Comments by GerryOP

Written on Mike Strange: Hire a guy who can prove the joke's not on Tennessee any more:

in response to underthehill:

I was in the house when Davis brought MTSU to play UT in the NIT game..I have never seen a coaching whipping like Davis put on Martin..Davis had recruited a Jr College point guard who could take Golden any time he wanted to ..when the game was on the line ..he did it over and over and Martin never made any adjustment till UT had it handed to them..Kermit Davis and Rick Byrd are far better coaches than Martin..

How did Davis and Byrd fare in the '14 NCAA Tournament? Martin took UT to the Sweet 16! Remember?

Now go ahaed and tell me how Martin "lucked" into the Tourney and had an easy path to the Sw16. Right? No creds to the coach and the team ... it was all dumb luck.

Hey we owe 'Zo a big thanks! He took over a decimated team potentionally looking at serious NCAA penalties. He held the team together, we saw three years of 20+ wins, had them playing 0.600 ball, and proudly led them into the Tournament. And now, 'Zo is crying all the way to the bank, and UT, apparantly, is finding that we can't afford a REAL coach, while we arrogantly forced a REAL coach out the door. So let's find another "up and commer" and let's build another coaches resume.

With Dooley, you hillbilly clowns said winning is everything. Now with 'Zo, ya'all are critcizing HOW 'Zo won. When in reality, he won and made all of us UT Alums again proud of our UT basketball team. But, go ahead clowns, keep on hating. We know what you have against Martin.

Written on Poll: What is your feeling about the Vols after the completion of spring practice?:

Until the QB issue is resolved, it is difficult to project what '14 brings.

Written on Informal talks between Lady Vols and UConn about resuming series:

Holly and Dave, just tell Auriemma to Go To He11. He never gave Pat any respect. If it wasn't for what Pat Summitt did to lead women's basketball to where it is today, Auriemma would be hustling pickup games every evening down at the UConn Rec Center. Now, he wants an apology?

(Sorry folks, this is not my usual style. Auriemma wants an apology? I rank him right down there in the dirt with Calipari ... trash.)

Written on During Paul Finebaum visit, Butch Jones quizzed about Lane Kiffin:

Move along now folks, there's nothing to see here ... Move along.

Written on UT, Cuonzo Martin renew commitment to one another; coach's revised contract is in the works:

in response to Snapshot:

I don't think the logic is twisted at all. You tell me why he had to fly to Marquette is he was not seriously interested in the job. Maybe you guys are just naive. One of two things happened, he went there with every intention of taking the job if offered, or he was using it to get a raise and extension. If you are happy with those actions from your coach, then fine.

Everyone wants to call me a hater, but the fact is I DON'T hate Coach Martin. I just have never been a fan of his slow it down, walk it up the court style of play. Can anyone honestly say they enjoyed watching those games where the Vols struggled to score even 50 points? Not me. If that is what you want in a coach, well you have it. I just think if was a slap in the face of Vol fans to fly to Marquette when it could have been done behind the scene by his agent, and saved him the embarrassment of not getting the job. I really don't care how vol quest wants to spin it, I don't think he was offered the job.

Hey Snappy, have you ever gone on a job interview when you already had a job? You've never had a job? Oh. That explains everything.

Written on What's next? Cuonzo Martin and Tennessee update :

in response to westknoxrepub:

If I were Dave Hart, I'd give him a mild raise, one year extension and a low buyout so when we fire him after next year it won't cost us. . .or better yet, try to convince Boston College, Wake Forest or california he's the perfect fit and hope they don't do any research.

Glad you're not Dave Hart.

Written on Cuonzo Martin will remain at Tennessee; contract modifications underway:

in response to IndianOutlaw:

No my worldview will not change at this time next year. I lived in St. Louis, MO when ZO was playing H.S. ball in East St. Louis ( which makes East Knoxville look like a rich wonderland). My grandson was at Missouri State with Coach Zo. I have had the pleasure to interact with him at UT. The jury is still out on him as to his being a great/good/average coach. I am also one of those wondering. But as to his honesty and being an honorable MAN their is NO Question to that in my mind. Not only is he that but he will be that win or lose, hired or fired. He has a comfort in his own skin, with his relationship with the world and he is not money driven. Remember he came from a town and back ground that was terrible to say the least. He worked his way out of that and is a Cancer survivor to boot. He views things different that most of us who want to live and die with the success of failure of our favorite team. Will he prove out to be the coach of our future or a great coach somewhere else? Only time will tell. But to his honor and honesty I firmly believe that it is embedded for Life. If you have a different view so be it. But looking back at Kiffin, Pearl, Jerry Green, Dooley, and some of our other former coaches and band directors I would much rather my grandchildren learn life lessons from Zo.

Great post. Well said. I agree.

Written on Source: Cuonzo Martin pulls his name out of running for Marquette position:

in response to FWBVol:

Have you attended a practice run by Cuonzo Martin or been in the locker room with the team before a game our at the half? If not, how can you say he has no abilities to motivate the team?

Have you sat down and had a conversation with the man? If not, how can you say he has no personality?

If you were to base Hall of Fame NFL coach Tom Landry's abilities to motivate and his personality strictly on his sideline persona you would be wrong. Landry's intense stare and stoic look was that of a man plotting ahead and thinking in front of the opposition. Of course it took Landry seven years to have his first season that he won more games than he lost. I guess it's a good thing his bosses didn't think like you do.

One's life circumstances often influence the way the appear in public situations when the spotlight is shining brightly on them.

Not everyone is a Bruce Pearl or Ray Mears that is show and flash.

I've always believed that still water runs deep and I want that still, deep water influencing our basketball players at UT.

I believe Martin is doing things the right way and he can be an asset to UT for a long time to come if people let him coach and give him the support he needs to do his job.

Amen brother, amen! Well said.

Written on Source: Cuonzo Martin pulls his name out of running for Marquette position:

in response to murrayvol:

I don't think he "enjoys" being wrong Gerry. He just doesn't have much to say.

Is wkr the kind of guy who doesn't say much ... but when he says something, he doesn't say much?

Written on Source: Cuonzo Martin pulls his name out of running for Marquette position:

in response to westknoxrepub:

Um. . .we barely made it into the tournament this year with Stokes, Maymon, and McRae. . .Martin has more losses vs. 100+ RPI teams in the past three years than Pearl and Peterson had combined. . .and our talent level is taking a serious drop (85% of scoring and rebounding wont' be here next year), to replace them he's bringing in four, three star players, only one of which got any offers from teams in the NCAA tournament. It's a serious drop off, and Marquette saw he couldn't recruit so decided to hrie an unproven assistant over Martin.

wkr, your 1st sentence is true. I would have to see numbers re: your 2nd sentence, not that it matters. Your 3rd sentence is also true. However, you forget to mention that 'Zo got our Vols into the Sweet 16. 3 of the best games we have seen from our Vols all year.

The rest of your post is pure speculation based on what you know today about the rest of our squad and recruits. Again, you are assuming that our squad and recruits will never be better than they are today. As I said, you would have said they same about Stokes, Maymon, McRae, and Richardson 3 years ago. You would have been wrong back then too. Each of those players have publicly thanked 'Zo for what he has done to make each a better basketball player AND a better men.

Likewise, what went on between 'Zo and MU is pure speculation. However, several well respected people have stated that 'Zo was MU's 1st choice ... after the interview.

Written on Source: Cuonzo Martin pulls his name out of running for Marquette position:

in response to westknoxrepub:

WITH McRae, Maymon and Stokes, Martin made the NCAA tournament once in three years. . .what about what's left gives you confidence he can get back in the tournament. Medicore players in a bad leage are not going to get into the tournament. Just do your research, look at who he's brought in here. Four players in this years class, all three stars, only one of which had any offers from top level programs, and even Austin's offer list is so-so.

So wkr, what you are saying is that those left on the roster will never be better than they are today. Three years ago you would have said the same about McRae, Stokes, Richardson, and Maymon ... not starters or difference makers.

We now have an entire squad recruited by 'Zo. This means that they all have the talents to fit 'Zo's style of play. 'Zo will develop those talents.

Hubbs, Richardson, Moore, Davis, and Reese appear to be a pretty good foundation for a team. With a little coaching from 'Zo, we will be fine.

Written on Source: Cuonzo Martin pulls his name out of running for Marquette position:

in response to westknoxrepub:

If he stays, he's never going to have an opportunity like that again. After his recruting is exposed here and we fall into the basketball abyss, he's going to get fired and have to take jobs in bad small time conferences. If he wants to get to Purdue he needs to go.

wkr, you keep posting the same trash and junk over and over and over. You must enjoy being wrong.

Written on Marquette asked Hall of Famer Gene Keady for reference on Vols coach Cuonzo Martin:

in response to bUTch__please:

Coach Zo owed it to himself to have a conversation with Marquette to gauge their interest in him becoming their coach, the money offered and facilities.

Coach Zo will sit down with Hart (if he hasn't already) to gauge our interest and the money/extension on the table.

I'm glad he gets to make the decision on his own terms, for that's not the easiest position to achieve around here for head coaches. I'm good either way.

Zo has earned the right to make the decision on his own terms. I would hate to see him go, but, ...

Written on Marquette asked Hall of Famer Gene Keady for reference on Vols coach Cuonzo Martin:

in response to johnlg00:

Not only that--though Edwards was a JC transfer who was a senior this year--GoVols247 reported that a big guy from Tennessee State, a double-figure rebounder, was interested in transferring to UT. In fact, there are dozens and scores of guys who will be transferring this year. With Martin securely in place, the chances of Stokes staying would have gone way up and it wouldn't take that much to replace Maymon's heft and statistical contribution, though likely not his leadership. Nobody can predict the future, but by giving Martin zero benefit of the doubt, all the negativity ruined any chance of anything being different from what "everybody knows". At this point, I hope Martin goes to Marquette for twice what he would have taken to stay at UT and takes all his "no-talent" players with him. No reason they should be stranded here since nobody appreciates them here anyway. Then we would get to see what kind of "miracle worker" we can get and how well he will do with NO players.

Whoops! I forgot that Edwards was a JC guy! wkr will nail me for that.

I'm pretty much on the same page as you are john. I feel that Zo has paid his dues and has really delivered. He has exceeded every REAL expectation and has won his job. Most of the kids meets Zo's standards and that's good enough for me. I'm curious to see how Moore and Reese turn out. Both have shown some signs of excellence.

Living 800 miles from K'town, I know how folks see UT. And these redneck hillbilly clowns keep showing thier ignorance and digging the hole deeper.

Be well my Vol friend.

Written on Marquette asked Hall of Famer Gene Keady for reference on Vols coach Cuonzo Martin:

in response to westknoxrepub:

Funniest thing I heard all day. . .exactly how does a team losing 85% of it's scoring and rebounding get back in the tournament next year? What exactly do we have coming in that makes you think we'll make the tournament next year? Even Rucker, who is practiaclly a member of the Martin family by this point, doesn't think we'll make the tournament next year.

Wow! I'm impressed with names you like to "drop!" First Travis and now Rucker! If you would mention Pennington, that would tell me where you're coming from.

You have always judged the future based on the now. You're mistake. There are guys named Moore, Reese, Davis, Edwards sitting on the bench. I guy named Hubbs (5*?) will be ready to play. Oh yeah, a guy named Richardson? You may have seen him lead the team to victory last week on TV! And we have how many new recruits coming in? 'Zo recruits? And how many JC guys has 'Zo identified? The cupboard is far from empty. Let 'Zo work with them and you will be surprised. A lot of other half-empty fans will also be surprised!

JMHO which is every bit as good as yours.

Written on Marquette asked Hall of Famer Gene Keady for reference on Vols coach Cuonzo Martin:

in response to Vol-in-GA:

Okay, is Martin's skin that thin? I'm not sure he is in the right profession if he can't take fan criticism. Criticism that's usually over the top and misplaced. So, it makes me wonder if some of the $ people have turned him sour or made him feel unloved.

Maybe he does not want to risk death threats against him and his family or a moving van showing up at his house. You "fans" are known to use such techniques.

Written on Marquette asked Hall of Famer Gene Keady for reference on Vols coach Cuonzo Martin:

in response to westknoxrepub:

http://msn.foxsports.com/college-foot...

Pretty much sums up why we shouldn't pay $2 million for smoke and mirrors.

Yup, you and Travis are "birds of a feather."

Written on Marquette asked Hall of Famer Gene Keady for reference on Vols coach Cuonzo Martin:

in response to westknoxrepub:

He's one of five, but who's counting. . .and he did it with another person's players. He's had three years and even his defenders don't think next year's team is going to make the tournament. . .that's why he needs to go.

Just for you wkr, we'll bring back Buzz Peterson.

If we keep 'Zo we'll be back in the Tournament next year. It'll take 2-3 years if we have to find a new coach. Never if we bring back your Buzzer.

Written on Marquette asked Hall of Famer Gene Keady for reference on Vols coach Cuonzo Martin:

Hart set the goal last Fall ... make the NCAA Tourney or be gone. Coach 'Zo did it.

But to some fans, 11 seed and a "play-in" was not good enough, he "backed in." So, our insatiable redneck hillbilly fans said, "Win two games or be gone." So Zo and the boys won 3 games. One a big come back and two total blow outs and made it to Sweet 16. Fans still not happy, gotta make Elite 8. Got within one play off beating Michigan, Big 10 champs, and the fans started in again ... lucky wins, final play should have been McRae, Iowa and UMass were no big deals, etc, etc, etc.

So, the end of the moving goals and, what about next year? The team under achieved this year. (Who on GVX knows player eval and performance standards? Yup, most of you guys are pros!) Be lucky to play 0.500 next year. 'Zo can't recruit.

And, so, now you want to get rid of 'Zo. We and 'Zo invested three years in rebuilding the Vols and now you want to throw that investment away and start over ... again. Amazing!!!

'Zo, good wishes in whatever you decide to do ... and thank you so much for leading our Vols out of the NCAA mess left by Pearl and getting UT back into the Tournament. You made us proud to be Tennessee Vols. God bless you.

Written on Learning experience: Recapping the Vols' play during their run to the Sweet 16:

in response to murrayvol:

It's always great to be a Tennessee Vol Gerry.

Yes Murray it is! And the way 'Zo has the basketVols playing, it's making basketball look easy! I'll bet the Mercer and UMass guys are still looking for the truck that ran them down!

Written on Mike Strange: The money ball is in Martin's court now:

Dang! A freakin' troll opened the posting! OK Terry, you've had your attention for the day. Now get back into your sandbox and build some more sandcastles.

Written on Learning experience: Recapping the Vols' play during their run to the Sweet 16:

Good article ... just the facts.

Sometime in the middle of the season, my support for 'Zo and the Vols was wavering. Didn't jump on a board, sign a petition, and raise hell, but my support was wavering. Felt that 'Zo had lost his team.

According to some things Stokes has offered, the team was facing the same dilemma. But then, after almost 3 years of 'Zo teaching that defense can win the game, the players hopped on board ... and our basketVols started winning ... winning big.

So here we are. The goal is no long making the tourney, it is now WINNING the tourney! And that is no longer impossible.

Yet, our trolling posters, or are they simply biased negaVols, are still trying to throw up roadblocks. We were lucky Mercer caught Duke on a bad night ... or Duke caught Mercer on a hot night. 'Zo hasn't screamed in the face of the refs. 'Zo has nothing to start with next year. No big 5* 'cruits knocking down 'Zo's door demanding an interview. 'Zo needs to relace some of his staff to improve Xs & Os and 'cruiting. And on and on and on.

'Zo has done everything expected of him. It's not brain science or rocket surgery. Regardless what happens over the next two weekends, 'Zo has earned the money and earned a new contract. Give hime a rolling four or five year contract and give him enough money to show him that the grass is greener on the Vol side of the fence.

It's great ... to be ... a Tennessee Vol; I say it's great ......

Written on Back on the court: Bruce Pearl to coach Auburn basketball:

in response to murrayvol:

That doesn't nelp me much Gerry.:{)

Don't know what I said, but it wrankled somebody's tail.

Written on Back on the court: Bruce Pearl to coach Auburn basketball:

in response to GerryOP:

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1st line: "...your calling..." should be "...you're calling..."

Written on Back on the court: Bruce Pearl to coach Auburn basketball:

in response to westknoxrepub:

No I mustn't. Pearl did 100% of the recruiting and nobody else had an open scholarship. His choices were sit out and wait until the next year not playing anybody, or come to UT. He's come to UT and not been coached properly. We have no players left, next year we will struggle to be .500. Facts are facts, go peddle your nonsense to people who care.

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Written on Back on the court: Bruce Pearl to coach Auburn basketball:

in response to westknoxrepub:

So the lesson to be learned here is as follows. . .if you don't think Martin is doing a good job, you're a racist, no matter what he does, if you don't think he's the man for the job, you will be called a racist. Get real guys, he's a terrible coach, he can't recruit, we're going to suck for the forseeable future until we wake up and replace him with someone who knows what they're doing.

Calling Coach Martin a "terrible coach" is a gross exaggeration. In addition to being 3rd in wins in the SEC in the past 3 years, 60-40 (60%) is not the hallmark of a "terrible" coach. He is 0.599 lifetime. A coach who picked up a team teetering on the edge of being a toxic waste dump left by Pearl.

But, yup, you keep pumping Pearl. He was a great coach, but he has two strikes against him. I would rather Auburn take the risk of Pearl striking out.

Written on Back on the court: Bruce Pearl to coach Auburn basketball:

in response to westknoxrepub:

If you think we'll be fine, you're not viewing the situation with objective eyes. What exactly do we have coming back next year? Is that Pearl's fault too, is he the reason Martin can't recruit players?

Look pal, drop the Martin vs. Pearl rant. Pearl was a great coach; but, you must credit Martin for Stokes. Stokes has stated several times that he thanks Martin for his pregress.

If you would take your blinders off you would see that we have some pretty good younger players already on the floor. As John Thompson, Jr, said, the best thing about Freshmen is that they become Sophmores at the end of the year.

GBO, we'll be fine.

Written on Back on the court: Bruce Pearl to coach Auburn basketball:

in response to A_Volunatic_Guy:

Stokes committed to Coach Martin and enrolled under his watch. Pearl was long gone by then. Stokes is COMPLETELY a Martin recruit/player.
McRae and Maymon did not show much promise while Pearl was coach, but became highly regarded players in the last 3 seasons.
I am a huge fan of Coach Pearl, but Martin deserves the credit for all 3 players you mention.

Correct.

Written on Back on the court: Bruce Pearl to coach Auburn basketball:

in response to westknoxrepub:

Stay classy San Diego. . .seriously, get over it. It's ok to think he's a bad coach, that doesn't make you a racist. Your own white guilt is consuming you.

And you repeat that to yourself every morning when you look in the mirror. As I said, we exposed you three years ago.

Written on Back on the court: Bruce Pearl to coach Auburn basketball:

Bruce, I wish you well and thanks for all you did for the UT baskeball program. It was a great 6 years! Sorry you jumped at the first opportunity offered to you. In 3-4 weeks better opportunities would have been available.

GBO, we will be fine!

Written on Back on the court: Bruce Pearl to coach Auburn basketball:

in response to westknoxrepub:

Stokes was signed by Martin because of his weird eligibility situation. Had he been allowed to play his Senior year of high school he would have signed with someone else (Florida or Kentucky), McCray and Maymon haven't been coached up, they're talented, like Stokes, but unlike Pearl (and even Peterson) Martin's team tend to lose bad teams (more in the past 3 years then in the previous 10 combined), Martin isn't a good coach, he should have never been hired, fire him now and save Tennessee decades of losing basketball.

You were spreading the same crapola three years ago. You were wrong then and you're still wrong.

Three years ago we brought out the real reason why you hate Coach Martin. 'Member?

Written on Back on the court: Bruce Pearl to coach Auburn basketball:

in response to westknoxrepub:

Pearl left Martin with McCray, Stokes and Maymon. . .who is Martin going to leave the next guy with?

Stokes left when Pearl left. Martin brought him back. We told you this 3 years ago.

Written on Back on the court: Bruce Pearl to coach Auburn basketball:

in response to STLVOLS:

Any other sports fans on here proud of the education received at UTK???

Class of '65.

Written on Don't think First Four game counts as NCAA tournament? The Vols say you're wrong.:

in response to 81volguy:

I was about to post how clueless McCrae is when I saw your post OF COURSE the fans are saying it's not good enough for this team! Our power rankings are way up there, because we can whip the heck out of some excellent teams, then lose to the lowest of the low the next game. No, getting to the play-in IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. And the fact that McCrae is defensive about that elemental fact means we are likely doomed.

McCrae is not clueless. After reading your post, it is pretty easy to understand why the players do not feel that their "fans" support them. However, one key fact remains. Regardless of whether or not they met your expectations, they are one of only 68 teams who still have a shot at the national champiwonship. That is an improvement over the past couple years.

They represent our university and deserve our support.

Written on Don't think First Four game counts as NCAA tournament? The Vols say you're wrong.:

in response to underthehill:

I know that's right OP..you been snowed in up thar..

Snowed in? Just a bit but we have a heat wave starting tomorrow. Temps in the 40's ... for a few days!

Have you ever thought how great it would be if 'Zo and our Vols went on a big run starting Wed night? Might shut down some of these negaVols!

Peace bro!

Written on Don't think First Four game counts as NCAA tournament? The Vols say you're wrong.:

in response to murrayvol:

No, but I'll bet you do.

Heh, heh, heh, heh!

Written on Don't think First Four game counts as NCAA tournament? The Vols say you're wrong.:

Can we win the national championship? Yes? Then we're in the tourney. And only three teams in the SEC can say that. UT is one of them.

For you guys who are never happy with our Vols, go back to the article and read Jordy Mac's statement. Never good enough for our fans...

Written on Vandy's Stallings stands up for Tennessee's Martin:

Kevin Stallings correctly identified you clowns. So did Chris Fowler.

Written on John Adams: No time for Butch Jones to cop out on discipline:

Good column! John gets paid to write his opinions and we have to pay to get our opinions into print! So, who are the losers?

Written on Report: Lane Kiffin to interview for Alabama offensive coordinator position:

in response to murrayvol:

On an unrelated matter, have you burned out the snowblower yet?

Yup! Mr. Snowblower blew a belt during the 1st big snowfall. Got it fixed and he's been happy ever since.

How has the weather been down your way? I've heard stories about freezing temperatures and some snow around K'town! I think "The Big Guy" is making us pay for the past few mild winters and the pleasant weather we had this year from April well into late November!

Written on Report: Lane Kiffin to interview for Alabama offensive coordinator position:

in response to murrayvol:

I know that feeling.....and I just turned 67.

Don't worry murray, the mental lapses only get worse with age.

Written on John Adams: Recruiting class could bolster UT's possible lack of star power next season:

JA is a colmnist who only offers his opinion. The difference between JA and us? He gets paid to write his opinion, we pay to have our opinions printed.

Written on Former Vol Maurice Couch admits to accepting money due to financial hardship: ‘I was going to lose my family’:

in response to bfaj34#1436246:

I agree with you completely. Three things: 1) he didn't have to have 2 cars when many students don't even have one 2) his actions were pure selfishness and if he were a former teammate of mine I would have nothing to do with his sorry butt 3) he is making excuses because he thought he would get away with cheating and got caught; his situation was the same situation he was in before he went out and accepted that cash in the prior 2 years he played.

So all the people taking his side are only doing what creates these prima donnas in the first place, making them seem like they are above the rules and the law. I don't empathize with Maurice Couch at all. Honestly his position makes me even more pissed when he could have made such a difference for this team's inept defensive line. You're a buster Maurice Couch. PERIOD!

Oh stop it. Everyone knows that Mo broke the rules. Why Mo did not know that is an interesting question. It appears that this kind of stuff goes on a lot and Mo got caught. Likewise, eveyone including Mo knows how babies are made and everyone, except for you obviously, has made life-threatening mistakes and had to pay-the-piper. So stop the self-righteous proselytizing and castigation and move on.

Life is not a computer game that when you get into trouble you can simply press RESET and start the last phase of the life-game over again. I still believe that when Mo reached the final choice in his situation, he did the right thing and arranged to take care of his family. God bless MO.

Written on Former Vol Maurice Couch admits to accepting money due to financial hardship: ‘I was going to lose my family’:

God bless you Maurice. You had to make a decision and you made the right choice. You knew that your family and your education were more important than a football game. I wish you well in whatever you do and make the best of the opportunity Coach Jones has given you.

Go forth and do well.

Written on Govols247: Tennessee commit Domnique Booth opens up recruitment :

I've always worried about this kid.

Written on Tennessee-Kentucky: Report Card:

Don't care about A's, B's, and C's. All that matters is 5-7. Let's hope that those days are over.

Written on UT declines to release documents on Mo Couch, Tyler Bray case in response to public records request:

KNS, let it go. Whatever happened happened ... let it go. Let he who insists on reading everything about everything, be prepared to reveal the same about yourself.

Ya'all have a happy and thankful Thanksgiving.

Written on Poll: Was Butch Jones' first season at Tennessee a failure?:

Let's get through Saturday and then see how you guys wax philosophical about empty cupboard/lack of experience/no depth/20-some frosh/game coaching boo boos/etc/etc/etc.

Just so you understand, I like Butch, think he has a great future in K'town, and we have to stop the revolving head-coach door. But, what's changed from last year? Was there more experience/talent/depth/etc with Dooley? Were there 4-5 embarrassing blowouts under Dooley? Recruiting? I suggest that C. Patterson made a big difference in "excitement" last year. Who recruited him? Were we too hssty firing Dooley? If we gave Dooley another year what would have happened this year? Would Bray have hung around?

Let's see what you guys have to say after Saturday.

Written on John Adams: Vols are versatile, but not in a good way:

in response to ivytenor#1424686:

That was harsh. Say what you will, we got jobbed Saturday night.

C'mon dude! So the reffing sucked. We never should have been in a position where a few bad ref calls determined the game outcome. Hasn't Jones been preaching since game #1 that "... not accomplishing a 3rd in 1 is unacceptable?" What is going on with this team?

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