If there is a word to describe Coach Duggs and the Tennessee Vols performance last night against Virginia Tech, it would be this: disaster.
The Vols played in their first BCS National Title game since 1998.
A lot of people, including myself, had the hopes of Duggs being able to repeat and deliver what Phil Fulmer did years ago for the Big Orange.
There was hope that’ Duggs would be the one to bring a BCS National Title back to Rocky Top.
Those hopes and dreams died pretty quickly last night.
Duggs’ performance on the biggest stage was easily the worst performance of the season.
Some would say that this was the worst game Coach Duggs has coached in his career, I would have to agree.
Duggerton’s offense simply did not show up to play.
Heisman runner-up and Senior quarterback Caleb Pressley choked when it mattered most. After a great season, Pressley only threw for 298 yards, 2 TDs, and 6 INTs.
Yes, you read that correctly. Six INTs!
Four of the INTs were to one Hokie, Defensive Back, Joshua Osborn.
Jeff Fisher and the Hokies took advantage of the Vols mistakes and routed the Big Orange 49-29 to win their first BCS National Title.
The last time I can remember a quarterback performance, this terrible would have to be Nathan Peterman’s performance against Florida in 2013 — poor Peterman didn’t stand a chance.
After the Vols defeat, rumors were going around about Coach Duggs potentially leaving Rocky Top.
This would be a massive blow for this program as Coach Duggs has a great recruiting class coming in.
If Duggs does leave Rocky Top, he would be the first coach to leave after one season as the Vols Head Coach since Lane Kiffin, who also lost to Virginia Tech in his final game.
Vol fans are upset about last night’s title game and deservingly so.
But, Coach Duggs is building something special here in Knoxville, and we need to keep him at all costs.