Notebook: Butch Jones opts for fake that falls short

Vanderbilt cornerback Paris Head (21) makes an interception against Tennessee wide receiver Tyler Drummer (3) on a throw from Tennessee placekicker Michael Palardy (1) on an attempted fake field goal during the second half at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Vanderbilt cornerback Paris Head (21) makes an interception against Tennessee wide receiver Tyler Drummer (3) on a throw from Tennessee placekicker Michael Palardy (1) on an attempted fake field goal during the second half at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

Tennessee senior kicker Michael Palardy has promised and delivered game-winning field goals to coach Butch Jones during a nearly flawless final season for the Vols’ longtime specialist.

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Comments » 3

RecycledVol writes:

Regarding OT James, I say congratulations! Individual honors are secondary to team accomplishments, but this is a rare achievement.

mhwhite1#1422673 writes:

If I were a Tennessee verbal commit for next year, after watching Jones and his staff coach the Vols to a worse performance than the week before for the past 6 weeks, I'd RUN to another school...and that includes VANDY. Recruiting and talking big are one thing...coaching is another and Jones and his staff just gave us all a preview of their skills and poor judgement. Mark my words...he'll be gone in 4 or 5 years after he replaces his staff and we all suffer through more humiliating seasons. All of you IDIOTS who thought it a good idea to fire Fulmer...you're getting just what you deserve. Thanks Mike Hamilton for reducing our football program to a laughing stock. Oh and by the way, get RID of those stupid, ugly, sickening GREY uniforms. This is TENNESSEE not Oregon. Worn them twice...lost both times.

WaitUntilNextYear writes:

What hurt this passing game is a quarterback that can't throw while making poor decisions and playing a pathetic wide receiver in Josh Smith that can't catch but drops a potential touchdown in every game when he not falling down.
This coach and team are so predictably bad. The gray uniforms equate to Loserville. Get rid of the gimmicks and the rap music, the gray uniforms highlight a team that finds a different way each week to lose.
How is that firing of Coach Fulmer working out now after 5 straight pathetic seasons. Butch looks like a clone of doofus and Kiffboy. Next year will even be worse. Probably the worst team in the SEC. This team regressed as the season went on. Hart will probably raise ticket and concession prices when season tickets plummet next year.
Athletics at UT is Loserville.

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