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OrangePride writes:

in response to Orange_Beach:

Why do you people think that your local journalists have to put a positive spin on the Vols. He calls it like he sees it, and to be honest with there is no positives. The whole program is in a tailspin. Wake up and smell the coffee folks. Your once proud football program is no longer relevant in the college football world, hasn't been for the better part of ten years. But look on the bright side, Athlons picked UT to go 6-6 and play in the Music City Bowl. Just think, the Vols going to a bowl, WOW. Now getting back to the topic, WKU could very well beat both UK and UT. Imagine that, the Hilltoppers could equal Tennessee and Auburn's combined SEC victories last year. Did I say equal? They would surpass them in that category. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah we've got a new coach BJ......the same old song and dance we've heard for the last four years.

Not so fast! First off, the "whole program in a tailspin" totally contradicts the facts. We have four highly recruited qb's and lots of talent. Our receivers are currently underrated because they have not had a lot of exposure...yet. But you watch North and the rest of this squad next year, they will be fine. Lot's of experience on both sides of the line, very good running backs, and good coaching. Oh, speaking of tailspins.....did you recently check how we are recruiting. Sounds like building a future there. As for the irrelevance, I'll give you the last five years. But Tennessee is about to turn that corner as well. And anyone with an ounce of football sense is NOT picking the Hilltoppers to go 2-0 against Kentucky and Tennessee. My prediction is 0-2. If I include your post, you are 0-3! Watch and weep.

VolunteerLifer writes:

in response to madmax22:

LMFAO......There have been a dozen or so media guys who have already made the same statement about how devastating a loss to WKU would be. When the fools on the Enrichment program beat you to this story by three months, you know your a bad writer. Better luck next time John.

Adams thinks it's his MO to recycle old news with his spin and call it a day. And what a stupid premise for a column. As Dear Abby (or was it John Prine?) said: Stop wishing for bad luck and knockin on wood, John!

gc_scvol writes:

in response to VolunteerLifer:

Adams thinks it's his MO to recycle old news with his spin and call it a day. And what a stupid premise for a column. As Dear Abby (or was it John Prine?) said: Stop wishing for bad luck and knockin on wood, John!

It was John Prine in the song "Dear Abby". He also soai commercials, We'd

DawgDayAfternoon writes:

in response to OrangePride:

Not so fast! First off, the "whole program in a tailspin" totally contradicts the facts. We have four highly recruited qb's and lots of talent. Our receivers are currently underrated because they have not had a lot of exposure...yet. But you watch North and the rest of this squad next year, they will be fine. Lot's of experience on both sides of the line, very good running backs, and good coaching. Oh, speaking of tailspins.....did you recently check how we are recruiting. Sounds like building a future there. As for the irrelevance, I'll give you the last five years. But Tennessee is about to turn that corner as well. And anyone with an ounce of football sense is NOT picking the Hilltoppers to go 2-0 against Kentucky and Tennessee. My prediction is 0-2. If I include your post, you are 0-3! Watch and weep.

Four highly ranked QBs! Highly ranked where, at a barbershop in Rogersville? We heard this all last summer, in July and August, with Bray. How he was a first round pick and All American. Nobody, outside of this orange unreality bubble, thinks they're highly rated. It's 5-7 for the Vols this year. Think on the bright side. You're getting very accustomed to them.

1gavol writes:

I don't buy the motorcycle accident tale; I've never seen a wrecked bike and the blonde didn't have scratch on her. IMO, blondes fiance beat the hell out of the ball coach, just saying.

orangecountyvols writes:

Vols,

Adams at it again.

Disagree with his opinion of the team the Vols would most like to beat. IMO, it would be the Lizards to shut up the freakin' band wagon Florida trolls who live here on our site.

volfaninutah writes:

in response to MetroplexMojo:

Will Petrino's secretary ride first class or ride coach on the way to the game in Knoxville?

She'll be riding coach... motor coach run by Greyhound.

TennCup writes:

Stupid topic.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to orangecountyvols:

Vols,

Adams at it again.

Disagree with his opinion of the team the Vols would most like to beat. IMO, it would be the Lizards to shut up the freakin' band wagon Florida trolls who live here on our site.

Well, now, "worst loss" is not necessarily the flip side of "game players most want to win". In the spirit of the old saying that "it hurts more to lose than it feels good to win", a loss to WKU would damage the Vols more than another loss to Florida or Alabama. In fact, it would TAKE a win over one or both of them to recover from a loss to WKU, at least in terms of national buzz, which I am sure most of us would see as a fair swap! Add in Petrino as the WKU coach, and a loss could take a LOT of the bloom off Jones' rose in a hurry. Fair or not.

OrangePride writes:

in response to DawgDayAfternoon:

Four highly ranked QBs! Highly ranked where, at a barbershop in Rogersville? We heard this all last summer, in July and August, with Bray. How he was a first round pick and All American. Nobody, outside of this orange unreality bubble, thinks they're highly rated. It's 5-7 for the Vols this year. Think on the bright side. You're getting very accustomed to them.

Excuse me, "highly ranked where?" All four of them were recruited by multiple top teams from all over the country for goodness sakes. You need to get out from your basement more often if you don't know that. And forget about Bray and last year, this is this year and just about any source you want to read will tell you these quarterbacks have talent plus. It's pretty clear that one of us is living in a "delusional bubble" and I know that one is NOT me. Oh, BTW, based on these moronic posts you continue to make? The folks at the Rogersville Barber Shop are Rhodes Scholars by comparison.

MetroplexMojo writes:

Per Rivals, a partial list of teams that offered UT's quarterbacks

Alabama
Arkansas
Florida
Florida State
Louisville
LSU
Michigan
Notre Dame
Stanford
Vandy

utvolfan1955 writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie3:

9 straight to Florida will be the worst.

This won't happen. The Vols will beat the Gaters this year guaranteed. You will not be on this site after the Vols beatdown of the Gaters for at least 2 days

tovolny writes:

In order for light to be appreciated, darkness is necessary. In order for righteousness to be understood, there needs to be evil or the threat of evil. For warmth to comforting, coolness must surround us. For "fast" to have meaning, "slowness" must be conceived. Success would be mundane without failure. AND HERE IT IS: For decent journalism to be embraced, the world needs idiots like Adams and Climer.

Why would anybody in their right mind come up with a hypothetical article dwelling on the negative. Does John want to caution us about getting our hopes and expectations too high? Or, does he just enjoy seeing us squirm and gnash our teeth by hitting us with this negative "what if?'

BigOrangeSmoker writes:

johnboy adams is bumb as a box of rocks

DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho writes:

For everyone that's bashing Adams, two things: 1) He's correct and 2) He isn't now, nor has he ever been, paid to blow sunshine up your skirt for your personal satisfaction, so get real.

Petrino is dangerous because he has the one quality that any great coach has: he can do more with less. In a head to head match-up with relatively the same talent, Petrino would beat Jones seven times out of 10 games. Absolutely no doubt in my mind. He is one of the smartest game-scheming coaches in football (and one of the stupidest off-the field humans alive) and if you don't believe that, you're deluding yourself.

He is dangerous and Adams is right to point out that this is a trap game. If UT takes WKU for granted, they could be fighting for their lives by the fourth quarter. Remember that most of the guys on this team almost got taken to the woodshed by Troy last year.

T. R. O. Y.

And to everyone out there saying, "Yes Petrino is great, but it will take some time for him to get going," what do you think is happening with our squad? Petrino is putting in a new offensive system, but he also has James Mauro under center and that kid did really well in the No. 2 spot last year. Showed a great amount of composure and basically beat a Gus Malzahn headed Ark State squad by himself. Watch and see if Petrino doesn't turn him into a stud.

That said, I still think that UT wins this game, but it will come down to speed and a better-than-expected Defense (and by better-than-expected, I mean better than last year).

tovolny writes:

in response to DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho:

For everyone that's bashing Adams, two things: 1) He's correct and 2) He isn't now, nor has he ever been, paid to blow sunshine up your skirt for your personal satisfaction, so get real.

Petrino is dangerous because he has the one quality that any great coach has: he can do more with less. In a head to head match-up with relatively the same talent, Petrino would beat Jones seven times out of 10 games. Absolutely no doubt in my mind. He is one of the smartest game-scheming coaches in football (and one of the stupidest off-the field humans alive) and if you don't believe that, you're deluding yourself.

He is dangerous and Adams is right to point out that this is a trap game. If UT takes WKU for granted, they could be fighting for their lives by the fourth quarter. Remember that most of the guys on this team almost got taken to the woodshed by Troy last year.

T. R. O. Y.

And to everyone out there saying, "Yes Petrino is great, but it will take some time for him to get going," what do you think is happening with our squad? Petrino is putting in a new offensive system, but he also has James Mauro under center and that kid did really well in the No. 2 spot last year. Showed a great amount of composure and basically beat a Gus Malzahn headed Ark State squad by himself. Watch and see if Petrino doesn't turn him into a stud.

That said, I still think that UT wins this game, but it will come down to speed and a better-than-expected Defense (and by better-than-expected, I mean better than last year).

WOW...can I touch your hand?...You almighty, all knowing sage. And all this time, I thought an event in the future had to happen in order to become a truth. But now, we can check with you about truths of the future. I am in awe, indeed.

TnOrange4Life writes:

John ,how bout you move to Birmingham and get a job there as a "writer" and poll Alabubba fans about losing to Chattanooga. GBO~~~VFL

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho:

For everyone that's bashing Adams, two things: 1) He's correct and 2) He isn't now, nor has he ever been, paid to blow sunshine up your skirt for your personal satisfaction, so get real.

Petrino is dangerous because he has the one quality that any great coach has: he can do more with less. In a head to head match-up with relatively the same talent, Petrino would beat Jones seven times out of 10 games. Absolutely no doubt in my mind. He is one of the smartest game-scheming coaches in football (and one of the stupidest off-the field humans alive) and if you don't believe that, you're deluding yourself.

He is dangerous and Adams is right to point out that this is a trap game. If UT takes WKU for granted, they could be fighting for their lives by the fourth quarter. Remember that most of the guys on this team almost got taken to the woodshed by Troy last year.

T. R. O. Y.

And to everyone out there saying, "Yes Petrino is great, but it will take some time for him to get going," what do you think is happening with our squad? Petrino is putting in a new offensive system, but he also has James Mauro under center and that kid did really well in the No. 2 spot last year. Showed a great amount of composure and basically beat a Gus Malzahn headed Ark State squad by himself. Watch and see if Petrino doesn't turn him into a stud.

That said, I still think that UT wins this game, but it will come down to speed and a better-than-expected Defense (and by better-than-expected, I mean better than last year).

I would hate to be this miserable..Do you want some of my meds??

johnlg00 writes:

in response to DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho:

For everyone that's bashing Adams, two things: 1) He's correct and 2) He isn't now, nor has he ever been, paid to blow sunshine up your skirt for your personal satisfaction, so get real.

Petrino is dangerous because he has the one quality that any great coach has: he can do more with less. In a head to head match-up with relatively the same talent, Petrino would beat Jones seven times out of 10 games. Absolutely no doubt in my mind. He is one of the smartest game-scheming coaches in football (and one of the stupidest off-the field humans alive) and if you don't believe that, you're deluding yourself.

He is dangerous and Adams is right to point out that this is a trap game. If UT takes WKU for granted, they could be fighting for their lives by the fourth quarter. Remember that most of the guys on this team almost got taken to the woodshed by Troy last year.

T. R. O. Y.

And to everyone out there saying, "Yes Petrino is great, but it will take some time for him to get going," what do you think is happening with our squad? Petrino is putting in a new offensive system, but he also has James Mauro under center and that kid did really well in the No. 2 spot last year. Showed a great amount of composure and basically beat a Gus Malzahn headed Ark State squad by himself. Watch and see if Petrino doesn't turn him into a stud.

That said, I still think that UT wins this game, but it will come down to speed and a better-than-expected Defense (and by better-than-expected, I mean better than last year).

I have read the other more critical replies to you, from a poster or two I respect, but I think you have summarized the situation very well. It would be foolish for the Vols to take ANYBODY for granted this year, and the WKU game has a few wrinkles, at least on the fringes, that take it well out of the category of a typical "guarantee" game. Two new coaches facing each other. UT especially trying to reawaken echoes of past glory. Apparent huge discrepancy in talent and history, but the "favorite" in these categories is still trying to regain its footing; the other never really had any claim to lasting football fame, hence nothing to lose. Etc., etc. Don't sleep on ANYBODY, Vols; especially not WKU.

tennlions writes:

Well said john. I don't often agree with Hector but this time I can see his point. This team has the potential to go 8-4 and the potential to go 4-8. Personally, I see 6-6 or 7-5 at best. Bottom line is that the Vols are definitely turning the ship around and better days are definitely coming. Go Vols!!

Theo writes:

in response to BigBadVol:

It's hard to believe that diatribe is one sentence. LOL!

Punctuation is evidently overrated.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to tennlions:

Well said john. I don't often agree with Hector but this time I can see his point. This team has the potential to go 8-4 and the potential to go 4-8. Personally, I see 6-6 or 7-5 at best. Bottom line is that the Vols are definitely turning the ship around and better days are definitely coming. Go Vols!!

I always try to consider the merits of any argument made by anyone other than an outright troll. Since I know much of the trollish behavior on here is simply an act to get a rise out of people, it is possible that even a troll can raise a valid point that, if it is not phrased with excessive snark or venom, could merit discussion, not that I consider Hector to be a troll.

Lizardgrad89 writes:

in response to DeltaCharlie3:

9 straight to Florida will be the worst.

So how will they feel when it's 14 straight to Florida?

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