Step 1 Weed out the roster......CHECK

Step 2 Win the games where the Vols are more talented than the opponent...…..NOT there yet (Ga St, BYU). The Vols will need to prove they can win these games for several years.

Step 3 Be competitive against the big three. Allow no big blowouts, might even win one here or there. However, the Vols will need to prove they can at least be competitive for several years.

Step 4 Elite top 5 recruiting. This will not happen until the prior steps are completed. The Vols will have to prove they can recruit top classes for several years.

Step 5 Win half of the games against Fl, Ga, and Al. The Vols will have to prove they can do this over several years.

Step 6 We there.

I like the progress in the first two years. If CJP is given the time and resources to progress through these steps, it can be done. My concern is not if CJP can but what will happen when Fulmer steps down as AD. Fulmer said when given the job that two years was about how long he wanted to be AD. How long he stays is anyone's guess. There just about has to be an AD change before the Vols can climb back out of the deep hole that they were in during the last decade. With the TV money flowing, I have little faith that the UT administration will continue the recent focus. I have very little faith that Vol fans will allow ANY coach the time needed for a rebuild. I have NO faith that the big boosters will allow the time needed, after all they are rich and therefore know what is best.