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You guys are so blind in your hate for the best Texas coach in our lifetime. Pathetic.

Miss you, Rick.

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Rick was not awful. Say what you want about his dalliances with co-eds, but that motherfucker could recruit for his system. Sure, the end wasn't great but that guy got us on the map. It's our own incompetence that has squandered the foothold he carved.


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Who is the only person to hold Jordan under 30 points a game? Dean Smith

Who is the only person to hold KD under 30 points a game? Rick Barnes

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4 hours ago, Doc Reeves said:

Rick was not awful. Say what you want about his dalliances with co-eds, but that motherfucker could recruit for his system. Sure, the end wasn't great but that guy got us on the map. It's our own incompetence that has squandered the foothold he carved.


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he most definitely wasn't awful, but he was definitely an unlikable asshole his last 3-4 years and that's 100% on him.

it's also the reason he's not as fondly remembered as his record suggests he should be.

Edited by BigOrange1

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I was wondering where the Derka NSAA thread was.  

So the Vols are currently the title holders for both the "Keys of Life" and the "Winners of Life"?

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7 hours ago, VRHorn said:

Who is the only person to hold Jordan under 30 points a game? Dean Smith

Who is the only person to hold KD under 30 points a game? Rick Barnes

Yeah KD really struggled under Barnes. 

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On ‎4‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 5:03 AM, Knoxtnhorn said:

I was wondering where the Derka NSAA thread was.  

 

Ivy Snow would be a nice addition here.

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John Wooden + "integrity".  LOL.  That fucker was as big a beneficiary of bought players as Calipari.

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15 hours ago, jimmyjazz said:

John Wooden + "integrity".  LOL.  

You see he taught them how to tie their shoes at the first practice of every season.

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ESPN has Tennessee ranked 8th heading into next year. They definitely need to add piece or two (some big men would be nice) but if they can shoot and defend the way they did this year they’ll be ok.

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Damn, I just read that Tennessee doesn’t have a single commit from the c/o 2018 because they return essentially everyone. The latter I knew, but the former is surprising. I have to assume they’ll be in on a grad transfer or two.

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1 hour ago, Goo Punch said:

Damn, I just read that Tennessee doesn’t have a single commit from the c/o 2018 because they return essentially everyone. The latter I knew, but the former is surprising. I have to assume they’ll be in on a grad transfer or two.

Whatever happens, be sure to keep us up to date!

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5 hours ago, Goo Punch said:

ESPN has Tennessee ranked 8th heading into next year. They definitely need to add piece or two (some big men would be nice) but if they can shoot and defend the way they did this year they’ll be ok.

Could you maybe migrate to the Tennessee fan forum, please?

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5 hours ago, Huckleberry said:
On 3/31/2018 at 11:09 PM, Xian said:
I’d take him over Shaka at this point 

Charlie Strong sucking didn't make firing Mack Brown a bad decision.

How many top 4 finishes did Rick have?

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This feels like one of those cases where nobody realized how good Tennessee was until the very end of last season, and now they’re over-correcting and putting lofty expectations on a college team with no future NBA players and no incoming freshman class. I think a top 15 season would be great, and no sort of underachievement at all. It will be interesting to see Tennessee with a target on their back from the get-go. I think they have the mental toughness to handle it, I just don’t see them as a top 5 team.

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On 4/1/2018 at 5:41 AM, Goo Punch said:

Yeah KD really struggled under Barnes. 

Couldn't get us past the first weekend against an inferior team.

Edited by angryhomer

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I'll pull for Rick Barnes anytime he's not playing Texas. The end of his tenure was a fiasco, but he put together a respectable run and his replacement is raking in $3 million yearly for one and dones and a .500 record.

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he looks pretty damn good. this is some impressive film:

 

he's big, he can shoot, he can finish at the rim, he can pass, and he actually seems to try defensively. that's a good looking prospect right there.

 

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Tennessee tips off at 6 tonight against Rick's alma mater Lenoir Rhyne, on the SEC Network. Tennessee opens the season ranked 6th in the country. 

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this post should probably go here too:

 

I think that Tennessee could be ranked a bit high,  but their ceiling is definitely final four caliber. If they can simply get repeat performances from Schofield and Williams (never mind if either one improves) they're off to a great start. It's a deep team that shot lights out last year, and if they do that again then they will be real contenders this year.

Their guard trio (Bowden, Turner, and Bone) is really good, and they have plenty of role players on the bench. They'll play Gonzaga and probably KU in the early season as well as Louisville, WVU (Big XII vs SEC), and obviously UK twice, so they'll have some good tests throughout the season. Plus the SEC is no longer a total joke of a conference, so they'll have every chance to earn that ranking. Should be a really good team though.

My biggest question is how they handle have a total 180 on expectations this year. Last year they were picked to finish 13th in the SEC and they won the league and finished as a top 10 national team. This year have their highest ever preseason ranking. I like the makeup of this team, both skill wise and mentally. It has the potential to be one if Rick Barnes best ever teams, even up there with his 2003, 2006, and 2008 Texas teams. Should be a fun season. 

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I change the channel from Texas being down 18-16 at the under 8 TO to see that Tennessee has opened the second half on a 19-0 run over the first 9:45 of the half. sigh.

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That is weird. Guess Rick was unhappy with the backups and wanted to make a statement? Gotta be careful with that, though.

Anyway, hope he has a great season and proves the haters wrong.

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