Wait, you mean Missouri played a game this last weekend? Why...with no articles on SDS, I was under the impression that they had an off week. Don't look now, but Georgia and Florida are coming up next. The Tigers could be staring down the barrel of a 4 game losing streak. Oh, and Tennessee? I'm sure that Derek Dooley's offense will score 50 on them again...right? Maybe it's time for another strike by the football team.
Yep. Hey, I get it. Coachspeak is the order of the day where mistakes are concerned. Nobody likes confessing a blunder in public. But I'm sure he took accountability for it in front of his team and that's what matters. (Had he not done so, I don't think he would have played a single down.)
Jeremy Pruitt recalls decision to let Jauan Jennings return to Vols: Some people make the most of second chances
Jennings is all-time epic, a #1 Alpha dog. I'd put him in the same conversation with Al Wilson, Dale Jones, or George Cafego. Beverly Davenport told us she loved Peyton Manning. I love Jajuan Jennings.
I’m sure he took more ownership in front of his team than he did in his public remarks. "Miscommunication"? Who's doing the communicating in the huddle? The Quarterback. So, if the rest of the team had understood his communication, then everything would have been okay? Not buying. The way that Guarantano executed that play makes any miscommunication irrelevant. An actual QB sneak is the QB getting low, following a blocker, and pushing his way forward. Nobody on Tennessee’s team could help him or limit the damage the way that he hazarded possession of the football at the goal line. I'll give Guarantano credit for a great performance Saturday. But he still gets charged for a gross error in that Alabama game.
+1. POTS needs to update their playlist. Play SOMETING that invites the crowd to cheer. Immigrant Song ain't it.
Did the game with Kentucky happen this weekend? I can't find an SDS article on the Missouri page about it...
In Lyle Jones' case, I'm surprised he's being paid that much by Alabama. The same principle applies and I wish UT would do likewise to him.
Jeremy Pruitt praises his team’s ability to respond to adversity following big win over South Carolina
This is twice that UT got beaten by the big bad wolf (Georgia, Alabama)and twice that they won the next game (MSU, Carolina). That's a great job of not letting one loss turn into two losses.
Inertia is carrying us towards the inevitability of Guarantano starting at QB. That's terrible news for Tennessee because frankly, if he's playing, we're losing.
+1, Aggie. And to think, I read all of that just to get to....what Vegas was already predicting.
Jeremy Pruitt responds to Tennessee fans saying they may boycott game or boo if Jarrett Guarantano is starting QB
I won't boo Guarantano. I will cheer his number at the top of my lungs. "TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
How Dave Hooker remains employed as a journalist remains a mystery. Mystery!? What’s mysterious about Guarantano? He’s terrible. This year, something new has happened with this team. They’ve gotten better while Guarantano has not. Up until now, he’s been graded on a curve because while he was a bad QB, he was on a bad team. His gaps could be masked by the other gaps on the field. No longer. Now, he’s on a team that’s rapidly improving around him leaving his gaps as glaring, obvious impediments that are holding the entire team back. Nothing better epitomizes that than the quarterback sneak at Alabama. He didn’t even communicate with his own team. And given the result, his motivations or intentions are irrelevant.
So what was classless about the Tennessee fans? The cigars are for the team and maybe fans. But the press that is supposed to be evenly reporting on the game!? Look, when Tennessee WAS winning, the whine was that the cigars were considered "extra benefits" by the NCAA. When the Bammers win, and their entire stadium (which is probably a smoke free environment under their own state laws) lights up, and sideline reporters also get in on the act? Give me a break.
Done. You guys pay Guz' buyout, we'll pay Pruitt's, and we'll call it an even swap. Pruitt can finish learning how to be a head coach on the plains. Guz can take us to The Next Level (tm) which for us is relevancy. Mediocrity is still another level above that.
Mediocrity would be a welcome upgrade.
Too much coaching malpractice on and off the field to chronicle in one comment. I'll keep it brief. Jeremy Pruitt is the Jarret Guarantano of head coaches. Pruittano.
Jeremy Pruitt not pleased with Tennessee simply threatening Georgia early: ‘Our No. 1 goal is to win every game’
Yeah, I'm not pleased either, coach. I like that the team is starting to play watchable football because when they do, it reveals the gaps in coaching. At the end of the first half, you've got to run the ball and the clock. If you take it to the endzone, then you lead 21-20 at the half. If you don't, you simply cannot give Georgia an extra opportunity to score to close the first half KNOWING that they get the ball to start the second half. That's a 2TD swing that belongs to the coaches. And Maurer getting destroyed on that sack/fumble? Yes, he didn't see the field. He's a freshman. You coaches know that and should have stayed in the max protect, 2 TE set that was WORKING. Instead, you get your QB blasted and give up a free TD when you had a chance to close the gap. Once again, another scoring swing that is squarely on the coaches. I'm not expecting a win. The team gave me everything I could reasonably expect. The coaches' management of the game though was awful in a couple of spots though.
Bad day to be an official: Replacement referee run over during wild play during Georgia-Tennessee game
It obviously doesn't change the outcome, but the replacement head ref did a great job of being the 12th man for Georgia. Apart from that, Tim Jordan makes a tackle and saves the TD. SEC officiating at its best.
Burns just called out Vol Twitter. "I'll show me!" Have fun with that, mmmkay?
Yes. It should have been a penalty. But frankly, I wish he had thrown GuaranTAN-NO's helmet into the river so that maybe he can't return to the game. Instead, we were treated to the all-too predictable performance of late passes thrown behind the receiver which are either broken up, intercepted, or get the receiver blasted. Throws behind the sticks on third down that fail to move the chains and force field goal attempts and ultimately lose games. Rick Clausen would have hung 42 on BYU.
The past several UT coaches (who have stayed three years minimum) have had a pattern. A signature loss in year 2. Fulmer did it in 1994 with a 0-31 loss to Florida. In fairness, Florida was #1 and in another galaxy. Dooley did it in 2011 with a 10-7 loss to Kentucky. Inexcusable. He should have been fired before leaving the field. Jones did it in 2014 with a 10-9 loss to Florida that was there for the taking. And post game, he hissed, "remember this feeling." And now Pruitt has done it in 2019 with a 38-23 season opening loss to a team that finished 2-10 the year prior. But it's not just that Pruitt had an inexcusable loss to start this season. He had an inexcusable loss to finish the 2018 season. Which means that he now has back to back inexcusable losses. Pruitt is most obviously not the guy. Has anyone got a picture of him humping a shark or doing anything that would work as a "for cause" termination? Asking for a friend.
That's an insult to the Mighty Arkansas Razorbacks. I would never have believed that this team could be this bad. They had an inexcusable loss at Vandy last year. And Pruitt followed that up with a loss that's even worse. And we PAID them.
Sure he was a difference. We got worse.
"As the SEC continues to tweak its instant replay system in hopes of arriving at an ideal outcome for Alabama, the conference on Thursday announced another change." There. I fixed it. On the monitor, the refs will see video loops of what happens to referees who don't make the right call. A subtle reminder to make The Right Call(tm) that's in the best interests of all parties.
Ex-Auburn, NFL star Jerraud Powers burns Dan Enos: ‘He didn’t have the balls to tell Saban he was leaving’
So let me see if I've got this right, Dan. Your O-line just gave up 10...ten...TEN sacks. And the QB is the problem? Why that would be like putting all the blame onto Alabama's offensive staff for getting blasted 44-16 by Clemson.
Jim Mora, "Title Contender!?" Easy there, Paul Finebammer. Everybody that is serious about winning championships in this sport has LEADERS running their athletic department, football programs, and in most cases the University as well. For the last generation, Tennessee has ben saddled with managers and administrators. Beverly Davenport being a notable exception. As a Tennessee fan, I am thankful every day for Aunt Bev. She was a leader even though she had to know she'd get whacked like Goodfellas. For Tennessee to change course, it starts with having leaders in charge. Not managers. With Fulmer, there is at least a chance of getting that leadership. Leadership is only the first step though. Tennessee is below the bottom rung of the ladder in our conference. A title contender?! Let’s strive for being relevant. That means making bowl eligibility. Every. Single. Year. That’s not too much to ask. given the fans, funds, and facilities Tennessee has. Do that and you can build depth and talent for a breakout at some point.
>with no drama< sorry.
Dang. We almost went the whole offseason drama. Hate to hear this. If this was Florida, he'd be suspended a couple of games, but return in time for the game with Tennessee. In other news, the NCAA's Aubrey Solomon hostage crisis continues. Day 247 with no end in sight.
Surprised they didn't also sanction the tutor's potential progeny. Rest assured, the NCAA make sure that nothing interferes with the perennial playoff between Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Ohio State.
"And that’s not my way of referencing Florida’s less-than-stellar offseason, which saw 5 recruits from its 2019 signing class leave before they could even suit up once. I promise it’s not." So this is you not referencing Florida's offseason by directly cataloguing the offseason. Don't you have some memes to go generate and post as an article or something? @@