pruitt 5–7 2–6
I was in Hess the 2 yrs before you; upgraded to Melrose the next 2. 🙂
 
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I lived in Hess (the Zoo) for two years, 78-79 and 79-80. My freshman year, we won our side of the dormitory (we lived on the 2nd floor and called ourselves "Two's Company.") in softball and then beat the other side for the Hess Hall Championship. We then proceeded to beat two more dorm champions from our side of campus, then beat a floor from Reese Hall for the residential dorm championship. We then beat the frat champion (can't remember exactly which one). The Lakers beat us 7-5 for the campus championship. We were all freshmen.

A food truck used to park outside Hess 3-4 nights a week. You could get a 3 dogs with chili and onions for $1.10. A quick run down to the convenient store for a .89 cent quart of Schlitz and you had a meal to watch Johnny Carson with.
When everything got too quiet in Hess ... you could just holler out into courtyard ... War Eagle!!!! Always evoked a colorful response.
 
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I lived in Hess (the Zoo) for two years, 78-79 and 79-80. My freshman year, we won our side of the dormitory (we lived on the 2nd floor and called ourselves "Two's Company.") in softball and then beat the other side for the Hess Hall Championship. We then proceeded to beat two more dorm champions from our side of campus, then beat a floor from Reese Hall for the residential dorm championship. We then beat the frat champion (can't remember exactly which one). The Lakers beat us 7-5 for the campus championship. We were all freshmen.

A food truck used to park outside Hess 3-4 nights a week. You could get a 3 dogs with chili and onions for $1.10. A quick run down to the convenient store for a .89 cent quart of Schlitz and you had a meal to watch Johnny Carson with.
Aaaaahhh the Hess Roach Coach. Loved their Sundaes and was sacreligious to not eat dogs from the Strip, Paul's or the Smokey Mtn Market
 
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Yes, I still remember Hess Hall from my freshman year 67-68 (9-1 regular season Doug Dickey SEC Champs, lost Orange Bowl to Oklahoma 26-24, finished #2). Used to go down the hall from the community bathrooms and pass an open door and end up shooting the bull with a bunch of guys on the floor till late at night, probably why the grades were not as high as they should have been. Tells you how long Hess Hall has been there, and it wasn't that new then.
 
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I lived in Hess (the Zoo) for two years, 78-79 and 79-80. My freshman year, we won our side of the dormitory (we lived on the 2nd floor and called ourselves "Two's Company.") in softball and then beat the other side for the Hess Hall Championship. We then proceeded to beat two more dorm champions from our side of campus, then beat a floor from Reese Hall for the residential dorm championship. We then beat the frat champion (can't remember exactly which one). The Lakers beat us 7-5 for the campus championship. We were all freshmen.

A food truck used to park outside Hess 3-4 nights a week. You could get a 3 dogs with chili and onions for $1.10. A quick run down to the convenient store for a .89 cent quart of Schlitz and you had a meal to watch Johnny Carson with.
Damn Lakers .... bunch of ringers!!
 
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Saw a video yesterday of that Arkansas game in 1998, after the turnover with about a minute left, what did we do? Give the ball to Travis Henry about 5 times and let him get in the end zone. That’s UT football at its greatest. We knew what was coming, so did they, but no one could stop it. Recent history would suggest in that same situation, you pass the ball about every down.
 
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We called Hess Hall "The Zoo" in '71.
I lived on 7th floor courtyard side in 71. No air conditioning and no carpeting. Naked girls tho. Cops locked us in one night because everyone on courtyard side started screaming out their windows. It was near finals time. One guy wanted to show us what he learned in ROTC. He went on the roof after drinking too much and demonstrated throwing a hand grenade using beer mugs. He mananged to hit the frat house across the street. Ah good times.
 
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