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(02-15-2017 11:33 AM)eastisbest Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-15-2017 08:13 AM)FMRocket Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-15-2017 12:04 AM)Dwight Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-14-2017 07:16 PM)inductchuck16 Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-14-2017 06:13 PM)FMRocket Wrote: [ -> ]Wade Houston with son Allen, and possibly Jimmy Jackson in the fold, would have set the foundation for years to come. UT, then may have winded up in stature, basketball-wise, like the Cincys and Louisvilles of the world. But hey, Eck did give us crap shootin Tike Branch and 2 years of Tom Best...

That would have been really, really nice right about now. Instead, our men's basketball program seems to be doing all the right things to make it 36 consecutive years without relevancy.

Getting a great recruit doesn't generally change a program for decades to come. Ohio had Gary Trent. Miami had Wally Sczerbiak and Ron Harper. Bowling Green had Antonio Daniels. After those guys left, Ohio, Miami and Bowling Green were still just regular old MAC schools, not national powers. The what-ifs in the Houston/Jackson scenario are a bit far-fetched. And even if they both had come here, that wouldn't make us a better team in 2017.

OK, I will retract my initial statement and have come to the assertion that having two Parade all-americans would have brought the UT program down to a sub par level.

Fight back you coward. Don't give in to the masses!

UTLM!, UTLM!, UTLM!

Power to the peeps~!

My lack of sarcasm has been duly noted, need to step it up a bit...
(02-15-2017 12:04 PM)FMRocket Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-15-2017 11:33 AM)eastisbest Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-15-2017 08:13 AM)FMRocket Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-15-2017 12:04 AM)Dwight Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-14-2017 07:16 PM)inductchuck16 Wrote: [ -> ]That would have been really, really nice right about now. Instead, our men's basketball program seems to be doing all the right things to make it 36 consecutive years without relevancy.

Getting a great recruit doesn't generally change a program for decades to come. Ohio had Gary Trent. Miami had Wally Sczerbiak and Ron Harper. Bowling Green had Antonio Daniels. After those guys left, Ohio, Miami and Bowling Green were still just regular old MAC schools, not national powers. The what-ifs in the Houston/Jackson scenario are a bit far-fetched. And even if they both had come here, that wouldn't make us a better team in 2017.

OK, I will retract my initial statement and have come to the assertion that having two Parade all-americans would have brought the UT program down to a sub par level.

Fight back you coward. Don't give in to the masses!

UTLM!, UTLM!, UTLM!

Power to the peeps~!

My lack of sarcasm has been duly noted, need to step it up a bit...

It's the bucolic P-burg life that does it.
(02-15-2017 01:43 PM)Boca Rocket Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-15-2017 12:04 PM)FMRocket Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-15-2017 11:33 AM)eastisbest Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-15-2017 08:13 AM)FMRocket Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-15-2017 12:04 AM)Dwight Wrote: [ -> ]Getting a great recruit doesn't generally change a program for decades to come. Ohio had Gary Trent. Miami had Wally Sczerbiak and Ron Harper. Bowling Green had Antonio Daniels. After those guys left, Ohio, Miami and Bowling Green were still just regular old MAC schools, not national powers. The what-ifs in the Houston/Jackson scenario are a bit far-fetched. And even if they both had come here, that wouldn't make us a better team in 2017.

OK, I will retract my initial statement and have come to the assertion that having two Parade all-americans would have brought the UT program down to a sub par level.

Fight back you coward. Don't give in to the masses!

UTLM!, UTLM!, UTLM!

Power to the peeps~!

My lack of sarcasm has been duly noted, need to step it up a bit...

It's the bucolic P-burg life that does it.

Yep, that and the cannons at Fort Meigs going off four times a year...
(02-15-2017 08:57 AM)H2Oville Rocket Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-15-2017 08:32 AM)UT! Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-14-2017 04:45 PM)eastisbest Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-14-2017 01:47 PM)FMRocket Wrote: [ -> ]k
(02-14-2017 12:10 PM)Terry Wrote: [ -> ]Nichols backed off Newsome also.......


Bob Nichols backed off a lot of kids... The game started passing him by... UT in hiring Wade Houston(who wanted the job) instead of Jay Eck, would have put the Rocket program on the map...

Quote:Houston's overall record at Tennessee was 65–90, for an average record of 13–18 over five seasons. In five years, he twice tied the all-time single-season record for losses at UT (22), including the school's all-time worst record of 5–22 in 1994, his final season.[2]


Which map?

Nichols had us on the map with the tourney appearances and great players in the 60s 70s and early 80s. It came to an end by 84 or so. UT still had relevance as we drew large crowds. Eck ushered in an era of mediocrity at best.

Eck took us to the the MACC game in his last year. The only time I was torn between hoping for a UT win and wanting to lose so we didn't have to keep Eck.

Me too.
(02-15-2017 08:57 AM)H2Oville Rocket Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-15-2017 08:32 AM)UT! Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-14-2017 04:45 PM)eastisbest Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-14-2017 01:47 PM)FMRocket Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-14-2017 12:10 PM)Terry Wrote: [ -> ]Nichols backed off Newsome also.......


Bob Nichols backed off a lot of kids... The game started passing him by... UT in hiring Wade Houston(who wanted the job) instead of Jay Eck, would have put the Rocket program on the map...

Quote:Houston's overall record at Tennessee was 65–90, for an average record of 13–18 over five seasons. In five years, he twice tied the all-time single-season record for losses at UT (22), including the school's all-time worst record of 5–22 in 1994, his final season.[2]


Which map?

Nichols had us on the map with the tourney appearances and great players in the 60s 70s and early 80s. It came to an end by 84 or so. UT still had relevance as we drew large crowds. Eck ushered in an era of mediocrity at best.

Eck took us to the the MACC game in his last year. The only time I was torn between hoping for a UT win and wanting to lose so we didn't have to keep Eck.
That MACC was at Cobo Arena... Had pretty good seats for that one which the Rockets almost pulled out... Jay Eck thought his job was safe at the time, but a change was inevitable...
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