Adams: Defense won't rest until dominant

You couldn't help but notice a defensive presence Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium. And you could notice it without following the play-by-play of Tennessee's spring scrimmage.

Mike Tomlin, the coach of the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers, addressed the UT team before the scrimmage. Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth observed the scrimmage from the sideline.

UT defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and Tomlin once coached together at Tampa Bay, where Tomlin won the first of his two Super Bowl rings. Kiffin hadn't met Haynesworth, a former Vol who recently signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins.

"I went over and introduced myself," Kiffin said. "I wanted to see if he had a couple of years (of eligibility) left. But I don't know if we could afford him."

None of UT's defensive linemen remind you of Haynesworth, who teamed with John Henderson to anchor the UT defense in 2001. But UT's front four is coming together nicely under new coach Lane Kiffin, and the entire defense is making strides.

Last season, you didn't have to see the number to identify the tackler on a highlight-size hit. The noisiest hits were invariably delivered by All-American strong safety Eric Berry.

A ball carrier doesn't have to make it to the secondary this spring before encountering a head-turning collision. He just has to make it to Chris Walker, who is starting to look like an All-SEC defensive end. With Ben Martin on the other side, and Dan Williams and converted end Wes Brown manning the tackle positions, the revamped front line is making progress. Depth is still an issue, but 6-foot-4, 312-pound true freshman Montori Hughes has gotten everyone's attention. Hughes, a second-team defensive tackle, turned in another noteworthy performance in the scrimmage.

"He's a young guy, 18 years old, who's a force at defensive tackle," Monte Kiffin said. "He's just going to get better and better. It's all new to him, but he's got a great attitude."

UT's defense wasn't dominant in Saturday's scrimmage, and that's just as well for UT fans. After all, given last year's national ranking of No. 115 in total offense, the other side of the ball is a greater concern. UT's offensive line also had its moments, punching holes in the defense and clearing the way for young running backs Tauren Poole and Toney Williams. The competitive balance between the lines clearly has made for a more interesting spring.

"I didn't think we were good enough in (defending) the run game," Monte Kiffin said. "Early, they couldn't run the ball that well, but they stuck with it. We have a good running game."

Like most running games, UT's functions best when its ballcarriers hold on to the ball. That wasn't always the case in the scrimmage. If you want to take an optimistic slant on the four fumbles, credit a defense that is responding to the new staff's obsession with creating turnovers.

"Every day in practice, we work at stripping the ball and creating turnovers," Brown said. "We're really focusing on that. When you practice like that, it becomes second nature."

And when you practice like that, maybe you can recover more than three fumbles in a season.

UT ranked third nationally in total defense last season. But it also ranked 117th in fumbles recovered.

Remember what an impact Berry's seven interceptions had last season? Imagine if the rest of the defense could have recovered that many fumbles.

Then, maybe the Vols could have short-circuited some of those game-changing drives that figured so prominently in a 5-7 season. In UT's seven losses, opponents had 13 scoring drives of 65 yards or longer.

There's no great strategy in forcing fumbles. It's more about emphasis and effort.

"If you don't hustle and you don't hit, you'll never get turnovers," Monte Kiffin said. "We're gonna hustle and we're gonna hit."

Sports editor John Adams may be reached at 865-342-6284 or adamsj@knoxnews.com.

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VolJoe writes:

one of your better articles adams

OakyVol09 writes:

"We're gonna hustle and we're gonna hit."

I love some Monte Kiffin.

DrJCrown_theMagicMan writes:

I wish our Offense would not rest until they learn to DOMINATE.

I agree with Witch Doctor about Adams but am totally expexting Adams to take this new Love affair on the LOVE Boat(hit Tv Series)...."soon we will be make-in another run" (I always personally have wanted to know when)

DrJCrown_theMagicMan writes:

in response to no_excuses:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Majors was a coach.
Fulmer is A donut-eater.
I wish they had ran him out of town.

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

I just had a Freudian slip and referred to Monte Kiffin as 'monte python' as I was thinking...

say no more

KingVol writes:

Where is Chris Donald??

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

in response to Timed_vol:

I just had a Freudian slip and referred to Monte Kiffin as 'monte python' as I was thinking...

say no more

"she turned me into a newt"

CROWD:
A witch! A witch! A witch! A witch! We've found a witch! A witch! A witch! A witch! A witch! We've got a witch! A witch! A witch! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! We've found a witch! We've found a witch! A witch! A witch! A witch!
VILLAGER #1:
We have found a witch. May we burn her?

CROWD:
Burn her! Burn! Burn her! Burn her!
BEDEVERE:
How do you know she is a witch?
VILLAGER #2:
She looks like one.
CROWD:
Right! Yeah! Yeah!
BEDEVERE:
Bring her forward.
WITCH:
I'm not a witch. I'm not a witch.
BEDEVERE:
Uh, but you are dressed as one.

DrJCrown_theMagicMan writes:

I wish they had asked Phil questions last year like... Yes, Phil outcoached again huh?
You know make him answer the question we all already knew the answer to in every game watched last year.

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

WITCH:
They dressed me up like this.
CROWD:
Augh, we didn't! We didn't...
WITCH:
And this isn't my nose. It's a false one.
BEDEVERE:
Well?
VILLAGER #1:
Well, we did do the nose.
BEDEVERE:
The nose?
VILLAGER #1:
And the hat, but she is a witch!
VILLAGER #2:
Yeah!
CROWD:
We burn her! Right! Yeaaah! Yeaah!
BEDEVERE:
Did you dress her up like this?
VILLAGER #1:
No!
VILLAGER #2 and 3:
No. No.
VILLAGER #2:
No.
VILLAGER #1:
No.
VILLAGERS #2 and #3:
No.
VILLAGER #1:
Yes.
VILLAGER #2:
Yes.
VILLAGER #1:
Yes. Yeah, a bit.
VILLAGER #3:
A bit.
VILLAGERS #1 and #2:
A bit.
VILLAGER #3:
A bit.
VILLAGER #1:
She has got a wart.
RANDOM:
[cough]
BEDEVERE:
What makes you think she is a witch?

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

VILLAGER #3:
Well, she turned me into a newt.
BEDEVERE:
A newt?
VILLAGER #3:
I got better.
VILLAGER #2:
Burn her anyway!
VILLAGER #1:
Burn!
CROWD:
Burn her! Burn! Burn her!...
BEDEVERE:
Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! There are ways of telling whether she is a witch.
VILLAGER #1:
Are there?
VILLAGER #2:
Ah?
VILLAGER #1:
What are they?
CROWD:
Tell us! Tell us!...
BEDEVERE:
Tell me. What do you do with witches?
VILLAGER #2:
Burn!
VILLAGER #1:
Burn!
CROWD:
Burn! Burn them up! Burn!...
BEDEVERE:
And what do you burn apart from witches?
VILLAGER #1:
More witches!
VILLAGER #3:
Shh!
VILLAGER #2:
Wood!
BEDEVERE:
So, why do witches burn?
[pause]
VILLAGER #3:
B--... 'cause they're made of... wood?
BEDEVERE:
Good! Heh heh.
CROWD:
Oh, yeah. Oh.
BEDEVERE:
So, how do we tell whether she is made of wood?
VILLAGER #1:
Build a bridge out of her.
BEDEVERE:
Ah, but can you not also make bridges out of stone?
VILLAGER #1:
Oh, yeah.
RANDOM:
Oh, yeah. True. Uhh...
BEDEVERE:
Does wood sink in water?
VILLAGER #1:
No. No.
VILLAGER #2:
No, it floats! It floats!
VILLAGER #1:
Throw her into the pond!
CROWD:
The pond! Throw her into the pond!
BEDEVERE:
What also floats in water?
VILLAGER #1:
Bread!
VILLAGER #2:
Apples!
VILLAGER #3:
Uh, very small rocks!
VILLAGER #1:
Cider!
VILLAGER #2:
Uh, gra-- gravy!
VILLAGER #1:
Cherries!
VILLAGER #2:
Mud!
VILLAGER #3:
Uh, churches! Churches!
VILLAGER #2:
Lead! Lead!
ARTHUR:
A duck!
CROWD:
Oooh.
BEDEVERE:
Exactly. So, logically...
VILLAGER #1:
If... she... weighs... the same as a duck,... she's made of wood.
BEDEVERE:
And therefore?
VILLAGER #2:
A witch!
VILLAGER #1:
A witch!
CROWD:
A witch! A witch!...
VILLAGER #4:
Here is a duck. Use this duck.
[quack quack quack]
BEDEVERE:
Very good. We shall use my largest scales.
CROWD:
Ohh! Ohh! Burn the witch! Burn the witch! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Ahh! Ahh...
BEDEVERE:
Right. Remove the supports!
[whop]
[clunk]
[creak]

CROWD:
A witch! A witch! A witch!
WITCH:
It's a fair cop.
VILLAGER #3:
Burn her!
CROWD:
Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn! Burn!...
BEDEVERE:
Who are you who are so wise in the ways of science?
ARTHUR:
I am Arthur, King of the Britons.
BEDEVERE:
My liege!
ARTHUR:
Good Sir Knight, will you come with me to Camelot and join us at the Round Table?
BEDEVERE:
My liege! I would be honored.
ARTHUR:
What is your name?
BEDEVERE:
'Bedevere', my liege.
ARTHUR:
Then I dub you 'Sir Bedevere, Knight of the Round Table'.

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

"common sense", as it where....

99gator writes:

i know this is beating a dead horse......

but, fulmer did bring a national title to tennessee.

this, fulmer is a moron, donut eater, (insert description here) should stop.

he needed to go, he's gone.

no need to keep insulting him.

just my opinion

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

in response to 99gator:

i know this is beating a dead horse......

but, fulmer did bring a national title to tennessee.

this, fulmer is a moron, donut eater, (insert description here) should stop.

he needed to go, he's gone.

no need to keep insulting him.

just my opinion

well, he did turn me into a newt...

VAvolfanRON writes:

in response to 99gator:

i know this is beating a dead horse......

but, fulmer did bring a national title to tennessee.

this, fulmer is a moron, donut eater, (insert description here) should stop.

he needed to go, he's gone.

no need to keep insulting him.

just my opinion

Thanks......i dont know why these vols have to bash him....fair weather i guess...instead of looking at the positive...some of us have to find fault in everything.....seems like that is the majority these days......you know......what can i complain about today!!..

anyhow.....like the above poster said....Lane against Monte...is kind of neat.....

VAvolfanRON writes:

in response to robvols:

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are you like me? can you hardly wait to see him in a game?

dvhill100 writes:

in response to 99gator:

i know this is beating a dead horse......

but, fulmer did bring a national title to tennessee.

this, fulmer is a moron, donut eater, (insert description here) should stop.

he needed to go, he's gone.

no need to keep insulting him.

just my opinion

We have a voice of reason and sanity from a Gator fan. Let it go people. PF had his time, and did great things for the university. Yes, he had slipped in the later years and needed to be gone, but he was definitely a victim of his own success. He set the bar high and doesn't deserve the insults here.

OrangeMagic writes:

in response to 99gator:

i know this is beating a dead horse......

but, fulmer did bring a national title to tennessee.

this, fulmer is a moron, donut eater, (insert description here) should stop.

he needed to go, he's gone.

no need to keep insulting him.

just my opinion

The voice of reason comes from a gator. Thanks 99!

Fulmer bashers ought to grow up and move on.

VAvolfanRON writes:

in response to dvhill100:

We have a voice of reason and sanity from a Gator fan. Let it go people. PF had his time, and did great things for the university. Yes, he had slipped in the later years and needed to be gone, but he was definitely a victim of his own success. He set the bar high and doesn't deserve the insults here.

another great post from DV

the fulmer supporters have quit shoving his success down everyone's throat...now its time for the haters to do the same......fans need to be fans.....post positive

VAvolfanRON writes:

in response to OrangeMagic:

The voice of reason comes from a gator. Thanks 99!

Fulmer bashers ought to grow up and move on.

nice orangemagic!! he speaks w/o pulp

StroVol writes:

in response to Timed_vol:

VILLAGER #3:
Well, she turned me into a newt.
BEDEVERE:
A newt?
VILLAGER #3:
I got better.
VILLAGER #2:
Burn her anyway!
VILLAGER #1:
Burn!
CROWD:
Burn her! Burn! Burn her!...
BEDEVERE:
Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! There are ways of telling whether she is a witch.
VILLAGER #1:
Are there?
VILLAGER #2:
Ah?
VILLAGER #1:
What are they?
CROWD:
Tell us! Tell us!...
BEDEVERE:
Tell me. What do you do with witches?
VILLAGER #2:
Burn!
VILLAGER #1:
Burn!
CROWD:
Burn! Burn them up! Burn!...
BEDEVERE:
And what do you burn apart from witches?
VILLAGER #1:
More witches!
VILLAGER #3:
Shh!
VILLAGER #2:
Wood!
BEDEVERE:
So, why do witches burn?
[pause]
VILLAGER #3:
B--... 'cause they're made of... wood?
BEDEVERE:
Good! Heh heh.
CROWD:
Oh, yeah. Oh.
BEDEVERE:
So, how do we tell whether she is made of wood?
VILLAGER #1:
Build a bridge out of her.
BEDEVERE:
Ah, but can you not also make bridges out of stone?
VILLAGER #1:
Oh, yeah.
RANDOM:
Oh, yeah. True. Uhh...
BEDEVERE:
Does wood sink in water?
VILLAGER #1:
No. No.
VILLAGER #2:
No, it floats! It floats!
VILLAGER #1:
Throw her into the pond!
CROWD:
The pond! Throw her into the pond!
BEDEVERE:
What also floats in water?
VILLAGER #1:
Bread!
VILLAGER #2:
Apples!
VILLAGER #3:
Uh, very small rocks!
VILLAGER #1:
Cider!
VILLAGER #2:
Uh, gra-- gravy!
VILLAGER #1:
Cherries!
VILLAGER #2:
Mud!
VILLAGER #3:
Uh, churches! Churches!
VILLAGER #2:
Lead! Lead!
ARTHUR:
A duck!
CROWD:
Oooh.
BEDEVERE:
Exactly. So, logically...
VILLAGER #1:
If... she... weighs... the same as a duck,... she's made of wood.
BEDEVERE:
And therefore?
VILLAGER #2:
A witch!
VILLAGER #1:
A witch!
CROWD:
A witch! A witch!...
VILLAGER #4:
Here is a duck. Use this duck.
[quack quack quack]
BEDEVERE:
Very good. We shall use my largest scales.
CROWD:
Ohh! Ohh! Burn the witch! Burn the witch! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Ahh! Ahh...
BEDEVERE:
Right. Remove the supports!
[whop]
[clunk]
[creak]

CROWD:
A witch! A witch! A witch!
WITCH:
It's a fair cop.
VILLAGER #3:
Burn her!
CROWD:
Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn! Burn!...
BEDEVERE:
Who are you who are so wise in the ways of science?
ARTHUR:
I am Arthur, King of the Britons.
BEDEVERE:
My liege!
ARTHUR:
Good Sir Knight, will you come with me to Camelot and join us at the Round Table?
BEDEVERE:
My liege! I would be honored.
ARTHUR:
What is your name?
BEDEVERE:
'Bedevere', my liege.
ARTHUR:
Then I dub you 'Sir Bedevere, Knight of the Round Table'.

You SUCK. You do this again, your gone. Freak

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

in response to StroVol:

You SUCK. You do this again, your gone. Freak

wow dude, you are threatening my life on a monty python skit??

Hate to tell ya, but you are maybe more than a little bit mentally unbalanced. I'll be checking with my KNS pals to see how they handle threats of this kind.

vol_chaz writes:

African or European swallows?? ;)
I'm thinking Montori will be in the mix for years to come..gotta clog the line this year...

VAvolfanRON writes:

in response to robvols:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

yea.....cody? (bama)

or Dorsey (lsu)

i just hope he doesnt get frustrated.......if only he knew how good he is.....that it takes two OL.....and freeing up others.....he may not get stats...but such a huge part of the team!!!

VAvolfanRON writes:

i need to check out this Henry Coley from Va Beach........he is showing interst!!!.....

LBs are always good

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

in response to vol_chaz:

African or European swallows?? ;)
I'm thinking Montori will be in the mix for years to come..gotta clog the line this year...

It's such a classic movie....pretty much applies to modern-day logic.

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

in response to biggestutfan:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

nah, man, I just lack 'common sense'; after all, if she weighs the same as a duck, she's a witch! Common sense should tell you that!

memphis_vol_fan writes:

"None of UT's defensive linemen remind you of Haynesworth, who teamed with John Henderson to anchor the UT defense in 2001."
Thanks for reminding me John. I still haven't gotten over that LSU loss!!!

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

in response to memphis_vol_fan:

"None of UT's defensive linemen remind you of Haynesworth, who teamed with John Henderson to anchor the UT defense in 2001."
Thanks for reminding me John. I still haven't gotten over that LSU loss!!!

Never, ever. You knew the kids were gassed after the UF game, especially Travis Stevens. Still, you had hope when Toefield and Davey got knocked out of the game...

Still, if Battle just catches the possible INT thrown to his gut, we get 6 pts and probably win.

I think we'd have matched up well with Miami. Instead, we had to enable stinking Nebraska to get in.

argghhhhh.

DarthVol writes:

Unbelievable. I put a Sir Bedevere quote in an article by Pennington a few minutes ago. I haven't thought about that movie in years. What are the chances?

MattDillon writes:

in response to Timed_vol:

WITCH:
They dressed me up like this.
CROWD:
Augh, we didn't! We didn't...
WITCH:
And this isn't my nose. It's a false one.
BEDEVERE:
Well?
VILLAGER #1:
Well, we did do the nose.
BEDEVERE:
The nose?
VILLAGER #1:
And the hat, but she is a witch!
VILLAGER #2:
Yeah!
CROWD:
We burn her! Right! Yeaaah! Yeaah!
BEDEVERE:
Did you dress her up like this?
VILLAGER #1:
No!
VILLAGER #2 and 3:
No. No.
VILLAGER #2:
No.
VILLAGER #1:
No.
VILLAGERS #2 and #3:
No.
VILLAGER #1:
Yes.
VILLAGER #2:
Yes.
VILLAGER #1:
Yes. Yeah, a bit.
VILLAGER #3:
A bit.
VILLAGERS #1 and #2:
A bit.
VILLAGER #3:
A bit.
VILLAGER #1:
She has got a wart.
RANDOM:
[cough]
BEDEVERE:
What makes you think she is a witch?

can you believe this phooey

richvol writes:

Stripping the ball was first taught by Neyland. It was one of his basic fundamental strategies. People make fun of it now but it was a very effective strategy in the thirties to punt on third down or quick kick on an earlier down in order to pin your opponent deep in their own territory. Then the defense went to work stripping the ball to create a short drive for a touchdown. Tennessee won several games this way in spite of being outgained in yardage.

The general was such an inovator...far ahead of others.

volaboard writes:

in response to Timed_vol:

well, he did turn me into a newt...

Burn Him!

murrayvol writes:

in response to Timed_vol:

Never, ever. You knew the kids were gassed after the UF game, especially Travis Stevens. Still, you had hope when Toefield and Davey got knocked out of the game...

Still, if Battle just catches the possible INT thrown to his gut, we get 6 pts and probably win.

I think we'd have matched up well with Miami. Instead, we had to enable stinking Nebraska to get in.

argghhhhh.

We almost certainly would've matched up better than Nebraska.

gohawks1 writes:

in response to Timed_vol:

well, he did turn me into a newt...

Them Sireens loved ole Pete up and turned him into a horny-toad, too. At least that's what Delmar said.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to MOUNTAINofOKEMO:

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I'm pretty sure that was "ALMS for an ex-leper". It is the same as the root word in "alma-mater", which translates as "kindly mother", a name given to a school one graduates from. "Alms" is a "kindness" one grants to a beggar in the form of money. Just trying to be a "bloody do-gooder"(;-P)!

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

tell you what, there are SOME people on here who bloody well have ZERO sense of humor. I'm guessing you struggle to understand such shows as SNL, or the (daley)??? show??

Pretty sad when the general population doesn't understand of 'get' Monty Python and the Holy Grail, or Life of Brian...

friggin' ducks, that's for sure.

gmoneyvol writes:

in response to Timed_vol:

VILLAGER #3:
Well, she turned me into a newt.
BEDEVERE:
A newt?
VILLAGER #3:
I got better.
VILLAGER #2:
Burn her anyway!
VILLAGER #1:
Burn!
CROWD:
Burn her! Burn! Burn her!...
BEDEVERE:
Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! There are ways of telling whether she is a witch.
VILLAGER #1:
Are there?
VILLAGER #2:
Ah?
VILLAGER #1:
What are they?
CROWD:
Tell us! Tell us!...
BEDEVERE:
Tell me. What do you do with witches?
VILLAGER #2:
Burn!
VILLAGER #1:
Burn!
CROWD:
Burn! Burn them up! Burn!...
BEDEVERE:
And what do you burn apart from witches?
VILLAGER #1:
More witches!
VILLAGER #3:
Shh!
VILLAGER #2:
Wood!
BEDEVERE:
So, why do witches burn?
[pause]
VILLAGER #3:
B--... 'cause they're made of... wood?
BEDEVERE:
Good! Heh heh.
CROWD:
Oh, yeah. Oh.
BEDEVERE:
So, how do we tell whether she is made of wood?
VILLAGER #1:
Build a bridge out of her.
BEDEVERE:
Ah, but can you not also make bridges out of stone?
VILLAGER #1:
Oh, yeah.
RANDOM:
Oh, yeah. True. Uhh...
BEDEVERE:
Does wood sink in water?
VILLAGER #1:
No. No.
VILLAGER #2:
No, it floats! It floats!
VILLAGER #1:
Throw her into the pond!
CROWD:
The pond! Throw her into the pond!
BEDEVERE:
What also floats in water?
VILLAGER #1:
Bread!
VILLAGER #2:
Apples!
VILLAGER #3:
Uh, very small rocks!
VILLAGER #1:
Cider!
VILLAGER #2:
Uh, gra-- gravy!
VILLAGER #1:
Cherries!
VILLAGER #2:
Mud!
VILLAGER #3:
Uh, churches! Churches!
VILLAGER #2:
Lead! Lead!
ARTHUR:
A duck!
CROWD:
Oooh.
BEDEVERE:
Exactly. So, logically...
VILLAGER #1:
If... she... weighs... the same as a duck,... she's made of wood.
BEDEVERE:
And therefore?
VILLAGER #2:
A witch!
VILLAGER #1:
A witch!
CROWD:
A witch! A witch!...
VILLAGER #4:
Here is a duck. Use this duck.
[quack quack quack]
BEDEVERE:
Very good. We shall use my largest scales.
CROWD:
Ohh! Ohh! Burn the witch! Burn the witch! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Ahh! Ahh...
BEDEVERE:
Right. Remove the supports!
[whop]
[clunk]
[creak]

CROWD:
A witch! A witch! A witch!
WITCH:
It's a fair cop.
VILLAGER #3:
Burn her!
CROWD:
Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn! Burn!...
BEDEVERE:
Who are you who are so wise in the ways of science?
ARTHUR:
I am Arthur, King of the Britons.
BEDEVERE:
My liege!
ARTHUR:
Good Sir Knight, will you come with me to Camelot and join us at the Round Table?
BEDEVERE:
My liege! I would be honored.
ARTHUR:
What is your name?
BEDEVERE:
'Bedevere', my liege.
ARTHUR:
Then I dub you 'Sir Bedevere, Knight of the Round Table'.

Dude, find a Monty Python site and post this stuff. BTW, what is your favourite color?

BamaVol80 writes:

in response to tenn_smoothie:

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Good perspective Smoothie. I don't think any of us could have imagined where the program was headed after that loss. Like so many, I will always remember that year, but more because of the Florida game and the situation surrounding it (9/11 and the postponement).

I believe I read somewhere that the senior class that season was the highest ranked recruiting class we have had since - until this year. Ironically, the upcoming class of seniors is/was supposed to be highly ranked as well. Hopefully, they can go out on a high note in 2009!

GO VOLS!!!

belayvol writes:

in response to Timed_vol:

tell you what, there are SOME people on here who bloody well have ZERO sense of humor. I'm guessing you struggle to understand such shows as SNL, or the (daley)??? show??

Pretty sad when the general population doesn't understand of 'get' Monty Python and the Holy Grail, or Life of Brian...

friggin' ducks, that's for sure.

Let's dress them up as witches and burn them!

Timed_vol (Inactive) writes:

in response to belayvol:

Let's dress them up as witches and burn them!

maybe it can be Monte's python defense??

berryballer writes:

in response to Timed_vol:

wow dude, you are threatening my life on a monty python skit??

Hate to tell ya, but you are maybe more than a little bit mentally unbalanced. I'll be checking with my KNS pals to see how they handle threats of this kind.

dont cry dry your eye

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