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I still don't understand your fascination with Franklin. Sunday your panel called him the biggest jerk in the SEC one spot ahead of Stallings. No Vandy hate in that vote. That equilvant of of Michael Moore being judge in a trial of George W. Bush.
2 years, 1 month ago on The 50 Best SEC Games To Watch In 2012: 10-1
The SEC has won 3 of the last 7 Hoops championships and 6 in the last 20 years (more than the Big East, B1G, PAC 12, and Big XII) and only 1 less than the ACC how can they not be considered and top Basketball league without Mizzou???
2 years, 1 month ago on Slive Speaks: Football Rivalries Saved, Basketball Rivalries Dumped
He was trying to quote Moneyball and joking around and messed it up. He's no Kiffin as he's not predicticing victories over Florida (see Kiffin did say something more Stupid).
2 years, 1 month ago on VU’s Franklin Backtracks On Wife Comments; Vandy Bosses, Too
I would also add how South Carolina benefited from being the "fallback" team when FSU declined the invite.
2 years, 2 months ago on Will The Circle Be Unbroken: How A Mistake 20 Years Ago Has Nuked Conferences And Rivalries
Ugly situation at ARK. It took a motorcycle accident to expose Petrino's failing as a husband. Also he opened up Ark to a major sexual harassment lawsuit. The $20,000 seems like hush money to keep that from happening.
2 years, 3 months ago on Petrino's Gift Paid For Dorrell's Vehicle
I used to think Spurrier was a genius he constantly made the fans hate him and no one paid attention to his players. He did the trash talking and his players played. Now he's at it again. USC is no where near as talented as his Gator teams were. He used to trash talk you and run up the score now he just talks. He has lost to every SEC team since becoming SC head coach and was humbled for a while now he's poking fun at other programs again. I admit I loved it when Vandy finally beat him and he threw his visor and headset, but I don't think he's being as mean spirited this time around.
2 years, 3 months ago on Spurrier Jabs Richt, Saban… Proving That He’s Winning Again
I don't see where they have the room to do this it's not much in that area to build on but it would be great for families. My first year as a season ticket holder was in that endzone area and there has always been talk of closing it in. As for the Vandy not being a real SEC program comment we have been the only reason the Graduation rate of the conference is above 50%.
2 years, 3 months ago on Vandy Plans New Hillside “Berm” Seating For Football
The major difference between the SEC and the other conferences is we hate each other but when you attack one of us you attack us All. Fact the SEC has won 6 NCAA tourneys in the last 20 Years ARK 94, KY 96, KY 98, FLA 07 & 08 an KY 12. That's as many as the other Southern Conference (ACC which is a Basketball conference) and more the supposedly better Big East (Which has 18 teams BTW) . Don't even get into the Football titles in the same span. Ever wonder why ESPN and CBS drool over signing TV deals with the SEC???
2 years, 3 months ago on The SEC Captures The Flag - Again (And Rival Fans Hate You For It)
@John at MrSEC
I was only joking!! I was agreeing with you!!! Sometimes I think you take comments too seriously, and don't get the humor behind them. I don't understand the black uni's either it's never helped Vandy over the years. Let me clarify: Harvard deicided to wear black in an attempt to make it's player as atheltic and good as Vandy's.
2 years, 4 months ago on UK, VU Advance; Remaining SEC Teams Start Tourney Runs Today
So Harvard lost to Vandy because they were wearing Black?? I thought it was because Vandy had better players and was a better team!!!
Great article JP!!! Coach Stallings cares about Vandy and his kids. Taylor, Jenkins and Ezeli could have entered the NBA draft but stayed to win for coach. As a long suffering Vandy fan any type of win is an accomplishment and felt good. UK fans and other SEC fans don't realize the pain that comes with being the little fish in the ocean that is the SEC. 40 plus years of losing Football, Basketball being average at best, and zero Success in every other sport. Now the Baseball program is a national program, the Basketball program is a consistent winner, and Football has not been an embarrassment as in the past. The thing I'm most proud of is that this was not some fluke victory, Vandy kicked UK's butts especially in the last 5 minutes, and coach Stalling deserved to be spotlighted as a winner. Thanks again for writing a top notch article!
2 years, 4 months ago on Stallings Gets Emotional After Vandy's Tourney Title
Why not just keep the thing in Nashville?? The Georgia Dome is horrible for B-ball and anywhere else draws flies at best. I'm watching the games from NO & it's a dead atomsphere. St. Loius is NOT in any traditional SEC fans thought process as a SEC town. Hell it would be better in Louisville than St Louis. Also play the Football game somewhere else every 5th year or So New Orleans or a return to Birmingham
2 years, 4 months ago on Slive Sees Future SEC Tourneys In Atlanta, Nashville, And…
What would you rather have a SEC tourney Championship and a loss in the round of 32 or A loss in the first round of the SEC Tourney and a Final Four appearence???
2 years, 4 months ago on UK's Calipari Not Exactly Pumped For SEC Tourney
A lot of love for Mississippi St. I can see how experts suggest that UK, UF, VU, and BAMA are in/or should be in but MSU is not a "lock". Ole Miss, MSU, and TN are all in the same bracket so this weeks SEC tourney should be fun. Unfortuantly my Dores have very little to play for and will be dead meat on Friday night vs MSU or GA. But they have earned the right to skip the SEC tourney. If MSU gets by UGA then the RPI bost by beating VU could help them become locks.
2 years, 4 months ago on Bracketologists Break Down The SEC's Tourney Chances
I would shy away from the racist comments. If you are not new to the SEC. A lot of SEC programs have endured those type of accusations for too long. It's more bitterness about Mizzou leaving as the article suggests. Another well written article JP.
2 years, 4 months ago on Bitter Much? Big 12 Coaches Snub Media Coach Of The Year Haith At Mizzou
John Love the Blazing Saddles reference. Good article.
2 years, 5 months ago on Big 12 Exit Fees Set For A&M, Mizzou (And They’re Not That Bad)
Guilt by association. For the rest of the SEC this is a minor offense but for a program a clean as Vandy this is an embarrassment. I hope the NCAA doesn't try to make an example out of Franklin and Vandy.
2 years, 5 months ago on Maryland Complaint Just Shows How Much Franklin Has Changed VU
I noted this article was not as negative as most did I not??? But the statement "Also, there were rumblings from inside more than one SEC program that Vanderbilt’s players had mastered the art of the late hit and the clip." How can that be taken as a positive statement??? Spreading the claim that players are being coached to injure other players is a serious indictment on any coach's character. If you had left that out I would have read it differently.
You also insist that Williams will just poopoo the investigation like every other SEC program does. You seem to proclaim Franklin's guilt in this situation without any proof. This could mean NCAA sanctions placed on the program. How is that positive???
This weeks "I loatheJames Franklin" article is tamer than most. But still the same condescending attitude. I trust David Williams to do 10X better investigation than the rest of the SEC presidents have in the past. VU's integrity is something fans, alumni, and staff hold dear. If JF did indeed tamper then bring on all NCAA sanctions. I'm assuming MrSEC will lobby for a 10 to 20 year "death penalty" for all VU sports and Franklin to be blacklisted. I hope the NCAA is fair with VU and does administer the proper punishment like every other SEC school has gotten for this type of infraction. It's not like our coach has lied to investigators, or our QB's father pimped him to the highest bidder, or our players were arrested at an agent's party. If nothing is found I'm 100 % sure this site will properly acknowledge Franklin's innocence ;).
Like you just said a sunbelt caliber team that's been VU's talent level for years, UT has walk-on's that are 3 star players VU and UK barely has what 2 or 3 total. On talent alone UT should win by 40 over those teams without trying. You could combine the 2 this year and UT still was talentwise 3 TD's better, yet they lost to UK and went to OT at home with VU. Pathetic coaching to have them not win both of those game by at least 2 TD's. It is Not Kiffin's fault they finished last in the East.
2 years, 5 months ago on Kiffin Laughs Off The Ire Of UT Fans
@bigorangebri On talent alone UT should have blown out Vandy and UK yet they went to OT with one and lost to the other. UT has top 10 talent and is now blaming a coach who was there one year and is 2 years removed from being there. This team underachieved under Dooley. Blaming Kiffin for leaving for USC is not going to fix the issues now. He's long gone and never coming back.
How can the current state of the Vols be blamed on Kiffin??? He's been gone for 2 years plus and UT has been in the top 10 every year in recruiting (meaning they have tons of talented players) for 20+ years. Dooley is to blame for not getting the most out of his players (UT was full of 4 and 5 star players). One SEC win last year (vs Vandy in OT) and dead last in the east is due to bad coaching this season, not something that happened 2 years ago. As a VU fan I'm almost glad we lost to UT since it saved Dooley's job.
James Franklin is bad mouthed and treated like a pariah on this site and Excuses are made for Dooley's failures. LOL Heaven forbid Franklin ever get the UT job he will go from the worst coach in the SEC's history to the best with the stroke of a pen. I guess Franklin should thank Johnson for all those one and zero star recruits he had to coach in a bowl game this season.
What's wrong with keeping the divisions in the SEC??? a 4-way tie for 4th????? Why continue with the divisional schedule, when there are no divisions????
2 years, 5 months ago on If The SEC Tourney Started Today, Here's How The Bracket Would Look
@John at MrSEC
When have you ever praised him????? You once suggested he quit Vandy and take the Ole Miss job which at this time is a lateral move at best. If he goes 6-6 and 5-7 at Vandy 1 in every 3 years VU fans will love him. At Ole Miss and most other SEC schools the fans would demand his head on a platter.
So your "dregs" comment was taken out of context, sort of like Franklin's "men of honor" comments. Quit quoting that then and give him a benefit of a doubt. Also if he does the same thing every other coach does why does it warrant an article every week??
I googled Clay Travis he's a UT grad and huge Vol fan hardly the voice of Vandy football.
What does Franklin have to do to get praise?? Winning the National Title is impossible at VU, a SEC title is impossible, winning the east is almost impossible. He's at a job where the best he could realistically do is finish 3rd in his division, and damn near did that in his 1st season. His job is hard enough without people claiming he's lying to recruits (one player's father that wanted his boy to be given the starting job is NOT a source), He's running off players (when most participated in senior day at VU and have degrees) and now is a hypocrite because he made one comment which he said was not reported correctly. He also said that he regrets the comment yet no articles praising him for trying to set the record straight on the contrary it drew another hate article.
2 years, 5 months ago on VU’s Franklin Defends Actions In Maryland Transfer Case
It's called sarcasm!!!! The Vol fan called Franklin a "Punk". Coach was angry at his player and called that a stupid penalty. But according to Vol fans he's a punk for the actions of one of his players that basically lost the game for him.
Your TV show. You once called Vanderbilt the "dregs of the SEC". Which is funny since it's the only SEC "school" that actually graduates it's players, and you hardly ever hear of a VU players getting arrested, or ever hear of the NCAA investigating them. I wonder why they lose??? If one school actually doing the right thing for it's kids and not breaking the rules is the Dregs of the SEC we need more Dregs.
In the past month, You have acussed him of running off players, lying to recruits, now your questioning his integrity. It's a weekly thing here anymore. No other coach is being written about every week.
Like you said this stuff happens all the time, how do you know Franklin would do the same thing Edsall did???
Considering the other cheap shots that you take at Coach Franklin and VU in general this was actually a some what insult free article. But you con't resist the slap at the end. I only come on here to read the VU hate articles and I'm interested in the 2 new SEC teams. I know VU has the right guy to get under UT's fans and media skins like he does. I have yet to see you write or say anything good about the man or the University. Please don't start now, he's doing his job.
FYI: If he did break the rules and tamper like you are insisting. I hope the NCAA nails VU and prevents the Players from transferring to VU. I would rather continue to lose than cheat, but that's just me.
@Signal Mtn Dawg
John P is that you????
I'm 100% sure Coach Franklin told his player to go after the UT guy's knees and take get a15 yard penalty and take away a huge play that went to thae UT's 1 yard line. He was by far more interested in hurting Vol players than winning the game
This site would not be the same without the "I Hate" Franklin articles. How many times does a assistant coach leave a school and players follow?? Answer: All the time but because James Franklin's name is involved it's suddenly wrong according to MrSEC!!! When Urban Meyer left Utah a few players transferred to Florida. Danny O’Brien was ACC Freshman of the year and a Freshman all-american under Franklin, now he's not on anyone's radar. Maryland was 2-10 last year.
MrSEC would not be the same without The weekly "I hate James Franklin" article. Franklin must frequent this site to hate the media as much as you claim. All he said was " it really wasn’t written the way it was delivered" I hardly call that blaming the evil media. I understand Volnation hates the guy and JP has a personal agenda against VU. Please remove Vanderbilt from the top of the heading and quit writing about them if you are not going to be fair. I can't wait until VU is snubbed on selection Sunday. Just to read the Vandy should have won more games article!!
Next week don't miss the James Franklin kills puppies article followed but Kevin Stallings stole some kids candy and Tim Corbin worships Satan
2 years, 5 months ago on VU’s Franklin Backtracks From “Men Of Honor” Comments
Doesn't matter to this site any opportunity to bad mouth a Vandy coach esp. Franklin. Wow Vandy is no longer competing with the Troy St. and Jacksonville St's of the world for recruits. This site sounds like all the UT fans I live around he's Satan and should be banned from the SEC because he's trying to win at Vanderbilt. He is getting recruits that UT, and others wanted. He should just keep his mouth shut when talking to Vandy fans (comments in private) about recruits de-committing. We get it MrSEC you have nothing good to say about James Franklin (no need to disguise you disgust). Who got the worst comments of the 3 coaches in this article from this site, who comes off sounding like a hypocrite because he got a player from UT's backyard?. How do we know he was refering to Dawson?? How do we know Robinette didn't give UNC the proper thanks but no thank you?
According to this site he lies to recruits, he doesn't run up to other coaches after a tough losses and kiss them in their rear, he runs of underperforming players for no reason (even if they have their degrees). He sounds like every other SEC head coach except so far Vandy hasn't been investigated by the NCAA, and Players actually go to class and get degrees. One Player was arrested (only 999 more to catch up with the rest of the SEC) under Franklin and he was dismissed from the team. I'm not asking this site to love the guy or Stallings for that matter just treat them like you treat every other SEC coach and write one good article about them when they deserve it (not one loaded with backhanded compliments or suggesting that they leave).
2 years, 5 months ago on Like Miles, Franklin And Mullen Takes Shots At De-Commits; All Need To Grow Up
TN: KY, VA, NC, GA, AL, MS, AR, MO
MO: OK, AR, TN, KY, IL, IA, NE, KS
Tennesse borders every SEC state but FL, LA, TX, SC so almost all of UT's and Vandy's SEC games are border games. It's also why the SEC tourney should be in Nashville every year, it is centrally located.
2 years, 6 months ago on An 18-Game, Divisionless Schedule Would Be Best For SEC Hoops
Good plan but I'd rather have 2 permanent games and 3 rotating home and homes. Anything beats a 19 game schedule that makes the SEC road even tougher.
I wonder which team(s) is always going to magically have an extra home game every year, and which will one have always an extra road game???
2 years, 6 months ago on SEC Considers 19-Game Hoops Schedule
One thing in all of your Hate-Stallings articles you seem to omit is. It wasn't him that brought up the UK scheduling advantage to begin with. He was asked to comment on it. Add to that this is a Quote from him. "It's not Kentucky's fault," Stallings said. "They're going to do what we're doing; they're going to play their games when they're scheduled. So it's not a Kentucky issue. It's an issue with the league office, and I understand that television dictates certain things, and that's fine. But in stead of pointing those facts out it's easier to call him a whinner. Donovan is saying the same things after being asked to comment on it yet he gets a Big "pass".
2 years, 6 months ago on More Complaints About SEC Hoops Scheduling, But Nothing Can Be Done Now
O I C Stallings is a whinning crybaby and Donovan makes some good points?? Alabama and Tennessee both ran out of gas vs. UK What is the record for teams doing the Thursday-Saturday Turnaround BTW?? So far it's 1-3 since Vandy lost Saturday also which will cost them a NCAA Tourney bid.
2 years, 6 months ago on UF's Donovan Not Happy About Thursday-Saturday Turnarounds
I don't see Vandy making it yet MSU, UK, UF, Bama, Mizzou. are locks and the Commitee frowns on SEC teams. If the go 13-3 in the SEC they may not get an invite. That loss to Inidana St ruined them.
2 years, 6 months ago on Six SEC Teams Have A Shot At The NCAA Tourney
Boy Bama sure looked tired today I wonder why?? FYI UK has 8 weekend game in conference and half of those are vs teams on one days rest. UK benefits from the TV package too. CBS and ESPN wouldn't be hurt if they had to air other teams and not all 16 of Kentucky's conference games. We don't see Alabama every week during Football season why give UK the conference title on a platter.
2 years, 6 months ago on The SEC Responds To Stallings' Schedule Complaint
This a disgusting act and does embarass the SEC as a whole. MrSEC never mentioned Auburn in the article. Cecil Netwon Tried to sell him son to Mississippi St. Updyke poisoned trees in an attempt to destroy his rival's tradition. Those 3 things plus, The arrests of players, the NCAA investigations all give the Conference a black eye. If this was a Group of Ohio St. fans doing this to a Penn St. fan SEC fans would be say typical Big 10 idiots.
2 years, 6 months ago on Man Seen In Post-BCS Title Game Assault Video Arrested
You get to chose your Basketball rivals I want Ole Miss, Auburn, LSU, Georgia and SC or are those already taken by Kentucky?? Worst Idea ever no one would Chose to play UK or Florida twice. Maybe the SEC choses for you then VU will play T A&M, UK, UF, Mizzou, and Miss State twice next year due to Stallings comment on scheduling.The former East teams are screwed by having to play each other twice this year anyways. Even the schedule guy is confused by it he said there would be no divisions and then mentioned them in the process. BTW a 4-1-8 is a horrible idea who would want to play UK twice every year forever?Just rotate 3 teams and keep 2 rivals. Is it just me or does the SEC logo look bad with 14 flags.
2 years, 6 months ago on The SEC’s Mr. Transition Talks Scheduling
FYI Vandy Plays UK twice and UF twice in the month of Feb. How is making the NCAA tourney embarassing the league?? He has won games in the dance BTW. Not making the tourney Players not attending classes or getting degrees or Being placed on Probation is more embarassing than losing in the 1st round.
Missouri joins the SEC and now wants the tourney in KC. If you want it your home arena, why not stay in the Big XII?? How about a 4 city rotation Louisville, Nashville, Little Rock, New Orleans. Atlanta gets the SEC football title game and the Georgia Dome is horrible for Basketball.
2 years, 6 months ago on Kansas City Aims To Become An SEC City, But The SEC Should Be Picky With Its Tourney
When UT played MTSU and LSU played Bama Which game did you attend?? Which game did you cover the next day? In One article your suggesting he should leave Vandy, In the other it's hardly praise. But you had an article about Ole Miss hiring a Vandy coach and then linked an article accuising Vandy coaches of lying to recruites. But it was only one recruit and it was his father that wanted to be promised his son a starting position. What coaches ever promise that? Then another suggesting that Franklin is running off players something that happens at every SEC school but you forgot to mention most of those players already had degrees. Then he pokes some fun at Dooley and he's raked over the coals again. I liked the site until I read those articles misrepresenting things
2 years, 6 months ago on VU's Stallings Takes Issue With UK's Schedule
Maybe write a positive article about A Vandy Coach every once and a while. Your recent articles about James Frankin makes him out to be Satan And now coach Stallings is a whiner??? What's next Tim Corbin muder charges? You must really hate him with his recent success.
Is that the best Photo of KS you could find or just one to make him look angry or crazy?
It's biased from the point if Conzo Martin had said it it wouldn't be as big to warrant an article. Probably most SEC coaches agree with KS. You left out where he said understands it's part of the TV package. Your Vols looked tired near the end of their game Saturday vs UK. Could it have been from playing on Thursday?
It actually was Hugh Durham. Fogler admits to "borrowing" it from him. He was on a local Radio station and someone asked him about it once. Having been to the SEC tourney the Blue mist is a real thing. UK wasn't even playing that night! I love Kentucky BTW I just thought that KS did have a point about the schedule advantage. He didn't even bring it up he was asked to comment on it..
Basically I'm just sick of the attack Vandy articles on here recently. Jelousy breeds contempt especially from a rival team fan. UGA just beat them!!
My dad's a huge UK fan BTW. I don't need a history lesson. 90% of SEC basketball is UK no doubt. Hugh Durham Used to call it "Blue mist". Stallings was just pointing UK's advantage in the schedule. But he was attacked for it.
Did you actually read the Tennessean's article or just the biased one on here?? It noted that UK lost the last time it played the SEC Thursday - Saturday games. Add to that NCAA games are played in the same location where as these teams have to travel.
Imagine That!! MrUT.com writing a negative article attacking a Vandy Coach.
Stalling's points are somewhat valid UK is getting some favoritism in the schedule. Not so much in not Playing Thursday but playing teams after a Thursday game, but instead of pointing out that fact, MrUT just calls him a complainer. Interesting that this quote was ignored "But we agreed to take that on. So that’s just part of the deal. It’s part of the TV package, and we can live with that.”
Of course the year that UT's Football team had to 4 teams after and bye week was never complained about by UT's fans or coaches.
It was ESPN pushing for the Thursday games. Why wouldn't they want UK on Thursday night to get better ratings there also?? Stallings better be quiet though he did have one year where he played 5 straight road games and 7 of his 1st 10 were road games Vandy was the only team in the SEC to be given that type of schedule. With A&M and Mizzou joining, next year he may have to play all road games.
Running up the score is crap and UT did it not only to Vandy but everyone else. Peyton Manning padding stats by throwing TD passes in a 49-3 game is running it up. Like I said UT fans are living in the past. As you quoted me the entire history of UT football. It's possible that both progams accend at the same time making this a true rivalry. Like I said this is a 1st UT fan site 2nd a rest of the SEC site I understand that. But what has Franklin said or done that was so bad? Yet there are links on here calling him a liar, suggesting he's running off payers (all of which have degrees), now this. This site has never given him any credit for at least make Vandy respectable. It's all out attack from MrUT.com
2 years, 6 months ago on VU’s Franklin Gigs UT’s Dooley On Nashville Radio Show
Maybe it's because those other Vandy coaches layed down and took UT's crap is the reason they lost all those times. It and UT was a powerhouse and now is living on it's past instead of realizing it's no longer a top 25 program and is equal to UK and VU at this moment. You can't just throw your helments onto the field and beat those teams by 40 anymore. The other SEC teams owe UT nothing and UT has never shown any other SEC program respect. They always ran up the score on teams when they could. I know this is a UT fan and homer site and the Founder is a huge UT fan, but UT fans need to look themselves in the face and change instead of being offended because some other coach/team didn't kiss your rear
How is this a gig at UT? He stated a fact. Once again MrUT.com is trying to make Franklin out to be a villian. Vol fans and this website loved it when Lane Kiffin was making even more classless statements about Florida than Franklin has ever made about UT. Now Franklin is satan to Vol nation. UT has fallen to the depths where they are competeing with the Vandys of the world instead of the Fla and GA's and are not even close to the Bama's. Enjoy the fact that the East's cellar has a new member. Most Vol fans want rid of Dooley anyways why defend him now?
Vandy is any thing but a sure thing for the NCAA tourney, Beating mediocore teams like SC and AU proves little to the commitee. They are one injury away from NIT or a losing record. Without Ezeli they were pathetic in the pre-SEC schedule. The commitee will see A&M and Missouri as SEC teams on selection sunday UK and UF are sure things and the SEC rarely gets more than 4 in.
2 years, 6 months ago on UF, VU Take Care Of Business On The Hardwood; Fox, Horn