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This is the truth.
Man i don't want to lose Kirby. especially to those scumbags
I don't see TN every being a consistant top 3 program again in the SEC. Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and LSU all have comparable stadiums, and equal or better overall facilites, and all 4 of those schools have a much better recruiting base than Tennessee. In all honesty, the only schools in the conference that has a worse recruiting bases than TN is Kentucky and Vandy. None of this was true for TN 15 years ago, but it is true now. To be honest, I think TN is going to become like AU is now, once or twice a decade field a team that has a chance to win the SEC and having to hope their main rival gets themselves in a mess (our last probation for an example).
I just don't think TN has the same advantages as a program that they had in the past and are going to struggle going forward regardless. In many ways, I think TN has a lot of the same issues that NotreDame has currently and for the same reasons, weaker recruiting base + other schools catching up in facilites and TV packages.
I think South Carolina would be a great spot for Kirby to start at. Of course, you never know what SOS is thinking or when he'll retire but I think next year will be his best shot to win the East and actually have a shot at beating a western division team in the SEC Championship game. IF he does that, I think he'll retire b/c that's basically the goal he's set out to accomplish...win the conference championship. South Carolina has decent talent in the state and with GA to the South and NC to the North, Kirby could have a field day with recruiting. Plus they've already upgraded their facilities and have good fan support overall.
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