Comments by ivyvol

Written on Poll results: Over three-fourths at least OK with Vols' gray jerseys:

Additional evidence that our society is going to hell in a hand basket.

Written on Vols new alternative football uniform adds a 'smokey' shade of gray:

in response to shanethang:

I would have had him wear a cup to make the pants look better.

I think it has a woody.

Written on Vols new alternative football uniform adds a 'smokey' shade of gray:

Let's see, we have offense, defense and special teams and they all wear the same orange and white uniforms. These must be for the transgender team right? Or is someone kidding?

Written on Mike Strange: Enjoy Austin Peay and South Alabama, you paid for it:

in response to rusty_shackleford:

Lets see, go watch UT v Peay and spend a hundo or two or stay home and watch two ranked teams (UGA v Clemson), plus Bama v Va Tech and LSU v TCU. Our non conference schedule stinks out loud!

Got that right.

Written on Video game offers possible preview of new Tennessee football uniforms:

Don't like them at all. Nothing strong or bold looking about them. Look soft and wimpy.

Written on Butch Jones says players being 'transformed' in summer conditioning:

Well,well well another food fight has broken out on this site. What a surprise.

Written on SEC coaches plan to avoid offseason jabs, jokes:

Oh great, I sure am looking forward to living in a completely vanilla world. Sure hope Spurrier sticks around and keeps his act going.

Written on Prentiss Waggner released by Arizona Cardinals:

in response to FLORIDAGATORHATER:

Was too small...not physical enough for SEC, much less the NFL.

Hope he got his degree.

Written on Mike Strange: Tyler Bray can look to Warner, Moon, Romo for inspiration:

He'll get one year to make an honest effort to improve his approach to the game and drop the phooey about being too cool for you. If he does and shows improvement, he might have a chance at a career. If not, we can color him gone at the end of a year. I hope he can get it done.

Written on After draft, some former Vols know their destination, others still searching for homes:

in response to Voltman:

Come on NFL teams. Give Herman Lathers a chance. Hes better than most of these nobodys you drafted in the 6th and 7th rounds

Unfortunately, he's also slow.

Written on Tennessee leaves door open for Marlin Lane's possible return:

in response to standfast#211788:

Attention: Marlin Lane
Regardless of what you did or did not do, and regardless of how you feel today, and regardless of how you view your situation, you are better off returning to the team. You should talk to Coach Jones and get everything out in the open and squared away. If you do not like the coaches, if you do not like the University of Tennessee, if you think you have been mistreated, or if you are embarassed by what you have or have not done, come back and talk to the coaches. Put it behind you and get back with your teammates. Work hard and do your best. Play by the rules. Shoot straight with your coaches and teammates. Then, at the end of next football season, if you just don't like it at UT, you can transfer to some other school. At least give yourself a chance to improve, play some football and earn everyone's respect. Don't go down the road of so many other athletes who have messed up and quit. You will respect yourself for working hard and everyone else will respect you. Most people make mistakes when they are young. You are no different. Get back with your teammates, work hard and things will work out for the best. I speak from experience. Best of luck to you whatever you decide.

Maybe the best post and advice I've read on this site. Good job Standfast!

Written on Sports Illustrated: Bray has physical ability to play in NFL, but mental questions remain:

I think Tyler will mature, get his head on straight and do well in the NFL. He just needs a change in scenery and good coaching which he certainly did not get with Dooley and crew.

Written on Jordan McRae announces he won't enter NBA draft:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Stokes?? He hasn't decided yet..However, I think he's gone.

Hope he stays and learns to speed up decision making and foot work.

Written on Phillip Fulmer helps restart football at East Tennessee State:

in response to The_Power_T:

No need to take shots at Phil. He did an amazing job at our university, and when his performance slipped, he was fired. I can tell you he's done more for this world than any negative troll taking jabs at him. Get a life! Show appreciation for all the great things he did, and get over the bad towards the end. Good luck Coach Fulmer, a true Vol fan wishes you the best

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Written on Tim Spencer interviews for Vols' running back job:

in response to creekroad:

Amen!

If Trooper Taylor were so good he already would be on Saban's staff.

Written on Jay Graham leaving Vols for Florida State:

Maybe he left because of $ as well as a little long range planning of his own which indicated that the Vols will not have any experienced O linemen after next year for his running backs to run behind. Maybe he didn't want to take the heat for poor RB performance.

Written on Jay Graham leaving Vols for Florida State:

in response to asleep#212036:

Mixed feelings. On one hand, no doubt our RB's played better last year and he was the only former Vol on Butch Jones' staff, all good. However, for all his alleged recruiting prowess, we were not able to sign a big-time RB this class, even with no real proven SEC talent in the upper classes, should have been a chip-shot, not good. Bottom line is both money and his connections to Tee Martin and Randy Sanders sealed the deal, although Randy currently owns the spot he has coached at his last two schools.

As far as the Dooley 2.0 comments, pure silliness. Dooley has never won anywhere he's ever coached and in fact, the subsequent La Tech coach took his players and won with them. Jones has won everywhere he's ever coached and has proven so far to be a tireless worker and recruiter. If Graham wants to head to FSU and coach in the ACC, let him go. And I cannot agree more with the VFL comments - just another Dooley sound bite (among innumerable others) designed to make us think the program was headed in the right direction - BS all the way. Unfortunately Jones has no choice but to forge on with it... Read Eric Berry's (and several other former Vols') comments on Butch Jones and then decide whether or not he is preferable to Dooley from folks in the know. Go Vols!!!

What did Eric and other ex vols say?

Written on Four Alabama football players arrested on robbery charges:

in response to johnlg00:

I get why many Vol fans are ready to rub some Bama noses in their troubles considering how much grief we have gotten from their fans when our guys have screwed up. I take it as just another example of the kinds of trouble most programs have these days. And as some of you have suggested, this often happens when you are dealing with only partially-educated and domesticated guys who have grown up with a sense of entitlement because they are star athletes. This is what people are thinking about when they say they prefer guys with good character who will do what they are supposed to do rather than going with talented but possibly troubled guys who can't be counted on off the field. That is a dilemma college programs will continue to face as long as the current "win at any cost" attitude prevails.

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

Good for Dooley. Now they should add his mother and we could really have a good time.

Written on Tee Martin turns down Tennessee homecoming, will stay at Southern Cal :

Not a big deal except as a blow to Vol pride. Let's wish him well and move on. Bring back Kippy Brown!

Written on Tee Martin mulling over return to UT :

in response to ivyvol:

Maybe Tee is going to display some class by going back to his current employer and giving them the courtesy of telling them that he is going to leave before he accepts the TN position.

Or maybe I've got my head up my rear end.

Written on Tee Martin mulling over return to UT :

Maybe Tee is going to display some class by going back to his current employer and giving them the courtesy of telling them that he is going to leave before he accepts the TN position.

Written on Tee Martin mulling over return to UT :

in response to govolsgo8586:

I wonder how VOL nation would feel if he decides to pick that scumbag over his alma mater? I sure hope he comes to UT it would be a shame if he doesn't. The only thing other thing I could think of that would keep him in LA is the fact his wife is a singer however, if they don't see each other often anyway why would it matter. When they normally would be able to see each other she could fly to Knoxville during her down time.

Doesn't Nashville have a vibrant music scene and couldn't she ply her trade there?

Written on Charlie Strong spurns UT offer for new deal at Louisville:

in response to MikeNPS:

Too bad Strong does not think he is good enough to compete in a REAL conference.

Bingo! Plus he won't have anywhere near the pressure to win instantly as he would at UT. Signing up with UT guarantees a firing in 3 years or less plus having to read and hear all kinds of phooey from the fan base along the way.

Written on Five Vols named AP All-SEC :

in response to Vol1973:

Where's Tyler?

Hopefully looking at film and learning how to read defenses.

Written on Five Vols named AP All-SEC :

in response to TheStupidPolice:

AJ JOHNSON WAS ROBBED!!!

Speed.

Written on New York City could be nexus of Tennessee's coaching search for next few days :

in response to HtownVol:

I want to throw a name out there.

Raheem Morris.

He is a DB coach in DC right now so he would likely take the promotion. He was off to a great start in Tampa before the team started slumping but that team didnt really have much to work with.

I have seen interviews with Morris and he seems to be a great person.

I know it wont happen but I would take Raheem Morris over most of the names I have heard.

NFW.

Written on New York City could be nexus of Tennessee's coaching search for next few days :

in response to alavol:

so lets do it! Hire Petrino before Auburn does. much better coach than Jimbo and Gulden and the other ilk bandied about.I used to rent the Empire room of the Waldorf Astoria for the Copper Club- not as luxurious as the article makes it out to be. Hart will probably spend most of his time in the Bull & Bear lounge downstairs. It is dark and conducive to getting drunk!

No, he'll probably spend his time a few blocks north at Scores.

Written on New York City could be nexus of Tennessee's coaching search for next few days :

in response to mdvol:

Please pay the money to get a GREAT coach. Did ya see the SECCG????

Also the real national championship game.

Written on Dreaming big: Cuonzo Martin's mother provided plenty of incentive :

Terrific story. Wish he could coach football too.

Written on Tennessee beats Kentucky 37-17 :

Just watched Chaney's post game presser. Strikes me as an intelligent, articulate guy with a sense of humor and humility who also has some talent. Hope he sticks around with the next regime. Kids seem to like him as well.

Written on Jim Chaney: Vols still a little lethargic in practice :

in response to KingDanno:

No not "hoping they come to a crescendo"

That is not how you coach. It is more along the lines of
I expect out of each and every one of these men to come to a crescendo during game time, and if not, YOU are a bunch of LOSERS who need to do some freakin soul searching and get your rear in gear!!

Go forth and multiply yourself....many times.

Written on Tennessee-Vanderbilt Report Card :

Hopefully, someone will interview all the players and behind the scene staff and give them absolute anonymity so that those of us who aren't sports radio hosts can get an idea of how this whole thing came off the track so badly. Want some good tabloid journalism.

Written on Daniel Hood says UT coach Derek Dooley is one of the most important people in his life:

in response to mocsandvolsfan:

Nicely said. I guess there are some nice posters on here. AND correct in my view.

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Written on Daniel Hood says UT coach Derek Dooley is one of the most important people in his life:

in response to sksimon#207586:

I do not understand how everyone wants to fire Dooley. He has not had the same staff long enough to establish any sort of regularity. The team has had to adjust to different styles over the last three years. Fire Dooley and the whole staff goes and the team starts all over again with another adjustment for the players. Wait until the end of the year and see if they get a bowl bid.

Thank you.

Written on John Adams: Would UT do to others what Lane Kiffin did to it? :

in response to pcorange:

I hope we stay above board. It's kinda like an old saying, "If she'll screw around with you, she'll screw around on you." We don't need the type trash who would ditch their school after one year, unless it is at a mid-major program that expects their coaches to be cherry picked. Tennessee is better than that. By the way, John Adams needs to just shut up. Dooley hasn't been fired, and I've seen nothing substantiated to indicate that he will be. I really think Hart intends to give him another year unless he loses out.

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Written on David Climer: Vanderbilt's James Franklin: Tennessee Vols matchup just another game:

in response to wallingdad:

I have no inside info or people i know on the inside to support any of my thoughts but here it goes.

I have to believe that Hart is waiting on the outcome of the last two games. if UT goes 6-6 and gets an invite to a bowl he can justify in his mind that giving Dooley one more year would be prudent. I have to believe he is staring at the buyout and cringes at it, especially given our state of financial woes. he is looking for any reason to keep Dooley. If not why is he waiting to pull the plug?

You might be correct. Last year everybody was complaining about Chaney and the offense and wanted Chaney sent packing. This year it's the defense. What will it be next year? Outlook is not good with or without current coaching staff as a lot of key players on offense could be leaving. More than anything what UT needs is stability and patience. The only constant at UT now is turmoil and that is not conducive to fielding a winning team.

Written on Derek Dooley: Dave Hart 'told me he had not made a decision' :

in response to Show-me-your-TDs:

Jack Del Rio for head coach Patrino for offensive cordinator and Greg Williams for defense cordinator It's time to turn this program over to the pros And get away from all these amiture coaching staffs

Bill Parcells and let him put his team together.

Written on Derek Dooley: Dave Hart 'told me he had not made a decision' :

in response to td:

Basilio reports there is a power struggle between Hart and the "Big $$$$" folks. This has all the potential of a royal goat coitus.

Nicely stated. That may be exactly what we need. More goats and more coitus.

Written on Derek Dooley: Dave Hart 'told me he had not made a decision' :

in response to Vol_fanatic_666:

So, who is behind the Fathwah on Coach Dooley? Is it the mullahs of big orange mouths or the mule-heads with the checkerboard brains?

Nicely characterized.

Written on Derek Dooley: Dave Hart 'told me he had not made a decision' :

If a decision has been made by Hart or whomever Dooley should be told. Neither he nor his family deserve to be left twisting in the wind on tenter hooks. If that's what's going on and it comes out, as surely it will, it will be another reason why no qualified, self respecting and non desperate coach will want anything to do with the job or UT.

Written on John Adams: No doubt now; time for a change at Tennessee :

in response to movol53:

Spurrier will NEVER come to UT. We did not recruit him out of high school because he did not "fit" our system. He goes to Fladuh and wins the Heisman. He hates UT with all of his being because he feels that we disrespected him many years ago.

Well, he's getting old and maybe he forgot.

Written on John Adams: No doubt now; time for a change at Tennessee :

in response to mrvol2u:

Dream, dream, dream! Dooley may not be a football coach but he is a lawyer and he is smart enough to know he will not get many, if any, more shots at high paying head coaching jobs and will take and demand his 5 mill buyout.

And guess what, he should because we were stupid enough to give it to him.

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Written on John Adams: No doubt now; time for a change at Tennessee :

in response to 85VolMan:

When UT hired CDD it was at best a long shot that he could be successful. Based on the other coaches that were available at that time and who would have actually been interested in coming into the bad situation he was probably no better or no worst than anyone else who they could have gotten.
I believe CDD is a fine person and individual but has shown he is not ready for SEC prime time football coaching as a head coach.
Letting him go is the right thing to do. But I see UT as being in the same predicament as it looks for another coach. Three and out is the message being sent. I know of no big name coach who would be willing to step into this situation knowing that it would probably be impossible for a new coach and new assistants to turn the program into an SEC Champion in 3 years. And this is what many of the bandwagon whiners in the area want to happen. Any new hire will take 3-5 years to get close to that.
Here's a thought to stir up the comments..........
Let's go after Spurrier.....who knows.....

Kinda like this idea.

Written on John Adams: No doubt now; time for a change at Tennessee :

in response to TKO:

Petrino

Yes, right after we try Paterno.

Written on John Adams: No change too extreme on defense :

in response to volaholic45:

Dang. Back to the drawing board.

They didn't ban an upside down pyramd.

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