Comments by bobe4544

Written on Illinois point guard Larry Austin commits to Vols for 2014:

Now if we just had a coach.

Written on Tennessee Vols building on brick theme:

in response to MikeNPS:

The worst hire or the two worst hires (Kiffin and Dooley)?

And Martin

Written on Dave Hart pleased with progress of men's basketball:

He may think so but I do not. Martin should have a good year this year, but after that I think it is all over for him. Keep Martin if u like going to the big dance every three or four years.

Written on UT releases Travon Landry from men's basketball letter of intent:

Martin will win enough games next year to make the dance on talent only, not coaching. In the end he will receive an extension and we will be stuck with him 5 more years. After next year you will see a fall off in wins. Mark it down.

Written on Govols247: Thompson picks Tennessee:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Perhaps he realized Kevin Stallings was an AH??

May be an AH but a darn good coach.

Written on Vols try to turn attention off NCAA omission and onto Mercer:

in response to CoverOrange:

Maybe should hire that Mercer coach. Knows what an offensive machine looks like. picknrollpicknrollpicknroll

Might be a good hire. Beat Bozo. Shaka Smart would be my choice. Has this team in Big Dance every year. Martin is an average coach and a good guy but that does not cut it.

Written on Vols try to turn attention off NCAA omission and onto Mercer:

Wait till next year, final four baby.
Not.

Written on Vols try to turn attention off NCAA omission and onto Mercer:

Out coached out played, Bozo must go.

Written on UT signee Robert Hubbs says Vols will 'do some damage' in NCAA tournament:

in response to SLM85VOL:

Coach Martin appears to have this program headed in the right direction. I reserved my doubts, but he and Coach Jones have some mojo that we haven't had in quite awhile.

If you think the NIT every year is the right direction, then you are correct.

Written on Rejection Sunday: Vols left out of NCAA tournament, receive No. 2 seed in NIT:

in response to emailnodata:

Cuonzo MarNIT
DamNIT.

You cannot spell Martin without NIT (tin).

Written on Tennessee left in the hands of the committee, but Cuonzo Martin thinks his team deserves to be in:

in response to notfunanymore:

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Well said. I think we have Martin for five total years. After next year we will see how he does.

Written on PG Darius Thompson likes Cuonzo Martin, UT program:

Now if only Martin could coach we would be fine.

Written on Just McRae can't save the day for UT against Georgia, 78-68:

You cannot spell MARTIN without NIT

Written on Just McRae can't save the day for UT against Georgia, 78-68:

in response to willphill#241787:

Welcome to the NIT. Out coached-out played. One more year with coach Martin.

You cannot spell Martin without NIT.

Written on Just McRae can't save the day for UT against Georgia, 78-68:

in response to chipmurphy461:

Georgia players were consistently going over Stokes back. Everytime UT made a basket they would turn right around and get called for a foul, essentially killing whatever momentum they had just gained. That being said they have an extremely tough time winning on the road (and beating Georgia!!). They should not be in a single conversation about the NCAA tournament. I don't want another 20 years of UT basketball being irrelevant. Cuonzo inherited talent when he took over and brought talent in! He has just as much sporadic success as he does sporadic failure. Bring back Bruce before he's hired by another school and we're stuck with an empty arena while we search for the next UT basketball coach who can raise UT from the SEC basement!

If we cannot get Bruce then lets go after Shaka Smart.

Written on Mike Strange: Vols' tournament hopes derailed:

in response to pratt71:

NIT is a moral victory.

You cannot spell MARTIN without NIT!

Written on Cool customers: Tennessee's hot streak anchored by calm coach:

in response to johnlg00:

It took us NO time to figure out that YOU were a bozo, even though that is an insult to clowns everywhere.

Really, see how Bozo is doing in two years from now.

Written on Cool customers: Tennessee's hot streak anchored by calm coach:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

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And it took Bozo all year to figure this our? WOW.

Written on How will Tennessee men's basketball finish out the regular season?:

Got to wait two more years to see what Martin can do coaching. Playing mostly with Pearl's players right now. And I told everyone this team had talent that Pearl left.

Written on Fourth overtime Golden for Vols, 93-85:

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Written on Vols were pressing for help, found answers:

Well what took Martin so long to figure this out. I saw this at the beginning of the season.

Written on Which postseason tournament will Tennessee men's basketball play in?:

Where do Martin's teams go, NIT.

Written on Mike Strange: Is routing Kentucky proof the Vols are ready to surge? :

Maybe someone told Martin this is a up tempo team and they cannot play slowdown ball. If he keeps playing up tempo the Vols will win, if not they will lose most of their games. Still say Martin is not the coach for the Vols long term future.

Written on Vols blow out Kentucky, 88-58:

in response to CockeCountyNative:

You "bring back Pearl" drum beaters put 'em away until next year.......

I will take Pearl over Bozo any day.

Written on Vols blow out Kentucky, 88-58:

in response to CheekMustGo:

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Tell me he can coach in two years. You will be off his bandwagon then. Wait and see. Good win for vols today, but Martin cannot coach.

Written on Vols' going small (no Hall) might not work against Kentucky :

in response to CactusJack:

Close game, will see how UK freshman respond to losing Noel. Cauley-Stein nowhere near the shot blocker Noel was. He has a way to go. Wiltjer is the key for UK, if he has a good day, Cats should win, Stokes should have a big game, with no Noel there. Better get UK this year, they will be better next year and the year after, less one and dones, more stayig..UTs National Championship and if they win, 5 year contract extension for Coach Martin!!! (Who by the way is a good coach).

Tell me Martin is a good coach in two years.

Written on Vols find recipe for victory on the road, 58-46 :

in response to VOLSnTITANS:

The Vols looked like a tourny team tonight. Stokes is now playing like the beast he is. I was really impressed with his passing out of the double team. Golden seems to be getting his game back. Really nice team effort. Always a pleasure sweeping the Dores. Now lets find a way to sneak into the tourny. GO VOLS.

NIT here we come.

Written on Stokes named SEC Player of the Week after lifting Vols to first road win:

Coach if you cannot beat SC in this weak SEC league this year then you will not win many games. Not much of a victory to crow about. BP would be unbeaten in league play to this point.

Written on First road win of season a giant learning experience for Jarnell Stokes, rest of Vols at South Carolina :

Lookout NIT here we come. Martin for NIT coach of the Decade.

Written on Mike Strange: Are the Vols losing their basketball stepping stones? :

Worst coach ever, Martin. Gotta go.

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

in response to usnavyvolfan__times_free_press_can_shove_it:

Bring on 2013-14.

Without Martin I hope.

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

Another boring and poorly coached game. This team can run the floor if Martin would let them. If you people are good with going to the NCAA say every five or six years then Martin is your coach. If not then TN should get a proven coach. Pearl went every year.

Written on Vols have reason to smile, 54-53 over Alabama :

in response to 8inarow:

Cuonzo for Coach of the Year!

You have got to be kidding. This guy cannot coach. He just got lucky today.

Written on Marshall Henderson talks the talk, walks the walk as Ole Miss sweeps UT, 62-56:

This team has talent. Martin just cannot coach it up. Why did he call timeout with 4.2 secs to play. Game was over. Maybe he was drawing up a 6 point play. And why does he keep licking his fingers, drives me nuts.

Written on Derek Dooley to offer recruiting commentary on ESPNU's National Signing Day coverage :

Is Dooley going to wear the orange pants on ESPN?

Written on Cuonzo Martin looks ahead to rematch with Ole Miss :

in response to westknoxrepub:

Maybe Missouri will take Martin off our hands when they have to get rid of Haith. . .we can only hope.

Hope so.

Written on Vols lose to Ole Miss, 92-74 in SEC opener:

in response to ellerbee123:

May as well start hunting our new basketball coach. No need to wait until the last minute.

Shaka Smart.

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

in response to eduardo:

I am officially done with the Cuonzo Experiment. This type of bball is just not watchable. We have been spoiled by BP and after his showcause is finished UT should bring him back. Man it just a shame what happened here. I mean we were there...the TOP and have now regressed to this! The smart and I do mean smart move would have been to go after Shaka Smart at VCU when they were looking for a coach. Just not this garbage!

If we cannot have Pearl, then lets get Smart. Anybody can see this team plays better when the game is up tempo. Smart's kind of coaching.

Written on Bruce Pearl: Don't end Vols-Tigers:

Love Bruce. Wish you were our coach. Cannot play quality teams and beat them like Martin does. See how we came back when we started playing an up tempo game. These players cannot play slow down ball and win the big ones.

Written on SEC has some work to do before March arrives :

The SEC is down this year.

Written on Father says Maymon's knee is fine, declines to comment on specifics of injury setbacks :

in response to BrassMonkey:

Now if we could just get a coach that can show a team how to score more than 40 points per game. This UT team is in big trouble. Just wait.

Shaka Smart as coach.

Written on Different day, same struggles for Vols, 46-38 :

in response to BigOrangeSmoker:

same results...same coach...been saying this coach cant coach good talent ,maybe if hart starts lookin now he can find a good coach by the end of the season or just wait and bring Pearl back

Shska Smart is who we need as coach

Written on Tennessee falls to Georgetown, 37-36:

in response to TrouserCough:

Love Cuonzo but looked like a Dooley coached team. Unwatchable. Can't shoot from the field or free throws. Pathetic play. Passing turnovers looked so bush league.

Get Shaka Smart before its too late.

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

Fire Martin now before it gets worse.

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

After this year only going to get worse. Mark it down.

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

in response to VinylVols:

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

We will be calling for his head in three years. Mark it down.

Written on UT basketball coach Cuonzo Martin calls scrimmage against Georgia Tech 'good experience' :

Starters all Pearl recuits with exception of
Strokes although many say Pearl already had him locked up. We will see what Martin can do when these guys are gone.

Written on Cuonzo Martin: 'I like where we're headed':

in response to BrassMonkey:

I hope so. That MTSU loss was beyond embarassing. Thank God he did not spend the entire summer in China this year and actually looked after his work responsibilities. Time will tell, but I think he is in over his head.

After this year we will begin to see if Martin can coach. Lets see what he looks like two years from now. I think he will have a good year this year but after that its going to be downhill. In over his head also.

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