Comments by takespix

Written on Jannah Tucker won't play for Lady Vols:

She will be wearing green and gold of Baylor next year.

Written on Season ends for Vols in NIT opener, 75-67:

SEC basketball is pathetic. There are half a dozen teams in Conference USA that would mop the floor with the likes of Florida and Ole Miss. Tennessee and Alabama would finish dead last in it.

Written on Stoops drops 2 more assistants from Sooners staff:

Reminds me of the last years of the Fulmer era.

Written on Florida adds P Townsend to 2013 signing class:

Any relation to the Townsend that kicked for Tennessee in the early 70's?

Written on Poll: What position is the most critical for the Vols to focus on in recruiting?:

Notre Dame is playing for a national title with 3 star players.This is Brian Kelly's first stint at a major college. Lighten up and give this guy a chance. We have the same talent level. They just need to be taught HOW TO WIN

Written on Quarterback Tyler Bray selects agent Don Yee :

The bottom line on Bray. A talented quarterback that, despite the clashes with, was a reflection of his coach. He could get Tennessee in a position to win, but just didn't know HOW TO WIN. Didn't cut it in the SEC and it cetainly won't cut it in the NFL.

Written on John Adams: SEC will be chasing Bama again next fall:

Way wrong!! Texas A&M will not only win the conference, but win the BCS.

Written on Mel Kiper recommends another year for Tyler Bray:

If he stays and works on his shortcomings as well as his strengths, fine. There was the head hanging and poor performance against Vandy. There were turnovers and some poor judgements on the field. However, he had Tennessee in position to win the Florida, Georgia, South Carolina,and Mississippi State games. If the defense had a backbone thicker than urine, they very well might have won them.
All that said, I would like to see him stay, but I would like to see Worely push him for the starting job.

Written on Butch Jones' staff taking shape; Tee Martin reportedly has offer :

T Martin is welcome back, provided he loses anything he got from Lane Kiffin. Lane Kiffin was a loser through and through and I hope it just didn't rub off on T.

Written on Local business owners, fans react to Butch Jones' hiring :

in response to Lookout1234:

What UT really needs to do is get rid of their orange and white colors. They look like a bunch of sissy's when they go on the field. They might as well be wearing pink and white. What people in the know know, is dark colors like black, dark blue, dark green, are intimidating colors.
Case in Point - the Oakland Raiders with their black and silver uniforms. When they came on the field they looked like a bunch of bad boys.
The Nazis knew this and dressed their mean Panzer crews in black uniforms instead of the standard issue of field grey.
Orange is not very intimidating. And when they play away games they can't even dress out with orange as the main color. They look like a bunch of waiters prancing out on the field.
Ditch the orange and change the color so something that looks more menacing.

Kiss my @$$ loser. Vol colors are best on the planet!!

Written on Polls: Are you confident in Dave Hart? Should UT re-hire Phillip Fulmer?:

Does anyone remember Alabama's long long spiral into a very similar plight shortly after Stallings won the NC? Alabama was fading in his last year and also got slapped with probations BIG TIME after his resignation.With the exception of the 99 season, Mike Dubose was a flop, Dennis Francione(sic?) did a Lane Kiffen to A&M, Mike Shula JUST couldn't win the big one, Mike Price got busted luring a stripper to his hotel room on the university credit card,and finally Mal Moore's FIRST choice to replace Price was Rich Rodriguez.
The board of trustees had enough; despite the buyout of Dubose and Shula, Alabama hired Saban for the unprecedented 4 mil and the rest is history. I'm sure for Bama fans it is a distant memory. May it be a lesson to study for Tennessee power brokers, and a hope that history repeats itself in due time for us fans.
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Written on Charlie Strong: "Toughest decision I've had to make" to turn down UT:

Does anyone remember Alabama's long long spiral into a very similar plight shortly after Stallings won the NC? Alabama was fading in his last year and also got slapped with probations BIG TIME after his resignation.With the exception of the 99 season, Mike Dubose was a flop, Dennis Francione(sic?) did a Lane Kiffen to A&M, Mike Shula JUST couldn't win the big one, Mike Price got busted luring a stripper to his hotel room on the university credit card,and finally Mal Moore's FIRST choice to replace Price was Rich Rodriguez.
The board of trustees had enough; despite the buyout of Dubose and Shula, Alabama hired Saban for the unprecedented 4 mil and the rest is history. I'm sure for Bama fans it is a distant memory. May it be a lesson to study for Tennessee power brokers, and a hope that history repeats itself in due time for us fans.

Written on Louisville coach Charlie Strong meets with players:

To the SEC Commissioner. Kick Tennessee out and add Louisville. The Cardinals are dedicated to winning, Tennessee spends their time looking in the bargain basement.

Written on UT out? Gundy, Strong negotiating to stay at their schools:

Seriously? We can't lure someone from Louisville?

Written on Passion for UT, longevity part of Phillip Fulmer's claim to Fame :

Tennessee has a tradition of honoring those they fired.

Written on Alabama holds off Georgia 32-28, advances to Miami:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

Since=sense.
Your=you're.

You better hope the menstrual flows lose. If not, don't come here expecting any of us to tell you what comes after 14. We'll just let you squirm.

Geez, after you corrected him, you come up with your own display of stupidity.
Loose not lose!

Written on Alabama holds off Georgia 32-28, advances to Miami:

in response to gobigorange5090:

Shouldnt you be in bed pleasuring yourself looking at Saban pics?

NICE!!!

Written on Alabama holds off Georgia 32-28, advances to Miami:

in response to gobigorange5090:

No, just tired of the Alabama arrogance.

Should have corrected the idiot in regards to his phonics. Apparently knowing the difference between since and SENSE is way over his head.

Written on Alabama holds off Georgia 32-28, advances to Miami:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

Boy you bammers are stupid..The SECCG marks the final game of the season. The only thing left is for Notre Dame to beat the tide as usual..Go Irish!

Wow...speaking of stupid. I love my Vols but boy you are moronic. Do you not get the sarcasm?

Written on John Adams: 2012 Notre Dame similar to 1998 Vols' national title team :

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

in response to TKO:

I believe an announcement will be December 5 th

I agree...the college football version of the "hot stove league" will start monday.

Written on As Jon Gruden drama ends, focus shifts to other Tennessee candidates :

in response to Orangeblood64:

All right boys and girl, time to turn our attention to Jim Mora jr. right now he's taking is hanging with a highly talented Stanford...show him the $$$$

Obviously you have a short term memory. Mora talked his way out of the Atlanta Falcons job because he openly wanted the Washington Huskies job at the time. Mora is at home on the west coast and there isn't enough money in Knox County to make him even so much as pick up the phone to an 865 call.

Written on Monte Kiffin resigning after USC's dismal defensive showing:

...STILL waiting on that sympathy

Written on Monte Kiffin resigning after USC's dismal defensive showing:

Hmmm..waiting on that sympathy emotion....

Written on Gruden, Haslam, Browns shoot down Memphis report over UT deal:

I don't waste my prayers on coaching searches, but I do wish with all my heart that Gruden seeks a life far from Knoxville, Tennessee. The program doesn't need that circus, the lack of respect and overall underachievement endemic of Gruden coached teams.

Written on Tennessee's opening one of a dozen:

Looks like a lot of competition for big name coaching...history says UT will be stuck scraping the bottom of the bargain basement once again and scaping the bottom of the SEC cellar for the next decade!

Written on Vince Dooley 'knew' his son's firing was going to happen :

in response to GlennFordsFoible:

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You are as ignorant as they come!! I am a devout Vol fan but let me tell you something about Paul Bryant! He DEFINED class. He gave more to the University of Alabama in his lifetime THAN HE ACTUALLY MADE AS A HEAD COACH!! His players never quit on him, anyone who knew him, regarded him as family.
His teams were a devil to play but when you defeated him it was a worthy accomplishment.
When he passed away, scores of coaches, ex Presidents and Bob Hope were at the funeral. 60,000 people lined the interstate to witness the funeral procession out of Tuscaloosa.
Your lack of respect for those that deserve it is a stain on the Volunteer nation.

Written on UT Athletics halts academic donations; money needed to fund coaching change :

in response to twicevolalum:

I don't know what "Francis" refers to. I have 2 degrees from UT and love the university and the athletic program. I do believe that the athletic department should be contributing to the university. It's important. I also believe that the dismantling of the football program four years ago was a knee-jerk reaction done by a mercenary athletic director taking direction from , mostly, one man. We all know the athletic department is really under the direction of one man, Jim Haslam. Pilot is on the back of the jumbotron. Glocker is now the Haslam Business Building. If he has the money to go buy his own NFL team, he's got the money to fix the mess that began four years ago without taking resources from the campus.

It's from the movie "Stripes"...God I feel so old!

Written on Reports: Arkansas has made an offer to Jon Gruden:

in response to LovinMyVols:

Respectfully...I disagree.

Tennessee has been more than relevant for most of its history. Just a few facts:

Tennessee ranks 8th in all time victories.

Tennessee ranks 3rd in all time Bowl appearences.

Tennessee has 4 National Championships (yes, I know...but I am using college data warehouse info to be consistent)

Tennessee is 2nd in all time SEC Championships.

I am curious what a team would need to do in your eyes to be "historically relevant"?

Ignore him Lovin, he's an idiot!

Written on Reports: Arkansas has made an offer to Jon Gruden:

I pray Arkansas gets him!! I also pray that scumbag coward cheat Petrino gets hired by Kentucky,Auburn,ANYONE but UT!!

Written on Reports: Arkansas has made an offer to Jon Gruden:

in response to pcorange:

Coaches are constantly being fired in the NFL. In most cases, they will be employed as a coach again. It doesn't mean that they were a bad coach. It just means that the results didn't come. Unfortunately, more so than in college, NFL coaches seem to have very little say in their roster as the salary cap, free agency, and accountants in the front office have a big say in who plays for you. The guy has won a Super Bowl, for heaven's sake. He's not a bad coach. Before you say "He did it with Dungy's players", consider first that the coach doesn't have a whole lot to do with who the players are, and second that even if he did, then the argument could be made that Oakland went to the Super Bowl with Gruden's players.

Coaches are constantly getting fired for consecutive losing seasons including losing the last four games of the year to fall out of the playoffs. Not to mention players challenging his authority on the sidelines.

Written on An early look at candidates to replace Derek Dooley as Vols' coach:

Tennessee is spittin in the wind! Cutcliff already said no, not once, TWICE!
Jimbo Fisher is in warm sunny Florida with the nations number one talent bed...AIN"T HAPPNIN!!!
Al Golden, SEE JIMBO FISHER TIMES TWO! He is NOT leavin Coral Gables!
Jon Gruden and the Carolina Panthers is a done deal! Sorry Knoxville but a bad NFL gig is better than any SEC gig anyday!
Gundy is at home and is not leaving for a lateral move. He ain't 40 anymore but he is not leaving Stillwater either!
Gary Patterson is not leaving the Dallas Ft Worth Metroplex and the nations number TWO talent pool!
Bobby will come if you want scumbags that bolt when the going gets tough. He slunk out of Atlanta like a coward and prostituted his girlfriend with a 60,000 dollar a year job to be his bed buddy!
As for Kirby Smart and any other assistant in America...um whatever happened to PROVEN comodity?
Charlie Strong is a possibility, but you will be in a bidding war with Auburn and possibly Kentucky and according to Jimmy Cheek, UT is STILL tryng to figure out how to pay for three ex coaches!

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

Kind of what Tennessee did to Johnny Majors and Phillip Fulmer right?

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Derek Dooley saga continues, though sequel not likely:

So short sighted you are!
Both schools have a storied past. Tennessee chose to dismiss a coach who fell on hard times,not once, but twice! Then had the audacity to "honor" them at a halftime show.
You probably do not remember Bear Bryant's 68, 69, and 70 teams that finished 8-3, 6-5,and 6-5-1. Alabama finished 3rd, 8th,and 7th in a ten team SEC. The Tide also suffered convincing losses to Tennessee and Auburn during that time as well as humiliating bowl defeats. Alabama stuck with Bryant and the rest is history.
I will not elaborate on the many years it took for Majors to return Tennessee to dominance. He came in 77, did not win a conference title until 85 and even afterward had two losing seasons before winning a second. By the time health issues took it's toll in 1992, Tennessee was a solid football team.
Tennessee was fortunate to have an equally good coach in Fulmer after unjustly firing Majors; not so lucky after running off Fulmer and Chavis.
As for my allegience, it must take a "special" talent to determine that based on a single comment.

Written on Mark Wiedmer: Derek Dooley saga continues, though sequel not likely:

in response to A_Voice_ofReason:

Ding ding ding, here comes the idiot train. For those of you who actually believe Dooley hasn't been fired have their heads in the sand. It happened last month folks. Dooley says Hart hasn't made up his mind? LOL, I remember Hamilton saying the same thing when Fulmer was fired.

Dooley is gone, and there has been a plan in place for 2 months (yes, even before Dooley was canned) to get his replacement in. UT will be prepared this time...this won't be another Kiffin repeat.

Tennessee football is irrelevent! Your past is only as good as what you build upon it.
Alabama, built a fortress, Tennessee played in the sand.

Written on John Adams: If not a big name, how about a familiar one in David Cutcliffe? :

What's the point? Tennessee is irrelevent in football. Your past is only as good as what you build on it. Alabama built a palace, Tennessee played in the sand.

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

Pony up and get Strong at Louisville, or the coach at Vandy, or the coach at Boise State.

Written on John Adams: So which team are you pulling for Saturday? :

You Mr. Adams and any other disgusting mutts that dare claim to support Tennessee, PLEASE LEAVE! Go cling like the fair weather leeches you are to some other program.
The players that give their all to Tennessee deserve far better than the likes of you.
As for you Mr. Adams your disgusting articles I hope will go away along with that birdcage liner commonly known as The Knoxville News Sentinel.
You make Finebaum look like a noble gentleman.

Written on John Adams: UT's defense a fireable offense :

Wow, even the writer is daydreaming about an over rated ex football coach that would have been NOTHING without Tony Dungee's players. Check his record after the Super Bowl he won and you will see an erratic downward spiral that had ONE double digit winning record. Show me an ex coach on a sports station and I will show you multiple reasons for his dismissal.
If there is a coaching search, take a page from the the scripts of Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, Oregon, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and hire a PROVEN commodity. There is a coach at Louisville; there is a coach at Boise State and MAYBE a coach at Oregon that will listen to a hefty offer.
Personally I think there is a glimmer of hope for Dooley yet. The offense is not the problem, the will to fight from BOTH sides of the ball is not the problem. The ability to coach the defense IS the problem. Is this Dooley's decision to make or is it Hart's?
Before another head coach change is made, let us all remember that before David Hart, the WORST excuse for an AD was in control and he was not worthy of mentioning his name.
The UT program does not need another person in charge that listened to emotionally unstable fans and BEAT WRITERS such as the one before Hart.
Finally a message for the disgusting mutts that call themselves Vol supporters posting wish-fullness for a loss so a coach would be fired. I openly hope you all disappear. Tennessee does not want or need you! Nothing is more disgusting. The players give their heart and soul for the school, leave everything on the field and you can't even cheer for them? GET LOST! I want changes to be made as much as anyone, but NOTHING warrants cheering for a Tennessee loss, NOTHING. Voice your dissatisfaction, call the talk shows and complain or circulate rumors, but there is no place for wishing for more misfortune; true supporters actually SUPPORT the program.

Written on Tennessee-Troy Report Card :

Phil Fulmer's biggest weakness was his dedication to a fault for his coaching staff. But even HE, fired Randy Sanders. Dooley either should have fired Sunseri by now or this is not his call.
The team is playing for Dooley and the offense is MUCH better than last year.
Were it NOT for the defense, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi State would have been victories.

Written on David Climer: Did Vols fans really think a win was coming?:

I think a fresh start may be the only way out this state of affairs. That being said, COOLER HEADS MUST PREVAIL.
The biggest issue with Dooley is lack of improvement from game to game during the course of the season.
That has happened the last two years. The first year Dooley made a QB change and Bray paid dividends.
Bray seems to have plateaued and the decision to bring Sunseri in as DC was a mortal flop!
The one really gold star for Dooley, his players don't quit! They give their all for Tennessee! Ask Gene Chizik if his players gave THEIR all at home vs A&M!
I still think the program can work under Dooley. That said, it will take time, a long time before the Vols are near the top in this NFLish league again.
It may not take as long with a fresh start, but a fresh start will require no more bargain basement searches for a diamond in the rough. A look at Alabama, Notre Dame, Kansas State, Florida under Meyer (and Ohio State today)shows a stark comparison. Those institutions made a commitment to winning and understood it required a signifigant investment to ensure that winning. They didn't go after an overrated, fired ex NFL coach, (Gruden);they didn't go down to a lower division and hire a coach at a 'tech' school with a losing record, simply because he was an assistant under Saban (Dooley and Sunseri).
They spent money but hired a PROVEN commodity. Saban won at LSU, Meyer won at Utah, Kelly won at Cincinnati and Snyder won at Kansas State the first time.
The bottom line, hopefully David Hart has more intelligence than his predecessor and will consider all consequences before making a change. Change is easy! Knowing the outcome? Well it's not so easy now, is it?

Written on Report card: Tennessee's offense bounces back, but defense continues to struggle :

in response to bspurlingcac#225603:

Final Grade card is coming next 4 games + bowl a Bowl game

Dooley must stay if the following happens:

1) The effort we saw against South Carolina has to continue and even build in the next four games. We should to win them all!!!
2) The Defense must show vast improvement and understanding of Sal’s 3-4 system. They have to show that they are getting it!!! (The next 4 games will be the final exam!) This is a pass/fail class.
3) Our recruiting of players that fill the obvious speed needs on defense especially at “DB & LB” need to be in position to sign. (A pass rushing end would be awesome as well) Could be a couple of Junior College players. The new training facility should be huge in helping attract great players…Dooley need to have that opportunity.
4) The players need to show that they are maturing on and off the field and that they are not going to play down to the level of competition they will see in the next four games. Big Bonus… (Stay out of trouble with the law and hit the books.) Bray has to stay focused and lead.
5) Make and win the bowl game!!!

We all wanted to see 8-4 or better and a bowl win. 2 ¾ season is not enough time to kick out a coach who is still progressing this team. So called fans who what a change now will be going crazy if we bring in a new coach and he has to start this whole process over. We will have a very tough schedule again next year and every year. The only chance we have to get back to winning 10+ games is to keep taking steps forward and not taking 2 steps backwards and getting rid of a coach because we can’t be patient.

Remember a great Thanksgiving Dinner is not cooked in a microwave!

Vol Pride…Go Vols!!!

I think a fresh start may be the only way out this state of affairs. That being said, COOLER HEADS MUST PREVAIL.
The biggest issue with Dooley is lack of improvement from game to game during the course of the season.
That has happened the last two years. The first year Dooley made a QB change and Bray paid dividends.
Bray seems to have plateaued and the decision to bring Sunseri in as DC was a mortal flop!
The one really gold star for Dooley, his players don't quit! They give their all for Tennessee! Ask Gene Chizik if his players gave THEIR all at home vs A&M!
I still think the program can work under Dooley. That said, it will take time, a long time before the Vols are near the top in this NFLish league again.
It may not take as long with a fresh start, but a fresh start will require no more bargain basement searches for a diamond in the rough. A look at Alabama, Notre Dame, Kansas State, Florida under Meyer (and Ohio State today)shows a stark comparison. Those institutions made a commitment to winning and understood it required a signifigant investment to ensure that winning. They didn't go after an overrated, fired ex NFL coach, (Gruden);they didn't go down to a lower division and hire a coach at a 'tech' school with a losing record, simply because he was an assistant under Saban (Dooley and Sunseri).
They spent money but hired a PROVEN commodity. Saban won at LSU, Meyer won at Utah, Kelly won at Cincinnati and Snyder won at Kansas State the first time.
The bottom line, hopefully David Hart has more intelligence than his predecessor and will consider all consequences before making a change. Change is easy! Knowing the outcome? Well it's not so easy now, is it?

Written on O-for-October: Clowney sacks Vols' chances:

I think a fresh start may be the only way out this state of affairs. That being said, COOLER HEADS MUST PREVAIL.
The biggest issue with Dooley is lack of improvement from game to game during the course of the season.
That has happened the last two years. The first year Dooley made a QB change and Bray paid dividends.
Bray seems to have plateaued and the decision to bring Sunseri in as DC was a mortal flop!
The one really gold star for Dooley, his players don't quit! They give their all for Tennessee! Ask Gene Chizik if his players gave THEIR all at home vs A&M!
I still think the program can work under Dooley. That said, it will take time, a long time before the Vols are near the top in this NFLish league again.
It may not take as long with a fresh start, but a fresh start will require no more bargain basement searches for a diamond in the rough. A look at Alabama, Notre Dame, Kansas State, Florida under Meyer (and Ohio State today)shows a stark comparison. Those institutions made a commitment to winning and understood it required a signifigant investment to ensure that winning. They didn't go after an overrated, fired ex NFL coach, (Gruden);they didn't go down to a lower division and hire a coach at a 'tech' school with a losing record, simply because he was an assistant under Saban (Dooley and Sunseri).
They spent money but hired a PROVEN commodity. Saban won at LSU, Meyer won at Utah, Kelly won at Cincinnati and Snyder won at Kansas State the first time.
The bottom line, hopefully David Hart has more intelligence than his predecessor and will consider all consequences before making a change. Change is easy! Knowing the outcome? Well it's not so easy now, is it?

Written on John Chavis urges Tennessee's fans' support through rough patch :

in response to titletownz:

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He fits right in the string of the best of UT, run off by a school that listens too much to its moronic portion of the fan base.

Written on John Adams: Offense drops down to recent level of defense :

I'm a little confused here. Tennessee has decided to honor two coaches that were run off by the fans AND the University? Maybe now I get why Cutcliff turned down the offer. Of course Hamilton's bargain basement salary offer didn't help either.

Written on John Adams: Forget cowbells; it all sounds familiar for Vols :

hmm, I almost forgot, Tennessee really DID play for a national championship 14 years ago.

Written on John Adams: Vols gain ground with Jay Graham's return :

As good as Jay was, I also remember him being stopped at the goal line by Memphis and and Peyton Manning's led offense had to settle for 3. Point? Even Jay will tell you it all starts with the O line. It was a young one that particular year. Like then, it's a young now. This was a good hire for obvious reasons but the line coach position needs to be reviewed.

Written on Final: Tennessee 41, Buffalo 10:

Georgia will win the East this year and from what I saw in Tennessee, this will be nothing more than a scrimmage for UGA.

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