For better or worse, Vols under the radar at Media Days

No controversy, but no buzz for UT at media days

Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley addresses the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days in Hoover, Ala. on Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Erin Nelson)

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Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley addresses the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days in Hoover, Ala. on Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Erin Nelson)

Last week's SEC Media Days delivered the league's 14 football programs to a jumbled mass of news outlets.

ESPN was there. So was KOMU-TV from Columbia, Mo. The News York Times sent a scribe, as did the Lake Charles (La.) American Press. In all, more than 1,000 media representatives descended on the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.

Like all the SEC programs, Tennessee, winners of just 11 SEC games in the past four years, jockeyed for attention. There wasn't much to be had.

The Vols spoke, but few were listening.

"For lack of a better term, their irrelevance has grown and grown by the day, I guess," CBSSports.com national columnist Dennis Dodd told the News Sentinel on Saturday.

Attention bestowed to Tennessee in Hoover was scarce. Few national columnists bothered to look up from their laptops, likely resulting as much from UT's Media Day time slot opposite Alabama and Nick Saban as much as its own lack of success.

When UT coach Derek Dooley stepped to the podium in the Wynfrey's main ballroom, he offered a brief opening statement, then answered 10 questions. The average coach at SEC Media Day was asked 17 questions, with LSU's Les Miles leading the way at 27.

Dooley's press conference flew by in a scant 15 minutes.

Saban spoke for 37 minutes.

"(Tennessee) is kind of in limbo," Dodd said. "We're waiting to see where it goes — if it trends upward and they start competing again in the (SEC) East or if they spin their wheels in the mud, which has been the case. Otherwise, there's just nothing there to write about."

Neither of the two CBSSports.com columnists on hand, Dodd and Brett McMurphy, chose to delve into Tennessee's tale. Columnists from Sports Illustrated, Yahoo!, ESPN all passed.

"There's no buzz there, to me," Dodd said. "You're either making news off the field or on the field in the SEC. Tennessee is doing neither, to their credit for one and not to their credit for the other."

A handful of newspaper reporters took the bait, all writing mirroring stories on Dooley's delicate job status and his statement that, "You're not going to have Tennessee to kick around anymore."

The Orlando Sentinel's Matt Murschel noted, "It's been very rocky on top of Rocky Top," while an Associated Press story said Dooley "knows that talking about improvement isn't good enough anymore."

Antonya English of the Tampa Bay Times said, "Dooley came out swinging, defending his players, program and declaring that the rest of the SEC better take notice."

Mark McCarter, a columnist for The Huntsville (Ala.) Times, said of Tennessee: "It's not rebuilding. Let's call it renovating. A national champion 14 years ago, a focal point of the state for decades, it has fallen into disrepair."

In late June, Dodd ranked all 125 FBS coaches in a "Hot Seat Rating." Only two coaches, Dooley and Arkansas head coach John L. Smith, drew five-star ratings.

That was expected to be the theme of Dooley's Media Day dance.

The music didn't play, though.

Dooley's main ballroom press conference, the fleeting 15-minute affair, never steered toward his job security. A few questions regarding Dooley's job were lobbed in auxiliary interviews with radio, television and internet outlets, but the big stage brought nothing. He was asked about freshman backup wide receiver Drae Bowles, but not the hot seat.

"Once you get past Derek Dooley and Tyler Bray, there's just no compelling reason to write about them — you're just repeating yourself," Dodd concluded. "They've got to get out and start winning."

Brendan F. Quinn covers Tennessee men's basketball. Follow him at http://twitter.com/BFQuinn

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mdvol writes:

I don't give a damn what is written, or not written. Especially in the NY Times. Whoopdeedoo.

They'll be writing about the VOLS in January.

Bray to Hunter for 80 yards on play number one in the GA Dome.

VOLS hang 100 in their first 2 games. Start 4-0.

VolGrad writes:

So why was this story written? ...a story about there being no stories? ...sorry, nothing to write about here....

Go Vols!

atnvol#283282 writes:

Dodd is right....our Vols are totally irrelevant...and will be until they change the field results. We are all hopeful at this point of the coming season.

volvann writes:

So NY times media people actually watch and know college football. Even the trolls on this site know more than them, which is about 2 layers below where whale poop lands....

Section A, Row 43, Seats 28-29, the hottie next to me is my wife....

VolGrad writes:

My Vols are never irrelevant, if you know what I mean.

This is Big Orange Country!!!

bogey74 writes:

in response to atnvol#283282:

Dodd is right....our Vols are totally irrelevant...and will be until they change the field results. We are all hopeful at this point of the coming season.

Dodd is seldom right. Thinks he knows everything and frequently bashes the Vols.

heyitsme writes:

It's not what is "said" before the season, but what is "said" after the season. I have a feeling a lot may be "said" after this season...

orange_eVOLution writes:

They will have plenty to write about once the season gets under way. We're gonna romp a few.

GO VOLS!!

VolzsFan writes:

in response to heyitsme:

It's not what is "said" before the season, but what is "said" after the season. I have a feeling a lot may be "said" after this season...

Yea, like will Gruden take the job?

VolzsFan writes:

Boys, stop kidding yourselves. Regardless of who the coaches are in the future, this is a 500 program going forward. Live with it, get in where you fit in and enjoy the tailgates.

VolzsFan writes:

in response to volvann:

So NY times media people actually watch and know college football. Even the trolls on this site know more than them, which is about 2 layers below where whale poop lands....

Section A, Row 43, Seats 28-29, the hottie next to me is my wife....

I think I "dated" her in college.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

I think I "dated" her in college.

Do you consider getting your HVAC license the same as attending college??

UTByrd writes:

Good "Post it on the bulletin board." material. Perhaps, this will help light a bigger fire under the VOLS behinds.
Go VOLS!!!!!

MooseandSquirrelVol writes:

Actually, Coach Dooley was not grilled about his job security because Coach Saban was asked about it.
Coach Saban said that Dooley was doing a fine job, had walked into a mess and had a streak of bad luck with injuries last year.

He went on to say that he and his staff had a lot of respect for the effort the Vols played with and that Dooley was doing as well as anyone could.

After Saban's endorsement, nobody else thought it wise to attack Dooley.
The lack of questions about his job security was just that simple.
Coach Saban stole their 'thunder'.

BigbearVol writes:

Holy phooey Byrd, how big of a freakin fire do they need. LOL. We VOLS have a big response, and only 12 (+2 hopefully) games to get our point across. I'm ready for them to strap it on, and lay some people OUT!! GO VOLS!!!

Snapshot writes:

in response to Nasty_Rat_of_the_Week:

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You are a moron. Fulmer and Kiffin are the ones that started the downward trend.

FWBVol writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

Boys, stop kidding yourselves. Regardless of who the coaches are in the future, this is a 500 program going forward. Live with it, get in where you fit in and enjoy the tailgates.

Your posts constantly remind me of the crying Greek soldiers that was approached with compassion by Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great tenderly asked the young man his name, and when he replied, "Alexander," the leader of the known world's demeanor turned to outrage as he said, "Change your name or change your attitude."

You posts tell all of us that you are no true Vols fan.

Historically, Tennessee has been much more than a .500 program. We are the second winningest program in SEC footbal history and a top 10 winning program in the history of the college game.

Every college football program, and that includes, Alabama, Southern Cal, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas and any other top 10 or 20 program you might want to throw out, goes though down cycles. Tennessee has too much to offer as far facilities and tradition to stay down long.

I hope Derek Dooley is the coach that will get us back where we need to be, but if he doesn't turn it around in the next year or two Dave Hart have plenty to offer the next head coach.

AllVol1 writes:

It's the quiet before the storm. NCState is a very good team. But they are going to get rocked. It will be VOLatile!

Feed No Trolls.

Go Vols!!

Huttdawg100 writes:

NC State is gonna get hammered like Cal in 2006.

VFL_Troll_Patrol writes:

Ok. This is a completely useless story. First off:

NEWS: (The average coach at SEC Media Day was asked 17 questions, with LSU's Les Miles leading the way at 27.)

VFL-TP says: "The average coach??" Is there even such a thing? Your either good or bad at coaching, not in between.

2nd: NEWS: (Dooley's press conference flew by in a scant 15 minutes. Saban spoke for 37 minutes.)

VFL-TP says: Who cares??

3rd: NEWS: (Once you get past Derek Dooley and Tyler Bray, there's just no compelling reason to write about them — you're just repeating yourself," Dodd concluded. "They've got to get out and start winning.)

VFL-TP: Says: Start winning? Thanks for pointing out the obvious Dodd! What kind of name is "Dodd" anyway?
No compelling reason to write about them? Well Duuuuh, thats how the media works. Can't make money if you don't have the hottest story.

4th: (We're waiting to see where it goes — if it trends upward and they start competing again in the (SEC) East or if they spin their wheels in the mud, which has been the case. Otherwise, there's just nothing there to write about.)

Waiting to see where it goes? So are 100,000+ other UT fans around the country. NEXT PLEASE!

"Its called media for a good reason!" Media days is only show and tell for news writers. Its not a place to go impress to get votes and hope that your team will magically play better if you win a Media War. Like having the longest podium time with the best answers will win you a magical boost for the season. Its fun but totally irrelevant to the teams success. If you ask me, Dodd is the one who is running out of stories to talk about. He's practically blabbering on about what everyone else already knows. Give us some real news! Oh wait, not any good ones out there right? Wouldn't want to repeat yourself....

*Im always watching*

We are the Tennessee Volunteers (Charlie Daniels)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXoHG_...

123forVOLS writes:

The no or low expectations by the media for this year is fine with me. It gives the Vols a chance to go and prove something. I would far rather hear only projections they will be much better than see them ranked early only to fall at the first little blunder. So let people look the other way, their heads may turn much sooner than they think. It's almost Football Time in Tennessee. I am ready. GO VOLS!

SevenT writes:

Dooley will be the ESPN color analyst next season for sure waiting for an assistant coaching position to open.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

uuhhh no comment.

Butterbeans writes:

Coach Dooley is on the "hot seat", the program is in disrepair, and no one cares. After over 60 years cheering for the Orange and attending both home and road games, I'm beginning not to care. Maybe we ran Barbara Dooley off too early. We should bring her back and let her dish out a little of her BS just to create interest. The program is at an all time low, and the alumni and fans have been grossly ignored and disrespected. Makes it mighty hard to fill 100,000 seats seven or more times a season.

Orange_Power_T writes:

in response to Nasty_Rat_of_the_Week:

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You really should get out of your darkened basement once in a while. I travel extensively and the people I meet have already taken notice of our recruiting and talent. A GA fan I met told me he was more worried about the TN game more than any. He knew we had the guns to take them down and thought the dawgs would overlook us. A FL fan told me it would be our year to resume the bragging rights. On another trip I ran into a die-hard SC fan who said basically the same thing as the GA fan- we were the team to look out for. In Oklahoma, a Sooner and a Cowboy fan both stated that last years record was what we needed to stay under the radar because this year we were loaded and they knew TN has every opportunity to make one heck of a statement.
I think our passing game will open up the running game, and we will need to capitolize on that. Believe it or not, GA is worried about our defense. They know our secondary is strong and what really concerns them is they know our defense is going to be something not many have seen from a TN team- flexible and always changing. "Rat", these changes and worry from other teams didn't happen on it's own. Like it or not, it was Dooley that brought this on. During his first year, I had never seen a team so decimated by turnover and lack of stability. All that now gone- I truly believe this will be the turn around year. I wasn't particularly a bona fide Dooley fan, but I'll have to admit, something is happening to cause other teams to be looking over their shoulder. Maybe you ought to look at the facts and hop on board- being a Vols fan is going to be a good ride this year.

MikeInTN writes:

Winning "meaningful games" will solve a lot of things. Can a Dooley let team make this happen? Going 8 - 4 and losing to FL, GA, AL, & SC, won't cut it IMO. Looking forward to seeing how things turn out. GBO!

gc_scvol writes:

Another great hire by KNS. We now have the very WORST alleged sports columnist covering the SEC. Perhaps he should be back in PA defending SOME other school, instead of on this site feeding the TROLLS. Very low class by both KNS and This KID, who might know something about PA basketball, but certainly knows nothing to write about when it comes to TENNESSEE FOOTBALL. I gueess his description simply states Copy and Paste Troll Food. We need positive thought and encouragement, not this phooey. GBO ...VFL

gc_scvol writes:

in response to Butterbeans:

Coach Dooley is on the "hot seat", the program is in disrepair, and no one cares. After over 60 years cheering for the Orange and attending both home and road games, I'm beginning not to care. Maybe we ran Barbara Dooley off too early. We should bring her back and let her dish out a little of her BS just to create interest. The program is at an all time low, and the alumni and fans have been grossly ignored and disrespected. Makes it mighty hard to fill 100,000 seats seven or more times a season.

If you are starting to no longer care, you are not a fan. Find some other place to vent your frustrations. WE NEED POSITIVE THOUGHT. GBO ..VFL

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to SevenT:

Dooley will be the ESPN color analyst next season for sure waiting for an assistant coaching position to open.

I can only hope tucky is stupid enough to keep Joker..It seems that if you were anti-vol and you believe CDD is a terrible coach, you'd want him in as UT's coach?? At any rate I hope Joker remains at the helm for at least 20 more years.

TitanandVolfan4life writes:

Media morons have a job to do and that's meet a deadline with some type of gibberish to fill space.

For some it's talk space on radio and tv and for the rest it's written space in a newspaper or a magazine.

If nick saTan was losing at alaBubba they would hate him too because he's not media friendly either.

CDD follows the nick saTan idea of keeping the media away from the program and players as much as possible so the media hates CDD but keeping media morons away from coaches and players as much as possible is actually a smart thing to do.

No smart coach wants it all over the media about what they're planning or doing in practice because then your opponents find out and you lose a edge or 2 here and there.

I always want to read more info about our Vols teams but I understand why smart coaches want the media morons kept far away from the program.

This is just more "space filler" and more proof about how pathetic and anti-Tennessee KNS really is.

VFL...GBO!!!

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

I could be wrong...but it seems to me like every time we fly under the radar pre season, we end up being really good. I'm gonna side with history and say we shut the media up. 8-4 regular season, 9-4 after a bowl. Anything less IMO will be a major let down.

underthehill writes:

in response to TitanandVolfan4life:

Media morons have a job to do and that's meet a deadline with some type of gibberish to fill space.

For some it's talk space on radio and tv and for the rest it's written space in a newspaper or a magazine.

If nick saTan was losing at alaBubba they would hate him too because he's not media friendly either.

CDD follows the nick saTan idea of keeping the media away from the program and players as much as possible so the media hates CDD but keeping media morons away from coaches and players as much as possible is actually a smart thing to do.

No smart coach wants it all over the media about what they're planning or doing in practice because then your opponents find out and you lose a edge or 2 here and there.

I always want to read more info about our Vols teams but I understand why smart coaches want the media morons kept far away from the program.

This is just more "space filler" and more proof about how pathetic and anti-Tennessee KNS really is.

VFL...GBO!!!

Understanding what you read might help you to know the difference in space filler and news reporting. The article is about what other reporters are saying about UT and has nothing to do with KNS being anti TN..the article explains UT has to so something on the field to be considered a contender.. is this over your head...

underthehill writes:

in response to gc_scvol:

Another great hire by KNS. We now have the very WORST alleged sports columnist covering the SEC. Perhaps he should be back in PA defending SOME other school, instead of on this site feeding the TROLLS. Very low class by both KNS and This KID, who might know something about PA basketball, but certainly knows nothing to write about when it comes to TENNESSEE FOOTBALL. I gueess his description simply states Copy and Paste Troll Food. We need positive thought and encouragement, not this phooey. GBO ...VFL

The KNS and this kid appear to understand what other reporters are saying and this is what the article is about. UT has to prove on the field what the fans hope they can become.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

I could be wrong...but it seems to me like every time we fly under the radar pre season, we end up being really good. I'm gonna side with history and say we shut the media up. 8-4 regular season, 9-4 after a bowl. Anything less IMO will be a major let down.

Agreed, but I honestly feel if UT gets through their first 4 games undefeated (and I believe they will) they could easily gain enough confidence to win 9 regular season games..GBO!!

Fall_Creek_Vols writes:

Just win, baby.

Dalton writes:

in response to FWBVol:

Your posts constantly remind me of the crying Greek soldiers that was approached with compassion by Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great tenderly asked the young man his name, and when he replied, "Alexander," the leader of the known world's demeanor turned to outrage as he said, "Change your name or change your attitude."

You posts tell all of us that you are no true Vols fan.

Historically, Tennessee has been much more than a .500 program. We are the second winningest program in SEC footbal history and a top 10 winning program in the history of the college game.

Every college football program, and that includes, Alabama, Southern Cal, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas and any other top 10 or 20 program you might want to throw out, goes though down cycles. Tennessee has too much to offer as far facilities and tradition to stay down long.

I hope Derek Dooley is the coach that will get us back where we need to be, but if he doesn't turn it around in the next year or two Dave Hart have plenty to offer the next head coach.

Amen!!...and the right response to the driveby posters who spend their computer lab time getting shots off at other teams' fan sites instead of applying for gainful employment...when they're hopefully released properly rehabilitated.

BolivrBob writes:

Sounds like Brendan F. Quinn, is a little testy. The Sentinel sends a basketball writer to cover the SEC Media Days event. Talk about relevance. Sounds like all he did was time coaches and count the number of questions they got. There are some good things going on at UT. We finally have some experience and some depth and REAL fans are looking forward to a good season. We have a good QB and the best receiving corp in the country. A new defensive coordinator bringing a new defense to some good experienced players. We have three Sasquatches coming in with this new class in Phillips, McCullers and O'brien that should have considerable playing time this season. We will be in the Chick-fila game to start off the season in the Georgia Dome against a very good Wolfpack team that has a QB that threw for 31 TDs last year and probably the best secondary in the country. There are some very positive things going on instead of some basketball writer scratching his head to desperately come up with something negative.

NYvolFan writes:

in response to MooseandSquirrelVol:

Actually, Coach Dooley was not grilled about his job security because Coach Saban was asked about it.
Coach Saban said that Dooley was doing a fine job, had walked into a mess and had a streak of bad luck with injuries last year.

He went on to say that he and his staff had a lot of respect for the effort the Vols played with and that Dooley was doing as well as anyone could.

After Saban's endorsement, nobody else thought it wise to attack Dooley.
The lack of questions about his job security was just that simple.
Coach Saban stole their 'thunder'.

I agree, and that was pretty big of Saban to say what he did given who is our defensive coordinator. I like Dooley. He certainly deserves this season to prove himself. Geez...give the guy a break. I feel we will surprise most people.

underthehill writes:

in response to BolivrBob:

Sounds like Brendan F. Quinn, is a little testy. The Sentinel sends a basketball writer to cover the SEC Media Days event. Talk about relevance. Sounds like all he did was time coaches and count the number of questions they got. There are some good things going on at UT. We finally have some experience and some depth and REAL fans are looking forward to a good season. We have a good QB and the best receiving corp in the country. A new defensive coordinator bringing a new defense to some good experienced players. We have three Sasquatches coming in with this new class in Phillips, McCullers and O'brien that should have considerable playing time this season. We will be in the Chick-fila game to start off the season in the Georgia Dome against a very good Wolfpack team that has a QB that threw for 31 TDs last year and probably the best secondary in the country. There are some very positive things going on instead of some basketball writer scratching his head to desperately come up with something negative.

Wrong..the article is about the perception of the national media and not the perception of some basketball writer..might help you to make a competent comment if you scratched your head..

gillblog writes:

in response to mdvol:

I don't give a damn what is written, or not written. Especially in the NY Times. Whoopdeedoo.

They'll be writing about the VOLS in January.

Bray to Hunter for 80 yards on play number one in the GA Dome.

VOLS hang 100 in their first 2 games. Start 4-0.

I'm 100% for your first offensive play call of the season.

No sense at all in playing a waiting game or being patient for this team....just play it like Peyton says when he's up to the line and see's the defense is not quite set:
"ATTACK ! ATTACK ! ATTACK !"

borovol1956 writes:

More than 1,000 media outlets? And a good time was had by all! And a writer gets paid for writing about nothing being written. What a wonderful world!

jamgod writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

I think I "dated" her in college.

You know, I hope I am around when someone kicks the living @#%& outa' you for your idiocy, hopefully it will be me because your run your pie hole about my wife....'course people like you just hide behind a keyboard in their momma's basement....so irrelavent in life you are.

BolivrBob writes:

in response to underthehill:

Wrong..the article is about the perception of the national media and not the perception of some basketball writer..might help you to make a competent comment if you scratched your head..

Dennis Dodd is NOT the entire national media. He's just one guy. Read in the Charlotte Observer, not long ago, that State ranks this UT game like a bowl game . Another article by KC Joyner at ESPN...A dangerous offense and a more disruptive D will lead the Vols back. In reviewing some of your posts, it seems you are the only one that knows anything. You seem to use the word judgment a lot, or as YOU spell it; judgement. Of course, really competent people like yourself shouldn't worry about such trivialities. Geesh!!! What a maroon!!!!

BolivrBob writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

I think I "dated" her in college.

You really need your arse kicked for that

underthehill writes:

in response to BolivrBob:

Dennis Dodd is NOT the entire national media. He's just one guy. Read in the Charlotte Observer, not long ago, that State ranks this UT game like a bowl game . Another article by KC Joyner at ESPN...A dangerous offense and a more disruptive D will lead the Vols back. In reviewing some of your posts, it seems you are the only one that knows anything. You seem to use the word judgment a lot, or as YOU spell it; judgement. Of course, really competent people like yourself shouldn't worry about such trivialities. Geesh!!! What a maroon!!!!

It is not Dennis Dodd only..it is a the majority of national reporters who attended..that is why the time spent with Dooley was less than anyone else..try reading the article again..I appreciate you reviewing my posts and hope you learned how to be an adult and understand what you read. I would never consider reviewing any immature junk such as you participate in..

mocsandvolsfan writes:

None of us really like the comments most coaches make before and sometimes after the season. Not just Dooley. 'Cause really they're just guessing like the rest of us. I think though that Dooley IS optimistic about the upcoming schedule. I say schedule because really it ain't that bad. I think he feels we can at the very least have a winning season. I think he feels really optimistic about our chances in the East. I think he knows we'll do well. I like his thinking. I feel like supporting his optimism. I feel he wants and expects to win. I like coach Dooley. I believe. I'm a believer. There's not a trace of doubt in my mind Oooh I'm in love ohhh I'm a believer I couldn't leave UT if I tried. I thought winning was only true in fairy tales...etc etc.

BolivrBob writes:

in response to underthehill:

It is not Dennis Dodd only..it is a the majority of national reporters who attended..that is why the time spent with Dooley was less than anyone else..try reading the article again..I appreciate you reviewing my posts and hope you learned how to be an adult and understand what you read. I would never consider reviewing any immature junk such as you participate in..

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10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to VFL_Troll_Patrol:

Ok. This is a completely useless story. First off:

NEWS: (The average coach at SEC Media Day was asked 17 questions, with LSU's Les Miles leading the way at 27.)

VFL-TP says: "The average coach??" Is there even such a thing? Your either good or bad at coaching, not in between.

2nd: NEWS: (Dooley's press conference flew by in a scant 15 minutes. Saban spoke for 37 minutes.)

VFL-TP says: Who cares??

3rd: NEWS: (Once you get past Derek Dooley and Tyler Bray, there's just no compelling reason to write about them — you're just repeating yourself," Dodd concluded. "They've got to get out and start winning.)

VFL-TP: Says: Start winning? Thanks for pointing out the obvious Dodd! What kind of name is "Dodd" anyway?
No compelling reason to write about them? Well Duuuuh, thats how the media works. Can't make money if you don't have the hottest story.

4th: (We're waiting to see where it goes — if it trends upward and they start competing again in the (SEC) East or if they spin their wheels in the mud, which has been the case. Otherwise, there's just nothing there to write about.)

Waiting to see where it goes? So are 100,000+ other UT fans around the country. NEXT PLEASE!

"Its called media for a good reason!" Media days is only show and tell for news writers. Its not a place to go impress to get votes and hope that your team will magically play better if you win a Media War. Like having the longest podium time with the best answers will win you a magical boost for the season. Its fun but totally irrelevant to the teams success. If you ask me, Dodd is the one who is running out of stories to talk about. He's practically blabbering on about what everyone else already knows. Give us some real news! Oh wait, not any good ones out there right? Wouldn't want to repeat yourself....

*Im always watching*

We are the Tennessee Volunteers (Charlie Daniels)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXoHG_...

I think there may be a few more than "100,000+" UT fans around the country. Dang, there are that many just in the stadium on game day!

Tru138 writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

I think I "dated" her in college.

Why don't you go to Section A, Row 43, Seat 30 and tell him yourself?

Rumblefish writes:

Is Seinfeld trickling down to the SEC? A story about nothing???

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