Comments by HooRay_Vol

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.

Crutches you say?

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

in response to 62vol:

The people who respond to the trolls are part of the distraction on this site.

I couldn't agree more. When will some people learn?

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

in response to Rock_E_Topp88:

Fellow TRUE Vols....PLEASE do not feed the slimeball trolls. I suspect 1 troll has 2-3 (or more)different names as the posts are within minutes of each other on multiple articles. This is a scream for attention or they are trying to make a $5 bonus for spiking post count. What sad little boys.

Leave them alone and let's get ready for some Butch Ball. I smell an upset, or two, in the air.

I couldn't agree more. However the people that respond to these trolls are just as pathetic in my book. Why do people feel like they have to say something back, as it just gives the trolls more incentive?

Written on Illinois point guard Larry Austin commits to Vols for 2014:

Hoo-ray! Welcome aboard!!!

Written on [Video] 2013 preseason underway:

Either Woody is 6'-8" or all the reporters are under 6 feet........

Will be curious to see what he can do on the playing field.

Written on Wall Street Journal: Ole Miss star Marshall Henderson had cocaine in car:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

A turd in the punch bowl will float to the top..

Now that was funny!

Written on Scotty Hopson shines for Miami Heat in summer league:

Hoo-Ray! Good to see Scottie living up to his potential.

Written on Vols commit Wharton's hardest sell on UT might be teammate:

Who was the DA reporter that couldn't get the audio portion on the video to where you could hear it? I expected more from the Tennessean...

Written on 3 Vols named preseason All-Americans:

I feel our OL will be dominant this year! Good things will happen.

Written on Lady Vols swept in championship series, Oklahoma wins national title, 4-0:

Great season Ladies, we're very proud of you. Oklahoma did deserve some good news lately considering what the state has been going through. And we definitely have the better looking team. Some of those Sooner girls look like they should be palying for the football team!

Written on Jeronne Maymon: 'I should be 100 percent by the end of July':

Hoo-Ray for Maymon! I think we will be in good shape next year. Should make the big dance!

Written on Lane Kiffin, USC strive for drama-free 2013:

in response to Biggie:

I predict this will be Kiffin's last year at SC

Then I predict a divorce once trophy wife is out of money.........

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

Coach Martin's policies similar to Coach Dooley's?????????????

Sure glad Coach Jones has his open door policy.......

Written on Vols' Mikelis Libietis claims No. 1 tennis ranking:


Written on Former UT football player Ovince St. Preux to make UFC debut:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor say good luck but without biting and pulling hair....Witch Doctor quickly lose interest in UFC as being too sterile and generic, lol
Bones never lie.

I have to agree. The UFC has not been what it used to be. Fighters fight to avoid losing/avoid getting knocked out. It has lost it's luster and they recently had to bring in women to try to add some excitement. I miss the days of Royce Gracie, Dan Severn, Oleg Taktarov and even Tank Abbott.

Written on Mike Strange: Reinforcements should bolster Vols' offense :

in response to usafvol:

Just curious but what self satisfaction do you and the other trolls get by cruising other teams pages. Guess being a troll is kinda like being a pedafile huh; just can't help yourselves..

It's OK. Delta Charlie and Lizard Grad are the same people. I wouldn't pay much attention to it. Kind of like a 3 year old screaming for attention........

Written on Coalfield lineman Zach Stewart commits to Tennessee:

Hoo-Ray! Keep bringing in the OL and DL!

Written on Tennessee leaves door open for Marlin Lane's possible return:

in response to pcorange:

Here we go with the idiotic comments. We don't know why Lane is off the team, but it sounds like a door is open if he wants to do what he needs to do. Dooley's record had nothing to do with the talent on the field. He had no idea how to make halftime or gametime adjustments, that is why he had a losing record.


Written on Rawane Ndiaye commits to Tennessee basketball; Vols now two scholarships over limit:

We only need him to rebound and play tough defense. We will have plenty of scorers next year and Hubbs will be getting a lot of shots in the future.

Written on GoVols247: Florida WR becomes ninth UT commitment:

That's great!......I think.......

Written on John Adams: New staff won over Daniel Hood with its love for the game:

in response to volfan73120#211815:

John Adams owes Hood an apology for the mean, vicious articles he wrote on Hood back when he was recruited. Your a hypocrite Adams. Always have been, always will be. Apologize to the kid, he deserves it.

And the hyocritical fans too that wanted his head served on a platter and questioned "why TN would ever give this kid a scholarship". He has been a class act since day one....a great young man!

Written on Coaches offer no timetable on return of Marlin Lane:

Will need to put Devrin Young back to RB if Lane does not come back. Then pray that Neal does not get hurt.

Looking back we should have offered Dy'Shawn Mobley from Powell..........

Written on Vanderbilt coach James Franklin says 'people are offended' that he stands up for his school:

Good thing he was talking academics and not putting the beat down on teams 41-18. But that was under the old regime. Things are looking much better for us now.....

Written on Egg Bowl moved to Thanksgiving night:


Written on With big hits looming via graduation, Tennessee on the prowl for linemen to sign in 2014:

Might want to go to Hawaii and recruit some big boys like Jesse Mahelona!

Written on Director of recruiting J.R. Sandlin no longer with UT football:

in response to kyvol98:

From his LinkedIn profile:

Director of Recruiting
University of Tennessee
January 2013 – Present (4 months)Knoxville, Tennessee Area

• Oversee the day to day operations of the recruiting department
• Oversee all film production for evaluation process
• Oversee data and prospect information in recruiting database
• Oversee head coach recruiting travel
• Oversee scheduling and coordinating recruiting travel
• Oversee recruiting calendar
• Oversee planning and supervision of all recruiting related functions coordination
• Responsible for creating and executing the recruiting marketing plan
• Responsible for all recruiting services
• Manage the day-to-day responsibilities for all student workers.
• Recruiting reports
• Prospect Identification

Could be a lot of busy work for kind of low money. You definitley need good organizational skills.

Written on Lady Vols signee Mercedes Russell named MVP of McDonald's All-American game:

Awesome. Here comes the next Candace Parker.

Written on Phillip Fulmer helps restart football at East Tennessee State:

in response to rsummie#211799:

And he could bring Jay Graham with him...

I would prefer former NFL player James "Little Man" Stewart who is from Morristown.

Written on Phillip Fulmer helps restart football at East Tennessee State:

Randy Sanders for HC. Has ET ties and deserves to be HC somewhere. (And he's not from California!)

Written on The addition of Darius Thompson means someone is going or someone isn't coming on Vols' roster:

in response to volsxsnos:

Just sitting here dreaming of a lineup in orange featuring Tobias Harris, Jarnell Stokes, a healthy Jeronne Maymon and Scotty Hopson all on the floor, at the same time, with heads on straight and attitudes adjusted. WOW. I guess the point, no pun intended, I'm trying to make is Tennessee can and does attract high quality MALE basketball players. We just can't seem to get them all in the same pot with the right spoon as my Southern granny used to say.

That would have been one talented team, except Hopson would have been gone the year before.....

Written on Tyler Summitt to interview at Coastal Carolina:

in response to licknpromise777#651578:

Head coach at 22..WOW!!! Just being considered is pretty big deal..Go for it Tyler, Jump in at the deep end

Yeah, talk about recruting players that you can also date.......... Some players on the team may be as old as he is if they red-shirted.

Written on Vols believe they can have elite offensive line:

This would have been the year! A senior line with Bray, Hunter, Patterson and D. Rogers. Would have been the best offense in the SEC and with an improved defense possibly SEC champs.

But this senior line will not disappoint and we will be much improved! Having an improved coach will also make a difference.

Written on UT running backs coach Robert Gillespie to be paid $300,000:

in response to Orangeblood13:

that's the biggest bunch of phooey written HooRay, if Jay wanted to be here, he would be here. I didn't see a short change

And he may have been if he was given a good contract to begin with. Now we are still paying out the 300K anyway. That's my point.

And BigDad.....your company brings in a new boss and a whole new staff with 8 out of 10 making more than you. You decide to leave because you felt like you were worth more. they hire the next guy at 40K more than you were originally set to make. Would that be fine with you?

Written on UT running backs coach Robert Gillespie to be paid $300,000:

in response to BigBadVol:

OK. What the point of the article?

Perhaps to show the Coach Jones and the administration needed to ante up to get Coach Gillesppie after the tried to short change Coach Graham. No wonder he left. No they have to pay anyway. Lesson learned.

Written on Govols247: Thompson picks Tennessee:


Written on Dallas Thomas dealing with recovery from torn labrum:

Hey Dallas, don't feel like you have to play for the Cowboys just because your name is Dallas. I would love to see you get drafted by my Steelers! Good luck, I know you will do well!

Written on Coalfield sophomore lineman Zach Stewart gets offer from Tennessee:

in response to jwalla16:

I teach at Coalfield, and Zach is in two of my classes. The day Zach got his offer he came into my classroom, and the first words out of his mouth were not, "Did you hear my good news?" or, "I got an offer from UT!" but rather, "What work do I need to make up?" His head is on straight, and we couldn't be more proud of him. Coach Jones just got this little community on his side.

That's really awesome! Thanks for the inside info!

Written on Robert Morris stuns Kentucky in NIT, 59-57:

Guess they didn't deserve to be in the NCAA tourny afterall. They should have beat this team by at least 20.

Written on Cuonzo Martin baffled by Vols' NCAA tournament snub:

in response to Classof72:

Beat Georgia. Or Beat Ole Miss. Go to tournament.

If you really want to go to the Big Dance, you might want to learn how to dance. Still, our coach and players are OK with me. (Not great, but OK.) GO VOLS!

As long as the NCAA lets in so many automatic qualifiers from tee-ninecey conferences, good teams will get left out. That's just the way it is.

I agree. And try to win at least two games in the NIT to prove we were NCAA worthy.

Written on Coalfield sophomore lineman Zach Stewart gets offer from Tennessee:

Wonder what position we will be recruiting him for? Wonder what he prefers?

Written on Mike Strange: Another NCAA near-miss ups the ante for Cuonzo Martin, Vols in 2014:

I'm so proud of this team (and coach Martin). I thought they would have been slightly better than a .500 team this year. They overacheieved!

Written on First half was enough cushion for Vols against Mississippi State, 69-53:

in response to secondcreek:

OK, I admit it, I was VERY unhappy when Pearl was let go and they hired Martin.

BUT I have been impressed by the job Martin has done with this team the last two years.

Oh, and Martin was a Mike Hamilton hire. Where are the Hamilton haters?

Hamilton is a very fine man with a compassionate heart and does a lot of faith and mission work. But is ability to be an outstanding AD was totally different..............