5 Big Things for Vols to beat Oregon

1. A National Stage: Nobody outside of Tullahoma saw the the Vols throttle UT Martin on pay-per-view. With ESPN2 in the house, the Derek Dooley Era will get its first national viewing. Time to make a good impression, guys. (That goes for shower discipline, too.)

2. Convert: One disappointing stat from the opener was a 5-of-15 third-down-conversion rate. Matt Simms was actually 5-of-11 with the No. 1 offense, which isn’t bad, leaving Tyler Bray at 0-of-4. Still, Simms had a rough stretch in the first half , coming up short on five consecutive possessions. UT has to move the chains and keep Oregon’s offense off the field.

3. Time Warp: Traveling over three time zones is some serious jet lag. West Coast teams had lost five consecutive games in Neyland Stadium until UCLA won 19-15 last year. But the Bruins didn’t win because they played all that well. The Vols looked like they just flew in from Bora Bora.

4. Fresh Hands: Freshman receivers Da’Rick Rogers and Justin Hunter will be playing in their second college game. With Gerald Jones out, they’ll play a bigger role against a badder opponent. Can they get open against a talented, quick defense? Can they make a tough catch? Can they block an angry Duck? Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney says he’s confident enough to use them in any play-call.

5. Returns vs. Returns: Assuming Oregon punts — it didn’t last week against New Mexico — the Vols have to show improvement in the return game. UT has struggled for a good while to make anything positive happen on punt returns and there will be a new guy back there tonight. Oregon, you ask? Two 60-plus-yard returns for TDS last week.

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imw8n4u writes:

6. Fans standing up and bringing the noise!!!

gnm53108 writes:

?

Is that headline for this article?

ddayvolsfan#238252 writes:

OK, Vols fans, everyone show up, be loud, and make it a long flight home for the Ducks.

kabulvol writes:

UT is gonna shock the world. Maybe since the Titans cut Blount, he will make the trek to Knoxville and be on hand to throw a punch after the Ducks lose. Go Vols! Vols 27 Ducks 24

TNLawVol writes:

If you knew a lot about Tullahoma, I doubt many people here saw it either. Lot of Alabama fans down this way. Luckily, I was in Neyland to witness it first hand, and I will be there tomorrow too. Go Big Orange!

mdvol writes:

Forgive my cut and paste if you read this post earlier but I cant say enough how FIRED UP I am for this game....!!!!

Seriously guys....we have playmakers all over the field. Our O-Line is huge. We have fast, physical LB's. Our safeties will knock your head off or make a pick-6. Our wideouts are the deepest since the Manning era. Poole and Oku in the backfield remind me of Cobb/Webb. Could prove to be as good as Jamal/Travis/Travis when you add Neal to the mix. People forget Simms is a junior who is 6'3", great pedigree, smart and a big arm. What's not to love? Oh, and we have a great coaching staff. NOT TO MENTION 100,000 SCREAMING VOLUNTEERS!

Vols win Saturday.
And the next Saturday.

We are going to surprise some damn people.
We will upset either Florida or Alabama.

DuckingtheTrend writes:

in response to Moral_Victories_U:

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@MVU -- Totally agree with this post, Gameday Eve is upon us all. In 24 hrs it will be time to strap on the buckets and go to the gridiron to settle this war of words. Nice to see MDvol is back again getting this started.
Oregon 48
UT 24

James and Barner both rush for 100 yards and a couple of scores: Oregon WINS THE DAY!

DRORANGELOVE writes:

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TommyJack writes:

Memo to media. The shelf life has expired on the shower humor.

username writes:

Don't feed the trolls.

DuckingtheTrend writes:

in response to Dead_Head_Vol:

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WOW... Week Two and you're calling this the upset of the year (to date). Bold prediction, you guys with your clever play on words at the end.

drewduck writes:

in response to Dead_Head_Vol:

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I am a diehard DUCK, but had to sign up to this site just to comment on your rap. Nice work, I love it. Of course, not because it is trashing the Ducks, but because it is creative and gets you guys pumped. Looking forward to a GREAT game. GO DUCKS!!

foglineduck writes:

in response to mdvol:

Forgive my cut and paste if you read this post earlier but I cant say enough how FIRED UP I am for this game....!!!!

Seriously guys....we have playmakers all over the field. Our O-Line is huge. We have fast, physical LB's. Our safeties will knock your head off or make a pick-6. Our wideouts are the deepest since the Manning era. Poole and Oku in the backfield remind me of Cobb/Webb. Could prove to be as good as Jamal/Travis/Travis when you add Neal to the mix. People forget Simms is a junior who is 6'3", great pedigree, smart and a big arm. What's not to love? Oh, and we have a great coaching staff. NOT TO MENTION 100,000 SCREAMING VOLUNTEERS!

Vols win Saturday.
And the next Saturday.

We are going to surprise some damn people.
We will upset either Florida or Alabama.

The Ducks are overconfident?????

Mr_Brownstone writes:

fans AT Neyland, bring the NOISE!!! I am.

USNAVol writes:

Here's a sample of comments from the Oregon site: " I believe strongly that our depth on both sides of the ball will make the biggest impact on the final score. Ducks 44-10 over the Vols. Any injuries to their D or O linesman and their really in trouble and again, we have the edge as it pertains to the humidity /heat factor because of our ability to roatae fresh bodies continually throughout the game. This will pay big dividends as the game enters the fourth quarter."
Then, how about this: " . . Think of it like this…opposite of last years game with Boise. Last year Boise was the team with continuity and seasoned players with a seasoned O-line as well as an established coaching staff.
We were the one with a new O-line, new head coach, new O coordinator and OLD PLAY CALLING!!! The play calling, ie how we call in plays with hand signals was what Wilcox and Sirmon would have known. This year is different
We are the team with continuity and a very seasoned O-line and coaching staff that are all on the same page as well as NEW PLAY CALLING!!! Wilcox and Sirmon are not going to know what the play is with our new system that was employed over the offseason.
Tennessee is the team with new coaching staff, new o-line, new QB.
The one advantage they have is ther’re at home. Oregon 42 Creamsicles 17 "
Nice, huh? . . . and finally:
" . . . DT comes out slinging the ball around. Quick passes to the sideline, screens, short dumps down the middle. Ducks may punt the first series or two but Chip will continue to spread the ball around through the air as I continue to scream at him through my TV while pulling my hair out. Run the ball!! The Tennessee defense is a bit confused…“I thought they ran it all the time” they’ll say. The sit back off the line a bit and wait for another pass play. Sometime in the 2nd Chip will finally commit to the run against a defense that has been battling with the short and quick passing game thus far - chasing us all over the field. The running game starts to take off and “BIG MO” is on the side of the Ducks heading into the locker room.
3rd and 4th quarters we really press the running game and rack up some insane yards againts a worn out defense that’s tried to keep tempo with short passes, quick zone reads and the occassional long ball. Hands on hips, the Volunteers start to accept their fate. If Musberger were calling the game he’d say something really weird and senile at this point, which I’d laugh at. All of this will happen on East Coast time in humid conditions in front of 100,000 screaming orange and while football fans. Another Duck game in the books."

Gee, how disappointing! With Oregon being so good it looks like there's no point in even playing the game! Let's make these guys "reconsider" their supreme confidence and go home with a new appreciation for Tennessee and the SEC. Go VOLS !!! BEAT Oregon !!!

VolFanInAtl writes:

in response to USNAVol:

Here's a sample of comments from the Oregon site: " I believe strongly that our depth on both sides of the ball will make the biggest impact on the final score. Ducks 44-10 over the Vols. Any injuries to their D or O linesman and their really in trouble and again, we have the edge as it pertains to the humidity /heat factor because of our ability to roatae fresh bodies continually throughout the game. This will pay big dividends as the game enters the fourth quarter."
Then, how about this: " . . Think of it like this…opposite of last years game with Boise. Last year Boise was the team with continuity and seasoned players with a seasoned O-line as well as an established coaching staff.
We were the one with a new O-line, new head coach, new O coordinator and OLD PLAY CALLING!!! The play calling, ie how we call in plays with hand signals was what Wilcox and Sirmon would have known. This year is different
We are the team with continuity and a very seasoned O-line and coaching staff that are all on the same page as well as NEW PLAY CALLING!!! Wilcox and Sirmon are not going to know what the play is with our new system that was employed over the offseason.
Tennessee is the team with new coaching staff, new o-line, new QB.
The one advantage they have is ther’re at home. Oregon 42 Creamsicles 17 "
Nice, huh? . . . and finally:
" . . . DT comes out slinging the ball around. Quick passes to the sideline, screens, short dumps down the middle. Ducks may punt the first series or two but Chip will continue to spread the ball around through the air as I continue to scream at him through my TV while pulling my hair out. Run the ball!! The Tennessee defense is a bit confused…“I thought they ran it all the time” they’ll say. The sit back off the line a bit and wait for another pass play. Sometime in the 2nd Chip will finally commit to the run against a defense that has been battling with the short and quick passing game thus far - chasing us all over the field. The running game starts to take off and “BIG MO” is on the side of the Ducks heading into the locker room.
3rd and 4th quarters we really press the running game and rack up some insane yards againts a worn out defense that’s tried to keep tempo with short passes, quick zone reads and the occassional long ball. Hands on hips, the Volunteers start to accept their fate. If Musberger were calling the game he’d say something really weird and senile at this point, which I’d laugh at. All of this will happen on East Coast time in humid conditions in front of 100,000 screaming orange and while football fans. Another Duck game in the books."

Gee, how disappointing! With Oregon being so good it looks like there's no point in even playing the game! Let's make these guys "reconsider" their supreme confidence and go home with a new appreciation for Tennessee and the SEC. Go VOLS !!! BEAT Oregon !!!

I hate Mushburger

CoverOrange writes:

3 hours is not serious jet lag. Especially for a night game. Overrated factor.

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to MerlOT_GoVols:

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Good analysis!!! Agree with all!!

Vol_Doc writes:

Just checked the weather for kickoff. Current forecast has the temp around 84 with ~78% humidity; thus heat index around 92. Also 50% chance of thunderstorms. Should make things interesting.

Vol_Doc writes:

in response to USNAVol:

Here's a sample of comments from the Oregon site: " I believe strongly that our depth on both sides of the ball will make the biggest impact on the final score. Ducks 44-10 over the Vols. Any injuries to their D or O linesman and their really in trouble and again, we have the edge as it pertains to the humidity /heat factor because of our ability to roatae fresh bodies continually throughout the game. This will pay big dividends as the game enters the fourth quarter."
Then, how about this: " . . Think of it like this…opposite of last years game with Boise. Last year Boise was the team with continuity and seasoned players with a seasoned O-line as well as an established coaching staff.
We were the one with a new O-line, new head coach, new O coordinator and OLD PLAY CALLING!!! The play calling, ie how we call in plays with hand signals was what Wilcox and Sirmon would have known. This year is different
We are the team with continuity and a very seasoned O-line and coaching staff that are all on the same page as well as NEW PLAY CALLING!!! Wilcox and Sirmon are not going to know what the play is with our new system that was employed over the offseason.
Tennessee is the team with new coaching staff, new o-line, new QB.
The one advantage they have is ther’re at home. Oregon 42 Creamsicles 17 "
Nice, huh? . . . and finally:
" . . . DT comes out slinging the ball around. Quick passes to the sideline, screens, short dumps down the middle. Ducks may punt the first series or two but Chip will continue to spread the ball around through the air as I continue to scream at him through my TV while pulling my hair out. Run the ball!! The Tennessee defense is a bit confused…“I thought they ran it all the time” they’ll say. The sit back off the line a bit and wait for another pass play. Sometime in the 2nd Chip will finally commit to the run against a defense that has been battling with the short and quick passing game thus far - chasing us all over the field. The running game starts to take off and “BIG MO” is on the side of the Ducks heading into the locker room.
3rd and 4th quarters we really press the running game and rack up some insane yards againts a worn out defense that’s tried to keep tempo with short passes, quick zone reads and the occassional long ball. Hands on hips, the Volunteers start to accept their fate. If Musberger were calling the game he’d say something really weird and senile at this point, which I’d laugh at. All of this will happen on East Coast time in humid conditions in front of 100,000 screaming orange and while football fans. Another Duck game in the books."

Gee, how disappointing! With Oregon being so good it looks like there's no point in even playing the game! Let's make these guys "reconsider" their supreme confidence and go home with a new appreciation for Tennessee and the SEC. Go VOLS !!! BEAT Oregon !!!

Gotta admit that last comment is pretty creative and funny.

CoverOrange writes:

in response to Vol_Doc:

Just checked the weather for kickoff. Current forecast has the temp around 84 with ~78% humidity; thus heat index around 92. Also 50% chance of thunderstorms. Should make things interesting.

Did you notice who was on the ground with cramps several times in last Saturday's Florida-Miami game? It wasn't the guys in white.

BigOrangeFreak writes:

TO ALL CONCERNED FANS ATTENDING THE OREGON GAME:

(Vol fans, of course, I could give a rats arse for Duck fans)

Nick Reveiz, the Defensive Captain of your football team, just asked for your help.

And I quote;

"They do a lot based on our look, they'll have a play, and obviously they've got to communicate that to every single player.

"We're going to need the crowd to play a huge role on Saturday. We're really looking for (Oregon) to have confusion on the field, and (the crowd) be able to take part in this, win or loss."

I say we give Mr. Reveiz and the rest of The Gang just what he asked for and get out there and

BE THE 12TH MAN!!

GBO!

This is a repost, but it needed to be said.

mgmartin33#550641 writes:

in response to TNLawVol:

If you knew a lot about Tullahoma, I doubt many people here saw it either. Lot of Alabama fans down this way. Luckily, I was in Neyland to witness it first hand, and I will be there tomorrow too. Go Big Orange!

Saw a lot of Orange in Tullahoma Saturday night, not much Crimson. Now, when I returned to Alabama Monday, well that is a different story. But one constant remained on Saturday and Monday, I was wearing my Orange proudly. GBO!

shoelessvol#236864 writes:

Know why they call it a duck blind? So the Ducks won't know what hit them! GO VOLS!

ODucks writes:

in response to USNAVol:

Here's a sample of comments from the Oregon site: " I believe strongly that our depth on both sides of the ball will make the biggest impact on the final score. Ducks 44-10 over the Vols. Any injuries to their D or O linesman and their really in trouble and again, we have the edge as it pertains to the humidity /heat factor because of our ability to roatae fresh bodies continually throughout the game. This will pay big dividends as the game enters the fourth quarter."
Then, how about this: " . . Think of it like this…opposite of last years game with Boise. Last year Boise was the team with continuity and seasoned players with a seasoned O-line as well as an established coaching staff.
We were the one with a new O-line, new head coach, new O coordinator and OLD PLAY CALLING!!! The play calling, ie how we call in plays with hand signals was what Wilcox and Sirmon would have known. This year is different
We are the team with continuity and a very seasoned O-line and coaching staff that are all on the same page as well as NEW PLAY CALLING!!! Wilcox and Sirmon are not going to know what the play is with our new system that was employed over the offseason.
Tennessee is the team with new coaching staff, new o-line, new QB.
The one advantage they have is ther’re at home. Oregon 42 Creamsicles 17 "
Nice, huh? . . . and finally:
" . . . DT comes out slinging the ball around. Quick passes to the sideline, screens, short dumps down the middle. Ducks may punt the first series or two but Chip will continue to spread the ball around through the air as I continue to scream at him through my TV while pulling my hair out. Run the ball!! The Tennessee defense is a bit confused…“I thought they ran it all the time” they’ll say. The sit back off the line a bit and wait for another pass play. Sometime in the 2nd Chip will finally commit to the run against a defense that has been battling with the short and quick passing game thus far - chasing us all over the field. The running game starts to take off and “BIG MO” is on the side of the Ducks heading into the locker room.
3rd and 4th quarters we really press the running game and rack up some insane yards againts a worn out defense that’s tried to keep tempo with short passes, quick zone reads and the occassional long ball. Hands on hips, the Volunteers start to accept their fate. If Musberger were calling the game he’d say something really weird and senile at this point, which I’d laugh at. All of this will happen on East Coast time in humid conditions in front of 100,000 screaming orange and while football fans. Another Duck game in the books."

Gee, how disappointing! With Oregon being so good it looks like there's no point in even playing the game! Let's make these guys "reconsider" their supreme confidence and go home with a new appreciation for Tennessee and the SEC. Go VOLS !!! BEAT Oregon !!!

First let me say that I appreciate this forum, your fans ,(for the most part) demonstrate a real knowledge of football and do it with class. As for the confident predictions made by myself and other Duck fans, well, like you, we're very passonate about our team as I know most of you are. The point I was trying to make when I wrote "I believe Strongly....." was that we (the Ducks) are very deep on both sides of the ball and that goes for the individuals ability as well. We may give up 40 or 50 lbs per man but when we rotate fresh bodies we don't give up much if anything in the way of ability and I think this will prove to be a big factor in the outcome of the game. This by far is the most experienced team the Ducks have placed on the field of play since I've been a Duck (I became a Duck in 1962) I may come accross as overconfident but I base my confidence in what I know and understand about this Duck team. Their very good this year and I think that after Saturdays contest you won't like it but you will have to agree.

GO DUCKS!!!

volman79 writes:

I'm a big loud guy and everytime I go to a game I have someone setting behind me telling me to set down and don't be so loud. This is a crock of phooey! Everyone in Neyland stadium needs to be up screaming and make those Ducks feel very unwelcome. Go Vols let's roast some duck! Wooooooooooooo!

Ayres_Hall writes:

Overconfident fans does not equate to overconfident players. That said, I did read an Oregon article and their leading WR was talking crapoula about their RBs having a big day. So maybe they are...

Our defense will be coming at them from a different angle different person, each and every play. If their rookie QB can breathe through his jockey cup, he might be okay.

I'm expecting a replay of the 1996 Sugar Bowl when a disregarded team of no bodies handled an all-star roster of Miami, fairly easily.

Fryinpansvols writes:

in response to DuckingtheTrend:

@MVU -- Totally agree with this post, Gameday Eve is upon us all. In 24 hrs it will be time to strap on the buckets and go to the gridiron to settle this war of words. Nice to see MDvol is back again getting this started.
Oregon 48
UT 24

James and Barner both rush for 100 yards and a couple of scores: Oregon WINS THE DAY!

I will take either bet! Ya'll Duck fans are sure over confident in this one. We'll stack the box and make you throw it to beat us. UT wins in a close one.
UT 27 OU 21

And Go Big Orange!

DuckingtheTrend writes:

in response to myfuzzyvolz:

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I don't usually call UPSETS of the Year out of week two. I call those losses. To place that tag so early in the season, discounts the rest of the schedule for both teams. Besides the UPSET of the year for UT, is when you guys knock off UAB in three weeks. SAY IT WITH ME.... MORON.

DuckingtheTrend writes:

in response to Fryinpansvols:

I will take either bet! Ya'll Duck fans are sure over confident in this one. We'll stack the box and make you throw it to beat us. UT wins in a close one.
UT 27 OU 21

And Go Big Orange!

With Oregon's offense line, I encourage you to stack the box. It makes their job easier to dispense with the pancakes. Our zone read rushing plays work best when UT blitzes.

orangecountyvols writes:

After this game is over, who will Donald and Daisy be trolling? Think we will be rid of them? Hopefully so, but don't count on it.

You see, that is the nature of a troll. It gives them a big high and makes them feel important.

Anyway, the Quackies will be trolling their next opponent, we know that.

What a freakin weird mascot. Waddling across country to play football. We'll see Donald..............and you too Daisy...........

VolFanInAtl writes:

in response to CoverOrange:

3 hours is not serious jet lag. Especially for a night game. Overrated factor.

It sure seems like every time we have to go to the left coast we get all discombobulated... airplains... hotel rooms and such. We can only hope it happens to them too.

I'm pretty stoked up about the fact that we feel like we have a pretty well coached football team given all that has happened since last year. I haven't seen any of the UT Martin game footage but I feel like we have a chance in this contest. Maybe I'm sippin' coolaid, maybe the ducks are overconfident, maybe nobody will get hurt... yeah, lots-o-maybes.

Kick coverage
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Go Vols!

7_Game_Maxims writes:

in response to BigOrangeFreak:

TO ALL CONCERNED FANS ATTENDING THE OREGON GAME:

(Vol fans, of course, I could give a rats arse for Duck fans)

Nick Reveiz, the Defensive Captain of your football team, just asked for your help.

And I quote;

"They do a lot based on our look, they'll have a play, and obviously they've got to communicate that to every single player.

"We're going to need the crowd to play a huge role on Saturday. We're really looking for (Oregon) to have confusion on the field, and (the crowd) be able to take part in this, win or loss."

I say we give Mr. Reveiz and the rest of The Gang just what he asked for and get out there and

BE THE 12TH MAN!!

GBO!

This is a repost, but it needed to be said.

Absolutely! One observation I have made is when we are on Defense and we stand and yell "OOOOOhhhh!" that some folks might feel awkward. Maybe it would be more comfortable yelling a word or phrase. I suggest "GOOOOOOO!" and when the ball is snapped then yell "VOLS!" The Vols at the end would create an intense jolt to the opposing team for sure.

KarnsVol writes:

One thing is for sure. We, the fans, will have to do our part. Rain or not.

CroKev writes:

#6. Score more points than them.

BradleyJKinkaid writes:

in response to imw8n4u:

6. Fans standing up and bringing the noise!!!

It would be cool if we could get loud like flippin' a switch. As soon as you see the snap on punts everybody instantly crank it up! And, as soon as the QB gets set, CRANK IT UP!!!

They key to being loud for a whole game is conserving your energy, but shouldn't we be able to do that since the boys on the field will be giving it their all!!!
GBO

DuckingtheTrend writes:

in response to MerlOT_GoVols:

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Our lines are solid, WE all anticipate a four quarter GAME. I think that UT starting ten first time players last week is a HUGE factor, that the VOLS fans might have overlooked. Our line returns EVERYONE from the offensive side. D-Line is a tad bit inexperienced, but our team speed will impress you guys on Saturday night.

SlickRickRicardo writes:

Slick Rick Says, The Slick Rick & Friends Caravan is very, very excited about the festivities on Saturday in Knoxville. Slick Rick Says, The Slick Rick & Friends Caravan will be in rare form and as usual will be on the sideline since it's a non conference game. Slick Rick Says, look for The Slick Rick & Friends Caravan patented signs and stickers at the game.

BluezVol writes:

in response to kcsbigorng:

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I was in the rain with Aw-barn visiting. I think it was that game. It's where Marion Hobby (DE) got his nickname "Air Hobby" b/c he blocked a couple of Aw-barn passes.

Beaverhunter writes:

in response to Fryinpansvols:

I will take either bet! Ya'll Duck fans are sure over confident in this one. We'll stack the box and make you throw it to beat us. UT wins in a close one.
UT 27 OU 21

And Go Big Orange!

By they way you're not playing OU(Oklahoma)You are playing UO (Oregon)

so 27-21 ain't bad prediction if you were playing Oklahoma.

Anyhow hope you all have a good game but rebuilding year=struggles without depth
we have been there and finally have depth and feel that is what will put us over the top this week.

I hope for a great game and wish I could have made the trip to your stadium, which is definitely in my top 5 of stadiums I'd like to watch a game in. Although I don't think it will be too close.

DUCKS-35
VOLS-14

GO DUCKS!!!!!

volky writes:

in response to Moral_Victories_U:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

I seriously doubt we will see this score. Perhaps if the game was being played in Eugene. I really think a loud raucous crowd, and jet lag the Ducks will deal with will keep the score closer. Not saying Tennessee will win, but they won't get blown up either. In fact, the Vols will need a few breaks to go their way for an upset special. Here is hoping that will be the case. GBO!

TommyJack writes:

in response to volman79:

I'm a big loud guy and everytime I go to a game I have someone setting behind me telling me to set down and don't be so loud. This is a crock of phooey! Everyone in Neyland stadium needs to be up screaming and make those Ducks feel very unwelcome. Go Vols let's roast some duck! Wooooooooooooo!

Maybe they didn't pay $60 to watch your big azz.

beef4davols writes:

in response to Moral_Victories_U:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Go Duck Yourself!!

volky writes:

in response to BluezVol:

I was in the rain with Aw-barn visiting. I think it was that game. It's where Marion Hobby (DE) got his nickname "Air Hobby" b/c he blocked a couple of Aw-barn passes.

Yep...it was Auburn in 1989...miserable with the rain all day, but the Vol win made it bearable. Strange game with Auburn giving up 2 safeties due to long snapper problems.

Beaverhunter writes:

in response to BradleyJKinkaid:

It would be cool if we could get loud like flippin' a switch. As soon as you see the snap on punts everybody instantly crank it up! And, as soon as the QB gets set, CRANK IT UP!!!

They key to being loud for a whole game is conserving your energy, but shouldn't we be able to do that since the boys on the field will be giving it their all!!!
GBO

Come to Autzen, loud the whole game turns on and off like a switch when needed. If you can't give our team credit at least look at our rep as being the loudest stadium/fans in the country and with only 59,000 in house.

illinoisvolfan writes:

in response to BluezVol:

I was in the rain with Aw-barn visiting. I think it was that game. It's where Marion Hobby (DE) got his nickname "Air Hobby" b/c he blocked a couple of Aw-barn passes.

Does anyone remember the Florida game in 1992? The second half was played in a monsoon leftover from a hurricane. I can still see Shane Matthews trying to hold onto the ball in that mess and slip-sliding all over Neyland's artifical turf. GBO!!

volsfan74 writes:

6. Score more points than the Ducks.

DuckingtheTrend writes:

in response to Dead_Head_Vol:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

I put (to date) in my first response. Now tell me who can't read, or in your case reread???

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to FormerMarine:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Some of the Oregon fans(the rude ones) are "sick of hearing about tradition", so keep on talking about it!!! LOL!!

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to illinoisvolfan:

Does anyone remember the Florida game in 1992? The second half was played in a monsoon leftover from a hurricane. I can still see Shane Matthews trying to hold onto the ball in that mess and slip-sliding all over Neyland's artifical turf. GBO!!

I remember that game so well!!! Heath Shuler was the QB and had a great game, but I can't recall his stats.

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