UT Asst. Coach: Barnes isn't traveling to recruit

Discussion in 'Keith Hatfield Memorial Vols Hoops' started by Tenacious D, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Tennessee assistant coach Desmond Oliver really doesn't appreciate some who claim that Tennessee is being lazy on the recruiting trail.

    So, he makes the smart play by challenging these critiquing fans (as you do):

    He then goes on to explain how Rick Barnes has "earned the right" not to travel to recruit:
    maybe our lack of signing any big named players during Barnes' tenure isn't so damned perplexing, knowing this. What in the actual **** is this stupid shit?

    Link: http://tennessee.247sports.com/Arti...sistant-coach-responds-to-recruiting-49911949
  2. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    It is entirely consistent with the current state of UT athletics. I don't understand why you, or anyone else, would be surprised by this. Nobody in and around the AD gives a shit. Just accept that & move on. Your blood pressure will thank you.
  3. IP

    IP It's just business.

    If I'm a big prospect getting contacted by multiple schools, I'd naturally prioritize listening to the head coaches who contact me. I'd assume the ones sending only assistants are doing so because they're talking to someone who is a better fit for them.

    How could you really advance a school up your list, when you're being called by 5 head coaches and their assistant is the only one talking to you? How much effort does it take to be the opener for guys you want?
  4. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    Retired in place, much?
  5. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    Is anyone actually surprised by this?
  6. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    Shouldn't be
  7. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    Yeah, a bit.
  8. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    I would've expected a retired person to want to travel a little more.
  9. IP

    IP It's just business.

    It's pretty upsetting to me. Guess this will be a 3 year tenure.
  10. docholiday

    docholiday Contributor

    If Blackburn is hired,I suspect there are going to be some serious strained conversations resulting from forces acting in opposition to each other. Retirement home Barnes and trumpet blower better get ready. This should be fun.
  11. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    Just as I said about Shoop before the season, don't get your hopes up.
  12. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    This brings clarity as to why Barnes is so stumping to hire Gilbert from within - it's obvious he'd let the inmates run the asylum.
  13. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    For all of his many foibles, at least Butch Jones is trying, and you can't question how hard he's working.

    **** Rick Barnes.
  14. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    Also, **** the guy that hired Rick Barnes and anyone that allowed it to happen.
  15. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    Takes time to build a winning program. Brick by brick.
  16. RevBubbaFlavel

    RevBubbaFlavel Contributor

    Perfect story to summarize the state of Tennessee athletics.
  17. tvolsfan

    tvolsfan Chieftain

    I honestly wont be shocked if the guy who hired him is our next AD.
  18. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange I need ammunition, not a ride. -V Zelensky.

    I ride with Jay on this.... UTAD gives nary a shit. Why should I?
  19. Volnbama

    Volnbama Contributor

    I'm in the minority but I think this is a good freshmen class. The biggest weakness in his recruiting is the lack of big men but the guards can play
  20. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    Not sure why people who think that are still in the minority. All you have to do is watch.

    Only 1 open scholarship left at the moment.

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