Comments by born2ride

Written on SEC to play Big 12 in basketball; UT not part of 2013 schedule:

If Bruce Pearl was here we would be invited.

Written on Trae Golden leaving Vols: 'We wish him well':

It's back to the NIT for Martin.

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

I would rather have Patterson.

Written on Cuonzo Martin expects to talk to Jarnell Stokes today about draft status:

Stokes is holding a press conference at 11:00 am on Saturday to probably announce he is leaving. Why else have a press conference?

Written on Cuonzo Martin expects to talk to Jarnell Stokes today about draft status:

He is gone and making another bad decision. Stokes will be playing in Turkey next year.

We are better off without him. He played good his freshman year but dropped way off.

If he does not want to be a Vol... Good Riddance.

Written on Darius Thompson signs with Tennessee basketball:

Thompson could develop into a good player. But I don't understand why Martin signed the JUCO player who only averaged 2 points and 3 rebounds. Seems like another wasted scholarship.

We are 2 over. It must mean Stokes is going to the NBA. Also heard Yemi is transferring. Not good. If Martin does not make the NCAA next year he Is a goner.

Written on Rawane Ndiaye commits to Tennessee basketball; Vols now two scholarships over limit:

2.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game?

I suppose Martin likes his toughness?

Written on Kellie Harper hired by Missouri State:

Good hire. Maybe MO State will take Martin back.

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

#1 Seed in the NIT

We had to beat Bama to get in the tourney.


Written on No Noel alters dynamic of Tennessee-Kentucky game :

Calipari is a cheating dog.

Written on Vols flip Brown from Syracuse:

Coach BJ is inheriting a mess. The football program is in shambles. Very little talent. Our best players left early for NFL. This will be another YEAR ZERO. No wonder recruits don't want to come here and play Butch Ball.

Written on Vols flip Brown from Syracuse:

Is this the worst recruiting class ever?

Written on How do you feel about the 2013 football recruiting class so far?:

If we had hired Jon Gruden we would have a top 5 recruiting class.

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

I thought we should give Martin one more year but it may be better to cut our losses and get rid of him now.

Written on Tennessee governor says Vols must fill Neyland:

in response to eduardo:

Gee if that the case...WHY THE HECK DID YOU NOT HIRE JON GRUDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UT came very close to getting Jon Gruden. It came down to salaries for assistant coaches. But Dave Hart dropped the ball and let the deal fall through.

Charlie Strong would have been a good hire but Hart blew it too. Now we are stuck with Butch Ball. He is better than Dooley but not going to fill up the stadium.

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

It must be god awful being a Vandy fan.

Written on Orange and White Game scheduled for April 20:

I am ready for Butch Ball.

Got to be better than Dooley.

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones' parent policy a bold move:

Hello, you have reached Butch Jones, the head football coach for the University of Tennessee.

Press 1 - if you are a parent

Press 2 - if you are a player

Press 3 - if you are a recruit

Press 4 - if your are a reporter

Press 5 - if this is the NCAA

All others press 0 for the operator.

Written on Seem familiar? Trae Golden went through, worked his way out of, similar struggles last season :

Golden is not distracted, he is just not a very good point guard.

Written on Dallas Cowboys hire Derek Dooley as wide receivers coach :

Will Dallas let Dooley wear those silly orange pants?

Written on UT tells students not to paint Rock to welcome recruits:

Stokes signed with UT because of the rock.

Written on Mike Strange: Is Jordan McRae being asked to do too much? :

McRae is the only good player we have.

Golden is a horrible point guard.

Stokes stays in foul trouble and is a liability because of his horrendous free three shooting.

Kenny Hall is awful. Just plain awful.

Moore and Richardson make too many mistakes. Yemi is a project.

Skylar can't shoot anymore.

We give Martin 3 years like we did Dooley. If Martin can 't do any better than this we get rid of the guy.

Go Big Vols!

Orange For Life!

Written on Cuonzo Martin contacts SEC on how Jarnell Stokes is officiated :

Has Cuonzo Martin ever had a technical foul called on him?

I did not read the article or read the comments.

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

McRae - the best and most improved player.

Golden - terrible point guard.

Stokes - lazy and horrible free throw shooter.

Kenny Hall - pathetic (sorry but true)

Richardson - good for an unheralded player.

Skylar - did an outstanding job on Henderson in first half.

Moore - has potential.

Yemi - a project.

Martin - boring

Written on Josh Richardson: 'It's payback week' for Vols :

You never know what to expect from Martin & the Vols. We could win both games or get blown out.

Go Big Orange.

Beat the Black Bears at the Tad Pad,

Written on Vols loosen up, pick up first SEC victory :

We needed to win this game for the NIT.

Written on John Adams: Tough times ahead for UT football :

Butch Jones is the second coming of Brian Kelly.

Not sure if that is a good thing after the ND/Bama game.

Written on Mississippi State's Rick Ray, Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin following similar paths :

MSU lost at home by 34 points to Alabama. This should be an easy win - but the way the Vols are struggling this could be a close game.

Written on Mike Strange: Vols in a major SEC slump :

At least we have Butch Ball to look forward.

Written on Kentucky pulls away from Vols, 75-65 :

McRae is the only bright spot in a dismal year.

Written on John Adams: UT schedule about to take favorable turn :

Dooley and Green are not good examples. There is no way to sugarcoat an 0-3 start.

Written on Jarnell Stokes, rest of Vols looking for balance :

in response to johnlg00:

I had also heard that Jones was at Louisville. He may not be eligible this year. I have seen at least parts of several Louisville games this year but I don't remember seeing Jones on the floor. Kevin Ware, another guard committed to Pearl along with Jones, has made at least token appearances but I don't think he is in the regular rotation.

I'm pretty sure CCM knows he needs better ball-handlers and shooters. It's just that guys like that don't always come in the most imposing physical packages. Also, the general deterioration of HS ball, due in large part to the pernicious influence of AAU ball, includes a lack of knowledge about how to train classic PGs. Few coaches at the HS level and below seem to care as much about teaching fundamentals as they do about identifying the best players they have RIGHT NOW to put on the floor to give them the best chance to win. Big, strong, fast guys at every level overwhelm guys with lesser gifts. The former come to believe that they don't NEED to get better at fundamentals, and the latter get discouraged and take up soccer, lacrosse, or golf.

Chris Jones is in junior college. He is the #1 rated JUCO player. He plays for Steve Forbes at NW Florida JC. He is a signee and will be playing next season at Louisville. Jones wanted to play for UT but after Pearl was fired he was not interested in playing for Martin.

Stokes feel into Martin's lap. Kentucky and Memphis did not have scholarships. Stokes got bad advise and missed his senior year of BB. He graduated early and wanted to play immeadietly.

Written on Jarnell Stokes, rest of Vols looking for balance :

Stokes looked good last year but he has declined. Martin is not getting the most out of Stokes and other players.

Written on Mike Strange: No one does 'new' like Kentucky under John Calipari :

Calipari put 2 schools on probation. He had to vacate 2 final fours. It is just a matter of time before the NCAA catches Cal again.

Written on USC fires basketball coach Kevin O'Neill:

I remember when Kevin O'Neal coached here and he snuck off in the middle of night. He got upset because football and women's basketball were more important.

Written on Tennessee football support staff will make $1.425 million in combined salaries:

We could get rid of half these people and not miss a beat.

Written on Vols football records 2.49 GPA in fall semester :

Who cares about academics? Winning is the only thing important.

Written on Vols 'can't be passive' against Kentucky :

If we can keep it under a 20 point loss we can get another moral victory for Coach Cuonzo Dooley.

Written on USC fires basketball coach Kevin O'Neill:

Josh Pastner to USC.

Written on UT freshman Armani Moore working to increase role :

We have an offense?

Written on John Adams: Chase Headley, other former Vols, hit it big in 2012 :

Good article but I thought JA would be slamming the Vols for losing to Bama in basketball.

Written on Vols fall into a Steele trap, 68-65:

Cuonzo Martin reminds me of Wade Houston. Except Martin did not bring an All American son.

Written on Mike Strange: No fairy tale for Trae Golden, but book hasn't closed on season :

Give Martin one more year. If he can't do better than this get rid of him.