Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by OrangeEmpire, Jan 13, 2012.
With the recent coaching hires are you hopeful for football?
Is your faith restored yet?
The last 24 hours have been a nice little adrenaline boost, but quite frankly the only thing that is going to make me hopeful is wins against Florida, Georgia and the like.
[ddiapos] is still the coach.
9 and 3 being a starting point for you?
I'm with Card, show me you can win.
Had a couple positive developments with Sunseri and McCullers, but I'm with Cardinal. Until there are some tangible results, no reason to start pretending we're back.
A little bit. It has more to do with the recruits coming in than the coaching hires though.
The defense wasn't really the problem this year. Our best offensive player is coming off a major injury, and we never proved that we can score on high-level SEC defenses. If you have any hope, best keep it cautious.
They have to run the ball. Until they show me they can do that than I don't have much hope. I believe Pittman and Graham are a major upgrade over Heinshit and a GA though.
I'm interested to see how Sam Pittman handles James Stone next season. I'm sure it will be much better than Harry did.
Until we see improved perfomance after the snap......... its to hard to really see if were heading into the right direction!
Let's see. We hired the guy who was John Blake's offensive line coach at Oklahoma and a guy who was, at best, third in command on the defensive side at Alabama. Yeah, I'm just plain giddy about the future.
I'm hopeful, but realistic expections are still low.
I still see the offense as the aspect of the team in question.
Shit, still need to learn how to snap the ball....
Needs to translate on the field. Gonna have to wait a while to see that.
Hopefully these guys can bring in some big time recruits to where we can be competitive talent wise with Bama/LSU
I have hope in the sense that we hired good recruiters and won't have a complete cluster[uck fay] when the next coach takes over.
Been looking through a bit of Pitman's stats while at UNC, specifically rushing-
Ranged from 99 yards a game to 138 rushing. Typically in the middle to lower half of the ACC in YPG and YPC, and the conference as a whole had less rushing yards average than the SEC. Actually, throw out Ga Tech under Johnson and it's uncanny how big the difference is.
Just looking at this VERY high level, Pittman doesn't look like he's going to be a miracle worker to improve the rushing game. My guess is we're sticking with slinging the ball. I can't imagine he'll be any worse than Heistead, but you have to be able to run the ball to win in the SEC and I've not seen anything to show his teams can do it over a course of the season and dominate doing it.
I've been burned so much in the last few years, my heart is closed. It will take on-field results before I can love again...
My faith will be restored when we start beating the teams we are supposed to beat, and competing to the point of having a chance, against the teams that should beat us.
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