Bowl Eligible

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by Lexvol, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Lexvol

    Lexvol Super Moderator

    10 years ago...bowl eligibility was absolutely meaningless. For this team and this season it is amazing and worthy of celebration.
  2. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    After BYU I thought five wins would be a miracle. Kudos to the coaches and the players for hanging in there.
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  3. RevBubbaFlavel

    RevBubbaFlavel Contributor

    Hell, after BYU I thought 3-9 would be close to a miracle.
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  4. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    People were seriously saying 10 losses were possible back in September, and they were 100% not exaggerating. We can end up with a winning conference record now.
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  5. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    These guys go out there expecting to win now. Huge, huge difference in attitude.
  6. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    Feels good!
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  7. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    I think I realized something might be different in the Alabama game. It was palpable.
  8. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I said Tennessee was a quarterback away from winning, I just never expected Guarantano to be that quarterback
  9. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    6 Vegas-book upsets in the Pruitt era.

    Good coaches find ways to win. Excited about the future of the team.
  10. ptclaus98

    ptclaus98 Contributor

    As long as it's not taken as proof that we're back and used to get an extension, I think it's fantastic. We came from the depths of hell and we've got one hand out of the pit. Lets go win the next two, finish strong in recruiting to get two hands out.
  11. VolDad

    VolDad Super Moderator

    Remember when we were wondering if Pruitt would be fired mid-season.
  12. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    You ain't the only one.
  13. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    If he continues his trajectory from the Alabama fumble up to this point, I'd gladly take him back next year unless Bailey is a freshman All-American type.
  14. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    I dont know if Pruitt wins a championship here but recovering from that start with the QB merry go round is pretty impressive.

    He didnt flinch and his team bought it.
  15. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    We have 63 scholar players right now, right?
  16. Lexvol

    Lexvol Super Moderator

    At the very least he will absolutely leave this program in better shape than he found it. It has been a long time since UT has improved this much in the course of a season...maybe 2007?
  17. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    Honestly you saw a lot of it in The Georgia game. I don’t what happened during the first bye week, but whatever happened certainly changed the trajectory of the season.
  18. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Yep. And after the Bama game, Pruitt snapped and has gone full redneck since then (to quote Groves).
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  19. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog

    Unpopular opinion: 2007 didn’t improve that much—we got crushed by Alabama, we almost gave away the Vandy, Kentucky, and South Carolina games, and our best win was in the first half of the season.

    Biggest improvement (in recentish memory) for my money is Cromp learning to throw in mid-2009, although replacing Simms with Bray the next year comes close. And this beats that IMO
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  20. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    The mindset of the entire team changed the exact moment Maurer dropped the dime to Callaway against UGA. You could almost see a visible difference on the sideline and the way they carried themselves after that play.

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