Vols flip Gooch from AUB!

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Normally that might be true. But the extra Covid year will return several guys to UT that would have been gone. The transfer portal is full of guys that don't have a landing spot yet. This is a unique time when you can cut guys loose much easier if you don't think they fit you or if they really want out.
Seniors coming back is perfect timing for UT. As far as transfers, probably one or two spots left for this year. Signed 21, even tho 3 were released, they still count as initial counters and count against your 25. 2 guys have transferred in, 3 if you count Big Kat but doubt he signed. That leaves 2 spots left for transfers.

Now, perhaps can encourage some to enroll later and be counted towards 2022, but that will take away spots from the recruiting class.
 

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If he's too big for the offensive line then there's a big problem. Look at the teams in the playoffs, any of them trading big guys for small guys just because they're quick?
No there is 20 big AND quick O linemen in a class and 4-5 teams get 18 of them every year.
The other 105 teams can’t use their blueprint for success
 

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The last two guys who coached at UT and wanted "finesse" blocking and small "nimble" olinemen.


How'd that work out?
Where has it been said that he wants small and nimble OL? I would think the fact that we just signed a JUCO kid that is 6-6 315 lbs would say otherwise? Plus if you look at UCF roster the OL isnt small. Looks completely different than what Butch was going for. Most seem to be around 6-4 to 6-6 and 290 to 315.
 

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The last two guys who coached at UT and wanted "finesse" blocking and small "nimble" olinemen.


How'd that work out?

Google is hard. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://ucfknights.com/sports/football/roster

16 OL listed on the UCF 2020 Roster
  • 7 between 310-335 lbs
  • 5 between 300-305 lbs
  • 4 lightest were 290 lbs

21 OL listed on the 2019 Roster (no COVID holdouts)
  • 8 between 310-335 lbs
  • 4 between 301-305 lbs
  • 6 between 290-293 lbs
Incidentally, here's the starting O-Line for the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Eric Fishcher - 315 lbs
  • Nick Allegretti - 320 lbs
  • Austin Reiter - 300 lbs
  • Andrew Wylie - 309 lbs
  • Mike Remmers - 303 lbs
 

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Not sure there is a place in college football for a kid that big on the oline
THIS guy (Michael Oher) says otherwise ;)



Oh.... and you know the HS football coach who coached him up? Hugh Freeze - so, perhaps its just a need for coaching, cause it seemed to work out ok for this "diamond in the rough" ;)
 
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Google is hard. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://ucfknights.com/sports/football/roster

16 OL listed on the UCF 2020 Roster
  • 7 between 310-335 lbs
  • 5 between 300-305 lbs
  • 4 lightest were 290 lbs

21 OL listed on the 2019 Roster (no COVID holdouts)
  • 8 between 310-335 lbs
  • 4 between 301-305 lbs
  • 6 between 290-293 lbs
Incidentally, here's the starting O-Line for the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Eric Fishcher - 315 lbs
  • Nick Allegretti - 320 lbs
  • Austin Reiter - 300 lbs
  • Andrew Wylie - 309 lbs
  • Mike Remmers - 303 lbs
You have to understand, it is essential to build the narrative that Heupel is a bad coach. If we let it get out that he might succeed, he might actually succeed, and then we wouldn't get a new coach in 3 years.
 

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Iowa State got turned around by recruiting tall guys and hanging weight on them, slow or not. Bum Phillips was quoted once about a good big man beats a great little man every time.
Different level of ball being played, and a different set of expectations.

For instance, we crucified Butch Jones for losing at South Carolina by 3 in his best season. Matt Campbell lost by 17 to the Rajun Cajuns this year. At home. The Big12 isn't really a power 5 quality conference, and their annual OOC drubbings and losses against FCS opponents essentially make that irrefutable. He deserves credit, but Iowa State would be lower than Vandy in the SEC. Otherwise, he's gifted 3 conference wins against 3 of the worst programs in D1 with Kansas, Kansas State, and Baylor.
 

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