Umm I would take better as would most fans, no one is claiming NC’s as the measuring stick. We aren’t better off as a program under Pruitt than we were under Jones unless you just compare it to his last season
The sad thing is there is a whole generation that only knows that the Vols stink at football. The people born in the 80s and before have seen the Vols on top and knows this program can be elite. These kids in high school have never seen that and the longer that continues the more these top players are going to pass on the Vols. Coaches will pass as well because they are getting younger also.
I’m not defending Pruitt. I am sayin we have spent 90 million on coaches and buyouts and every time we switch it gets worse not better.
First of all we are paying too much for what we are getting. I believe with Dooley they paid him about 6 times what he was making to come to UT because “That was the average for an SEC head coach”. Secondly we paid that much because the name brands we approached said NO. It wasn’t any different when we hired Butch who was Dooleys “Signature win”. Then the cluster when we hired Pruitt.
Nationwide UT has earned the image of a big mess with expectations of the fans being unattainable. Name brand coaches won’t take the job. We will spend another 25 million and be in the same boat. Warren Buffet has bought about everything in Knoxville since our last episode and he isn’t the type to give money to UT sports.