Originally Posted by WVRed
Out of curiosity, why exactly was he forced to resign at Tennessee? I'm guessing he was the scapegoat because the expectations for Casey Clausen and Erik Ainge were borderline insane.
Because he was horrible as an offensive coordinator. Will he be in that role under Joker next year? I would hope not.
Erik Ainge is a great example. Glad you brought him up. After showing promise as a freshman he digressed seriously under Randy Sanders in his soph year. Not good.
Then UT brought back David Cutcliffe and Ainge leads the team to a 7-1 record before getting hurt. The Vols lose the next two while he's out. After he returns the Vols win their next two, including your Wildcats.
In his senior year he completes over 62% of his passes, throws for 3500+ yards and has a TD/INT ratio of 31/10.
See a difference?
What do you mean about insane expectations for Erik Ainge? Nobody I know of expected better numbers out of Erik Ainge. I feel Cutcliffe got a lot out of him; much more than Randy Sanders did or could have...
Those are numbers UT fans expect. UK fans can only dream of a QB putting up numbers like that.