It’s time again for this week’s roundtable, brought to you by Moondog.
1. Let’s assume the worst for a moment and say the Vols finish the season 6-6. Does Fulmer survive? If not, whom do you believe would be the best person to fill the head coaching vacancy? Even if you believe Fulmer survives, feel free to offer your thoughts on the Vols next coach.
First, why is 6-6 the worst? Wouldn’t the worst be 0-12? And realistically, if Tennessee lost every game which could conceivably be close, a worst possible season is more like 4-8. Regardless, remember that contract extension Fulmer signed? It guaranteed him an extension for merely getting 8 wins – he’s not getting canned for only winning 2 less than that.
As for coach, the two of us here at FB.com graciously offer our services. We’d even do it on the cheap, commanding only a 5 figure salary (we’ll keep that number to ourselves for negotiating purposes). However, if one of us (Jon) is too busy banging Hawaiian Tropic models Hooters servers Sears Catalog Underwear models Lane Bryant models shoppers, then look for Tennessee to avoid paying top dollar for the likes of a Rich Rodriguez or a Charlie Weiss caliber coach. It’s obvious David Clawson is being groomed as the heir apparent, and look for him to take the reigns.
2. With the off-field troubles many college football programs have encountered over the past five years, including Tennessee, what actions would you take to prevent players from getting into undesirable situations?
Who the hell writes these questions? Want to stop off field issues? Isn’t it obvious? Don’t let them off the field… just let them live there on the field, and get in fights and get drunk, and get high with their dopehad friends all on the field. There won’t be “off field” issues anymore…kablamey!
3. The Vols have rolled through UCLA, UAB, Florida, Auburn, Northern Illinois, and Georgia. We’re No. 3 in the polls and up next is Alabama. With 3:16 left in the 4th quarter, the Vols are down 20-17 and it’s 4th and one from the Bama 29-yard line. Do you kick the field goal or go for it?
This question is loaded with no answer to many variables. Have we had any success running the ball? How’s the weather? Is it windy? Rainy? We know Daniel Lincoln can hit it, he’s been clutch in similar situations (see SCar last year).
Ultimately, I just don’t trust the defense in key situations. See UGA 2001, and like every game against LSU. The best bet here is to go for it, get the clock down, and hit the field goal later if needed. If we can’t make 1 yard in that situation on a fake handoff bootleg (which always works, by the way, although no one ever uses it), then next week, they shouldn’t be allowed to play with the T on their helmet.
4. What impact, if any, do you believe Stan Drayton will have as the Vols prepare to play Florida?
Unless he gives us their playbook or straps on some pads, I’m guessing it will be to coach the running backs and offer moral support during the game.
5. We’ve discussed the Vols offense and defense, but what about special teams? Give us your thoughts on Tennessee’s kicking game and special teams in general.
Generally, I think special teams are important when you want to kick the ball or receive a kicked ball.
Check out some of the other blogs in the Roundtable, and see some answers which weren’t taken as literally and aren’t as awesome as our’s.
- 3rd Saturday in Blogtober
- Your mom f*cked Wilt Chamberlain
- Loser With Socks
- Gate 21
- Rocky Top Talk
- SouthEastern Sports Blog
- The View from the Hill
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