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Old 12-07-2017, 02:16 PM   #481
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Seems all the coaches that come from the Saban tree do pretty good. Defense establishes a game no matter what some people think. If you look at the programs that have hired good in the last couple of years the coaches have defenses that can dictate a game.
I will be very surprised if Pruitt doesnt get it done.
He's gonna have to drain half the Tennessee River to put out the dumpster fire in Knoxville.
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He's gonna have to drain half the Tennessee River to put out the dumpster fire in Knoxville.
......may have to get the water and slug that is being drained out of the swamp also...
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we will be burning if he hires lance thompson. nobody will be laughing then.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:55 PM   #484
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I think Pruitt is a really good hire but the fans are going to make his life hell.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:28 PM   #485
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I think Pruitt is a really good hire but the fans are going to make his life hell.
Probably.

The Grudenites (who deny their very own existence) are already saying this is a terrible hire and won't give him a chance.
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we will be burning if he hires lance thompson. nobody will be laughing then.
It's been mentioned that he might be leaving anyway. Something about how he doesn't fit in with the staff, etc. Who knows though. It does seem like he moves around a lot though.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:46 PM   #487
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Probably.

The Grudenites (who deny their very own existence) are already saying this is a terrible hire and won't give him a chance.
He is the kind of guy that will up and leave too. He doesn't have great people skills. He is a Bammer. He won't put up with it long if fans get on his case.
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He also doesn’t know what asparagus is.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:52 PM   #489
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I wish I didn't either. bleeeechkk!
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:14 PM   #490
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Not convinced Pruitt is the answer to all of Tennessee’s problems.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:40 PM   #491
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yeah weird hire to me.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:57 PM   #492
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:01 PM   #493
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yeah weird hire to me.
He was their 473rd choice. Plus Pruitt is an asshole. I just hope this doesn’t affect Horn’s decision.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:59 PM   #494
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It's been mentioned that he might be leaving anyway. Something about how he doesn't fit in with the staff, etc. Who knows though. It does seem like he moves around a lot though.
We need to keep this guy in our corner. He is a proven winner with an impressive resume. Our D has performed well above expectations to this point.
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Pruitt is a wait and see kind of hire. He definitely isn't a homerun hire, but if he can assemble right staff he can at least get them respectable again.

I don't think UGA (or USC to a lesser extent) is in any immediate danger of TN dominating the East again.


Fulmer isn't an AD. He may do a lot for the football team (or try to), but I feel for the rest of the athletic department. My guess is he will be gone in 2 years.....
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Pruitt is a wait and see kind of hire. He definitely isn't a homerun hire, but if he can assemble right staff he can at least get them respectable again.

I don't think UGA (or USC to a lesser extent) is in any immediate danger of TN dominating the East again.


Fulmer isn't an AD. He may do a lot for the football team (or try to), but I feel for the rest of the athletic department. My guess is he will be gone in 2 years.....
Pruitt is already putting a a stellar staff together
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Seems all the coaches that come from the Saban tree do pretty good. Defense establishes a game no matter what some people think. If you look at the programs that have hired good in the last couple of years the coaches have defenses that can dictate a game.
I will be very surprised if Pruitt doesnt get it done.
Derek Dooley and the guy that was hired for Pitt and fired like a month later, Haywood maybe?
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Not convinced Pruitt is the answer to all of Tennessee’s problems.
Maybe, maybe not.

We are much better shape than we were three weeks ago, though.
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Pruitt is already putting a a stellar staff together
Rumph, Sherrer, Gillespie, Friend, Helton, and Fair seem to each be on board already.

This will be the best group of assistant coaches on paper we have had since 2007 or earlier.
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Maybe, maybe not.

We are much better shape than we were three weeks ago, though.
I just feel like there’s so much that’s wrong with Tennessee athletics as a whole, and that somebody should have been brought in who could act as a stabilizer. I don’t see Pruitt being that guy.

Is he a winner? Yes. Has he ever had to deal with an out of control Athletic Department? No. Tennessee needs somebody who can be more than a football coach right now. Not a guy who knows defense.
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