I would like to take this opportunity to write a letter to the haters. I’m not talking about UT haters, I’m not talking about football haters, or even haters of our site (because who could hate such an awesome site as this?). I’m talking about Fulmer haters. I can only wonder where the hate stems from?
It obviously has to be some sort of penis envy of other schools that supposedly have better coaches or better… whatever, because unless the whiny “I hate Fulmer” commenters on the Knox News website (a great place to air your grievances btw… everyone cares what you have to say there) are 30+ years old, the only two coaches they’ve ever known at UT are Phil Fulmer and Johnny Majors.
Let’s just say for the sake of argument that 40-50+ year old folks are going online and making up clever pet names for our head coach trying to hate on him, what are you expecting, a return to the glory days of… Bill Battle? Doug Dickey had a pretty good record overall, but it still wasn’t as good as Fulmer’s. The only coach in Tennessee history to hold a better overall winning percentage than Fulmer was Robert Neyland, and if you were around to see any of his teams play, I doubt you spend your free time on the local newspaper websites talking smack.
If someone hates Fulmer that much, they must not really be a fan of UT in the first place. He’s been the head of the organization for 15 years, and you know what? He’s good. I dislike fairweather fans, but what I hate, are fans who only know how to talk shit. Wanna hate that much? Be a fan of a different team because you know what? Fulmer’s about to get a raise. Do I drink the Kool Aid? Of course I do. Why? Because it’s DELISH!
I’ll have some of the ORANGE please.
Who would be a better candidate? Any of the other SEC coaches? Les Miles might bolt to Michigan, leaving LSU without a coach after a few years again, like the girl who swears that this guy is different, and that he really really loves her. Urban Meyer? I’m sorry, but if Tim Tebow were my quarterback, I’d have to become a fan of the Big East or something. I just can’t stand to look at that goofy, sort of brainwashed face. Any other coach in the SEC? I’m sorry to point out this bit of fact, but all the other coaches save Miles and Fulmer are staying at home this weekend, awaiting their fate.
I saw a couple comments about how “talent overcame coaching” or something to that effect. Um, did you guys actually watch the game? The first half big lead? Combination of talent and coaching. The second half collapse? The talent couldn’t catch quite a few passes that could have helped put the game out of reach during regulation. So, yeah, the coaches should totally be blamed for dropped passes. Shut it.
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