Comments by mocsandvolsfan

Written on Summer trips added new perspective for some UT basketball players:

in response to sly_stone99#434111:

Reese - B team, 1.7 points and 2.0 rebounds. I'll let that soak in among the fans.

ok I'll bite . Why Mr. Sly would this set of stats need to soak in amongst the fans? I assume you mean UT fans.

We can all read it for ourselves and don't need what I suspect are your explanations. But I actually would like to hear them anyhow. I'm not saying you don't have some good ones. Maybe you do. But from your post nothing occurs to me really other than the possiblility that you may have something negative to add. ?

Some last year DID expect some big things from Reese. Mostly we just hoped for help on our 3 point shooting. We didn't get much then. I don't mind saying it. But he's on our team and my hope is that things will turn out a little better this season. But I'd guess if he doesn't show a lot of promise in practice then he may not see the floor a lot this year as Reese may or may not be a help. But I'm also guessing it may not matter. Still I wish him well as one of our basketball Vols.

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones hasn't had enough time to change UT's losing ways:

in response to UTKin1992:

I think you should change your mascot to the bridesmaid...considering that's what UGA has always been and always will be. Second rate underachievers.

Golly UTKn92 I hate to agree with you but there it is.(actually I think the doggies have a shot at bama But UT ALWAYS has a shot at the doggies)

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones hasn't had enough time to change UT's losing ways:

in response to ReeseHallRelic:

Jeffy, if you're going to continue to pretend to be a UGA fan, you're just gonna have to think more about your metaphors. "Roar for Four"???? Dawggies don't "roar". More likely than not, they just whine... which is just perfect for a little b**ch like yourself.

YOu'll probably get removed but just so you know I DID laugh out loud.

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones hasn't had enough time to change UT's losing ways:

in response to 6972:

You didn't know he was demoted to mopping the floors?

I've done both. It's not as easy as it seems and remembering orders is definitely not easy. That's why they all now have a little monitor(tv)) in front of them to check each order. OR they're really watching the game!!

Go VOLS!

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to DonK37920:

I realize we have a coach and don't get me wrong, I will cheer for our Vols when the season arrives. But your last statement sort of tells how you truly feel. Nobody will ever be able to recreate the atmosphere and excitement Pearl brought. The Memphis game, Kansas game, several Florida games etc... It's a HUGE if but if it were to somehow work out, can you imagine the excitement?

This article is pretty much hidden now but I agree with you. I still like Pearl even after his lying bit of stupidity. That said I really like Martin also.

YOU also have to give the players a lot of credit. The teams that played right with the best in college ball will not be forgotten. EVEN if the NBA did snubb some people who outplayed their future NBA counterparts. Chism for one.

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to johnlg00:

The criticism of Pearl has nothing to do with whether or not anybody ELSE has lied, it is the fact that Pearl lied when asked directly about a situation that would have been no big deal in itself. A man might lie if his wife asks if a pair of pants makes her look fat, but it is quite another thing to lie before an official body that has the power to deny you your livelihood AND punish your employer.

I STILL maintain that no one should be a liar. I loved Pearl's time here except that one thing. I DO however also maintain that it's not that unusual in the D1(and other levels) arena. Especially where recruiting rules are concerned. A coach should however not lie! Pearl should not have lied. But I DO believe in forgivness when there is true repentence. Heck I should forgive people even when I don't want to. It's best for everyone concerned. None of us know whether a person decides to straighten up and fly right. You just sometimes need to give them a chance.

MY point is that I hope Pearl gets that chance somewhere. UT just doesn't need him right now. Maybe never again.

We have a coach. Right Martin?

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to johnlg00:

Love nearly all of your posts, moc, but--FYI--the expression is "tongue-IN-cheek". Just thought you would want to know.

LOL John for a slow typists you'd think I could be a bit more precise.

btw you SHOULD love ALL my posts not just "nearly all".hehe

Written on John Adams: Butch Jones hasn't had enough time to change UT's losing ways:

Wait till we lose a few! Then there'll be a different story coming from JA. I haven't read it yet but I asuume from the headline that he's saying we don't need to Hurry and win because Jones just got here. However there will be and probably is plenty who are saying he needs to turn it around last week. There won't be any more patience with Butch than with Dooley's first two years. Or the last few years with Fulmer. The trolls will still have their say.

Ok got my pet peeve out so here's to a new beginning with Butch Jones. Here here!!

Written on Summer trips added new perspective for some UT basketball players:

Reese didn't play much evidently. I hope the trip went well regardless. For all the others as well. Now get to the gym and shoot free throws and etc.

Written on Mike Strange: This time, it's not Year Zero at Tennessee:

in response to imw8n4u:

Absolutely. This guy is getting paid generational wealth, his grandkids will never have to work just from the money on his current contract. Not to mention the way these contracts are set up, coaches get paid REALLY well to fail, Dooley is a perfect example. I've been a fan of Butch so far, but he should never compare his situation to someone who truly does face the possibility of going hungry if they lose their job.
Go Vols!

"TONGUE ON CHEEK"!! Probably said on the spur of the moment with no thought about the world economy! He's a coach! They do things like that.

Written on Mike Strange: This time, it's not Year Zero at Tennessee:

in response to NINEisgonnabeFINE:

Please tell us which 9 games ut will win.

Kentucky Vandy UTC Austin Peay uhhhhh Florida... I almost forgot Florida

Hmmm uhhh oregon uhhh Western Kentucky? we play them right? 2 more...oh pick 'em yourself.

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to BadBrad:

Wow!!...on the comments:

Pearl cheated in marriage, cheated per the NCAA rules....TWICE...AFTER BEING CALLED ON THE CARPET!...BUT...he DID win games!!!

HMMM...Dooley was a LOSING coach...BUT he DID clean out the "thugs"!

Do we not care about integrity?! If we don't, let's just go to some maximum security prison and find the best athletes/coaches possible!

(I expect to get "piled on", but that's my thoughts anyway!)

OK one more post. I can't help it.

I don't really disagree here. I liked Dooley and still do. I didn't think he made some of the best coaching decisions gamewise but I've seen that out of Fulmer and other great coaches too.

In my mind integrity is the ideal. It's what all coaches and schools need as a program description. But really you also have to consider whether a coach just messed up and is sorry for that. With Pearl we may not know unless he is rehired somewhere. I don't think you'll have to worry about it being UT.

Written on Vols to retire Dale Ellis’ jersey March 1:

ABOUT TIME! He's still my all time favorite too. Right there with of course Bernard King.

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to UTKin1992:

With all due respect, I am entitled to my opinion. Furthermore, I don't have to provide reasons for disliking Martin..as I really don't dislike the man, I just like Pearl a whole lot more! Regardless of petty NCAA nonsense.

OK. That I can respect. But I don't see your seeming need to attack Martin.

BTW you can't make a controversial comment on here without getting controversy.imho If you state your opinion I'm entitled to as well. EVEN if we disagree.

Also if you'd said to begin with that you didn't dislike Martin we would have never wasted all this space. I don't regret taking up for the coach and I don't regret challenging you. I DO regret that it seemed necessary to me.

I know a lot of what is said on here is "tongue and cheek" but when things are said )(like in the past) that can get someone fired I get a little touchy. I hate media trying to hire and fire. I may need to lighten up but I don't think so really about some things. I am however getting off of here now and will get outside and get some fresh air and enjoy the day. Maybe you should too.

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to UTKin1992:

So you went to UTC...ok. You still didn't go to UTK. Not the same place.

My best friend was UTC's kicker from 89-92 (look it up and you can probably figure out where my hometown is.) That in no way gives me any connection to UTC. None. So what's your point?

Furthermore, anyone who doesn't think Coach Martin has a funny - and made-up - first name has no mental ability. It's bizarre and unusual. I was making light of it which was apparently lost on some of the obsessive "fans" 'round here.

Read it again aand read it all. I'm every bit as connected to UT as you are. You gave what 4 years?

My point was if you could read was that you can be a fan of UT without being a grad. It wasn't that hard to figure out. You're "best friend" actually did give you a connection to UTC IF you became a fan. Look up the word fan. It's not just something that blows wind. But we do that too I guess.
And Martin's name has little to do with this argument to me. I don't care especially what his name is. I thought this was about his coaching. Now that's a subject that's a little bit more important and worth the discussion we've been having.

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to UkJarhead:

UT doesn't want wins? That explains a lot then.

I've got to get off of here. But I'll just have to say this stuff about Pearl and Cal is mostly unproven and just disruptive from my point of view.

1. Pearl did lie and he admitted it.
2. He obviously tried to get others to lie about the problem which was a huge error in judgement and inspite of his experience and his age he just should have known better.
3. He seemed to repent after the fact to the NCAA.
4. The fact that recruits were there at the bbq illegally doesn't prove anything as far as his recruiting purposes. But it didn't look good.

Cal- I don't assume anything either way about Calipari. But the fact that many do is not surprising. It's ok to take up for your program but you can't deny that Cal's history is subject to inspections. They will be continually till he retires and later. Just the nature of things. Right or wrong.

I posted this because you seem to be a true Kentucky fan. Nothing wrong with that but I don't know why you come on here and expect UT fans to take your side. Unless you just like the banter. Thats ok if you do.lol

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to UTKin1992:

...unless of course you're the same poster, which is likely. Most "fans" of college teams have no ends to their stupidity. You two are no different than your garden variety bammer; just fans. Nothing more. No ties to the university other than the coincidence that you own a T-Shirt and decided UT was "your team".

The NFL migh suit you guys a little better...it's more...ugh...blue collar? You can just pick a team - any team - AND act as moronic as you wish!

Enjoy...

I watched UT win the NC on TV with my Dad. He sighed when it was over and seemed very content that UT had won. He was a Georgia transplant like me that'd learned to love and appreciate the UT sports programs. My brother is a UT grad. My sister has a masters from UT. I have numerous friends that are associated with UT.

After the NC game I watched with my Dad he passed away a couple of weeks later. The game was the last I saw him alive. So don't tell me I have no ties junior!

When in college at UTC I kept a UT football mug on a shelf in my apt. I secretly pulled for UT when they came to break in the new Mckenzie arena.

None of this makes me a particularly better fan than so many fans. I'm not in competition with you or anyone else for fan of the year.

I just think you made an unreasonable comment about Martin!

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to UTKin1992:

I'll let you two lovebirds know when I care what you think. Now continue your circlejerk...

lovebirds? really? That's your adult response?
I am far older than you unless you graduated as an older person. Bur your lack of maturity is obvious regardless of your age. At least in the post you made that started this. However I suggest you don't take my retorts too seriously because this IS just a blog where all sorts of comments are made by our immaturiy. Mine too. It can be fun or it can be frustrating. I get frustrated when people attack the coaches or players without any real reasons stated...like your post above.

You obviously have some issue with Martin besides his coaching or lack of coaching. Why attack him? You can dislike what he does without all the harshness. I might disagree but I would respect your comments more.imho.

If you just want to argue I guess I can do that too.

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to DonK37920:

Hire back Bruce! TBA was a half full arena with black curtains to hide the empty seats before he got here. The program Urban Meyer ran at Florida is way more disgraceful than what Bruce did. Calipari's history of probation at multiple schools is way worse also. He lied about a BBQ and has owned up to it and as of yesterday our probation ends and on August 23, 2014 his will end. He paid his penalty, still loves the school and our fans still love him!

OK YOU FORCED ME TO POST AGAIN! FORCED!

I didn't mean to yell.

WE GOT A COACH!! Martin will be fine this year and years to come. I too have missed Pearl's shenanigan's at times though.

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

ONE LAST POST TODAY.

sorry so many. But I just want to check to see if my internet is fixed. I seem to be mixed up in a registry battle(again) between competing protection software companies. My paranoia tells me I'm the one that's losing.

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

OK thanks Beare. I posted twice because the powers that be are showing internet problems. I didn't know the first post made it.lol

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to UTKin1992:

....and furthermore, we wouldn't be messing around with this middling "whatever the heck made up name" Martin and we'd have a real basketball coach.

Weell! I had a pretty good retort already typed to this nonsense. But something is preventing me from an easy time of posting today. Weather?

I realize you're on here just to aggitate and get more resonses for the article but you're comments seem inappropriate and almost on the edge of predjudice. That may be my imagination though. So I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. STILL your post is ridiculous.

Being a larger school doesn't give UT students larger brain capacities. UT gives the chance and choice of a broader perspective by determination and hard work. "Middling" doesn't describe a school's ability to expand the mind or challenge the student to better performance. As much as I love UT sports it still exists for learning.

"A real basketball coach"? You need to go back to school young man or get a better education somewhere. Personally I don't believe you are a '92 grad. I think you're a plant to get responses. IT WORKED! happy?

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to UTKin1992:

....and furthermore, we wouldn't be messing around with this middling "whatever the heck made up name" Martin and we'd have a real basketball coach.

ridiculous statement. I don't believe you're a 92 grad. however that may explain the youthful sounding nothing aggitations coming forth from your Ipad or whatever your poison is.

Middling. He was never a "middling" coach or person. How big a school is doesn't make you smarter or better in anyway. UT has wonderful teachers and many wonderful students. That's what makes it strong. NOT the most likely predjudiced rantings of a non-participant.

Written on Antonio Barton officially on campus, enrolled at UT:

in response to ETNTigerFan:

He's 3-2 vs UT

I think if he could have switched teams last year we would have won. Just my opinion of course. OR maybe Golden sould have played a bit better on defense as well as some other guards. Barton was just another guard we couldn't stop. Now the other teams along with Richardson may see a guard in their face. We can hope. I like to believe our youth will prevail on defense too. It'll be fun time after time holding those powerful offenses to low first halves and even lower seconds.

Well we'll see soon one way or the other.

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

in response to Couchdummy:

If your wife asks if this dress makes her look fat (and it really does), do you say yes?

I suppose Pearl could have said no comment.

Me? I got no wife and never will. No offense ladies. I love you all. All wives though look great in whatever they choose to wear. they're also always correct in every single argument if you want peace. Truth or peace. It's a tough choice.

ok enough of the philosophical fantasies.

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

I guess maybe probably they might not all be trolls. maybe.

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

good grief. Look at the scum you've gotten on here Witchy. You and your comments.

Written on John Adams: Schools should be waiting in line to hire Bruce Pearl:

I say hire him back if we aren't in the NCAAs in a few years anyhow. Not worried though 'cause we'll be there this year!

I can only say I hope he's learned that telling the truth is always...ALWAYS the best option. And that's the truth.

Written on UT confirms Memphis transfer Antonio Barton enrolled at Tennessee:

in response to johnlg00:

Welcome, Antonio! I hope you find much success and happiness here. You may be just what this team needed to be more than competitive with the best in the land. And as ORboy said, nice tie(;-D)!

Lol For a guy he looks purty good in orange and black in this case(suit). Now someone's going to tell us it's not Black but some shade of dark blue or charcoal or whatever.

Written on Antonio Barton officially on campus, enrolled at UT:

oops. I meant Do you KNow anything there.

Written on Antonio Barton officially on campus, enrolled at UT:

in response to dyerbey#281598:

I may be getting off topic, but I have to defend Ron Shumate. He made UTC basketball D-II runnerups in 1976, D-II Champions in 1977, immediately after UTC became a D-I school. Shumate became coach at SE Mizzou State where he went to Eight(8) D-II tourneys and finished runner up 2 more times. I don't think you can say he did nothing after his championship season.

LOL! Another example of the written word being harsher than the spoken. I certainly meant nothing against Ron Shumate. I loved his era at UTC.
WHAT I should have said was I'm ignorant of anything else he did. NOW I'm not. Thanks.

What I expected though for years after was to hear his name from some up and coming D1 team. Personally I heard Wayne Golden's name more as an asst. coach. Not lately though. No anything there?

ps I hope you see this.

Written on Tennessee releases 2014 football schedule:

in response to johnlg00:

Well, you're not wrong in that the NCAA NEVER recognized a champion in football for about the first 50 years of its existence. That was the main reason for, first, the BCS, and now, the playoff system. But if you are going to take away UT's "championships" in 1938 and 1967 for that reason, how can you say--as I'm sure you would--that Bama's claimed "championships" in the pre-BCS era are any more valid? They were based on various polls and such, too. Of course, in your trollish mind, those are good because they are BAMA'S while UT's are invalid because, well, they are UT's......that's what I thought.

Well some of us don't recognize Bama period much less the NCs. BUT my Grandma was born there so I guess Alabama ain't all bad.

Written on Vols place 7 on coaches' All-SEC teams:

I'm NOT really taking up for Palady. He's definitely not what we'd hoped so far. But who knows he may prove everybody wrong. Besides there are more players on a kicking team than the kicker. I personally haven't analyzed that and probably few on here have.

Maybe the kicking team will be better and Palardy will gain confidence.

Confidence doesn't come by reading posts though.hehe

Written on Butch Jones to pick QB early next week:

I say run a different quarterback in ever play and who ever has the best stamina gets the job.

Or you could go with experience till he proves different.

Written on Butch Jones to pick QB early next week:

in response to DeltaCharlie3:

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.

I'mn not certain I ever agreed with you before this?

Written on Tennessee releases 2014 football schedule:

in response to NowHearThis:

Unless a QB steps up for the Vols this year, look for the 5th straight losing season next. The Vandy game will determine which school will go to a bowl.

IF it comes down to that I'm ok going against Mighty Vandy. I'm not scared.

Written on Vols place 7 on coaches' All-SEC teams:

Congrats to our leaders. Give em' er uh a tough time this year. Go Vols

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Phillip Fulmer takes responsibility, likes UT Vols coach Butch Jones:

in response to Rock_E_Topp88:

Is he the same Fulmer who got lazy and complacent? Is he the same one that got drummed in the Chikfila Bowl by Maryland and Clemson? Is he the same one who, in his last 9 years, failed to get the Vols to a BCS game? Is he the same one that lost to Wyoming in Neyland on Homecoming? That's what I thought!

So you don't appreciate winning? I don't know of many coaches who never had one losing season. Probably a few but Fulmer's on that list.

I hope that Butch is the next winning coach for UT.

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Phillip Fulmer takes responsibility, likes UT Vols coach Butch Jones:

in response to dragon18:

GEEEEZZZZ!!! Both sides of this discussion need to let it go....Please. It's been FIVE YEARS. Is Fulmer the greatest coach in UT history? There is certainly a tremendous amount of data to support that argument. I personally think he probably was and that he should be honored as such. However, anyone that argues it was right to dismiss him when he was has an equally strong argument. There can be no denying that UT football was in a tailspin when he was let go. Could he have brought the program back? Probably. Should he have been allowed to? probably not, because when he was let go it was after he had already been given his "second chance". Phillip Fulmer should be remembered for the unbelievable decade of GREAT football he brought to UT. But it is time to put him in his place in history and move toward new history. We have what I believe to be a great young coach in Butch Jones. It is time for EVERYONE including those that revere Phil Fulmer to get over his dismissal and begin to be UT fans again. If you are on here bashing Butch Jones right now, then you are just "venting your spleen". The man has outperformed everyone's expectations so far and that should be appreciated.
So in closing, if all you want to do is complain, please shut the he77 up and wait to see if there is even anything to complain about. It's going to be a difficult couple of years, but I'm pretty sure we've got the right man for the job and it would be great not to have to read this garbage everyday.

Forget it. We'll all be discussing Fulmer when we're old geezers. Hey wait a minute . I am an old geezer!!

Go Butch go Vols. Go Mocs(except that one game)

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Phillip Fulmer takes responsibility, likes UT Vols coach Butch Jones:

in response to NO_SIR_REE:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Lol it's possible I may have missed it.

My point though in case he did miss it was that Fulmer was put on the defensive again to defend his years as UT's coach. A tough job for anybody. But in my humble opinion he did a "hall of fame job" even in his last years here. Was he the best possible coach? Probably not and we'll never know.

But Hey I really liked Dooley and we all know what most people here think of him. Even though he seemed to give up and give away the last few games.

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Phillip Fulmer takes responsibility, likes UT Vols coach Butch Jones:

in response to volnbig11land:

No need to apologize and I wasn't looking for one.

As for counting your posts, I didn't. I simply clicked on your name and it showed how many posts you've made. It took two seconds with a calculator to do the rest.

And you're right, there is nothing to defend, since you seemed to take the friendly disagreement to a little higher level, I simply followed suit.

Maybe it's just me (wouldn't be the first time), but I fail to see how you disagreed with my original point. It wasn't mean spirited or with any ill intent. I simply said CPF was quick to take the credit and slow to take the blame. His latest comment to the media certainly shouldn't change anyone's opinion about that, as he didn't really say anything new...

Again, no apologize needed or looked for. Simple posting got carried away on both sides, IMHO.

Go Vols!

Hmm it's the pages being black and white. It's hard to see intent as you said. It certainly sounded to me like an attack on Fulmer. And as many of my numerous posts are defending the coaches against the media and fans for other teams well at least in my mind that's what I'm about.

I'm a "banterer" by nature and it's hard for me to just say it in normal dialogue. Although on here I'm not sure it wasn't normal.

I actually didn't take your comments as mean. I just in the spirit of things being said on here today took it as an argument against Fulmer. And then my "need" to defend.

I didn't even especially like or dislike him but I don't like it when future recruits think fans don't support their team.

So I'm sure you're a real fan who really thinks that Fulmer didn't take enough credit for his last years and for being fired. I can respect that.

Personally I think Fulmer was fired by the media.imho

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Phillip Fulmer takes responsibility, likes UT Vols coach Butch Jones:

As to your last lines to me it sounds as if you do care. Why else the lenghthy response. Again I enjoy the comments of most everone. I agree with some and disagree with others. Yours just happened to be one I mostly disagreed with this time around.

I wouldn't come on here if I didn't enjoy it. Call it a hobby if you'd like.

No one has to love or hate Fulmer as far as I'm concerned. But that's what a lot of the arguments on here are about today.

I don't think I twisted your words..buut if I did then that I do regret.

Lighten up. I'm a little worried for you that you bothered to count my number of posts. I'm not about to defend it. I don't feel the need to. I see nothing wrong to defend.

I disagreed with you and you seemed to take my banter a little too seriously. I'm thinking about apologizing but I'm not certain it's needed? ??

Written on UT confirms Memphis transfer Antonio Barton enrolled at Tennessee:

Could you repeat that? I didn't hear it the first time.

Seriously welcome again Mr. Barton.

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Phillip Fulmer takes responsibility, likes UT Vols coach Butch Jones:

in response to volnbig11land:

I didn't pretend or imply that I speculated on his thoughts. I have no idea what his thoughts are, only what his words are to reporters. And he has been pretty weak in his acceptance of blame, but VERY eager to point out his accomplishments. Fact.

In closing and directed towards your smart arse comment "Maybe I should read more."

Don't turn this personal, as you have given me more than enough to use with some of your previous posts for a cute little retort, and you don't want that! hehe...

It was an innocent little retort that evidently was harsher than it was meant. I even put a hehe there to lighten it up. What more do you want?
Actually I'd love the challenge of any responses to earlier posts I may have forced on you. My little "retort" was based on some reading I'd done that indicated the opposite of your enlightened comments. Don't take it personal because I'm not. I welcome your disagreement.

But these comments aren't really about you or me. They're concerning the greatest era of football for UT of our generation. The coach happened to be Fulmer. Love him or hate him. I guess there's no in between.

Written on Antonio Barton officially on campus, enrolled at UT:

in response to johnlg00:

You know I am a Martin fan and pulling hard for him to be a success here. I guess I could have used another expression, like "fish or cut bait" or some such, but as I see it, this IS his opportunity to show what he is really made of.

As long as everybody stays healthy, this could be one of the great Vol teams of all time. I would bet at least three Vols--Stokes, Maymon, and McRae--will be 1st- or 2d-team preseason All-SEC picks, and when have we had more? Of the currently projected starters--Stokes, Maymon, McRae, Richardson, and Barton--none has less than two years of heavy action in high-level college play going into this season, and Hubbs might even beat one of those out before the season is over. I doubt any other team in the league, and possibly in the nation, will have a more experienced squad.

However you prefer to put it, this just IS CCM's big chance, everybody knows it, and if the team flops, LOTS of people will cool off quickly on him, fair or not. As I said, I am one who REALLY hopes he pulls it off, not only for his own sake but for the sake of the program going forward.

Please don't take my comments as disrespect. Not intended that way. I'm a little defensive of coaches. I think rightly so for the most part in these posts. But I do agree with your comments and that Martin will be judged a little tighter this year. We're all expecting great things. It's actually good for Martin to be in this position so soon since his arrival..

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Phillip Fulmer takes responsibility, likes UT Vols coach Butch Jones:

in response to usafvol:

Being a head coach and O coordinator are not the same. While Cutcliffe may not be a great head coach, he was a brilliant O coordinator. For the sake of argument, who has done that great at Ole Miss or Duke? I don't have any gripe with Fulmer but we would have never won all those games without Cutcliffe..

You might be right. You may be wrong. I may be crazy.

It's possible that any coodinator could have done well with Mr. Peyton Manning and crew. Not doing well with Eli tells me that Eli didn't have the crew around him that Peyton had...or Tee for that matter.

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Phillip Fulmer takes responsibility, likes UT Vols coach Butch Jones:

in response to ChadsFordVolunteer:

It doesn't take much to figure out these fools on here, who are so eager to trash Coach Fulmer. Just consider:

They had a three year love affair with the biggest incompetent ever to walk the sidelines of Shields Watkins, Dooley. Then, they compounded it by glowing like a Biltmore Christmas tree over a moron, Sunseri, hired and given 2.4 million by their new love, Dave "The Train Wreck" Hart. Now, they would rather go into 2013, as lambs to the slaughter, with a hydra-headed confederacy of pick-sixes waiting to happen at quarterback than Coach Fulmer's lockdown commitment, All American Tajh Boyd.

Enough said. They love losing.

STOP the hypocrisy TROLL. Dooley was never incompetent the way most accuse him. Saying that doesn't mean I was "in love with him". I don't like men that way.

Respecting Fulmer's tenure doesn't mean that we liked everything he did. NO coach gets that kind of blind devotion that I've seen.

It's also hypocritical to have volunteer as a part of your handle.

We also know that your statement was planned as a means of getting some kind of weird attention. Trolls are like that. Well now you have some attention. Your welcome.

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Phillip Fulmer takes responsibility, likes UT Vols coach Butch Jones:

in response to TheCopper:

And yet all the mentally incompetent dawg fans keep supporting a coach who hasn't accomplished anything! Get back to us when Richt does something worthwhile and georgia actually becomes relevant.

I have to interject here. While I respect any attack of the trolls and don't care much about Dawgday's feelings...still I hate to see it when a decent man and coach is disrespected. Fulmer or Richt.

Dawgday knows enough to realize that UT fans aren't "stupid" unless it's in other teams and enemy minds. mostly(we DO as do all team's fans have some "idiots")

I just have to say that Georgia IS relevant and is one of the few nationally ranked teams that might can stop 'bama this year. That probably won't happen and in some sense of the game makes Georgia irrelevant. I guess.
Besides I was born in Vidalia.

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Phillip Fulmer takes responsibility, likes UT Vols coach Butch Jones:

in response to volnbig11land:

I appreciate everything he did, and have an autograhped photo and letter from him upon my my retirement from the AF sitting on my desk right now.

You say you don't know him, but start your post with "he probably thinks that anything he says will be misconstrued or downright lied about just for media purposes." And then you say "Fulmer had some legitmate reasons that he probably for media's sake should have left alone." How do you know these two things to be true if you "don't know Fulmer personally?"

He should be honored for what he accomplished, and he should be held accountable for the last few years. It's that simple (at least to me). You can't have it both ways. In other words, he can't take the credit for the good without taking the blame for the bad!

Thanks for the good times CPF, and good luck with your new endevour with ETSU.

Now, please; stop talking to the media about the past unless you are going to be completely honest and forthright. If you can't or won't, stop talking about it!

Go Vols!

So you want to speculate on what Fulmer thinks but don't want to allow me to do the same? It seemed to me he did take credit for the "bad". The "bad" which was better than the last several years of "good"?

I'm not wishing to get Fulmer back. I don't want that now. It'd be too disruptive to the program.
Btw Fulmer has the right to talk to the media that attacks him about the past and his perspective. He has the right to defend himself and what he's accomplished at UT.

The "misconstrued" statement came from something Fulmer said in Wiedmer's article. Being held accountable and rehashing his failures over and over are not the same things. Maybe you should read more.hehe

Written on Tennessee men's basketball schedule:

in response to johnlg00:

Well, I'm at least a HOPER! If the Vols really come out firing this year, I guess it is possible.

Hope is a noble virtue.

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