Boclair: Stallings has grip on state’s top talent and upper hand on Tennessee | Nashville City Paper
It wasn’t long ago that Bruce Pearl famously said he intended to make sure all the elite basketball recruits in this state ended up at the University of Tennessee.
Maybe now we know why he was so confident. It’s obvious that the UT coach is willing to go the extra mile — into gray areas and even across clearly established lines — to land top-flight talent.
I am happy to see that Coach Stallings is getting some attention for his tireless work and the success that comes from doing things well and within the boundaries of the NCAA law.
I remember well his high school days at Collinsville, IL where he played the point of their diamond and one full court press. He was a hard worker then and a hard worker now.
I am looking forward to this season and the surprises this team will bring to the SEC East. I predict that this Dore team will finish second in the East to Georgia and the Wildkitties will be 3rd or 4th just before they go on probation.