Vols fall to Presbyterian in 'trap game'

UT uses 8 pitchers in 4th straight loss

Tennessee baseball coach Todd Raleigh knew Tuesday night's game against visiting Presbyterian College looked like a trap game on the schedule.

His team got trapped.

Starter Steven Richardson did his part for the Blue Hose, scattering five hits and three runs over eight innings as Presbyterian beat Tennessee 10-6 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

"I knew coming in this was going to be our toughest game of the year midweek," Raleigh said. "It was a trap game. We got back at 3 a.m. (Monday morning), play a Thursday night ESPN game (this week against South Carolina). Not able to practice yesterday because of NCAA rules."

It was a quick turnaround for UT after getting swept by No. 4 Florida on the road over the weekend. Another quick turnaround awaits for the Vols (19-11. 2-7 SEC), who host No. 3 South Carolina at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (TV: ESPNU).

Presbyterian didn't give the Vols a break with Richardson on the mound.

"They threw their No. 1 (Richardson), who beat Clemson, threw a one-hitter last week," Raleigh said. "I knew it was going to be tough. It was a trap game and we fell in the trap."

Designated hitter Brad Zebedis had a pair of doubles, a single, an RBI and two runs for Presbyterian (18-11 Big South). Richardson moved to 4-2 on the season, helping Presbyterian remain undefeated in midweek games while handing Tennessee its first midweek loss of the season.

Zach Osborne had a pair of singles and an RBI as Tennessee lost its fourth game in a row.

'It was one of those dull nights, I guess, a midweek game," Osborne said. "We know we're a better team than they were, we just couldn't get anything rolling."

Raleigh used eight pitchers on the night. Starter Jon Reed (1-1) took the loss after pitching three innings and giving up a pair of runs on four hits. Carter Watson gave up three runs in two innings and Drew Steckenrider gave up three runs in 1/3 inning.

Presbyterian's Nick Ferguson gave up three runs in the ninth before closer Chandler Knox put an end to the Vols' rally.

"I think our team needs to come together a little more," Osborne said. "I think some of our players are playing kind of tight. (We) just need to play loose and play our game."

Grant Ramey is a freelance contributor.

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CapitolC writes:

No surprise - this didn't happen overnight.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

The Presbyterian Blue Hos beat us. MY GOODNESS!

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

MY GOODNESS!

Atuss writes:

The UT baseball program is in a bad place right now. If Mike Hamilton wants to correct the situation he will hire former Arizona St. head coach Pat Murphy. Yes, he had some NCAA issues out there, but if you want to compete in big boy baseball you need a coach who has been there and can instill toughness and confidence in the program. Neither is there right now. Raleigh acts tough but he has no confidence and his teams play like it.

Virgil_Tutwiler writes:

At least PC also beat the "genius" who recommended Raleigh to Hamilton.

Based on Jack Leggett's number of real titles(before and at Clemson) it appears that Leggett's reputation may have been built on drinking games.

VFL00 writes:

How can it be a trap game when you don't win your other games. This should be an opportunity to get a win. Don't use tired as an excuse baseball is a game you play everyday and evidentally they didn't do anything yesterday so they should have had plenty of energy.

UTvolsFAN24 writes:

in response to DukeDeLuca:

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I agree Florida and South Carolina are powerhouses, but what about Kentucky and Ole Miss? Plus, most of our wins arent anything to brag about. Blowing out Manhattan for 4 games isnt anything special

usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid writes:

I don't even know where Presbyterian College is...

FearlessFreep writes:

When are people going to stop making excuses for Raleigh? He's in way over his head, was a bad choice from the beginning and should have been fired two years ago.

Why are we surprised our program looks like Western Carolina?

1bigvolman writes:

@ Fearless, I'm not a bit surprised. Our entire mens athletic department is a mess and it's all because of one man, Fulmer! Oh wait, I meant Hamilton! He has to go or the losses continue...

spencer1989#206886 writes:

in response to usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid:

I don't even know where Presbyterian College is...

http://www.presby.edu/

Now you do. It is in Clinton, SC.

THEKIDWISCONSIN writes:

There is only one reason why CTR will not be fired this morning...Hamilton is still the AD.

The powers that be need to show them both the door.

Hamilton's show of judgment (Kiffin, Pearl, CTR) when it comes to hiring should have had him fired two coaches ago.

It's a complete embarrassment & he takes no responsibility whatsoever.

I feel extremely bad for the kids.

CommodoreCapital writes:

in response to DukeDeLuca:

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Sure. The Vanderbilt series on the road should be an easy sweep for the Vols. When was the last time UT even made the SEC tournament?

huntined#565710 writes:

TENN has no pitching period..look how many runs they have given up the last 4 games..lot of high school teams would beat TENN with their PITCHING SORRY AS IT IS..

eduardo writes:

where have you gone Rod Delmonico???

UTfan363 writes:

in response to DukeDeLuca:

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There is no such thing as being finished with the brutal part of the schedule in SEC baseball. After this weekend UT goes to Alabama (tied for 1st in SEC, leading the West), home against UGA (2nd in SEC and playing very well), then on the road at Vandy (tied for 1st in SEC, #1 in country), and still have to go to LSU 2 weeks after Vandy.

This is panic time this weekend. Another sweep and UT is 2-10 in SEC and you have to get to 14-16 or 15-15 to make the SEC tourny.

If UT doesn't get it together they could be looking at Raleigh's worst SEC season, which is saying a lot after 12-18, 11-19, 12-18.

JWilly writes:

It does seem the TR is into making excuses. Every team has unfavorable parts of their schedules. The good ones overcome those things and win.

UTfan363 writes:

Also, Raleigh is a bold face liar saying that Presbyterian threw their #1 pitcher. The guy Presbyterian threw is their midweek starter and a bullpen guy on the weekend. The guy has 12 appearances and 6 starts. Presbyterian has 3 guys with 7 appearances and 7 starts and those are the weekend starters.

Plus, most coaches aren't going to throw their #1 for 8 innings and 117 pitches against UT on Tuesday and risk them being less effective during their weekend conference games.

Raleigh is always making excuses for his team losing. Just come out and say we played terrible and got beat and we have a lot of work to do. Don't give us excuses like "this was a trap game", "we didn't get that one hit" when you lose by 8 runs, "we couldn't get anything to fall and everything they hit fell in", or "we didn't have any batting cages" when you could call up any number of places with a cage (Thunder, RBI, etc) that would have let UT come in and get their work in.

Always an excuse.

UTfan363 writes:

Raleigh needs to quit treating midweek games as tune up work for all of the bullpen guys. It gives the game a feel of a scrimmage when you throw 8 pitchers and are constantly changing pitchers.

I think by taking out your starter so early it makes your team feel as if they are struggling or it is time to panic because the game is slipping away. It is OK to have a starter go 5,6,or 7 innings and then have a guy or 2 to finish out the game.

Not all of the bullpen needs work every midweek game. If you have to use all of those guys in a weekend, then you are in trouble. Just take a look at last weekend's trip at Florida.

easygoing writes:

in response to UTfan363:

Also, Raleigh is a bold face liar saying that Presbyterian threw their #1 pitcher. The guy Presbyterian threw is their midweek starter and a bullpen guy on the weekend. The guy has 12 appearances and 6 starts. Presbyterian has 3 guys with 7 appearances and 7 starts and those are the weekend starters.

Plus, most coaches aren't going to throw their #1 for 8 innings and 117 pitches against UT on Tuesday and risk them being less effective during their weekend conference games.

Raleigh is always making excuses for his team losing. Just come out and say we played terrible and got beat and we have a lot of work to do. Don't give us excuses like "this was a trap game", "we didn't get that one hit" when you lose by 8 runs, "we couldn't get anything to fall and everything they hit fell in", or "we didn't have any batting cages" when you could call up any number of places with a cage (Thunder, RBI, etc) that would have let UT come in and get their work in.

Always an excuse.

How long has it been since you have been to a game we have the best set of indoor cages in the country.

easygoing writes:

in response to DukeDeLuca:

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THE BUS HAD BUNK BEDS FOR EVERY PLAYER NOT SEATS WHAT I HEARD FROM PASS PLAYER.

UTfan363 writes:

in response to easygoing:

How long has it been since you have been to a game we have the best set of indoor cages in the country.

I have been to a ton of games this year. I know they have the cages finished now and they are really nice.

I was just throwing out some of Raleigh's best excuses that he has used in the past.

I will give him credit for not throwing his players under the bus this year......or at least not yet.

easygoing writes:

in response to UTfan363:

I have been to a ton of games this year. I know they have the cages finished now and they are really nice.

I was just throwing out some of Raleigh's best excuses that he has used in the past.

I will give him credit for not throwing his players under the bus this year......or at least not yet.

It is getting about time for that to start.

flatrock writes:

Burn the black unis!

TennVol01 writes:

Since UT is broke after hiring a football coach last year, and hiring a basketball last week .... Todd Raleigh is safe. UT will let his contract expire because it would be financially stupid to fire him and continue paying for him. Baseball is not a priority here in football country. These have been some very sad years for UT baseball.

6futurevols writes:

It is obvious that UT will soon be searching for a new baseball coach and I hope that they consider Darren Balsley, the current pitching coach for the San Diego Padres. Balsley has Knoxville ties from his days of playing for the KJays (1989) and later managing them (1999). He has been a manager at the Double A level and is considered one of the premier pitching coaches in MLB (google his name and see how many accolades come up). He is known for his player development and his credibility as a pitching coach would help UT attract some top notch pitchers. I don't know if he would even consider UT, but he would be a great catch.

FearlessFreep writes:

in response to easygoing:

It is getting about time for that to start.

I suspect after getting swept by the Gamecocks this will happen.

UTfan363 writes:

in response to 6futurevols:

It is obvious that UT will soon be searching for a new baseball coach and I hope that they consider Darren Balsley, the current pitching coach for the San Diego Padres. Balsley has Knoxville ties from his days of playing for the KJays (1989) and later managing them (1999). He has been a manager at the Double A level and is considered one of the premier pitching coaches in MLB (google his name and see how many accolades come up). He is known for his player development and his credibility as a pitching coach would help UT attract some top notch pitchers. I don't know if he would even consider UT, but he would be a great catch.

Would be shocked if a guy like this would come from a cushy job in MLB to have to deal with the NCAA and go recruiting. It couldn't be much of a pay raise if any. The guy has done an outstanding job with the Padres.

I think Raleigh's contract is up at the end of this year so UT wouldn't have to pay a buyout if that is the case. If he signed a 5 year contract, then we could be in for 1 more year of this phooey no matter what happens this year.

Does anyone know how long of a contract he signed?

DeeBee writes:

Are you kiddin me?!?! A trap game?? There should be no such thing against a Presby freakin Terian. This guy is a complete joke that never runs out of excuses. I would fire him today, no wait, last year....no wait, I would have nere hired him.

TheInsidePitch writes:

Doesn't TR make the schedule? If you knew it was a trap why did you set it?

UTfan363 writes:

Looks like Raleigh signed a 5 year contract that runs out on June 30, 2012. His buyout is 1 year base salary + 1 year of broadcast & apparel pay. He is guaranteed to make about $1.5 million over the life of his contract because even if he does get fired after this year he will still receive the full 5 years of pay.

Wouldn't it be nice.

Here is the link: http://blog.al.com/bn/2010/05/sec_bas...

DeeBee writes:

in response to THEKIDWISCONSIN:

There is only one reason why CTR will not be fired this morning...Hamilton is still the AD.

The powers that be need to show them both the door.

Hamilton's show of judgment (Kiffin, Pearl, CTR) when it comes to hiring should have had him fired two coaches ago.

It's a complete embarrassment & he takes no responsibility whatsoever.

I feel extremely bad for the kids.

Totally agree with you. Anybody else would have already fired this clown, now the kids will suffer the lack of fan support.

6futurevols writes:

in response to THEKIDWISCONSIN:

There is only one reason why CTR will not be fired this morning...Hamilton is still the AD.

The powers that be need to show them both the door.

Hamilton's show of judgment (Kiffin, Pearl, CTR) when it comes to hiring should have had him fired two coaches ago.

It's a complete embarrassment & he takes no responsibility whatsoever.

I feel extremely bad for the kids.

Raleigh clearly needs to go, but I think most people who are harping on CTR are just trying to find more excuses to jump on the “fire Hamilton” bandwagon. I wonder how many people that are griping about UT baseball have even attended a UT baseball game. I also think Hamilton is getting way too much blame for recent problems. I think that the majority of people realized that it was time for Fulmer to go with the football program trending down, while other SEC programs were trending up. Our future outlook was gloomy at best, regardless of Fulmer’s past success. So, he let Fulmer go, which made Fulmer supporters upset, but probably pleased the majority of fans. Unfortunately, the Fulmer supporters never let go of that event and continue to blame Hamilton. Hamilton then hired the anti-Fulmer in Kiffin. Kiffin was a cocky jerk, but he was “our cocky jerk”. I didn’t like his arrogance, but I did like his bold attitude and recruiting. Apparently most UT fans liked him as our coach, or there would not have been such an outcry when he left for USC. Kiffin’s departure was sudden and unexpected. The only thing that Hamilton can be blamed for was that the buy-out clause was not favorable to UT. Hamilton then went after the big name coaches (Muschamp, Petersen at BSU, and Patterson at TCU), but none of them were interested – understandably so given the state of our program at the time and the timing of the hire. I think he made a good hire in Dooley, who was very similar to Muschamp, but did not have the same name recognition, but only time will tell. That brings us to Bruce Pearl, who put Hamilton in a terrible predicament. If Hamilton fired Bruce in September, as many are now claiming should have happened, then Hamilton would be blamed for ruining the season and running off a great coach. By waiting until the end of the season, and also after discovering additional problems (e.g, bump, UK tickets, and Brian Williams back “injury”), Hamilton is criticized for waiting too long. Did Hamilton have any good options on handling Pearl? I was hoping that Pearl could stay, which is what Hamilton apparently wanted as well, but recent discoveries made that option nearly impossible. I think that Cuonzo Martin is also a good hire given our current predicament with the NCAA sanctions. We are not a premier basketball school. We have never been to a Final Four and men’s basketball is second tier to football and probably even our Lady Vols. Bruce was great, but he did himself in. Try directing some of your venom in his direction. Hamilton has made mistakes…Fulmer’s contract extension and buy-out clause, lack of a buy-out clause for Kiffin, and hiring Todd Raleigh. I don’t think that firing Fulmer, hiring Kiffin, hiring Pearl, firing Pearl or hiring Martin were mistakes. In fact, they appear to be good decisions given the circumstances in which they occurred.

miketn6 writes:

When Raleigh is your coach, every game is a trap game...

SummittsCourt writes:

Another embarrassing loss thanks to the AD's decision to hire someone who couldnt coach at western carolina. WOW!

Here's an idea... FIRE HAMILTON NOW!

6futurevols writes:

in response to UTfan363:

Would be shocked if a guy like this would come from a cushy job in MLB to have to deal with the NCAA and go recruiting. It couldn't be much of a pay raise if any. The guy has done an outstanding job with the Padres.

I think Raleigh's contract is up at the end of this year so UT wouldn't have to pay a buyout if that is the case. If he signed a 5 year contract, then we could be in for 1 more year of this phooey no matter what happens this year.

Does anyone know how long of a contract he signed?

Balsley still lives in Knoxville during the offseason, so it might have some other appeal. I think that the recruiting aspect would possibly be the deal killer, though the "cushy job in MLB" may not be as cushy as many would think. Long season (Feb to October) with lots of travel and time away from family.

SummittsCourt writes:

in response to 6futurevols:

Raleigh clearly needs to go, but I think most people who are harping on CTR are just trying to find more excuses to jump on the “fire Hamilton” bandwagon. I wonder how many people that are griping about UT baseball have even attended a UT baseball game. I also think Hamilton is getting way too much blame for recent problems. I think that the majority of people realized that it was time for Fulmer to go with the football program trending down, while other SEC programs were trending up. Our future outlook was gloomy at best, regardless of Fulmer’s past success. So, he let Fulmer go, which made Fulmer supporters upset, but probably pleased the majority of fans. Unfortunately, the Fulmer supporters never let go of that event and continue to blame Hamilton. Hamilton then hired the anti-Fulmer in Kiffin. Kiffin was a cocky jerk, but he was “our cocky jerk”. I didn’t like his arrogance, but I did like his bold attitude and recruiting. Apparently most UT fans liked him as our coach, or there would not have been such an outcry when he left for USC. Kiffin’s departure was sudden and unexpected. The only thing that Hamilton can be blamed for was that the buy-out clause was not favorable to UT. Hamilton then went after the big name coaches (Muschamp, Petersen at BSU, and Patterson at TCU), but none of them were interested – understandably so given the state of our program at the time and the timing of the hire. I think he made a good hire in Dooley, who was very similar to Muschamp, but did not have the same name recognition, but only time will tell. That brings us to Bruce Pearl, who put Hamilton in a terrible predicament. If Hamilton fired Bruce in September, as many are now claiming should have happened, then Hamilton would be blamed for ruining the season and running off a great coach. By waiting until the end of the season, and also after discovering additional problems (e.g, bump, UK tickets, and Brian Williams back “injury”), Hamilton is criticized for waiting too long. Did Hamilton have any good options on handling Pearl? I was hoping that Pearl could stay, which is what Hamilton apparently wanted as well, but recent discoveries made that option nearly impossible. I think that Cuonzo Martin is also a good hire given our current predicament with the NCAA sanctions. We are not a premier basketball school. We have never been to a Final Four and men’s basketball is second tier to football and probably even our Lady Vols. Bruce was great, but he did himself in. Try directing some of your venom in his direction. Hamilton has made mistakes…Fulmer’s contract extension and buy-out clause, lack of a buy-out clause for Kiffin, and hiring Todd Raleigh. I don’t think that firing Fulmer, hiring Kiffin, hiring Pearl, firing Pearl or hiring Martin were mistakes. In fact, they appear to be good decisions given the circumstances in which they occurred.

1. I doubt the majority of the hammy haters are angry just over the firing of Fulmer, it's every major decision he has made has made UT the SEC laughing stock and he continues to bungle things and has yet, to come out and taken responsibility for anything.

2. Hiring Kiffen after going 5-15 in the NFL with no ties to the SEC or Tennessee set us up for Kiffin's attempt to transform UT to USC east which didn't set well with fans or players. Not to mention he got the program into trouble with the NCAA. He made enemies out of everyone including the media, coaches and fans of other teams.

3. Dooley may work out, may not, but he was fourth on the list and I'm sure the other coaches turned us down because they didn't want to work for him, not the state of our football team. Hammy is no AD and he has no business pretending to be one.

4. Hammy has gone to hiring smaller school coaches because he is trying to save the school money, not win games. He is a business man, not an AD. Louisianna Tech, Missouri Valley St., Western Carolina, Wisconsin-Green Bay - all small schools and the sports programs have all gone down hill.

5. I hope the basketball team succeeds under it's next coach, but it will not surprise me if we are fighting for NIT berths instead of NCAA berths.

6. Fire Hamilton now! Hamilton is a sneaky snake - he backstabbed Pearl and his team in order to save face.

SummittsCourt writes:

When was the last time raleigh said he was out coached? When was the last time raleigh took the blame for an embarrassing loss like this one? There have been plenty so he has has the opportunity.

A trap game? Are you kidding me? The SEC is big boy baseball, losing to Presbyterian is a joke! Do you think Florida or Alabama loses this game?

Fire Raleigh, but first Fire Hamilton!

UTfan363 writes:

in response to 6futurevols:

Balsley still lives in Knoxville during the offseason, so it might have some other appeal. I think that the recruiting aspect would possibly be the deal killer, though the "cushy job in MLB" may not be as cushy as many would think. Long season (Feb to October) with lots of travel and time away from family.

Interesting that he lives here in the offseason. I still don't think he would take a college job after having a job at the MLB level. Like you and I have both stated, having to recruit would probably be a deal breaker.

Quite a few MLB guys live here in the offseason. Hochevar and Headley do as well as Joe Nathan and Mike Lincoln.

6futurevols writes:

in response to SummittsCourt:

1. I doubt the majority of the hammy haters are angry just over the firing of Fulmer, it's every major decision he has made has made UT the SEC laughing stock and he continues to bungle things and has yet, to come out and taken responsibility for anything.

2. Hiring Kiffen after going 5-15 in the NFL with no ties to the SEC or Tennessee set us up for Kiffin's attempt to transform UT to USC east which didn't set well with fans or players. Not to mention he got the program into trouble with the NCAA. He made enemies out of everyone including the media, coaches and fans of other teams.

3. Dooley may work out, may not, but he was fourth on the list and I'm sure the other coaches turned us down because they didn't want to work for him, not the state of our football team. Hammy is no AD and he has no business pretending to be one.

4. Hammy has gone to hiring smaller school coaches because he is trying to save the school money, not win games. He is a business man, not an AD. Louisianna Tech, Missouri Valley St., Western Carolina, Wisconsin-Green Bay - all small schools and the sports programs have all gone down hill.

5. I hope the basketball team succeeds under it's next coach, but it will not surprise me if we are fighting for NIT berths instead of NCAA berths.

6. Fire Hamilton now! Hamilton is a sneaky snake - he backstabbed Pearl and his team in order to save face.

In hindsight, I agree with your point #2, but if you were stating that hiring Kiffin was a mistake while he was still here, then you would be in the minority, also making you smarter than most of us. Both local and national football analysts were praising Kiffin’s brash style because it resulted in getting UT back in the national spotlight and was positively affecting recruiting. “All aboard the Lane Train.” We were competitive with Florida and Bama and things were headed up…right up until he left us. I always thought that Lane was only about Lane, but I thought that we would benefit from that because I felt he would need to have success at UT before leaving for greener pastures.

stevefrommemphis writes:

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Good post.

KnoxBound writes:

in response to SummittsCourt:

When was the last time raleigh said he was out coached? When was the last time raleigh took the blame for an embarrassing loss like this one? There have been plenty so he has has the opportunity.

A trap game? Are you kidding me? The SEC is big boy baseball, losing to Presbyterian is a joke! Do you think Florida or Alabama loses this game?

Fire Raleigh, but first Fire Hamilton!

Well, actually ALABAMA lost to Samford and FLORIDA lost to UCF last night :)

It's baseball anyone can beat anyone on any given night.

Hang in there Vols!!!

HoraceMorris writes:

I'll admit I don't follow baseball over there as much as I do football and basketball. But every time I hear Todd Raleigh talk, I always get the feeling he's not one of those deep thinkers you see in successful college baseball coaches. I think Tennessee could do a lot better and needs to address the situation after the season or that newly remodeled stadium will remain mostly empty.

sorkb writes:

Just checked, the BLUE HOES are 18 & 11. SOME TEAMS DID MANAGE TO WIN AGAINST THEM. WTG CTR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(EVEN AGAINST THEIR ACE)

THEKIDWISCONSIN writes:

Just checking online to see if CTR has been fired yet....nope? Darn it!

And I had another thought...how can it be a trap game if you got your rear handed to you by Florida the weekend before and are going to get your rear handed to you by South Carolina the weekend after?

Don't you have to have a chance of winning mixed in there somewhere in order for it to be a trap game?

Not saying...Just saying

bigdisbig writes:

......And the whole SEC continues to laugh. The once mighty Vols have fallen to the bottom in yet another sport.

Did I see the second baseman for the Vols smoking while trying to field a ground ball?

I saw Raleigh with his cap pulled down over his eyes in the 6th inning.....I do believe he was asleep.

I'd sleep too if I had a team that bad.

I DON'T CARE IF THE TEAM HAD TO WALK BACK FROM FLORIDA .... THEY SHOULD HAVE BEAT PRESBYTERIAN!!!

FIRE HAMILTON AND EVERONE WHO HAS ANY ASSOCIATION WITH HIM. HE IS A CANCER AND THE UT ATHLETIC DEPT. NEEDS CHEMOTHERAPY.

UTfan363 writes:

Mighty Presbyterian lost to Furman last night 9-6.

VolzsFan writes:

Anytime the Bad News Vols take the field it is a trap game.

VolzsFan writes:

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Many of you whine that we need to be playing in the deep end in college sports. Yet that is the way the game is played. You want a totally clean deal? There is no such thing anywhere. I know none of you are surprised by that but no school is clean period. In basketball and football that is. Sometimes in baseball. I want to win and be entertained. I could care a less if they break rules, lie, cheat steal or if the kids go to class or graduate. We are back to being below 500 in the major sports going forward. Stay clean and it will get worse still. Wake up.

We had the best coach in baseball, football and basketball in UT history (and it is not close or debatable) all on campus at the same time. You either have to mess that up on purpose or be at a new low in the level of ineptitude. You make the call.

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