Originally posted by Mayhem I feel bad for Fulmer ... he goes 8-4 last year and people are already calling for him to get out of Knoxville.
Actually, it's not so much that people are calling for Fulmer's head as we're calling for the head of our offensive coordinator, Randy Sanders (who hasn't updated - or even changed - the playbook since Cutcliffe left, at least from the way the team's played). Honestly, though, why would teams hire a guy whose team was routinely smacked around by a coach who's tanking in the NFL? Wouldn't that mean Fulmer would do worse than Spurrier?
Now, going back on myself, the team's come out flat a lot over the last couple of years - almost as if they just weren't motivated for big games. Whether that's the head coach's fault or a lack of leadership on the team, someone's got to take the fall for it. (I think it's a combination of both, myself.) If Fulmer would get fired, that would probably be why. However, I can't see him being fired anytime soon.
Richt, on the other hand - the NFL can have him.
I couldn't agree more ... I think Randy Sanders is the root of the evil on the hill in Knoxville ... He's done nothing to impress me since he took over the reigns from Cutcliffe ... One might argue "well his first game as Offensive Coordiantor was the Fiesta Bowl in which UT won the national title" ... well, he was still using all of Cutcliffe's material (& as TheCow said, he still is) ...
Ralph Wiggum: "We're going to Africa; land of lions and giraffes and Santa and balloons ... "