RE: qb play is a hideous,clueless nightmare. coaching allows said nightmare to continue. both are tearing the program and Vol Nation to pieces.
BACKSTORY: i have lived in Atlanta for 28 years, but spent many summers in the great state of Tennessee. when i watched baseball, it was either Cubs or Braves, so i'm a fan of both teams (funny how baseball suddenly got a toe back in the door of the fall football cave). as i learned more of the Cubs and their history of woe and misery, i appreciated the fans always there in the stands, cheering. they might mule 'n puke, but always cheered for the team.
REC.- read the article in sept. 29 issue of SI about the cubbies, especially segment 3 - scar tissue ( Fred Speck rules!) and segment 4- fiesta.
the season is what it is, for reasons listed above. as fans, we can't decide who is the coach and qb, at least not as easily as we can change ourselves. instead of turning on each other and our players and coaches (#8 may be excluded), we might as well show some class and cheer for our team. let's not run any more potential recruits away from Rocky Top.
i certainly am not advocating we become the SEC Cubs (lovable losers), but we might take a few pointers from the fans on the north side of Chicago. lord knows, we got enough 'shine to drink ourselves happy (or oblivious) in relation to play on the field.
let's be loud for the right reasons next saturday, no matter the outcome.
GO BIG ORANGE!!!