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This will be in the notebook later:
"It’s been very, very hard this whole week, especially for both of us to go and do what is going to be done. He’s done a great job of preparation, what he’s done all the way up to this year, but emotionally for the family it’s been really, really, really tough. I didn’t think it would be this hard. I didn’t imagine it would be this hard. But it is very, very, very tough. We’re both going to be professionals about it and do what we have to do."
Said it would be even tougher to scheme against one of his sons.
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All of this to most likely wind up getting let go at season's end.
I can certainly understand making a move to take a promotion. Seemed odd, at the time though, when you consider the loose ground CDD was already standing on.
Other than this week, I'm still rooting for Coach Sal, but I'd prefer to be able to root for him while he's coaching at Alabama again, sometime in the near future.
Sal has been a complete failure as a DC. Seemed to b a success As a lb coach but u never know how that translates to actually teaching the full defense to your players.
I think vinnie is a phenomenal player, I just hope he's totally focused Saturday night.
Think about how tough it would be to scheme blitz packages for your son playing QB, goodness. I remember Jadeveon Clowney's HS coach had a son that played QB at another school that was on the schedule..can't think of a worse scenario than that one.
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Sal could have a real crappy year if Tennessee plays Pitt in a bowl game...
he inherited a train wreck...
Sal has been a failure because he got handed a deck of cards that were 30 short. Sal is a brilliant defensive mind and I'd gladly have him run our defense In the event Kirby Smart leaves.
This post was edited by DrStache 18 months ago
"BINGO! That was a goody!" - Coach Bryant on Sunday afternoons with Coca Cola & Golden Flakes
In all fairness Sal doesn't have much to work with at TN. Their corners and Linebackers don't have good speed period. It's hard to use an aggressive pressure style defense that isolates your CBs when you don't have the right personnel. RTR
I understand this is a unique situation, but I also think it is and will get over done. We have fathers in this country sending their sons off to war, we are talking about a game.
Hate that Coach Sal went there. Wish we could get him back.
For those interested in seeing Sal's interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptEIrxNCzZ0&feature=youtu.be
With the way my family is..my dad would be looking forward to planning against me. And i would look forward to playing against my father, even if he was the coach. Just our competitive nature. Look at this as a challenge, and no matter what dont take it personal.
Failure is strong word, considering what he was left with. That being said, I do hope Vinnie can set his emotions aside and focus on the task at hand, which I have no doubt he will.
This was my thought exactly. I don't understand why they are getting all torn up about this. I love my dad to death, but I think we would both be looking forward to it. There are many ways to view this opporunity, and I just feel like they are viewing it in the most destructive way - not only to them but their respective teams.
Honestly, and I may get downvoted for this, but I would almost rather Vinny not play if he is not going to play with the same fire, intensity, and grit that he normally plays with. He seems to be an emotional player, and we are going to need that on Saturday. I hope he can still play like the same ol Vinny.
I think his words are out of context....when he is asked about facing his father he is very smart, and very classy in the way he says "he wants to get by it", Vinnie is only being respectful. IMO he will play with extra fire, its a father son relationship. Always want to beat your father in something, but you don't talk about it. It would be harder for Sal if he was game planning for Tino, being that he would have to scheme directly against him, which would be something to watch.
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