[Note by Joel, 06/11/08 4:34 PM EDT ] This is an older FanPost, but it's attracted some extra attention today, so I'm bumping it front, center, and top. GetOffMyVols' line about it being a mistake to " confuse passion and pride with priority" is a terrific articulation of something that's been on the periphery of my mind for awhile.
Why not Tennessee ? I was just siting here on the porch thinking if I was a football recruit why would I want to go to Tennessee? What do they have to offer ? Well going back in time say forty years when I was a young pup, I played football, and Tennessee was the place I would have liked to gone , but now days things have changed.
I see these young players pick other schools that don't have more or better to offer than Tennessee, and I wonder why they pick other schools. Tennessee has one of the largest stadiums,Neyland Stadium to play in. Why would a player not want to play in front of 107,000 people every home game ? I think that would be great, and Tennessee fans are one of the best group of fans in the south. The campus is one of the most beautiful in the SEC. Located just 30 mins from the great Smokey Mountians. Also the chance of going to next level the NFL are a lot better than a lot of other schools, just look at the number of Tennessee players in the NFL. So why would a recruit not want to go to Tennessee, I don't know. I know I would, go figure. GO VOLS !!!!