It has been frustrating the last several years for us Vol fans. The only one I blame is Hamilton. Coach Dooley is a good man, but I do believe that before you become a head coach in the SEC, you should have significant time as an assistant in this conference. Hamilton made all the decisions that lead to our fall from the elite. Now, I would think that people would have looked at the following scenario. Maybe they have, but I haven't seen mention of it yet.
Start with the talk of bringing in Gruden. What has he done? He had a few good years in the pros, won a Super Bowl and married his wife who had some connections with Tennessee. I admit that I don't know a lot about him, I don't claim to be an expert. He is looking for a big payday, without anything to put his heart and soul into the Vols program. Money and a name. Is this what we want?
How about hiring people we know are committed to Tennessee and who truly love the program.
The defense is our problem and our biggest concern now. We have had several defensive coaches over the last several years. What will hold Sunseri here if a better job opens up? Nothing. Solve the problem, hire Chavis back as Head Coach.
We have Dave Hart as AD. When Alabamas current AD retire, ( which will be soon) we are up the creek again. Hire Fulmer, he will stay. His heart and soul are in our program.
I don't know what to do with Dooley yet, But he is a good man and he had the guts to take on a program that was in deep trouble. He just seems a little too soft.
We have some good coaches on both O and D, but I keep hearing about going back to basics. I haven't seen that yet. We can't tackle, we have players that don't know you have to get possession of the ball when is kicked to us. O line and D line is good. Linebackers are good. Secondary is soft, but maybe the new 3-4 what is causing that. We can't stop anything going around the ends.
We have some players making poor decision bot on and off the field. We need someone that will bench those players. We have warnings now or firm discussions.
That's about all I have right now. I'm sure I will have more to rant about later. I'm not an expert, just a very concerned fan that bleeds orange. Thanks for listening.