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Ayres_Hall writes:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

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No one is signing his praises. Geez.

But many of us, the adults, can see the positives and are willing to point out the positives among the rubble.

Some Vol fans love to hate their ex-coaches. I don't understand it.

oldster writes:

Dooley, like all of us, had and has strengths and weaknesses. His downfall weakness was his inability to determine that Sal Sunseri was not capable of being more than a position coach. Other weaknesses involved his inability to establish good relationships with high school coaches unless they had prospects for the coming year.

arkyvol writes:

the first vol coach in a century to put three back to back losing seasons in the book and he walks off with a five million dollar payoff. sure, i'll give him credit, in the same vein as giving john wilkes booth and lee harvey oswald credit for their contribution to american political discourse, or the credit atlanta owes general sherman for urban renewal. nothing personal, but he's no coach. the further the university of tennessee gets away from his memory, the better. in other words, let it go!

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

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How much have you stolen from your employer over time? Would you,out of the goodness of what you say is right,re-emburse what you have stolen?I thought not. Blame the giver,not the reciever. And you wonder why people call you stupid.Proclaiming yourself as brilliant simply adds more proof that you are stupid.

murrayvol writes:

in response to SevenT:

I loved Derrek Kentucky broke the 'Streak' unnder his watch

Only to have another one begin. And this one may never end.

Weed_Picking_Grunt writes:

in response to KVCrockett:

Adams and Climer, put em on a scooter and point em out west. Dumb and dumber.

To a place where the beer flows like wine.

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to Geofffourmyle:

There is little evidence that Dooley was any of the things you suggest.

Walt

UT '81

People with weak character traits often fail to recognize good character. That can lead people like you and titletownz to come on here and pretend to be ex Marines. You are both looking for some credibility without having to earn it. Derrek Dooley has moved on, you seem to be unable to.

murrayvol writes:

in response to Ayres_Hall:

No one is signing his praises. Geez.

But many of us, the adults, can see the positives and are willing to point out the positives among the rubble.

Some Vol fans love to hate their ex-coaches. I don't understand it.

This site is the online equivalent of the Balkans. You've simply got to hate somebody.

SevenT writes:

in response to murrayvol:

Only to have another one begin. And this one may never end.

WOW...bragging about beating a basketball school!

Perhaps you should think about the current "streak" of 8 straight losses against Florida. Or the 7 straight losing streak to Alabama.

I don't blame you for rubbing it in when you got nothing else. Quit being delusional UT is HORRIBLE and the program may very well be in the dump for 20 years.

michealgibson21#260794 writes:

As usual, Climer, your article is long on intro and short on substance. You make the statement that "Dooley left the program in better shape than he found it" without citing any specifics.

I expect this is just an insidious manner for you to weasel into a critical stance agains Butch Jones. I was wonderin' how long it would be before we would see you emerge from your roach hole to resume your attacks on the UT program, coaches, etc. Please, go back!

michealgibson21#260794 writes:

David Climer is a roach.

orangecountyvols writes:

in response to abnerPeabody:

How much have you stolen from your employer over time? Would you,out of the goodness of what you say is right,re-emburse what you have stolen?I thought not. Blame the giver,not the reciever. And you wonder why people call you stupid.Proclaiming yourself as brilliant simply adds more proof that you are stupid.

Halloffame plus other real Vol fans,

Re this kid, Billy the kid. The little punk reminds us of his name sake in the world of wrestling. Do you ever watch any of that fake sport on television? The reason I say fake is because there is one of them especially, this C M Punk who is exactly the same as the Billy the kid. A fake. You see, he uses the name 'punk' and always asks for respect. This kid, out of the Grove or wherever, calls himself 'brilliant.' Note: whenever an idiot says stuff like that is indicative of someone crying out for attention. Anyway, what else can we say.........the kid is just a little immature punk.

signalcorps writes:

in response to tnbigg:

It must be hard to be a sports writer. Most never played any major role in any sports. Most just bloviate whatever they can think up on a moments notice. Most forget what they said the day before and contradict themselves without shame in the name getting something into print. This guy trashed Dooley and now wants what? To seem compassionate? What a moron. Sports writers are pretty much like site trolls. Always making stuff up to evoke controversy. The worst of the worst? John Adams. How these guys remain employed is a tribute to ignorance fueled by stupidity.

I agree,,,also the pro players think they're their friends,,,,,they give praise in their face,,,next day under the bus they go.....

gogovols2002#222335 writes:

I predict attendance will be at an all time low next year Why?..because of another recession in the works.

Geofffourmyle writes:

in response to Volbound1700:

I don't believe the premise that Dooley left it better than he found it at all. Sure it isn't a train wreck but it isn't much better. Dooley did not recruit the players needed to win in the SEC and the ones he did recruit well are either not on the team or didn't develop under his coaching. Lane Kiffin left us with a 7-6 team that had beaten Georgia and South Carolina. Dooley leaves us with a team that has won 2 SEC games in two years. I say we are worse off.

Yep.

Walt

UT '81

GerryOP writes:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

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Stealing? You speak of stealing? You, who charges poor people $125 a month for a $300 TV (rabbit ears extra) on a one year lease speaks of stealing? Sheesh....

Vol_in_Mich writes:

I can't believe people on here are still arguing, discussing or whatever this guy.

Vol_in_Mich writes:

in response to VolFanInTheBoro:

born2ride, brassmonkey, rtrchatt, wannabeprofessionalhandicapper, glennfordsfoible, little zz and many, many other scum only post to get a rise out of folks and stir the pot. I am one of the worst about responding but if we ignore them they would go away

How much fun would that be?

VolFanInTheBoro (Inactive) writes:

in response to SevenT:

WOW...bragging about beating a basketball school!

Perhaps you should think about the current "streak" of 8 straight losses against Florida. Or the 7 straight losing streak to Alabama.

I don't blame you for rubbing it in when you got nothing else. Quit being delusional UT is HORRIBLE and the program may very well be in the dump for 20 years.

if UT is horrible what does that say about KY. You have to use other schools streaks because KY can't be used against the Vols. No one rubbed it until until you spewed out your bs trolling scum bag pos

GerryOP writes:

in response to abnerPeabody:

How much have you stolen from your employer over time? Would you,out of the goodness of what you say is right,re-emburse what you have stolen?I thought not. Blame the giver,not the reciever. And you wonder why people call you stupid.Proclaiming yourself as brilliant simply adds more proof that you are stupid.

Ask lil' billyboybob how much he has returned to his poor TV rental customers. $125 a month for 12 months on a $300 TV - rabbit ears are extra. Larceny, pure larceny.

Orangeblood13 writes:

in response to SevenT:

WOW...bragging about beating a basketball school!

Perhaps you should think about the current "streak" of 8 straight losses against Florida. Or the 7 straight losing streak to Alabama.

I don't blame you for rubbing it in when you got nothing else. Quit being delusional UT is HORRIBLE and the program may very well be in the dump for 20 years.

and you should take your own advice, can't get no attention at home we all know, you come on here with your fat boy grin dancin around, get a life

GerryOP writes:

in response to SevenT:

WOW...bragging about beating a basketball school!

Perhaps you should think about the current "streak" of 8 straight losses against Florida. Or the 7 straight losing streak to Alabama.

I don't blame you for rubbing it in when you got nothing else. Quit being delusional UT is HORRIBLE and the program may very well be in the dump for 20 years.

It is so comical to see a UK fan coming on here trying to talk trash about football! 27-1 pal, 27-1.

tensie2004 writes:

bullcrap david climer. dooley and hamilton almost totally destroyrd a once proud top 10 program. save your propaganda for john adams.

Vol_in_Mich writes:

For those of you who didn't see this

Words & terms that need to be banned in 2013:
VFL
True Fan, true Vol
Not a True Fan, Vol
Real Fan, Vol
Not a Real Fan, Vol
Gruden
Dooley & all Dooleyisms
Kiffin & all form of Lane Kiffin
Negivol, posivol
punk
Troll (when refering to a Vol you disagree with)
Fulmerisms, Not Phil Fulmer just Fulmerisms
Buy out (all forms of)
Hamilton & anything else we call him
Booger Eater Cheek (no, I like that one)
Buttchugging
Anything under 6-6 & anything over 8-4 this year
Music City Bowl

There are many more, help me out here Vol Fans!

GBO - Happy New Year Fans & Trolls

GerryOP writes:

in response to Rumblefish:

"John Adams is a tremendous writer, just too intelligent for the angry sheep."

uhhh....JA does nothing more than state the obvious, and throws in blatant jabs to run up his comment #'s. Hardly tremendous...and he's as transparent as a piece of glass. Are you kin of his or something???

And he gets paid for it! You do the same thing for free! Who is the fool?

GerryOP writes:

in response to tensie2004:

bullcrap david climer. dooley and hamilton almost totally destroyrd a once proud top 10 program. save your propaganda for john adams.

Actually, it is the idiot naysaying negaVols who are trying to destroy the once proud Vol football program. You guys make UT the laugingstock of the nation.

ESPN's Christmas wish for Tennessee:

"Tennessee: Support and patience. The Vols will be breaking in another new coaching staff this spring and what this program needs from its fan base is some real patience because a lot has to get cleaned up. The hire of Butch Jones was a surprising one and while he might not have been the first choice, he proved to be a winner at Cincinnati. Things won't get turned around immediately, so the Vols are hoping fans can have some perspective."

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to Volbound1700:

I don't believe the premise that Dooley left it better than he found it at all. Sure it isn't a train wreck but it isn't much better. Dooley did not recruit the players needed to win in the SEC and the ones he did recruit well are either not on the team or didn't develop under his coaching. Lane Kiffin left us with a 7-6 team that had beaten Georgia and South Carolina. Dooley leaves us with a team that has won 2 SEC games in two years. I say we are worse off.

Fulmer left the weasel with a team that had Eric Berry, Dan Williams, Luke Stocker, Denarius Moore, Monterio Hardesty....you get the picture. Not long before he left, the weasel said UT would take a step or two back in his second year.

tnoutlaw2001#228008 writes:

in response to tnbigg:

It must be hard to be a sports writer. Most never played any major role in any sports. Most just bloviate whatever they can think up on a moments notice. Most forget what they said the day before and contradict themselves without shame in the name getting something into print. This guy trashed Dooley and now wants what? To seem compassionate? What a moron. Sports writers are pretty much like site trolls. Always making stuff up to evoke controversy. The worst of the worst? John Adams. How these guys remain employed is a tribute to ignorance fueled by stupidity.

Totally agree, but lets be honest this is probably a faint attempt to make UT fans look bad.

He wants to paint this picture of Dooley making us better or leaving UT in better shape and the fans not appreciating it. But he also mentions how Dooley hurt UT in recruiting by turning off high school coaches, so again he's taking the back handed swipe without indicting himself directly, because remember the article is about giving Dooley credit, right?

Climer is a known Vandy homer, had this article been about that idiot coaching Vandy he would have pointed out how next year Vandy should be ranked #1 and competing for the National title. LOL keep dreaming Climer, I'm waiting to see if Mr. Franklin will ever beat a team with a winning record it has not happened yet.

GerryOP writes:

in response to Ayres_Hall:

No one is signing his praises. Geez.

But many of us, the adults, can see the positives and are willing to point out the positives among the rubble.

Some Vol fans love to hate their ex-coaches. I don't understand it.

Hell Ayres, this dude hates everything about UT. Yet he claims he's a Vol fan!

I can't decide whether he is really a 51 year old TV salesman living in his mother's basement or a Jr. High School teeny bopper just being the way 12 year old teeny boppers are. Either one, he is clearly not a Vol fan.

Pistolpete13579 writes:

Feeling conciliatory Climer? After all the crying you have done about him? You have zero credibility on this one.

cloudodust writes:

CDD also shut the door in the faces of past football Lettermen. Kinda stupid to close a door on guys that could help the program. CBJ has already thrown a small lucheon for Lettermen. Kinda smarter...

underthehill writes:

in response to Vol_in_Mich:

For those of you who didn't see this

Words & terms that need to be banned in 2013:
VFL
True Fan, true Vol
Not a True Fan, Vol
Real Fan, Vol
Not a Real Fan, Vol
Gruden
Dooley & all Dooleyisms
Kiffin & all form of Lane Kiffin
Negivol, posivol
punk
Troll (when refering to a Vol you disagree with)
Fulmerisms, Not Phil Fulmer just Fulmerisms
Buy out (all forms of)
Hamilton & anything else we call him
Booger Eater Cheek (no, I like that one)
Buttchugging
Anything under 6-6 & anything over 8-4 this year
Music City Bowl

There are many more, help me out here Vol Fans!

GBO - Happy New Year Fans & Trolls

Interesting stuff..keep going you don't need any help..

Scoon writes:

in response to Vol_in_Mich:

What a crock of dog poo.

In speaking of Dooley, the article stated "and the criticism is deserved in large part." Don't know what you're a meaning here, Mich (hmmm, gotta come up with a special handle for you), but it seems to me that criticism should be placed more on the university than Dooley. The man did the job as best he could, he loved his job from what I've read, but he was limited with only a certain amount of talent to do what needed to be done and if that wasn't good enough for your university, then they shouldn't have hired him and should take responsibility.
I mean, after all ... the man aint no John Calipari!! Geez! What'da they expect? Sheesh!

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

Dooley was the best coach Vandy ever had. Thanks, wish you could stay longer...

Scoon writes:

in response to GerryOP:

Hell Ayres, this dude hates everything about UT. Yet he claims he's a Vol fan!

I can't decide whether he is really a 51 year old TV salesman living in his mother's basement or a Jr. High School teeny bopper just being the way 12 year old teeny boppers are. Either one, he is clearly not a Vol fan.

Uh, Squeaky ... that was 53 years old, not 51 ... but, by now, it may be 54.

Scoon writes:

in response to underthehill:

Interesting stuff..keep going you don't need any help..

Lol!! This is funny. I saw yesterday, actually, a consensus on the most irritating words of 2012 was headed up by the word 'whatever' then followed by 'just saying' .. one CN so often uses. Hey, is the word 'sniff' or 'sniffing' gonna be allowed?

murrayvol writes:

in response to SevenT:

WOW...bragging about beating a basketball school!

Perhaps you should think about the current "streak" of 8 straight losses against Florida. Or the 7 straight losing streak to Alabama.

I don't blame you for rubbing it in when you got nothing else. Quit being delusional UT is HORRIBLE and the program may very well be in the dump for 20 years.

And this from a guy whose program has been in the dump for over a hundred years. bwahahahaha!

BigBadVol writes:

Not a bad article and reasonably fair at stating the obvious. We have no choice but to get behind CBJ and his staff. Hopefully, he is the right man for the next 20 years.

GerryOP writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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What I find so intersting is that 4 years ago you could have taken your same litany of hate, replaced the names Hart and Dooley with the names Fulmer and Hamilton, and half of the Vol fan base would have agreed with it.

You continue to prove that you are our worst enemy, folks who claim to be Vol fans yet continue to spew venom and hate about our Vols. Simply put, idiot naysaying negaVols. Or maybe, just maybe, Chris Fowler pegged you guys 100% in 1997. A continuous "trailer park frenzy" in Tennessee. But, that's your life. Probably never accomplished a dang thing in your miserable lives, but you're ready to criticize anything and everything our Vols do. Sad, really said.

I posted this once before, but you need to hear it again. This...is...your...life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ6T7m...

marVOLous writes:

I thought revisionist history took at least a decade before it was written.

GerryOP writes:

in response to marVOLous:

I thought revisionist history took at least a decade before it was written.

That was before the internet. With the advent of the 'net, history is whatever you believe it to be. Just post it, and it becomes true... somebody will believe it.

fearthehound writes:

Now, this is some kind of fun, ain't it boys? I don't think I've ever read as many hilarious posts--and I've been reading columns and posts on this site a long time. I swore I was going to quit reading them as a New Year's resolution, but I'm going to have to re-think that.

GerryOP writes:

in response to fearthehound:

Now, this is some kind of fun, ain't it boys? I don't think I've ever read as many hilarious posts--and I've been reading columns and posts on this site a long time. I swore I was going to quit reading them as a New Year's resolution, but I'm going to have to re-think that.

Hey hound, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do...

GloryDays writes:

Sorry, I am not giving him any credit. He takes home 10 million plus for three losing years, Dooley is a "loser" who did nothing for the Vols!

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to Razor784:

Worst article ever posted on here. The program isn't in better shape now than when Dooley arrived. Dooley has his best season in his first year, yeah there were less players, but more talent. How can you give Dooley credit for lowering expectations??? Dooley was the worst hire in UT history, the only thing I give him credit for is getting out of the way so Chaney could win the last game.

Just go ahead and prove yourself to be a complete twit as much as you like. Dooley was a bad gameday coach, and apparently made a terrible call hiring Sunseri, but there is zero doubt that the program is in better shape now than it was when he was hired. There was zero improvement in the W/L columns, but just about everywhere else is better. Even if that weren't the case, the roster is full, as opposed to being down 20+ scholarship players, and there's a lot of returning experience. Those things alone make the program healthier than it was three years ago. Only a complete moron could think otherwise.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to OrangeAndBlueWaffles88:

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How could that be?..You're always on UT's site..

wigmeister writes:

in response to born2ride:

I like Dooley and Coach BJ but Jon Gruden is the only one who would have turned the program around.

IDIOT! Said he didn't want to coach college!

GerryOP writes:

in response to OrangeAndBlueWaffles88:

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Ain't that the truth? Even if the Vols started winning, and that ain't gonna start happening right away, there'd still be haters.

They say that this wasn't the case back before TVA started damming up the rivers and running them 'lectric'ty wires all over the place. Or maybe it's that nuc'ler radiation stuff from Oak Ridge?

Or maybe Chris Fowler was right.

Unreal...

GoVols025 writes:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

'cept you ain't CM Punk ... he's a man. You jus' a street punk boy.

GerryOP writes:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Since your momma and daddy are your employer, you hadn't better get caught stealing from them. They'd throw you out of their basement.

You just steal from the poor. $125 a month for 12 months for a $300 TV - rabbit ears are extra. No pride or conscience? Nope! Just a greedy hypocrite.

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