Fulmer did something that I and majority of the Tennessee fans can not do at this very moment and that actually express confidence in the team. He believes the team will end the foul play that as caused the 1-2 start (Again!) of this season. I believe it to, I believe my beloved Vols will go 1-3.
Actually working like heck to show some resemblance of emotion during his weekly excuse to the press conference, Fulmer promises like heck that the team will work & prepare like heck to be ass raped by play Auburn this coming weekend.
“I think this football team is a team that will fight,” Fulmer said. “Certainly we haven’t had an effort problem. We haven’t had an attitude problem. Contrary to what some people might have said on television, we haven’t had a leadership problem at all. We have a consistency of execution problem on offense from time to time. We’ve been here before and we know how to respond to that and coach.”
Yes you were here in 2005…the 5-6 year. To be honest stating the team has a problem executing of the offense time to time is the understatement of the year. It’s more like this offense is anemic all the time.
“We’ve won 148 football games in my time here at Tennessee and lost a little bit less than that – a lot less than that, actually – and we didn’t all of a sudden get stupid as coaches. We know what we’re doing, and we’re going to go to the practice field and correct and work and put our football team on the field with the best advantage that we can possibly have.”
See there? He admitted it! Fulmer didn’t start out as a stupid coach it was a gradual process, like water erosion, tooth decay & the douche bagginess of Urban Meyer. Either way they might not be stupid all the time. It just seems like they are always slightly stupid at game time.
My question is if the team is working that hard for the sole purpose of gaining the best advantage on the field, how sorry would the team be without the “extra effort”?
Fulmer was asked twice by callers on his Monday night radio show if he thought about retiring and be like OJ Simpson and simply play golf fulltime, minus the getting away with murder and Las Vegas heist of course. That’s when Fulmer really got irritated.
“Because somebody boos in the stands doesn’t mean you don’t have the support. That just means they’re passionate about what they do. They just want to win,” Fulmer said, adding that he had received calls of support from friends and family. “Ninety-five percent of them probably never played football before, or maybe not played a sport. I don’t know. I can’t tell you all that. I would have booed a couple things I saw out there if I’d have been in the stands. That goes with the territory when your fans and your people are passionate about what they want to see on the field. I wouldn’t have it any other way from that standpoint. Now, do I like to be booed? No. Do I want to be booed again? No. But if I stay in this profession, you don’t think I’m going to have an opportunity to get booed? That just goes with the territory.”
Josh “He brings hell with him” Briscoe seconded that sentiment.
“It makes us mad as a team,” he said. “The ones who are saying that, most of them probably didn’t play football. They all don’t or have never coached football. They’re not putting in the 18 hours a day that coach Fulmer’s putting in. They’re not out there on the practice field and out there going through the training and conditioning that we’re going through. It’s very unfair to coach Fulmer because he’s dedicated his life to this, and so has all our coaching staff and this team.
“I’m not a guy that usually comes up and is very vocal about things, but that’s one of the things that hurt me a lot,” Briscoe continued. “Everybody seems to know how to coach. Everybody seems to know how to fix situations. But the real fact is, if everybody had all the answers this world would be a completely different place. Everybody doesn’t have the answers. Everybody’s not given the ability to coach football, to play college football, to be president of the United States or whatever it is. That really hurts because we dedicate our lives to this.”
Now the booing of the team by fellow Tennessee fans does sicken me but the “wah wah wah your boos hurt my little feelings” sicken me just as much. That being said what the young and fiery Briscoe needs to understand is that even the boo-birds aren’t putting in 18 hours a day as a coach for the team, some are putting 18 hours day to be able to afford things like tickets to the game, team paraphernalia, membership dues and maybe God willing other things like food. Those people aren’t getting paid around 2 million a year either. However those people also pay Fulmer’s salary. The donations pay for the facilities and oh yeah the very scholarship you’re on Mr. Biscoe.
So the bottom line is this; Play better and win and guess what the boos will suddenly stop and God willing so will your girlish crying.