The Legacy of Mike Hamilton

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by CardinalVol, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

  2. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    the farther we get from Hammy, it starts to look like the hires were the smallest of his screwups.
     
  3. TheRealDeal

    TheRealDeal Member

    come on, he didn't know that Phil was going to turn into complacent Fat Phil or that Coach Pearl was going to have a BBQ.

    To quote Donald Rumsfeld "There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know. " Mike just didn't know the unknown unknowns
     
  4. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    I'm completely crosseyed now
     
  5. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Well-Known Member

    Neither of the "unknowns" you mention remotely account for a 200 mil debt.
     
  6. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Citing Donald Rumsfeld when discussing Mike Hamilton certainly seems appropriate.
     
  7. IP

    IP It's just business.

    I assume much of this debt is from stadium renovations?
     
  8. IP

    IP It's just business.

    So perfect that I assume it was deliberate, like pairing an entree to the perfect wine.
     
  9. lumberjack4

    lumberjack4 Chieftain

    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hammy always bragged about his fundraising abilities. Sounds like someone must have been siphoning off funds.
     
  10. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Neyland, TBA, etc. Yeah.

    I've been meaning to tally up the $$$ amount of buyouts tagged to him in one way or the other just to see.
     
  11. IP

    IP It's just business.

    Not sure why we committed to massive stadium renovations prior to finishing the bill on TBA.
     
  12. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    That makes 2 of us.
     
  13. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Plus a soccer stadium, and renovations to the baseball stadium, and the other projects.
     
  14. hohenfelsvol

    hohenfelsvol Beer run

    Renovation good. No offsetting gains due to poor management and declining fan base at games, bad.
     
  15. IP

    IP It's just business.

    Even still, we weren't going to be able to pay for all that unless we were having Bama level success. Swinging for the fences is great, spending next month's pay check for today is not.
     
  16. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    It's the American way.
     
  17. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    You can argue that he made a very high risk/reward gamble with Kiffin. If it works, everything is gravy. If not, well, you have the situation you have right now.
     
  18. hohenfelsvol

    hohenfelsvol Beer run

    True but he screwed up the hire after that with the Munson of all hires.
     
  19. hohenfelsvol

    hohenfelsvol Beer run

    We keep missing horribly. It's going to be another horrible decade.
     
  20. IP

    IP It's just business.

    The last one wasn't a miss, it was a failure to shoot. If the hiring process of the AD office really didn't begin until a week after the hire (which appears to be the official version of events), we never really tried.
     

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