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sigh. The fire Martin talk is hilarious. He is yet to finish worse than fourth in the SEC and had extenuating circumstances in his first two years.
This is his third year and I'm guessing they make the NCAA tourney easily. Even if they have a year about like last year, is that really cause for termination?
What happened to actually letting coaches have four years? If I were Bruce Pearl, I wouldn't want anything to do with Tennessee. Not because of any grudge he might hold or fear of poor perception... I wouldn't come because the fan base wants to answer anything short of historic success with termination.
Devoe was fired. Houston was fired. Oneil was fired. Green was fired. Peterson was fired. Pearl was fired.
In that list you have three of the four most successful coaches that UT has ever had.
Battle was fired. Majors was fired. Fulmer was fired. Kiffin left after one year. Dooley was fired. So its been since 1970 since you've had a football coach end on good terms.
They're already calling for the athletic director's head and you even have a vocal contingent that wants to fire the chancellor over sports (not even close to his primary focus).
So yeah. No wonder they haven't been able to land the big fish they hoped for. I'm hoping Jones and Martin can be successful, but even if they perform admirably I'm guessing there is a good chance they're fired in a few years.
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