UT reporting possible secondary violation

UT is reporting a possible secondary violation involving the simulation of a game experience for recruits on an official visit.

According to UT spokeswoman Tiffany Carpenter, coaches used smoke machines as recruits entered the field from the tunnel inside Neyland Stadium when the Vols hosted prospects on official visits earlier this month.

UT does not use any special effects as players enter the field on gameday, leaving the line a little blurry as to whether using smoke during a recruiting visit actually consitutues the simulation of a game experience.

"They reported it just to be safe," Carpenter said.

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volsare1 writes:

well they should start doin it for gameday why not??

VAvolfanRON writes:

Oh, gosh, i can hear the interlopers now!!!

lol

RoyaltyVol writes:

How stupid! Who cares if they used smoked machines. I can just hear a high rated recruit saying "Well, it was a tough decision, but in the end it was Tennessee's smoke machines that made me pick UT" Give me a break!

UT4ME writes:

WTF? Recruiting geniuses should know the letter of the law...just disappointing, IMO

utfpmd writes:

At least it wasn't marijuana smoke!

UT4ME writes:

For those in the know..."secondary violation" means what, exactly? In terms of potential penalties...?

Slycer writes:

How is this a big deal exactly??

MrBamSeydu writes:

lol Oh my GOD! That isn't a freakin violation! Come on! SMOKE!?!?!?

memphis_vol_fan writes:

What the he11.
How are smoke machines considered simulating a game experience?

(BTW, imagine smoke machines going off at the opening of the T. That would be SWEEEET!!)

jcherrie#219531 (Inactive) writes:

This should not be considered a violation. It was not an accurate simulation of the game day experience for the 2008 season.

An accurate simulation would include boos, groans, an occasion "Oh $hit" and chants of "Crompton Su-cks, Crompton Su-cks".

However, we might be violating NCAA rules by taking recruits into a stadium full of empty seats.

I do have faith that the current staff and recruits will change that experience.

givehim6 writes:

Wow, are we gitting picky or what?

sadsack81 writes:

These kids egos are huge! I think its a great idea. How could they not be impressed walking into a 107,000 seat arena with PA systems blaring.

TommyJack writes:

There it is. The dealth penalty. Givemeafrikkenbreak.

carolinahurricanevol writes:

c'mon peeps...........smoke effects in the tunnel? these are experienced coaches with knowledge of ncaa rules and regulations. don't overreact or let the lopers get you bent out of shape. relax. you know people will run with this, take a deep breath and relax. our program is in the hands of experienced coaches and recruiters. this is not a violation.

glemmons writes:

in response to jcherrie#219531:

This should not be considered a violation. It was not an accurate simulation of the game day experience for the 2008 season.

An accurate simulation would include boos, groans, an occasion "Oh $hit" and chants of "Crompton Su-cks, Crompton Su-cks".

However, we might be violating NCAA rules by taking recruits into a stadium full of empty seats.

I do have faith that the current staff and recruits will change that experience.

Now that was funny right there, I don't care who you are that was funny!!!!!!!!!

givehim6 writes:

Must have been Steve, Nick, or Uburn that told.

shoalcreekvol writes:

Speechless.

memphis_vol_fan writes:

in response to jcherrie#219531:

This should not be considered a violation. It was not an accurate simulation of the game day experience for the 2008 season.

An accurate simulation would include boos, groans, an occasion "Oh $hit" and chants of "Crompton Su-cks, Crompton Su-cks".

However, we might be violating NCAA rules by taking recruits into a stadium full of empty seats.

I do have faith that the current staff and recruits will change that experience.

LOL. The first 3 sentences should be our rebuttal if the NCAA does penalize us.

brush#220070 writes:

was the smoke orange?

TommyJack writes:

make that death penalty. Or dealth penalty. Or stelth dealth. lol

MattDillon writes:

Maybe it was ole' smokey dragging a crimson turd behind him

iwastherein98 writes:

I have a smoke machine in my room that I use to get hyped up during the offseasons.

I usually just chant game maxims and practice my flying karate kicks.

The_the writes:

too easy.

VolPatrick writes:

in response to marc_ash#231781:

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As long as none of them involve howling like Smokey again. That brought Bama fans from hundreds of miles, thinking it was a single ladies function.

RoyaltyVol writes:

in response to gatorzz:

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This is great news. But I haven't read that Pearl was at the top of the list, I don't believe he would take Bama job!

utkedu writes:

Secondary violations usually do not lead to penalties, especially when they are self reported and individual in nature. They would have been in more trouble had they put names on the jerseys or had fans/band in the stands, but no such efforts were made. Washington got in trouble for overdoing this game day experience a few years ago and I am sure UT and their coaches are well aware of where the line is.

I am just glad to see they are being extra careful. Who would think to self report smoke machines?

memphis_vol_fan writes:

in response to marc_ash#231781:

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lol. When you say "other in game extras", do you mean: no more bounce passes, no more Mustang package, and touchdowns galore.

TennesseeGirl1630 writes:

orange smoke? i like the sound of that...

RoyaltyVol writes:

*BREAKING NEWS* Tennessee could be guilty of infractions due to trying to simulate halftime bathroom breaks at Neyland for new recruits. Coaches left small empty liquor bottles in floor by toilets. Stay tuned!

carolinahurricanevol writes:

iwastherein98 writes:
I have a smoke machine in my room that I use to get hyped up during the offseasons.

I usually just chant game maxims and practice my flying karate kicks.

is that you napoleon dynomite? napoleon is a vol!!! why else would he have the orange swarm do!!!!!!!

TommyJack writes:

In an empty stadium?? Would be realistic for Vandy.

carolinahurricanevol writes:

good one tommyjack!...i'm rollin!

golfballs03 writes:

On no! Watch out....

StopSayingFirst writes:

Now there's a rule worth violating, simulated entrance WITH SMOKE. Oboywtfbbq.

murrayvol writes:

in response to RoyaltyVol:

How stupid! Who cares if they used smoked machines. I can just hear a high rated recruit saying "Well, it was a tough decision, but in the end it was Tennessee's smoke machines that made me pick UT" Give me a break!

Never underestimate the power of smoke. :)

Vol_in_Mich writes:

Oh Gosh, Oh Darn, Oh Me, Oh My, Oh ..... who gives a flying eff.
Fire every darn one of them.

Really, even if it is a "self reported secondary violation" (which I doubt) it ain't no big deal.
I'm sure the usual suspects will have fun with this thread though. Have fun with the antelopers. Bye!

Go VOLS!!!

PennVol writes:

I hope no recruit fumbled in the end zone. That would definitely simulate the Auburn game.

carolinahurricanevol writes:

some of you posters got it goin on!!!!........pennvol, CLASSIC!...........lmao!!!!!

MattDillon writes:

After the "smoke" clears we'll have a top 10 recruiting class.Gonna be good to hear "IT'S FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE"

givehim6 writes:

in response to gatorzz:

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It was a joke dude. chill.

murrayvol writes:

in response to TommyJack:

In an empty stadium?? Would be realistic for Vandy.

It's different now TJ. They've gone bowling.

MattDillon writes:

in response to gatorzz:

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Yeah,"red" worms.Nuk,nuk,nuk

SignalMtnVol writes:

Washington just did the same thing. What a crock o' phooey! This is the most stupid violation on the books.

CHS52VOL writes:

Rather than the NCAA, shouldn't we report this to the Environmental Protection Agency? Thought Neyland Stadium was a "No Smoking" area. A bit of overreaction, maybe?

99gator writes:

beyond minor

notoriousBIGorange writes:

Better for them to see smoke on the field than in the back seat of their player/host's car!!

99gator writes:

beyond minor......

that is extremely, ridiculously minor

DennisVols writes:

The Surgeon General Has Reported that Smoking has caused Cancer in Lab Rats.

senracjr writes:

BREAKING NEWS....Vol recruits being penalized by NCAA for dropping Gators during visit to Rest rooms.....more details at 11:00 pm.

SignalMtnVol writes:

Maybe it's a USC thing? lol Sarkisian did the same thing

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/st...

Agreed with the poster who said that the ace recruiters we have should have known better, though.

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