5 Big Things: To Beat Georgia

1. It’s Time: That’s been the promotional slogan of the Lane Kiffin Era. Yes, on Oct. 10, it’s really time. It’s time to win an SEC game. It’s time to beat a BCS opponent.

2. Stop the Drops: The last thing the Vols’ struggling passing attack needs is an epidemic of anvil-hands from Jonathan Crompton’s intended targets. See the ball. Be the ball. Catch the ball.

3. The Joy of Sacks : The most recent quarterback UT sacked was Tim Tebow in the fourth quarter in The Swamp. Ohio and Auburn combined to launch 87 passes in Neyland Stadium without interference. The Vols need to put some grass stains on Joe Cox’s shiny white jersey.

4. No. 8 in Your Program: That would be Crompton for UT and receiver A.J. Green for Georgia. Green may be the best offensive player in the SEC this side of Tebow. If Green goes wild and Crompton struggles, it’s probably a long day for the Vols.

5. Cover the Fullback: Those who ignore the past, it is said, are doomed to repeat it. If, per chance, Tennessee gets a go-ahead score in the final minute today the Vols should not squib kick. And if, per chance, Georgia gets near the goal line with seconds to spare, don’t let fullback Shaun Chapas go uncovered in the end zone. That sequence from 2001 launched rookie head coach Mark Richt to a three-game winning streak in Neyland Stadium.

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volfan1971 writes:

Crompton needs all the help he can get!

bUTchVFL writes:

These games are winnable, we just have to execute. Let the rains pour and lets give the plenty of doses of Hardesty and Brown. Go Vols!

Long_Time_Vols_Fan writes:

Here's my five
1. Offense have confidence in what you can do...we're seen it in the last qtr against Auburn.. now just play like we know and have seen you can.
2. Defense..Hit the QB, the WR's and RB's hard everytime they touch the ball. Generate that turnover if possible, but stop the DAWGs on 3 and anything.
3. Special Teams... stop the run back, block a kick, or get a good run back for UT.
4. Coaches...play "your" game, don't listen or worry about the 100K armchair Coaches in the stands, on line and in the media.
5. Fans....support your team on every play even if they do screw some of them up. Make every player on the team know that we are behind them 100% no matter what...

Volunatic writes:

I did not need to be reminded about the '01 game.
The idiocy of the "feared mustang" package overshadowed one of the greatest offensive performances ever by a Tennessee player-- Travis Stephens got over 250 all-purpose yards.

corrinebrown writes:

1.Go for 2pt conversions "during the game"not after
2.Tell JC its a night game
3.Block?
4.Tackle?
5.Play"go fish"with CMR and ask him if he has any"8"

bretonbound writes:

PREDICTION: DAWGS gonna chew up some mangy ol hound...

Elkabong1940 writes:

They left out "Replace Crompton"!

VolGraduate writes:

in response to bretonbound:

PREDICTION: DAWGS gonna chew up some mangy ol hound...

i feel sorry for people who have to be near you. that is some really really bad country talk

newtonrail writes:

in response to Elkabong1940:

They left out "Replace Crompton"!

If I escape this flu from grandchildren overnight, I will be in my seats, by myself, in the Rainstorm. If Kiffin wants to win, he will hand the ball to Hardesty over and over again. EB will catch a couple of Cox's wet tipped passes. Lanes Loser: Georgia by 10. Martinez has no clue.

murrayvol writes:

in response to VolGraduate:

i feel sorry for people who have to be near you. that is some really really bad country talk

That's not country talk. That's crazy talk.

volatil writes:

in response to bretonbound:

PREDICTION: DAWGS gonna chew up some mangy ol hound...

Prediction: You will spend your paycheck from the gas station on beer by 4 pm. You will sit in your empty trailer and eat spam, alone.

SmokeyHound writes:

in response to Long_Time_Vols_Fan:

Here's my five
1. Offense have confidence in what you can do...we're seen it in the last qtr against Auburn.. now just play like we know and have seen you can.
2. Defense..Hit the QB, the WR's and RB's hard everytime they touch the ball. Generate that turnover if possible, but stop the DAWGs on 3 and anything.
3. Special Teams... stop the run back, block a kick, or get a good run back for UT.
4. Coaches...play "your" game, don't listen or worry about the 100K armchair Coaches in the stands, on line and in the media.
5. Fans....support your team on every play even if they do screw some of them up. Make every player on the team know that we are behind them 100% no matter what...

basically, do everything good

Long_Time_Vols_Fan writes:

in response to SmokeyHound:

basically, do everything good

Acutally just asking for the Basics, don't think they have to be good, just average and they can win....

OrangePride writes:

THREE THINGS TO BEAT GEORGIA:
(1) Limit their #8 by establishing good drives that control the clock and keep him on the sidelines.
(2) Keep the pressure on Cox so that he does not have the time to look for 2nd and 3rd receiving targets. Sacks would be good, but pressure is essential.
(3) Play field position with the kicking game and force them to start deep in their end for as much of the day as possible. This game may well come down to a field goal!
(4) GO VOLS!

OrangePride writes:

in response to DaMan:

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Oh really? Well, we will see, but at the end of the day when you are proved wrong, I hope you will have the decency to correct your handle to the more appropriate, "Duh-Idiot."

lebvol writes:

in response to DaMan:

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Another idiotic post from.....well....an idiot! Do everyone a favor and go away!!!!!!!!!

dma38256#264746 writes:

in response to portlandTENNESSEEfan:

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If you're going to reek negativity in everything you post, the least you could do is use the right word.

VolinCalif writes:

in response to volatil:

Prediction: You will spend your paycheck from the gas station on beer by 4 pm. You will sit in your empty trailer and eat spam, alone.

He can't afford spam. He'll just have to sub. with a can of Dawg food.

OrangePride writes:

in response to SmokeyHound:

basically, do everything good

I like it. That would work. :)

69vol08 writes:

in response to Long_Time_Vols_Fan:

Here's my five
1. Offense have confidence in what you can do...we're seen it in the last qtr against Auburn.. now just play like we know and have seen you can.
2. Defense..Hit the QB, the WR's and RB's hard everytime they touch the ball. Generate that turnover if possible, but stop the DAWGs on 3 and anything.
3. Special Teams... stop the run back, block a kick, or get a good run back for UT.
4. Coaches...play "your" game, don't listen or worry about the 100K armchair Coaches in the stands, on line and in the media.
5. Fans....support your team on every play even if they do screw some of them up. Make every player on the team know that we are behind them 100% no matter what...

Nice post!

sunshine55 writes:

Top 5 Ways For Tennessee To Beat Georgia:
1. Hire substitutes for the Vols and let the team go to the movies instead
2. Pay off the driver of the Georgia team bus to take them to Dollywood instead of the stadium
3. Rewire the scoreboard before the game
4. Serve the Dawgs a pre-game meal of doughnuts and kweebles
5. Give Crompton incorrect directions to the stadium, or as an alternative, steal his alarm clock

OrangeBlood84 writes:

in response to Long_Time_Vols_Fan:

Here's my five
1. Offense have confidence in what you can do...we're seen it in the last qtr against Auburn.. now just play like we know and have seen you can.
2. Defense..Hit the QB, the WR's and RB's hard everytime they touch the ball. Generate that turnover if possible, but stop the DAWGs on 3 and anything.
3. Special Teams... stop the run back, block a kick, or get a good run back for UT.
4. Coaches...play "your" game, don't listen or worry about the 100K armchair Coaches in the stands, on line and in the media.
5. Fans....support your team on every play even if they do screw some of them up. Make every player on the team know that we are behind them 100% no matter what...

Could'nt say it any better about the fans jobs

CoverOrange writes:

in response to DaMan:

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Second choice was Troy Calhoun who is 3-2 at USAF this year, losing to the Navy just last week. Hamilton took a gamble that will, at a minimum, take 4 years to play out. Take a vacation for the next three years if it bothers you that much. You ain't convincing nobody.

tractoronthepole writes:

Can't we get back to having an intelligent posting forum? We spend more time responding to idiots like DaMan who's only purpose is to get people excited because he has little man complex.

GO VOLS BEAT THE DOGS.

Wish I could see a replay of Peyton getting sacked, no he rolls out and releases just as he goes out of bounds and throws to the end zone "Give HIM SIX".

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

in response to Dead_Head_Vol:

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Iam smelling INT's too. Berry falls back in pass support and Dan Williams buries Cox

newtonrail writes:

in response to DaMan:

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Didn't want to see Majors fired. I have several letters he sent. Got Fulmer's signed pictures and football in office. Kiffin wasn't my first choice, but he's our coach. Unless you are Mrs. Fulmer or one of his children, you should be able to get over it and move on.. I'm a Tennessee fan, and will always see the glass half full.

mytrifecta writes:

Our defense will bring it tomorrow. And since there's absolutely no expectations for Crompton maybe he will have a break out game.

bamahater writes:

as long as we stay committed to running the ball we should have a great chance. If we get pass happy, it will be another long day. It also wouldn't hurt to actually stretch the field with a play action pass so the defense will have to play honest. no matter what,,, Go vols.

T4TN writes:

I have only 1 key for the Vols to win.
1. Make sure crompton stays at home.

Al_the_Dawg writes:

Three things I want to see tomorrow.

1. An injury free game for both teams.

2. The officials to be a non-factor in the game.

3. A Georgia victory so I can have some peace and quiet.

Being a Georgia fan living in Knoxville is not the easiest of things at times.

Go Dawgs!

xvolx writes:

1. hire a crowd that makes noise 2. let kiffin make another great speech. 3.get tenn. boosters to payoff ga. players. 4. quickkick on every 1st down. 5. Adam, who said to Eve.. What other woman?

thegreatpumpkin writes:

Why do people complain about the fans? If fans want to boo then that's their right. When people spend their money on a ticket there's going to be a certain level of expectation; if those expectations are not met a negative response should be expected. Now, if ticketholders have unreal expectations then that is one thing but if the minimums of college football talent are not met (Crompton) then an unwritten contract has been broken and thus the boos will rain. The crowd is given too much credit, the players should do what they are supposed to do no matter what activity is taking place in the stands. Fans have rights too, it's BS to tell them how to respond to what they are paying to see. Some people appear to either be too nice or to naive, both of which never result in success.

the10sevol writes:

1. outscore them
2. prevent them from outscoring us
3. score first, and hold the lead
4. don't let them score at all
5. all of the above

this sportswriting stuff is pretty easy, does it pay much?

GBO

the10sevol writes:

in response to Al_the_Dawg:

Three things I want to see tomorrow.

1. An injury free game for both teams.

2. The officials to be a non-factor in the game.

3. A Georgia victory so I can have some peace and quiet.

Being a Georgia fan living in Knoxville is not the easiest of things at times.

Go Dawgs!

feel your pain, al, i'm a Vol in central fla.

except for #3, i'm with ya.

GBO

the10sevol writes:

in response to thegreatpumpkin:

Why do people complain about the fans? If fans want to boo then that's their right. When people spend their money on a ticket there's going to be a certain level of expectation; if those expectations are not met a negative response should be expected. Now, if ticketholders have unreal expectations then that is one thing but if the minimums of college football talent are not met (Crompton) then an unwritten contract has been broken and thus the boos will rain. The crowd is given too much credit, the players should do what they are supposed to do no matter what activity is taking place in the stands. Fans have rights too, it's BS to tell them how to respond to what they are paying to see. Some people appear to either be too nice or to naive, both of which never result in success.

first word: sportsmanship

second word: class

these are your new maxims. look them up. learn them. embrace them. exhibit them.

General Neyland would appreciate it.

GBO

thegreatpumpkin writes:

in response to the10sevol:

first word: sportsmanship

second word: class

these are your new maxims. look them up. learn them. embrace them. exhibit them.

General Neyland would appreciate it.

GBO

I totally understand "class" and it is a wonderful yet dying attribute of society. However, sports and especially college football, have evolved. Expecting fans to be nice, friendly, polite, etc. while getting their rear ends kicked is unrealistic.

the10sevol writes:

just remember where you're watching the game, and if you feel comfortable booing Vol players at the place where Atkins, Majors, Kiner, Manning, Wilson, White, and "a host of Volunteers" gave their all for Tennessee, then follow your heart. i admit to being "old school". but come on, you're sitting comfortably in the stands, nobody's kicking your rear end. the kids on the field are the ones laying their rear ends on the line, and you think it's ok to boo them? sorry, i don't buy it.

if you want to boo, stay home and boo there. i don't think you "totally" understand class, and i don't have time to explain it to you on a message board.

learn from the brandon warren dismissal. you're not "entitled".

GBO

thegreatpumpkin writes:

in response to the10sevol:

just remember where you're watching the game, and if you feel comfortable booing Vol players at the place where Atkins, Majors, Kiner, Manning, Wilson, White, and "a host of Volunteers" gave their all for Tennessee, then follow your heart. i admit to being "old school". but come on, you're sitting comfortably in the stands, nobody's kicking your rear end. the kids on the field are the ones laying their rear ends on the line, and you think it's ok to boo them? sorry, i don't buy it.

if you want to boo, stay home and boo there. i don't think you "totally" understand class, and i don't have time to explain it to you on a message board.

learn from the brandon warren dismissal. you're not "entitled".

GBO

I don't appreciate being preached to or insulted and you're doing both. All I was originally trying to say is this: I am a season ticket holder and a realist. I never said that I "boo" every bad play but I will not say I never have had a negative reaction while at Neyland. I pay my yearly fee and expect the team to play hard and take pride that they are Vols. When others in the stands and myself see anything on the contrary, whatever reaction that ticketholder has, to me, is justifiable.

6MillionDollarPumpkin writes:

in response to DaMan:

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Mr Negative, Please go away. Move to Oakland and get a 2 bedroom, no 1 bedroom condo with Skeletor! Phil can sleep on the couch and cry his eyes out on his Huge Pillow!!

QB_10 (Inactive) writes:

A loss of less than 8 points is a Moral Victory

TommyJack writes:

in response to QB_10:

A loss of less than 8 points is a Moral Victory

Who told you to say that?

Bobby56 writes:

The best way to beat Georgia is to do some major replacements namely at QB. Then maybe they would start winning games that really counted.

GahLee writes:

UT wins this game.

UT-20 Georgia-14

Go Vols!!!

johnlg00 writes:

in response to portlandTENNESSEEfan:

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Maybe you are too young to remember one of the most gut-wrenching last-second losses in UT history. The final sequence in that game was described perfectly in the article, but you really had to see it to realize what a kick in the groin that play was. It is a memory that lives in infamy for most Vol fans.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to thegreatpumpkin:

Why do people complain about the fans? If fans want to boo then that's their right. When people spend their money on a ticket there's going to be a certain level of expectation; if those expectations are not met a negative response should be expected. Now, if ticketholders have unreal expectations then that is one thing but if the minimums of college football talent are not met (Crompton) then an unwritten contract has been broken and thus the boos will rain. The crowd is given too much credit, the players should do what they are supposed to do no matter what activity is taking place in the stands. Fans have rights too, it's BS to tell them how to respond to what they are paying to see. Some people appear to either be too nice or to naive, both of which never result in success.

Quite apart from the inalienable right of darned near anybody to make fools of themselves whenever they please, has it not occurred to all those fans with no impulse control that the gang of recruits we need to turn this situation around might not want to play for a bunch of fair-weather fans who do not support the team they claim to love? Recruits don't know what you feel in your hearts, they can only hear what you yell out loud. If our own fans audibly do not respect our coaches and players, why should prospects?

OrangeMagic writes:

in response to thegreatpumpkin:

I don't appreciate being preached to or insulted and you're doing both. All I was originally trying to say is this: I am a season ticket holder and a realist. I never said that I "boo" every bad play but I will not say I never have had a negative reaction while at Neyland. I pay my yearly fee and expect the team to play hard and take pride that they are Vols. When others in the stands and myself see anything on the contrary, whatever reaction that ticketholder has, to me, is justifiable.

10sevol told you exactly what you needed to hear; too bad you won't abide by it. Even sadder that you think paying for your ticket enables you to launch negativity and insults from wherever you sit. Hey, you're not the only one, there are plenty of idiots in the stands who feel the same as you do.

If you're a fan, support your team. Booing and supporting are mutually exclusive terms and do not occur together. We got the coaching change we needed and it's going to take longer than 1-2 years to turn it around.

OrangeMagic writes:

in response to jcvet:

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Logic just completely escapes you doesn't it? Nothing in your statement is accurate. Horses are not beaten after they decompose and there is no unity among players or fans that Crompton should be benched. Do you think Kiffin is playing Crompton because he doesn't want to win? No, don't answer that, it would imply that your opinion mattered :)

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