20 years...

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by utvol0427, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Hey, all the other schools do that crap. I think it is silly as well (I really think we have at most 3-4 championships, not 6), but it is the silly game that they all play.
     
  2. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange Disillusional Vol fan

    Yale claims something like 26 natty’s... all of which came before airplanes were invented but hey, 26 natty’s are 26 natty’s!!
     
  3. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    There were a few other seasons in the Neyland era where it seems like a title could have been awarded to us based on record.
     
  4. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange Disillusional Vol fan

    Looked to verify that number for Yale and it’s actually 27 claimed. What I didn’t know was that “Down the Field” is Yale’s fight song... it sounds a little different the way they play it but it’s the same song...
     
  5. droski

    droski Super Moderator

    At least you aren't as [uck fay]ed up as usc
     
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  6. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange Disillusional Vol fan

    Iirc, the year we went undefeated, untied and unscored upon.... TCU won the natty...
     
  7. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange Disillusional Vol fan

    Says who?
     
  8. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    Whatever controversy there would have been, UT did lose the bowl game that year which was after the national title was awarded. But counter-point, they road a bus all the way to California and played the next day in that bowl game.
     
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  9. RevBubbaFlavel

    RevBubbaFlavel Contributor

    Does anyone know why we did not go to the Sugar Bowl after the 1967 season? Was SEC Champion to the Sugar Bowl not basically automatic back then?
     
  10. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    Sec champion didn’t automatically go to the sugar bowl until 1975.
     
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  11. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange Disillusional Vol fan

    If you’ve got (or seen) the 100 Years of Volunteers documentary the section on that trip is one of my favorite parts in the story. Great color footage and the khaki pants with orange jerseys is a fantastic look!
     
  12. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Nowadays we have guys sitting out these games just because they don’t want to jeaporadize their futures on what are essentially exhibition games. Back then they actually were exhibition games. Impossible to know how serious our guys were taking that game. Also, remember for them, they were probably fairly downhearted about beating everyone in front of them and then not getting any national recognition.
     
  13. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange Disillusional Vol fan

    George Cafego was hurt for that game, along with another star, maybe Bobby Dodd? I’ll
    Look it up and edit as necessary.

    Edit: Obviously not Dodd...
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
  14. PilotFlyingJ

    PilotFlyingJ Active Member

    I have the full length video(of the trip) on DVD. It’s pretty awesome if you’re into that kinda thing
     
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  15. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    Dodd played in the late ‘20’s. Maybe you’re thinking of Johnny Butler.
     
  16. PilotFlyingJ

    PilotFlyingJ Active Member

    Dodd played a decade earlier. Cafego’s injury is the excuse given but I believe he still played in the game.
     
  17. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    No Cafego hurt his knee in the middle of the season and didn’t play again.
     
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  18. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange Disillusional Vol fan

    Maybe, but Cafego was the only significant injured player for that game.
     
  19. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    I sat down once with Coach Cafego in his office and listened to a story of Tennessee playing in the Rose Bowl. He said they went by train and that they would stop everyday to practice. There were a lot more details and he was fascinating to talk to.
     
  20. TangoUniform

    TangoUniform Contributor

    true. I always thought the last one was 51, so to double check, I went to wiki and it maintains that we (or some editor) claim(s) 67, so... what's worse? 31 years or 47?
     

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