Happy Birthday, Neyland

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by InVolNerable, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    Born 122 years ago today.

    173-31-12 (Including a 5 year hiatus in his prime to serve in WWII) at UT.

    112 of his victories came via shutout. In 1938 and 1939, Neyland's Vols set NCAA records when they shut out 17 straight opponents for 71 consecutive shutout quarters. His '39 squad is the last NCAA team in history to hold every regular season opponent scoreless.

  2. syndicate

    syndicate Well-Known Member

    You could dig him up and put him on the sideline and he'd still outcoach Dooley.
  3. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

  4. gcbvol

    gcbvol Fabulous Moderator

    No way! This is awesome. Happy birthday indeed.
  5. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    71 consecutive shutout quarters
  6. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Founder of the Mike Honcho Fan Club

    112 shut out games? OK, that is insane.

    I remember seeing the plaque in the Alumni Gym showing the record of the 1939 team, but damn, that is a lot of shut outs.

    As a UT fan, I see others get more praise and our team get shit on (and I know his is not rational, but just seems how most people feel about their teams), and so it always seems to me that Neyland is not a house hold name like Rockne, Bryant, Paterno, Saba...Saba..ugh cannot say it, etc.

    I wonder how the outside world views him vs the other giants of College Football?
  7. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    It makes me extremely angry to hear fans say how great a coach Fulmer is and they have no idea about Robert Reese Neyland.

    It pisses me off to no end that whiny [itch bay] [ddiapos] was able to grace the sidelines that Neyland did.
  8. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    But defense doesn't win championships....
  9. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator


    I don't think I've ever wanted to kick someone's ass as bad as I do [ddiapos]'s.
  10. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    His teams were machines on offensive. I still ues his blocking scheme.

    They'd run the same play about four hundred times in a week
  11. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

  12. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    The sidelines in the stadium designed by the General himself.

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