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Old 12-03-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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So for one bad season they fire what I would say is a good college coach, ridiculous. SEC fans are spoiled and this off season shows it, with him and Fulmer at Tenn.

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Old 12-03-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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this was made clear a few weeks ago I believe. I was hoping the Tigers would beat Alabama so he could go out with a bang.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Some of the influential boosters wanted him gone a few years back...Didnt they fly in Petrino while he was still a coach at Louisville?
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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Some of the influential boosters wanted him gone a few years back...Didnt they fly in Petrino while he was still a coach at Louisville?
Yup.

Auburn fans are going to regret this move, I think. Tuberville was a good coach.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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Actually it was Tuberville who made the decision to quit

The AD, and the President of the University (or whoever the head guy is called) wanted him to stay as coach

It was announced on the news
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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So for one bad season they fire what I would say is a good college coach, ridiculous. SEC fans are spoiled and this off season shows it, with him and Fulmer at Tenn.

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Spoiled? Please. Fulmer hadn't won anything significant in nearly the past decade. Having two losing seasons in the past few years is completely unacceptable.
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Kentucky/ Displaced Texan
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Spoiled? Please. Fulmer hadn't won anything significant in nearly the past decade. Having two losing seasons in the past few years is completely unacceptable.

Losing seasons? In 2007 he was 10-4, 2006 9-4, FOUR seasons ago he was 5-6. He was 152-52 and he gets fired. Yea thats spoiled.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:53 AM
 
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Spoiled? Please. Fulmer hadn't won anything significant in nearly the past decade. Having two losing seasons in the past few years is completely unacceptable.
He did win the East last year and almost beat LSU to go to the BCS.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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He did win the East last year and almost beat LSU to go to the BCS.
Right, but "almost" is the key word there - it didn't happen. Tennessee hasn't won the SEC championship or been to a BCS bowl game since they lost to Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl in January of 2000. For a program with Tennessee's resources, tradition and fan support, that's not acceptable.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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Losing seasons? In 2007 he was 10-4, 2006 9-4, FOUR seasons ago he was 5-6. He was 152-52 and he gets fired. Yea thats spoiled.
To have two losing seasons separated by such a short amount of time is, as I mentioned before, unacceptable. In 2005 many pegged Tennessee as a title contender, and this year the Vols were ranked 19th to start the year - both times, UT finished with a record below .500. Fulmer's been pretty good at doing very little with a lot of talent in the past five or six years.

Those who bring up his 152-52 record as some sort of justification for keeping him are missing the forest for the trees. Most of Fulmer's success came back in the 1990s and very early 2000s. His direction hasn't gotten Tennessee anywhere significant in a long time, and that includes merely winning the SEC East without winning the SEC championship - that's not going to cut it. If you want some further evidence against Fulmer, take a look at the Florida and Alabama scores from both this season and last season - you don't get much fan support when you get humiliated by both of Tennessee's primary rivals two years in a row.

Some programs would be okay to win 8 or 9 games a season, but Tennessee fans are watching their SEC rivals duke it out for chances to go to the national championship game year in and year out. The donors who are chipping in over $200 million to renovate Neyland Stadium aren't going to keep opening their wallets while Florida, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, etc. are leaving Tennessee in the dust. Nobody will say that they don't appreciate what Fulmer did as the head coach, but it was very clear that he was losing control of the ship.
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