If what don't kill you makes you stronger then as Vol fans we should all be Hercules. We have lived through a perpetual nightmare and have few highlights over the years to give us optimism.. Having been spoiled in the 90s caused us to believe we would be able to sustain that success as a national brand. Little by little the deterioration began and caused us to realize that maintaining success takes a foundation, something we were sadly lacking. As the erosion continued and the house burned to the ground, there was no contractor waiting to rebuild. The cumulative effect of the incompetence over the years caused the once proud UT to be viewed as a second rate program manipulated by boosters and lead by weak administrators. I am as saddened as any Vol at the state of the program but I have spent a lifetime following and supporting the Vols. This is not going to change and my hope is that we will rebuild from the ground up. We must realize that this is going to be a gradual process and that hopefully we have some leveal of competency in the AD and coach that will give us some success we can build upon. I challenge all true Vols to get on board and let's do our part to pick up the pieces and to try to find something positive rather than dreaming of what could have been.