Comments by 10seVol85_Part_Deux

Written on Pig Howard takes stab at figuring out who will start at receiver for UT:

in response to BTKidd:

I respect and admire all the footvols. There is a recurring theme for this year, however. The reason soo many starting jobs are still up for grabs is because of the dearth of true difference makers. This is going to be a tough year.

See if you can tell whether I agree with you.

The reason so many starting jobs are still up for grabs (we're talking about the offense, and in particular, WR) is that the top four receivers from last season are gone. Of the other returning WRs, only a couple have ever played a down in a college game.

Dallas and Carter were the #2 and #3 WRs last season, based on yards/catch. Things is, they only combined for a total of 17 catches, but a combined average of 16 ypc. Young and Howard combined for 18 catches, but their ypc was horrible, mostly because they were just outlet guys out of the backfield and screens that didn't go anywhere.

The WR corps is mostly unproven on gameday, so the competition will still be ongoing well into the season, I suspect.

Written on Mike Strange: This time, it's not Year Zero at Tennessee:

in response to Fryinpansvols:

I got so sick and tired of hearing Dooley saying Year Zero! Dooley was in way over his head, just as Mike Hamilton was! GBO!

And yet, if not for the unfortunate hiring of Sunseri, he probably would have won at least 9 games.

Written on Vols place 7 on coaches' All-SEC teams:

in response to NowHearThis:

4-8 is much more likely than 8-4

Oregon and Florida will deliver heavy doses of reality for the delusionals

Maybe. Florida is always going to be tough in the swamp. Oregon doesn't play defense. We'll see.

Written on Vols place 7 on coaches' All-SEC teams:

in response to Voltman:

Well he is kind of handling the three main kicking duties now for Tennessee. id rather have him than Matt Darr anyways.

He is in the top 4 returning kickers/punters in most categories, and he's probably the only one doing all three duties.

Written on Vols place 7 on coaches' All-SEC teams:

For me, the biggest surprise on here is Palardy. I really hope he lives up to it.

Written on Vols place 7 on coaches' All-SEC teams:

in response to DonK37920:

So the reigning heisman winner is second team All SEC and the guy that beat him out is not Alabama's QB? I'm as sick of his antics as everyone else but he was the only QB to beat Bama last year and he did it at their stadium?

He didn't beat Bama. It's a team sport. There is no doubt, really, that Murray is more deserving. He has delivered for three years. He's already UGA's every-record holder, and he'll be the SEC's all-time leading passer about 3 games into the season. He'll finish the season with about 3,000 more yards than the next guy in line for that honor.

Just because Manziel won the Heisman doesn't make him the best quarterback. It just means a bunch of reporters voted him the best all-around player. I also think him being a freshman weighed into that a lot, because they wanted to do something nobody had ever done - award the Heisman to a freshman.

Written on In wake of Manziel saga, UT rewrites autograph policy:

Kneejerk reaction. How about just having the rule about all the autographs having to be personalized without the rest of the BS? Why can't little Joey get his football signed by his favorite player, as long as the player writes something like, "To Joey, my favorite fan. Go Vols!"?

Written on In wake of Manziel saga, UT rewrites autograph policy:

in response to volnvette03:

Good question! However, make it based on how much % their sport generates!

Since most college sports don't make any money for the school, and in fact, most of them actually lose money (football and/or basketball pay for all of them), wouldn't that mean you have to be making most of the athletes pay?

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Phillip Fulmer takes responsibility, likes UT Vols coach Butch Jones:

Good article. What else is there to be said? Maybe this: Readers, do us a favor, don't come on here and just bash Coach Fulmer. He doesn't deserve it, and it doesn't help anything.

Written on Poll results: Over three-fourths at least OK with Vols' gray jerseys:

I like them, but I'm going to keep saying they need to wait until next year and wear them at a game dedicated to the 1914 team, during the 100th anniversary of their undefeated, championship season, in which they also wore grey.

Written on John Adams: Phillip Fulmer needs to look in a mirror before assessing blame:

in response to SomeGuy:

Fulmer gets interviewed a lot because he's guaranteed to blame his wretched failure on other people, including the guy he campaigned to have named AD, the same AD who rewarded him in 2007 with the now-infamous 8-Is-Enough contract extension that cemented in Fulmer's mind the idea that excellence was not only not required at UT anymore but mediocrity would be rewarded. Hammy was grossly-incompetent but it's a low blow indeed for the likes of Phil Fulmer to blame him for basically allowing Fulmer to run the program into the ground.

Please explain "8-is-enough" to me. I'm at a loss. See, Fulmer won 10 games in 2007. Just curious what you're referring to, and why, if it's so infamous, have I never seen or heard "8-is-enough" until I read your idiotic post?

Written on John Adams: Phillip Fulmer needs to look in a mirror before assessing blame:

in response to Rumblefish:

Fulmer was/is right...management at UT was certainly effed up, to say the least.

Adams is right, Fulmer needed to go. Yes, I realize that he won the SEC east the year prior to his firing, but UT backed into that spot...certainly didn't earn it (not in my opinion)

I, for one, am thankful for the many years of success that Coach Fulmer has brought. For so many years we all enjoyed 10+ win seasons, conference championships, and a national championship.

11 days till the season starts!

So, what's your definition of "backing into" the championship game? Is it any team that makes it to Atlanta without going undefeated in the conference? Is it just any team that doesn't go undefeated in their division of the conference? You win your division by having the best record of all the teams in it, and then by the tie-breakers if necessary. There really is no such thing as backing in. Sure, there are times when you need another team, that you lost to, to lose games to put you back in front, but so what? If they lose more than you do, you are still the division winner.

That 2007 team absolutely did earn it. Who the F*** are you to disparage what those young men did?

SEC division winners have gotten there with 2 losses plenty of times. It's even been done once with 3 losses (MSU). So what?

Written on John Adams: Phillip Fulmer needs to look in a mirror before assessing blame:

in response to FWBVol:

There is so much wrong with your statement I don't even know where to start, but I will give it a try.

First Stoerner didn't just happen to fumble or trip over his offensive lineman. Billy Ratliff blew the play up from his defensive tackle position by shoving the guard into the backfield and disrupting the play. Now was the play called a smart one? Probably not. I don't see why you run a bootleg pass when you are trying to hold onto a lead in a downpour. And, yes, I was there at the stadium in section CC near the top.

Secondly, on the previous Arkansas possession the official blew the call by awarding Tennessee a safety when the Arkansas punter kicked the ball out of the back of the end zone after the bad snap. By rule UT should have had the ball inside the Razorback 10 with less than two minutes to go in the game.

The fact is a lot of national championship teams get some help along the way. Colorado won a title when it was given five downs against Missouri.

Arkansas had a 21-10 lead at halftime and still couldn't hold on. So maybe it was Stoerner's fault for not moving the ball in the second half.

Hear hear! I recall either the NCAA or SEC officiating committee apologizing to UT for making that incorrect ruling. It should have been UT's ball, half the distance to the goal from the point where the kicker kicked it. It would otherwise have been a 15 yard penalty. That screw up nearly cost us a national championship.

Oh, and thank you for giving Billy Ratliff the credit he deserves. When the offense came off the field right before that, he told them not to sit down and not to take their helmets off -- they were going to get the ball back. None of them sat down, and none of them took off their helmets. Fulmer said it was one of the most amazing things he had ever seen on the sidelines. Then, true to his word, Ratliff singlehandedly caused the fumble and recovered it. The play of the century in my book, because of Ratliff's unwillingness to give up.

Written on John Adams: Phillip Fulmer needs to look in a mirror before assessing blame:

Although I do think Fulmer lost his edge, and had been struggling against everybody but Bama that mattered, it is just flat-out wrong to say his recruiting had fallen off. It's easy to say that, but it doesn't really stand up when you take a closer look.

In his last four classes, Fulmer signed two top-5 groups. The real drop-off appears to be his last class in 2008, but if you look closely, you see that he signed 32 players in the 2007 class, which ranked #3 in the country (rivals). That means he didn't have room on the roster to sign very many in 2008. He only signed 18 that year. Do the math. That averages out to 25 each for those two years. The real reason that 2008 class ranked so low was because it was so small, by necessity. Then, if you remember, the class he was working on for 2009 before he got sh*t-canned, was easily in the top-10 at the time.

No, it wasn't really his recruiting. In my opinion, he fell on the same sword Dooley would fall on four years later. He hired the wrong coordinator at exactly the worst time. In Dooley's case, Sunseri and a defensive scheme change, in a year he should have known was a must-win kind of season if he was to have any hope of keeping his job. Fulmer probably didn't think his job was really at risk (and probably shouldn't have been in the season following an SEC East championship), but hiring Clawson and trying to change to a spread offense doomed him. He should never have given in to the pressure to change from the pro-style he obviously preferred and had recruited everybody for.

Just think for a minute. If Fulmer hadn't been fired when he was, Tahj Boyd was in his 2009 class, and would have been the guy to bring that spread offense into its own. Where he may be right about the administration is that they probably pressured him into changing to the spread to keep up with Meyer, and then didn't have the patience to let the change take hold.

Like I said, I do think he had lost his edge. I think he knew it, and that's why he decided to try to change to the spread-option Clawfense. Everybody knew, and had said over and over, that it would be a two year process to change. I just think if they had given it two years, we never would have had the embarrassing four years we've had to live through, and we wouldn't have Vandy fans expecting to beat us. That's all.

Now, if you want to, call me a Fulmerite, or whatever. It's just my opinion. I'm really excited about the direction Jones is taking the team. Can't wait for the season to start.

GBO!

Written on QB Josh Dobbs garners oohs and ahhs in Vols' open practice:

Jordan Williams managed to get past Tiny for what would have been a sack. That says something about Williams. Clowney couldn't get past Tiny for one of those last season. He only managed to get close enough to touch Bray once (costly though it was) all night. Williams must have some real skills.

Written on Quarterbacks center of attention for UT coaches in scrimmage:

in response to NINEwillstillbesofine:

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Whenever I read one of Nine's comments, this is all that comes to mind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqj2hk...

Written on Quarterbacks center of attention for UT coaches in scrimmage:

Will somebody please get this billy idiot off this site and remove every one of his stupid irrelevant comments?

Written on John Adams: Vols have to worry about more quarterbacks than their own:

in response to ReeseHallRelic:

This is why cousins should not marry....

Best comment I've read in a long time.

Written on Reaction to new UT uniforms likely generational:

The grey uniforms are an outstanding idea, but they're one year too soon. They need to dedicate a home game NEXT year to the 1914 team. Wear the grey for that game, in tribute to that great team. Invite descendants of those players to take part and introduce them on the field at halftime.

Come on people! Google the 1914 Vols football team. They deserve the recognition and the tribute on the 100th anniversary of their great championship season. Help me out here. Flood Twitter and facebook and everywhere else with the idea. It would be fantastic!

Written on Butch Jones says Riley Ferguson has 'stepped up,' although he hasn't named a starting QB:

in response to SevenT:

Team leaders do not adorn themselves with vile tattoos.

I guess that explains why your Wildcats basketball team sucked so much last year. No leaders. Too many tattoos.

Written on Butch Jones says Riley Ferguson has 'stepped up,' although he hasn't named a starting QB:

I love the real, and fake, fans from Florida, Georgia, etc on here dissing Ferguson. I guess they don't realize he had offers from Bama, LSU, Michigan, Louisville and Clemson, and was being pretty heavily recruited by South Carolina and Georgia, among many others. I'm sure he would have gotten offers from them too if he hadn't committed to the Vols so early.

Written on Reaction to new UT uniforms likely generational:

in response to lavette12389:

last time i checked we arent the ones wearing them...the kids on the field are...so let them decide.OH and Bama doesnt have to because they just cheat and get the players anyways. They wore Alt unis a few yrs ago. bet if they made a helmet that was plaid like Bear's hat they'd eat it up like pure sugar.

Bama's alternative uniforms are the panties they wear under their foosball clothes.

Written on Reaction to new UT uniforms likely generational:

I just can't wait for the day when our opponents are wanting to wear alternate uniforms when they play us -- with brown pants. I predict Vandy will be the first to do so. The brown pants will be chosen so the stains in the seat don't show on TV.

Written on Reaction to new UT uniforms likely generational:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

You idiots that keep bringing up Oregon and Maryland's uniforms are completely off base. UT's alternate uniform is nothing as wild as those combinations, get off the soap box and quit arguing simply to argue. GBO!!

It's gonna be black and blue after the Vols put the beatdown on them in November.

Written on Reaction to new UT uniforms likely generational:

in response to juststopwhining:

They misspelled the name of the guy in the article who actually liked these stupid-looking gray uniforms. It's JaCass.

They were talking about you? Really? Wow.

BTW, you should try living by what your user id says.

Written on Reaction to new UT uniforms likely generational:

in response to volthrunthru#658770:

Yahoo is NOT generational, as most audience research shows---especially Yahoo Sports. It has a balance of young and old on the site...

And these people almost all are saying the new look is bad, bad to horrible...

http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/tennes...

Pretty soon Tennessee will not be a program that anyone knows or feels allegience to in the same way or at the same level as historically, seems to be the concensus...

Everywhere else I've seen, Facebook, here....the reaction is positive to the new uniforms, not the overwhelmingly bad reviews you're seeing from those yahoos.

I will also post this everywhere I can:
They really need to hold off on the grey uniform until next year. It should be worn at a home game where the whole game and gameday experience is dedicated to paying tribute to that undefeated 1914 team, and descendants of the players/coaches are invited and introduced on the field at halftime.

Come on? You're going to blow that PR opportunity by wearing them this year when next year is the 100th anniversary of that team? What are you thinking? I'll bet if Jones told them he wanted to wait, all the players would understand the reasoning.

That 1914 team went 9-0, including 4 shutouts -- 89-0, 67-0, 66-0, 27-0 -- and outscored their opponents 374-37!

Love the look though.

Written on A 'smokey' shade of gray for Tennessee football uniform:

They really need to hold off on the grey uniform until next year. It should be worn at a home game where the whole game and gameday experience is dedicated to paying tribute to that undefeated 1914 team, and descendants of the players/coaches are invited and introduced on the field at halftime.

Come on? You're going to blow that PR opportunity by wearing them this year when next year is the 100th anniversary of that team? What are you thinking? I'll bet if Jones told them he wanted to wait, all the players would understand the reasoning.

That 1914 team went 9-0, including 4 shutouts -- 89-0, 67-0, 66-0, 27-0 -- and outscored their opponents 374-37!

Love the look though.

Written on Vols land four-star juco DL Lambert :

in response to SevenT:

A JUCO? What a desperate move for UT

Idiot.

Written on Butch Jones challenges team 'to pick it up' during Tuesday's practice:

Brendan. It's "regimen," not "regiment."

A regiment is a military unit. It can also be used as a verb or as an adjective (a regimented workout), with the meaning I think you intended, but you used it as a noun.

A regimen is a systematic plan or a regular course of action and especially of strenuous training.

See?

Thank you,
The Grammar Nazi

Written on Butch Jones introduces motion drill a la Harlem Globetrotters :

I love this staff. Just hope they produce on the field the way I think they will.

Written on With Riyahd Jones out and Vincent Dallas in, Vols scrambling at cornerback:

in response to DukeDeLuca2:

What happened to that regiment of studly defensive backs that showed up on campus last fall under Dooley? Did they all leave?

Yeah, where is Deion Bonner? He's the other 4-star DB from the 2012 class, but he's not even on the roster now.

There are, however, 17 DBs on the current roster. Surely we can have enough for a decent 2-deep at corner.

Written on Vincent Dallas, Jalen Reeves-Maybin on the move in Monday's practice:

in response to NCSmoky:

Fourth paragraph: Was Riyahd Jones on crutches or Coach Jones on crutches?

The paragraph mentions Riyahd's injury and then says that Jones watched on crutches from the sidelines. Sounds like Riyahd Jones was on crutches. Then the last sentence says there was no comment on why the head coach was on crutches.

A little confusing.

I think they meant Riyahd Jones was watching on crutches and the assistant coaches deferred comment on that injury to Coach Jones. Like the assistants told reporters, "No comment. You'll have to ask Coach Jones." Then apparently, CBJ didn't comment either, or they never got an opportunity to ask him.

I agree they made it very confusing with their sentence structure.

Written on John Adams: In the SEC, new faces are always ready to step into star status:

in response to ctwins:

Speaking of newcomers how about the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Golf Champion, Alabama Soph Emma Talley. National Champions all over the Capstone. Way to go Emma and Yea Alabama.....

Why are you here, and what does this have to do with the price of milk in China?

Written on Rajion Neal confident passing game will open up defenses:

in response to kazoo:

I like the way the new staff is coaching up the team. I'm optimistic--but not about this year. Our passing game surely will be a problem--and I don't think the defense is going to be very good, either--not as laughably bad as last year (nothing could be THAT bad), but not good. Hope I'm wrong!

I think you are wrong about the defense. Look what we have. Two years ago, when we were running the 4-3 we had always run before, the defense ranked 28th in the country, and was loaded with young players -- freshmen and sophomores. Many of those same players are still here, and we're back in the 4-3 with an actual DC who knows what he's doing. Two of the top three, three of the top five, seven of the top 15 tacklers from that 2011 defense are still here, and most are now 3-year (or more) starters.

Take away the confusion caused by last year's failed experiment, put those kids back in a system they understand and were recruited for, and I think you'll see a top-25 defense on the field this year.

Written on For the good times: Vols celebrate 1998 championship game:

in response to Moesart:

I lost some amount of respect for Coach Summit when she had to be forced out. She should have stepped down the day she announced her illness. She certainly had nothing left to prove to anyone. It would have been a classy move.

Instead, she thought she was Coach Forever and thus untouchable like Fulmer thought he was. And Fulmer didn't accomplish a fraction of what Summit did.

Fulmer is remembered for usually losing to Florida and Alabama, and a fluke NC win. While pumping up his numbers on second tier SEC teams (like TN now is) and weak OOC schedules.

Actually, Florida was a monkey on Fulmer's back, but he usually beat Alabama. He was 10-6-1 against them and did something nobody else at any program has ever done -- he beat Bama 7 years in a row.

BTW, you're wrong about coach Summitt. I doubt anybody would have stepped down immediately when given that diagnosis. She did what was best for the program and for herself. As far as the program is concerned, there needed to be a stable transition with time for everybody to get used to the idea that she wasn't going to be coaching the Lady Vols much longer. For her own good, it is vitally important to stay occupied, specially mentally. What was best for the program was also best for her.

Written on For the good times: Vols celebrate 1998 championship game:

in response to ActualUTAlum:

Does EVERYTHING have to be about Pat Summitt? I assure you, the girls basketball coach had nothing to do with anything that happened on any football field, anywhere, at any time.

I'd say you're wrong there, bud. Coaches, specially successful ones, speak to other teams and organizations regularly. They know people. They have wisdom to pass on that is applicable no matter sport, and even if sports isn't involved. When I was in ROTC at UT, we watched a recorded speech by Lou Holtz. It wasn't about football. It was about leadership, responsibility, perseverance, etc.

You can bet your big orange butt Pat Summitt spoke to the football team, probably every year, and oh yeah, the players on that 1998 team said she was a big influence. So there's that.....

Written on John Adams: Vols prove that inaction can be a virtue:

in response to TexasVolMD:

Funny, I always thought Charlie Weis was a big pile of phooey.

And KNS can print "phooey" but it replaces my direct quote with "phooey". Well done KNS

I commented on an article last year that had a quote in it where one of the coaches said a forbidden word. I tried to directly quote the article and it censored me. So why is it ok for them to use words in the articles that we can't use in our comments? Makes no sense.

Written on John Adams: Vols prove that inaction can be a virtue:

Why all the negative comments about this article? I liked it, and I don't see a single thing negative about it. Some people just want to bash JA automatically, I think. I understand why that is, but come on folks. When he writes a positive piece about the Vols, don't discourage him.

Written on John Adams: Tennessee football is due a run of good luck:

in response to licknpromise777#651578:

Just a slow sports day mind friend; which explains all the articles over the summer that are just rehashes of previous articles..I don't envy the staff during summer dead periods but if Iam a writer I would do numerous series of past Vol teams like Neylands unbeaten,unscored on team..Maybe Bowden Wyatt era and my favorite Vol teams under Battle 69 thru 71. I think VFL's would love it..Simple concept and I think it shows badly these writers laziness and lack of creativity

I think interesting concept would be a countdown. You know how they have countdown to opening Saturday and highlight players who wore the same number as the number of days left? Well, how about a brief history of the team from the year? One possibility would be start with the 2000 team when there are 100 days to go, then spend the Summer reviewing each season. You'd get all the way back to the 1901 season doing that.

Written on John Adams: Tennessee football is due a run of good luck:

in response to Fall_Creek_Vols:

Horse hockey. Luck had nothing to do with it. Dust off the VCR and look at the tape.

Stoerner stumbled because he tripped over Brandon Burlsworth's foot. He tripped over Burlsworth because Burlsworth was pushed so far into the backfield by Billy Ratliff.

Good teams make their own luck.

You are dead right. When the offense came off the field on the previous possession, everybody in the stadium thought the game was over -- except Ratliff! He told the offense not to sit down or take their helmets off, because they were going to get the ball back. The offense took him up on it. None of them sat down or took their helmet off. Ratliff was a man of his word. Not only did he cause the fumble, he also recovered it. I don't know this for sure, but if I were a betting man, I would bet that game ball went to Billy.

Written on Defensive end Jacques Smith fractures thumb, out 4-6 weeks:

in response to Orange_Beach:

A fractured thumb won't hold this animal out of a single game.

You see players (mainly O or D linemen and linebackers) play with busted fingers, thumbs, wrists all the time. I expect you're right.

I remember back in 2006, we had serious injuries to Inky Johnson (never played again, unfortunately) and Justin Harrell in the Air Force game. Harrell ruptured a tendon in his bicep which made it basically impossible for him to bend his arm at the elbow under his own power. He still played the next game against Florida before having surgery and ending his season after that game.

Written on Wigged-out Eli and Peyton rapping on new TV ad:

Check out Football Cops, their other new Direct TV gig.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3KyRL...

Written on Jacob Carter asked to lead group of receivers he's behind in Tennessee's depth chart:

in response to philgreen5#410561:

It seems to me a possession receiver like Jacob with good hands would be critical for young qb's trying to move the chains and gain some confidence.

He also had the third-highest yards per catch on the team last season, behind Patterson and Dallas, but not by much -- less than a yard. He is not only a good possession receiver, but his yards per catch also says he's either a deep threat or gets good YAC.

Written on Butch Jones says UT players answered call with 'productive' Day 2:

in response to ThaiVolFan:

I don't think anyone is expecting Hunter/Patterson type numbers this year but hopefully the skill set to grow into soon is there. We just need dependability our of the position this year. A good slot, possession and deep threat reciever would be nice finds by the end of Summer.

I don't think many people were expecting Hunter/Patterson type numbers before the season last year either. We expected the passing game to be really good, and those expectations diminished a bit when we lost DaFool Rogers. Hunter was returning from a serious injury the previous season and nobody thought he would be quite as good as before. Nobody really knew what to expect until the NC State game, then we all knew we were in for an offensive treat in the passing game.

Worley has some experience, but didn't get the chance to show off like Bray had done early (remember, Bray had huge numbers, but also missed playing against the really good defenses), so we don't really know what he's capable of.

At WR, I saw some real flash last season from a couple of guys, namely Dallas and Carter. Those two had the 2nd and 3rd highest yards/catch on the team. Oddly, they aren't either one listed as starters on the current official depth chart, and Carter isn't even listed in the 2-deep. He's been replaced by two of the new freshmen, which I think says a lot about those new guys.

Written on John Adams: Reasons why you might be more optimistic about UT football:

in response to DawgDayAfternoon:

Last time I checked the Dawgs are roaring for four - in a row! Now, I don't keep up with the Tide and Gators, but I think they're going for something like 9 and 11. Tell me more about folks who go around being completely irrational and banging their heads into things while not getting it. It's not 1939 anymore and the Vols can't schedule W&L each week, though I know they'd like to.

You do realize that all of those streaks (with the exception of Bama) would have ended last year if Sunseri's defense had even been in the top-100, right? Gawja, Floriduh, S Car, etc all barely escaped, only due to that confused defense. No confused defense this year. Returning to at least top30 in total defense. Offense is totally unpredictable at this point, but I expect it will be decent. I hope they're all discounting and overlooking the Vols like some of their foolish fans (that would be you) are.

Written on John Adams: Reasons why you might be more optimistic about UT football:

"And since the Vols are no longer perceived as a serious threat by the league’s best teams..."

A better way to word that is to replace "no longer perceived" with "not currently perceived." Other than that, a pretty good and positive article by JA.

Written on [Video] 2013 preseason underway:

“It’s a very exciting thing every year to start camp and start football again. I think everybody is going to have that excitement level, but at the same time, you have to keep a calm head.”

What he actually said: “It’s a very exciting thing every year to start camp and start football again. So I think everybody is going to have that excitement level, also, like you said, you need to keep a calm head.”
You know, if you're going to put it in quotes, you really shouldn't paraphrase what somebody says. That would make you Fox News. Well, maybe not. After all, the meaning wasn't changed.

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones' recruiting proves that UT tradition still matters:

in response to lguy:

He just writes the truth and for some reason, Vol fans don't get that. We've sucked for several years. JA has written about how badly we've sucked. Now things are looking up with a great recruiting class, and he's writing about how things are looking up. Why is that so hard for the fans to understand?

We know the truth of the past five years. JA's problem is that, no matter how much the article promises to be positive, he seems to always spend more time and energy re-hashing the negative.

He can't tell us how he thinks things may be looking up, without beating us to death with how bad things have been.

Written on Vanderbilt's James Franklin explains jump off cliff:

30 feet, eh? So, it's almost as high as that 10 meter platform at UT's swimming facility. The man's some kind of superhero, isn't he?

Written on Vanderbilt's James Franklin explains jump off cliff:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

That was later that evening..

Now that's funny right there.

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