An “insider” buried deep inside the Tennessee Football Program confirmed to LWS that Vol Secondary Coach Terry Joseph “does lean towards favorites..”.
Why does DB coach Terry Joseph, who by the way, has never played one down of college football play CB Marsalis Teague over Eric Gordon? How is he coaching at a major program? What is the career path to coaching for major program if you never played the sport? My insider said the players think that “Coach Joseph has even perfected the deer in the headlights look”. Family, work cornerstones for Terry Joseph » GoVolsXtra
Any untrained eye (Coach Joseph being the rare exception) can see that Gordon is better than Teague at the CB position. According to our insider “Gordon may have an attitude problem and whether he’s more talented or not that’ll get some players benched even if they do bring more to the table. Gordon is so bad at practice that the coaches just are too scared to play him”.
Teague was successfully “picked on” by less than stellar QBs like Shaw, McCarron and Lee. Looking through Teague’s ESPN player profile page [Marsalis Teague Stats, News, Videos, Pictures, Bio – Tennessee Volunteers – ESPN] I see nothing but zeros in the INT column. Does anyone track how many plays that a cornerback gets burned?
The fact remains that our secondary is pathetic. Last Saturday the Gamecock receivers were running amok but their QB was so shitty he couldn’t hit the open receivers. Gordon should be on the field.
I’ve been trying to support Coach Dooley and I keep telling myself things will get better. But now after getting all of this “insider” nuggets…I don’t know. These calculated losses (UGA, UF, Bama, LSU and Carolina) in order to draw media attention so Tennessee can harvest the best recruits may be brilliant but it does have obvious risks. Only Coach Dooley would be smart enough to think of this strategy and the Big Orange Nation needs to get behind him and support him.
Are there any Tennessee fans out there? Send me some encouragement.