Vanderbilt ends Vols' bowl hopes, 14-10

Robinette scores TD with 16 seconds left

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Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette scores the winning touchdown as Tennessee defensive back Brian Randolph misses the tackle in the final seconds of Saturday’s game at Neyland Stadium.

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ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette scores the winning touchdown as Tennessee defensive back Brian Randolph misses the tackle in the final seconds of Saturday’s game at Neyland Stadium.

OK, Tennessee fans, it’s safe to go ahead and make New Year’s Eve plans.

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atnvol#283282 writes:

There are many shortcomings to this basically talent void TN football team.....and we have all seen the shortcomings take center stage at one time or muliple times during the season. But the greatest shortcoming of the 2013 version is we do not have a SEC caliber Quarterback on the entire roster unless Riley Ferguson happens to be....which is probably doubtful or he most likely would have gotten on the field at some point even with his ankle injury. I had high hopes for Dobbs, but his passing talents are so poor at this stage of development that there is not much hope for him developing into a good SEC QB. He is rail thin and he will not withstand running the ball on even a semi-regular basis in this conference. As talent void as this team is we could sign 50 players and that would not be too many. We are in for a very long haul to be championship competitive....kinda like in the seventies when Battle left the program in shambles and it took Majors what seemed like forever at the time to get competitive again. We need a Quaterback. It is so disheartening to think that,in reality, next year will probably be a repeat of this year due to the incredibly demanding schedule, youth, and current talent level. Let's hope Butch will sign a "bonus" QB in February.

manoffewwords writes:

in response to atnvol#283282:

There are many shortcomings to this basically talent void TN football team.....and we have all seen the shortcomings take center stage at one time or muliple times during the season. But the greatest shortcoming of the 2013 version is we do not have a SEC caliber Quarterback on the entire roster unless Riley Ferguson happens to be....which is probably doubtful or he most likely would have gotten on the field at some point even with his ankle injury. I had high hopes for Dobbs, but his passing talents are so poor at this stage of development that there is not much hope for him developing into a good SEC QB. He is rail thin and he will not withstand running the ball on even a semi-regular basis in this conference. As talent void as this team is we could sign 50 players and that would not be too many. We are in for a very long haul to be championship competitive....kinda like in the seventies when Battle left the program in shambles and it took Majors what seemed like forever at the time to get competitive again. We need a Quaterback. It is so disheartening to think that,in reality, next year will probably be a repeat of this year due to the incredibly demanding schedule, youth, and current talent level. Let's hope Butch will sign a "bonus" QB in February.

Agree . BTW we do not deserve a bowl game based on the way we have played this season.

wigmeister writes:

in response to atnvol#283282:

There are many shortcomings to this basically talent void TN football team.....and we have all seen the shortcomings take center stage at one time or muliple times during the season. But the greatest shortcoming of the 2013 version is we do not have a SEC caliber Quarterback on the entire roster unless Riley Ferguson happens to be....which is probably doubtful or he most likely would have gotten on the field at some point even with his ankle injury. I had high hopes for Dobbs, but his passing talents are so poor at this stage of development that there is not much hope for him developing into a good SEC QB. He is rail thin and he will not withstand running the ball on even a semi-regular basis in this conference. As talent void as this team is we could sign 50 players and that would not be too many. We are in for a very long haul to be championship competitive....kinda like in the seventies when Battle left the program in shambles and it took Majors what seemed like forever at the time to get competitive again. We need a Quaterback. It is so disheartening to think that,in reality, next year will probably be a repeat of this year due to the incredibly demanding schedule, youth, and current talent level. Let's hope Butch will sign a "bonus" QB in February.

Well said to everything posted so far. BTW, the quarterback that had committed to TN and now plays for Baylor was the quarterback Kiffin told we didn't want. They also have a punter from Knoxville that is excellent. Just sayin.

thomastruxtun writes:

“I have no comment on the officiating" Jones said.

Well, I do. Granted, BOTH teams stunk up the playing field. It was 60 minutes of watching two pitiful teams. However, I am no big fan of challenges and tv checking every single call a ref makes. Let the teams play and quit allowing the zebras upstairs to decide games.
I just can't wait until major league baseball starts this (insert sarcastic icon here.)

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.

jandjhome#228397 writes:

I still think Jones is a fairly good coach, but he need to take a look at some of his coaches. Our two defenders were 3 to 5 years behind Matthews on his last catch. Everyone in the stadium knew they were going to throw to him. I still believe the recruits will come because we have an ace in the hole (Immediate Playing Time)

wigmeister writes:

First, I am not happy with the loss. Second, I am so tired of the rantings and ravings of idiots like mhwhite. We knew we were going to be down. We probably played one of the toughest schedules, if not the toughest schedule in the country, with a team that had limited potential. We knew going in that it would be a brutal year, even though we hoped for the best. The recruits should definitely come. They will be part of the rebuilding of the program. Everyone said before the season that it would take two to three years to rebuild. And that is in the toughest conference in the country. So get off your high horses and support the program, or just shut up!

WaitUntilNextYear writes:

After the first pick why didn't Butchie just line up and run down their throats and burn the clock. Marlin Lane has been a wasted resource all year long. Josh (clank) Smith is a disgrace as a member of this team. Very predictable offense that got you 16 yards passing until the end. D should have been prepared for Robbinette to run on the goal line for the win.
Get rid of the gimmicks with rap music, gray uniforms and the other changes coming to the Tennessee Traditions.
Sadly, losing and looking ineptly pathetic is the new tradition.
The good news about the SEC network next year is my $5000 that used to go to the Tennessee Fund before buying the escalating ticket and concession prices will be spent wisely buying a new 72" LCD/LED HD TV, steaks and plenty of beverages while not dealing with the traffic, crowds, 1200 games and lack of parking.
When the Vols are 4 and 8 next year I can just hit click and watch a legitimate football team on another channel.
Thanks for the memories Coach Fulmer!

Dude1980 writes:

And we thought Worley was bad. We need a QB in the worst way. Worley will be welcomed back since we aren't signing a real QB

mhwhite1#1422673 writes:

Wigmeister strikes me as one of the geniuses who wanted Coach Fulmer fired. I don't blindly support stupidity, wastefulness or ineptitude in any form. If you wanna line up like a lemming and follow the pied piper, be my guest. Our coaches are being paid millions of dollars to lose? To coach so conservatively that an inept team with 4 turnovers in OUR HOUSE could come back and win? You're ok with this? Oh well, maybe you're an Obama Zombie too. He's just so AWESOME! lol

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