dencyguy Posted November 30, 2008 Report Share Posted November 30, 2008 It's been a hard year to be a Tennessee fan. The last month has been even harder, based on the work of two guys who have had, well, great moments of douchery: 1) Mike Hamilton, UT's AD. By all accounts, he's done a good job. He's overseen a major renovation of the facilities and brought in Bruce Pearl and hasn't run off Pat Summitt. And yes, it was pretty clear that things weren't going to work out well this year; a lot of people were calling for Fulmer's head. But firing the guy with a month left in the season? That's just douchery. Now, had he not fired him and then we had lost to Wyoming, there would have been no choice. So, maybe he had to be fired, and the school did what they could to send him off in style tonight. But essentially announcing the guy's replacement the day before Phillip Fulmer Appreciation Day? Douchery, Mike, douchery. 2) Dave Clawson, the Yoko Ono of offensive coordinators. Earlier this week on the Knoxville News Sentinel's website, they had a snippet of a presser he gave this week. Someone asked what went wrong with the offense this year--just about everything, for those of you who don't watch UT--and his response was exactly what you would want to hear from the coach at the end of the year. I paraphrase, but pretty closely: "Pretty much everything. I don't think I've ever been really confident about this offense. Even in the spring practices, we never had a really good drive. We've had a couple of good drives this season, but that's about it. I don't know if it was the system or the players or what." That must have been great for the players to hear, that their OC doesn't think that they can get out of their own way. Granted, I don't think anyone could turn Jonathon Crompton into a competent QB, but still. 3) Tennessee fans. For the last four months, it's been nothing but "Fire Fulmer!" For the last week, it's been "I hate to see him go out like this. He's a good man, and I only wish he'd have had the chance to go out on his own terms." Yeah, like the terms of getting fired after a 3-and-out in September like you were screaming for, douche. That said, tonight at Neyland was really nice. It was cold and wet, and only about 65,000 people showed up, but the people that were there wanted to see things go well in his last game at UT, and I have to admit I got pretty choked up when the players carried him off the field after the game. Dennis Now all Lane Kiffin has to do is win a national championship and finish 100 games above .500. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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