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Written on Vols get needed win at Auburn, 82-75:

in response to 8inarow:

Wow, you haven't had your Cheerios yet? Don't take it out on me that the Vols almost lost to the worst team in the SEC. Had it not been for the late calls, you probably would have.

What was that?
You lost to us?

Written on Jordan McRae trying to stay focused amid SEC player of the year, NBA rumblings :

Actually Tobias was traded to Orlando and is getting somewhere around 18 ppg for them now in the last 5 games.

Written on Vols land a big one, 64-58, against Florida :

in response to johnlg00:

Couldn't say right now who has his combination of toughness and a good outside stroke. Guess they'll all have to be a little tougher and we have to hope Hubbs can supply the threes. Moore is tough but not a confident shooter. For awhile there, I thought Reese might make a real breakthrough, but he seems to be pretty far down the bench right now.

Yeah, and I heard a lot of people on VolNation talking about darius thompson, and that they were probably gonna let Cheivous go, but it doesn't look like it, he is getting quite the amount of playing time compared to earlier on in the season.

Written on Vols land a big one, 64-58, against Florida :

in response to Basketvol:

I absolutely agree with you on Kenny Hall. I really want to see him succeed but it just doesn't seem like it's going to happen. Other than the dunk, he didn't seem to play with much energy tonight. This is definitely a better team when Stokes is on the floor.

Great hustle from McBee again tonight.

Idk, at one point we had 5 guards on the floor and it looked pretty scary. Moore, McBee, Richardson, McRae, and Golden were all on at once, and thats when they made the huge run to get back into the game.

Written on John Adams: Recruiting a running battle for Vols :

in response to eyewild:

would agree with riyahd jones and maybe lee but did you watch the elite 11 with Ferguson when he had a hurt thumb on his throwing hand and still nearly made it to the finals of the elite 11. Imagine without a hurt thumb what he could have done.

I actually haven't, where could I view it?
I'm just excited for Dobbs because I've honestly always kinda wanted to watch a mobile QB at tennessee.
I was only like 6 when we had Tee Martin, who was sorta mobile, so i didnt really remember it.

Written on John Adams: Recruiting a running battle for Vols :

I'm calling it right now. Our 3 biggest recruits from this class will be Jabo Lee, Riyahd Jones and Joshua Dobbs.

Written on John Adams: Recruiting a running battle for Vols :

I'm not sure if anyone actually saw Jabo Lee's highlight reel they were showing on tennessee's sight on NSD.
He looked damn fast and elusive.
Seems like a guy very capable of having his back to other teams.

Written on Georgia delivers a punch in gut to Vols, 68-62:

But yeah, I actually don't care anymore. No Tourney this year.

Written on Georgia delivers a punch in gut to Vols, 68-62:

in response to PinballWizard:

I hear the UT Badminton club is pretty good this year, might go check them out.

yeah, they're ballin'

Written on Arkansas' in-your-face defense too much for Vols, 73-60 :

in response to One_in_West_Knox:

Perhaps this team can also use a few one-and-done freshmen and two-and-done sophomores. Have the juniors and seniors caught on yet??

Does no one remember Tobias Harris?
If he were not one and done he'd be a junior this year, and we'd probably have one of the best teams in the SEC.

Written on UT's prayers answered as Vanderbilt misses chances to win at buzzer:

This team clearly doesn't want to win easy.
How do you blow a 14 point lead, then work back up to an 11 point lead and almost lose. Doesn't make sense.

Written on UT men's basketball player Jeronne Maymon to redshirt :

I know everyone here is praising Bruce Pearl, and he was a good coach, but lets be serious, he had his really bad moments too. Like we almost lost to american when we were a #2 seed a few years ago. We also got crushed by Michigan in the first round 2 years ago. We lost to Oklahoma State in the first round another year. We never won an SEC tournament, and we usually choked in the first round of that too. So I'm not sure what everyones point really is.

Written on UT men's basketball player Jeronne Maymon to redshirt :

in response to golfman1975:

What about Miller and Reese?

im not sure about miller, but Reese is going to be great. So much talent if everyone returns next year.

Written on Vols can't overcome deficit against Memphis, 85-80 :

in response to 75VOLinga:

Tennessee will only be in a game playing Martin style if they never get behind. Once they are behind, around the perimeter passing and looking for an opening will never work. You got to go to the basket sometime and waiting till 10 seconds is left in your possession doesn’t leave any room for error. If you haven’t found an opening in the first 20 seconds, you’re not going to find one.

I'm confused as to what happened against Xavier then....

Written on Vols can't overcome deficit against Memphis, 85-80 :

Not sure what you guys are talking about.
Besides the 21 point deficit, this team looks good.
If McCrae and Richardson can become playmakers like that every night, they'll get in a rhythm.
I've said it from the first game, get McBee off the starting lineup, he's not that good of a defender that it makes up for his lack of shooting at all.
McCrae, Lopez, Stokes, Hall and Richardson should be the starting lineup and golden and reese should be coming off the bench for the most part.
Go Vols. Should do pretty well during SEC competition.

Written on Derek Reese picks up the pieces for Vols, 51-47 :

Josh Richardson might be our best player. If he were a bit more selfish and more aggresive. I could see him putting up 14 points a game at least. But hes too conservative. And for people saying he doesn't have a good shot, he doesn't have a good 3Pt shot, but some of his pull up jumpers were just straight up dirty. Don't underestimate him, he'll be insane by his senior year.

Also so glad to see Reese out there, I was in shock when they were in a huddle and I saw him in there, I had no idea he was gonna play tonight. He is also the real deal. First night nerves definitely got to him, but once he's comfortable, he will be a big part of this offense.

Go Vols!

Written on Tennessee falls to Georgetown, 37-36:

Most of everyone on here should be ashamed of themselves. So much negativity.

They played a top ranked team close and we have one of the best defensive teams in the league. One shot goes differently and we win it. No one on these forums can ever be satisfied, what are we supposed to go 29-0? Too many high expectations.

And please never compare this basketball team to the football team... never.

Written on Vols have reason to celebrate against Oakland ... after the game :

Whats up with vols fans? We have one bad basketball season, not even that bad considering we had a new coach, and no ones posting on these message boards at all. Cmon, 4-1 and looking pretty damn good.

Written on UT men's basketball finds its firepower against Massachusetts, 83-69 :

in response to johnlg00:

Well, everybody has their shaky moments against good teams, but on balance I think McBee does a good job. I don't care if he starts or not, but CCM apparently thinks the team works better with him starting and getting major minutes. I would agree with you that McRae seems to have a bigger upside, but he too sometimes falls asleep on defense, and while I admire his courage in taking the ball to the basket, his success rate is not quite what it should be yet. Perhaps if he started, he wouldn't feel pressured to make something happen every time he gets it. But again, that's CCM's decision and I see no real reason to question it at this time.

Yeah i agree. I'm just stating an opinion.

Written on UT men's basketball finds its firepower against Massachusetts, 83-69 :

in response to johnlg00:

Agree with all that Stokes needs to improve at the line. A big man who doesn't shoot them well just invites the defense to beat him up. In any case, he played with the kind of energy we need from him every time out.

Disagree with those who undervalue McBee's defense. Everybody has trouble stopping quick guards who look to drive on every occasion. McBee comes up with loose balls, rebounds well for his size, and hustles all the time. And when his shot is on, he brings a dimension none of the others can. Also, we must remember that a good team is more than the sum of its parts. Whenever he is on the floor, the other team must have someone on him, making one fewer to drop down and double in the post.

I'm glad everybody seems to be drawing the proper conclusions about the Vols loss to OK State after the way they dismantled the Wolfpack. CJ Leslie, NCSU's All-America candidate, went 1-5 from the floor and fouled out with two points.

I loved the Vols' effort and performance, but they got a tremendous break when Chaz Williams got his fourth foul about five minutes into the second half and also seemed to have tweaked an already-injured ankle. He was killing them until then.

I agree about McBee and forcing turnovers and about the double team, But he can't shoot anything but 3's and a couple plays i remember, he had just sloppy ball control. He lost the ball 1 or two times and someone had to bail him out a couple times.
However, I'm not saying he should get less playing time, I just think he's more powerful coming off the bench. McRae has higher intensity, so I was saying if he started instead of McBee, they'd have faster starts. Then sub McBee in while we're up a few and he'll have room to hit some 3's.

Written on UT men's basketball finds its firepower against Massachusetts, 83-69 :

in response to hikerdude:

Enjoyed the win, but we better come up with some defense from somewhere or we won't make the big dance. Trae can't defend the quick guards and McBee and McCrae can't guard anybody.

Holding a high scoring team to 69 points? I'd say thats pretty good defense. I agree about McBee though. McBee needs to get off the starting lineup. Replace him with McRae, you'll see better results and faster starts.

Written on UT men's basketball finds its firepower against Massachusetts, 83-69 :

in response to SummittsCourt:

A nice win and with OK St holding a 10 point lead on #6 NC State that loss isn't looking so bad now.

Its also making akron look a lot better too.

Written on Vols' offense goes on vacation against Oklahoma State, 62-45 :

in response to oldster:

McBee should not start, I agree. However, he is better than the options. That alone should explain why the Vols are not going to be much. I disagree that he is a good 3 point shooter. I keep hearing that, but just saying something over and over again does not make it so. What is his shooting percentage for the year? What is it for his career? Neither indicate even a mediocre shooter, much less a great one. The fact that he IS the Vols best shooter is yet another reason that the Vols are not going to amount to much (1st round out in NCAA, probably). The fact that he was not recruited and is still the Vols best shooter also indicates what Martin's priorities are and why the Vols have difficulty scoring.

I just think people say hes a great 3 pt shooter because last year he had a good year.
But yeah, if he's their best, they're in for some trouble.

Written on Vols' offense goes on vacation against Oklahoma State, 62-45 :

I really don't think McBee is starting material and should be coming off the bench during games. He's a great 3 pointer, but that is it. You can't afford having a bad start to a game because he's on, he should come on when we have a lead and we can open it up and extend that lead. I think McRae is a better player, even though he didn't play well today, but he is better at coming in and shooting short jumpers and also taking it to the rim. I think that would be a start, switching around the starters.

Golden, McRae, Richardson, Stokes and Hall would be a better starting lineup.

On another note, Richardson is actually really impressing me.

Written on Sal Sunseri: "Nothing's going to change" :

in response to jfuston:

Raynock Thompson, Al Wilson, Eric Berry, John Henderson, Leneord Little, etc. must be disgraced at what they see on the Vols defense this year. I bet they are embarrassed. Eric Berry will probably start saying, "_____ High School, Atlanta Georgia." on Monday Night Football instead of saying he is from the University of Tennessee.

i actually think he did once this season, and if not him, someone from tennessee did. Such a disgrace.

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

Cuonzo Martin should coach both football and basketball. That dude is the man.

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

Okay don't get me wrong, Dooley has to go. But I can't help but think how crazily opposite season we're having. We are having one of the best offensive seasons of Tennessee Volunteers ever, but the worst defensive season ever. Apparently Dooley only started working on defense this past week which would say that he mainly worked on offense, which is working very well. The defense and special teams are the big problem on this team. If we had even a decent defense, we would have won against georgia, mississippi state, south carolina, missouri, and we would have been 8-2 at this point. That is a farfetched reality i'll admit, and Dooley still has to go, but it's just something i've been thinking about as well. I think the secondary just doesn't have enough talent, we have given up far too many 3rd/4th and longs, especially yesterday.

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

in response to orangepowerT:

Well we just lost a great shot at getting Derrick Green, the number one running back in the country because of all this talk of firing. Makes me sick that folks get on here and pound the team and coaches knowing recruits are watching these boards. Its a shame> These post are killing our team and our schools rep. Please stop......we all can see we have problems with our football team right now and it will be fixed, but please stop all the negative talk because it will do nothing but heart the next coach coming in to take over the program. You all are so harsh with words that a good coach as you all call it will not want to come to Tennessee.

Not getting derrick green probably isn't going to affect us a whole lot at this point. Tennessee lately hasn't been able to coach good players when we bring them in anyways. Remember Bryce Brown, the #1 overall recruit? That went pretty well.... naaattt

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

in response to usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it:

Yeah, looks like the guys might be better than the ladies this year! Loss to CHATTANOOGA??

The womans loss to chattanooga was crazy. Didn't see that coming.

But with maymon, Stokes in his second year, golden, mcbee's hitting 3's. Chievous looks really good, not sure why he didn't play more last night. I'm not gonna get my hopes up like last year, but this is a solid group I think.

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

in response to TopTenn:

What teams have we beat this season? NC State, Troy, Akron and Georgia State. Enough already.

I was thinking the exact same thing.

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

Alright everybody, lets save our sanity and only watch basketball from now on. The tables have turned at UT. But our basketball team looks damn good.

Written on Halftime: Vols 31, Troy 30 :

Pretty sure this is dooleys third season if im not mistaken.

Written on Final: Mississippi State 41, Tennessee 31:

Im gonna give dooley one more year to make a bowl game, but sunseri a year or two. I think he has a lot of talent as defensive coordinator, but he doesn't have the right personel quite yet.

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

This Georgia team is highly overated. They haven't really beaten anyone. Vandy and Missouri both don't even belong in the SEC talent-wise. I'm not saying Vols win, but i'm actually happy we're not going in expecting to win like Florida. I think it's more likely we will win that way. When we get overconfident we get lazy.
We won't need a miracle to win, but we'll need a ton of breaks to go our way.

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

I know everyone wants go crush teams like this, but in this day and age, unknown teams like this are playing longer and harder than in the past. Eventually they do wear down, but a 47-26 win is still a pretty dominate game. I was happy that we didnt let a lot of mistakes affect us and kept playing hard, they had a better mindset in this game than in florida. Not that disapointed in this game because teams like akron are getting scarier and scarier lately.

Written on Final: Florida 37, Tennessee 20:

in response to Mama_Also_Calls_Me_Precious:

How about the 4th and 2 that Dooley elected to punt on when the score was tied. The momentum had already begun to swing in Florida's favor. The way Bray was still hitting his receivers, I think Dooley made a big mistake by not going for it at this point in the game.. Oh well..

Yeah, I had no idea what was going on there. I don't know if it was just me, but even when the vols were ahead i had this bad feeling the old florida was gonna come back yet... Boy was I right.

Written on Final: Florida 37, Tennessee 20:

Some big plays that went unnoticed.

1. The first fumble at the florida goaline that we didnt recover. That could have changed the whole game.

2. The missed PAT. We were still rolling after that wildcat touchdown and then we missed it and it just seemed everyone kinda was like "What?" and couldnt keep it going.

Those weren't the whole game, but 2 easy plays could have changed everything. The first one was easy, 2 guys jumped right over the ball. And the PAT? is it me or is it maybe the holders fault? Or is it just a coincidence.

Written on Final: Florida 37, Tennessee 20:

Here's also hoping that Hunter and Bray don't go to the draft this year because they probably won't make it.

Written on Final: Florida 37, Tennessee 20:

2 More things.
1. Last week when we tried to run the wildcat, fans here were giving grief. Well you know what, I watched them run it twice tonight, and it worked both times very well. You have to decide if you wanna keep tennessee's old pride or actually win football games. Going to a more versatile offense would not be the worst thing in the world. I think if we got better at it we could be really good.
2. Don't say we can't do well in 2nd halfs, the first two games we were actually worse in the 1st half and came out strong in the 2nd. So this isnt typical so far, it was just a bad break. This game is hurting me, but focusing on negatives only make it worse.

Written on Final: Florida 37, Tennessee 20:

Next year, I don't care how good we are, or if we are 2-0 going into florida, I don't wanna hear any hype around us especially if we played two low ranked teams to start off. This is getting too much, I would rather go into a game, not expecting anything and if they win, be happy, but this expecting us to beat florida almost guarantee and then this happening? It's too much to handle.

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