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stapletondia writes:

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In July 2010, Bill Haslam accepted the endorsement of UT head basketball coach Bruce Pearl.

Coach Pearl admitted that he lied to NCAA investigator during an inquiry of recruiting practices at the University of Tennessee.

The University of Tennessee handed down severe penalities against Coach Pearl and the basketball staff.

Bill Haslam must reject the unethical behavior of Coach Pearl and rescind his political endorsement.

If Haslam does not, this would be a setback for ethics in Tennessee government. Could this be what the citizens of Tennessee can look forward to a Haslam Administration in Nashville?

8ball writes:

in response to stapletondia:

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In July 2010, Bill Haslam accepted the endorsement of UT head basketball coach Bruce Pearl.

Coach Pearl admitted that he lied to NCAA investigator during an inquiry of recruiting practices at the University of Tennessee.

The University of Tennessee handed down severe penalities against Coach Pearl and the basketball staff.

Bill Haslam must reject the unethical behavior of Coach Pearl and rescind his political endorsement.

If Haslam does not, this would be a setback for ethics in Tennessee government. Could this be what the citizens of Tennessee can look forward to a Haslam Administration in Nashville?

KNS get this guy off...

TommyJack writes:

in response to stapletondia:

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In July 2010, Bill Haslam accepted the endorsement of UT head basketball coach Bruce Pearl.

Coach Pearl admitted that he lied to NCAA investigator during an inquiry of recruiting practices at the University of Tennessee.

The University of Tennessee handed down severe penalities against Coach Pearl and the basketball staff.

Bill Haslam must reject the unethical behavior of Coach Pearl and rescind his political endorsement.

If Haslam does not, this would be a setback for ethics in Tennessee government. Could this be what the citizens of Tennessee can look forward to a Haslam Administration in Nashville?

Get bent.

BigBadVol writes:

Can I have that one minute of my life back please? What a bunch of drivel stapletondia.

manoffewwords writes:

in response to stapletondia:

This comment may be inappropriate. Reveal this comment.

In July 2010, Bill Haslam accepted the endorsement of UT head basketball coach Bruce Pearl.

Coach Pearl admitted that he lied to NCAA investigator during an inquiry of recruiting practices at the University of Tennessee.

The University of Tennessee handed down severe penalities against Coach Pearl and the basketball staff.

Bill Haslam must reject the unethical behavior of Coach Pearl and rescind his political endorsement.

If Haslam does not, this would be a setback for ethics in Tennessee government. Could this be what the citizens of Tennessee can look forward to a Haslam Administration in Nashville?

very silly

jobrando#216494 writes:

in response to stapletondia:

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In July 2010, Bill Haslam accepted the endorsement of UT head basketball coach Bruce Pearl.

Coach Pearl admitted that he lied to NCAA investigator during an inquiry of recruiting practices at the University of Tennessee.

The University of Tennessee handed down severe penalities against Coach Pearl and the basketball staff.

Bill Haslam must reject the unethical behavior of Coach Pearl and rescind his political endorsement.

If Haslam does not, this would be a setback for ethics in Tennessee government. Could this be what the citizens of Tennessee can look forward to a Haslam Administration in Nashville?

this is gross...Politics....KNS wake up

jobrando#216494 writes:

Heck another new batch of VOL hating trolls to wade through

usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid writes:

in response to stapletondia:

This comment may be inappropriate. Reveal this comment.

In July 2010, Bill Haslam accepted the endorsement of UT head basketball coach Bruce Pearl.

Coach Pearl admitted that he lied to NCAA investigator during an inquiry of recruiting practices at the University of Tennessee.

The University of Tennessee handed down severe penalities against Coach Pearl and the basketball staff.

Bill Haslam must reject the unethical behavior of Coach Pearl and rescind his political endorsement.

If Haslam does not, this would be a setback for ethics in Tennessee government. Could this be what the citizens of Tennessee can look forward to a Haslam Administration in Nashville?

Um... yeah, this is definitely off-topic. And stupid.

8ball writes:

KNS: I hope this guy is paying for this political ad...

Laydbakvol writes:

I was going to respond to stapleidiot but at the last minute decided not to. I did want to say though, that I missed the game but would to have loved seeing UT execute a fake punt successfully. That by itself gives me hope for next year.

Lean_and_Hungry writes:

I fear that this talented youth is only learning how to lose and laugh per Coach Dooley. Say what you will about the previous guy, but he picked a QB and stuck with him and got more out of him in one year than Crompton had given in the previous 3. Jerking Simms at that point this week was a bad move as was inserting Bray and Neal early last week. I wonder about his in-game decision-making. Also, look at how poorly our offensive plays turn out immediately following a timeout. Not calling for his head, just think he may have some growing up to do, too.

NoMoralVictories writes:

in response to TheBlue:

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I too have serious doubts about out coaching staff. It was not just freshmen making some of the most visible mistakes today. The Fulmer ouster was supposed to be a step toward improving the program. However, look around the SEC and you will see that we have gone the wrong way. Auburn changes coaches and 2 seasons later they are ranked #1. MS State changes coaches and 2 years later are ranked #21. 2 years after PF "resigns"; UT has its worst team that I can recall in my 46 years. Disgusting.

75VOLinga writes:

I don't see anything wrong with the coaching staff. I seem to remember that Dooley said the freshmen were not picking up on the playbook quickly and I guess it shows in the play calling. Sometimes a play works once but the second (and third) time it gets stuffed. I think next year will be better but I don't think we will know how good Dooley can coach until 2012 when he has had a couple of years to work. I think it will be 2013 before we should pass judgement on the staff. Recruiting will play a big roll in deciding how things will go in the next couple of years. I do think the interception Bray threw was all on him. He may not have seen that defense before, per Dooley, but I could even see that the reciever was covered and that the pass should not have been thrown. I think they are getting better. My first thought after the game was to just go for experience the rest of the season but then I realized they have been getting experience all year. I just hope the Freshmen players don't get too down on themselves. They are our future and I think the future can be bright.

ncvol17 writes:

I think we can all agree that Dooley must immediately be fired. His replacement should also be fired if he loses a game b4 the year is out. The replacement for that coach should be fired if we don't have the #1 recruiting class headed by the #1 QB this February. His replacement should be fired if Spring practice doesn't get televised by ESPN & or have the largest attendance of any team in spring ball history. That replacement should then be fired if the Big Orange caravan isn't the most attended series in modern history. Finally, his replacement should be fired if the KNS articles next summer are not the most inspirational for our fan base in the history of the web site. Whew..what a payout we will have by next fall, but by god won't we finally have the best coach in the entire history of the NCAA.

mercyseat writes:

My God Matt Simms is full of himself! That interview with him on volunteer tv was sickening. What's up with him and his New Jersey tude? On the other hand, I knew if Bray was put in the game they would pick him for a score, but what do ya do? You're screwed if you do , and screwed if ya dont! By the way, I'd like to apologize for my recent rantings. I'm so sick of our state of affairs,as I'm sure most of you are too. Man I'm so tired of us getting worse and worse with our tackling, pass rush third and long's and on and on and on! Does anyone out there believe we will win another game this season? This frustration is eating away at us like a cancer.

silicon28 writes:

in response to volman2010:

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Wow... check your spelling before hitting "post" so that folks will only wonder if you are ignorant or not: This way there's absolutely no doubt.

dprice1554#499961 writes:

THIS IS THE WORST EXCUSE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN TENNESSEE FOOTBALL IN MY SIXTY SOMETHING YEARS TO BE KNOWN AS A FOOTBALL TEAM. THE COACHES AND MIKE HAMILTON SHOULD LEAVE THE STATE OF TENNESSEE AND NEVER COME BACK. PHIL IS ENJOYING HIS 5 MILLION WHILE THE TENNESSEE FOOTBALL PROGRAM THAT HE WAS FIRED FROM IS NOT EVEN A GOOD JOKE !!!!! DO YOU THINK WE COULD CANCEL THE REST OF THE SEASON SO IT WOULD SAVE THE UNIVERSITY AND THE WHOLE STATE OF TENNESSEE A LOT OF EMBARRASSMENT !!!!?????? SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE !!! AND IT NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW!! I DO NOT SEE MUCH HOPE FOR THIS FOOTBALL TEAM !! THESE GUYS COULD NOT EVEN BEAT A HIGH SCHOOL TEAM !!!

DennisVols writes:

Blaming Dooley or Wilcox or any other coach for the current situation on UT’s football team is just wrong. We have DE’s playing along the DL. If you don’t think that makes a difference just look at the weight difference. UT’s DL has an average weight of 265 Lbs. OL’s at this level average 300+ Lbs. With no real depth to replenish most of the defensive positions, especially along the line by the 2nd half they are being worn out by players 40 Lbs their size.
On offense a lot of the same is true with even less experience also being thrown in. I liked the decision to switch QB’s today. Yes the offensive line has not protected as well as we need them to but Simms has on too many occasions failed to read the blitzes and failed to get rid of the football. His mental mistakes have lead to turnovers that have either cost us the game or at the least cost us the chance to be in a game. Last week’s INT inside the red zone against Bama, two fumbles on sacks today cost us 14 points (the difference in the game). Bray has a quicker release and is a much purer passer. Bray will make mistakes like the INT for a TD he threw today until he gets enough game experience under his belt. His play however did put up 14 points and had the game tied early in the 4th quarter.
Things are going to get better at UT with this coaching staff. They are already playing competitive against teams whose coaches have been in place for years with systems in place for years. If you had a company that went through 3 CEO’s(HC), 3 VP’s(DC) and 4 CFO’s(OC) in less than 3 years and with that lose the upper management (scholarship players who left) you would expect to be there to bring along the future leaders it would crumble. This is no different. It is going to take some time to regroup, rebuild after the mess the previous leadership left this team in over the past decade. Face the facts UT has been losing to Bama, UF, LSU, GA and most top 20 teams regularly since 2000. Lost 3 SEC championship games since ‘99, 1-5 in bowl games since 2003 so it isn’t like Dooley and staff inherited a team that was use to winning big games.
These players are learning on the fly a new system, the 3rd or 4th for the seniors in 3 + years and they will be stronger and smarter in the years to come. The situation, as bad as it is, would only be worse with another coaching change. It would completely destroy any chance of rebuilding for at least 10 years. What high ranked recruit would want to commit to UT if they had yet another HC in 3 years time?
Give Dooley time, he deserves it. Be a true fan and support the Vols for it is the best thing you could possibly do for these young players and for the ones we need to commit to this team if we ever expect to become champions again.
Keeping it Real
GoVols!!!

bigkluvsorange writes:

in response to TheBlue:

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Hold On,coaches did't turn the ball over! Simms-2 bray-1 gordon-1.where did the coaches turn the ball over,and you must not watch alot of football teams that have been rebuilt.UT was literlly destroyed by fulmer making bad coaching choices(oc)bad recruiting!and then came kiffin.need i say more.if they would fire Cdd that would be the end of UT football for years to come.trolls go back to (bama) (fla) (ga) (sc).and leave the coaching to those who have been doing it.GBO 4 ever

bigkluvsorange writes:

in response to dprice1554#499961:

THIS IS THE WORST EXCUSE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN TENNESSEE FOOTBALL IN MY SIXTY SOMETHING YEARS TO BE KNOWN AS A FOOTBALL TEAM. THE COACHES AND MIKE HAMILTON SHOULD LEAVE THE STATE OF TENNESSEE AND NEVER COME BACK. PHIL IS ENJOYING HIS 5 MILLION WHILE THE TENNESSEE FOOTBALL PROGRAM THAT HE WAS FIRED FROM IS NOT EVEN A GOOD JOKE !!!!! DO YOU THINK WE COULD CANCEL THE REST OF THE SEASON SO IT WOULD SAVE THE UNIVERSITY AND THE WHOLE STATE OF TENNESSEE A LOT OF EMBARRASSMENT !!!!?????? SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE !!! AND IT NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW!! I DO NOT SEE MUCH HOPE FOR THIS FOOTBALL TEAM !! THESE GUYS COULD NOT EVEN BEAT A HIGH SCHOOL TEAM !!!

another troll!!!!

CharlotteVol writes:

in response to volman2010:

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Dude, please learn how to write a sentence and spell...

bigkluvsorange writes:

in response to DennisVols:

Blaming Dooley or Wilcox or any other coach for the current situation on UT’s football team is just wrong. We have DE’s playing along the DL. If you don’t think that makes a difference just look at the weight difference. UT’s DL has an average weight of 265 Lbs. OL’s at this level average 300+ Lbs. With no real depth to replenish most of the defensive positions, especially along the line by the 2nd half they are being worn out by players 40 Lbs their size.
On offense a lot of the same is true with even less experience also being thrown in. I liked the decision to switch QB’s today. Yes the offensive line has not protected as well as we need them to but Simms has on too many occasions failed to read the blitzes and failed to get rid of the football. His mental mistakes have lead to turnovers that have either cost us the game or at the least cost us the chance to be in a game. Last week’s INT inside the red zone against Bama, two fumbles on sacks today cost us 14 points (the difference in the game). Bray has a quicker release and is a much purer passer. Bray will make mistakes like the INT for a TD he threw today until he gets enough game experience under his belt. His play however did put up 14 points and had the game tied early in the 4th quarter.
Things are going to get better at UT with this coaching staff. They are already playing competitive against teams whose coaches have been in place for years with systems in place for years. If you had a company that went through 3 CEO’s(HC), 3 VP’s(DC) and 4 CFO’s(OC) in less than 3 years and with that lose the upper management (scholarship players who left) you would expect to be there to bring along the future leaders it would crumble. This is no different. It is going to take some time to regroup, rebuild after the mess the previous leadership left this team in over the past decade. Face the facts UT has been losing to Bama, UF, LSU, GA and most top 20 teams regularly since 2000. Lost 3 SEC championship games since ‘99, 1-5 in bowl games since 2003 so it isn’t like Dooley and staff inherited a team that was use to winning big games.
These players are learning on the fly a new system, the 3rd or 4th for the seniors in 3 + years and they will be stronger and smarter in the years to come. The situation, as bad as it is, would only be worse with another coaching change. It would completely destroy any chance of rebuilding for at least 10 years. What high ranked recruit would want to commit to UT if they had yet another HC in 3 years time?
Give Dooley time, he deserves it. Be a true fan and support the Vols for it is the best thing you could possibly do for these young players and for the ones we need to commit to this team if we ever expect to become champions again.
Keeping it Real
GoVols!!!

BEAUTIFUL POST!!! WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO TYPE BUT DONT HAVE ALL NIGHT GBO!!!

CharlotteVol writes:

in response to DennisVols:

Blaming Dooley or Wilcox or any other coach for the current situation on UT’s football team is just wrong. We have DE’s playing along the DL. If you don’t think that makes a difference just look at the weight difference. UT’s DL has an average weight of 265 Lbs. OL’s at this level average 300+ Lbs. With no real depth to replenish most of the defensive positions, especially along the line by the 2nd half they are being worn out by players 40 Lbs their size.
On offense a lot of the same is true with even less experience also being thrown in. I liked the decision to switch QB’s today. Yes the offensive line has not protected as well as we need them to but Simms has on too many occasions failed to read the blitzes and failed to get rid of the football. His mental mistakes have lead to turnovers that have either cost us the game or at the least cost us the chance to be in a game. Last week’s INT inside the red zone against Bama, two fumbles on sacks today cost us 14 points (the difference in the game). Bray has a quicker release and is a much purer passer. Bray will make mistakes like the INT for a TD he threw today until he gets enough game experience under his belt. His play however did put up 14 points and had the game tied early in the 4th quarter.
Things are going to get better at UT with this coaching staff. They are already playing competitive against teams whose coaches have been in place for years with systems in place for years. If you had a company that went through 3 CEO’s(HC), 3 VP’s(DC) and 4 CFO’s(OC) in less than 3 years and with that lose the upper management (scholarship players who left) you would expect to be there to bring along the future leaders it would crumble. This is no different. It is going to take some time to regroup, rebuild after the mess the previous leadership left this team in over the past decade. Face the facts UT has been losing to Bama, UF, LSU, GA and most top 20 teams regularly since 2000. Lost 3 SEC championship games since ‘99, 1-5 in bowl games since 2003 so it isn’t like Dooley and staff inherited a team that was use to winning big games.
These players are learning on the fly a new system, the 3rd or 4th for the seniors in 3 + years and they will be stronger and smarter in the years to come. The situation, as bad as it is, would only be worse with another coaching change. It would completely destroy any chance of rebuilding for at least 10 years. What high ranked recruit would want to commit to UT if they had yet another HC in 3 years time?
Give Dooley time, he deserves it. Be a true fan and support the Vols for it is the best thing you could possibly do for these young players and for the ones we need to commit to this team if we ever expect to become champions again.
Keeping it Real
GoVols!!!

I'm with you Dennis. Give it time and whining because we aren't in the top 10. Life is tough and sometimes you have to go down before you go back up.

VOLinMAHWAH writes:

in response to DennisVols:

Blaming Dooley or Wilcox or any other coach for the current situation on UT’s football team is just wrong. We have DE’s playing along the DL. If you don’t think that makes a difference just look at the weight difference. UT’s DL has an average weight of 265 Lbs. OL’s at this level average 300+ Lbs. With no real depth to replenish most of the defensive positions, especially along the line by the 2nd half they are being worn out by players 40 Lbs their size.
On offense a lot of the same is true with even less experience also being thrown in. I liked the decision to switch QB’s today. Yes the offensive line has not protected as well as we need them to but Simms has on too many occasions failed to read the blitzes and failed to get rid of the football. His mental mistakes have lead to turnovers that have either cost us the game or at the least cost us the chance to be in a game. Last week’s INT inside the red zone against Bama, two fumbles on sacks today cost us 14 points (the difference in the game). Bray has a quicker release and is a much purer passer. Bray will make mistakes like the INT for a TD he threw today until he gets enough game experience under his belt. His play however did put up 14 points and had the game tied early in the 4th quarter.
Things are going to get better at UT with this coaching staff. They are already playing competitive against teams whose coaches have been in place for years with systems in place for years. If you had a company that went through 3 CEO’s(HC), 3 VP’s(DC) and 4 CFO’s(OC) in less than 3 years and with that lose the upper management (scholarship players who left) you would expect to be there to bring along the future leaders it would crumble. This is no different. It is going to take some time to regroup, rebuild after the mess the previous leadership left this team in over the past decade. Face the facts UT has been losing to Bama, UF, LSU, GA and most top 20 teams regularly since 2000. Lost 3 SEC championship games since ‘99, 1-5 in bowl games since 2003 so it isn’t like Dooley and staff inherited a team that was use to winning big games.
These players are learning on the fly a new system, the 3rd or 4th for the seniors in 3 + years and they will be stronger and smarter in the years to come. The situation, as bad as it is, would only be worse with another coaching change. It would completely destroy any chance of rebuilding for at least 10 years. What high ranked recruit would want to commit to UT if they had yet another HC in 3 years time?
Give Dooley time, he deserves it. Be a true fan and support the Vols for it is the best thing you could possibly do for these young players and for the ones we need to commit to this team if we ever expect to become champions again.
Keeping it Real
GoVols!!!

Finally, someone with his feet on the ground and his head firmly on his shoulders!

ncvol17 writes:

in response to DennisVols:

Blaming Dooley or Wilcox or any other coach for the current situation on UT’s football team is just wrong. We have DE’s playing along the DL. If you don’t think that makes a difference just look at the weight difference. UT’s DL has an average weight of 265 Lbs. OL’s at this level average 300+ Lbs. With no real depth to replenish most of the defensive positions, especially along the line by the 2nd half they are being worn out by players 40 Lbs their size.
On offense a lot of the same is true with even less experience also being thrown in. I liked the decision to switch QB’s today. Yes the offensive line has not protected as well as we need them to but Simms has on too many occasions failed to read the blitzes and failed to get rid of the football. His mental mistakes have lead to turnovers that have either cost us the game or at the least cost us the chance to be in a game. Last week’s INT inside the red zone against Bama, two fumbles on sacks today cost us 14 points (the difference in the game). Bray has a quicker release and is a much purer passer. Bray will make mistakes like the INT for a TD he threw today until he gets enough game experience under his belt. His play however did put up 14 points and had the game tied early in the 4th quarter.
Things are going to get better at UT with this coaching staff. They are already playing competitive against teams whose coaches have been in place for years with systems in place for years. If you had a company that went through 3 CEO’s(HC), 3 VP’s(DC) and 4 CFO’s(OC) in less than 3 years and with that lose the upper management (scholarship players who left) you would expect to be there to bring along the future leaders it would crumble. This is no different. It is going to take some time to regroup, rebuild after the mess the previous leadership left this team in over the past decade. Face the facts UT has been losing to Bama, UF, LSU, GA and most top 20 teams regularly since 2000. Lost 3 SEC championship games since ‘99, 1-5 in bowl games since 2003 so it isn’t like Dooley and staff inherited a team that was use to winning big games.
These players are learning on the fly a new system, the 3rd or 4th for the seniors in 3 + years and they will be stronger and smarter in the years to come. The situation, as bad as it is, would only be worse with another coaching change. It would completely destroy any chance of rebuilding for at least 10 years. What high ranked recruit would want to commit to UT if they had yet another HC in 3 years time?
Give Dooley time, he deserves it. Be a true fan and support the Vols for it is the best thing you could possibly do for these young players and for the ones we need to commit to this team if we ever expect to become champions again.
Keeping it Real
GoVols!!!

dude, you are using too much common sense and logic to be posting on this board. Please post some vicious rants & illogical smears in order to really fit in. Shouldn't we fire Dooley, win every game with our current players, and hire Saban, Stoops, Ferentz, and Kelly as our next coaching staff?

TopTenn writes:

in response to TheBlue:

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Blu off his meds again. Somebody catch him.

USNVOL writes:

in response to Lean_and_Hungry:

I fear that this talented youth is only learning how to lose and laugh per Coach Dooley. Say what you will about the previous guy, but he picked a QB and stuck with him and got more out of him in one year than Crompton had given in the previous 3. Jerking Simms at that point this week was a bad move as was inserting Bray and Neal early last week. I wonder about his in-game decision-making. Also, look at how poorly our offensive plays turn out immediately following a timeout. Not calling for his head, just think he may have some growing up to do, too.

Maybe they will hire you as the Coach since you seem to have all the answers ...smart azz.

Floridacock writes:

Good Lord! You guys were 17 point underdogs! If not for the turnovers you would have won. The future is bright. Get over it.

DennisVols writes:

in response to VOLinMAHWAH:

Finally, someone with his feet on the ground and his head firmly on his shoulders!

Every week I hear what the experts are saying, even the other coaches are talking about the job Dooley has already done. It is easy to jump on a team while they are down but I will not let my emotions over rule my common sense. There are good things happening here. With the one exception being GA UT fought toe to toe with OU, UF, LSU, USC, and Bama while both team were equal. It was in the 2nd half when the lack of depth, experience and size took its toll on this team.
The coaches are doing the best they can with what they have. The worst thing any true Vol fan can do is become part of the problem and not part of the solution. We can be part of this rebuilding by being supportive, giving coach Dooley time to recruit, install and get the players accustom to this new system. Wilcox did not sign a single player he has to coach at this point.
Be a true fan, support these young men who, even with all the uncertainty going on, made the decision to give their all for Tennessee.
Keeping it Real
GoVols!!!

ngautgirl writes:

in response to volman2010:

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I get so tired of reading this phooey form you people who know nothing about the game. We have a bunch of 18 teen year old kids running around for the most part that were playing high school football last year. We are coaching them up the best we can = blocking and tackling. Not to mention that all the guys are learning a totally new system. Florida has had the same system for 6 years and top level and recruting. If we do not see great strides next year i am right with you. Until then shut your mouth with your stupid comments and, support or kids and our coaches. Do you not realize that we have kids that are considering playing for our fine university that watch these sights and read this junk you spew out.

whistlinwingman writes:

I seen a lot of positives from this game. Typical freshman and inexperience mistakes that led to a few big plays. Wilcox has a defensive system that has to have the right players to fit it. Give it/him time. We looked alot better than I thought we would.

I'm starting to think alot of posters, so-called fans, trolls or whatever on here are the same UT fans that wear their big orange Tennessee shirts and hats on the bye weeks cause they did not know it was a bye week.

vol75 writes:

in response to volman2010:

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Are you the same guy that sends e-mails telling people they are receiving a sum of money?

volfaninbuckeyeland writes:

On another positive note, Buffalo lost again today, so that game is looking more and more winnable for next year. Wonder if it's too late to buy out Oregon and add Grasshopper State?

volpreacher writes:

in response to TheBlue:

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Thanks I needed a good laugh.

volpreacher writes:

Also, for all of you who are worried about stars in recruits. Texas stockpiles 5* athletes. They just went 4-4 today. Hey Blue, want to bet on that game next week?

usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid writes:

in response to TheBlue:

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yeah, kinda like your puzzies beat UH tonight, huh?? How'd that one work for you?

RussellP (Inactive) writes:

I am a Vol fan first and foremost. The team is not having its best year, but there are flashes of the potential growth we are headed toward. That was the nation's #24 team we played today, 1st in the SEC East, and while we did not win, we did give them a fight. No one promised it would be easy after first losing Phil and then the one-year wonderboy, but CDD came in here and accepted the challenge and he is rebuilding Vol football. Give him some time and some respect. I am very confident that Coach Dooley will have a very strong team before too long. Support the team, support the coaches, BE FAIR in understanding that rebuilding a program does not occur overnight.

NOLVOLFAN writes:

in response to NoMoralVictories:

I too have serious doubts about out coaching staff. It was not just freshmen making some of the most visible mistakes today. The Fulmer ouster was supposed to be a step toward improving the program. However, look around the SEC and you will see that we have gone the wrong way. Auburn changes coaches and 2 seasons later they are ranked #1. MS State changes coaches and 2 years later are ranked #21. 2 years after PF "resigns"; UT has its worst team that I can recall in my 46 years. Disgusting.

I do not see how you can compare UT coaching changes to Auburn and MS state. CDD has not even had a real chance to bring in one recruiting class. Can you at least give this staff the same amount of time these other programs have had. If you remember the Auburn fans did not think they had made a good hire.

ClarksvilleVols42 writes:

in response to volfaninbuckeyeland:

On another positive note, Buffalo lost again today, so that game is looking more and more winnable for next year. Wonder if it's too late to buy out Oregon and add Grasshopper State?

I'll say it again...WE DONT PLAY OREGON NEXT YEAR..READ THE SCHEDULE BEFORE YOU POST SOMETHING STUPID!!!

volfan_gatorhater writes:

I believe Hamilton did what he had to do when he fired Fulmer, but I would have liked to see Fulmer have the opportunity to leave with dignity. In my opinion, Hamilton's worst mistake ever was allowing Kiffy to fire Chief and hire Motley. You can call it the 3rd and Chavis if you like; however, the Chief had a good defense year in and year out. I am not even the least bit happy with what I have seen from the team this year. I really do not see any improvement -other than special teams (sans Gordon fumbles) - I do not like the match-ups that Wilcoks' defense creates (i.e. DE's covering speedy backs, LB's covering receivers on deep patterns). I really don't understand Chaney's play calling. It seems that with such a young line and 2 inexperienced QB's, we would be running the ball much more. We are fairly balanced run/pass, but I believe we should be heavier on the run, less motion, and quicker (higher %)passes. It is paramount that the offensive control the clock and allow the defense to rest and Chaney's play calling. In other words, we should be playin "small ball". To the poster earlier that wanted to compare a football program to a corporation and it's coaches to executives. I have though of this many times and never in a positive light. Quite frankly, if Tennessee Athletics were a stock, I would most certainly sell. If a corporation was treading water or worse, they would bring on a CEO with a proven record of "turning the ship around" - not the manager from the local Micky D's. I am not trying to be too critical; however, I do see a correlation. I just do not believe that we have a staff capable of turning around a team in an environment like the SEC. I (literally) pray that I am wrong and I will "eat crow" if necessary. While I am, and always will be, a Volunteer, I am miserable.

volfaninbuckeyeland writes:

in response to ClarksvilleVols42:

I'll say it again...WE DONT PLAY OREGON NEXT YEAR..READ THE SCHEDULE BEFORE YOU POST SOMETHING STUPID!!!

Hey Clarksville, You're right; I'm wrong. Checked the schedule for'11 and sure enuf, we have already eliminated the really stout out of conference competition (NC). But other than that, my post is not stupid as you suggest, just inaccurate. Same principle of obtaining more winnable games by throwing cash at other schools applies. Wouldn't you agree?

volfaninbuckeyeland writes:

By the way, in checking the '11 schedule, I see that NC is still listed.
Does this mean the posted schedule has not been updated or has the buyout not been finalized?

volsoutwest writes:

Gosh darn it! I just got up and started reading these posts. Is it me or did the children stay up late last nite?

Okay, one more time: "Folks, we are rebuilding" Three coaches in less than 3 years. What did you kids expect, instant success? We have a young team and young coaching staff. We will be back, but it will take some time. Say this word with me children; "patience." Eliminate the 3 big mistakes yesterday and we win the game. We are not that bad. Young players with young coaches learning together. Now you kids get up, eat your Frosted Flakes, go to Sunday School, and stop the madness.

CocksEra writes:

Well, like the old saying goes, the sun don't shine on the same dog's tail all the time. South Carolina finally has some good players (with more on the way), thanks to Steve Spurrier and staff.

volsoutwest writes:

in response to stapletondia:

This comment may be inappropriate. Reveal this comment.

In July 2010, Bill Haslam accepted the endorsement of UT head basketball coach Bruce Pearl.

Coach Pearl admitted that he lied to NCAA investigator during an inquiry of recruiting practices at the University of Tennessee.

The University of Tennessee handed down severe penalities against Coach Pearl and the basketball staff.

Bill Haslam must reject the unethical behavior of Coach Pearl and rescind his political endorsement.

If Haslam does not, this would be a setback for ethics in Tennessee government. Could this be what the citizens of Tennessee can look forward to a Haslam Administration in Nashville?

Ned Ray Jr.; Please refrain from campaigning on a football website.

usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid writes:

in response to TheBlue:

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hmmm...let's see... your school gets shellacked by UNRANKED Houston by 39 points; meanwhile, we have lost almost exclusively to top-25 teams; you predict your puzzies will win next week...and somehow, i'm the idiot.

I think the facts bear themselves out on who the idiot really is, but feel free to keep digging that hole.

hueypilot writes:

in response to volfan_gatorhater:

I believe Hamilton did what he had to do when he fired Fulmer, but I would have liked to see Fulmer have the opportunity to leave with dignity. In my opinion, Hamilton's worst mistake ever was allowing Kiffy to fire Chief and hire Motley. You can call it the 3rd and Chavis if you like; however, the Chief had a good defense year in and year out. I am not even the least bit happy with what I have seen from the team this year. I really do not see any improvement -other than special teams (sans Gordon fumbles) - I do not like the match-ups that Wilcoks' defense creates (i.e. DE's covering speedy backs, LB's covering receivers on deep patterns). I really don't understand Chaney's play calling. It seems that with such a young line and 2 inexperienced QB's, we would be running the ball much more. We are fairly balanced run/pass, but I believe we should be heavier on the run, less motion, and quicker (higher %)passes. It is paramount that the offensive control the clock and allow the defense to rest and Chaney's play calling. In other words, we should be playin "small ball". To the poster earlier that wanted to compare a football program to a corporation and it's coaches to executives. I have though of this many times and never in a positive light. Quite frankly, if Tennessee Athletics were a stock, I would most certainly sell. If a corporation was treading water or worse, they would bring on a CEO with a proven record of "turning the ship around" - not the manager from the local Micky D's. I am not trying to be too critical; however, I do see a correlation. I just do not believe that we have a staff capable of turning around a team in an environment like the SEC. I (literally) pray that I am wrong and I will "eat crow" if necessary. While I am, and always will be, a Volunteer, I am miserable.

Well thought-out post from a person who's name I can empathize with as a transplanted native Vol now living in Florida. But let me offer some words to comfort your misery. SC has one of the best DL's in the SEC and our inexperienced OL was unable to create any running lanes. After an early 9-yard run Poole was stuffed a half dozen times. Ellis Johnson wisely stacked against the run, daring Simms to beat them with his arm. That's what all defenses have done against us all season and rightly so.

As for your inference Hamilton made a substandard hire in DD, we'll have to wait and see. We really have no choice but when Kiffin left us in the lurch, (I can't hate him for leaving to USC, did you see those USC cheerleaders on TV last night. Like clones of his wife) I guess Hamilton got the best guy available, after others said no thanks, so what can you do? I'm becoming more afraid we have done an Alabama-hires-Mike-Shula, but Wilcox built a great defense at Boise with less talented players, on paper anyway, that what we have. Chaney? Not so sure.

BTW anybody see how many times yesterday various coaches including Spurrier got caught with more/less than 11 on the field. Apparently it's not only Dooley and Miles.

Bear up fellow gatorhater. Better days are coming. And weaker opponents, too.

usnavyvol writes:

in response to NoMoralVictories:

I too have serious doubts about out coaching staff. It was not just freshmen making some of the most visible mistakes today. The Fulmer ouster was supposed to be a step toward improving the program. However, look around the SEC and you will see that we have gone the wrong way. Auburn changes coaches and 2 seasons later they are ranked #1. MS State changes coaches and 2 years later are ranked #21. 2 years after PF "resigns"; UT has its worst team that I can recall in my 46 years. Disgusting.

We have had 2 coaches as compare to their 1. You take Cam away from Auburn and that team is .500 at bet. I have yet to seee Miss St play, so I can't say. We need stability, not another coaching change. I can see CDD now during practice, telling the players, makre sure to fumble 3-4 times a game. Coaches coach..players...play...IF CPF is so f-ing great why did he get us to 1 BCS game over the last 10 years, and why is not coaching somewhere else? Your mad as we all, but there is no way to rebuild this program with another coaching change. BT...AR

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