Comments by volfanlostnbama

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

And the TNVol who made this list will be one of the reasons it will be a different story... and so glad its not year zero again!
http://www.foxsportssouth.com/fox-spo...

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

Great article Mike & just a good word & expressions here to kick off a new beginning for the players, coaches, & fans--GBO, & yes we will beat somebody everyone expects us not to beat this year, no doubt!

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

in response to volfanlostnbama:

Most of the knee-jerk crying over the uniforms just reflect the core of the problem of what's landed us where we are. You are as much of the problem as Hamiliton, Fulmer, Dooley & whoever else you want to name. You've institutionalized everything about UTVols to the point you've squeezed the life out of the program. Until that mindset changes with whoever you want to fill in the blank with be it fans/administration/or coaches, nothing changes with the program. I've dealt with leading change in organizations all my professional career of 25 years. If you hold on to that institutionalized mindset revealing you are only concerned about you long enough & resist the "necessary" flow of change that needs to occur with the program to breath new life...first all you'll lose this coaching staff soon, second and most importantly you can hang it all up and turn the institutionalization into a museum because that's all you'll have left is the picturesque views of what you used to be.

And holler troll all you want, but I was born and raised a Vol fan and still am enough to want to see new life breathed into a dying passion.

To all the whiners on the gray uniform...per Coach Butch, it is a modern day version of the gray uniforms worn by the 1914 undefeated UTVols team. Major cudos on this move to those in charge--loved how he talked about how decisions were intentional, no decisions took place by accident. If we let him do his job we all might just be surprised in a good way what he manages this football program back into!

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

Most of the knee-jerk crying over the uniforms just reflect the core of the problem of what's landed us where we are. You are as much of the problem as Hamiliton, Fulmer, Dooley & whoever else you want to name. You've institutionalized everything about UTVols to the point you've squeezed the life out of the program. Until that mindset changes with whoever you want to fill in the blank with be it fans/administration/or coaches, nothing changes with the program. I've dealt with leading change in organizations all my professional career of 25 years. If you hold on to that institutionalized mindset revealing you are only concerned about you long enough & resist the "necessary" flow of change that needs to occur with the program to breath new life...first all you'll lose this coaching staff soon, second and most importantly you can hang it all up and turn the institutionalization into a museum because that's all you'll have left is the picturesque views of what you used to be.

And holler troll all you want, but I was born and raised a Vol fan and still am enough to want to see new life breathed into a dying passion.

Written on John Adams: Tennessee's quarterback competition no big deal if winner isn't big-time player:

in response to keepitreal4vols:

Thanks

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ROFL...now that is a good one, got him pegged!

Written on John Adams: Pro Day isn't all about business:

Wow...great story, blessings Justin so you can bless your Mom's heart in many ways!

Written on Dave Hart praises outgoing Alabama AD Mal Moore, says he's committed to Tennessee:

Reports are that someone who worked with Saban in Cleveland's front office is a strong candidate. Sounds like Saban may be the one driving this wagon.

Written on Dave Hart praises outgoing Alabama AD Mal Moore, says he's committed to Tennessee:

Reports out of BHM area are that Hart is not under consideration. Sports radio here saying that AL sources saying that Hart went to UT job knowing he likely would not be considered for the top job at AL.

Written on Mike Strange: Competition every rep is Butch Jones' message to Vols:

in response to DC82_Vol:

Listening to Marlon Walls interview, he sounds very humbled. I liked the fact he stated these coaches are teachers. We had bad coaching last year for sure.

I like what I am seeing. But, I am so gun shy right now, I am afraid to get my hopes up.

Heck, even Walt is quiet these days. I guess if he doesn't have something negative to say he says nothing at all.

I am finding the player interviews very telling about the deficiencies of the past three years. This interview really helped me to see what happened last year. Its with Jaques Smith. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/20...

mith believes it's an easier transition back to the defensive line for him since he played there his first two seasons, and he said Stripling is doing more teaching than scolding. "He's a technician," Smith said, "and he's going to get us right."
After so much went wrong during a 2012 season that couldn't have been fun for any Tennessee player, Smith is embracing one final season with the Vols and working with a sense of urgency during his final spring practice.
"It's my last one," he said. "I'm giving it my all. I'm going to be a true Vol this year and represent my state well.

"We just lost the spirit [last season], and that's why I'm excited about this year. This Team 117, I love everything Coach Jones has been embracing this year. This is a new start for the Vols, and we're going to nail it this year."

IMO...The right coaching relationships & methods bring out the best skills in these young men...better yet it strengthens their spirits, and that makes all the difference. And I see that being developed by this much improve coaching staff!

Written on Checking out 'the bad' — Three concerns for UT:

in response to Theo:

Here is another question - why does the Chattanooga paper ALWAYS do a better job cover thing UT than the Knoxville or Nashville papers. There is never a story from the Memphis paper on this site so I don't know whether KNS just doesn't bother or the Memphis paper never writes about the Vols.
Not only does the Chatt paper write more, they write better. Good grief.

Ditto...could not agree more, it is so obvious!

Written on Incoming QB Joshua Dobbs receives academic award:

Congrats & looking forward to seeing that desire fulfilled at UT.

Written on John Adams: Losing Jay Graham is more than just losing a running backs coach:

Fisher is almost in the same boat at FL ST that Dooley was in last year here...and the instability is just as bad if not worse when you look and see all the assistants bolting like they did at the end of season for FL ST. IMO, TN is in a better place right now than FL ST...they are a step ahead of FL ST's instability. One bad season now & Fisher might experience the same fate as Dooley and so will Graham.

Written on Jay Graham leaving Vols for Florida State:

Coaches are now simply paid mercenaries...no allegiance to anyone but themselves. Evan's eleven article does a good job of explaining the why's of his move...yep, would not be surprised if Tee Martin does not end up there as well.

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

in response to KVCrockett:

I heard that some of the support staff was spotted having a yard sale recently. They had a bunch of orange pants, a ceramic dog and an assortment of other items.

Oh, yeah...you missed all the other items there, you probably could not see them for the mammoth bamboo plants that had grown so tall and green! ;~)

Written on Poll: Are you satisfied with the coaching staff Butch Jones has put together?:

SCLawson, telling players their mind is their most powerful weapon--the most missing link from our football team last year, showed up in so many places! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...#!

Written on Poll: Are you satisfied with the coaching staff Butch Jones has put together?:

Make sure to follow this page if you are not presently doing so...putting up lots of good info on all stuff UT sports, especially football and recruiting http://www.facebook.com/tennesseevols...

Written on Poll: Are you satisfied with the coaching staff Butch Jones has put together?:

OL JJames has announced this morning he is staying.

Here is a link to a great CBJ interview http://vmedia.rivals.com/uploads/879/...

Written on Are you satisfied with the coaching staff Butch Jones has put together?:

in response to marcoguy:

Once in an interview Bum Phillips was asked why Don Shula was such a good coach. Bum's reply was, "Because he can take hizz'in and beat yourn, and take yourn and beat hizz'in." My point is, it doesn't really matter who Butch has as players. He'll win with whomever he has. He took undervalued players at both Central Michigan and Cincinnati and won with them. Butch will make believers out of the Vols too. Plus they will be in the best shape ever. Watch what happens in the fourth quarter next year when the Vols sprint to the other end of the field still fresh and their opponents are dragging.

Agree...really good post, great quote.

Written on UT offers no-donation football season tickets:

in response to volfanlostnbama:

I think we'll find out how good a coach he and his staff is against Western KY...With Petrino there now CBJ & staff will reveal how well they can prepare coaching plans & execution against arguably one of the best offensive minds in the business.

meant to have included in the beginning to this statement that "we would get an early sign" of how good he & his staff is

Written on UT offers no-donation football season tickets:

I think we'll find out how good a coach he and his staff is against Western KY...With Petrino there now CBJ & staff will reveal how well they can prepare coaching plans & execution against arguably one of the best offensive minds in the business.

Written on Mike Strange: Tennessee needed a fresh start and Butch Jones gives them one :

Hopefully that fresh start includes this person...ManVol in the VolNation posted this under the heading Tee Martin Just Landed.

I just met him at McGee-Tyson airport. Him and his beautiful wife and child just got off an airplane while I was eating at Ruby Tuesday. Couple people took pictures . I didn't get my phone out in time but did shake his hand. Didn't want to hold him up. GBO.

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

in response to volfanlostnbama:

Someone at the Ruby Tuesday's at the airport eating breakfast just posted this in the VolNation message board...hope its true.

I just met him at McGee-Tyson airport. Him and his beautiful wife and child just got off an airplane while I was eating at Ruby Tuesday. Couple people took pictures . I didn't get my phone out in time but did shake his hand. Didn't want to hold him up. GBO. (posted by ManVol)

Sorry...forgot to put the heading from the post

it was "Just saw Tee Martin"

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

Someone at the Ruby Tuesday's at the airport eating breakfast just posted this in the VolNation message board...hope its true.

I just met him at McGee-Tyson airport. Him and his beautiful wife and child just got off an airplane while I was eating at Ruby Tuesday. Couple people took pictures . I didn't get my phone out in time but did shake his hand. Didn't want to hold him up. GBO. (posted by ManVol)

Written on Saugatuck to Sunsphere: Butch Jones' meteoric rise :

A fitting culmination point through this video to the story of our Coach Butch Jones! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-vHo7...

Written on Players, recruits respond to hiring :

Tooper Taylor released from Auburn this morning...Reuben Foster committ, five star, decommits as a result--LB, go get'em BJ.

Written on Cincinnati AD: Dave Hart was "first class" throughout process:

in response to TrouserCough:

Fire Dave Hart!

More like, if it was possible, fire a few of this obnoxious fans.

Written on Cincinnati AD: Dave Hart was "first class" throughout process:

in response to UMREB1992:

The truth is that Coach Majors was right when he referred to some Vol fans as the legion of the miserable. Folks can say all they want about how horrible Kiffin was, but trust me, many of you liked the perceived swagger that he had, and would give your right arm to have a coach get up and tweak Saban, Spurrier, Muschamp, Richt and Franklin. If you win, that's great...if you go 7-5, or worse, it's juvenile. Will Butch Jones work out?? I have no idea. I didn't know whether Hugh Freeze would work out at Ole Miss, but that hire has exceeded everything I hoped for, and the players love him....and so do the recruits we are getting....

Your first line is so spot on...that should be a reminder put some where on BJ's office wall or desk where he is constantly reminded of this fact!

Written on Cincinnati AD: Dave Hart was "first class" throughout process:

Man, it is just relieving to see some positive stuff said in all the madness of this search. Just way too much mud slinging going on. And its a comment that can be trusted.

Written on New UT coach Butch Jones in Knoxville:

in response to Henley-Street-Bridge:

One of the few Coaches that Derek Dooley actually beat in his 3 years, and now UT is replacing Dooley with Butch Jones. Can someone afford a one-way bus ticket to Alabama for HART?

Wes Rucker tweeted a good answer to your question...and I agree with the logical conclusion to your reasoning...

Steve Spurrier and Mark Richt lost to Joker Phillips. They should be fired, too, obviously.

Written on Do you believe Butch Jones is the right choice to be UT's coach?:

The biggest problem I see with this hire, and I voted yes in the poll, is his offensive philosophy history. If he stays in the same style he's always coached, it doesn't bode well for keeping our present players who have another year. And certainly doesn't bode well for Worley & Peterman and probably most of our offensive recruits. Will be interesting to hear him address this in the press conference. Somebody on the beat report field better bring it up.

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

in response to titletownz:

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Tonight here in Birmingham at the close of the Paul Finebaum Show, who is a UT grad and seems to still care about UT & was pulling for the Strong hire, reported that the man behind the Vegas Insider website was reporting that Al Golden was Hart's first offer and that he turned it down & that Kirby Smart was the next contact & he declined to even be interviewed by TN. All of this well before Gundy & Strong. If this is true I really wonder who in the world we wind up with. Seems like there is something that is wrong behind the scenes that people inside the business see or know that we sure don't. Hope it gets cleaned up and cleared up soon. They are also reporting here that Strong has nixed a deal tonight that would have put him well within the top 10 paid coaches in college football.

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

Volquest is tweeting that Hart's car is parked just outside the Pilot Jet hangar and he is no where to be found.

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

in response to volfanlostnbama:

Haslam's plane http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N681P enroute to Louisville now as a team meeting of the UofL players taking place at 3:45. Clay Travis tweeted best friend at airport texted the plane info.

won't track the flight because its a private plane but it does give you this info http://flightaware.com/resources/regi...

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

Haslam's plane http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N681P enroute to Louisville now as a team meeting of the UofL players taking place at 3:45. Clay Travis tweeted best friend at airport texted the plane info.

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

in response to cincykid82:

Within the hour, UT will announce their new head football coach, a true 'leader' of men, former Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger... MacGruber!

LOL...have to admit best line for me in all this mess!

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

in response to vol_mania82:

WOW...does anyone want the UT job??? Say Strong does turn it down why not give Petrino a shot...

To be honest, it might just come down to this very person.

Written on Reports: UT has sights set on Charlie Strong; decision could come as early as Wednesday :

Yep, if he is not playing poker with Louisville AD looks like we were played once again for a raise somewhere else. Wonder who is up to bat next if this falls through by morning...all sorts of craziness, have never seen anything like this over the last 40 years of following UT.

Written on ESPN report says Charlie Strong is top candidate for Tennessee head football coach:

all these folks that are already crying and complaing...just wait until Strong's first recruiting class & keeping some of our offensive players from bolting to the NFL...won't be long & they will be eating crow pie, just as Andy told Opie in the Opie's Charity Episode when he was proven wrong..."you and Aunt Bee are having chicken, I'm having crow pie." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zyyk... whatch it unfold at the 10:00 mark of the video.

Written on ESPN report says Charlie Strong is top candidate for Tennessee head football coach:

I believe that the AD stating they will match any offer in order to keep him speaks volumes. He's had the opportunity to watch Strong in all facets of the job and still wanted him no matter what. The thing he won't be able to match is the power T, all the intangibles of UT, & facilities along with the status of being in the SEC.

Written on ESPN report says Charlie Strong is top candidate for Tennessee head football coach:

seeing some tweets of some de-comiitted recruits of AL & AUB saying that this hire would get their attention and possible consideration.

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

in response to BigDaddyOrange:

DAVID SHAW - DAVID SHAW - DAVID SHAW!!

Two of us shouting this cheer now!

Can't believe that his name has not even surfaced!

Written on Tennessee's coach search turns to Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy :

Here's a rumor starting to float around now, copied this off of a coaching report on the Mr.Sec blog.

Two other “out there” rumors for you: a Chicago reporter posted on Twitter that a “reliable source tells me Tennessee has at least reached out to Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema” and CoachingSearch.com — more on that site below — claims former UNC coach Butch Davis might still be in the UT mix.

Written on David Climer: Tennessee Vols coaching job lacks its previous glamour:

Here's a rumor starting to float around now, copied this off of a coaching report on the Mr.Sec blog.

Two other “out there” rumors for you: a Chicago reporter posted on Twitter that a “reliable source tells me Tennessee has at least reached out to Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema” and CoachingSearch.com — more on that site below — claims former UNC coach Butch Davis might still be in the UT mix.

Written on David Climer: Tennessee Vols coaching job lacks its previous glamour:

Also, it appears here in 'bama land that Auburn is now chasing Kirby Smart pretty heavily at this stage. And the bamer's here are pretty uptight about it on the sports radio in the BHM area.

Written on David Climer: Tennessee Vols coaching job lacks its previous glamour:

Breaking News...Chaney is probably gone IMHO. Missouri fires OC. Missouri is Chaney's home.

http://www.mrsec.com/2012/12/oc-yost-...

Written on Tennessee's coach search turns to Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy :

Breaking News...Chaney is probably gone IMHO. Missouri fires OC. Missouri is Chaney's home.

http://www.mrsec.com/2012/12/oc-yost-...

Written on Tennessee's coach search turns to Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy :

Ivan Maisel of ESPN just reported on Birmingham AL JOX Sports radio that he has received a tip this morning that Jimbo Fisher for UT is gaining traction & should be watched closely.

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