David Climer: Vols get quick makeover under Donnie Tyndall

New Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall answers questions from the media at Monday's Big Orange Caravan appearance at The Chattanoogan. (Photo by Tim Barber /Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Photo by Photo by Tim Barber /Chattanooga Times Free Press

New Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall answers questions from the media at Monday's Big Orange Caravan appearance at The Chattanoogan. (Photo by Tim Barber /Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Not bad for one month, Donnie Tyndall.

Thursday marked the one-month anniversary of Tyndall's introduction as Tennessee's basketball coach. One day earlier, UT announced the signing of 6-foot-10 forward Tariq Owens — the eighth new Vol.

Talk about an extreme makeover. In the course of a month, Tyndall has reshaped UT's roster. And he might not be done just yet.

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underthehill writes:

Not bad for one month..good summary..Butch Jones has expressed how impressed he is at the work Tyndall and his staff have done..that carries more credibility with me than any comment I have read..if Tyndall and his staff are working as hard as Jones and his staff..what more can you ask for..

TommyJack writes:

Sounds like a good start to me.

18rick85 writes:

It was a hurry up recruiting process, and will take some time to evaluate their quality on and off the court. But that was true with Martin's recruits as well. IMO the big plus is that some of these recruits have experience, whereas Martin's were all freshmen.

murrayvol writes:

Tyndall has labored (and done quite well) in the shadows of the power conferences for 20 years. He has absolutely no sense of entitlement.

Like CBJ he believes in commitment and hard work. He's happy to have this chance and he intends to make the best of it. I appreciate that.

cltvol writes:

Tyndall is a get it done guy, task oriented, hands on, focused on results. I like what I see.

WaitUntilNextYear writes:

Glad you boys are so in love with Donnie baby, wait until he makes South Carolina and Georgia look good as we bring up the bottom of the SEC East.
Keep drinking the Koolaid, orange style!

johnlg00 writes:

in response to WaitUntilNextYear:

Glad you boys are so in love with Donnie baby, wait until he makes South Carolina and Georgia look good as we bring up the bottom of the SEC East.
Keep drinking the Koolaid, orange style!

Even for a useless troll, you are working just too hard to be negative. I'll bet you right now that the Vols will finish in the top half of the league just because they will be playing a totally different style than they have for the last three years. It will be half-way through the season before opponents will have any handle on what the Vols have in the way of personnel, and by that time they will have become completely comfortable with Tyndall's system. I'll have another cup of Big Orange koolaid; here's a big cup of STFU for you.

underthehill writes:

in response to WaitUntilNextYear:

Glad you boys are so in love with Donnie baby, wait until he makes South Carolina and Georgia look good as we bring up the bottom of the SEC East.
Keep drinking the Koolaid, orange style!

who is "we" ..you got a mouse in your pocket..sitting in the pro shop one Saturday morning..this repulsive guy walked in and was asked..what are you doing here..he replied ..I just stopped in to see a few friends..he was told ..you must have made a wrong turn somewhere..does this sound familiar..

johnlg00 writes:

in response to underthehill:

who is "we" ..you got a mouse in your pocket..sitting in the pro shop one Saturday morning..this repulsive guy walked in and was asked..what are you doing here..he replied ..I just stopped in to see a few friends..he was told ..you must have made a wrong turn somewhere..does this sound familiar..

He probably hears that every day of his life. Makes one wonder--is he bitter because everybody hates him, or does everybody hate him because he is so bitter? I wonder if HE ever wonders about that.

murrayvol writes:

in response to johnlg00:

He probably hears that every day of his life. Makes one wonder--is he bitter because everybody hates him, or does everybody hate him because he is so bitter? I wonder if HE ever wonders about that.

It's his job john. It's all he's got.

fannotsheep writes:

I am impressed with Climer. When he decides to stop emulating the smart alecks and just gives an honest analysis he does very well. Let's hope he does so and GVX picks up his stories more often. They are a welcome respite from the usual boring, lazy work of this staff.

Oh, and if you ignore the obvious trolls -- who only do what they do to incite the crowd -- they might get bored and go away. At least it's something to wish for.

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