Govols247: Vols 'still up there' for Derrick Green

Top247 senior running back Derrick Green of Richmond, Va., went to Tennessee over the weekend for his first official visit.

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Top247 senior running back Derrick Green of Richmond, Va., went to Tennessee over the weekend for his first official visit.

Derrick Green had been to Tennessee’s campus on multiple occasions before returning to Knoxville over the weekend on his first official visit for the Vols’ highly anticipated home game against Florida.

But his latest trip was particularly memorable.

The Top247 senior running back from Hermitage High School in Richmond, Va., said Tennessee once again made a strong impression on him during his two-day stay on campus, and he returned home with the Vols “still high on my list.”

“It was the best visit (to Tennessee) so far,” said Green, a four-star prospect who’s ranked the No. 39 overall prospect and the No. 4 running back in the 247Composite for the 2013 class. “Definitely the fans were showing me a lot of love. Going to (ESPN’s College) GameDay was very exciting. Just the game-day atmosphere was unbelievable.

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BrassMonkey writes:

It does not matter. Dooley cannot keep our best players on the field and the 4 and 5 stars cannot or will not play for him. Let's recap.

Eric Berry - Would not play for Dooley
Bryce Brown - Would not play for Dooley
David Oku - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Janzen Jackson - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Da'Rick Rogers- Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.

I am sure I have missed some more, but these are some of the elites that Dooley has ran out of our program.

It is not that we do not have the talent to compete. We have an incompetent coach who is more comfortable with average athletes. When it comes time to create a program and system to keep our elite athletes on the field Dooley cuts ties. Maybe he with his law degree he sees the value in a buyout and would like to be fired.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

The above post is solely the responsibility of the poster. His comments are his own and have nothing to do with reality.

Volunteer-Varmint writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

It does not matter. Dooley cannot keep our best players on the field and the 4 and 5 stars cannot or will not play for him. Let's recap.

Eric Berry - Would not play for Dooley
Bryce Brown - Would not play for Dooley
David Oku - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Janzen Jackson - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Da'Rick Rogers- Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.

I am sure I have missed some more, but these are some of the elites that Dooley has ran out of our program.

It is not that we do not have the talent to compete. We have an incompetent coach who is more comfortable with average athletes. When it comes time to create a program and system to keep our elite athletes on the field Dooley cuts ties. Maybe he with his law degree he sees the value in a buyout and would like to be fired.

Eric Berry: Money talks and when you're that good he'd have been an idiot to hang around after what Kitty Kat's old man did with him.

Bryce Brown: Talk about immature. This kid couldn't cut the SEC and pitched a fit when Dooley didn't honor the promise of playing time because he wasn't the best we had. He quits goes the K State and quits there. Now I think he's somewhere trying to win a spot on Sundays. His attitude will ruin that too eventually.

Oku: Enough said. Useless

The last two: Well they couldn't stay off the drugs long enough to enjoy their free ride and education.

I'd rather lose the big games and stay out of the papers for supporting these types of cry babies and thugs. If we can't win the big ones out of honest play then it's like poaching deer. Do you really want to mount that 12 point you killed under a spotlight? JMO. Go Vols. Pick yourself up and kick some butt!

Cousin_Eddie writes:

That was the dumbest post I've read in a while and has nothing to do with the article at all. Congrats, BrassMonkey.

RockyMtnVol writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

It does not matter. Dooley cannot keep our best players on the field and the 4 and 5 stars cannot or will not play for him. Let's recap.

Eric Berry - Would not play for Dooley
Bryce Brown - Would not play for Dooley
David Oku - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Janzen Jackson - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Da'Rick Rogers- Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.

I am sure I have missed some more, but these are some of the elites that Dooley has ran out of our program.

It is not that we do not have the talent to compete. We have an incompetent coach who is more comfortable with average athletes. When it comes time to create a program and system to keep our elite athletes on the field Dooley cuts ties. Maybe he with his law degree he sees the value in a buyout and would like to be fired.

What the heck are you talking about? First you don't know squat! Outside EB, these players were trouble and thought there athletic ability would get them out of trouble, EB has never made that statement.....Brass Monkey....your an idiot! If you look at Saban, Muschamp etc..they are just a demanding and animated on the side line, matter of fact Saban has run more players off than CDD. I see what your doing, but its only indicates your complete stupidity.

GBO!!!

BrassMonkey writes:

Keep drinking the Dool Aid guys. What happened to all the 42-10 UT over Florida posts from last week? I was 100% correct on my Florida vs. UT posts as I am on my post above. The truth is other schools are able to keep their best athletes on the field. Dooley cannot. Why would any 4 or 5 star player want to committ to Dooley after he has proven time and time again that he will just run them off.

RollTideJoe writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

It does not matter. Dooley cannot keep our best players on the field and the 4 and 5 stars cannot or will not play for him. Let's recap.

Eric Berry - Would not play for Dooley
Bryce Brown - Would not play for Dooley
David Oku - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Janzen Jackson - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Da'Rick Rogers- Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.

I am sure I have missed some more, but these are some of the elites that Dooley has ran out of our program.

It is not that we do not have the talent to compete. We have an incompetent coach who is more comfortable with average athletes. When it comes time to create a program and system to keep our elite athletes on the field Dooley cuts ties. Maybe he with his law degree he sees the value in a buyout and would like to be fired.

You've got to be kidding. All of them were thugs and doing nothing but damage inside the locker room. Good for Derrick for showing them that rules matter and maintaining control. Attitudes like yours is why the program got in the mess it was in, too many thugs. Good coaches don't put up with it. Dooley may not be the best coach in the country, but he isn't the worst and he's trying to build character on your team, something that had gone terribly awry.

RockyToptoNeyland writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

Keep drinking the Dool Aid guys. What happened to all the 42-10 UT over Florida posts from last week? I was 100% correct on my Florida vs. UT posts as I am on my post above. The truth is other schools are able to keep their best athletes on the field. Dooley cannot. Why would any 4 or 5 star player want to committ to Dooley after he has proven time and time again that he will just run them off.

wtf is doolaid? ok lets fire dooley, go 12-24 the next three years, and then hire someone one else and completley kill the program, dooley isnt the best in the world, but he's the man for the job and will eventually get wins and if he doesnt, then we're screwed either way

rtrchatt writes:

Derrick Henry is all Alabama...The choice between UT/UA is a simple one, you can be the windshield or be the bug.

UT will run you 250 times a yr and your risk of injury doubles, and win half as many games.

UA will use you half as much while still showcasing your considerable skill set. Play for championships every year and ride off to the NFL in 3 yrs.

BrassMonkey writes:

in response to Volunteer-Varmint:

Eric Berry: Money talks and when you're that good he'd have been an idiot to hang around after what Kitty Kat's old man did with him.

Bryce Brown: Talk about immature. This kid couldn't cut the SEC and pitched a fit when Dooley didn't honor the promise of playing time because he wasn't the best we had. He quits goes the K State and quits there. Now I think he's somewhere trying to win a spot on Sundays. His attitude will ruin that too eventually.

Oku: Enough said. Useless

The last two: Well they couldn't stay off the drugs long enough to enjoy their free ride and education.

I'd rather lose the big games and stay out of the papers for supporting these types of cry babies and thugs. If we can't win the big ones out of honest play then it's like poaching deer. Do you really want to mount that 12 point you killed under a spotlight? JMO. Go Vols. Pick yourself up and kick some butt!

Eric Berry = We all know if we would have hired a quality coach he would have stayed for his senior year.

Bryce Brown = Backup for the Philly Eagles behind McCoy, but he cannot cut it in the SEC? A big miss on Dooley's part. Philly's offensice coordinator is very high on his talent, but I guess he knows nothing compared to Dooley.

David Oku = Plays for Arkansas State this year and averages 5.3 yards per carry behind a much smaller less experienced line. They have played Oregon, Nebraska, and Memphis in their first three games. Do you think we could use production like this when our run plays up the middle are the equivalent of taking a knee?

Da'Rick = If TTU can work a program to get him on the field Dooley should have done it to. This guy should absolutely be a part of our team this year and it was a major fail by Dooley once again.

Janzen Jackson = Cut by the Giants in August of 2012. Probably the least productive of the 5 I mentioned, but nonetheless made it through summer camp with an NFL squad and was our best defensive player before Dooley ran him out of town.

Stop the excuses for Dooley and demand accountability. Any other coach in the SEC keeps these guys on the team. Our coach thrives on running them off so that he has more excuses not to win and collect a buyout.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

Eric Berry = We all know if we would have hired a quality coach he would have stayed for his senior year.

Bryce Brown = Backup for the Philly Eagles behind McCoy, but he cannot cut it in the SEC? A big miss on Dooley's part. Philly's offensice coordinator is very high on his talent, but I guess he knows nothing compared to Dooley.

David Oku = Plays for Arkansas State this year and averages 5.3 yards per carry behind a much smaller less experienced line. They have played Oregon, Nebraska, and Memphis in their first three games. Do you think we could use production like this when our run plays up the middle are the equivalent of taking a knee?

Da'Rick = If TTU can work a program to get him on the field Dooley should have done it to. This guy should absolutely be a part of our team this year and it was a major fail by Dooley once again.

Janzen Jackson = Cut by the Giants in August of 2012. Probably the least productive of the 5 I mentioned, but nonetheless made it through summer camp with an NFL squad and was our best defensive player before Dooley ran him out of town.

Stop the excuses for Dooley and demand accountability. Any other coach in the SEC keeps these guys on the team. Our coach thrives on running them off so that he has more excuses not to win and collect a buyout.

I for one wish all these young men well. I think others on here wish them well also.

Dooley however was not the problem and you know it. These young men were spoiled or on drugs. No one could have kept them here except maybe Kiffin. maybe. Kiffin might would have regretted it.

As far as B Brown is concerned I think he just wanted to play pro and didn't want to bother with college. Really why should he? I doubt Saban would have recruited him when he already had the luxury of top recruits. Why would he put up with someone like these players were at the time?

That said, again I hope they have wonderful lives and careers.

RockyMtnVol writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

Keep drinking the Dool Aid guys. What happened to all the 42-10 UT over Florida posts from last week? I was 100% correct on my Florida vs. UT posts as I am on my post above. The truth is other schools are able to keep their best athletes on the field. Dooley cannot. Why would any 4 or 5 star player want to committ to Dooley after he has proven time and time again that he will just run them off.

Last year....wow! you people have the easiest life to look for something negative after the fact, this requires no intellectual power or reasoning. How easy it to look back and criticise the decisions that were made. Your sir are a moron.

usafvol writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

It does not matter. Dooley cannot keep our best players on the field and the 4 and 5 stars cannot or will not play for him. Let's recap.

Eric Berry - Would not play for Dooley
Bryce Brown - Would not play for Dooley
David Oku - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Janzen Jackson - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Da'Rick Rogers- Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.

I am sure I have missed some more, but these are some of the elites that Dooley has ran out of our program.

It is not that we do not have the talent to compete. We have an incompetent coach who is more comfortable with average athletes. When it comes time to create a program and system to keep our elite athletes on the field Dooley cuts ties. Maybe he with his law degree he sees the value in a buyout and would like to be fired.

Are you really as ignorant as you seem or is it an act? Hard to believe someone can really be this stupid but from your post and other one's you've posted in the past, i'd wager you're either twelve years old or a total idiot; which is it Brassmonkeysazz?

RaineyVol writes:

No BIG name high school player wants to come to a program which has a chance to be un stable again... thats a fact guys.

usafvol writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Derrick Henry is all Alabama...The choice between UT/UA is a simple one, you can be the windshield or be the bug.

UT will run you 250 times a yr and your risk of injury doubles, and win half as many games.

UA will use you half as much while still showcasing your considerable skill set. Play for championships every year and ride off to the NFL in 3 yrs.

Hey retard; this is a Vol site, not bamaroids!

usafvol writes:

in response to RaineyVol:

No BIG name high school player wants to come to a program which has a chance to be un stable again... thats a fact guys.

Every team "has a chance" to be unstable doofus..

Snapshot writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Derrick Henry is all Alabama...The choice between UT/UA is a simple one, you can be the windshield or be the bug.

UT will run you 250 times a yr and your risk of injury doubles, and win half as many games.

UA will use you half as much while still showcasing your considerable skill set. Play for championships every year and ride off to the NFL in 3 yrs.

chatterbox, are you hoping he becomes one of Nicks "special need players" you so infamously told us about? LOL
You are such a tool.

Cousin_Eddie writes:

BrassMonkey - you're an idiot.

Eric Berry declared for the draft on 1/1/10 - while Lane Kiffin was still the coach.

Janzen Jackson and Da'Rick Rogers were kicked off the team by UT for multiple failed drug tests. Dooley wasn't even a factor.

I don't blame you for being down on Dooley, but you don't have to make things up. It makes you sound like an idiot.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to RaineyVol:

No BIG name high school player wants to come to a program which has a chance to be un stable again... thats a fact guys.

Too late. some are already here and others will be. Bank it.

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Derrick Henry is all Alabama...The choice between UT/UA is a simple one, you can be the windshield or be the bug.

UT will run you 250 times a yr and your risk of injury doubles, and win half as many games.

UA will use you half as much while still showcasing your considerable skill set. Play for championships every year and ride off to the NFL in 3 yrs.

Try reading the name again. This is Derrick GREEN, not Derrick Henry.
Bammer book learnin' at it's goodest.

sly_stone99#434111 writes:

in response to RaineyVol:

No BIG name high school player wants to come to a program which has a chance to be un stable again... thats a fact guys.

This is spot on. And until the culture is changed it will remain the same.

Cousin_Eddie writes:

Green is now listed as the top running back with Rivals. This would be huge. Mr. Green, if you read this, please ignore the negativity. I hope you know how message boards work. It's all negative. We love our Vols and would love to have you join us.

VolsUpsetYetAnother writes:

in response to Volunteer-Varmint:

Eric Berry: Money talks and when you're that good he'd have been an idiot to hang around after what Kitty Kat's old man did with him.

Bryce Brown: Talk about immature. This kid couldn't cut the SEC and pitched a fit when Dooley didn't honor the promise of playing time because he wasn't the best we had. He quits goes the K State and quits there. Now I think he's somewhere trying to win a spot on Sundays. His attitude will ruin that too eventually.

Oku: Enough said. Useless

The last two: Well they couldn't stay off the drugs long enough to enjoy their free ride and education.

I'd rather lose the big games and stay out of the papers for supporting these types of cry babies and thugs. If we can't win the big ones out of honest play then it's like poaching deer. Do you really want to mount that 12 point you killed under a spotlight? JMO. Go Vols. Pick yourself up and kick some butt!

Thank you for not making me type everything you just said! Agreed!

VOLFAN4LIFEgovols writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

It does not matter. Dooley cannot keep our best players on the field and the 4 and 5 stars cannot or will not play for him. Let's recap.

Eric Berry - Would not play for Dooley
Bryce Brown - Would not play for Dooley
David Oku - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Janzen Jackson - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Da'Rick Rogers- Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.

I am sure I have missed some more, but these are some of the elites that Dooley has ran out of our program.

It is not that we do not have the talent to compete. We have an incompetent coach who is more comfortable with average athletes. When it comes time to create a program and system to keep our elite athletes on the field Dooley cuts ties. Maybe he with his law degree he sees the value in a buyout and would like to be fired.

Umm your dead wrong Eric Berry was going pro not matter what after his Junior season, Bryce Brown didnt like it here at all with Kiffon so he was transfering if Kiffon wouldve stayed as well.

Janson Jackson got kicked off the team by Dooley so do research on the way he acted and the drugs he done and you will find out players like that bring down the team.

Da Rick had plenty of chances and trying to fight the strenth coach and arguing with all coaches among many other mistakes by Da Rick is y he got kicked off, what do you expect CDD to do just let the players rule over the coachs with no consequences?

Oku suckd he was 3rd on deoth chart under kiffon and dooley so he transfered.

So in conclusion your blaming CDD for Kiffons promblems,you remember no one player is above the team is what a great coach said about tyran matthew.

Your post is dumb and misinformed,obviously you dont know much about college football this happens everywhere.Its actually good bryce brown and JJ left cause Kiffon probly cheated recruiting them and UT wouldve had sanctions if they stayed. Stars mean nothing most of the time look at Bray he was a 3 star.
You are blaming CDD for things that was out of his control but if he wouldnt have kicked the trouble makers off you wouldve said CDD just let the players do anything they want and disrupt the locker room.
PPLE like you just love to complain but you should get your facts right b4 you post

VOLFAN4LIFEgovols writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

Keep drinking the Dool Aid guys. What happened to all the 42-10 UT over Florida posts from last week? I was 100% correct on my Florida vs. UT posts as I am on my post above. The truth is other schools are able to keep their best athletes on the field. Dooley cannot. Why would any 4 or 5 star player want to committ to Dooley after he has proven time and time again that he will just run them off.

who has he ran off besides Da Rick that he recruited. You know nothing about football your embarrissing yourself. As far as drinking the Dool aide I say if he cant get a signature win this year he should be fired but then you will complain about the next coach as well.... P.S. you need to learn about UT football b4 you post

Oh ya Saban runs off players that doesnt abide by his rules so does Miles so does Spurrier and 90% of all big programs do.

It is a privalige to play at UT so if you get 3 or 4 chances and you can quit the drugs then eventually your time is up,even the css show says CDD did the right thing with Da Rick.

Hunter is the example of how to act and CDD still has him.

phhome writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

It does not matter. Dooley cannot keep our best players on the field and the 4 and 5 stars cannot or will not play for him. Let's recap.

Eric Berry - Would not play for Dooley
Bryce Brown - Would not play for Dooley
David Oku - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Janzen Jackson - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Da'Rick Rogers- Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.

I am sure I have missed some more, but these are some of the elites that Dooley has ran out of our program.

It is not that we do not have the talent to compete. We have an incompetent coach who is more comfortable with average athletes. When it comes time to create a program and system to keep our elite athletes on the field Dooley cuts ties. Maybe he with his law degree he sees the value in a buyout and would like to be fired.

Dude you are a freakin Id01T. Eric Berry was going pro anyway, Oku would've waited he may have been starting, and the rest of the dope smoking dummies were let go, because Dooley has integrity, none of which you would know about!!!!!!!

volunteermailman writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

It does not matter. Dooley cannot keep our best players on the field and the 4 and 5 stars cannot or will not play for him. Let's recap.

Eric Berry - Would not play for Dooley
Bryce Brown - Would not play for Dooley
David Oku - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Janzen Jackson - Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.
Da'Rick Rogers- Gave it a shot, but could not play for Dooley.

I am sure I have missed some more, but these are some of the elites that Dooley has ran out of our program.

It is not that we do not have the talent to compete. We have an incompetent coach who is more comfortable with average athletes. When it comes time to create a program and system to keep our elite athletes on the field Dooley cuts ties. Maybe he with his law degree he sees the value in a buyout and would like to be fired.

justin hunter is a four star............ way to go though. nice try

BrucePearlandDerekDooley writes:

Yes it would be great to get this kid. I don't know how his attitude is, but hopefully we land him and he's a good kid.

The big discussion should be on Dooley though and whether or not he'll be here next year; if Dooley loses to Mizzou, Vanderbilt, or Kentucky he probably won't be here. If he isn't here next year and we don't land a big name or a coach with a good track record, I have a feeling we'll lose a lot of players. We need to make a good hire if the decision to fire Dooley is made.

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