Former Vol Bryce Brown's record night can't save Eagles, 30-22

Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown (34) scores a touchdown as Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman hangs on in the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown (34) scores a touchdown as Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman hangs on in the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Brown sprinting down the visitors’ sideline on Monday night past overmatched defenders is evidence that there could be something more entertaining during the next month than simply waiting for the final decision on Andy Reid’s future.

The record-setting performance of Brown, who played at the University of Tennessee for Lane Kiffin in 2009 before transferring to Kansas State, in a 30-22 loss to the Carolina Panthers, along with the development of other rookies, will be among the reasons to pay attention to the final five games of the season.

There certainly will not be any chance of a winning season. The Eagles, thanks in large part to Brown’s two crushing fumbles, ensured that was not a possibility with their seventh consecutive loss, to a team that entered the game with a 2-8 record. Before the season, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said an 8-8 finish would be unacceptable. At that point, there was reason to wonder if Reid would be fired this season if the team failed to deliver.

Now the question only seems to be when.

“We understand we got eight losses,” Reid said. “We completely understand that. But what we’re going to do is continue to fight and continue to get better.”

Reid will remain resolute, because that’s how he is wired. He coaches the next practice, the next play, the next game. But the most important part of what’s shaping into what may be his final five games in Philadelphia might be the development of young players, such as Brown and quarterback Nick Foles.

Brown started at running back for LeSean McCoy on Monday, while Foles replaced Michael Vick for the second consecutive game. Both McCoy and Vick were out with concussions.

Brown finished with an Eagles rookie-record 178 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

“Given the opportunity, I wanted to take the advantage of it,” Brown said.

Foles completed 16 of 21 passes for 119 yards. The Eagles top receiver was Jeremy Maclin, who responded from last week’s no-catch performance with five receptions for 55 yards.

Brown’s presence was felt from the opening drive, when he rushed twice for 26 yards to help the Eagles to a 3-0 lead. The Panthers delayed Brown’s impending highlights by scoring touchdowns on consecutive drives, both of which included breakdowns by the defense.

The Eagles pass coverage — celebrated before the season, ridiculed since — continued its string of games in which cornerbacks, safeties and linebackers are left looking at each other after big plays from their opponents.

Momentum for the Eagles resurfaced in the second quarter when Brown took a handoff around the right end and outran everyone on Carolina’s defense for a 65-yard touchdown. It was the longest rush of the Eagles season and served as Brown’s introduction to Eagles fans — the most devoted of whom only knew him as a college flameout with a name bigger than his production.

Brown was productive on the Eagles’ next drive, which concluded with Alex Henery’s 45-yard field goal to give the Eagles a 15-14 halftime lead.

The Panthers opened the third quarter with an 11-play, 95-yard touchdown drive to take the lead, yet the Eagles responded to regain the lead after Maclin drew a 51-yard pass interference call and Brown ran for a five-yard score.

Brown’s, however, made major mistakes. He fumbled twice in the third quarter. One came on the Eagles 43-yard line after the defense forced a three and out and the Eagles were holding a 22-21 lead.

“You get caught up in fighting for extra yardage and giving your all ... and fumbles are going to occur,” Brown said. “I’ll bounce back.”

The Panthers took a 23-22 lead on the ensuing drive with a 23-yard field goal. The Eagles could not answer after Brown was stuffed on a fourth and one, and Carolina took over.

The Panthers answered with a touchdown — one that would have put the game out of reach, but they missed the extra point.

Even this gift was spoiled. Brandon Boykin, another rookie, fumbled the kickoff return to give the ball back to the Panthers. And when the Eagles could have potentially forced the Panthers off the field, rookie Mychal Kendricks was whistled with a costly penalty to give Carolina a first down.

That’s the problem with playing so many inexperienced players. They make rookie errors.

“We’ve got to learn. We’ve got young players who are playing in here. We’ve got to keep working to get better,” Reid said.

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©2012 The Philadelphia Inquirer

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CarlChilders writes:

Saving himself for the NFL I suppose. What a waste college would be if he were to have been injured.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

Yeah, because his two fumbles erased his contributions.

SummittsCourt writes:

Don't miss him at all. He did nothing at KSU and went undrafted, now he has a big game and suddenly he's news. PLEASE!

voldawg writes:

Does anyone really consider Bryce Brown a "former" VOL? He was on the team but he was not a VOL in my opinion.

Flyfisherman writes:

MNF documented BB's circuitous rout to the NFL pretty well...highly recruited by Lane Kiffin, left UT to go play with his bro @ KST and then quiting after two games...now future HOF. Who says hard work doesn't pay off?

PUL4VOLS writes:

Yeah love the yo-yo continuance of Bryce Brown. He runs for 178 and two tders, yet fumbles twice which costs the team greatly. That sounds about the way his career has gone. He was the top recruit to silently quitting on the Vols to actually quitting on KSU. But he has his chance now and maybe he can man up and make the most of it. But BB man, you gotta hang onto the ball! Poor Eagles are toast.

Smokey91 writes:

Time to let bygones be bygones. BB is gone. LK is gone. DD is gone. Yeah, I don't miss the kid either but I was happy to see him having a second chance with the Eagles. I think his Dad had a lot to do with BB's troubles with UT and KSU.

Clayeagle writes:

Bryce Who???????????

Ayres_Hall writes:

in response to voldawg:

Does anyone really consider Bryce Brown a "former" VOL? He was on the team but he was not a VOL in my opinion.

I don't.

voloffaith writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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OFF TOPIC.....just wanted to let you know that Coach Dooley is gone so you can quit your tirades.....article on BB and you never referenced his name........post your drivel about former coach on article that is relevant to your rants.....oh btw players leave and show that they aren't team players elsewhere and you think they are gems with a good nfl game(cough cough 2 fumbles).........

on topic, mister brown was good last nyt except he put it on the turf twice......Andy Reid will end up where? Reid family has had it rough this year...coach loses son and keeps on coaching as if nothing has happened(by all appearances)

SBWB2 writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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Thanks for the link, must read material.

Vol_in_Mich writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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Every Vol fan should read that CTF article. Include the link everytime you post. This is going to hurt the Vols for years to come. Tried to tell folks whatshisname was a jerk but the only ones who listened weren't "real Vol fans"
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/20... READ IT!

BlueHarley writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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I've got a couple of dead horses you might want to shoot................

CoverOrange writes:

in response to Vol_in_Mich:

Every Vol fan should read that CTF article. Include the link everytime you post. This is going to hurt the Vols for years to come. Tried to tell folks whatshisname was a jerk but the only ones who listened weren't "real Vol fans"
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/20... READ IT!

Did you ever explain how you, being 500 miles away from Knoxville, undeniably knew that DD was an arrogant jerk? Maybe that's why your opinion was thrown in the bin of "everybody has one."

suggest_removal_4_all_troll_posts writes:

in response to SummittsCourt:

Don't miss him at all. He did nothing at KSU and went undrafted, now he has a big game and suddenly he's news. PLEASE!

Brown was drafted in the 7th round.

voloffaith writes:

When a man is down and can't answer back the stone throwers heave away with reckless abandon don't they? " He who is without sin...."

CoverOrange writes:

Does anyone else find it interesting how non-chalant BB is about his fumbles? Wonder if that is why he rode the bench until now.

CoverOrange writes:

in response to voloffaith:

When a man is down and can't answer back the stone throwers heave away with reckless abandon don't they? " He who is without sin...."

He was down? By contact? I didn't hear the whistle!

Geofffourmyle writes:

in response to CoverOrange:

Did you ever explain how you, being 500 miles away from Knoxville, undeniably knew that DD was an arrogant jerk? Maybe that's why your opinion was thrown in the bin of "everybody has one."

There was plenty of evidence from the start of this year at least that Dooley was an arrogant jerk.

Glenn Ford is right. The people who called BS on all the Dooley worship were excoriated for having a different view than the great unwashed Dooley lovers.

Expect, and be able to deal with, a bunch of well deserved - "We told you so."

Looky here:

This was in a saved e-mail folder on an ID I don't much use.

To: WalterXXXX <WalterXXXX@aol.com>
Sent: Tue, Apr 17, 2012 3:10 pm
Subject: Vols

Note the date: 4/17/12

NC State L
Georgia State W
Florida Toss up
Akron W
at Georgia L
Open Date
at Mississippi State L
Alabama L
at South Carolina L
Troy W
Missouri L
at Vanderbilt L

--------------------------------- End April data.

Actual:

NC State W
Georgia State W
Florida L
Akron W
at Georgia L
Open Date
at Mississippi State L
Alabama L
at South Carolina L
Troy W
Missouri L
at Vanderbilt L

For some reason I left Kentucky off.

Dooley was an open book to some people.

Walt

UT '81

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

Same Idiots still say "we didnt need him". Brown like other Vols bolted early from the Dooley mess. I don't blame him at all along with Douglas or Oku. I told you people for two years Dooley was losing more talent than he brought in each year. A good coaching staff could have kept all thos guys like Janzen Jackson and Darick. To the ones that say you are glad to see Brown go, enjoy that 1-7 SEC run and two straight years sitting home for the Holidays.

Stepchild_nFL writes:

So he quits the Vols to go to the NFL and fumble away Reid's job to steel Gruden from the Vols. How ironic.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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Not sure where you find time to regurgitate the same pointless diatribe day-in and day-out. You must have very few friends… if any.

What are you seeking? A medal? Blog cred? Fine, you win the prize... Dooley was a bad hire. Congrats! However, in case you’re a little slow on the uptake, Dooley has been fired. Certainly you can find something else to complain about other than an individual who’s no longer there and the people who may have supported him. C’mon man… come up with something new and refreshing. This stupid, unimaginative ‘Doolaid’ rant ranks right up there with the Zook jokes.

If you’re going to criticize, at least come up with something more original so I don’t feel as though I just wasted valuable time reading something that’s been said 1,000 times over again. I’m here for entertainment, not boredom.

CoverOrange writes:

in response to Geofffourmyle:

There was plenty of evidence from the start of this year at least that Dooley was an arrogant jerk.

Glenn Ford is right. The people who called BS on all the Dooley worship were excoriated for having a different view than the great unwashed Dooley lovers.

Expect, and be able to deal with, a bunch of well deserved - "We told you so."

Looky here:

This was in a saved e-mail folder on an ID I don't much use.

To: WalterXXXX <WalterXXXX@aol.com>
Sent: Tue, Apr 17, 2012 3:10 pm
Subject: Vols

Note the date: 4/17/12

NC State L
Georgia State W
Florida Toss up
Akron W
at Georgia L
Open Date
at Mississippi State L
Alabama L
at South Carolina L
Troy W
Missouri L
at Vanderbilt L

--------------------------------- End April data.

Actual:

NC State W
Georgia State W
Florida L
Akron W
at Georgia L
Open Date
at Mississippi State L
Alabama L
at South Carolina L
Troy W
Missouri L
at Vanderbilt L

For some reason I left Kentucky off.

Dooley was an open book to some people.

Walt

UT '81

Not sure how Walt being prescient this one time in his predictions explains how he knew Dooley was a jerk. Walt repeated himself often, and often substituted opinion for fact. The only opinions that mattered were the players and coaches in the locker room and they weren't talking. Unless Walt, et al, was part of that inner circle, his observations of Dooley's behavior was no more than circumstancial evidence. One of life's lessons I haved learned many times is that there is always "the rest of the story."

CoverOrange writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

Same Idiots still say "we didnt need him". Brown like other Vols bolted early from the Dooley mess. I don't blame him at all along with Douglas or Oku. I told you people for two years Dooley was losing more talent than he brought in each year. A good coaching staff could have kept all thos guys like Janzen Jackson and Darick. To the ones that say you are glad to see Brown go, enjoy that 1-7 SEC run and two straight years sitting home for the Holidays.

You seem to forget that Brown wanted to come back but Dooley wouldn't fork over the promises that Lane promised him. A good coaching staff would have kept JJ and DR? What, locked them in their rooms? I love how you guys just make stuff up to justify your slanted view.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

Same Idiots still say "we didnt need him". Brown like other Vols bolted early from the Dooley mess. I don't blame him at all along with Douglas or Oku. I told you people for two years Dooley was losing more talent than he brought in each year. A good coaching staff could have kept all thos guys like Janzen Jackson and Darick. To the ones that say you are glad to see Brown go, enjoy that 1-7 SEC run and two straight years sitting home for the Holidays.

Funny coming from the same idiot trolls who like to whine and want to brag about being the ‘enlightened one’ all the time. You people seeking credibility on internet blogs are pathetic!

Hope you enjoy your constant b!tch!ing and monkey-spanking every day… cause it’s obvious you don’t have a life beyond blogging.

Oh yeah… DOOLEY WAS FIRED ya doofus! Move on. The rest of us are.

Geofffourmyle writes:

in response to CoverOrange:

Not sure how Walt being prescient this one time in his predictions explains how he knew Dooley was a jerk. Walt repeated himself often, and often substituted opinion for fact. The only opinions that mattered were the players and coaches in the locker room and they weren't talking. Unless Walt, et al, was part of that inner circle, his observations of Dooley's behavior was no more than circumstancial evidence. One of life's lessons I haved learned many times is that there is always "the rest of the story."

Seven coaches left.

That's talking pretty loud.

Walt

UT '81

Volunteer-Varmint writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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Glen,

A lot of the problems do fall on Dooley but I think the majority of UT's downfall over the last 5 years or so goes kinda like this...

#1. College football passed Fulmer like NASCAR

#2. Fulmer REFUSED to hire a quality OC

#3. Hamilton hired an ignorant jerk named Lame.

#4. Lame told Tosh Boyd "You don't fit in"

#5. Kiffin recruits 5* thugs.

#6. Lame bolts for fun in the sun.

#7. Out of desperation to get a coach before NSD, Hamilton hires Derek DUFUS (#6 on the list of candidates if I remember).

#8. Only good thing to happen, Dufus saves recruiting.

#9. Dufus in WAY OVER HIS HEAD!!!!!!!

#10. The last three years says it all.

#11. Dufus gone! Coach hunt ongoing.

#12. There is light at the end of the tunnel FINALLY.

VolsInYourMouth writes:

Bryce Brown quit UT.
Bryce Brown quit Kansas St.
Bryce Brown is simply a quitter.
Couldn't care any less about this guy.
As already stated I don't consider him a former Vol.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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Constructive criticism?!? Is that what you call constantly bashing others opinions and referring to them as ‘Doolaid Drinkers’ simply because they view things differently!?

And let me get this straight… you expect people here to believe any BS story that comes from random internet trolls who claim to have ‘insider information’ via a blog??? Are you kidding?? If you have so much insider info, how come you’re not working in sports. And if you are, please provide your name, contact info, and references… maybe then I’ll start believing you.

We all know you whine all the time. But you also claim to be a fan, yet never offer any constructive solutions. The program has been drowning and all you want to do is sit back and describe the water. That’s not being a ‘fan’… that’s being a pot-stirring nuisance. And then you wonder why people get defensive?!?

Until you prove otherwise, you’re just a Doolaid Hating Troll! But hey, don’t call me names… I’m just offering constructive criticism.

standfast#211788 writes:

(1) Got fooled by Kiffin/Orgeron smoke and mirrors. (2) Wanted everything given to him instead of working for it like everyone else. (3) Left a great opportunity to be starting TB at UT in his Sophomore year. (4) Blew off Kansas State for some inexplicable reason. (5) Lucked out landing with NFL club. (6) Had a good night rushing, but fumbled twice. (7) Should have stayed at UT, worked hard, earned a starting job, learned to carry the ball high & tight. (8) Could have gained 3500-4000 yards in a four year career at UT. (9) Could have earned a bachelors degree. (10) Could have been an important leader on a team that needed a big strong running back. (11) Could have been drafted in Round 1 or 2 and made millions. Just another immature kid with a lot of talent who read his press releases once too often, got poor advice, fell for the huckster's spiel, and made bad decisions over and over. Hopefully, he has learned something from all his mistakes and can hang on with the Eagles and make something of himself. He has surely whiffed on everything else up to this point.

Geofffourmyle writes:

in response to Volunteer-Varmint:

Glen,

A lot of the problems do fall on Dooley but I think the majority of UT's downfall over the last 5 years or so goes kinda like this...

#1. College football passed Fulmer like NASCAR

#2. Fulmer REFUSED to hire a quality OC

#3. Hamilton hired an ignorant jerk named Lame.

#4. Lame told Tosh Boyd "You don't fit in"

#5. Kiffin recruits 5* thugs.

#6. Lame bolts for fun in the sun.

#7. Out of desperation to get a coach before NSD, Hamilton hires Derek DUFUS (#6 on the list of candidates if I remember).

#8. Only good thing to happen, Dufus saves recruiting.

#9. Dufus in WAY OVER HIS HEAD!!!!!!!

#10. The last three years says it all.

#11. Dufus gone! Coach hunt ongoing.

#12. There is light at the end of the tunnel FINALLY.

The flaw in your analysis is that CPF had the Vols in the SECCG less than a year before was fired.

Walt

UT '81

cyclonevol87 writes:

in response to Geofffourmyle:

There was plenty of evidence from the start of this year at least that Dooley was an arrogant jerk.

Glenn Ford is right. The people who called BS on all the Dooley worship were excoriated for having a different view than the great unwashed Dooley lovers.

Expect, and be able to deal with, a bunch of well deserved - "We told you so."

Looky here:

This was in a saved e-mail folder on an ID I don't much use.

To: WalterXXXX <WalterXXXX@aol.com>
Sent: Tue, Apr 17, 2012 3:10 pm
Subject: Vols

Note the date: 4/17/12

NC State L
Georgia State W
Florida Toss up
Akron W
at Georgia L
Open Date
at Mississippi State L
Alabama L
at South Carolina L
Troy W
Missouri L
at Vanderbilt L

--------------------------------- End April data.

Actual:

NC State W
Georgia State W
Florida L
Akron W
at Georgia L
Open Date
at Mississippi State L
Alabama L
at South Carolina L
Troy W
Missouri L
at Vanderbilt L

For some reason I left Kentucky off.

Dooley was an open book to some people.

Walt

UT '81

If you keep looking in the past you will never see the future.

CoverOrange writes:

in response to Geofffourmyle:

Seven coaches left.

That's talking pretty loud.

Walt

UT '81

Doesn't prove he was a jerk, just proves they saw the writing on the wall or maybe Hart told them to get lost. Johnny Majors was a jerk and managed a few winning seasons. Gruden has been known to be nasty at times. Saban went through several OCs in his time. What is important is whether they can coach, manage coaches, motivate players and recruit to win. Being a jerk does not mean he can't win. Joker Phillips was well liked by players and assts but lost a lot, too.

Point is, if Kevin Steele hadn't imploded against West Virginia last year and had just an average defense this year at UT, Dooley would have had 3 or 4 more wins likely and still have his job.

Dooley lost his job for the same reason Fulmer lost his, poor judgement of assts. Something you could not foresee.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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One simple question - Since Dooley has been fired (along with the man who hired him), what are you hoping to accomplish with your incessant whining and complete obsession with him and the people who may have liked him? I figured you'd be jumping up and down... not continuing to b!tch about him.

baldingalum writes:

I couldn't believe how good Brown looked last night. He ran fast and hard, had great moves but what I was amazed by was his vision. How does a guy who played so little at the college level have the ability to see the holes and the next level that well?

born2ride writes:

The Eagles fans want Jon Gruden to replace Andy Reid.

10SE writes:

I don't like Cam Newton one bit, as I see him as a total fake......including his illeagal college career at Auburn, imo.....but I had a hard time cheering for Bryce Brown.

eVOLved writes:

in response to Geofffourmyle:

Seven coaches left.

That's talking pretty loud.

Walt

UT '81

Much like Walt ('81), I am psychic. I will paste the powerball numbers that I correctly predict, thoughtfully documented in an email. I'll paste to a thread after the fact, of course.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Well, unless you happen to know powerful people who you can convince to dismiss the Hart/Cheek combo, you're just wasting your time complaining non-stop on message boards.

Hart knows how important this hire is. Let's just see what he produces before we start the 'fire everyone' campaign again. Because despite what you think, firing everyone at the first sign of adversity is not always the best resolve. I'm sure you wouldn't want colleagues calling for your termination everytime they disagreed with a business decision you made.

Theo writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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And I repeat - jerk - the man is gone. Not just down but out. Gone...as in not at UT any longer. Has your life revolved so totally around hating DD that you can't move on? GET HELP!!!!!!!!
BTW, UT is NOT HIRING FULMER. You should try and get that fact into your warped world as well.
Why don't you do all Vol Fans a favor and never return to this board. You are not a Vol Fan and don't belong here.
I repeat DD is gone, he is no longer the coach of the Vols. He is, however, much, much, much, much, richer than you now and I hope that makes you choke on your cheetos every night.

Supersayin1 writes:

in response to SummittsCourt:

Don't miss him at all. He did nothing at KSU and went undrafted, now he has a big game and suddenly he's news. PLEASE!

S You don't Miss him??? So you think Lane and Neal are better SEC RB's? You don't think he could have made a difference behind the O-line we have this year had he stayed with us? You don't think he would have been our feature tail back?? Really????

Theo writes:

in response to Geofffourmyle:

There was plenty of evidence from the start of this year at least that Dooley was an arrogant jerk.

Glenn Ford is right. The people who called BS on all the Dooley worship were excoriated for having a different view than the great unwashed Dooley lovers.

Expect, and be able to deal with, a bunch of well deserved - "We told you so."

Looky here:

This was in a saved e-mail folder on an ID I don't much use.

To: WalterXXXX <WalterXXXX@aol.com>
Sent: Tue, Apr 17, 2012 3:10 pm
Subject: Vols

Note the date: 4/17/12

NC State L
Georgia State W
Florida Toss up
Akron W
at Georgia L
Open Date
at Mississippi State L
Alabama L
at South Carolina L
Troy W
Missouri L
at Vanderbilt L

--------------------------------- End April data.

Actual:

NC State W
Georgia State W
Florida L
Akron W
at Georgia L
Open Date
at Mississippi State L
Alabama L
at South Carolina L
Troy W
Missouri L
at Vanderbilt L

For some reason I left Kentucky off.

Dooley was an open book to some people.

Walt

UT '81

Well you would obviously recognize arrogant jerks as you have mirrors in your house.

Geofffourmyle writes:

in response to cyclonevol87:

If you keep looking in the past you will never see the future.

"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past." - Patrick Henry

Only the guilty fear the past.

Here is more of Patrick Henry's speech, you ignorant POS.

MR. PRESIDENT: it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it."

I have a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Tennessee.

Before you crack down on the past, you better consider that.

Walt

UT '81

1986sugarbowl writes:

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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This article was a good, true representation on how coaches and young men feel when not paid attention to. I know first hand that this is true. When I coached, there were certain teams that was on top of my guys and I was in contact for my players quite a bit. You really do appreciate the opportunity even thought some were snakes in the grass and some you didn't trust, but then there were those that were really genuine guys, This can really hurt and destroy a program. Perhaps UT will never understand the consequences of what took place under Coach Dooley. I just hope the new staff can salvage some of these relationships and land some decent recruits. Thanks for the post!!

DukeDeLuca2 writes:

Bryce Brown is an exceptional physical specimen and may or may not become an NFL superstar.

Bryce Brown ran exactly 3 plays at Kansas State.

Bryce Brown would never have played at Tennessee because Phil Fulmer wouldn't have recruited someone of such well-documented character shortcomings. It took a low life like Lane Kiffin to do that.

Bryce Brown did nothing at Tennessee to impress Tennessee fans.

Let him go and wish him well.

Geofffourmyle writes:

in response to Theo:

Well you would obviously recognize arrogant jerks as you have mirrors in your house.

You get all this and modesty too.

Walt

UT '81

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