On this date 50 years ago..

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by WM, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. WM

    WM Active Member

  2. WM

    WM Active Member

    Out of the fifty facts from the article, this one still blows my mind.
  3. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Defense wins championships.

    As true today as 70 years ago....
  4. Dick Huffman

    Dick Huffman Guest

    Not to take anything away from Neyland but a lot of those shutouts came against teams we had no business playing. I own the Andy Kozar book of Neyland and read it religiously but we had no business playing Mercer, Maryville, and UTC past 1930.
  5. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Neyland preached readiness, maintaining that, "Almost all close games are lost by the losers, not won by the winners."
  6. alumvol08

    alumvol08 Active Member

    Helluva article about a helluva man.
  7. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    His highest salary as head coach was believed to be $20,000, or approximately $204,182 in 2012 dollars.

    Doesn't Dooley make around ten times the inflation adjustment? Ugh.
  8. IP

    IP Super Moderator

    Ya, that one stuck out to me too.
  9. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Yeah didnt really feel like UK won that thing last year.
  10. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Tell that to the 1958 Vols.
  11. Dick Huffman

    Dick Huffman Guest

    '58 was indirectly Neyland's fault. Had he hired the coach whose record was 23-0-1 the in 51-52 instead of that sorry ass Harvey Robinson, we'd had road into the 60's in fine form. My comrades and I talk about this point in our history ad nauseam.

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