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Written on Tennessee finishes 37th, an all-time low, in final Directors' Cup standings:

in response to Witch_Doctors:

Witch Doctor say Bama won the NC and still ended up 26th. (?) Witch Doctor say this sounds like something made up they give the big 10 schools to make their feelings not be so hurt. Witch Doctor say big whoop..Witch Doctor say just like Honey Boo mom says.."Shut up your crying getting pulled for a higher title!"
Bones never lie.

Football is only one sport and it does not outweigh all others as you may think. Overall, the Tide had a pretty down year.

Written on Vols celebrate 64-62 victory against Missouri on Senior Day:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

No doubt, every team seeded above UT has been beaten by them..I like their chances in Nashville as well..GBO!!

Except Ol Miss of course.

Written on John Adams: It may turn heads, but Nick Saban's speaking gig in Athens (Tenn.) a hot ticket :

in response to gc_scvol:

Well, if it's not a long drive, just drive your arse down there and help Nicki recruit. john adams never misses a chance to beat on the Vols, yet, they keep treating him like a hometown writer. He really needs to go...

The difference in me and you is I respect my competition while you fear yours. To understand and learn from your competition is one of the best ways to win in the end. Thanks for the suggestion and, if free, I may head down that way. Trust me though, Coach Saban doesn’t need to speak at a small gathering in Athens, TN to boost his recruiting, his presence on the field is working just fine for him.

Written on John Adams: It may turn heads, but Nick Saban's speaking gig in Athens (Tenn.) a hot ticket :

Nick Saban is an excellent speaker in regards to leadership. He even uses Peyton Manning as an example of how one can better improve themself. I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee and pull for the Volunteers on the field, but I would welcome the opportunity to discuss leadership styles with this coach. Heck, maybe our whole coaching staff may find a little free time one June the 11th to learn a little. Athens isn’t a long drive.

Written on A road map for getting back: Study shows Vols' fall from glory years:

What this article does not address is the importance of the FAN-base in the process of rebuilding a program. We are now taken over by those determined to live in the past. Phil is gone and like us, no one else has chosen him to lead their program. Now we must focus on the future to be successful. Want a roadmap to focus on a total program? Watch the attached story.

http://www.diehardsport.com/2012/11/1...

Written on Former Florida State coach says Dave Hart was bully to women :

in response to BodeaneVol:

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Actually, yes I have. My roots come out of Tuscaloosa and, even though I have never actually lived there, it was the birthplace of my parents and all their family and many have worked for the University and still call Tuscaloosa home. When Hart came to Tennessee, several commented that we really got a good one but we could have the assistant coach that went back to them as he wasn't so good. I never heard a bad word on Hart before or after he came to Tennessee. For all appearances, the paper has given credibility to a disgruntled individual. Her comment; "I had to fight for everything that our softball program got down here, it was like nothing could be handed to us." could easily be changed to; "I had to defend everything that our softball program got down here, it was like nothing could just be given to us." and he would simply be doing his job.

Written on Pat Summitt gets outpouring of support from UConn fans :

in response to secballer:

does Geno always have his check book on him? Thanks Geno

Since she came to the practice to explain her dual role, I’m sure he knew in advance and brought his checkbook with him to personally make the contribution. The check not only showed support to the cause, but also support to her dual role.

Written on Vincent Yarbrough giving back:

Very nice story. I always felt he was a good young man and now he has become just a good man.

Written on Two from No. 1 signing class have left Lady Vols in softball:

“Two from No. 1 signing class have left Lady Vols in softball”
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I really can’t believe you took the time to change the headline and all you could think of was the above. How about…
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“Even after losing two, Lady Vols No. 1 signing class remains strong”

Written on Two from No. 1 signing class have left Lady Vols in softball:

"Two from No. 1 signing class have left Lady Vols"
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This headline gives the appearance of problems, especially after the articles on recruiting for Lady Vols basketball. In no way does it reflect the article’s intention. I really wish KNS would not play reading games to draw in site clicks. Journalism used to be about the search for truth, not deceptive draws. My first thought, without reading the article, was the woman’s basketball team was hit again. Yes, in this case it worked for them but lost a bit more respect and trust. Sometimes you win a battle but lose the war.

Written on Elite Eight for Lady Vols, 84-73:

in response to BeRealistic:

Sorry to confuse you. I believe our LV's has as good a chance to beat Baylor Monday as our football team has of winning the National Championship this year. We need to replace PS now or recruiting well hurt.

In this case you show your statistical ignorance. The Lady Vols have a game Monday night against one of the best if not the best teams in the country to prove you wrong. A top ten team needs to beat number one. To compare this with a team that has yet to hit the field that would need 12 wins is not even close to a logical comparison. Maybe comparing it to beating Florida in the fall would be reasonably close. Just admit you are not a fan of the team and move on.

Written on Elite Eight for Lady Vols, 84-73:

in response to BeRealistic:

Baylor will beat our VOLS as much as they want. I consider myself an expert compared to you.

Please change your tag name to “BEPESSIMISTIC” as you are confusing people. Tennessee is in the Elite Eight and still has the opportunity to play in the Final Four. If Duke could upset us years ago from our dream season than anything is possible on Monday. Thanks to all the coaches and players for giving their efforts during this season and go out there and win this for yourselves.

Written on Sources: UT escapes further sanctions; NCAA announcement today:

in response to C:

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Not sure if your post related to mine or not but my point was people that have information that is NOT to be released for another day should refrain from telling the press. It is not right for the coaches to learn their fate from the news and we all pray for Pat.
And if the "Bottom Feeder" comment was directed at me, then I would hope my degree from The University of Tennessee moves me up in status on this site. Go Vols!

Written on Sources: UT escapes further NCAA sanctions; Bruce Pearl, ex-assistants not so lucky:

in response to volaholic45:

Lessons to be learned:

1. Honesty is NOT the best policy, not when it comes to the NCAA. Deny, deny, deny (Caroll). When they catch you red-handed, get righteously indignant (Calhoun). There's no softening up the NCAA with self-imposed or conference-imposed penalties (UT, SEC in Pearl case). Blame others, lie through your teeth, whatever it takes to make it tougher (not easier) for the NCAA to pronounce the guilty verdict.

2. If you are one of those few elite schools whose sport is too important to the NCAA to harm (Ohio State in football, also Auburn but only in their Cam Newton NC year, Kentucky in basketball, a handful of others) you can pretty much get away with anything if you take just a little effort to keep up appearances (Auburn). The NCAA likes to stick it to the little guys to scare the big guys into compliance, but most know that game. Bruce, for example, is going to get the hammer because they don't like him. That's why his misdeeds have morphed into the holocaust, betrayal of Christ, and Lincoln assasination all rolled into one. Others have/will do much worse and get a slap on the wrist. Cam Newton, in contrast, simply played his way out of trouble. He was just too dang good and had too good a season not to get to play in the NC.

3. Don't get caught. If you can manage to not get caught long enough, and become successful enough, eventually the threat of penalties won't be as severe. Until then, if you do get caught, the penalties that come are just a cost of doing business. Take your medicine as one falsely accused and convicted, and learn from your mistakes and do better next time (note to Pearl - beware photographic documentation).

I agree with you completely. The NCAA had an opportunity to show that a coach who lied but was then completely forthcoming, well be it after the fact, is still honorable and should be treated as such. All they have done by this penalty is made it less likely anyone will be forthcoming in the future. What’s the point?

Written on Sources: UT escapes further sanctions; NCAA announcement today:

"The multiple sources requested anonymity because the NCAA is set to announce the findings from June's Committee on Infractions hearing Wednesday."
Then keep your mouth shut for one more day! It isn't over until it is official.

Written on None:

Hey Joan, how about agreeing to hold the position until Dec 31, 2012? This would give 18 months to get on balance and plenty of time to attract a quality candidate who will know what they are getting into. This will also help protect the woman's program you have worked so hard to build. Just a thought and I know a lot to ask.

Written on Boosters hope for the best in NCAA ruling :

in response to shipperman#280095:

well, I mean Mike did not ask Pearl to lie to the NCAA, He was told when to fire Fulmer, and Kiffin was a potential great hire. phooey happens, ask the Buckeyes

“The firing of popular University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl prompted a dozen fiery emails from six-figure donors two months ago.” Soon thereafter they support the decision. Now they support Hamilton. I’m sure if the decision is made to release him after this process they will support that decision as well. Boosters generally support anyone that can bring them closer to the program. Do you really think they would be quoted not supporting who is presently in charge?

Written on Funeral arrangements announced for Joe Hendee:

Joe taught my children to swim and especially my son to believe in himself. He should not have left us so early as he still had so much to give.

Written on The demise of Bruce Pearl:

in response to Tennball:

"where the season ended with a disappointing 75-45 loss to Michigan in the second round of the NCAA tournament."

Can someone remond me who we beat in the first round?

remind*
Unless they are saying the "play in games" are the first round.

Written on The demise of Bruce Pearl:

"where the season ended with a disappointing 75-45 loss to Michigan in the second round of the NCAA tournament."

Can someone remond me who we beat in the first round?

Written on Florida counting on Harvin against Florida State:

This weekend is huge for the SEC. I can't believe I'm pulling for the Tide and Gators at the same time.

Written on Strange: Chavis' exit will be quiet:

in response to BigVolOnBoard:

We can hardly do better than Chavez for defense,
why does he have to go?

Because it is his decision, not ours and the man knows it is time to move on. I wish him the best.

Written on Strange: Chavis' exit will be quiet:

I, for one, questioned whether Chavis could lead the defense like Ken Donahue. I was always a fan of how Donahue coached. I was wrong to question Chavis' leadership. He has always quietly led this team and given it the consistent balance it needed. We have been fortunate to have his dedication. Thanks Coach and I do not look forward to seeing your next team’s defense. They will be tough!

Written on Fans deliver boos; Crompton says 'we play for our football family, that's each other':

The players seem to be saying they do not have to WIN to be winners. In life, that may be true but on the football field they are measured by their performance. Which, unfortunately for them, involves playing competitive at a minimum. Do they think any NFL scout is interested in players that openly say they are good without winning? I'm afraid this is what they are coached to think.

Written on None:

Boy, if you read the Tuscaloosa News you would think Bama just won the BCS and Saban needs a raise. Overall they played well and represented the conference, but come on. It has been a good weekend so far. Let's go Vols and close it out!

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