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UT Basketball is in the middle of another Hamilton-Hire meltdown. This team looks lost a lot of the time---almost like a playground team that has not practiced being in specified positions on either offense or defense.
Since this is not smellevision, we only know they look as if they stink. Players here during Pearl's last (worst) year have regressed. Nobody plays defense or goes toward the rim. UT stands for Unbelievable Turnovers. The # have been amazing, yet continue.
They do not know dribbling is best done with eyes open, or crashing boards works best near board, or 3-point shots are at least supposed to hit rim or backboard or net or something connected. Maybe they need a note in their mittens: "Winners take care of the basketball and play better defense than losers." Maybe somebody could show them and the coaching staff what defense looks like. Nobody in either group knows.UT has replaced Hall-of-Fame Fulmer with NACAAproblemsKiffen, Can'tWinInTheSECDooley, lost-to-Dooley-Jones, and replaced-Pearl-with-Martin---whose staff delivered horrible basketball once again today. Three people who orchestrated the demise of Athletics: PresOfTheWeek/Cheek/Hamilton. They became PresOfTheWeek/Cheek/Hart. A among them they have decimated what Dickey, Fulmer, Pearl, Delmonico & Summitt built. This group played Bruce Pearl, saying they would back him, but left him hanging with the NCAA; had a Swimming Coach w/morals problems, a baseball coach who replaced Del Monico, but was not SEC caliber; yet the replacement’s replacement had to apologize for last year's performance. .When Bobby Knight, himself a hall of fame coach, all but says this UT Basketball Team is poorly coached, you gotta wonder. But it is the same in almost every major sport. This is what almo$t $500-million dollars athletics budget spent have bought since Hamilton fired Fulmer on Homecoming Week Monday, knowing it would demoralize the team.
The governor needs to have the administration of the program investigated by a special master or panel.
The program is gasping for air, but most writers and reporters in Knoxville do not have business degrees or business experience, so do not understand how much trouble the program REALLY is in. These news people have no idea of accounting procedures. They cannot follow the money, because they do not understand financial books. They are reduced to being cheerleaders or excuse mongers to keep getting quotes.UT’s is a program whose peers are flush financially, yet borrows from its school to fix the fix that was supposed to be the fix for firing Fulmer. Fulmer's real problem was that Cutcliffe got a golden job, later in that season than this, when Dooley was fired---so Fulmer had to quickly find an OC, and those available were not good at all. Presto! Hall of Fame coach gets fired.
UT athletics needs to be looked at by people other than insiders and twenty-somethings with bachelors degrees in journalism.
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