Comments by RashaadSalabeb

Written on Vols buying into Butch Jones' many quirks:

in response to proudveteran:

I was thoroughly behind Coach Jones until he decided to "junk" the Orange and White Tennessee tradition for "Smokey Gray" uniforms (not our hound dog either). He totally lost my support and belief in him as a person...all "slick tongued" words out of both sides of his mouth.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I like it myself. Changing it up a little is not going to hurt anyone. The kids seem to like it and that's the most important thing. We can't live in the past and expect to move forward. Upward and onward! This Coach is doing about all a person can do. Good things are coming. The way he's engaged former players and coaches, formed relationships with recruits and worked his butt off to get this team ready for the season, is nothing short of amazing.

Keep up the good work Coaches and players! We believe in you. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't win! If you want it bad enough and work for it hard enough, you will win!

Written on Heat coach Spoelstra attends Tennessee practice:

Exciting times! Work hard team. We need your A-Game. I think the Coach is doing about everything humanly possible to get these guys ready.

Go Vols!

Written on Jabo Lee's coach upset with Tennessee:

Good luck, Jabo! You handled this situation like a man. The Coach at Dillon....who cares.

Enter Mr. Hurd!

Written on Mike Bajakian: Speed fine, execution 'wasn't as good' for UT quarterbacks:

We have 4 good Quarterbacks. We will be fine for the next several years.

Rock on you MIGHTY VOLS!
By the way.....
the gators suck
bama sucks
the bulldogs suck
the commode doors suck
the rest...they suck too

Written on New UT tight end Woody Quinn ready to transition from volleyball:

in response to DawgDayAfternoon:

Another Vol two star moment. Devron Young, Cody Blanc and Woody. Good luck with that trio.

Each one of these guys will be productive. Guys, if you are reading this, do you need any more incentive to prove yourself? You already have the talent. Now just put in the work and make sure you have the "dog" in you!

Go Vols! Don't ever let someone tell you you can't do something!

Written on New UT tight end Woody Quinn ready to transition from volleyball:

A good athlete is a good athlete. If he works hard and wants it bad enough...who knows. You have my support Woody. Give em hell!

Go Vols!

Written on Daniel McCullers enters first practice with new weight of high expectations:

Keep working hard Daniel! Give it everything you have. It will pay dividends. We are expecting big things from you! We want the QB to look for you everything he goes to the line of scrimmage.

Go Big Orange!

Written on Raijon Neal says running back battle is 'wide open':

in response to antonio14313:

Riley Cooper went to Florida too?!? Jeez, makes ya wonder what they're doing down there in "lovely" Gainesville...

Go Vols.

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Amen! We don't give a flip about Florida.

Go Vols! Keep getting better! Keep working hard! Good times are coming soon!

It's all about the ORANGE!

Written on Tennessee continues recruiting surge with addition of Gaulden :

The BIG ORANGE TRAIN is building steam. Look out everyone. These guys are for real! Get a few d-linemen and it's on!

I hear Rocky Top playing already! Can't wait for the first kickoff!

Go you MIGHTY VOLS!

Written on Poll: Where in the rankings will Tennessee's 2014 recruiting class finish?:

Get a few big nasties for the d-line and we will be set. The Vols are back! We'll even surprise some people this season.

Fight on you MIGHTY VOLS!!!!

Written on UT's response to Marcus Lattimore injury earns SEC sportsmanship award:

That was a good example of class. When you handle yourself with class you can always look back and be proud you did. Good job Vols!

Written on John Adams: Preseason line on UT isn't all bad:

The Vols will be much improved this year. Mark it down!

Fight on you Mighty Vols!

Written on Tory Lewis hits game-winning single in 7th to lift Lady Vols, 1-0:

in response to RashaadSalabeb:

No offense, but I coached softball for over 20 years. Your best pitches usually are not strikes. However, the best pitch in the world is not the rise, the curve or the screwball, it's strike one. That sets up the other pitches and forces the batter to be aggressive. We have very good pitchers and very good coaches...have faith, they know what they are doing.

Go Lady Vols! Rock on!

Sorry...meant to respond to the guy saying slow down and throw strikes!

Written on Tory Lewis hits game-winning single in 7th to lift Lady Vols, 1-0:

in response to johnlg00:

When you're right, you're right; the LVs are one fine-looking bunch of ball-players! Doesn't hurt at all that they are one of the top programs in the country. Great chance to win it all this year. Very proud of all of them. I'll be watching tonight. Bring it on home, ladies!

No offense, but I coached softball for over 20 years. Your best pitches usually are not strikes. However, the best pitch in the world is not the rise, the curve or the screwball, it's strike one. That sets up the other pitches and forces the batter to be aggressive. We have very good pitchers and very good coaches...have faith, they know what they are doing.

Go Lady Vols! Rock on!

Written on Tory Lewis hits game-winning single in 7th to lift Lady Vols, 1-0:

in response to frblalack:

Tennessee Lady Vols!!! Pretty girls playing exciting softball...gotta love it!

Our whole team IS the CLASSIEST of them all. Lady Vols are the pride of Tennessee!

Great game Ellen, Tory, and Whitney! Next game we break out our sleeping giant...the magnificent Raven, Madison, Lauren, Kat, Melissas and when needed the exquisite Ivy. Hannah has played superbly and Cheyenne is destined to become a big-time star! We also must be thankful to have the finest coaches in the country...thank you Ralph & Karen and your assistants. Hope I didn't leave anyone out...can you tell I'm a HUGE fan of Lady Vols?

All Vols - All the Time - I love my Tennessee Vols!!!

Well said! Let's kick some Texas butt!

Go Big Orange!

Written on Tennessee Vols building on brick theme:

Coach Jones and his staff have done a wonderful job so far. They have everyone excited and that's a great thing. They have recruited pretty good and it looks like 2014 will be very good. With a few breaks here and there we may have a better season than most expect. My old high school coach used to tell us that you create your breaks. I'm hoping our new staff has the team ready to do just that. My coach used to also say that a good team finds a way to win and a bad team finds a way to lose. We have to start finding a way to win the close ones.....I believe we will. I'm ready to see our defense light some people up and I'm ready to see our running game get back on track. Who's going to step up and make us proud? I'm not sure but I hope it's a lot of men in ORANGE!

Go Big Orange!

Written on Lady Vols taking on Texas; Oklahoma to face Washington:

Nothing is easy when you get to this point. But guess what...It won't be easy for Texas either! There is only one UT and only one ORANGE! BRING EM ON! We have something for them.

Fight on you MIGHTY LADY VOLS!

Written on John Adams: SEC's short-term schedule matters, too:

I'm all for picking up another SEC game but it's time to let the Alabama game go. It's not a rivalry any more. We'll get back in the mix soon regardless of what happens. I just talked to a friend of mine in Knoxville and he told me two interesting rumors. I was wondering if anyone else had heard them. The first is that South Carolina is going after the Notre Dame Quarterback. The other is that a big time recruit is getting ready to commit to us in the next couple of days. I have no idea who that might be. I'm definitely getting ready for football and hope Lane gets back with the team soon, as long as his head is on right of course.

Go Vols! Shock and Awl is what we need this year!

Written on Tory Lewis hits game-winning single in 7th to lift Lady Vols, 1-0:

I watched the game and although we squandered a few opportunities we came through in the end. It was obvious which was the better team. Keep fighting ladies! Keep winning! Let everyone know who you are....YOU ARE TENNESSEE! YOU ARE TENNESSEE!

Written on Lady Vols doubles team in final four of NCAAs:

Go out and win it all!

Go Big Orange!

Written on John Adams: Hurd's commitment makes Beech a Tennessee team:

He's a man! Can't wait to see him in ORANGE!

Go Vols!

Written on Dave Hart already a big Butch Jones fan :

in response to kyvol98:

I believe that, given time, we WILL be back with CBJ and his staff. As for his recruiting, check out the link on 2015 commit Zach Stewart:
http://www.nationalunderclassmen.com/...#.UZUetzigCZQ.twitter

Stewart sounds good. Looks like we could use a few more linemen on that list.

Go Vols!

Written on Will the Lady Vols make the Women's College World Series?:

They will make the World Series and do well. They have a strong team. Good luck ladies! Play hard!

Go Big Orange!

Written on Father of Trae Golden says reports of academic problems are 'totally inaccurate':

in response to billythekid:

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Maybe they did ask Dooley. I'm sure they did. Maybe he was simply honest. You ever thought about that? I want Tyler to be successful as I do all Vols. But in my opinion he wasn't ready for the NFL. Yes, he has a strong arm and that's about it. He'll get a chance with a NFL team. Let's all watch and see how it turns out.

Go Vols!

Written on Father of Trae Golden says reports of academic problems are 'totally inaccurate':

in response to billythekid:

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Good to hear! I guess you are a member of the "Vol Truth Squad". I don't know what that is but if it helps UT....good for them. The Vols are back and it is up to all of us true Vol fans to give our all to make sure we help the team win as much as possible. Like I said before....I hope you are with us!

Go Big ORANGE!!!!!!

Written on Father of Trae Golden says reports of academic problems are 'totally inaccurate':

in response to 1Percenter:

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Did you say something?

The Vols ROCK!

Written on Father of Trae Golden says reports of academic problems are 'totally inaccurate':

in response to billythekid:

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Don't think so! I supported Dooley as our Coach as all Vol fans should. I however didn't understand the hire and hoped for the best. He turned out to be a poor Coach but I think he is a good man that was over his head. I wasn't in favor of signing Coach Jones at first but I believe he has proved me wrong. No matter what the Vols will be back. I will be there with the rest of the VOL NATION and enjoy the ride. I hope you are with us!

Fight on you Mighty Vols!

Written on Father of Trae Golden says reports of academic problems are 'totally inaccurate':

in response to billythekid:

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Hey, I'm a Tennessee man win or lose. I have been for about 45 years now. Nothing you can say or do will change that! We are rebuilding as bad as I hate it but rest assured we are a lot closer than most people give us credit for. The Vols are back, Jack! Just ask Uncle Si.

Fight on you Mighty Vols! Don't let anyone tell you you can't win!!!!!!

Written on Source: Trae Golden's departure 'based on academics' and 'repeated plagiarism':

in response to xanga:

if true then Martin had to know Golden wouldn't be back and could have kept Landry. Just makes Martin look that much worse.

I think he already realized that Landry was a mistake. Otherwise, this announcement would not have been after the Landry announcement.

Go Vols! We'll be fine. Coach Martin knows what he is doing!

Written on Father of Trae Golden says reports of academic problems are 'totally inaccurate':

in response to 1Percenter:

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No sabe.

Written on Father of Trae Golden says reports of academic problems are 'totally inaccurate':

I didn't see this coming but my friends on the hill told me it's grades. I don't know and I wish Trae all the luck in the world. We'll see. This is another opportunity for someone else to step forward. Who will it be?

Go Vols!

Written on As many as 30 scholarships could be available to Vols in 2014:

Let's use them all. Quality and quantity will both help. Loosing the linemen after next year will hurt so we better develop some this year. If we keep getting good recruits we'll be fine. Rock on you Mighty Vols!

Go Big Orange!

Written on With SEC regular-season title on the line, Lady Vols run out of time :

Regroup and come back fighting! The tournament is a chance for the Lady Vols to redeem themselves.

Go Big Orange!

Written on Johnny Majors thinks UT will be more disciplined under Butch Jones:

Just like bringing in the former players it's good to get Johnny back in the mix too. All of us true Tennessee people need to stick together and get this freight train building momentum. Coach Jones appears to be doing all of the right things. I'm excited. I truly believe we are going to see a quick improvement.

Go Vols...former...present... and future!!!!!!!!

Written on Butch Jones selling Tennessee's brand:

in response to KnoxVegas88:

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I'm with you, Brother!

Go Vols! The Hades with the rest!

Written on Iowa finalizes field of Battle 4 Atlantis; UT now waiting on bracket:

If you want to reach the big time you have to do as Pat Summit always did. Play anybody anytime anywhere. We are going to have a very good team next year. We might even beat Ole Miss and Georgia.

Go Vols! Make us proud!

Written on Butch Jones selling Tennessee's brand:

Keep up the great work, Coach! It will pay off. Get the team ready! We are ready to win again. Now and forever. It's not going to be easy but I have a feeling you already know that. Get the players we have versed in the fundamentals and bring on the talent. It's all about the ORANGE! ORANGE I said....all about the ORANGE!

Go Vols!

Written on Mike Strange: Bray became the NFL draft's real "Mr. Irrelevant":

Good luck, Tyler. I wish you the best.

Go Vols!

Written on Butch Jones' UT commitments high-ranked:

Keep the recruits coming! We need to have some receivers step up this fall...same with a quarterback. If they do and we develop some back ups on the o-line for next year, we'll be just fine. All we can hope for now is getting everyone's best effort, staying free of injuries and keeping the top recruits coming. Winning the turn over battles wouldn't be bad either. I think we have a pretty good coaching staff. We just need a couple of big wins to keep everybody excited.

Go Vols!

Written on Tyler Bray shut out at NFL draft, but Mychal Rivera lands with home-state team:

Klein and Bray not being selected surprised me. I thought Rogers would be picked too. Anyway, it does show what you do and how you act matters. Bray didn't do anything that bad. I don't really understand that one. I really hope all of the Tennessee players and former players are signed with someone and given a fair chance to compete. After that, may the best players win out.

Go Vols! Work hard getting ready for the upcoming season.

Written on What round will Tyler Bray be drafted in?:

Shocked he didn't get drafted. I wish him luck trying to make a team.

Go Vols!

Written on UT's Dallas Thomas picked by Miami Dolphins in NFL draft:

Good things happen to good people! Make us proud, Dallas!

Go Vols!

Written on Vols tight end Mychal Rivera drafted by Oakland Raiders:

Good luck guys! You have worked hard for it. I wish you the best.

Go Vols!

Written on Butch Jones' finding of No. 1 pick in NFL Draft profiled by Yahoo :

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

CBJ knows a good athlete when he sees one, UT is about to find out he knows a good coaching gig when he sees one..Keep up the great work, coach.

Ditto!

Good things are coming for the Vols!

Written on UT's Justin Hunter selected by Tennessee Titans in NFL draft:

I didn't see this one coming. I'm glad they got him and look forward to watching him play for the Titans. Now they need to get some defensive players. Good luck Justin! I hope everything you've dreamed of comes true for you.

Go Big Orange!

Written on Jarnell Stokes staying for junior season at Tennessee:

Good news for Tennessee. He wasn't ready for the NBA anyway. We should be pretty tough next year. I'm expecting big things. Go Vols!

Written on Defense dominates Jones' first Orange & White Game:

Like everyone else I was glad to see the turnout of former players and fans. We have some improved players no doubt and several of the young guys will step up this year. The coaching staff is going about this the right way. If we keep recruiting the way we are it will speed up the success. The summer work will be very important. Has anyone heard any updates on Gordon or Lane? Does it look like they will return? I hope so but if not it's just an opportunity for someone else to reach their goals. I'm excited for the upcoming season. Work hard team! Work hard!

Fight like there is no tomorrow! Go Big Orange!

Written on Butch Jones and staff ready to show off skills at Orange and White Game:

in response to notfunanymore:

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I'm a Vol fan and always will be! I'm excited for the game and the season. We won't be down forever. You can take that to the bank. I strongly believe we'll see a significant improvement this year.

Fight on you Mighty Vols! You are TENNESSEE!

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