Okay I am going to start off by saying I absolutely love college football. I enjoy the talking about it, I enjoy the lively debates and I love the way fans are absolutely enamored with their teams. But there is one set of fans I think are worse than any other team when it comes to dilusion of dominace and that is Vols fans. I have had the privilege of serving with someone from almost every fan base over the past 13 years so this is not just a one time incident that made me feel this way.
Every year I hear the same thing up and down my facebook wall, "SEC championship this year!", "This is the year we are back!"....and normally I just let it go and don't point out the fact that they are the Purdue of the SEC. Yesterdays hiring of Butch Jones was another classic example. I have one friend in particular who showed the extreme:
"Why did we hire a coach from Cincinnati? A guy who has never won a meaningful game or stepped into a stadium as big as the SEC provides? Why did we not just hire Charlie Strong or Jon Gruden?"
Well besides the obvious answer to those comments/questions, I sat back and let this play out. I knew by the end of the day he was going to be proclaiming they got they next Bert Bilema....and at about 10pm it came:
"At first i was upset that we signed Butch Jones. Now after hearing his press confrence i am convinced we are back! Coach Jones gets it. He said this is his "dream job" and that is what we need! Not a guy who is going to use us as a stepping stone to his real dream job! I wanted Gruden or Strong but this could be better.....SEC championship here we come! Go Big Orange!"
Anyone else fans with Vols fans and have always thought the same way? Or do you think another fan base is worse?