First quarter: Vanderbilt 3, Tennessee 0

Fans pass through the Vandyville tailgating area before Tennessee faced Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Fans pass through the Vandyville tailgating area before Tennessee faced Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

NASHVILLE — Vanderbilt leads 3-0 after the first quarter, thanks to Carey Spear's 19-yard field goal.

Prentiss Waggner saved a touchdown and four points when he knocked Zac Stacy out of bounds at the UT 5 after a 72-yard pass.

Tennessee never threatened in the period. Tyler Bray had a hard time finding open receivers. Michael Palardy punted twice and Bray missed a fourth-down pass at the Vandy 33.

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jobrando#216494 writes:

Same ole vandy and same ole song...They going to get the chit kicked out of their golden pants

redskinvol1 writes:

DOOLEY IS A LOSER!! WHY IS BRAY NOT IN THERE? FIRE DOOLEY NOW!!

vol98champ writes:

This is one really dumb team.

DavidB writes:

Dooley is officially an idiot. Why pull bray to put Worley in.

redskinvol1 writes:

in response to vol98champ:

This is one really dumb team.

THIS IS A DUMB COACH NOT TEAM.FIRE DOOLEY NOW!!

HtownVol writes:

Only Dooley would pull a 1st round QB to attempt to throw away a game.

WHAT A MORON!!!!

OLROCKYTOP writes:

Dooley benches the leading passer in the SEC? I'm officially done with Dooley!! How dumb you gotta be?? Put Tyler back in Dumb___!!!

vol_mania82 writes:

Are you kidding me??? he benched bray??? good call doofus way to inspire your team...oh wow worley interception yeah real good call...can anyone believe he gets paid 2 mil plus...to make these bone headed decisions.... omg when is going to get fired!!!!

stormblast writes:

I don't understand the benching of Bray. Putting Worley in that situation, then putting the defense in this situation. Makes no sense.

Now a touchdown.

Congratulations Dooley.

Someone explain to me why we paid good money for this?

vol98champ writes:

Dooley is not dumb. He just has no idea how to coach or control a team.

AirForceVol2786 writes:

Words cannot describe the complete lack of intellegence that exists within the brain of Derek Dooley.

willtowin writes:

I am begining to think Dooley is deliberately throwing games. I wonder if he bets against the Vols in Vegas. Nobody is this stupid!

AirForceVol2786 writes:

Please Dooley, just go away. You are banned from Knoxville. Do not get back on the bus! Please Dave Hart, end our collective misery.

jtdavis#215752 writes:

Dooley is daring them to fire him. GRANT HIS WISH!

OLROCKYTOP writes:

"HELLO MCFLY" put back in BRAY!!! What the he11 is your problem!!!

6972 writes:

I am sure DD had a reason to pull TB, BUT I don't have a clue what it is. Dumb as far as I can see....just my opinion.

UTKin1992 writes:

Dooley should direct movies. He makes great highlight films for ugly teams every week.

Stooley_Dinks writes:

I do not understand why everyone is questioning Dooley's decision to put in Bray. Dooley proved a long time ago that he wasn't exactly the Einstein of College Football.

And, does it really matter? We are not to the 4th Quarter yet. Remember what happens then???

Gunzilla writes:

Dooley is on the take. Fire him now!

tensie2004 writes:

If Bray had any nuts he would tell Dooley to get !!!!!!!! and catch the first ride he could get back to Knoxville.

gobigorange1 writes:

I understand benching a quarterback who's being "loose" with the ball.

Benching a quarterback who has a pass tipped is idiotic. Granted, not Bray's best performance thus far but what the hell? Is he TRYING to lose us this game, and his locker room, all at the same time?

OLROCKYTOP writes:

Hey Dooley, if you wanna pull somebody, pull Sunseri off the coaching staff. That makes more sense.

Stooley_Dinks writes:

If you want to question something, why is it mandated that we have to try at least one Pig Howard play to the wide side once we reach the Red Zone when it hasn't worked once?

PinballWizard writes:

I wonder if the reason Worley is playing is due to Bray disrespected Dooley to his face. Can we fire Dooley at halftime?

Stooley_Dinks writes:

Before the FG attempt, I am just going to question again why Dooley does not know that we have a left footed kicker? We should be on the left side of the field. Now, if he makes it, he makes it. But if not...

HtownVol writes:

Brock Huard just referred to Dooley as "the attorney".

That says it all

cyclonevol87 writes:

Dooleys getting ready for next year!! just kidding

OLROCKYTOP writes:

in response to HtownVol:

Brock Huard just referred to Dooley as "the attorney".

That says it all

Yea, I caught that also.

Vols4life77 writes:

Well if that was a touchdown drive I would have felt better. Maybe pulling him will light a fire in his butt in the second half. Bray has been off but you have to put him back in to start the second half..

mdvol writes:

Gruden asked for some game film on Worley.

jobrando#216494 writes:

in response to PinballWizard:

I wonder if the reason Worley is playing is due to Bray disrespected Dooley to his face. Can we fire Dooley at halftime?

He's fired already....

redskinvol1 writes:

WHY TAKE BRAY OUT JUST TO PUT HIM BACK IN DURING THE THIRD?HE COULD HAVE SCORED BEFORE HALFTIME.DOOLEY IS A BAD COACH.FIRE DOOLEY NOW!!

jobrando#216494 writes:

Well folks..where is all the Sal blasters?

redskinvol1 writes:

in response to jobrando#216494:

Well folks..where is all the Sal blasters?

SAL SUCKS!!

volpreacher writes:

in response to OLROCKYTOP:

Hey Dooley, if you wanna pull somebody, pull Sunseri off the coaching staff. That makes more sense.

Actually I don't understand the benching of Bray, but don't pick on the defense they are playing really good other than the opening run.

vol98champ writes:

Let's face facts Tennessee fans. Bray has been awful so far.

bfowler1161#262198 writes:

in response to HtownVol:

Only Dooley would pull a 1st round QB to attempt to throw away a game.

WHAT A MORON!!!!

You mean for pulling a late pick or I drafted free agent?

Vols4life77 writes:

in response to Stooley_Dinks:

Before the FG attempt, I am just going to question again why Dooley does not know that we have a left footed kicker? We should be on the left side of the field. Now, if he makes it, he makes it. But if not...

Well ya see you are a complete Dooley hater so you will find anything and everything to complain about so I will break down third down for you. You see the check down receiver was marlin lane check down you get it. So he wasn't the primary receiver in that particular offensive play . Could he have slid in the flats on the left hash? I guess but if palardy can't hit a FG under 30 yards it's on palardy not Dooley. Dooley is fired you don't have to nitpick every single decision.

movinonup writes:

This may be totally out of line, but I swear Bray looks sick or on something - his eyes are glassed over....but then again, so are mine after watching this first half.

jhayes0926#638474 writes:

in response to jobrando#216494:

Well folks..where is all the Sal blasters?

Not second half yet. Remember mizzou only had 7 at the half.

UTKin1992 writes:

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vol98champ writes:

in response to PinballWizard:

I wonder if the reason Worley is playing is due to Bray disrespected Dooley to his face. Can we fire Dooley at halftime?

Bray will get a lot of coaches fired if he ever gets a chance somewhere else. He is a looser and brat. Great arm. Nothing else.

jt45 writes:

Wow where did all those Dooley supporters go ? Worley has hardly played all year and gets picked almost immediately. Well coach your halfway to your goal of losing another one. Enjoy all that money you never earned.

LOL ! One more year,one more year

jobrando#216494 writes:

in response to redskinvol1:

SAL SUCKS!!

Funny.....Defense holds vandy to 13 and we are losing and it's still Sal's fault...could it be the offense is back to facing a decent team?????? we are 0-6 in the sec

OLROCKYTOP writes:

in response to volpreacher:

Actually I don't understand the benching of Bray, but don't pick on the defense they are playing really good other than the opening run.

We are gonna end up having to put 45+ on the board if we have a chance to win. This game is far from over. Don't forget how our halftime adjustments go.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to HtownVol:

Only Dooley would pull a 1st round QB to attempt to throw away a game.

WHAT A MORON!!!!

He stands to make 5 million dollars for being incompetent..JAT.

stormblast writes:

in response to jobrando#216494:

Well folks..where is all the Sal blasters?

UT's defense is 111th in the nation. It's near the end of the season where the stats can blast Sal. The stats are echoing what we all have known for some time now.

Vol_USArmy_Soldier writes:

UT down at the half. Vols struggling. Questions on coaching. Fans pissed.

I've seen this movie before.

RealVolFanForLIFE writes:

Hopefully pulling Bray will help him settle down for the second half before this game gets out of hand. He is totally out of his game 6/17 with an int. His range is off. He's not looking off receivers so he's telegraphing his throws. Hopefully he'll wake up and have a strong second half. If he does we can win this game. If not I'm not sure Worley can handle the pressure Vandy will throw at him.

movinonup writes:

Worley's pass to the end zone did hit the first round draft pick in the dad gummed helmet. If the ball hits you in the head, you should catch it.

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