Peyton or Eli?

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by VolDad, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. VolDad

    VolDad Super Moderator

    If you could only have 1 Manning brother and could change UT Football History, would you rather have Peyton taking snaps (1994-1997) or Eli taking snaps (2000-2003)?
     
  2. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Peyton. Peyton. Peyton.
     
  3. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    Peyton.
     
  4. VolDad

    VolDad Super Moderator

    Spurrier owned Peyton. There was no dominant coach in the SEC when Eli played.
     
  5. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Peyton
     
  6. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Peyton.
     
  7. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    And he would have also played under Sanders.

    And I would also argue Tennessee football never takes off like it did in the 90s without Peyton, regardless of how he fared against Spurrier.
     
  8. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    This was my thinking. Are we as loaded in '98-2001 if we don't have great teams in the mid 90's?
     
  9. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    John Adams (I know, I know) had a great article one time linking UT's success on and off field to Peyton's years here, primarily through the recruiting classes of when he was being recruited and on campus. There is a strong correlation between the two.
     
  10. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    I agree completely with that.
     
  11. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Also worth noting that Eli redshirted in 1999 too. Does that happen if he comes here? Would he have made that much of a difference over Clausen here at the QB position given the other circumstances at the time?
     
  12. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    This. In addition to Peyton being a better QB
     
  13. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    1998 doesn't happen w/o Peyton. I have friends who ask me why I like Peyton better than Tee. I tell them for one that he had more to do with the '98 championship than Tee. They scoff, but it's true. Philip Fulmer showed what he was the longer he was removed from the influences of Peyton Manning and David Cutcliffe. Kudos to Phil for promoting Cutcliffe in 93. Best thing he ever did here.
     
  14. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    As bad as Mark Richt housed us most of those years I'm not sure Eli makes enough difference.
     
  15. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    The iceman was a damn good qb for us. The problems were not from under center
     
  16. SetVol13

    SetVol13 Contributor

    I tend to think that Clausen was pretty underrated. I think he gets more blame than he ever deserved.
     
  17. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Give him a decent run game his last two seasons and he could have won a lot more games.
     
  18. JT5

    JT5 Super Moderator

    And it's not as if he was working with much at receiver in '02 or '03. Nothing special about CJ Fayton, Tony Brown, Jomo Fagan, Chris Hannon, and Montrell Jones
     
  19. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    If you really think about it in hindsight, it's fairly ridiculous we won 10 games in 2003. Should have won 11 too.
     
  20. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    If they'd let Casey throw it prior to th fourth quarter we beat Aubie despite our defense not showing up.
     

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