Comments by VOLet_parking

Written on Even if they're freshmen, UT receivers coach Zach Azzanni 'comfortable giving the best players playing time':

This is refreshing. Dooley refused to play his best players because they were young. D Rodgers only saw time when took an end around as a freshman, and Hunter only had 16 catches. He only inserted Bray half way through the season. Let the best players play!!!

Written on Chiefs envision Eric Berry as pass rushing and defending threat:

Didn't the Kiffins try this approach and completely neutralize Berry?

Written on Shooting guard Jordan Cornish commits to Vols:

in response to springtx_vol:

Okay, if you could trade beating Florida and not making the NCAA for losing to Florida and making it to the Elite 8 three years in a row, which would you pick?

If you could pick an NCAA championship one year and not making the tournament the next versus missing the tournament 2 years in a row, which would you choose?

So what is my point? We don't get enough good players to regularly make a deep run into the tournament. I understand completely the trouble with recruiting rankings and number of stars. Not every All-American in college was a HS All-American. But just like in football, the rule is the better your players are in high school, the better they will be in college. Yes, coaching means something. Yes, male players continue to get bigger/taller in college (see David Robinson). But there is a reason that Duke, North Carolina, Indiana, Syracuse, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan St, Ohio St, and similar schools regularly make runs deep into March/April. Yes, good coaches, but you can't argue that they also get the top players.

This is what's called seeing the big picture folks.
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Written on Farragut's Jordan Cooper earns save as Middle Tennessee tops Vols, 7-6:

The man has taken two different programs to the CWS. You really think he can turn a whole baseball team around in 2 years? Especially in this conference when he was left with a cupboard completely bare? I played college baseball, and I'll tell you this, freshmen and sophomores ain't beating seasoned vets very often. Give him time. The man is the best coach we have had in a long, long time.

Written on Vols lose to Alabama, will play the waiting game for NCAA tournament:

in response to Basketvol:

I think your first sentence is the most closed-minded thing I've read on this site. Congratulations. And by the way, according to your criteria, my opinion DOES count.

I know this is a sports site, but I couldn't resist. Back to basketball. What are the chances Vandy finishes off Ole Miss, and then loses to Florida, nudging Tennessee back in? Also, need Maryland to lose. Too bad it had to come down to this. Like someone said earlier, one more basket against Georgetown and we're not even having this conversation. One more win against anyone and I think they would have been in without any question. I'm expecting better things next year, and hoping for better this year!

Couldn't resist, yet couldn't answer the question at hand...typical

Written on Vols lose to Alabama, will play the waiting game for NCAA tournament:

in response to Oenoboy:

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Thank you for clarifying that everything you say from now on is invalid. Let me ask you a question..If the government raises taxes on tobacco to "deter" smoking, then do they raise taxes on income to deter working?

Written on Evan's Eleven: 5-star RB Jalen Hurd's commitment to Tennessee is biggest catch of Butch Jones' tenure:

So when we pick up big time recruits in March, it's AWESOME!!!....But when Dooley failed to do so in his tenure, then the sheeple would say, "it's only march...longggggggggg way til signing day." Funny how the flavor of the week has changed.

Written on Updated odds for all of Tennessee's football targets:

in response to tnoutlaw2001#228008:

I'm willing to gamble more 3 star athletes go to the pro's over time than 5 stars. Every year you hear about dozens of 5 stars who never are heard from again once college ball starts. Don't be over dramatic on someone rating a high school kid.

Not really much of a gamble there since there are hundreds of 3* players ever year and only a handful of 5*s.

Written on Phillip Fulmer feels good about new Vols coach:

in response to ashvol7:

He needs to get away from UT and stay away. He is responsable for this whole mess and needs to leave. I haven't heard of any school and I mean any, wanting to hire him. He had his chance and did not take care of business as he should have. The school needs to send Cheeks and Hart with Fulmer. Get some people who has the schools best interest at heart.

Dooley did a great job of keeping former Vols away. How did that work out?

Written on Louisville upsets Florida 33-23 in Sugar Bowl:

You people act like you would rather be 5-7 and sitting at home than to lose in the Sugar Bowl. Sheesh!

Written on Vols' Jones 'comfortable' for recruits:

in response to Navaloranges:

Thanks for "letting" us read the Chat Times piece. It was a good read. On the same note, putting an interview with UT's new coach on the pay site is as insulting, and as belittling to VOL FANS as you can get. This is the KNOXVILLE PAPER'S VOLUNTEER website, it is a freaking slap in the face to make UT FANS pay to read an interview with THEIR new coach. PATHETIC!

Able to take a breath of air from gargling Dooley now I see...

Written on New UT coach Butch Jones in Knoxville:

in response to VolBy3:

And just think what he can do here! Go get'em Coach Jones!

All4Vols!!

That wasn't a compliment. It's pathetic.

Written on New UT coach Butch Jones in Knoxville:

Two 4* recruits to Cincy in the last 3 years. Woohoo

Written on As Tennessee resets coaching search, Cincinnati's Butch Jones appears to be target :

Butch has just been announced as new head coach. I'm sure THIS is the hire that will convince Bray and company to stay one more year....

Written on John Adams: Eliminating UT candidates easier than hiring one :

If not Gruden, I still say Pat Fitzgerald.

Written on Reports: Arkansas has made an offer to Jon Gruden:

Akron has won 1 game this year.

Written on Tennessee fires Derek Dooley:

I say go after Pat Fitzgerald from Northwestern.

Written on Halftime: Vanderbilt 13, Tennessee 10 :

in response to redskinvol1:

FIRE DOOLEY NOW!!I"M SORRY I CAN"T LOWER MY VOICE BECAUSE THAT WOULD MEAN I LOST THE FIGHT!!I LOVE THE VOLS!PLEASE LEAVE A KEY UNDER THE MATT.I"M GOING TO SHABOOMS!!

Any time a Kenny Powers reference can be thrown into a miserable situation, it lightens the mood.

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Written on Halftime: Vanderbilt 13, Tennessee 10 :

RIP NavalOranges

Written on First quarter: Vanderbilt 3, Tennessee 0 :

in response to jobrando#216494:

Funny.....Defense holds vandy to 13 and we are losing and it's still Sal's fault...could it be the offense is back to facing a decent team?????? we are 0-6 in the sec

You do realize that holding someone to 13 points in a half isn't great right? That's on pace to give up 26 to.....VANDY.

Written on David Climer: Derek Dooley's time is up for Tennessee Vols:

Pat Fitzgerald from Northwestern.

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

in response to shipperman#280095:

year before that he won 5 also

Missed the point entirely. Dooley will never sniff 10 wins.

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

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Listen twinkle toes, G-OP is one of the best men I know..And, as far as intestinal fortitude he's got more in his pinkie than you have in your whole body..NGFYL!

My E-friends are cool too

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

in response to volpreacher:

I want Dooley gone, but I don't see any difference in the last couple years with Fulmer and Dooley now.

Fulmer won 10 games the year before he was fired, but yea, I don't see a difference either...NOT

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

GerryOP, 10esseeVol, your excuse please?

Written on Tennessee coach Derek Dooley stepping into bigger role in struggling defense :

in response to jbc:

1 Alabama
Vols score 3rd most points, 13, against Bama of any team this season. Highest is 17 points.

5 Georgia
Vols score 1st most points, 44, against Georgia of any team this season. Second is 24 points.

6 Florida
Vols score 1st most points, 20, against Florida of any team this season. Second is 17 points.

8 South Carolina
Vols score 1st most points, 35, against South Carolina of any team this season. Second is 21 points.

21 Mississippi State
Vols score 1st most points, 31, against Mississippi State of any team this season. Second is 24 points.

This isn't even factual. Bama and A&M both scored 38 against Miss St. Florida scored 44 against USCe. Stop making things up.

Written on Mike Strange: UT coach Derek Dooley was thinking long term with defensive change :

in response to VOLtage:

The great Nick Saban's start at Michigan State
1995 6–5–1
1996 6–6
1997 7–5
1998 6–6
1999 9–2
Mmmm not too good until the 5th year. Patience is a virtue.

Saban=winning record.

Dooley=losing record.

End of story.

Written on Final: Mississippi State 41, Tennessee 31:

in response to vq4nfo:

Bobby Petrino-Available and looking! Great coach that could bring in the recruits needed to compete in the SEC. Latest Rival class of 2013 has UT ranked again with the likes of Vandy and Missouri. Fla,Ala,Auburn,SC,Ga all have Top rankings again.

Petrinio had to be fired by Ark athletic director because of the other scandals in Football programs at that time. But what was his crime? Affair with a pretty blonde? I would excuse that for a winning program.

Petrino does not recruit well. At all.

Written on UT coach Derek Dooley going to new heights for victory over ranked team :

I'm normally a Dooley doubter, but I see us winning this game handily. For gosh sakes, it's Miss State, folks.

Written on Five key points five games into the Tennessee football season :

LA Tech cracked the top 25 this week. Talk about addition by subtraction.

Written on Surprise: Vols' Neal leads SEC in carries:

"I'm so glad we didn't hire Muschump/Muskrat!!!!"
-UT "fans"

Written on Report Card: Tennessee-Akron :

in response to WaltGoVols:

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Also ironic you berate Dooley supporters for blaming Fulmer from 4 years ago for our troubles today, but are quick to blame something from 4 years ago to fit your political agenda. And, yes he has extended the Bush tax cuts, and he has kept the war going on. If you really think anyone could have prevented 9/11, then you have way more issues than I imagined.

Written on Report Card: Tennessee-Akron :

in response to WaltGoVols:

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I find it very ironic that you condemn those on this board for basing their love of Dooley on hope and non-statistical evidence, yet you glorify our president for running on it.

Written on Report Card: Tennessee-Akron :

in response to WaltGoVols:

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I sure wish all those helpful bills you speak of would have been passed in his first two years, when he had control of both.

Written on Report Card: Tennessee-Akron :

in response to VOLet_parking:

Do you even know what Congress is? It consists of the House AND the Senate. They have majority in the House of Reps, the Democrats of the majority in the Senate.

Democrats have*

Written on Report Card: Tennessee-Akron :

in response to Richmonds_Wannabe_Brother:

There you go. Try to argue the agenda, since you can argue the intelligence.

Yes, it's an agenda you've had since the day Dooley was hired, or maybe since the day Fulmer was fired. Either way, you have cared more about the team losing so there'll be a coaching change than anything else. You're like the Republican congress -- They spent the entire time since they won the majority with the primary goal of getting Obama out of the White House, no matter what negative effects they had on the country -- block everything he tries to do, just to make him look bad. If you could do the same for Dooley, you would jump at the chance.

Do you even know what Congress is? It consists of the House AND the Senate. They have majority in the House of Reps, the Democrats of the majority in the Senate.

Written on Report Card: Tennessee-Akron :

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Uhhh, you totally didn't get it..Go back in your hole.

You're right. I usually don't get things coming from guys that type winky faces to other guys.

Written on Report Card: Tennessee-Akron :

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

UT could be 4 & 0 and these buffoons would be saying they haven't played anybody yet..UF was overrated, Whaa, whaaaa!! I wouldn't waste good lead on these JA's..It's good to hear from you though..P:), Gerry & GBO!!

I'm pretty sure it was you guys that were saying UF was "overrated" and calling their coach "Muschump" before we played them. Saying we would win by at least 14.

Written on Almost Zipped: Akron gives Vols plenty of problems, 47-26 :

in response to ULTIMATEVOLUNTEER:

Yes that's a good plan because lots of great coaches would jump at the chance to go coach a school that keeps firing coaches! No pressure there.

Yea, firing 2 coaches in the past 20 years would be unheard of.

Written on Almost Zipped: Akron gives Vols plenty of problems, 47-26 :

LA Tech is 3-0 this year, and has the longest road winning streak in their program (7 games) since 1970. Looks like they got rid of their baggage.

Written on Third quarter: Tennessee 30, Akron 23 :

I can't understand why it would be bad for the program if we fired Dooley now. The new coach could have longer to recruit if he was hired sooner than later. Didn't we give Dooley a pass for years since he has been "salvaging" Kiffin's class for 3 years?

Written on Halftime: Tennessee 23, Akron 23 :

in response to arkansasvol1975:

Yeah.....ok. You was using sarcasm......yeah ok.Go jump back on whatever teams hot bandwagon.

Go and read all of my posts. I have hated Dooley since day 1.

Written on Halftime: Tennessee 23, Akron 23 :

With Terry Bowden, Chuck Amato, and Terrel Buckley on Akron's sideline, I actually think they do have a better staff than we do.

Written on Halftime: Tennessee 23, Akron 23 :

in response to arkansasvol1975:

Can't blame Dooley? What? $2 million a year plus bonus for this? You sir are a idiot. The reason this idiot has a new coaching staff is because the old ones knew he was fixing to be fired. Excuses,excuses is all we hear. ALL this falls back on Dooley. The team looks like they gave up on the coaching staff.

I'm sorry you are not fluent in sarcasm. Good luck in life.

Written on Halftime: Tennessee 23, Akron 23 :

in response to tedstryker1980:

Are you nuts? Is that sarcasm? Fire Dooley now!

If you can't pick up the sarcasm on that, then you have been drinking more than I have, and I'm impressed.

Written on Halftime: Tennessee 23, Akron 23 :

Can't blame Dooley on this one. New coaching staff, who are far and away better than the previous coaches, and Fulmer/Kiffin left him a mess about a decade ago.

Written on First quarter: Tennessee 10, Akron 10 :

in response to Loud_Proud:

Ya'll are pathetic. Just bail when the team, OUR HEAD COACH, and everyone needs you. Unbelievable. Reality is, people have bad games. But you idiots don't believe in giving coaches time. What in the H E L L do you not understand? NOBODY WANTS TO BE THE HEAD COACH AT TENNESSEE BECAUSE WE OUST THEM LIKE FREAKIN CANDY. I am tired of being a fan, along side quitters such as you guys.

Oust them like candy? Fulmer was here for a very long time. Kiffin left on his own accord. Who exactly have we ousted like candy? People do have bad games. LSU is having one right now. Dooley has had a career full of bad games. Spurrier has won more SEC games at USC than Dooley has won total games as a head coach.

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