Comments by KVCrockett

Written on With first class, Butch Jones and staff worked overtime to build relationships :

in response to oldster:

What bothers me about him, though, is his speed. He is not very fast. Even a strong safety ought to be better than a 4.8, shouldn't he? That is the speed Rivals said he runs, I think. That would be a good speed for a 225 lb outside lb, so maybe he can get up to that weight without losing speed and play there and/or be a good fullback.

GOOD POINT OLDSTER, SORRY TO BE LATE IN RESPONDING, HOPE YOU GET TO READ IT. I DIDN'T THINK ABOUT THE EXTRA WEIGHT AND MUSCLE JRM WILL PROBABLY PUT ON ONCE THEY GET HIM TO THE BIG ORANGE TABLE, AND HE STARTS WORKING OUT. BUT I CERTAINLY NEVER THOUGHT JRM LOOKED SLOW, I DIDN'T KNOW HIS 40 TIME, ALL I SAW WAS HIM LOOKING BACK AT DEFENDERS WHILE HE RAN FOR TD'S. I DONT WANT TO SET HIM UP FOR TOO HIGH EXPECTATIONS. I KNOW AND TRUST HIS HIGH SCHOOL COACH, AND FROM WHAT I HAVE HEARD AND SEEN WE WILL BE SO GLAD HE'S A VFL !

Written on With first class, Butch Jones and staff worked overtime to build relationships :

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

What position will Maybin play?? He's a tweener that could be an OLB or TE/option QB. The man can play anywhere, but if you had to guess where do you believe CBJ will position him?

SORRY I DIDNT RESPOND QUICKER, GOT BUSY. I THINK REEVES- MAYBIN WILL BE ONE OF THOSE SPECIAL PLAYERS THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE ON BOTH SIDES. I PREDICT FREE SAFETY ON DEFENSE, AND ONCE THE COACHES SEE HIM ON THE FIELD THIS SPRING HE WILL CARRY THE BALL IN SOME CAPACITY.HIS HIGH SCHOOL COACH IS A PERSONAL FRIEND OF MINE, AND HE TOLD ME JRM HAD A WORK ETHIC LIKE NO OTHER,JUST A REAL SPECIAL YOUNG MAN. GO VOLS!

Written on With first class, Butch Jones and staff worked overtime to build relationships :

CBJ and staff are already lightyears ahead of past staff. It seems DD read a book or something, and said "I think we should do it this way", CBJ comes in and says " I KNOW we should do it this way". Also if he has no complications from shoulder surgery Reeves- Maybin from Clarksville will contribute early, and will be a huge Vol favorite. GO VOLS!

Written on Butch Jones in Nashville tells fans 'I pray every day I’m going to be here forever':

in response to volthrunthru#658770:

Jones’ "best staff in the USA" University of Cincinnati coaches did not do well recruiting in the big-time.

The SEC-level coaches hired by Jones recruited okay, but were working with team-members easy for competitive recruiters to target as not Big Time.

For instance: Bell and his world knew about Urban Meyer, another guy from Ohio.

Fact: Jones says things publicly that are not accurate: He calls this class "selective.” His SEC-experienced coaches are more forthcoming: "ran out of time," "improved…with H.S. coaches," etc.

Fact: Jones claimed he could win the SEC with State of Tennessee players; was publicly corrected by Phillip Fulmer, who said UT must recruit nationally.

Fact: Jones missed on most of the best talent in Tennessee, as evidenced by the following Rivals chart:

http://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecru...

Some of UT’s 21 scholarships went to East Tennessee H.S. players, iffy as SEC caliber. Same elsewhere for Jones, too, including a 2-star from a J.C. In Junior Colleges, UT finished by taking players that many of the better programs in the country had picked over. Did UT coaches EVER do that before?

Fact: Essentially this class averages 2.5 stars.

Fact: Bama, SC, GA, LSU, Ole Miss, Auburn, A&M, & others in the SEC finished higher---MUCH higher.

Fact: Some of the UT signees were only offered by schools as fill-ins, in conferences that are nowhere near UT's level Clearly finishing with recruits whose rankings were fudged upward is not encouraging. This class is behind many schools from other conferences, too.

Final Fact: UT’s is one of the 10 largest football budgets in the country. The UT Athletics department spends a BILLION DOLLARS A DECADE. The governor says it must fill the stadium for the numbers to work. Dooley's last few games had 70,000 in the 100,000+ capacity Neyland Stadium. The official line is “only had 31-days. ” But if the ex-Cincinnati staffers had been able to recruit nationally, they would have brought in a recruit or two that was more than 2-stars, re-ranked to 3. Can you tell yourself just how those 35,000+ seats are going to be filled by what has happened in the past 31 days.

Clearly there is LONG, LONG way from the lead up to the National Championship of the Majors/Fulmer years & what Jones says is a "selective" class was recruited.

In fact, he previously said he could win the SEC with in-state players, & then lost the in-state recruiting battles in a big way to multiple SEC schools and UCLA and Minnesota and even MTSU.

Jones & part of his staff have many concerned. Apparently these young journalists are not among them.

Thanks Hart. Thanks Hamilton. Thanks Cheek. Thanks President of the Week.

FACT,I DIDN'T KNOW FICTION WAS ALLOWED ON THIS SITE. FACT 2 YOU HAVE NO FACTS. LIKE DRAGNET, JUST THE FACTS PLEASE.

Written on Evan Woodbery's chat recap:

in response to wbsmd1:

Sorry I annoyed you. The results will be the ultimate proof of where the program is heading.

If results are going to be the ultimate results( your words), why dont you wait for some before you make such negative comments?

Written on Vols flip Brown from Syracuse:

in response to wolftever:

in this day and age,recruiting to a hick school is tough...

In this day and age replying to a hick is tough, but I couldn't hold back.GO VOLS!!

Written on Former Tennessee coach Derek Dooley confirms he is going to the Dallas Cowboys :

He should do well in Texas, bamboo grows huge down there. You know everything in Texas is bigger. I bet he spends most of his time in Dallas watering.

Written on Bell, Lawson head big prospects Vols still wooing:

in response to CheekMustGo:

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Hey chicken little, the sky is not falling! CBJ and staff are working hard to make up ground that past staff has lost. I like CHANEY but his play calling was a mystery quite often.Wish we could have kept PITTMAN, but if CBJ wants his OL coach on his staff at UT thats fine with me.Cant expect a miracle WED. but 2014 will be a better tell. I'm more interested in can this staff coach-up our players? I dont see any way that they wont be an improvement from the last staff.

Written on UT tells students not to paint Rock to welcome recruits:

This year the planes will be pulling long streamers of orange pants!

Written on UT tells students not to paint Rock to welcome recruits:

Maybe the students can paint Hart's hair.

Written on Derek Dooley to offer recruiting commentary on ESPNU's National Signing Day coverage :

This seems a little wierd, but I believe DD real expertize is talking.I think he will be a good common- tater! I hope I spelt that rite.

Written on David Climer: Vols staff looks close to home for recruits:

in response to eduardo:

We r toast with this hire! Way to go Dave Clark!

Hate the first sentance, but the second one is FUNNY!

Written on David Climer: Vols staff looks close to home for recruits:

in response to eduardo:

We r in trouble with this guy as coach. Anybody seen all the 2 stars he is recruiting 5"5 175 lbs. r u serious? Wow! We r gonna be in the same predicament in 3 yrs.

Why dont you at least wait and see what kind of class CBJ signs FEB. 6. After we have those results you might be better informed, and then your opinion might mean something which it certainly does not now.

Written on John Adams: Super hoax may upstage Super Bowl :

in response to papavol:

look man, all i'm saying is that being that its the biggest story in sports (whether you think it is or not) you are going to see it on a sports website. not the iraq war, not the newtown shooting. Thats how this stuff works. If you don't like it, don't read it.

I just stepped in a puddle and it didn't even get my shoes wet.

Was that because you always go barefoot?

Written on Tennessee, Butch Jones plan post-Signing Day celebrations across the state :

in response to 9willbesofine:

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Hey nine, give us directions and we'll come to your house.

Written on John Adams: Tough times ahead for UT football :

in response to emailnodata:

Speaking of celebrations....

Offensive linemen are missing the boat. You know, a D-lineman does his little dance after making an average hit, same with a LB or DB...and the offensive players?? Might as well be ballerinas in tights.

But, the offensive line guys??? They kick out an end on a trap, or lead a sweep, or crush a linebacker, these guys just get up and amble back to the huddle.

We can't have that; O-line, you boys need to act the fool when you do your job.

I prefer a player that makes a play,to act like he's done it before, take care of business and go back to the huddle and be ready to make another big play. celebrations can make a player look like a jerk. I really hate a player hammin himself for the cameras when he makes a play and his team is getting blasted on the scoreboard.

Written on John Adams: UT schedule about to take favorable turn :

Good story John, did I just say that? Yes I did. I might complain about a bad story, but I dont mind praising a good one. GO VOLS!

Written on Cierra Burdick was injured doing drills with Bobby Maze :

in response to easleychuck:

The not being smart of this is doing any type of drill with a ring on your hand. My brother nearly tore off a finger dunking with a ring.

Just have to make better decisions.

Jewelry of any kind should not be worn during a sporting event,rings necklaces, earrings, all should be banned on the field or court. It makes me sick to see pro baseball players with 10 lbs. of gold chains and gold rings hanging all over them. Same for NFL and NBA.Come on commissioners end this nonsense.

Written on John Adams: Stokes, Golden performing better as a disappearing act:

in response to Basketvol:

I've been seeing the same, all !@#& season long! I don't get it. It's not like he is a cocky, loud-mouth player. Why all the negative attention from the refs?

Glad that others are seeing the same thing. I think Stokes is afraid to really play his game for fear of foul calls. I agree he seems to be a very nice young man, no mouthing to the refs. just takes the poor calls and tries to play hard. Just let Stokes play refs.

Written on John Adams: Stokes, Golden performing better as a disappearing act:

I think Stokes is getting knocked around like a punching bag and very few fouls are called. On the other hand he gets fouls called against him if he barely touches somebody. The 3 second call one ref made, which took away a 3 for us was a joke. with TIVO the wife and I ran it back and the call was made at 2 seconds. Refs please let STOKES play!

Written on Vols 'can't be passive' against Kentucky :

in response to Show-me-your-TDs:

DOOMED! I tell you, DOOMED!!

Love your name! But are you from MISSOURI? It is the SHOW ME state.

Written on Tennessee football support staff will make $1.425 million in combined salaries:

in response to 6972:

I got the dog for two bucks but the pants wouldn't fit.

You got a bargain on the dog, you dont even have to feed or water it. I bet you could cut the legs off those pants and have some sporty shorts for the summer.

Written on Free throws key, but nothing came easy in Lady Vols' OT win over Florida:

UT fans in Clarksville are SO proud of Kamiko and Bashara. Kamiko is playing her best so far and BASH is awesome.

Written on Vols 'can't be passive' against Kentucky :

in response to BrassMonkey:

First. Just wait. They will be. It is going to be a slaughter. This team is trash like I have said from the start. Martin cannot coach. More interested in Team USA then he ever was in the Vols.

I remember a drink I used to like called BRASS MONKEY, it might leave you a little confused, but I still liked it.

Written on Tennessee football support staff will make $1.425 million in combined salaries:

I heard that some of the support staff was spotted having a yard sale recently. They had a bunch of orange pants, a ceramic dog and an assortment of other items.

Written on USC fires basketball coach Kevin O'Neill:

Glad that MONTE got away from Lane. I believe the NFL is where he should have stayed.

Written on Notre Dame No. 1? According to a BCS computer, Fighting Irish still better than Alabama:

It is time for N.Dame to join a conference in all sports!

Written on John Adams among 3 selected for induction into Tennessee Sports Writers Hall of Fame :

Lots of JA bashing going on here, and I still dont think I deserve bieng banned from posting.

Written on Brent Musburger's ogling of Alabama QB's girlfriend goes viral:

For her age AJ's mom is also very attractive. Southern women are awesome!

Written on Terry Fair 'nervous, but extremely excited' to join Butch Jones' support staff:

AFTER READING QUITE A FEW UGLY REMARKS, I'M VERY SURPRISED THAT I'M NOT ABLE TO POST ANYMORE. JUST SAYIN! I WONT COME UP WITH A NEW NAME TO CONTINUE POSTING, BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO READ. KV CROCKETT.

Written on Poll: What position is the most critical for the Vols to focus on in recruiting?:

Cant we give CBJ a month to see how he finishes on signing day ?

Written on John Adams: SEC will be chasing Bama again next fall:

in response to SevenT:

Once Upon a time Tennessee could play with the big boys, those days are OVER.

Time changes everything!

Written on UT sees leaders in line: New position coach building on strength:

CBJ looks like a football coach.Ready to lead, ready to teach, and ready to kick a player in the seat if a player needs it. I dont believe that has been the case lately.Gotta like the new OL coach calling parents and trying to learn more about the players themselves

Written on Quarterback Tyler Bray selects agent Don Yee :

Wow, DON YEE got a DON KEY.

Written on Phillip Fulmer feels good about new Vols coach:

Cheek and Hart, two body parts we need to have replaced.

Written on Derek Dooley finds words for Twitter :

in response to Snapshot:

seven you still haven't told us where you were hiding when Louisville beat the mildcats. Where were you coward?

His name is his age. He was probably at a senior citizens center playing checkers.

Written on GoVols247: Top247 WR plans to visit UT again :

in response to I_OWN_MANY:

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We do have QB's. Hopefully they can read a defense and call plays accordingly. We havent had that in recent years. Maybe one of them can scramble to escape pressure, we havent had that recently either. Just saying!

Written on Daniel McCullers returning for senior season with Vols:

With BIG MAC coming back, add Couch,Sentimore, Saulsberry, Walls,Carson, Hood, Taylor, J. Williams, Clark, Obrien, and hopefully a couple more in this years class,Ithink our D- LINE may be better than folks think they will.

Written on By the numbers: The Tennessee that Butch Jones inherited:

Not sure how many we can sign this year but I believe CBJ and staff will make us proud come signing day.

Written on Cierra Burdick out indefinitely with broken hand :

Love her game, hope she has a speedy recovery. Need somebody to pick up the slack. LADY VOLS are young but talented.

Written on Bashaara Graves named SEC Freshman of the Week :

Proud to have two Clarksville girls playing for the LADY VOLS. BASH and KAMIKO. Cant wait for JALON REEVES MAYBIN to join the football team.

Written on Top 10 stories for 2012: Derek Dooley fired by Tennessee is No. 1 :

in response to underthehill:

I don't see how any reasonable person can say Hart had the best interest of UT at heart when he signed Sunseri to a contract that I think was a bama buddy buddy deal that done more harm to UT than can be determined..

I think hart put in more effort on his hair makeover than anything else.

Written on John Adams: Bowl season heats up without UT:

WHAT???? The VOLS are not playing in a bowl game this year? John thanks for the breaking news. This will drasticly change my holiday plans. VOL fans are so lucky to have such an informative writer to keep us updated.

Written on John Adams: Odds are against every SEC bowl opponent:

Good read. I want the whole country to have no doubt which conference is the best. So I will pull for every SEC team,but only in bowl games.Thanks John for a story with no negativity.

Written on John Adams: Time for 'serious' changes at Tennessee :

in response to born2ride:

This may be the best JA article ever.

Now THAT IS ####### FUNNY! Or maybe a little crazy.

Written on John Adams: Time for 'serious' changes at Tennessee :

in response to spvol:

Can't imagine Denton pronouncing season ticket holders' names correctly; he can't even get the players' names right.

Another good humor post. THE comedy writers are hot today.

Written on John Adams: Time for 'serious' changes at Tennessee :

in response to imw8n4u:

I'm pretty sure the fans with bags over their heads don't want their names called out over the PA System.

HEY, That was funny! I dont like negativity, but I love good humor.

Written on UT's Graham 'rehired' quickly by Jones:

WOW ! A story on UT football with NO negative comments. Congrats Patrick Brown. Would you consider giving some lessons to Climer and Adams? I would trade both of them for you, and I would add a couple of cub reporters just to seal the deal.

Written on David Climer: Time to give Derek Dooley some credit:

Adams and Climer, put em on a scooter and point em out west. Dumb and dumber.

Written on Juco DT Ben Bradley no longer a Tennessee commitment:

When you move into an already furnished house you keep the pieces you like and you replace the ones you dont like. CBJ and staff are doing just that. I for one am very interested to see the pieces that they believe will complete their new house.

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