Rocker is coming

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  1. GamecockinHouston

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    Great hire IMO. will help a lot in recruiting, plus knock tenn down a peg.

    Hughes is also a good hire.
     
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  2. utturff49

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    Good coach but not so great at recruiting. He lost the drive to recruit a few years ago. His contract expired Jan 31 and we weren’t retaining him btw.
     
  3. lawcalcock

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    Rocker is a huge upgrade over Scott. Tracy will be our best Dline coach since Brad Lawings heydays
     
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  4. GamecockinHouston

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    Sure......
     
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  5. Gradstudent

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    This is a good hire!
     
  6. utturff49

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    As I said, he’s a really good coach. He’s a good pick up.
     
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  7. Chanticleer37

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    Always heard good things about his coaching. Finding mixed reviews regarding his recruiting.
     
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    This looks like a really good hire. I wish one hire from UT would be to bring chris trump back home to Carolina
     
  9. Expro19

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    Rocker is a good coach ... Recruiter not so much
     
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    Seems like Muschamp tried to hire him when he first came here.
     
  11. GamecockinHouston

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    He has been in the past, I think ut and Pruitt wore on him.
     
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    Tracy Rocker will definitely benefit Burch. Pro and All American experience. If you a ball player you got to respect that. Been there done that
     
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  13. Dr. Curmudgeon

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    He's a great DL coach and mediocre recruiter. CJP called him a lazy recruiter is probably why he sought greener pastures.
     
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    Okay fellows, I found this doing a search on Rocker.

    "Tracy Rocker, a renowned national championship-winning defensive line coach in the SEC and the 1988 SEC Player of the Year, enters his second season on head coach Jeremy Pruitt’s staff.

    Rocker has found success at every stop during his nearly 20-year collegiate and professional coaching career. Rocker has coached NFL first-round picks (DeMarcus Ware, Jamaal Anderson, Nick Fairley and Peria Jerry), as well as future pros Greg Hardy, Trent Cole and Osi Umenyiora in coaching stops at Auburn, Ole Miss, Cincinnati, Arkansas and Troy. He won a national championship with Auburn in 2010.

    In 2018, Rocker had three first-year full-time starters on the defensive line. The front three led a defense that jumped up 74 spots in run defense.

    Rocker spent the 2014 through 2016 seasons as the defensive line coach at Georgia after three years with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. Rocker was a two-time All-American at Auburn, winning the 1988 Outland Trophy and Lombardi Trophy. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004."
     
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    At this point in the tenure WM needs a coach who can coach them up more then recruiter, two 5 stars in the last 2 classes in place, I like the hire.
     
  16. FCB 2013 treble

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    Who is Hughes and what position title is he or she filling? I went to The Big Spur, home page of Gamecock Central and B/R and found nothing.
     
  17. GamecockinHouston

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    Drew Hughes, taking Lindsey's place. It's on both sites.
     
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    My fault, did not search hard enough. Thanks.
     
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    Who the blank is CJP? And I doubt he said that.
     
  22. GamecockinHouston

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    Pruitt, I would take anything he says with a grain of salt, talk is Hughes was very unhappy at Ut.
     
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    Source?
     
  24. world famous 3rd base hecklers

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    Who??

    John Rocker of the Braves????
     
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    Could be.
     
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    So you think he will be better than Thompson? By the way, I'm not disagreeing, but Thompson was an ace recruiter.
     
  27. midline

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    Is John Blake currently serving time anywhere? If not.....go get him. The man historically has brought in the recruits anywhere he has been. One doesnt get the nickname "Black Santa" if one doesn't know how to play the game.
     
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    Word is, Pruitt is a malcontent and very hard to get along with. When he left FSU for Georgia, they all but helped him pack his things. Then there was that interview where Aaron Murray said that Pruitt was openly disrespectful to Richt in front of players and coaches.

    Vols' Jeremy Pruitt fires back at former UGA QB Aaron Murray https://es.pn/2uLUgze
    via @ESPN App http://espn.com/app

    Unfortunately for us, he seems to have things humming at UT right now. So anything we can do to disrupt that is a good thing.
     
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  29. Dr. Curmudgeon

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    Watching him at UT and Auburn.
     
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    The source where Pruit called him a lazy recruiter.
     
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    He's a solid DL coach, no arguing that. But he is a liability when it comes to recruiting and that is why he is not at UT anymore. The guy flamed out on two coveted instate DL recruits this year with one basically stating, he rarely spoke with him. And that was just this years recruiting cycle.

    Lost two instate DL last year as well. One being Anderson going with you guys. Not heard that Pruitt said anything negative about Rocker and doubt that happened publicly. Besides never know when you might be working with someone again. The fact is, the state of TN doesn't produce alot of big time DL recruits and when it does, we can't lose out on them so easily. No sour grapes, that's just how it played out.

    Again, solid coach. Kids that he coached like him. He took a bunch of question marks this year and molded them into a decent unit but he does not recruit and why he is gone.
     
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    Rocker is a home run coach. We have the talent.
     
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    I don't believe CJP called him that without getting his nose rearranged on his face. I understand that you have to come over and make excuses of why y'all didn't want him but without a source it just sounds like you are making things up
     
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    Thompson was a cancer who should've been fired sooner. He was a POS.
     
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    I suppose it'd be the acme of foolishness to hope that Vandy pitcher Kumar Rocker would want to transfer here to be closer to his family.
     
  36. ForeignCock

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    All of these coaching changes wont matter. Dont get me wrong, they're cute and all, and their names even sound cool, which probably adds to the excitement. But...

    The head coach is a stubborn moron who wont adapt to the modern game, and has thus been left behind.
     
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    He won a few games against who this past year ? Not sure he has things humming because of the games he won
     
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    I agree with this.
     
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    It's all irrelevant. None of the current coaching staff will be in place come December. All this is just fodder for the sunshine pumpers. Champ can't coach. Duh.....
     
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    Unless he goes worse than 6-6 I'm convinced he is going nowhere
     

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