Comments by DeltaCharlie3

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

in response to snowpeapod#263184:

One of the best groups, individually and collectively, to ever wear the orange & white. This group will be remembered for years to come. IMO

Really, remembered for what? As a line that had a career losing record and never went to a bowl game?

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones hasn't had enough time to change UT's losing ways:

in response to BruisedOrange:

Not being pessimistic... just offering IMHO a reasonable reality check:

COACHES: Much improved. A solid foundation is already laid to rebuild the program.

PLAYERS: More talent, but less experience. More potential, but currently young. Little depth in some key positions.

EXPERIENCE: Remember, this defense has no game experience together playing the 4-3, with several players recruited to fit the 3-4. The skill players on offense have little or--depending on who gets named starting QB--no game experience playing together.

SCHEDULE: First game will provide experience and a chance to make learning errors without a loss. Greatest improvement will be between 1st and 2nd game.
Second game will provide more on-field challenge with the added mental pressure of securing an expected win in a losable matchup.
Third game puts the youngsters on the road, on a national stage, under big-time conditions, with all the distractions and an unfamiliar routine. The Ducks will reveal who plays slow and who plays small. Scheme-wise, it will force us to "pull out all the stops" before beginning our SEC schedule.
Fourth game, we will face Florida as a known entity. They will have all the tape on us. They'll know our schemes and personnel. Whatever weaknesses we've hidden will be revealed. There's little the coordinators can do now. This will be size against size, speed against speed, confidence against whatever we are leaving the west coast.

FINAL RECORD: With several key injuries 5-7 would be a struggle. With no bad luck, 6-6 could be do-able. With a few good breaks, and healthier than average players in November, 7-5 would still be an incredible accomplishment worthy of high accolades.

It's great for fans to get stoked before the season, but keep it in the man cave. Let's not sully the eventual accomplishments of this team by publicly erecting unreasonable expectations in August.

Another very good post. The only thing I would disagree on is the notion that you have "more talent, less experience." I think with the departures of Patterson, Hunter and Bray, you also have less talent. But still a very good post.

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones hasn't had enough time to change UT's losing ways:

in response to NINEisgonnabeFINE:

So the local hack speaks the truth and the kool-aid drinkers cry wolf. I noticed those of you that are "predicting" 8 or 9 wins did not bother to tell us who those 8 or 9 wins will come against. Let's break it down. Shall we?

(Before we get started let's get one thing straight. I've noticed over that last few weeks that many of you are predicting a win over SC. Why? It won't be close. SC's D will destroy ut)

Peay win

WKU win (closer than you think. Petrino is a better coach than Lyle)

@Oregon loss (Ducks hang 50)

@UF (UF by double digits. Could be a blow out)

USA win

UGA loss (best offense in SEC will embarrass ut)

SC loss (SOS and Clowney. 'Nuff said.)

@'Bama loss (pick your score)

MO win (but close. Franklin will cause problems)

Auburn loss (pivotal game for ut. Auburn will have enough offense to win at ut)

Vandy win

UK win (provided UK doesn't play a WR at QB)

6-6 (at best) provided ut can beat Vandy.

Hello Shreveport!

EIGHT!

Excellent post. 6-6 sounds about right, but 4-8 is very possible.

Written on Tennessee's 'mock game' Friday will cover several scenarios :

Genius. Nobody else in the country does this. Butch is cutting edge. I'm still shocked that someone who's briliant enough to hold a preseason live scrimmage, aka "mock game," actually got his doors blown off and was thoroughly out-coached by a Derrick Dooley outfit.

I'm predicting multiple national titles at UT for Butch.

Written on Butch Jones to pick QB early next week:

in response to Harrit:

1st, #11 is Dobbs, better re-check that roster, and 2nd, ask yourself, could Dooley win at Michigan St, or gather up wins vs the Hurricanes (3x's), Pitt (2x's), Syracuse, Louisville (2x's), Va Tech, and the like? You can go ahead and mix in a Coach Jones win vs Vandy too. How dare you mention Dooley and Jones in the same breath.

You're right, my apologies to Dooley.

Dooley 45, Butch 23.

Doh!

Written on Butch Jones to pick QB early next week:

in response to TommyJack:

So some of you mopes watch a little film and are now ready to select the starter. Criminy.

Yep, same dips who were gonna rush the field and tear down the goal posts against Florida last year because UT beat up on some piddly ACC team from North Carolina.

Will they ever learn?

Written on Butch Jones to pick QB early next week:

in response to Harrit:

Forget about Autzen Stadium and the Swamp this season. Ask yourself, just from an eyeball test, who has the talent to lead this team into Norman, Oklahoma on Saturday 09/13/2014 and deliver a win? That's the guy you start this coming Saturday, and you don't take him out of the game. #11 However, I trust Coach Butch and will support whomever his choice may be. Go Vols!

Two points: the guy you describe isn't on the roster. Secondly, why do you trust Coach Butch? Even Derrick Dooley exposed him as below average.

Written on Butch Jones to pick QB early next week:

in response to EastTnVols962:

I think people under estimate Ferguson. I don't know why, but I have a feeling that kid's gonna surprise some people.

Who?

Written on Butch Jones to pick QB early next week:

in response to volnvette03:

+! Let's see: Gatorade player of the year. Got thrown to the wolves when what's his name got injured (hint: never won a major game except Cinci and NC State)Really never got developed under Doolittle. And some fans want to throw him under the bus?

Newsflash, Clem. Cincinnati is in no way, shape, or form, a "major" game to any reputable SEC program, and NC State is a marginal team from a lousy conference. Neither of those were major games. Embarrassing.

Written on Butch Jones to pick QB early next week:

in response to ATX_VOL_FAN:

Might as well start one of the Freshmen QB's that Jones recruited. If they're all so even, and we're rebuilding, you might as well go with Dobbs, or Ferguson, to rebuild WITH them.

However, whoever is the chosen one that is who I'll support 100%. Until he lets us down lol.

Anxiously waiting for the decision.

Yes, but you'll likely have an entire new coaching staff by the time the freshmen are seniors.

Written on Butch Jones to pick QB early next week:

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

Written on Butch Jones says UT offense still needs to find 'playmakers' :

in response to Show-me-your-TDs:

Pound the rock...Neal and Lane will have to be are playmakers for now

GO VOLS!!!

Yeah, that'll work, do that! Prepare to set a record for 3-and-outs on offense.

Written on Butch Jones says UT offense still needs to find 'playmakers' :

Everytime Jones opens his mouth, I just can't help remembering that Derrick Dooley's "signature win" came against his Bearcats. LOL

Written on Vols new alternative football uniform adds a 'smokey' shade of gray:

Beginning of the end for Butch Jones. Losing is one thing, but when you're losing and you look like a bunch of gray dorks from some unknown Junior College it's a whole different level of losing.

Written on Evan Woodbery: UT video drops strong hints that new uniforms will come out today, could be 'smokey':

Y'all are struggling. Gray? Gray!? As if creamsicle orange and white wasn't blah enough, you're adding gray? Yeah, that'll spruce it up.

Written on Georgia, South Carolina single game tickets on sale:

Stadium is too big. Upper level seats are absolutely awful. Tear the dump down and build something from this century with seats that are equal to the current status of the program, about 75,000 or so.

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

in response to Rumblefish:

Anybody know Marquez North's 40 time? Just asking to see if he can stretch the field. I know I've been reading about his size, but just wondering if he is burner on the outside.

It doesn't matter. UF, Bama, UGA, SC, etc all have 4 or 5 just as fast in their secondaries, if not faster.

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

in response to ThaiVolFan:

the heart of Justin Harrell the week of the Florida game was inspiring. The love for the game,the University and his brotherhood was awesome to see. One of the many special stories in Tennessee's long history
GBO!

Who? What did he do? UT got blown out v. Florida.

Written on Vols on their toes after Butch Jones throws camp a curveball:

Rookie, no-name SEC coach, rookie WR's, rookie defensive coordinator, rookie SEC quarterback.

Jones should receive Coach of the Year if UT finishes 6-6. All signs point to awful!

Written on John Adams: Western Kentucky would be worst loss for the Vols :

9 straight to Florida will be the worst.

Written on Florida removes references to Hernandez:

in response to Vols4Ever:

Revisionist history in an attempt to deny their own conduct in being the 'Gangster Gators.

Will they vacate all the games he was on the roster?

Only when UT vacates the wins for Little, Goodrich and Stallworth.

Let us know when that happens.

Written on Florida removes references to Hernandez:

in response to gameofvols:

None of them carried anybody out and shot them 5 times you idiot.........

So if someone gets shot in the head by some criminal thug, it's worse than someone getting killed by a careless, negligent, wasted thug in a car?

Dead is dead. I know this is really hard for y'all to comprehend, and it screws with your "bash UF" template, but having not one, not two, but THREE former All-Americans all committ negligent homicide is perhaps more alarming than one really bad apple who for some God-awful reason, thinks it's okay to just go around shooting people.

Fortunately for all of us, there are a lot more Peyton Manning's, Danny Wuerffel's, Tim Tebow's and Eric Berry's than there are Leonard Little's and Aaron Hernandez's.

Move along.

Written on Florida removes references to Hernandez:

in response to CrankE:

No. UT did not pretend that they could erase or change history by turning them into "unpersons" as Florida is doing now.

UF's attempts at whitewashing are futile and therefore laughable. Do you not think that others will remind the world of what Florida wants them to forget? Just curious.

Keep rehabbing the knee, Adamz.

And everytime some dipstick like you tries to remind Florida of Hernandez, someone like me will illustrate your absurdity by remdinding you of Stallworth, Little and Goodrich.

And truthfully, UF is no more responsible for Hernandez deciding to kill someone than UT is for the 3 former players who killed people while driving drunk.

Written on Florida removes references to Hernandez:

in response to Snapshot:

Negligent homicide is a lot different than MURDER, you moron. I realize that an unintentional act and purposely killing someone is probably something your pea sized gater brain can't comprehend.

Because Hernandez's technique was a little more cold-blooded and callous, his victim is somehow more dead than the poor souls who died at the hands of Goodrich, Stallworth and Little?

I'm thinking the 3 innocent victims who got splatterd all over the road by former UT players could really care less if someone had put a gun to their head versus making them human roadkill.

If/when proven guilty, I think Hernandez should get the death penalty. But for all the UT fans who use this as some sort of anti-UF fodder, I'm just illustrating the sad fact that MANY schools have current and former players who run seriously afoul of the law.

Written on Florida gives Muschamp $250,000 raise annually:

After he wins the SEC and national title, UF will make him the highest paid coach in America.

Written on Florida removes references to Hernandez:

in response to TNORANGEDOGDAD:

He is probable still up on Their WALL OF THUGS

Do you know who the Fullmer Cup was named after?

Written on Florida removes references to Hernandez:

in response to DeltaCharlie3:

Good move by Florida. Did Tennessee remove anyting associated with Leonard Little or Dwayne Goodrich for their criminally negligent homicides? Just curious.

Oh yeah, did UT remove anything asscoiated with Donte Stallworth? He too, had a criminally negligent hiomicide.

Written on Florida removes references to Hernandez:

Good move by Florida. Did Tennessee remove anyting associated with Leonard Little or Dwayne Goodrich for their criminally negligent homicides? Just curious.

Written on Mike Strange: A stronger Tennessee levels SEC playing field:

in response to Lizardgrad89:

If you think Miami is beating UF, well, ROFL. You know Notre Dame destroyed the Canes 41-3 last year, right? You know Alabama toyed with Notre Dame, right? You know Notre Dame would have been lucky to finish in the top 5 in the SEC last year, right? Miami will be lucky to cross midfield against the UF defense.

Georgia lost their entire defense to the NFL. Multiple first rounders. UF is going to put Murray on his back all game long. Don't expect the mangy ones to beat UF.

FSU? We crunched them last year at their house. They lost a TON to the NFL and are breaking in a new QB. They aren't winning in Gainesville.

LSU and South Carolina are valid concerns. Still, we win one of those, we are going to the SECCG to play for the right to go to the BCSCG and win the national title. AGAIN.

Tennessee has a better chance of losing 10 games than UF has of losing 5. A MUCH better chance.

These straw hat wearing dorks had UF losing 6+ games last year and not making a bowl game. They were utterly convinced Tyler Bray would pass his way to a blowout over UF last year. Any UT fan predicting a UF record should be laughed at.

I watched the replay of the UF-UT game again last night. The looks on the faces of the UT fans as Trey Burton, and Driskel, and Gillislee, and Hammond were running it up is priceless. You can almost read their lips; "this ain't right, y'all, we uns were spost to rush the field and tear down dem there goal posts." The looks on their faces as the UF defense picked Bray, harrassed Bray, knocked Bray around, absolutely priceless. It's so much more fun when they think they're going to win. Let's hope they think so this year too.

Written on Mike Strange: A stronger Tennessee levels SEC playing field:

in response to Central_IL_Vol:

DumbChump3,

That's what the GATURDS said in 1998, 2001 and 2003; MORON!

Any more GATURD players barking at dogs? The MusCHUMP Cup will be won by the CHUMP and the GATURDS! Can you guys not keep your players out of trouble??

If I were you, I wouldn't be so overconfident because your days are numbered! It may not be this year, but the GATURDS will be losing to the Vols VERY SOON!

That's all you got, 3 lousy examples, all a decade+ years ago...lol.

And haven't you dips learned not to throw stones at other schools regarding players getting into trouble? For every UF example, there's a UT example. For every UT example, there's a UGA example, and so on, with nearly every school.

Now, back to the point. UF is 16-5 versus UT since 1992. The 5 UT wins: 2 were versus Ron Zook and even one of those is tainted due to horrific officating (04), and one was because UF had their student trainer kicking FG's in OT (98). You earned the wins in 1992 and 2001, congrats. Beyond that, Florida has DOMINATED, whether you're good or bad.

So my point is, in UF's eyes, it's irrelevant to a Florida fan as to whether or not UT is "good." You'll lose to Florida, either way. You knuckleheads swore you would beat UF last year because y'all were back and finally good again. Last year was your "goal post game," remember? Well, Florida woodshedded UT. Again, it doesn't matter in this series, Florida owns it.

Written on Mike Strange: A stronger Tennessee levels SEC playing field:

Same could be said for Auburn. A strong Auburn makes UGA and Bama's path much more difficult each year.

Regarding Tennessee, doesn't really matter, as they can't beat Florida when they're good, or bad.

Written on Vols picked fifth in East by SEC media:

in response to JSmith525:

http://www.sbnation.com/college-footb...

The No. 21 Louisville Cardinals entered NOLA as 14.5-point underdogs to No. 3 Florida, making the 33-23 2013 Sugar Bowl the biggest shocker the BCS has ever seen.

God thank you. It's been such an awesome summer so far. How has you summer been DC3

Florida entered the 2012 UT game with the only question being whether or not UT fans would tear down the goal posts... LOL

Awesome summer so far, thanks for asking!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09...

Written on Vols picked fifth in East by SEC media:

Tennessee ahead of Missouri? I don't think so.

Written on At SEC Media Days, Butch Jones stays on message, as players promise better days:

Jones' first of three SEC media days. He won't see a fourth.

Written on Videos: SEC Media Days -- Day 1 (South Carolina, Ole Miss, Missouri, Florida):

Brilliant interview by Muschamp. Coach of the year!

Written on Butch Jones wants a preseason practice open to public:

He wants the fans to see what he's seeing to temper expectations. Come on out folks, see your 5-7 Vols.

Smart move.

Written on Videos: SEC Media Days -- Day 1 (South Carolina, Ole Miss, Missouri, Florida):

Jeff Driskel poised for a monster year. Every game will be like he's playing against Tennessee.

Written on Tennessee football takes another hit in NCAA academic rate, could face serious penalties without improvement:

The entire footall program is bordering on extinction. I expect UT to battle with Kentucy and Ole Miss for yearly cellar dweller status.

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

He doesn't know jack about the SEC. On 9-21, he'll begin to understand. By halftime on 9-21, he'll have asked himself 50 times; "what the heck have I gotten myself into?"

Written on Govols247: Tennessee Vols' Butch Jones talks 'brick by brick' origin:

Brick by brick. Translation: 15-21 after three seasons.

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones has caravan rolling and recruiting along:

in response to orangecountyvols:

USAF,

Exactly, friend. Actually, I didn't read what the troll....Delta Dawn said. All we know is when you see the screen name Delta dawn, plus any # of other trolls, these clowns are worried. They are drawn to our site like fly paper.

Oh, and one more thing. We can wager this troll never wore a uniform to defend his country.
Thank you for your service this Memorial Day weekend.

You've been claiming we're worried for about 9 years now.

You claimed we were REALLY worried about last year when I stoicly told everyone this game wouldn't be close, in Florida's favor. But all y'all could focus on was tearing the goal posts down...lol

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones has caravan rolling and recruiting along:

in response to Big_Orange_Aide:

You over that Louisville loss yet?

Yes. Are you over that 9th straight Florida loss yet? Or was it 10?

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones has caravan rolling and recruiting along:

in response to rbwtn:

A little flame is beginning to build in me about our TN Nation. I know it's doing the same in others too and it Feels Good!

They make medicine for that, try Tums.

Glad y'all are national champs of riding around in Caravans during the offseason, but that wont win SEC games.

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones has caravan rolling and recruiting along:

It's all easy when you're riding around on a bus cracking wise with reporters and adoring fans. When he rolls into the Swamp in September, he'll quickly realize this aint Cincinnati, and Florida aint Rutgers. When Muschamp lowers the BOOM, he'll be spinning in circles trying to figure out what just happened to his rear end.

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones has caravan rolling and recruiting along:

His 14-18 record after 3 seasons will have him back at a lower tier program in a lower tier conference, where he belongs.

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

Should Butch Jones be brought back for a second year if he goes 3-9?

Written on Tennessee defensive back Daniel Gray to transfer:

After this news, I'd like to revise my prediction downward, from 4-8 to 3-9.

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