Comments by OTPVol

Written on Mike Strange: Vols' coaches worked their way up:

7-5? I think we set our sights too low for our Vols.. ;-) GBO!!! Go Coach Jones!!

Written on Focus for Tennessee quarterbacks is leadership, avoiding interceptions:

in response to volunteerintexas:

Has anyone heard anything regarding Gunner Kiel transferring to Tennessee?

Seems to me this is a no brainer. Kid may be looking for a home, and CBJ's style may settle him down a bit. This is a kid who last year was the top ranked, 5-star QB in the country... it's worth the risk to bring him on board, insulate him, and spend his "bench year" developing him.

I know there will be nay-sayers. However, in my mind, the upside is worth the risk.

I've heard UT, Arkansas, and one other SEC school were hot after him, may have been LSU. Time will tell. All we can do is continue to support Coach Jones and our Vols. I think/hope/pray we got a winner in him. GBO!!!

Written on Tennessee's Butch Jones announces position changes as he sets tone for start of practice:

in response to budd#207344:

If he wants to play sounds to disrupt their concentration why not play some of Dooley's press conference. That was a lot like a baby whining or fingernails on a blackboard.


Written on As Tennessee opens spring football under Butch Jones, 5 storylines to watch:

“We’re going to focus on effort, technique, discipline — basically we’re going to focus on playing winning football.”

How long has it been since we heard that phrase and halfway believed it? High hopes and best wishes for Coach Jones. GBO!!!!

Written on Jay Graham reunites with Randy Sanders, Sal Sunseri at Florida State:

I thought they were making another three stooges movie. Thank God it was only a coaching change. Joking aside, I agree totally with volthrunthru#658770. I don't like to speak ill of any of our former coaches, but Trooper Taylor appears to have constant trouble following him. I support Coach Jones and his staff. I support Dave Hart for as long as he is our AD, but most of all, and the single constant, is I support our VOLS! The young men who want to come to UT to play ball (hopefully secondary to furthering their education, but I am not that delusional). This is our school, our team, and I support them 100%. GBO!!!!!!

Written on Jay Graham leaving Vols for Florida State:

Coaching is a business. If you want to perpetuate the VFL, quit hinging it on people's livlihoods and employment decisions. Show it in your being a fan. Go Vols, good or bad, win or lose, our school, our team. And THAT'S what VFL is for us fans. GBO!!!!!!

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

And Coach Jones, I hope you're with us for a long time too. GBO!!!!!!!

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

in response to jamgod:

I don't think so, these guys can play in the SEC. They want to be here and I thought it was a good signing class...Bell was a kik in the teeth perhaps but he didn't want to be here and his parents apparently didn't want him to come here so forgetem'. All-in-all for the time they had, not a bad class at all.

Bell is taking a risk going to OS. With the mess Meyer left in Florida, what's he going to do on his hometown playground? I wish all the young men who signed anywhere, everywhere yesterday all the best. Football is a game, their education is forever.

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

in response to 8inarow:

So, if a Bammer fan paints some recruits names on the rock in the middle of the night....

There's no penalty if every word is spelled incorrectly.

Written on Simcox trying to live the dream with Vols:

Rudy only played a couple of plays in one game. I expect this young gentleman will see a lot more playing time given his work ethic. I would love to see UT win a national title every year, but I also like seeing young men of this caliber on our roster. VFL! GBO!!!!!!

Written on Tee Martin turns down Tennessee homecoming, will stay at Southern Cal :

in response to AllVol1:

Tough to hear. Obviously there were other factors. If he were simply committed to his recruits and players, he would not have come to interview and check it out. I will not trash Tee. A man has to do what he thinks is right. If he does not want to be here, for whatever reasons, then I don't think he should be here. Let's focus on the best coach who wants to be here. Go Vols.


Written on John Adams: Reality reigns in UT hire :

in response to tnoutlaw2001#228008:

Who was 3 and 4?

This is silly, and makes you look uninformed.

Jon Gruden was never interested, NEVER EVER CARED ABOUT UT. Get over it.

Charlie Strong confirmed as did Hart a contract was offered, choice #1.

Gundy denied everything, said he never thought serious about leaving and was just talk. Hart confirmed he was a candidate. choice #2, maybe?

Butch Jones, accepted, probably best option and probably should have been choice #1, ended up possibly at worst #3.

So I say again, who are these others????


Written on Butch Jones promises 'best staff in the country' :

Dooley, not Cooley. Sorry.

Written on Butch Jones promises 'best staff in the country' :

I wish Coach Sunseri all the luck in the world. Former Coach Cooley took a chance on him, he took a chance uprooting and coming to Tennessee. It didn't work out (obviously) and both paid dearly. Thanks to both, to all our coaches for their sacrifices and effort. Best of luck to them in the future.

Written on Mike Strange: Butch Jones dreamed of a job like Tennessee :

I'm excited. With the exception of Mora Jr. and Petrino, I would back Dave Hart's judgement and our coach 100%. Say what you want about Hart, he knows this is the most important hire he will ever make at UT. He appears to have handled the process gracefully and professionally, this casts a favorable light on our University. Coach Jones appears to have fire in his belly, demands respect and discipline from his players, and just appears to be a fine person and hopefully a winning coach we will have around to build a dynasty like Coach Saban and Coach Miles have. Welcome to East Tennessee Coach Davis. Welcome to your family. You're part of the family now. We may fight amongst ourselves. We get loud and rowdy. There'll be times we get angry with you and you with us, but you're a Volunteer now and you will not find a more passionate and supportive fan base anywhere. VFL GBO!!!!!!!!

Written on Tennessee to pay Jones $18.2 million over six years :

Dang. I need to check craigslist more often.

Written on Poll: Do you believe Butch Jones is the right choice to be UT's coach?:

in response to LostALLConfidenceInHart:

I've loved my Vols since I was 9 and went to my first game with my dad... I only signed up for this to vent my complete and total frustration with Dave Hart. I know tons of season ticket holder in Bristol/Tricities area who will not be renewing this year. I cannot and will not support the slide into permanent mediocrity... It's the best a mediocre coach can do... we just became Mississippi State, NOT THE VOLS I KNOW! I refuse to watch this anymore... Done!

Grab your estrogen on the way out. You sound like a Georgia-Florida fan. Good riddance! Welcome Coach Jones! GBO!!!!!!

Written on Is Tennessee's coaching search nearing the finish line, or does Dave Hart still plan more talks? :

Charlie Strong would relish beating Florida, every year, as much as all us Vol fans put together. In all the names, outlandish or not, that have been mentioned, I for one think Coach Strong would be the best choice. I will support any coach we get, but if I had my druthers..

Written on Philadelphia report says Eagles keen to hire Gruden:

I worry about Mora. After seeing his antics when he coached the Falcons, he reminded me an awful lot of Kiffin..

Written on Bowl trip last major goal left for Vols:

Totally unacceptable coaching performance. I love and support the team and the university, but the time has come.

Written on Ex-WNBA, Lady Vol player Holdsclaw in jail on assault charge:

I hear she's going to take up golf.

Written on John Adams: If not Jon Gruden, how about Bobby Petrino or Tommy Tuberville? :

John, you've written some good ones and you've written some bad ones. Even on the worst of days with your worst of columns, I wouldn't suggest Petrino to be YOUR boss! Besides, we'd lose him and two or three graduate assistants on the Dragon's Tail within a week or two..

Written on Missouri beats Vols in 4 overtimes, 51-48:

Sorry I'm late. I had to change the lock on an office door and deliver a U-Haul. Now I'm sitting here hitting "refresh" waiting for the "Dooley fired, Charley Strong named new coach" to pop up.

Written on David Climer: Vols AD can't decide Dooley's fate alone:

I don't know... I'm starting to hear some awfully "Strong" rumors...

Written on Tennessee, Mizzou's next opponent, bottoms out:

You know, I bleed Orange and White, always will. I support our players, I support our coaches, but I think we can all agree this is the most reprehensible excuse for a defense we have ever seen. Just poking fun vol4gzus. Sometimes you gotta laugh cause crying don't do any good no more..

Written on Tennessee, Mizzou's next opponent, bottoms out:

..from exhaustion? I assume you're talking about the Missouri offense...

Written on Derek Dooley quotes Bruce Hornsby over criticisms of defense:

He left out the line "Just for fun he says "Get a job"..."

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

I haven't heard any votes of confidence from Dave Hart..

Written on David Climer: Is Saturday's game the beginning of the end for Derek Dooley?:

Kind of like the reverse of going to bed with a 10 at 2 and waking up with a 2 at 10...

Written on David Climer: Is Saturday's game the beginning of the end for Derek Dooley?:

in response to 45ReVOLver:

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It's a feeling of regret and excitement. I hate it for Dooley and his family as a person, working/living under such scrutiny has to be hard, but he should have known that coming in. On the other hand, it would be nice to not worry about Kentucky, Vandy, and Missouri...

Written on David Climer: Is Saturday's game the beginning of the end for Derek Dooley?:

I have the same feeling in the pit of my stomach as I did after FCPF's last game against Alabama.

Written on Final: Mississippi State 41, Tennessee 31:

in response to KremsersWaywardWallop:

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"Sarcasm?" - Sheldon Cooper

Written on Final: Mississippi State 41, Tennessee 31:

in response to born2ride:

Dooley record is 4-15 in the SEC.

The only teams Dooley beat are:

Vandy (Twice)
Ole Miss

Those are the WORST BOTTOM TEAMS in the SEC - along with Tennessee thanks to Dooley.

Dooley has never beat a ranked team.

He has never won a game on the road.

Dooley should have been fired after the Kentucky loss.

Why is Dooley still coaching here?


One word..buyout... I think Coach Dooley (yeah, I felt a little vomit in the back of my throat) will be here until Peyton is available to be out head coach for many years. Look at the timing... As always, win or lose, whoever holds the healm..GBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Written on John Adams: Vols will keep it respectable between the hedges :

There ain't no score until they play the game. GBO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Written on Poll: What must happen for the Vols to beat Georgia?:

A contagious virus and multiple arrests in Athens.

Written on UT commitment Camion Patrick will not play football for Lenoir City:

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Written on Poll: Do you plan on attending the Vols-N.C. State game in Atlanta?:

Living in the Atlanta metro area (under protest much of the time), I will tell you we Vols have lots and lots of brethren down here. Y'all gonna feel right at home. GO VOLS!!!!!

Written on Vol tight end Cameron Clear suspended after theft arrest :

"Hello? Cameron? This is Gene Chizik..."

Written on Sal Sunseri named defensive coordinator; 3-year deal worth $2.4M:

in response to RollTideJoe:

All you've ever wanted was to be Alabama. Yet, you loathe everything Bama. Funny, isn't it.

I think the majority of UT fans (true fans, not bandwagon on and offers..) respect Alabama. Growing up, the third weekend in October was THE only game of the year that mattered. They say there is no truer form of flattery than imitation. And by the way, congratulations on number 14! GBO!!!!!

Written on Offensive ineptitude: Drives stall close to end zone; Gamecocks capitalize:

Regardless of staff and players, they are our Vols and I will support them regardless. You all were delusional to think rebuilding the mess from the last few years of Fulmer (post Cutcliffe) and the travellng circus of the Bozo show would happen in a year or two. CDD may or may not be the answer, but for now, he is our coach, these are our Vols, and I will bleed orange until the day I die. GBO!!!!!!!!!!!

Written on John Adams: No. 2 Alabama looks like No. 1:

Depth and experience take time. Chizik came into one of the best teams money could buy as did Muschamp. Not to disrespect either school, but UT was in a shambles before Coach Fulmer left and Bozo and his traveling circus of gypsies compounded the problem. Give the new AD and new coach a chance. I still think we have a winner with Coach Dooley.

Written on Alabama not just another team to Vols :

in response to VOODOOley-2011:

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Tebow and Meyer rolled into one.

Written on Report: Steve Spurrier says Marcus Lattimore out for season:

Wishes for a speedy recovery to this young man.

Written on Florida drops 3rd straight, 17-6 to No. 24:

A ray of sunshine on a l-o-n-g day...

Written on LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis downplays his return to Tennessee:

in response to tennvolsman19651965:

Was head coaching on Muschamps resume? Negative.

Yeah, and we're seeing how that worked out. Chief was an excellent DC and I am happy for him that he landed at an institution where he is respected and is seeing some success. We were blessed to have had him and I am glad it all worked out well for him.

Written on Matt Simms says 'this isn't my first rodeo' :

Anybody that quotes Vern Gosdin is alright with me.

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Bulldogs in SEC East chase while Vols aren’t in running:

Our Vols were riddled by the complacency that had set into the program under former Coach Fulmer. Look back a short time. It all started the downhill slide when Coach Cutcliffe took the unenviable position at Duke. Then FC Fulmer brings in some yahoo with an offensive scheme that was laughable. I think former AD Hamilton made a terrible decision to end FCPF's tenure the way he did. I honestly believe our boys mailing it in the last three or four games that year set us back at least an additional year or two. Then the circus came to town with Trojan boy and his six pack of condoms. My word. Putting up pictures of players from a different team from the west coast for motivation?! Trying to turn East Tennessee into a hip-hop school?! What the he11 was he thinking?! Ed Ogeron?! Really!! Puh-leeze! So now the puppet, the terror of the smorgasboard, and Bozo have left town. We have a new AD, a new b-ball coach, and a new football coach, and until proven otherwise, I would say three very good ones at that. I am proud of our Vols, I am proud of our school, and I am proud of our football coaching staff (no offense to basketball, it's just a place holder between December - September). He deserves our patience and our support. Coach Dooley is smart, he seems to instill discipline, and he understands southern football and Vol pride. You all that want instant gratification, I am sure that cesspool in Tallahassee Florida has some extra seats, and I would guess many more before the end of the season. GO VOLS!!!!!!!

Written on David Climer: Vols' loss to Georgia was merely prelude to SEC disaster:

Amen to the DragonSlayer. I think all true Vols are optimistic and at the same time we have to be realistic. We have (in my opinion) a great coach and staff and are getting some battle ready freshmen and sophomores. This is what it takes to build depth. Blood, sweat, tears, and time. We all need to stand behind our Vols, pull for them win or lose, and not ever expect anything less than a "W" when they take the field whether we think we know the outcome or not. Our team has a rough and challenging month ahead of them. They are going to grow one way or the other, good or bad, win or lose. Someone hit the nail on the head, as long as they give it their all for four quarters, they are already winners, the accolades will follow.