Dominating first half leads Vols to 24-0 shutout of MTSU

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Tennessee wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers hauls in a 47-yard touchdown pass in front of Middle Tennessee State cornerback Kenneth Gilstrap on Saturday night.

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ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL Tennessee wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers hauls in a 47-yard touchdown pass in front of Middle Tennessee State cornerback Kenneth Gilstrap on Saturday night.

Game recap: Tennessee 24, MTSU 0

For a battered football team, homecoming played out exactly as traditionally intended Saturday night.

Tennessee found a safe port in a stormy season, a 24-0 victory over Middle Tennessee State.

After being beaten up by a series of SEC heavyweights the past four weeks, the Vols proved they can still handle the likes of a Sun Belt Conference also-ran.

"When you lose and keep losing, it pulls on your spirit,'' said UT coach Derek Dooley. "You start questioning everything and you doubt everything.

"Nothing heals like a good win.''

Nothing heals like a non-conference game. The Vols (4-5) completed the non-SEC portion of the schedule without a blemish.

Now, winless in the SEC, they plunge back into league play at Arkansas.

At least freshman quarterback Justin Worley will have a positive experience under his belt — and in his head.

Worley's second start was a positive step. He found Middle's defense considerably less intimidating than South Carolina's a week ago, completing 23 of 32 passed for 291 yards.

His highlight throw was a 47-yard touchdown strike to Da'Rick Rogers.

"He made a lot of good decisions and ran the offense well,'' Dooley said. "I'm really proud of him.

"He played like the guy we signed.''

Tauren Poole got the other two touchdowns, on runs of 1 and 7 yards.

Those were Poole's only highlights. He netted 13 rushing yards as the running game continued to struggle through three quarters.

Walk-on Derrick Brodus, who planned to watch the game on TV, answered an emergency summons to the stadium to fill in for injured Michael Palardy. Brodus, a freshman from Alcoa, chipped in a 21-yard field goal, hit three extra points and even kicked off.

A crowd announced — with great exaggeration — at 88,211, was thinned out to the diehards in the fourth quarter.

It was the second shutout of the Derek Dooley era, the other being a 50-0 win over UT Martin to open the 2010 season.

The Vols had not shut out an FBS opponent since a 48-0 win over Vanderbilt in 2003.

"When you pitch a shutout in today's game,'' said Dooley. "I don't care who you're playing.

"These guys were averaging over 400 yards and 30 points.''

Middle (2-6) was averaging precisely 462 yards and 29.8 points. The Blue Raiders still haven't scored a touchdown in two games against Tennessee.

All the Vols' scoring came in the first half. Tennessee threatened only once in the second half, turning the ball over on downs at the MTSU 17 with 1:26 to play.

Good thing Worley was on his game because the Vols still couldn't run the ball with any authority for most of the night.

They tacked on 48 of their 120 rushing yards in the fourth quarter. The most effective ploy was Marlin Lane lining up in a wildcat formation for a direct snap.

"We're searching,'' said Dooley. "We're trying to generate some run yards.''

Walk-on Jaron Toney generated the most yards, 52 on 19 carries in his first significant action.

The defense not only pitched a shutout, it pitched in three turnovers.

"You can't lose the turnover battle in games like this,'' said MTSU coach Rick Stockstill, after losing it 3-0.

A pair of first-half interceptions by Austin Johnson and Eric Gordon created field position for 10 Tennessee points.

The third, a fumble recovery by Dontavis Sapp in the fourth quarter, thwarted the Blue Raiders' most promising drive.

Tennessee outgained MTSU, 411 yards to 230, and dominated time of possession with 39:14 to 20:46.

Aside from the lack of a running game, the first half could not have gone much smoother for the Vols.

After an exchange of punts, Johnson snatched his second interception in three games, this one off MTSU quarterback Logan Kilgore. His 22-yard return gave the offense a virtual freebie — first-and-goal at the 7.

Poole cracked it in from the 1 and Tennessee had all the points it would need.

That didn't seem likely at the time, however.

The Vols' ensuing drive required more effort to cover 89 yards.

Toney, an Alcoa High School product, got a tough yard on third-and-1 to keep the drive alive, then Worley hit Rogers in stride for a 47-yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead.

There was no answer from Middle's offense, so the Vols assembled an even more impressive drive: 15 plays for 86 yards.

Poole got the score on a 7-yard run, spinning away from a Middle tackler at the 2.

Another Blue Raider turnover gave UT a chance to add a field goal.

Jeff Murphy came on at quarterback for the ineffective Kilgore but his fate was no better.

Eric Gordon intercepted Murphy with 40 seconds left in the half. Worley completed four passes but the Vols had to use their final timeout to get the field-goal unit on the field.

Brodus hit from 21 yards as time expired.

And 24-0 was where it stayed.

"In the second half,'' Dooley said, "we tried to shrink the game and run the ball a little better.

"I wish we could have gotten some more points, but we did what we needed to do win the game and that's what matters.''

The Vols hadn't been able to say that for a long time.

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mdvol writes:

Nice shutout for the D.

born2ride writes:

It is good we play our in-state schools like MTSU, Memphis and Martin. It gives them a large paycheck and is the biggest game of the year for them. We get an easy win against a horrible team and everybody is happy for a week.

The reality is that we are winless and tied with the Rebel Black Bears in last place in the SEC, Watching the LSU and Bama, I remember when the Vols were playing national games and competing for titles. Now we are bottom dwellers in the SEC.

"If" we can beat Vandy and Kentucky and get 6 wins we can still go to a tiny bowl game like the Music City Bowl or Compass Bowl in Birmingham. That seems to be our new goal - 6 wins - and the best we can do under Dooley.

I say "if" because this is one of the worst football teams we have had at UT offensively, defensively and special teams. We may not win against teams we always beat like Vandy and UK. I expect another blow out loss to the Hogs.

It is sad to see UT football decline so badly. Most Vol fans are doubting Dooley. He was a terrible hire by Hamilton. He was not ready for the SEC. 17-20 at LA Tech. He only got the job because of his Daddy's name and after other coaches we wanted turned us down. We are stuck with Dooley at least another year before Hart brings in a big time coach who can return the Vols to the glory years of Fulmer.

And I wish Dooley would stop wearing those clown pants. He is not Johnny Majors and looks stupid.

Go Big Orange!

bigdisbig writes:

I tell you what is wrong with this offense. Its the coaching for certain. 2nd quarter and its 3rd and 5. Cheney has Worley throw a 20 yard pass that goes over the receiver's head. We punt on 4th down. WHY NOT GO FOR A SHORT 5 YARD PASS FOR A 1ST DOWN????
Pathetic coaching, pathetic game plans and they do NOT understand the running game at all. Yes, it was a win but it was a pathetic showing of an SEC team.

GloryDays writes:

The Vols are Back! Impressive, intense, playing with fire! Wish we could play Bama and LSU. We would smoke them like a cheap cigar! A+++ all around effort!

volpreacher writes:

Worley looked good. Defense looked good. Running game sucked except for Toney. He runs hard but doesn't have size to get yards after contact. I would have liked to seen another score but understand they wanted to work on running game. It didn't do any good. If UT stuck with pass in second half, UT would have scored 2 or 3 more TD's. But I do understand concept. Poole is the problem in running game. If someone was getting my carries, I would run harder than I have ever the next time I got on field, but he didn't.

bikervol writes:

in response to GloryDays:

The Vols are Back! Impressive, intense, playing with fire! Wish we could play Bama and LSU. We would smoke them like a cheap cigar! A+++ all around effort!

Bet the report card tomorrow will be impressive!

ScottEmge writes:

Tennessee can only put 24 points up against a super chump team like Middle Tennessee State and can't score at all in the second half? PATHETIC!

tree_em_smokey writes:

You guys suck! Be a fan in hard times or sift through your closet over the Gators and Sooners attire to find your LSU hat.....or Bama shirt! Losers! GBO!!!

shorttail writes:

sorry ut fans but if the defensive line can't get within 10 yards of mtsu qb it's just sad. changes need to be made.

Prostar writes:

Play-calling could have definately been better. Our possession early in the 3rd qtr. was really stupid. Long pass downfield, overthrown. Run up the middle for 3 yds. Pass in the flats for nothing, time to punt. It didn't even appear we were trying to win at that point. Disappointed we didn't score or be more effective in the 2nd half. Well, as the announcers said before the game started, Tennessee plays the 2nd hardest schedule in the nation.

ScottEmge writes:

in response to GloryDays:

The Vols are Back! Impressive, intense, playing with fire! Wish we could play Bama and LSU. We would smoke them like a cheap cigar! A+++ all around effort!

Ok... If you're being sarcastic, that's funny.
If you're serious, then you are delusional.

bigdisbig writes:

in response to RockyMountainVol:

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Evidently you are on the coaching staff to accept this type of coaching. You have a rookie QB throwing a bomb on 3rd and 5. Its an easy call to go for the first down but time and time again the coaching staff for the Vols are incapable of making the right call. They STILL have not scored a touchdown in the 2nd half in 3 games now. The Vol players are not that inferior but the coaches truly are. Go back to the hole you crawled out for you are blind as a mole.

Volon writes:

in response to born2ride:

It is good we play our in-state schools like MTSU, Memphis and Martin. It gives them a large paycheck and is the biggest game of the year for them. We get an easy win against a horrible team and everybody is happy for a week.

The reality is that we are winless and tied with the Rebel Black Bears in last place in the SEC, Watching the LSU and Bama, I remember when the Vols were playing national games and competing for titles. Now we are bottom dwellers in the SEC.

"If" we can beat Vandy and Kentucky and get 6 wins we can still go to a tiny bowl game like the Music City Bowl or Compass Bowl in Birmingham. That seems to be our new goal - 6 wins - and the best we can do under Dooley.

I say "if" because this is one of the worst football teams we have had at UT offensively, defensively and special teams. We may not win against teams we always beat like Vandy and UK. I expect another blow out loss to the Hogs.

It is sad to see UT football decline so badly. Most Vol fans are doubting Dooley. He was a terrible hire by Hamilton. He was not ready for the SEC. 17-20 at LA Tech. He only got the job because of his Daddy's name and after other coaches we wanted turned us down. We are stuck with Dooley at least another year before Hart brings in a big time coach who can return the Vols to the glory years of Fulmer.

And I wish Dooley would stop wearing those clown pants. He is not Johnny Majors and looks stupid.

Go Big Orange!

Vandy is Vandy--They play just good enough to lose. Teams don't take them seriously and don't bring their A game, but know they can beat them.
Ky. always finds a way to lose to Vols even when they have the better team (not very often).
That said I expect to lose to Ark and win 6, go to a bowl. Believe that is what the athletic department expected when they ran scared from N.C.

volfaninbuckeyeland writes:

We lose to Ark by 17, and I am seriously questioning a W over Ky.

Prostar writes:

While we were able to get some newer guys on the field for playing time, still no Matt Milton. Can anyone answer the question? Where is Milton, why has he not played? Inquiring minds want to know.

bigdisbig writes:

in response to Volon:

Vandy is Vandy--They play just good enough to lose. Teams don't take them seriously and don't bring their A game, but know they can beat them.
Ky. always finds a way to lose to Vols even when they have the better team (not very often).
That said I expect to lose to Ark and win 6, go to a bowl. Believe that is what the athletic department expected when they ran scared from N.C.

Vandy will beat the Vols this year. They played Fla. to the end of the game and lost by 5 points to a gator team who had lost 4 in a row and was hungry for a win. The current coaches for the Vols seem to be incapable of beating a decent SEC team. They will get waxed by Arkansas and MIGHT beat Ky. in a close game for the Vols are along with Ky. in being bottom dwellers these days.
UNTIL the University of Tennessee is willing to spend the necessary funds to pay a proven coach the Vol nation better get used to losing. Its just sad to say but its true. Dooley will be fired after next year unless he can turn this pathetic program around.

pingkr62 writes:

in response to slaw_way:

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I agree 100%. I think Coach Dooley needs to make some serious decisions about his staff. Changing the offensive line coach would be a good start. I'm not at all impressed with the strength and conditioning coach. I've said before I believe this football team is to soft on both sides of the ball. At the start of the season, I expected the offensive line to be a strong part of the team, considering the line as a unit had a full season to grow together. It is obvious there needs to be changes in the coaching staff. I can only hope Coach Dooley does what is necessary to help the team and secure his job. G.B.O.!!!!

shipperman#280095 writes:

We lose to Ark by 28, Vandy beats us by 10 and we squeak by KY

bigdisbig writes:

in response to shipperman#280095:

We lose to Ark by 28, Vandy beats us by 10 and we squeak by KY

I totally agree. Vandy will be hungry and the Vols will be.......the Vols. Ky. just might be as hungry for the Vols seem to be fresh meat for everyone this year.

Vol737 writes:

Dooley needs to send Cheney packing soon. A Purdue friend of mine told me we would be sorry. Now I believe him. No way this offense can run the ball next year either with this same group of linemen. This is terrible.

stevefrommemphis writes:

in response to volfaninbuckeyeland:

We lose to Ark by 17, and I am seriously questioning a W over Ky.

I will be shocked and pleasantly surprised if Tennessee stays within 17 of Arkansas. The 16 point win over So Carolina does not tell how much Arkansas dominated that game tonight.

Tennessee WILL NOT lose to Kentucky. Vols WILL NOT LOSE to Kentucky.

Volon writes:

in response to slaw_way:

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Watched them beat the stew out of Ark. and find a way to lose.
Watched the second half of FLA game, and they played well enough to lose close.
They also have a way of getting the officials to make a bad call against them, or not make an obvious call in their favor. They are probably better than us, but they find ways to lose. It is their history.

RoadTrip writes:

The D is doing its job well. Worley got a full game to get some rhythm and prove the naysayers wrong about his arm/pocket presence. Da'rick played like he should. Special teams were good. I enjoyed seeing a walk-on, 5th string, under-sized TB from Alcoa makesome meaningful yards as compared to his 1st string counterpart.

But this running game scheme stinks. So are the called "experts" like Jerry Colquitt who get it wrong and lead people astray. We are now using 2 of the 3 blocking schemes used in football - sprint draw and man (drive). Sorry Colquit - but this is not a designed "zone" blocking scheme. It is a Big 10 inspired (Chaney, Baggett, Hiestand = Big 10) sprint draw scheme as the Cincy head coach told everybody. It may have started with some sprint draw zone in the early games, but no more. Jerry, to check it out Google 'sprint draw blocking scheme' and find Ohio State's version they used with T. Pryor. It will look amazingly alike along with complete description of how the O-line is to block. Man blocking is primarily used in sprint draw, but some schools with smaller, quicker O-lines will use zone. I don't think anyone would characterize our O-line as small and quick. Big and slow - but not small and quick. Watch our game film - we man block and once in a while will run a counter off it. The hand-offs are very deep in the backfield to the standing taliback who lines up deep regardless of whether there is a FB or not. You need a slasher RB that makes one cut into a crease and takes off. We do not have said RB. With sprint draw you can play action off of it and go deep on sideline routes just like OSU draws it up. The deep routes go where with us most of the time - sidelines to Da'rick and to Justin previously.

How many Big 10 schools beat good SEC schools? Next to none - ever. Who signed off on this mess - CDD. This needs to end after the last game this season along with some offensive coaching adjustments. Otherwise we will be in for another painful year against the SEC.

VolinVirginia writes:

I just got back from the game, and really didn't leave with a good feeling from this one. The running game was absolutely terrible. The fact that this was MTSU stuffing the run made it more disturbing.

The question is: what can Tennessee do? How in the world do we go against Arkansas with this running game? Of course, if I knew the answers to those questions, I would be the one on the sidelines in orange pants.

Guess I will find out next week in Fayetteville. It may be a long trip home.

RxVol2010 writes:

in response to tree_em_smokey:

You guys suck! Be a fan in hard times or sift through your closet over the Gators and Sooners attire to find your LSU hat.....or Bama shirt! Losers! GBO!!!

Thank you!

Tru138 writes:

Zero second half points. Arkansas will get ugly.

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to slaw_way:

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That's funny..I actually feel better about the Vandy game after the way Worley played..Had we stuck with what we were doing in the 1st half, then we could have scored 2 or 3 more TD's..Congrats to Da'Rick on a great game and proving why he was a 5* recruit..

Disappointed that we didn't score int he 2nd half but I understand what the coaches were doing..They were trying to experiment with new plays/formations and went away from what they were doing in the first half.

Vandy is still Vandy and they will always find a way to lose..Sure,Franklin is a great coach but keeping it close doesn't count except in horseshoes.

BustaRhymes writes:

Enjoy the win - it will be our last of the season. But hey, this is all because we're playing 100 freshman, Lane Kiffin destroyed 100+ years of TN football tradition in a single season, the George W. Bush administration and space aliens. Our performance and record has nothing, I repeat, nothing to do with coaching. Next year we'll win the SEC on our way to a National Championship. Dooley will not only win the Eddie Robinson "Coach of the Year" award, he will, in fact, be revealed to be the second coming of General Neyland. Can't wait. Got my hotel in Atlanta booked for 2012. Go Vols!

volfaninbuckeyeland writes:

in response to stevefrommemphis:

I will be shocked and pleasantly surprised if Tennessee stays within 17 of Arkansas. The 16 point win over So Carolina does not tell how much Arkansas dominated that game tonight.

Tennessee WILL NOT lose to Kentucky. Vols WILL NOT LOSE to Kentucky.

Hey Steve, I really hope you're right on this, but when was the last time UT scored 30 on an SEC opponent? I think it was last yr against Ole Miss. But with absolutely no running game and very questionable and predictable game calling, I can honestly foresee the possibility of a Ky W, especially, if Bray has not returned and playing to his pre-injury ability. As far as Vandy is concerned, they scored more in the 2nd half against Fl than UT has scored in the last 6 games in the 2nd half. I definitely feel that Vandy will have a real fire in their belly for that game. If UT does win it, I feel it will be because of their desire and NOT the coaching. (By the way, have u ever eaten at Bea's?)

Brentwoodvol writes:

in response to toddyboy:

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You sir are no longer allowed to post. Way to positive and supportive. You look stupid and look like you know less than the coaches, and according to most on here are stupid and can't coach. Ha ha really good post, and thanks. Do you think for a minute that CDD knew what kind of team we had and how far we were down when they brought out NC. I think so!!! I also think he has a plan on how to get us back. My hope is we don't listen to most on here and give him 2 or 3 more years. It takes strength coach at least 2 years to make big difference, that why most freshmen don't start!!!!

flatrock writes:

in response to born2ride:

It is good we play our in-state schools like MTSU, Memphis and Martin. It gives them a large paycheck and is the biggest game of the year for them. We get an easy win against a horrible team and everybody is happy for a week.

The reality is that we are winless and tied with the Rebel Black Bears in last place in the SEC, Watching the LSU and Bama, I remember when the Vols were playing national games and competing for titles. Now we are bottom dwellers in the SEC.

"If" we can beat Vandy and Kentucky and get 6 wins we can still go to a tiny bowl game like the Music City Bowl or Compass Bowl in Birmingham. That seems to be our new goal - 6 wins - and the best we can do under Dooley.

I say "if" because this is one of the worst football teams we have had at UT offensively, defensively and special teams. We may not win against teams we always beat like Vandy and UK. I expect another blow out loss to the Hogs.

It is sad to see UT football decline so badly. Most Vol fans are doubting Dooley. He was a terrible hire by Hamilton. He was not ready for the SEC. 17-20 at LA Tech. He only got the job because of his Daddy's name and after other coaches we wanted turned us down. We are stuck with Dooley at least another year before Hart brings in a big time coach who can return the Vols to the glory years of Fulmer.

And I wish Dooley would stop wearing those clown pants. He is not Johnny Majors and looks stupid.

Go Big Orange!

Another idiotic post by a sad, sad idiot.

hamneggs writes:

reading these post confirms the bad state of affairs tennessee is facing. we are 0-5 in the sec and vandy will probably be favored. face it people, we suck. it will probably take years to get out of this funk and that is optimistic.

Tru138 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEAR:

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I hope you're right.

VolinVirginia writes:

in response to Abdul_Wauhatchie_Tiftonia_Rahman_of_Orange:

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Yeah, we get it: you joined the board on November 1st. As I am writing this, you have posted to the board 29 times. With a few exceptions, your posts are full of attacks on Dooley - some of which are rather personal.

So is that the solution? We should simply get rid of Dooley? If we do that, what do you suggest as the next step? Who do we hire?

Or is the venom you have given us thus far all you have to offer?

nomietn#281095 writes:

What kind of thug gets excessive celebration against MTSU during a three win season?

eaglehim2 writes:

What is the purpose of scheduling teams such as MTSU? Are we trying to do them a favor by giving them a paycheck? We need to play tough teams each and every week and gradually develop competitive toughness in our players (and coaches). That is the only way we can then really compete with No. 1 and 2 teams in the nation.

TennesseeV3 writes:

I miss Chavis... what a defense.

volfaninbuckeyeland writes:

Anyone else think Richardson should get the Heisman?

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to Vol737:

Dooley needs to send Cheney packing soon. A Purdue friend of mine told me we would be sorry. Now I believe him. No way this offense can run the ball next year either with this same group of linemen. This is terrible.

Agree on Chaney..I complained about him last year and still have the same complaints..He calls a running play when we should be passing and vise versa..Bray and now Worley just makes him look better than he actually is..Also agree on the offensive line coach..Other than that, the coaching staff should stay in tact,IMO..And we NEED to hire a RB coach and recruit a top 5 RB in this next class.

Smokey says do what is necessary,CDD..

BustaRhymes writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEAR:

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It will be close for Q1 and Q2... then we'll have to play Q3... and it will be goodnight Irene...

VolGrad writes:

I guess some people expect us to suddenly get deeper and more talented in a week's time. We're still the same team we were last week with just one more week's experience... and hopefully, no more injuries. I don't know. I haven't heard of any more ACLs yet. That could change tomorrow.

Go Vols!

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to nomietn#281095:

What kind of thug gets excessive celebration against MTSU during a three win season?

IMO, he earned the right to celebrate his great TD catch and the penalty was silly..Yes, I know they are cracking down on celebrations and all that, but the kids should be allowed to get excited when they score a TD..He didn't go overboard,IMO.

Smokey says right now, he is our best offensive player..

VOL_FROM_A_FAR writes:

I believe the problem is Tennessee is afraid to pull the trigger on Doolittle. He wasn't the first choice and there is certainly a reason. We have to accept the fact that a big name coach won't come here and this losing isn't helping. Until we decide to PAY a good coach...be prepared to dwell in the basement. Doolittle can't win at this level...TN's coaching is the worst I've seen...glad basketball season is here

volfaninbuckeyeland writes:

Can't see the loser of the LSU/ Ala game falling lower than Boise. What a demonstration of SEC football!!

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to volfaninbuckeyeland:

Anyone else think Richardson should get the Heisman?

Yes, I would agree with you..He is actually one of the best RB's I have ever seen play the game of football..We need to recruit one like him in this next class.

Smokey asks does anyone have any knowledge of some others we are recruitng in this next class??(besides the ones already committed)

wallingdad writes:

in response to nomietn#281095:

What kind of thug gets excessive celebration against MTSU during a three win season?

i saw that too. he acted like he had just beaten an all american db from a great team. it was pathetic

DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho writes:

in response to tree_em_smokey:

You guys suck! Be a fan in hard times or sift through your closet over the Gators and Sooners attire to find your LSU hat.....or Bama shirt! Losers! GBO!!!

Baaaaah, baaaaah....the sheep has something to say. I hope you cleared your statement through Dooley. If he finds out that you tried to have your own opinion, he'll be p.o.'d.

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEAR:

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Didn't see that part because I was in a sportsbar watching the LSU/Bama game as well...Maybe he was throwing it to the referee.

Smokey says hopefully CDD discussed this with him and he learns from it..

DwayneElizondoMountainDewHerbertCamacho writes:

in response to Volon:

Vandy is Vandy--They play just good enough to lose. Teams don't take them seriously and don't bring their A game, but know they can beat them.
Ky. always finds a way to lose to Vols even when they have the better team (not very often).
That said I expect to lose to Ark and win 6, go to a bowl. Believe that is what the athletic department expected when they ran scared from N.C.

You better hope that UT runs the score up on Vandy in the first half, cuz Vandy seems to be able to score in ALL FOUR QUARTERS of a game rather than just the first two.

VolinVirginia writes:

in response to Abdul_Wauhatchie_Tiftonia_Rahman_of_Orange:

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......

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