A "kicking whisperer" ?!? SEC Shorts, please call your office -- would love to see them parody this.
Haven't announced a signee?!?! Never heard of him. How many stars does he have?
Please use Roman Numerals.
You want to know what Butch Jones brings to the table? Coffee.
I hear Greg Schiano is available.
You may hate burnt orange, but not our orange -- y'all have the reputation of the finest, friendliest fans in the conference, so let's talk about what we have in common. The very nickname of our school ("Volunteers") is borne from a great respect for military service. That checks a huge block at your school, too. The very namesake of our stadium is a guy who went to A&M for a year, before going to USMA.
He won't leave Alabama until he gets a National Championship ring.
It sure does seem to matter to you and a couple of other trolls.
Alabama still gets the trophy even if they win and don't cover the spread versus Clemson, right?
Greg Schiano and Miami — what a great fit! Can anyone believe NOBODY has called this guy? All the National Media told us how awesome he was last year, but I don’t hear those kinds of reports anymore... hmm...
Incredibly, I hear Greg Schiano is still available...
UCF can't claim they will play "anybody, anywhere" anymore.
The answer to your question, Mr. O'Gara, is Jimmy Sexton.
"I don’t think anybody in our position in college football would agree to do a two-for-one..." As mentioned earlier, didn't Florida just schedule a two-for-one with USF?
Patience? How many stars does he have?
I agree with C.O'G. This is the new normal, and so therefore bowl games are a terrible measure of "conference superiority" in my opinion. It's the regular season and/or the CFP that teams are putting the utmost effort & preparation to win. One change I'd like to see is this: An appearance in a Bowl Game should have no bearing on the 4-game redshirt rule. In other words, kids should be allowed to play in a bowl game and not have it count as one of their 4 games.
Could even add South Carolina to that 2012 list. Sorry, Cocky!
If the playoff were to be expanded to 8 teams, then the SEC would have, at a minimum, two teams in the playoffs every year, and probably 3 teams semi-regularly. Once in awhile, we'll get a year like 2012, where Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Texas A&M, and LSU would have all made a 16-team field, and probably 4 of those teams would have been in an 8-team field that year. They don't realize they are making it MORE likely (not less) that an SEC team wins it all. That's why they want to make sure to pigeon-hole slots for conference champs and the best FCS team, and Notre Dame, so that way it keeps the SEC from getting 2-3 at-large berths. If they go to 8 teams, no way can they claim they will pick the "8 best" teams.
Butch Jones has OC experience at two of his past coaching stops. Most Tennessee fans believe Butch Jones to be offensive.
What do you mean, "What do they have to do?" You guys are ALREADY the DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! You don't have to do ANYTHING!!! If nobody beats you, then you just dutifully claim BACK-TO-BACK status!
Well that's never going to happen, but we were assured by many northerners that Greg Schiano was the best coach ever!
After being chastised for not wanting Greg Schiano, Tennessee faithful wonder why Ohio State DC isn’t taking over for Urban Meyer
Good question, MWB.
howdy, you must be new here -- welcome to SDS.
This article is in bad taste... I think you bit off more than you can chew... Very tough to swallow... But seriously, leave the student-athletes out of this -- none of them had contracts, and they all made choices they thought was in their best interests, and acted in a manner consistent with their upbringing and maturity level.
If you want an 8 team playoff, how does a 16 or 32 team playoff sound to you? How about 64 teams? I don't want 8 teams in the playoff. I don't want teams sneaking in. Earn your way into the top 4 through a combination of outstanding conference play and strength of schedule.
What a peach you are! Regarding playing youth, guess where this quote comes from: "For some unknown reason, the Vols staggered through their fifth consecutive homecoming win. That’s either a sign of a young team not prepared for a lesser opponent or an inexperienced team still reeling from a loss against South Carolina that easily could have been a win. Either is unacceptable." -- Dave Hooker, three days ago. If you are writing an article suggesting that young players should play, then you can't write some other article knocking the coach for playing young players when they make those young-player-inexperience-mistakes. Or vice versa. Just be consistent.
Perfect fit and perfect hire! Sincerely, University of Tennessee Athletic Department Office of Finance Buyout Division
I see a smoking bird at least once a year... ...at Thanksgiving.
He's an asset for sure, except without the 2nd syllable.