FanPost

Longing for Coacho Ocho

Coacho_ocho_1__vqxn-thumb-378x640_medium

There is not one of us that was happy with the way the 2008 season played out, but I am willing to bet that 90% of us would take those 8 win seasons right about now. Don't take this the wrong way. I thought it was time for a change within our football organization, but I was not at all happy with the way it went down. You don't run a coach like Fulmer out mid season and then hire Kiffin. None of that is Dooley's fault, but so what. He is paid to win football games and that is not happening. PERIOD!!!! I look at the way Fulmer, who coached/played here for 30+ years, was treated, and wonder why Dooley is getting a pass? Lets look at a few stats from the Dooley era.

Dooley vs. top 25 teams = 0-13

Dooley's bowl record = 0-1 (he did manage to get a new rule created from this loss)

Dooley's SEC record = 4-15

Dooley's record against the big 3 = 0-5

Dooley's record against Kentucky 1-1 (ending the longest winning streak in the country)

Since when is this acceptable for anyone coaching at the university of Tennessee? Tennessee fans put a moving van, and for sale signs, in Bill Battle's front yard and he went to bowl games in each of his first five seasons. Why is Dooley getting a pass? Oh... it is because he inherited a mess. Oh... he came in right before signing day. Oh... He has had to replace his entire coaching staff. Oh... fill in excuse here. So what? This is not acceptable. It never has been, and it never should be acceptable here. If we could run a hall of fame coach off for having 2 losing seasons in 17 years, then what does a coach who has not had a wining season get. I will tell you what. One of these:

Ebac092dd1cbbe108d3c7412fb720075_medium

I am done making excuses for our performance. When it comes down to it that is all it is. An excuse. We were out-coached tonight against MSU. It is time for change once again. It is going to be painful. It may set us back again. It may take longer to get back. It is painfully obvious now that it is going to take another change to get back. This coaching staff is not the one to take us back to the top of the SEC. They cannot bridge the gap. I am waiting for the coacho cinco shirts to pop up. After all this guy is not a Tennessee guy. Hell.. He is a Georgia guy. What is taking so long.

I want to make one other statement. I will not stop going to the games. I will not stop screaming my lungs out. I will not stop wearing my orange as I travel, and catch hell, all around this country. The players over there have no say in this. We owe them our support. This coach? Well... That support is waning.

FanPosts are most often submitted by users. The views and opinions expressed in FanPosts do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions held by the editorial staff of Rocky Top Talk or SB Nation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Rocky Top Talk

You must be a member of Rocky Top Talk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rocky Top Talk. You should read them.

Join Rocky Top Talk

You must be a member of Rocky Top Talk to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rocky Top Talk. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker