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That corrupt states story has more holes than Swiss Cheese. It goes back to 1978 (Ray Blanton who died in 96). They chastise LA for increasing the budget for schools over Medicaid expansion. If we had more education we would need less medicaid expansion.
3 months, 1 week ago on SEC Headlines 6/6/2014
Why would you soil yourself and this site by Linking to a liberal rag like Slate. They are the biggest race baters in the business.
5 months ago on SEC Headlines 3/16/2014
1. most of the Direct TV subscribers are outside of the Sec Footprint. 2.The Best SEC football games on the channel will be second tier, and most will give up those second tier games for Sunday ticket (not to mention the Walking Dead).3. If they don't fight them on the price everyone will complain about their higher bills.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on DirecTV Emails About SEC Network Only Confirm What We’ve Been Telling You From Day One
@sojourner@sec_fanSo far only 5 have committed to other schools. If Vanderbilt makes the right hire it will be a blip on the radar. If not it could be back back to 2 win seasons. Before you vilify Franklin he built what you are accusing him of destroying.
8 months ago on Reports Suggest Vandy’s Williams Searching High And Low For New Coach
@sojournerEd Orgeron had a meeting with the early enrollees trying to get them to leave so he could flip them. On the other hand Butch Jones brought a couple of Cincinnati recruits with him. Truth is every time a coach leaves it destroys a recruiting class. It comes with the territory. Vanderbilt should focus on the coaching search. If Tennessee had it would be competing in the SEC instead of recovering from Dooley by now.
I think he was just saying Vanderbilt finally gets out of state.He admits its not a great pick.They did get the shaft but the whole bowl picture is ridiculous. South Carolina is keeps going to the same area playing the same team. The SEC championship looser drops from a BCS bowl. The AAC gets a Automatic BCS berth. The Liberty bowl may regret their decision with State coming off a bit of a disappointment. This may not be so bad for Vanderbilt. They play on a day with not other games in a rich recruiting area. They split bowl money so they will still get a good check. Vanderbilt is not leaving the conference they helped found, plus it is not the conferences fault. When they get more say in the bowls next year I thing things will change a bit. Having a 8-5 team with wins over Florida and Georgia in the worst bowl has to be an embarrassment to the league.
9 months, 1 week ago on 35 Post-SEC Championship Game And Bowl Selection Thoughts
what will really be weird is if Missouri play Texas A and M for the SEC championship at some point.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on SEC Bowl Projections – 11/20/13
I am not sure about it myself, but if the seniors want it it should be there choice.
10 months ago on Tennessee To Bust Out The Gray Uniforms Again
Is the Independence Bowl/Advocare V100 in Shreveport not in the mix anymore. No one is projected there.
10 months ago on SEC Bowl Projections – 11/20/13
South Carolina was 11 when UT beat them and Georgia was 15 when Vandy Beat them. UT probably will be favored, but only because it is in Knoxville TN. If they play Auburn like they did against Missouri, even that could change
10 months, 1 week ago on MrSEC.com Power Rankings – 11/7/13
Why is Vanderbilt in the Basement contender category? They have the same record as Florida, they will probably be favored over Kentucky and Wake Forest. The Tennessee game will be a tossup ate best. That is a much easier road than Florida.
The article doesn't accuse Franklin of the cover-up, but just states
someone close to the investigation had accused Franklin. Since he was out
of town when the incident occurred, the school had already dismissed
the players and turned the matter over to the police, it seems far fetched.
1 year ago on Franklin Denies Trying To Help Cover Up Vandy Rape Case
Could be they wanted Kentucky open to play other Opponents. It is a huge draw even in opponents venues.
1 year, 1 month ago on No Kentucky-Tennessee Hoops Game In Knoxville This Year… It Didn’t Have To Be That Way
@TravisRussellI wonder how you would feel if it was your institution.
1 year, 1 month ago on Vandy Rape Case An Ugly Story, But It’s Way Too Soon To Be Talking About Franklin’s Recruiting
One problem is Florida fans expect national championships every year. They could hardly sell Sugar Bowl tickets, while Vanderbilt and Ole Miss sold out of their allotment easily.
1 year, 1 month ago on Coming Off An 11-Win Season, Florida’s Swamp Still Hasn’t Sold Out
@MoKelly1 They have hemoraged most of their good teams because of Texas.
1 year, 3 months ago on Preseason Guide King Steele Says 6 SEC Teams (Including Vandy) Fit “The National Championship Mold”
Looks Like Vanderbilt owes someone a Thank You. The big Ten has always thought they were better than anyone else. Someday they need to prove it.
1 year, 3 months ago on OSU’s Gee Takes Shots At The SEC, Notre Dame, Catholics, And Everything Else Under The Sun
Vanderbilt and Kentucky had huge turnover, Tennessee had injuries. They all made runs near the end, so it is a temporary down. Being number 8 RPI did not help anyone though.
1 year, 6 months ago on Reputation Is Everything For The SEC… In Football And In Basketball
I would love to root for Ole Miss. They are an underdog. They are in the SEC. They made a great comeback in the SEC tournament. Ole Miss is not Kentucky or Duke they need the support. Unfortunately because of Henderson I even....Rooted for Florida in the championship game and I am not alone. One of these day he is gonna get a broken nose. People will only take so much
1 year, 6 months ago on Henderson A Necessary Villain? What A Weak Defense Of Poor Behavior
@jones75 t's all a guessing game on both parts. Lunardi could change by Monday, of course so could MR SEC. One factor could be what I call the Notre Dame effect (popular teams getting the benefit of the doubt ). That would give Kentucky the nod. They love having them there for the fan support even with a less than stellar season. Of course a hot Vanderbilt team (for Instance) could pull a Georgia and win the whole thing taking one of these precious bids.
1 year, 6 months ago on Tourney Hopes: A Deep Dive Into The SEC's Current Resumes - 3/1/13
@JeffMcCartney Many times the favorite will phone it in and wait for the big tournament. Remember a few years ago when Not even on the bubble Georgia won the tournament.
1 year, 6 months ago on SEC Hoops: The Road To March Madness
With the sec weak, if Florida was to get knocked out early, It could give a hot team like Tennessee a shot at the Conference Tournament Championship.
Vanderbilt coach James Franklin not crazy about heading to Wake Forest for the second straight year: ”I’ve never heard of a program in the country going back to the same school.” (Missouri will play at Texas A&M for the third straight year Saturday.). They weren't all at Missouri though.
1 year, 10 months ago on SEC Headlines 11/20/2012
So what you are saying is I did not see John Gruden, Dave hart and Elvis eating at Burger King.
1 year, 10 months ago on A Tip For Fans Following Coaching Searches
Most said the Kick-off attendance was higher, but there was less than 50,000 at half time.
1 year, 10 months ago on Only 18,885 Fans Showed Up For UK-VU Last Saturday; Think Rupp Would Ever Be Just 27% Full?
Why do this now? Does this mean they are going for Fulmer? Their other candidates have a job and will not be available until seasons end.
1 year, 10 months ago on Phillips Out As Coach At Kentucky After Season
I don't see Petrino at Tennessee. After The mess with Kiffin leaving, NCAA investigations, and Pearl leaving over it, Tennessee needs to find a safer route. The only choice will be an up and comer unless Jon Gruden come to Tennessee, unlikely event. All the major names have Jobs.
1 year, 10 months ago on Let The Race For Petrino Begin
I believe was done to accommodate the new SEC schedule. Franklin probably had little choice. This isn’t the first change that had to be made to accommodate conference realignment. If they go to a nine game schedule it will only get worse. As for sending the letter, I am sure the contract would require them to send a letter to cancel it. Vanderbilt’s AD is a lawyer. Seriously they sound like jilted lovers.
1 year, 11 months ago on Northwestern’s Fitzgerald Rips Vandy For Last-Minute Back-Out
i Heard his wife bought a golf Course near Cleveland. I think it is a done deal.
1 year, 11 months ago on Stop With The Emails, Saban Won’t Leave Bama
That would still be John. The athletic department has to cut the budget without eliminating programs and combining the departments was the best way. This lawsuit still has problems; it was well known that Pat was sick and this would likely would be her last year, since she was replaced by a woman there is no discrimination. The women’s athletic department being eliminated means that duplicate offices would be taken by the men’s department, thus more women would lose their position. The men's athletic department is responsible for the money and whether it seems fair or not that is the reality. This lawsuit is sad since it seems like Jennings is putting a sick Pat Summit and her son in the middle of her own vendetta.
1 year, 11 months ago on Summitt’s Son Could Provide A Way Out For Tennessee
We may be a little hard on Vanderbilt. All three of their losses have been to top 25 teams.
1 year, 11 months ago on SEC Headlines 9/30/2012
It sounds like this was all part of the restructuring to combine the departments. Jennings male replacement has been there for 13 years. I think she was spraeding rumors and administration got tired of it.
1 year, 11 months ago on UT And A.D. Sued For “Unlawful Discrimination”
Vanderbilt, TCU, and Tulane get the benefit of being in large cities with good access to bars. Most of these list are conjecture at best.
1 year, 11 months ago on 3 SEC Schools Make Playboy’s “Party School” List
@Mr Bad Example Thank you for explaining that. I don't like to name drop myself.
1 year, 11 months ago on We Must Be Nearing October… The Gruden Talk Has Begun
The scarey part is I have friends who are not even Rumor Mungers now believing this. I am not sure if it means this rumor business is getting worse, or if it is true.
I wonder if Franklin does not see too many upsides with Rogers. I agree that the Presbyterian game would have given him momentum, so he must have not seen anything with Austyn Carta-Samuels to give him the start.
1 year, 11 months ago on Game Roundup: UGA And USC Thrive, Arkansas Dives,
Vanderbilt should have started with this game. This will be a good chance to get to run on all cylinders.It is Jordan Rogers best chance to get in rhythm, otherwise this may be his last start.
2 years ago on SEC Game Previews – 9/14/12
He is recruiting better players. They are getting 4 star players and competing with Georgia Tennessee and Alabama for recruits. They do't have the number of them the others do, and Jordan Rogers is going to have to calm down. He fumbled the ball several times in 3 games. Remember this is Franklin's second year and his players are Freshmen and Sophomores. He may never win the SEC, but he should be able to compete and go to bowl games.
2 years ago on MrSEC.com's Power Rankings - 9/11/12
I thought the same thing. I agree thought, most of the media would not want to help ESPN.
2 years ago on The Polls Have Different Views Of The SEC
The drug policy should be set by the NCAA. It needs national consistency. First offense is rehab, second is suspension, third dismissal. They should have other chances after a one year suspension, but there has to be a consistent rule.
2 years ago on SEC Headlines 8/22/2012
They are about 83 miles. I guess that is not too far.
2 years, 2 months ago on MSU’s Mullen Verbatim: “We’re Not Very Far From The National Title”
@Gomezzzz They beat Kentucky, had 6 wins and a Bowl Game. Tennessee lost to Kentucky with a receiver as QB and Had no bowl game. Not to mention how many recruits are talking about the energy in the west end.
2 years, 2 months ago on Vandy Unveils New Unis At Barnes & Noble
The real problem is you would have to do that with every sport from Men's Basketball to Women's Bowling. That would make it expensive on the have nots and maybe a bit of a burden on the haves.
2 years, 3 months ago on USC's Spurrier Doesn't Want To Pay Players For Play... He Wants To Reimburse Them Based On Performance. Oh.
I believe Chris Del Conte was speaking to KTTU. WTTU is in Cookeville TN
2 years, 3 months ago on Expansion Rumors And Reports… and 15 Reasons To Not Read Too Much Into Any Of Them
I think he thinks can come back to Tennessee if Dooley fails. He keeps talking about how the people who were there when he was fired as being gone. He has had a few opportunities to return and has not taken them. Something does not add up.
2 years, 4 months ago on Fulmer Would Have ‘Jumped All Over’ Arkansas Job
These lists have a big problem. Most of the coaches in the SEC have less than five years experience. This will be Texas a and m and Missouri's first year in the SEC, and the first year for Hugh Freeze and John L Smith.This is basically a preseason poll and we know how those usually go.
2 years, 4 months ago on Saban's On Top Of TSN's 124 Football Coach Countdown
@Geoff McDorms IF he can get 8 wins this season he is probably the coach Tennessee needs. Plus chances are a new coach would mean 2-3 years, depending on Attrition, to get back to 8 wins. If Discipline and Grades don't improve, it may be a moot point, but right now Dooley's success would be the best thing for Tennessee
2 years, 4 months ago on John L. Smith Introduced At Arkansas
Can't really blame him. Alabama, Florida, and LSU soften there non conference schedule as much as possible.
2 years, 5 months ago on Franklin Wants An Easier Schedule At Vandy
This has always been a problem with the tourney. Guaranteed teams are ready for the Big Dance. Could be good news for a team like Tennessee that needs to win the tourney to get in.
2 years, 6 months ago on UK's Calipari Not Exactly Pumped For SEC Tourney
The NCAA was created to keep the schools equal in recruiting. Of course in the real world reputation, Venue size, conference ect makes a big difference, but the rules keep the balance somewhat in check. The solution to the problem would be create a new super division, but the problem with that is all sports,including the women's sports, would have to be equal. For instance, thestipend to a football player would have to be equal to one given to a softball player. You would also have to eliminate a majority of the bowls and the excitement of a TCU or Boise State being competitive with the big boys. For these reasons I think the NCAA is stays intact.
2 years, 6 months ago on Calipari: The NCAA Is "Not Going To Be Around Long"