Poll Results

Poll: Who was Tennessee's MVP this season?

Response Percent Votes
The offensive line
 
39% 2698
Cordarrelle Patterson
 
34% 2359
Tyler Bray
 
11% 787
A.J. Johnson
 
10% 700
Other
 
3% 210
Justin Hunter
 
0% 51
total votes: 6805

Comments » 32

OLROCKYTOP writes:

Gotta be the O-line. Bray owes them a debt of gratitude as does the whole team.

CantStandCantStandSaban writes:

in response to OLROCKYTOP:

Gotta be the O-line. Bray owes them a debt of gratitude as does the whole team.

Absolutely. Bray doesn't put up all of those TDs and 300+ yard games without all of the time he had this year. Also solid improvement in run blocking.

civilianvol_formerly_marinevol writes:

Love him or hate him, Tyler Bray was, in my opinion, by far the most valuable player on the team. He had a really bad performance against Vanderbilt that took away any chance we had to win that game. But otherwise, he proved to be one of the best quarterbacks in the nation. Without him, we don't beat NC State, Troy or Kentucky. The way our defense played, we would not even have been in the games against Missouri, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi State. With him, the offense played well enough to win all those games. In fact, if we had just an average defense, we would have won those games thanks to Tyler Bray. Sure hope he comes back next year, but with a little more maturity.

bigvol980 writes:

I think Zack Rogers ought to be in the discussion.

OrangeBloodFlood writes:

The O line by far.They enabled Bray to make the passes and improved the running game.They have already met with Hart and asked for Sam Pittman to remain as their coach.The return of most of the O line players will be a major plus for whoever the next coach is.VFL !

UTKin1992 writes:

in response to bigvol980:

I think Zack Rogers ought to be in the discussion.

Absolutely right on. I completely overlooked him.

VOLS_SEC_RULES writes:

The O line was much better this year. I still don't understand how the O Line was so bad in the previous 2 years under Harry Hiestand....and he goes to Notre Dame this year and their rushing attack looks great. Level of competition difference maybe? UT lineman just needed age/experience? Anyone have any thoughts on this?

FWBVol writes:

in response to VOLS_SEC_RULES:

The O line was much better this year. I still don't understand how the O Line was so bad in the previous 2 years under Harry Hiestand....and he goes to Notre Dame this year and their rushing attack looks great. Level of competition difference maybe? UT lineman just needed age/experience? Anyone have any thoughts on this?

I think it was a combination of things. The first is the players on the offensive line were a year older and stronger. We started one senior, three juniors and a sophomore compared to one junior and four sophommores last year. I also think that while Heistand has a reputation as a great offensive line coach and has done a great job at Notre Dame this year some of the differences between the mindset of people from the Midwest and Southeast had to have been a factor in how the offensive line played the last two years.

OldVols68 writes:

Not a player, but Jim Chaney is a keeper: it is not his fault the defense was in the crapper this year, but the offense has been the one bright spot during the Dooley years. He did a masterful job of getting the team to focus on doing what needed to be done in the Ky game.

TKO writes:

No doubt....the offensive line.

tnvol34 writes:

OFFENSIVE LINE COULD BE MVP TOO!!! DID A GREAT JOB!

tnvol34 writes:

BRAY AND PATTERSON,CO-MVPS! WOULD'NT HAVE WON THE GAMES WE DID WITHOUT PATTERSON! HIS CATCHES PUNT AND KICKOFF RETURNS WERE GREAT! GREAT ADDITION TO THE TEAM! OFFENSIVE LINE IN MY OPINION WAS BEST IN NATION!

Richardutm writes:

The fans.

alavol writes:

in response to bigvol980:

I think Zack Rogers ought to be in the discussion.

totally agreed!

alavol writes:

in response to OldVols68:

Not a player, but Jim Chaney is a keeper: it is not his fault the defense was in the crapper this year, but the offense has been the one bright spot during the Dooley years. He did a masterful job of getting the team to focus on doing what needed to be done in the Ky game.

offer Jim Chaney the HC job and let him hire the assuistants he needs!

RaineyVol writes:

Zero votes for Hunter. Sad

RealisticVol writes:

Any and all players who played 100% every play they were on the field. Only they know in their heart if that was true. We do not. So I salute any of you who did, regardless of how talented you are or the game outcome. If you did your best, that is all it takes in my book to be the most valuable player.

volman444 writes:

in response to mempuss:

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this is a joke right? he was terrible. couldn't shed a blocker to make a tackle to save his life. yes he made a lot of tackles, 10 yards beyond the line of scrimmage. and talk about slow....wow. other teams ran right at him with much success. watch the games.

jt45 writes:

I think Rivera should also be mentioned, he came through in clutch situations time after time.

Bray is the obvious choice but my vote would go
for Zack Rogers and Micheal Rivera. Both had great seasons.

atnvol#283282 writes:

Over 3000 votes and Justin Hunter receives only 15....this speaks volumes....seems to always have a crucial drop or short arms when we need a catch the most.

tennrich1 writes:

The question was "most VALUABLE player"...not the most talented, etc....it had to be the whole unit of the offensive line...without their play we would have really been inept...they approached with a workmen attitude and we never heard any "drama" from them...thanks for sticking it out and I hope we can win some big games for yall next year...you deserve it...

tennrich1 writes:

in response to alavol:

offer Jim Chaney the HC job and let him hire the assuistants he needs!

What,,are we playing in France next year...just kiddin!!!

VolGrad writes:

Without this group of offensive linemen and their improvement (a la Pittman) in run blocking...<shivers>, we would not have won a single game.

BigVolFaninSC writes:

This is stupid!...The OL is a group of players! MVP stands for Most Valuable PLAYER!...I agree that the OL is the key to success, but can the OL win the Heisman?

knox_girl writes:

in response to jt45:

I think Rivera should also be mentioned, he came through in clutch situations time after time.

Bray is the obvious choice but my vote would go
for Zack Rogers and Micheal Rivera. Both had great seasons.

I agree! Rivera was my vote. Awesome tight-end that was not utilized enough!

69vol08 writes:

in response to civilianvol_formerly_marinevol:

Love him or hate him, Tyler Bray was, in my opinion, by far the most valuable player on the team. He had a really bad performance against Vanderbilt that took away any chance we had to win that game. But otherwise, he proved to be one of the best quarterbacks in the nation. Without him, we don't beat NC State, Troy or Kentucky. The way our defense played, we would not even have been in the games against Missouri, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi State. With him, the offense played well enough to win all those games. In fact, if we had just an average defense, we would have won those games thanks to Tyler Bray. Sure hope he comes back next year, but with a little more maturity.

Love him as a player, but I believe his attitude and immaturity are a cancer to this team. Only want him back "if" the new coach can straighten out the attitude. He has an incredible arm and QB intuition, just needs to grow up a little.

poorweidy writes:

From what I observed and the games I attended, I don't think anyone deserves this recognition. How can you honor a most valuable player when our team plays as poorly as it has for the past three seasons. The most valuable player should be the fans who still go to the games, still cheer and still have a right to their own opinion. Let's bring back the old Vol football...such as winning a game against an SEC opponent besides Kentucky and Vanderbilt.

Bark_at_the_Moon writes:

in response to civilianvol_formerly_marinevol:

Love him or hate him, Tyler Bray was, in my opinion, by far the most valuable player on the team. He had a really bad performance against Vanderbilt that took away any chance we had to win that game. But otherwise, he proved to be one of the best quarterbacks in the nation. Without him, we don't beat NC State, Troy or Kentucky. The way our defense played, we would not even have been in the games against Missouri, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi State. With him, the offense played well enough to win all those games. In fact, if we had just an average defense, we would have won those games thanks to Tyler Bray. Sure hope he comes back next year, but with a little more maturity.

100% agree with you!

Bark_at_the_Moon writes:

in response to jt45:

I think Rivera should also be mentioned, he came through in clutch situations time after time.

Bray is the obvious choice but my vote would go
for Zack Rogers and Micheal Rivera. Both had great seasons.

I picked Bray, but both of the guys you mentioned had MVP type seasons. Rivera is going to be a force at the next level. He's the best TE I have seen on the Hill next to Jason Witten. Rogers was the most consistent WR we had this year and the most improved!

AlexAndersonAAradio writes:

Whose The Offensive Line? I never heard of that player and he leads for MVP. I must be on too much Gruden.

Volunteer-Varmint writes:

in response to bigvol980:

I think Zack Rogers ought to be in the discussion.

Ditto! He was the top WR in my opinion

OwensboroVol writes:

Don't be Stupid, when you have a year like we did there is no MVP.

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