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i gotta admit i've got mixed feelings over this one. i cringe at the hit my alma mater would take in the credibility and integrity departments, but then i remember how creeps like woody hayes and bobby knight were kept long after they should have been fired at those 'we're better'n than you are' universities. what bruce was guilty of stunk far less than the mess pete carroll left in his wake. but, still i like to think the vols value honor at least as much as they do wins. color me undecided.
1 week, 2 days ago on Pearl Deserves A Second Chance… With Conditions
in re expectations at tennessee
i remember 1977. johnny majors had just taken over fresh from a national championship at pittsburgh. his first recruiting class astounded everyone. as i recall, sports illustrated commented about it that the last time that much manpower was assembled, the allies landed at anzio. three seasons of lousy football interspersed with one shot at mediocrity followed. to be fair, majors attained little more than a higher level of mediocrity over his entire 15 years in volville. so, i think i can keep from going overboard.
1 week, 3 days ago on SEC Headlines 2/27/2014
based on his record, i'd be surprised that the boy with the famous last name could remember his phone number.
1 week, 3 days ago on Tennessee’s Jones: “We Treat Georgia As A Home State For Us”
one more reason for me to say to hell with it. truly, time has passed me by.
and while i'm at it, even the watching from home has deteriorated. instead of getting to watch two bands perform at halftime, we get lou holtz drooling on himself. get rid of the talking heads and give the musicians (who have well earned it) their time on the tube.
1 week, 5 days ago on Get Ready For More Canned Music At SEC Football Games
in reminding me that pearl received a buyout "despite being fired for cause", you reminded me of the range, depth, and duration of mike hamilton's imbecility. not to be mean to pearl, but what kind of idiot gives someone who's fired for breaking a rule and lying about it a severance package? the only greater travesty was the one hamilton paid himself for running the athletic department into the ground.
1 week, 5 days ago on Ex-SEC Coaches From One Era Defend A Pair SEC Coaches From This Era
@viciousdawg that's an option only if you are blind.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on DirecTV Emails About SEC Network Only Confirm What We’ve Been Telling You From Day One
he's convinced that amity shlaes knows something about economics and history. nothing further need be said.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116426/george-will-finds-his-wild-side
@the_voice the pigs do themselves no favors, recruiting or otherwise, by playing marquee games in that outdated high school stadium in little rock (georgia gets to visit there this year).
3 weeks, 5 days ago on SEC Leads Nation In Football Attendance; Here’s Each School’s 5-Year Average
"Tennessee fans were glad to see Derek Dooley go."
you got that right! but he was only number 2 in the 'don't let the door hit ya' derby. number 1 was and always will be mike hamilton who could screw up a one car funeral.
@kerrigjl@sojournerYeah. They damned sure ought to look into it.
1 month, 1 week ago on Former Vandy QB Rodgers Eviscerates Alma Mater Right Before Signing Day
As is evident from their long history, Vandy is clueless about serious college football. I can't imagine the Vols treating former players this shabbily. Until they are able to buy a clue, the 'Dores should stick to lacrosse.
I couldn't agree more. Butch Jones was a 'who's he?' hire, but he's already proven himself heads and shoulders above his predecessor (the boy in the orange pants with the famous last name).
1 month, 2 weeks ago on At Arkansas – And Elsewhere – Unanswered Prayers Are Sometimes Best
miles is doing for football what calipari has done for basketball.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 29 SEC Players Part Of Record 98-Man Class Of Underclassmen Turning Pro
@sec_fan@sojournerThere's a big difference here. Nothing weasel boy or Orgeron could do was going to hurt the Vols for very long. This is devastating for Vandy. It puts me in mind of a respectable well-off widow who takes in a fast talking, down on his luck, street hustler. Once he gets on his feet, he hooks up with a snazzy young thing and walks out. Fair enough, but then he goes back for her jewels and silverware. There's a limit.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Reports Suggest Vandy’s Williams Searching High And Low For New Coach
"Vandy is a helluva lot more than it's football program."
Given the state of its so-called football program at the moment, I would hope so.
@Leon DespairHe was fortunate to play them when the program was hitting rock bottom (for that matter, the great majority of his wins came against teams with losing records). Vandy fans ought to enjoy that streak. It isn't likely to happen again this century (or roughly, until they get another bowl invite).
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Franklin Defends His Decision To Swing Vandy Commits To Penn State
I read where Vandy's recruitng class imploded overnight with the Franklin fiasco. I also read where Franklin was justifying his thievery of recruits by saying, "...recruits commit to a coach, not a school." Amazing. Even Kiffen and Orgeron weren't that sanctimonious when weasel boy booked for the coast. Here's hoping Franklin enjoys the same kind of success. There are some sobering differences here. The Vols were a helluva lot more than one coach; Vandy had little else. With Tennessee's tradition, facilities, history and fan support, it was little more than a temporary hiccup till things started looking up in Knoxville. It would have come even sooner had the Vol's A.D. known that you don't hire a head coach for his last name. Vandy is back where it was the day Franklin stepped off the plane, smoke and mirrors in hand. I almost feel for them.
moms mabley ought to sue. she was the one who came up with, "you keep on doin' whatcha been doin', and you're gonna keep on gettin' whatcha got."
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Saban Posts Reminder Of Two Losses For Bama’s Players
That he bailed on Vandy doesn't surprise me. He's a professional coach with an ego and some awareness of reality. What are the chances that his achievements at Vandy, whatever they might be in the future, would approach, let alone rival what he could do at Penn State? What bothers me are the reports that he and his staff are actively recruiting some of the players he recruited to Vandy. That is dishonorable, and smacks of what Kiffin and Orgeron did after they left Tennessee. If he has to rob a program like Vandy to succeed at Penn State, then the Lion fans might want to re-evaluate their new hire. They may have hired the next Lane Kiffen.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Franklin’s Departure From Vandy A Great Reminder: Don’t Put Blind Faith In A Coach
I wouldn't be surprised if, within a couple of seasons, he weren't reunited with his daddy as head coach of the Cowboys.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Kiffin Set Up To Succeed At Alabama