UT coaches will be featured on 2010 football season's home-game tickets

Derek Dooley is joining six of his predecessors on University of Tennessee home football tickets this fall.

Don't look for his most recent predecessor on a ticket, though.

UT's seven home games for 2010 will each feature a likeness of a well-known coach.

Dooley is pictured on the ticket for his debut, against UT Martin on Sept. 4 - which was announced Tuesday for a 6 p.m kickoff on pay-per-view.

Besides Dooley, the other tickets will picture Tennessee's six winningest coaches: Robert Neyland, Bowden Wyatt, Doug Dickey, Bill Battle, Johnny Majors and Phillip Fulmer.

Not surprisingly, there won't be a Lane Kiffin ticket to commemorate his only season, 2009.

Wyatt (49-29-4) is on the ticket for Oregon, a first-time UT opponent.

Battle (59-22-2), an Alabama native, got UAB.

Fulmer (152-52-0) is on the Alabama ticket. A seven-year winning streak against the Crimson Tide from 1995-2001 was one of the highlights of his tenure.

Neyland, whose 173 victories set the standard for UT coaches, is on the Ole Miss ticket.

Aside from Neyland, no Tennessee coach had great success against Florida, UT's guest on Sept. 18.

Majors (116-62-8) got the nod for the ticket. At least his only win in five tries against the Gators was a memorable one, 45-3 in 1990.

Dickey wasn't the best candidate for the Florida ticket, considering the acrimony caused by his departure to coach at the SEC rival after a 14-13 Gator Bowl loss to Florida in 1969.

Dickey (46-15-4) is on the Kentucky ticket.

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jcherrie#219531 (Inactive) writes:

I like Phil but that was Photoshop-ed!! They'd need a double-wide ticket to fit him on there!

GR82BaTennesseeVOL writes:

They ALMOST got this right...if they would've just switched Neyland & Majors, they'd have done it perfectly.

Tennfan4075 writes:

Is it just me or does it seem odd that many of these great Vol coaches of the past were fired?

SummittsCourt writes:

Thats a fine group of coaches. Any school would be proud with that group.

SummittsCourt writes:

in response to jcherrie#219531:

I like Phil but that was Photoshop-ed!! They'd need a double-wide ticket to fit him on there!

not funny, rather embarrassing on your part.

VOLinATL writes:

Good call, UT!

gnm53108 writes:

Kudos UTAD!

easleychuck writes:

The coaching profession is at the top of the list for 'what have you done for me lately' as far as an occupation goes. With the money being paid to coaches, along with today's instant gratification world, and the thought of what have you done for me lately, coaches are esstenially hired to be fired.

Sadly, the old demon, alcohol abuse can get one ran off. Gary Moeller comes to mind.

It has been discussed before when the hiring and firing of coaches is brought up, the days of coaches having 15 to 20 year runs at one school are unlikely to happen very often.

Love the fact that bammers will get to stare at Coach Fulmer on their game tickets. Go Vols!

onthestrip writes:

in response to bigorangekoolaid:

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When you look back on your life you are really going to regret using your spare time the way you do. Being a cynic is easy, just not very productive.

d_ray writes:

in response to bigorangekoolaid:

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You need to change your screen name to "sarcasm without a soul".

NeylandWest writes:

I sort of like how Dooley is on UT-Martin...guess he has to work his way up to be on the Bama or Florida ticket ;)

Volunatic writes:

Not mentioned in the article-- each home game ticket will feature one of Neyland's 7 maxims.

DooleysOrangePants writes:

i thought lane kiffin would have been good for the ole miss ticket as 'most embarassing loss'

OrangeBeer writes:

Best ticket for dooley to make his appearance. It's his first game, and should be an easy win...

Alt_news (Inactive) writes:

Wow. Mike Hamilton made a good decision. Nice job.

Alt_news (Inactive) writes:

Wait a minute. I have a flame to throw.

This will give Mikey an excuse if the crowds are low this season. People stayed home so they could save their tickets and collect them.

gnm53108 writes:

in response to OrangeBeer:

Best ticket for dooley to make his appearance. It's his first game, and should be an easy win...

Agree.

Love the name...combining two of my favorate things in life.

VOLSGURLINCHARLOTTE writes:

in response to bigorangekoolaid:

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I just talked to the UT Athletic Department and they have just decided if there are any remaining tickets they would like the opportunity to cram them in your pie hole so you will shut up!

stevefrommemphis writes:

Be looking for an upset loss to UAB to commemorate the Bill Battle Era. Maybe they should have saved Battle to be on the ticket for next year's opener against North Texas State. Actually, I would have left off Bill Battle and put Jim McDonald or Lane Kiffin on instead. At least Battle is not on the Alabama ticket like they did in 2002, the last time coaches were on the tickets.

I wish Neyland had been on the Alabama ticket - you remember Neyland, Bammers -- the legend who never lost to Bear Bryant. But Fulmer is fine for Bama, as Fulmer also did very well against that outfit.

NoMoreWooAfterGoodOleRockyTop writes:

In related news, free tater salad and doughnuts will be given away during the Bama game.

EverydayVol writes:

in response to NoMoreWooAfterGoodOleRockyTop:

In related news, free tater salad and doughnuts will be given away during the Bama game.

So they will be catering to the Alabubba crowd?

EverydayVol writes:

in response to bigorangekoolaid:

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Talk about looking stupid.... you are on our site posting about a team that don't have a chance right??? Can't wait to see you in Knoxville... if your cousin/sister/wife will let you come. I'm sure I can't miss you... you will be the one with all the tater salad and donuts on your gums LMAO!!!!

jcherrie#219531 (Inactive) writes:

in response to SummittsCourt:

not funny, rather embarrassing on your part.

It wasn't a joke it was an oberservation. That was CPF before he screwed Johnny Majors out of a job.

This photo is more like CPF:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_DRjFsnvrR9Y...

CPF is embarrassing.

VOLSGURLINCHARLOTTE writes:

in response to bigorangekoolaid:

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Looks like I pissed in your bigorangekoolaid and you went and got all mad. But really let's think about who the real moron is here since you obviously don't like the Vols but continue to visit our site on a regular basis. Go find something more productive to do with your life or maybe you don't have one and that is why you choose to voice all your negativity for UT. I really hate to upset you and all but I don't have to work the pole because I have a great job in a law firm and riding my bike to Knoxville would take quite a while since I live in downtown Charlotte. I have a feeling there are probably some good ole boys in Tennessee that would be proud to do the cramming for me or we could meet at Bar Knoxville and some of my buddies from the football team could help out.

jcherrie#219531 (Inactive) writes:

in response to DukeDeLuca:

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Only if they're a representative of an athtletic departent, are very wealthy, and have both the means, time, and resources to take care of themself and refuse to do so.

AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons writes:

I like these tickets. But they did the coach-on-ticket thing back in 2002. Oh well, waiting on my Oregon and KY tix....

orangecountyvols writes:

Guys, we need to lay off the bigorangekoolaid kid.
Emphasis..........kid. He or maybe she, is struggling with a self image problem. He/she feels like a tough kid talking on our site. Actually, we can sit back and laugh at the attempts to say something to us we can recognize as factual or intelligent.

Kids do these things, you know.

BigOrangeCountry writes:

how can you say know coach had success against FLA, when the series it 19-20 now, and that is AFTER Florida has beaten us 5 times in a row.

VAVol writes:

Reckon these will become collectors' items one day?

stevefrommemphis writes:

They should have put Ears Whitworth, Mike DuBose, and Mike Shula on the Alabama ticket.

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