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Somebody had better be looking at Junior College people. It is a mistake for Jones to sign a bunch of 2 and 3 star freshmen who will not be able to play for a couple of years at the level of the competition in the SEC.
If he does...and plays them...the resulting record will be atrocious. And UT will be in for another ______________years of trouble, but worse than Dooley, because failure by Jones in year # 1 to beat Dooley's record significantly will be viewed by the 2014 and 2015 class as a red flag NOT to come to UT.
How many JC players this year? Wonder?
Of course...Jones could surprise us all and play those 2 and 3star players. And Oregon, Bama, SC, Georgia, Vandy (I cannot believe I think Vandy wins vs.Tennessee. Seemed unthinkable before Hamilton and Hart.), and Missouri (away) look troublesome.
I think he has 5 lay-downs and one that is a toss-up. Auburn may be, nowadays, as bad as Jones' UT team will be.
Departures of talent form 2012? Those players who left knew what remained, compared to what they had been playing against on Saturdays in the SEC.
Sentimore may have been, simply, tired of lousy linebackers, mediocre other DL's and horrid DB's who could not handle SEC competition. If he had been given the level of DL and LB help he had at Bama...he would have been better here. Just that simple.
UT had better not choke against some of those horrible schools on the schedules, or Jones' 1st team may wind up equalig Dooley's last one---and most of that would not be Jones' fault, but the administrators who hire bozos and put in place goofy policies.
I wonder if UT can become competitive in three years. Maybe five, unless Jones has two underperforming seasons in a row. But the schedule of wusses in 2013 helps him a lot more than Phillip Fulmer had going for him when Hamilton and the stupidity-patrol fired him.
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