Comments by CroKev

Written on Vols aiming to have nation's top offensive line:

in response to NINEisgonnabeFINE:

Louisville had a real QB.

UK didn't.

:)

What does Kentucky have to do with it? Really, man, you're starting to lose it...

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

Does KNS ever police their site from yahoos like this guy?

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

I think we've found ourself a coach...

Written on Vols buying into Butch Jones' many quirks:

in response to dakota10902:

This is a sign of a leader, when an enterprise has high organization capital, and it's people are all have a clear understanding of its mission, vision, values, and strategy and share knowledge up, down, and across the board! Can't Wait!

+1

Well said Dakota.

Written on Daniel McCullers enters first practice with new weight of high expectations:

Man, if he lost another 10 pounds we might want to put him in the "Wildcat" formation. Probably would need to change the name "Wildcat" to something else though...

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

Adams might gain some reader credibility if he changed the "You" in "Reasons why you might be more optimistic about UT football" to "I", or better, "We."

Written on Jabo Lee's coach upset with Tennessee:

Jaba the Hut and now Jabo the Owl.

Anyways, I think all of this could have been cleared up with a 10-minute phone call from the RB Coach rather than an administrator. If they were just straight up and told the coach what he already knew - torn ACL, Hurd, Paulk, et al. are coming in, we've contacted Temple on your behalf and agree to release Jabo from his LOI, etc., we probably wouldn't be reading this article. It's still not too late to do just that so that no future bridges are burned.

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

in response to WaltGoVoIs:

John Adams? The sports writer who opined last year that Derek Dooley might soon be a hot commodity?

This is another article void of semantic content.

Walt

UT '81

Walt, go have yourself another drink...

Written on Vanderbilt plans to go from 'good to great':

Come on guys... arguing with Vandy and UK fans over football! Really?

Written on Butch Jones says Eric Gordon's status has not changed:

in response to 9willbesofine:

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At least he did not murder someone and shoot a bartender in the face...

Written on Tennessee finishes 37th, an all-time low, in final Directors' Cup standings:

in response to Tennball:

Football is only one sport and it does not outweigh all others as you may think. Overall, the Tide had a pretty down year.

I beg to differ sir. Football outweighs every other sport combined... ;-)

Written on NCAA reprimands Henderson for conduct:

So where is the apology?

Written on David Climer: No-huddle offenses trickle down to SEC:

Just ignore the 7 kid; he's just a teenager with nothing to do this summer. Never get in a barking match with a chihuahua...

Written on Poll: Which opposing player that UT will face this season poses the biggest threat?:

Clowney, if Tiny is sick that day. Otherwise, no problem...

Written on Peyton Manning 'looking forward to supporting' Butch Jones:

Cornwell missed out on having Peyton's cell phone number...

Written on Eric Berry endorses Jones' approach:

in response to govolsdid:

Eric Berry and "Big Al" are two of my favorite "D" players of all time,what else can you say? Go Big Orange!

Add Reggie White to that list for me...

Written on Mike Strange: Plenty of room for improvement as UT turns to 2013-14:

Maybe it's time to bring back wrestling...

Written on Butch Jones, Erik Spoelstra built friendship on coaching values:

That is really amazing! The coach of the NBA champs started off as a "video coordinator" for the same franchise. That's on par with Kurt Warner working in a grocery store before becoming the MVP of the Super Bowl champs..

Written on With 15 commitments, Vols are halfway home in 2014 recruiting race:

in response to GeauxTeamScribe:

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Interesting that you did not even try to refute "exlineman" and his claims who you really are. Exlineman, could you re-copy your post every time this geaux guy tries to post in the future?

Written on John Adams: Recruit's SEC endorsement worth repeating:

The only way the SEC doesn't win a NC again is if an SEC team is not in the NC game. This is a distinct possibility since OSU and a "Pac-12" or "Big-12" team may go undefeated, but the top SEC team might have 1 or 2 losses.

Written on SEC coaches plan to avoid offseason jabs, jokes:

This just in:
"Saban said. 'I was disappointed because when guys work for you, you have feelings for them.'"
Really Nick? Sounds like you're getting a little soft there my friend...

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones didn't need a meeting to figure out the SEC:

in response to SevenT:

Make no mistake about it this is going to be a HORRIBLE football team. Perhaps one of the worst Tennessee teams ever.

The backwoods anti-Fulmer UT sunshine pumpers will continue their delusional dribble on these boards until the season rolls around. Then UT fan will start throwing stones at Jones and the coaching search for Jones replacement will begin.

LOCK THAT UP

I guess you could be right. I hope CBJ doesn't go become the HC at Florida. Have you guys started a short list yet?

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones didn't need a meeting to figure out the SEC:

in response to Henley-Street-Bridge:

The good thing about Coach Jones, he hasn't lost a game yet at Tennessee, something Dooley couldn't claim.

Uhh... Neyland couldn't claim that either...

Written on Point guard Antonio Barton commits to Tennessee:

This is also great news for Tennessee BB recruiting in Memphis as everyone there knows about this.

Also, I wonder what the graduate major is that he will be pursuing that Memphis doesn't offer? Possibly arithmetic...

Written on John Adams: Gap widening between SEC and everybody else:

Actually, J.A. makes a good argument against Stoops when he points out how "the bottom six" have members who have done REALLY well lately. Furthermore, a lot of former doormat teams (e.g., USCe, Ole Miss, UK, and even Vandy) have made great strides of late so it's going to be harder and harder to talk about the haves and have-nots in the SEC anymore...

Written on Tennessee finishes 4th in SEC All-Sports Trophy ranking:

in response to 8inarow:

TitleTown takes it again. We just cant build the trophy-cases fast enough!

Where did you go to school?

Written on Jonathan Crompton signs with Edmonton Eskimos:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor say #yeasuckitnaysayersofthecromp
lol
Bones never lie.

Which is the real "Witch Doctor"?

Written on Former Wyoming punter Tim Gleeson says he plans to enroll at UT:

LSU's All-American punter is from the land-down-under as well. Wonder what's in the water down there...

Written on Jonathan Crompton signs with Edmonton Eskimos:

Don't know if this is accurate but somebody posted this 6 years ago:

"An average salary is around $50,000. Starters can earn up to $120,000. The starting quarterback usually makes between $200,000 and $300,000. The CFL has implemented a salary cap for the 2007 season at $4.05 million."

Written on Jonathan Crompton signs with Edmonton Eskimos:

Anybody have an idea what a starting QB in the CFL would make? Probably still better than a "regular job" with a lot less total hours.

Written on Tyler Bray has moved beyond 'stupid mistakes' at Tennessee:

in response to GerryOP:

Bipolar, I believe that a psycho profile on Bray would show mind-boggling immaturity. And everything focuses around his selection of UT.

He was recruited by the Kiffin crew who had a tendency to be a bit off the wall. And that was the persona that Bray displayed. Then Kiffin and Co. bolted to SoCal and Bray and the rest of the EE gang were stuck in Knoxville. Following Kiffin would have cost them all a year.

As soon a Bray hit the field, he was all showboat. He had a bunch of above average receivers to throw to and hang out with and he treated his three years at Knoxville as a lark. It seemed like he was not listening to any coaching, did the minimum of work, and essentially left no better prepared for the NFL (except for increased physical capabilities) than when he got here. He tried to B.S. the NFL guys too. His display on the Gruden show was embarrassing.

So ... now he is facing one of his last chances in K.C. I do wish him well, but he has a lot of ground to make up in a short period of time. Will K.C. hang onto him for a year? Probably. After the 1st year? Who knows.

"...above average receivers..." Are you kidding me?

Written on Former Florida QB Leak returns as quality control coach:

Maybe Leak could start his quality control career by focusing on Muschimp's sideline personality...

Written on Gray's transfer leaves little margin for error in Vols' secondary:

I sure hope Gordon comes back and what's up with that comment from Gray's HS coach, “He should be able to go wherever he wants”? Would CBJ allow him to go to an SEC school or another school on our schedule?

Written on David Climer: Titles can't erase SEC football's weaknesses:

I think Stoops is a great coach but since the NC in 2000 (which, it needs to be pointed out, was only his second season at OU so he did it with someone else's recruits) he has underachieved. Now, he's been in more NC games than anyone else as of late but he usually gets whacked in those games. His vaunted offences were held in check by both LSU and UF this past decade as well as USC. I think he's now runner-up in his own state with the advent of Ok. State.

Something tells me that soon we'll be hearing the same from Urban Cryer in the Big 10. OSU plays absolutely nobody this upcoming season (Wisc. has a new coach; UM lost Bryant; their OOC schedule is pathetic). OSU is in the NC game by default against a 1-loss Bama or Oregon team and will get shellacked. Anyway, I'll hang up and listen...

Written on Tennessee defensive back Daniel Gray to transfer:

Does this mean we now have 31 schollies available?

Written on Tennessee defensive back Daniel Gray to transfer:

Let the rumor mills begin...

Written on Trae Golden leaving Vols: 'We wish him well':

If he's transferring and he doesn't have to sit out a year, doesn't that mean that it was the coach's decision? It will be interesting to see where he goes...

Written on Mike Strange: With conference expansion should come the expansion of league games :

It just seems dumb to pick an arbitrary number of wins like "6" to be bowl eligible. Imaginge if basketball did that: you win 18 games and you go to the big dance no matter who you played. It would be good if FB did like BB and weighted the schedule and "quality" wins played the most important part in whether a FB team made it to a bowl.

The current AP, Coaches, etc. polls give too much weight to overall record vs. quality of opponents played. This might be a way for lesser conferences to not be given the same consideration in post-season play.

Written on As many as 30 scholarships could be available to Vols in 2014:

I remember that CBJ once laid out the numbers for how many scholarship players a team should have at each position. Does anybody know where that is and how we compare currently? The thread posted on 12/31/12 showed where we currently are:
http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2012/d...
Anyway, I'm sure he knows how many OL and DL we need.

Written on Former Vol, Knoxville native Michael Cofer fights an incurable disease:

I remember well Mike - he was a couple of years behind me and looked like the ultimate athlete. Hard to imagine what this disease has done to him. My family will pray for you and your family, Mike. You and your family are obviously a blessing to many.

Written on Holly Warlick, Brian Pensky recommended firing of strength coach Heather Mason:

in response to AlpharettaVol:

If Holly Warlick didn't write the letter then she should step up and say so. And if that's the case, we might have cause for a criminal investigation. If she did write it, what's everyone complaining about? Whenever new coaches come in they usually make lots of changes in personnel. Let's not try to make more out of this than it might be until all the facts are known.

3 (or more probably 2) posters have been running around in a circle on this thread chasing their tail. It could have been interesting but like so many of the threads of late, it has devolved into these 2 basset hounds chasing each other's tails and barking incessantly so that the other participants just throw up their hands and leave. That is, until someone comes in afresh and asks exactly the right question.

Congratulations AlpharettaVol on being that person...

Written on Johnny Majors thinks UT will be more disciplined under Butch Jones:

in response to licknpromise777#651578:

Well said my friend..The name Majors and Tennessee goes like PB and Jelly..Johnny didn't produce a true winner until his 5th season but I have tons of great memories of Major's teams..I'll never forget the 1989 team walking into Pasadena; Night game at UCLA and we were a big underdog!!QB Sterling Henton's long awaited debut and he has a career ending injury but we had Chuck Webb and Roland Poles in the backfield!!!Drilled UCLA 24-6 and the entire team celebrated with 200 Vol fans in the end zone..Also hugging VFL Tim Kearns on the sideline after the Miracle in South Bend!!

Thanks for your post. Tell me about Tim Kearns. For some reason I have Tim Kerin on my mind - UT's Athletic Trainer who died unexpectedly in the early 90's. Tim applied miles of tape to my ankles and knee while I was at UT and he always had a good yarn to tell back in the day.

Written on Johnny Majors thinks UT will be more disciplined under Butch Jones:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

I was at the game in 82' when UT finally beat bammer (World's Fair year). The players lifted Johnny on their shoulders and carried him to greet Bear Bryant. If that doesn't show UT's love of coach Majors, nothing will. I also was the second man on the North endzone goal post before we uprooted those bad boys. UT football and the World's Fair made one heckuva weekend in 1982..Fond memories..HBTV!!

I was at that game as well during the World's Fair days. I didn't get to the goal posts until well after you did but I did eventually make it down there. Wasn't it Mike Terry and Lee Jenkins, who came up with the tip and interception in the endzone to seal Bama's fate? Now Lee's son is coming to play here next year. Good times in the past and good times ahead!

Written on Johnny Majors thinks UT will be more disciplined under Butch Jones:

I was at UT when Majors was there and I could tell you a few stories from the residents of Gibbs Hall - even though he could be a pain, guys like Reggie White, Bill Bates, etc. played their hearts out for him.

I remember that after he won the NC at Pittsburgh, Tony Dorsett asked if he could come down to Knoxville and play for Coach Majors (he was joking as his eligibility was up and the Cowboys had come calling). Majors first day on the job meant that almost everything in the Athletic Center was turned to orange. I remember one day the rehab tables were green and the next day they were bright orange. Majors wanted everyone to "bleed orange," something some supposed fans on this site should consider.

Majors could have stayed at Pitt and his legend would have grown but he chose, instead, to come back to his first love. Now a few of you know a little bit more of who Coach Majors is.

Written on Butch Jones selling Tennessee's brand:

in response to USNCorpsman:

Let's pretend for a moment...

Jesus, Poseidon, and General Neyland himself descend from above on a clear Saturday afternoon during a halftime show. The stadium goes eerily quiet, and a pin drop could be heard from one end to the other. In a loud, booming voice, Jesus declares that General Neyland is now the Football God, will coach the Vols from the sideline every Saturday, and the Vols will win every game with him. Poseidon declares that he will move the Vol Navy to every game himself, creating lakes and rivers as needed. Before the next snap can be taken, before we get see the beloved General in action again, we look at these forums...

John Adams writes a piece that portends to be positive but has lots of little jabs about all of the General's failings, and questions his war record. Gets his rear end kicked by the General himself with a baton. Apologizes, moves far away, and writes another half hearted article.

Brett Maverick hops on YouTube and shouts random words at the camera while veins bulge and sweat pours from his forehead.. So um, nothing new there, actually.

DeltaCharlie has some lulz about how the General is too out of touch with football (ignoring that he was declared the Football God) to ever coach again. He points out that everyone who likes the General also liked Kiffin/Dooley and eats babies part-time, and therefore their opinion is invalid. He submits pictures of some dude in fatigues to show he is legit, missing the part where no one cares.

LilGataGurl asks who the General is and why he is even called that. Has no idea that football existed before 1992.

SevenT criticizes Poseidon for not convincing Peyton Manning to marry that one mermaid chick. Remains clueless and misses the point entirely.

They all create sock puppet accounts to agree with other, and inevitably slip up by responding to their own post with the same account name. Everyone has some lulz.

Vols win games.

The End.

What happense to GroveShofner and Wally?

Written on Holly Warlick, Brian Pensky recommended firing of strength coach Heather Mason:

Oops, sorry, my post above was in response to "Grove/Shofner."

Written on Holly Warlick, Brian Pensky recommended firing of strength coach Heather Mason:

OK, I now have a better feel for what I'm dealing with so I'll type slowly... ;-)

Scenario: I want to bet you $5 that my dog will beat yours in a race. You think yours is faster but you aren't sure so you refuse to make the bet. The dogs race anyway and yours wins. Are you now going to demand that I pay you $5?

If this doesn't clear it up, try using cats, horses, giraffes, etc. in the same scenario and see if it helps...

Finally, if I did lose the bet, I would have left for the year. I guess I could have done the dishonorable thing and used another screen name, ummm, let's say "DelShofner," but then that wouldn't be right, would it...

For those interested in the inner workings of the mind struggling with multiple-personality disorders, check out the following:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ1KcX...

Written on Parallel lines in two lawsuits against Tennessee:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

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OK, I now have a better feel for what I'm dealing with so I'll type slowly... ;-)

Scenario: I want to bet you $5 that my dog will beat yours in a race. You think yours is faster but you aren't sure so you refuse to make the bet. The dogs race anyway and yours wins. Are you now going to demand that I pay you $5?

If this doesn't clear it up, try using cats, horses, giraffes, etc. in the same scenario and see if it helps...

Btw, you called me 2 things above: an honorable person (probably sarcasm) and an ilk ("you're ilk") minus the article. I'm not sure you're using that word correctly.

Finally, if I did lose the bet, I would have left for the year. I guess I could have done the dishonorable thing and used another screen name, ummm, let's say "DelShofner," but then that wouldn't be right, would it...

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