Comments by MikeInTN

Written on Men's sprint coach Rohsaan Griffin resigns; throws coach position filled by John Newell:

Track program is a da*n mess!!! A great program that Coach Rohe & Coach Huntsman built is reduced to this. Mr. Hart, please intervene, and get it back on track. (No pun attended)

Written on 2014 power forward Philip Cofer commits to Vols :

Did KY, NC or Duke recruit this kid??

Written on Memphis transfer Antonio Barton completing online courses, due at UT in 'July, close to August':

Coach Martin openly talked about Barton on 104.5 The Zone out of Nashville last week. Is that a NCAA violation since he hasn't officially been accepted at U.T.?

Written on Tennessee at Oregon to kickoff at 3:30 p.m.:

Playing The Ducks one week, and The Gators the next...both on the road. OUCH!!!!!

Written on Rutgers stands by new AD despite abuse allegations while at Tennessee:

She will be gone by the end of the week!!

Written on 48 student-athletes graduate from Tennessee:

Wow, the last four years the football team really must have hitting the books hard after seeing how many of them graduated!!

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

in response to tngl4ut:

Not bad comsindering UT didn't field a football team last year.

Ditto!!!

Written on Another 'back breaker' seals fate for Vols, 8-4:

in response to billythekid:

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Serrano was a Joan Cronan hire.

Written on Vols lose 5-1 to Texas A&M for must-win situation:

The Joan Cronan/Jimmy Cheek hiring of Serrano right now seems to be a bust!!!!

Written on Tyler Summitt interviews for Chattanooga opening:

"Ain't" gonna happen...shouldn't happe...IMO.

Written on Tennessee-Georgia rained out:

Well, that's one way they can't lose a series!

Written on Vols rally in ninth but fall to Georgia 8-7:

Was Serrano a Cronan/Cheek hire?

Written on Farragut's Jordan Cooper earns save as Middle Tennessee tops Vols, 7-6:

Big brother...the largest university in the state... kicked sand in little brothers face...again!!!!

Written on Rawane Ndiaye signs with Tennessee:

For Coach Martin's sake I hope "this is a guy that can help us."!!!

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

Wow...that signing is sure to get everyone pumped!!!

Written on University of Alabama president to recommend hiring of Bill Battle as new athletics director:

Coach Battle is a class act. Wish him the very best!

Written on Derek Dooley and fired assistants will cost UT an estimated $7.5 million:

Absolutely ridiculous!!! Hart will be completely gray, or bald when...if...he gets us out of this financial "Dooley" mess!!! I sure has heck don't envy him.

Written on Just McRae can't save the day for UT against Georgia, 78-68:

Coach Martin is fully aware that going to the NIT will not cut it next year. These late season teases, and not making it to the Big Dance will eventually get you fired!

Written on John Adams: Losing Jay Graham is more than just losing a running backs coach:

The Tide and The Gators have NO coaches on their staffs that are alums. IMO it's all about the head coach putting together a staff that is accountable, and WINS!!!!

Written on Jay Graham leaving Vols for Florida State:

in response to pcshowtime:

We make the one of the two guys on the staff with southern recruiting ties the lowest paid man on the staff. real smart. Now he will be replaced by a mid-west big east coach to help round out the "Best staff in America". Meanwhile auburn hires rodney garner and Damain Graig and scores a top 10 recruiting class.
Face it fellow vols fans our UT Administration is not serious about being competitive in the SEC. I will say again we are not ready to play big boy sec football and until we are we will continue to lose money.

"The sky is falling...the sky is falling"
said Henny-Penny!

Written on Jay Graham leaving Vols for Florida State:

The guy made over a quarter of million dollars...plus perks, and while here didn't sign ONE elite running back in two years. Time to move on. Bring us a good one Coach Jones!!!

Written on Marshall Henderson talks the talk, walks the walk as Ole Miss sweeps UT, 62-56:

Gotta make NCAA next year or Martin is history!

Written on Vanderbilt, James Franklin ready sales pitch to recruits:

in response to exlineman:

What is it that some of you fans can't grasp, Vanderbilt has the Peabody arrangement set up in 1974. The majority of their players in all sports slip into the school through Peabody and their degree reads degree from Peabody Univ. at Vanderbilt. That shouldn't take a rocket scientist to understand, Franklin is pushing Peabody to these athletes who can't get into some other college. I personally know of several kids there now attending Peabody and not Vanderbilt simply because they can't get into Vanderbilt. Some of these athletes are happy to take a road of less resistance. So when referring to Vanderbilt, it should be Peabody.

Peabody is the "college of education" at Vandy. I believe very few of the athletes in football & basketball are pursuing a teaching degree. But if they are...it's one of the nations leading education departments.

Written on Vols football records 2.49 GPA in fall semester :

Pat has to be upset that the Lady Vols GPA is below 3.0.

Written on John Adams: Vols chasing Vanderbilt in recruiting :

41 - 18 a** whipping...enough said!!!

Written on Dave Hart: Tennessee's brand remains strong :

The man has a helluva job to do!! Good luck to him & GBO!!

Written on Vanderbilt finishes season ranked for first time since 1948:

Like Bob Dylan's song says...The Times are a Changin'!!!

Written on UT, Memphis in talks to continue men's basketball series :

I hope things work out in both sports for the rivalry to continue. GBO!!

Written on Vanderbilt wins Music City Bowl to cap 9-4 season:

An intense instate rivalry...trash talking...hating on each other...love it!!! GBO!!!

Written on USC shows up an hour late for bowl dinner; Trojans player cusses El Paso:

So goes the coach...so goes the players!!!

Written on Vols hold off Western Carolina, 66-52:

Very boring team to watch!!!

Written on Tennessee WR Justin Hunter bound for NFL draft, while Ja'Wuan James says he'll be back :

Wish Justin the very best. Make all Vols proud!!

Written on Mel Kiper recommends another year for Tyler Bray:

Not saying he won't be successful in the NFL, but he needs to go. Leadership, attitude, and character is lacking, and the new coach certainly doesn't need that in his QB. JMO...GO VOLS!!!

Written on Jay Graham likely only holdover from Derek Dooley's staff :

in response to salocke#209467:

I would love to see Tee Martin and Dale Jones and/or Al Wilson added to staff. Dale jones has been DL, LB, & DC for a few years at Appy State so he has experience coaching defense. Theses guys are Big Orange football.

Fulmer had numerous chances to hire Jones, and he didn't. Does Wilson have a college degree?

Written on Passion for UT, longevity part of Phillip Fulmer's claim to Fame :

1998 sure seems like a loooooooong time ago!!!!

Written on Farragut's Kyle Serrano, Cameron Strickland sign with Vols' baseball:

I would think it's about time we at least made the SEC Tournament this year. How long has it been?!!

Written on Philadelphia report says Eagles keen to hire Gruden:

Chris Mortensen reported on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville last week that he estimates Gruden makes between 10 - 20 million annually from ESPN, outside camps-broadcasting, and NFL Madden Football. If true, how can a university even think about matching that kind of money? I doubt he could keep his Madden endorsement as a college coach. Please don't tell me money doesn't make a difference!!

Written on Vandy: "Let UT have Knoxville, we’ll take Nashville and then let’s fight over the rest":

in response to TommyJack:

Props to VU. But they will go right back to being Vandy soon.

IMO as long as Franklin is there it isn't going to happen anytime in the near future. The man can coach & recruit!!

Written on Tennessee vs. Kentucky to start at 12:21 on SEC Network:

What the heck is The SEC Network?

Written on Final score: Tennessee survives with a 55-48 win over Troy :

in response to volfanwestcoast:

I'd encourage everyone to email Athletic Director Hart and Chancellor Cheek at the addresses below. I can't bring myself to even watch this defense anymore.

athleticdirector@utk.edu
chancellor@utk.edu

Written on John Adams: Players may buy in to 'second season,' fans not so much :

Buying in to 4th best in SEC EAST...I don't thing so!!!

Written on John Adams: Too late to get tough with Tyler Bray :

JMO, but Bray does not possess the leadership, poise, maturity, & mental toughness that an elite college QB needs to have. After three years at U.T. he is what he is!

Written on Vandy replaces Ohio St., Northwestern for 2013:

Smart move Vandy.

Written on Vols unranked in USA Today preseason men's basketball poll:

Beat elite teams on a consistent bases, and then things will change.

Written on John Adams: If UT replaces Derek Dooley, it better think big :

in response to ReVolver:

That's kind of Adams' point though...'realistic' won't cut it.

Agree 100%!!

Written on Frustration mounts after UT misses another chance to 'get over the hump' :

The frustration has a chance to get real ugly...if it hasn't already.

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