Adams: Spread just latest test for Monte Kiffin

Monte Kiffin was watching video of prospective recruits this winter when he got an inkling of what he was up against as a college defensive coordinator. The more he watched, the better he understood why spread-option offenses have become so threatening to college defenses.

It's not just the option. It's the overhead support as well.

"I could not believe it till I started watching all the tape," said the longtime NFL defensive coordinator, who will command Tennessee's defense this fall. "The high school coaches have progressed so much in the passing game."

Kiffin noticed more than the sophisticated passing attacks in the high school videos. The proliferation of the zone-read option also got his attention. And why wouldn't it? It brought back memories of an old offensive nemesis. Long before the spread option was tormenting defensive coordinators, the wishbone was posing serious problems for college defenses.

When Kiffin called the defensive signals for the Nebraska defense in the early 1970s, Oklahoma's wishbone was his greatest challenge. He confronted that option attack at its peak when quarterback Jack Mildren was pitching and running back Greg Pruitt was catching; when your average college defense didn't have a clue how to slow it down.

Defenses are still chasing the spread option in college football. That's Kiffin's new challenge. His first test will come Sept. 19 in The Swamp when UT takes on the Florida Gators, who return seven offensive starters from a team that averaged 43.6 points per game on the way to the 2008 national championship.

Kiffin's wasn't so immersed in the NFL at Tampa Bay that he was oblivious to what was going on farther up I-75 in Gainesville. He knows about the Gators.

"I went to pro day at Florida a year ago," said Kiffin, who ran Tampa Bay's defense before joining his son, Lane, at UT. "I can tell you there were a lot of players who worked out. But the most impressive players were the younger underclassmen who weren't working out."

Those younger players, including Heisman Trophy quarterback Tim Tebow, are now the veterans on a team primed for a run at back-to-back national championships. An offensive system, which incorporates wishbone as well as single-wing principles, has showcased that talent.

And it presents a similar problem to what Kiffin faced in his early battles with the wishbone.

"We had five days to get ready for Oklahoma's option," Kiffin said of the 1971 game, which Nebraska won 35-31 en route to a national title. "We could not simulate their speed."

And he knows enough about the Gators to surmise, "It's difficult to simulate the speed of Florida in practice."

Of course, there's more to it than sheer speed. That's where Kiffin comes in. He has spent 40 years matching wits with offensive coordinators, with most of those chess matches occurring at NFL venues.

"You've always got new things in the pros," Kiffin said. "The coaches are all working in the 'laboratory.' They don't have to recruit."

No one was more comfortable in an NFL laboratory than Kiffin, whose reputation as a defensive guru was established years ago. That's one reason for UT fans to look forward to the Florida game.

Sure, the Gators should be a heavy favorite. But Kiffin will have a summer in the lab.

Maybe he can slow them down.

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

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hotrodvol writes:

I think CMK really likes these challenges, if any defensive coordinator can put his players in the right positions it will be Monte. We are blessed to have CMK working on this new fad of an offense.

BigVolFaninSC writes:

"Maybe he can slow them down."...I don't think "he" will be on the field. But the players will and they better be ready for the speed! We need the offense to control the clock by running the ball well and scoring. Keep it close and give 'em a chance to pull an early season upset! With the lack of depth in the DL it will be very important to have a good run game. Gotta keep 'em fresh for the 4th quarter! GO VOLS!!!

vut56#231073 writes:

Okay:

I read this; it is late at night, but I read it carefully. What did I learn?

Perhaps JA wrote it earlier and it was late for him, also.

His point? We knew years ago Florida is ALWAYS a worthy opponent. We hope Kiffin is a good coach.

What did JA add to the known? I will let two hundred other posters fill me in.

sameolvolalum writes:

Isn't it humorous that the Gator interlopers keep insisting FU will hang 50 or 60 on Monte's defense this coming September? There's talent aplenty (and don't be fooled) for Monte to work with to mess up Urbie's schemes. All the antivols have placed UT's hopes squarely on Lane's shoulders. Has CLK not assembled the most impressive group of assistant coaches ever? C'mon. This is a team concept and there's no better team of leaders. Name a better staff as a group. Lopers. List a collectively more impressive group. Give me names and credentials. As I stated the last two days, the spread's headed to the same dead-end as the wishbone. Maybe JA read my blogs. The spread is dead and Monte is hammering in the final nail. 'Can't wait 'til "It's football time in Tennessee!"

fpcoach writes:

10:30 on saturday night and tebowpantiesz5 anxiously awaits the next article on govols so he can once again show the vol nation what a pathetic loser he/she is. You probably have a few minutes before the next story so take your centerfold of your crybaby coach and do what you do best.

tennezz writes:

Every one, Put on your waders on, The bull s--t is getting deep from gatorz and dc!!!

Runningangry writes:

in response to DCflorida1:

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Lets stake some money on it then you gutless wonder. You posted FL will put 60 on us. I'll take the under for $100. Deal?

txvolsfan writes:

in response to gatorz5:

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Yea, Monty will positively shut your arses down!!!

txvolsfan writes:

in response to gatorz5:

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Gator, You ever google all time winningst football programs? I guess there is a typo because I can't find Gators in any top 25?
I didn't realize you guys were such an infant program!!! You talk all this smack and you have no HISTORY!!!
You guys should build a statue of Spurrier, because with out him you guys ain't JACK!!!

txvolsfan writes:

in response to DCflorida1:

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Wrong you idiot!!!
Man I told Gator, you guys have no history your not even in the top 25 in all time wins!!! You should put that Spurrier statue up soon before Cryer departs for South Bend and you go back to the bottom dwellers you have always been!!!
Monty will shut Cryer down and finally SHUT YOUR BIG PIE HOLE UP!!!

txvolsfan writes:

He had only 5 days to get ready for OU and he beat them!!!
Just imagine what he can do with a spring, summer and fall to get ready for the Gators!!! Those guys may end up with negative numbers!!!
UT 35 Gators -4

I'm ready to suit up now and play for Monty!!!
The new name for the the stadium

NEYLAND RED BULL STADIUM

txvolsfan writes:

DON'T ALL NFL TEAMS SELL THE NAMING RIGHTS TO THEIR STADIUM

Go Vols, Skin the Gators right out of their T-Blows panties

99gator writes:

in response to sameolvolalum:

Isn't it humorous that the Gator interlopers keep insisting FU will hang 50 or 60 on Monte's defense this coming September? There's talent aplenty (and don't be fooled) for Monte to work with to mess up Urbie's schemes. All the antivols have placed UT's hopes squarely on Lane's shoulders. Has CLK not assembled the most impressive group of assistant coaches ever? C'mon. This is a team concept and there's no better team of leaders. Name a better staff as a group. Lopers. List a collectively more impressive group. Give me names and credentials. As I stated the last two days, the spread's headed to the same dead-end as the wishbone. Maybe JA read my blogs. The spread is dead and Monte is hammering in the final nail. 'Can't wait 'til "It's football time in Tennessee!"

tell georgia, florida state and miami that the wishbone is dead.

all of them lost to georgia tech.

georgia and miami gave up over 400 yards rushing to the dead wishbone.

if you have the talent and coach it well, any system will work at the college level.

kman29 writes:

in response to sameolvolalum:

Isn't it humorous that the Gator interlopers keep insisting FU will hang 50 or 60 on Monte's defense this coming September? There's talent aplenty (and don't be fooled) for Monte to work with to mess up Urbie's schemes. All the antivols have placed UT's hopes squarely on Lane's shoulders. Has CLK not assembled the most impressive group of assistant coaches ever? C'mon. This is a team concept and there's no better team of leaders. Name a better staff as a group. Lopers. List a collectively more impressive group. Give me names and credentials. As I stated the last two days, the spread's headed to the same dead-end as the wishbone. Maybe JA read my blogs. The spread is dead and Monte is hammering in the final nail. 'Can't wait 'til "It's football time in Tennessee!"

assembled the most impressive group of assistant coaches ever??? OH come on! Give me a freakin break! These guys have not coached one game toghether yet. Additionally your going to sit there and tell me that outside of Orgeron and Kiffin that you knew who the rest of the guys were before they came to Tennessee?

I'm not saying it isn't a good staff. But to state that a staff whose offensive cordinator was a TE coach for a losing NFL team a year ago is part of the most impressive staff in the history of staffs is quite hilarious. Someone is drinking a little too much of the orange kool aide.

99gator writes:

in response to supersmo18:

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yeah, my comment about georgia tech and the wishbone was unrelated to this whole florida-tennessee thing.

their is no magic secret with regard to a system.

i don't think anyone is confused or bewildered by florida's spread.

i just think when you've got tim tebow at qb, percy harvin, jeff demps, chris rainey, a good offensive line and other very good skill players as well......defenses are going to have trouble.

auburn ran the spread last season and had trouble getting first downs.

you want to stop any offense, you can't have the wool pulled over your eyes by the flashy players.

you beat them up front. it's that simple.

it was true with spurrier's fun and gun, florida's spread, the wieshbone, the pro style offense, and whatever offense tennessee was running last season.

what the skill players do is make the most of the time and space they are given with the football.

one running back would get 6 yards with a certain size whole, another might take it to the house with the same hole.

winning the battle up front is more important with the florida's of the world because of how dangerous they can be with time and space.

but, regardless, you win up front

kman29 writes:

in response to tweetdriver63#346474:

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Your kidding me right? You really think that Tampa Bay was the only team in the history of football past or present that ran cover 2? Sorry but there are plenty of college football teams, including Florida who either run a full version of cover 2 or have packages of it. There is no secret scheme to it. Your two safties play back, your corners play close and physical and your LBs better be athletic. Now will there be some added packages for UF? Im sure, but thats no different than anyone else any other week. Chavis, who despite what some Vol fans might say, was a very good D cordinator. And every year he had all year to prepare too and every year he would add extra wrinkles and so far every year same results. Some how I seriously doubt that because the GREAT MONTE KIFFIN is now at Tennessee that he is the all mighty cordinator who will discover the secret to the spread and kill it. lol!

By the way....maybe Tennessee should focus more on UCLA first instead of preparing for Florida all summer...just a thought.

FIELDGOALTN writes:

Given the huge advantage in talent the Gators offense has over Tennessee's defense, if Monte Kiffin can slow them down, he may be the best at any level. I'm more concerned with how long our D will be on the field due to a Crompton led offense and how little depth we have on the line and at linebacker.

kman29 writes:

in response to txvolsfan:

Wrong you idiot!!!
Man I told Gator, you guys have no history your not even in the top 25 in all time wins!!! You should put that Spurrier statue up soon before Cryer departs for South Bend and you go back to the bottom dwellers you have always been!!!
Monty will shut Cryer down and finally SHUT YOUR BIG PIE HOLE UP!!!

wow! so much anger in that post. Never knew that what Florida did back in the 40s had effect on this season, but thanks for that. Oh yeah as for history:

Florida:

Consensus National Titles: 3
First in SEC: 11
SEC East titles: 9
Heisman Winners: 3

Tennessee:

Consensus National Titles: 2
First in SEC: 11
SEC East Titles: 5
Heisman Winners: 0

wow! That no history Florida school hasn't done too much huh? Oh! and before commenting on the "first in the sec" part. Remember Florida finished ahead of tennessee in 84, 85 and 90. But if you want to argue over that, I'll give you all that one. So at least UT can claim something championship wise over UF. Other than that, NCs, divison titles, heismans...UF all has a lead over UT on. Amazing for a no history school.

easymoney writes:

in response to DCflorida1:

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Enjoy the "RIDE", as I stated in the past, it will not last forever. You can count on it.

give_him_6 writes:

Hmmmm, I wonder what will happen after the "Savior of South Bend" is fired this year and the "New" savior is hired away from Florida. Things that make you go ...Hmmmmmm

kman29 writes:

in response to easymoney:

Enjoy the "RIDE", as I stated in the past, it will not last forever. You can count on it.

sorry, not really concerned at this point what happens 10 years from now. Only looking at the present and a Florida program who has the top program in the country right now that is looking to be the first school since 1995 to repeat titles and first since 97 to win 3 of 4 titles.

kman29 writes:

in response to give_him_6:

Hmmmm, I wonder what will happen after the "Savior of South Bend" is fired this year and the "New" savior is hired away from Florida. Things that make you go ...Hmmmmmm

And that would effect the 2009 season for Florida how?

ctownvol writes:

in response to gatorz5:

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Gatorz5? That's ridiculous. How many times are you going to get run off only to come back and spew more useless drivel? Let it go lady. You're making an even bigger fool of yourself.

ctownvol writes:

in response to kman29:

Your kidding me right? You really think that Tampa Bay was the only team in the history of football past or present that ran cover 2? Sorry but there are plenty of college football teams, including Florida who either run a full version of cover 2 or have packages of it. There is no secret scheme to it. Your two safties play back, your corners play close and physical and your LBs better be athletic. Now will there be some added packages for UF? Im sure, but thats no different than anyone else any other week. Chavis, who despite what some Vol fans might say, was a very good D cordinator. And every year he had all year to prepare too and every year he would add extra wrinkles and so far every year same results. Some how I seriously doubt that because the GREAT MONTE KIFFIN is now at Tennessee that he is the all mighty cordinator who will discover the secret to the spread and kill it. lol!

By the way....maybe Tennessee should focus more on UCLA first instead of preparing for Florida all summer...just a thought.

Are you REALLY this stupid?

sameolvolalum writes:

So you're sayin' that many eyes down in Gainesville won't be watching ND's scores---game for game for game---wondering when Weis will get the axe and enduring comments on Urbie's dream job? That's a distraction. According to most of the sports sites, most writers acknowledge the competency level and experience of CLK's coaching staff. The new players and recruits constantly comment on how well they relate to the players and how they have it together. Beyond Monte and Coach O, Creg, Chaney, Thompson and the new strength coach are considered to be enormous improvements over their predecessors. What is YOUR resume that makes you such the expert?

txvolsfan writes:

in response to kman29:

wow! so much anger in that post. Never knew that what Florida did back in the 40s had effect on this season, but thanks for that. Oh yeah as for history:

Florida:

Consensus National Titles: 3
First in SEC: 11
SEC East titles: 9
Heisman Winners: 3

Tennessee:

Consensus National Titles: 2
First in SEC: 11
SEC East Titles: 5
Heisman Winners: 0

wow! That no history Florida school hasn't done too much huh? Oh! and before commenting on the "first in the sec" part. Remember Florida finished ahead of tennessee in 84, 85 and 90. But if you want to argue over that, I'll give you all that one. So at least UT can claim something championship wise over UF. Other than that, NCs, divison titles, heismans...UF all has a lead over UT on. Amazing for a no history school.

No anger, just don't care for stupidity!!! I would say act like you been there but of course history shows you haven't been there enough!!!
JUST REMEMBER: History repeats itself

kman29 writes:

in response to ctownvol:

Are you REALLY this stupid?

You mean stupid like in declaring that a staff that has not yet coached a game together is the greatest staff of all time? Or that schools in the SEC have never gone against cover 2 defenses? Uh no! Im not that stupid. Thanks for asking though!

txvolsfan writes:

in response to kman29:

sorry, not really concerned at this point what happens 10 years from now. Only looking at the present and a Florida program who has the top program in the country right now that is looking to be the first school since 1995 to repeat titles and first since 97 to win 3 of 4 titles.

That makes our point gayman, we are UT fans for life. We do care what happens in the past, today, tomorrow, 10 yrs and beyond for that matter. Most Fl. fans are just jumping on the recent success and will jump back off when it's over!!! Fair weather fans really make me sick and should stay out of college ball!!!

rudy123 writes:

in response to DCflorida1:

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Florida will score 60 on us
on 9/19!!!! Urban Crier has
had his feelings hurt and he
will want to score soon and often.
We have a poor passing game
with Crompton as the starter.
When Florida scores quickly,
we will have to use our running game to score. We won't be able to keep up with them.
At some point, in the 4th quarter, our defense will be tired and Urban Liar will take advantage of that and
run the score up.
However; as Urban see's U.T. becoming the "Beast in the East" he will leave to another college, such as Notre Dame.
Trust me, Urban doesn't want to play U.T. in 2011 and
there after. U.T. will pass Florida starting in 2011. I don't expect him to be around
for those ARSE whippings Florida will get in the next few years.
Florida, I hear the clock
a tick tocking!!!

kman29 writes:

in response to txvolsfan:

No anger, just don't care for stupidity!!! I would say act like you been there but of course history shows you haven't been there enough!!!
JUST REMEMBER: History repeats itself

Haven't been there enough? Yeah just enough to have more national titles and play in more national title games than Tennessee. This "haven't been there" or "have no history" junk is so ridiculous. Florida has had a dominant last 20 years. And in those 20 years have ackomplished as much if not more than any SEC school with exception to Alabama. Yet because Florida didn't do that in 1940 its irrelevant. Florida has 8 SEC titles in the last 17 years. In comparison Tennessee has to go back 53 years to count its last 8 SEC titles. That makes UT greater with better history? LOL!

ctownvol writes:

in response to kman29:

You mean stupid like in declaring that a staff that has not yet coached a game together is the greatest staff of all time? Or that schools in the SEC have never gone against cover 2 defenses? Uh no! Im not that stupid. Thanks for asking though!

You're welcome, but I'm still pretty sure you are, indeed, just that stupid.

txvolsfan writes:

99 seems to get college football and most of the time has well thought out post and that's OK. BUT, to come on another teams site just to run your pie hole with worthless and meaningless phooey is just stupid. If you don't know what your talking about then you should not talk!!!

ctownvol writes:

in response to kman29:

Haven't been there enough? Yeah just enough to have more national titles and play in more national title games than Tennessee. This "haven't been there" or "have no history" junk is so ridiculous. Florida has had a dominant last 20 years. And in those 20 years have ackomplished as much if not more than any SEC school with exception to Alabama. Yet because Florida didn't do that in 1940 its irrelevant. Florida has 8 SEC titles in the last 17 years. In comparison Tennessee has to go back 53 years to count its last 8 SEC titles. That makes UT greater with better history? LOL!

Maybe so kman, but most of us can spell accomplished. There you go proving my kman is stupid theory. Thanks for playing.

dvhill100 writes:

One reason the GT wishbone works so well is it hasn't been used much and so teams don't see it enough to really get a feel for the speed and misdirection. While it seems every few years there is the offensive flavor of the year, i.e., the option, wishbone, pro set, veer, power I, etc., it is less the scheme than the athletes.

Right now, UF has better athletes than TN does top to bottom. Just a fact of life. While we will eventually get back to the BCS talent level, it will be painful for the next couple of years. A well coached scheme can make up for some shortcomings, but the athletes in the end will be the difference makers 90% of the time.

OBTW, the Nebraska-Oklahoma 1971 game was probably one of the greatest games I ever watched.

kman29 writes:

in response to sameolvolalum:

So you're sayin' that many eyes down in Gainesville won't be watching ND's scores---game for game for game---wondering when Weis will get the axe and enduring comments on Urbie's dream job? That's a distraction. According to most of the sports sites, most writers acknowledge the competency level and experience of CLK's coaching staff. The new players and recruits constantly comment on how well they relate to the players and how they have it together. Beyond Monte and Coach O, Creg, Chaney, Thompson and the new strength coach are considered to be enormous improvements over their predecessors. What is YOUR resume that makes you such the expert?

Nobody said they were not a potentially good staff, but for morons to label that staff the greatest ever put together before even taking the field is ridiculous. And to be honest with you, I would still take these following staffs before UTs..

USC
Oklahoma
Alabama
Florida
LSU
North Carolina
Texas
Wake Forest
Georgia Tech

Again, doesn't mean that Tennessee isnt a good staff, but just because it is full of guys who were from the NFL, doesn't make it great. Just check out Notre Dame currently or Nebraska under Bill Calahan for references to that.

kman29 writes:

in response to ctownvol:

Maybe so kman, but most of us can spell accomplished. There you go proving my kman is stupid theory. Thanks for playing.

oh lord! I hit the k by accident. Please help me! Any other grammar corrections you would like to add professor? Sorry but Im here to talk football, not attend english class. Thanks for your help in that though!

kman29 writes:

in response to ctownvol:

You're welcome, but I'm still pretty sure you are, indeed, just that stupid.

Do you have anything of substance to add, or just attempted personal attacks?

ctownvol writes:

You hit the k by accident when you should've hit another c? The k is not very close to the c. I think you're just a moron. Either that or you're typing while wearing boxing gloves. And you're very welcome. Somebody sure needs to help you. Idiot.

Urbiewerecomingtogetyou writes:

It took 36 min. for a Gator to post on this article. It's almost sad to see the good ship lolli pop sink. ROTFL!!!

ctownvol writes:

in response to kman29:

Do you have anything of substance to add, or just attempted personal attacks?

Do you have any common sense or are you just blindly bumping your way through life? I'm betting on the blindly bumping. Look Nancy. You come here spewing useless drivel and then you get offended when someone has a cross word for you? You are a lot like that classless coach of yours. Stupid and thin-skinned.

back2backchamps writes:

in response to give_him_6:

Hmmmm, I wonder what will happen after the "Savior of South Bend" is fired this year and the "New" savior is hired away from Florida. Things that make you go ...Hmmmmmm

What will happen after Meyer decides it is time to move on, and it wont be after next season, is UF will hire a young energetic PROVEN head coach away from another school. That model has proven to be highly successful (Meyer, Faehn, O'Sullivan, Walton, Etc...).

As John Adams tried to tell you Vol fans in an article recently, UF is the school that UT is trying to model themselves after. Just this weekend UF clinched their 19TH SEC ALL-SPORTS TITLE in the last 22 years. Good luck trying to catch up!!

Not bad for a school with "no history".

kman29 writes:

in response to biggestutfan:

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No, sorry but championships are what schools are measured by at this point. History is only brought up by those who live in the past and wish for the glory days while their current program struggles. If history meant everything then Ivy League schools would be the top focus of the country on an anual basis.

As for the reference to the Rose Bowl...again, how many of us actually watch that bowl game all the way through unless its a national championship game? We have been taught to believe its the greatest bowl game of all because Pac 10 and Big 10 people want to drive that into everyones head. It wouldnt matter how many years existance it has had.

ctownvol writes:

All those accolades and y'all are still a bunch of classless idiots. Congratulations.

kman29 writes:

in response to ctownvol:

Do you have any common sense or are you just blindly bumping your way through life? I'm betting on the blindly bumping. Look Nancy. You come here spewing useless drivel and then you get offended when someone has a cross word for you? You are a lot like that classless coach of yours. Stupid and thin-skinned.

LOL! your still talking?

ctownvol writes:

in response to kman29:

No, sorry but championships are what schools are measured by at this point. History is only brought up by those who live in the past and wish for the glory days while their current program struggles. If history meant everything then Ivy League schools would be the top focus of the country on an anual basis.

As for the reference to the Rose Bowl...again, how many of us actually watch that bowl game all the way through unless its a national championship game? We have been taught to believe its the greatest bowl game of all because Pac 10 and Big 10 people want to drive that into everyones head. It wouldnt matter how many years existance it has had.

Point proven again kman. You are too easy. Your fingers start typing and ignorance just flows.

ctownvol writes:

in response to kman29:

LOL! your still talking?

Hey moron. It's you're still talking. Not your. Seriously. How stupid are you? Clinically retarded?

kman29 writes:

in response to ctownvol:

Hey moron. It's you're still talking. Not your. Seriously. How stupid are you? Clinically retarded?

such anger issues and outrage you seem to have toward grammar. Being on this board might not be very healthy for you. Were you yelled at a lot by your dad while watch the Magic School Bus or Conjuction Junction? It's alright man! Just take a deep breath and count to 10. It will be alright!

back2backchamps writes:

in response to ctownvol:

All those accolades and y'all are still a bunch of classless idiots. Congratulations.

ctown,
You are old enough to know better than to "bunch" everyone into one group. UF has their share of classless fans, but do you really think all Vol fans are classy? I attended my first game at Neyland stadium in 1985 and my wife and I were treated great by all fans that we encountered all weekend. I also attended the game there in '98 and have never heard so many foul-mouthed people at one location. A lot of years of frustration were obviously let out that day with an OT win.
If you think all UT fans are classy, try counting the posts using Alabummer, Mempuss, Kensucky, Gators, etc.. in one day on here. It seems as if UT has a LOT of schools that they think are "classless". Might want to look in a mirror one day.

Go Gators!!!

Urbiewerecomingtogetyou writes:

What's funny is all the gaytaters coming over here trying their best to prove to UT fans that this coaching staff will fail before they even play a game. Well, just you being here proves two things. #1 You don't even believe the drivel that you're typing. #2 You know what we know and that's...the gayter intimidation factor is GONE and the domination is close behind. Your so blinded trying your best to hold on that you don't even see that we're laughing at you just being here. LOL!! PLEASE STAY you guys are a hoot!!!

ctownvol writes:

in response to back2backchamps:

ctown,
You are old enough to know better than to "bunch" everyone into one group. UF has their share of classless fans, but do you really think all Vol fans are classy? I attended my first game at Neyland stadium in 1985 and my wife and I were treated great by all fans that we encountered all weekend. I also attended the game there in '98 and have never heard so many foul-mouthed people at one location. A lot of years of frustration were obviously let out that day with an OT win.
If you think all UT fans are classy, try counting the posts using Alabummer, Mempuss, Kensucky, Gators, etc.. in one day on here. It seems as if UT has a LOT of schools that they think are "classless". Might want to look in a mirror one day.

Go Gators!!!

You are correct. Every school has it's share. Maybe I shouldn't "bunch" all UF fans. I'm just amazed at this kman character. You as a Gator fan should be ashamed of that lady.

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