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Alot of this mess comes from the state of the game and the money and pressure to win. Until ALABUBBA hired Saban and paid him 5 mill or so this didnt come up very often. That one hire caused a landslide of money paid to keep or get coaches all over the country. With the money comes more and more pressure to win and keep that money or get more. This game is very close to the NFL these days. In the pros if you dont put out they replace you and take away the money when the contract runs out. Its getting that way at every school who wants to win. I think the issue is not losing the scolly its the numbers they give the coaches to work with. As the numbers get smaller the pressure to pick the right guy gets worse. Chris Donald...one of CPF last big recruits. He was one of the top rated LB's in the country when he came to TN. He was a bust here and ended up at Chattanooga. If not for the 25 limit he could have stayed and maybe developed. Its going to get to a point where if they dont pan out by the end of there soph year they will get released. Thats a shame but it may be a reality. In the 80's and 90's the way you lost your scolly was to get in trouble. CJM didnt make 2.5 or 3 mill a year either. Ask yourself how many kids over the years came in a jr's or sr's and gave there all for TN and are forever remembered. Just a few you finish....JJ Mcleskey, Nick Reveiz, Tony Thompson. GO VOLS!!!
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