Poll Results

Poll: What is your top UT sports story for 2012?

Response Percent Votes
C. Pat Summitt stepping down as Lady Vols head coach
 
53% 297
B. The hiring of Butch Jones
 
19% 108
A. The firing of Derek Dooley
 
14% 79
D. Turmoil in the atheltics department
 
9% 53
F. Other
 
2% 12
E. John Trembley scandal
 
0% 5
total votes: 554

Comments » 12

Weed_Picking_Grunt writes:

It is obviously the greatest college basketball coach in history stepping down from the program that she loved dearly.

Maybe.

1vavolfan writes:

Has to be Pat, 100 years from now the no one will know who Dooley or Jones were, Summit is a legend.

Snapshot writes:

It has to be Pat Summitt. Although it was inevitably going to happen, you just thought she would be there forever.

SummittsCourt writes:

Pat Summitt not only built the Lady Vols programe, she built women's college basketball. 70 former players and coaches that are current coaches. 100% graduation rate, 1098 career victories, 8 National Championships, almost 50% of her games were against ranked opponents, has the TBA court named after her and she is an icon that even those who only care about men's sports recognize her.

jesusvol4 writes:

Phillip Fulmer being inducted into the COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME.

tennrich1 writes:

2012 Vols Basketball success after many thought we would fall off the cliff!!!!

Snapshot writes:

It has to be Pat stepping down. Although it was inevitable, it was huge when it actually happened. Just thought she would coach forever, I guess.

Millisa writes:

Coach Pat ALL The way Go Lady Vols :) :) :)

ashvol7 writes:

in response to jesusvol4:

Phillip Fulmer being inducted into the COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME.

Chick-fl-a is better, now maybe he will go AWAY!

Olddogsrule writes:

in response to 1vavolfan:

Has to be Pat, 100 years from now the no one will know who Dooley or Jones were, Summit is a legend.

Absolutely!!! We all know who Neyland was. But how many can name even the two coaches before him, who were the interim coaches during wartime, and all the coaches after? Same with Ray Mears. Pat Summit has done what no other coach in the history of college sports has done. Her name is synominous with integrity and a winning tradition around the world. All other choices in this poll absolutely pale in comparison,, are even ludicrous to mention in the same breath.

ambrown64 writes:

Pat Summitt is up there with Coach Neyland on the all time Tennessee Mount Rushmore. While football will always be the focal point of sports in general, this woman is a homegrown, dominated and was a trailblazer, was a mentor to scores of youngsters and was always, always, always a fantastic representative and advocate for all things Tennessee. How can any other story even come close?

vol98champ writes:

Hard to disagree with the Pat votes, but I'm not sure the phrase "stepping down" is accurate.

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