The facts alleged do not constitute sexual assault. Sexual assault (or battery in Tn) requires the touching to be for purposes of creating or satisfying sexual Arrousal. What Peyton did was plain old misdemeanor assault.
Vols don't deserve to be anywhere near the top 5--maybe you could argue somewhere between #8 and #15 would make sense. That said, Josh Dobbs is a proven commodity at quarterback (20 starts?). He is not elite but he is good enough to beat any team at QB. You are pretty dumb to suggest he is Jeremy Johnson 2.0 who had 1 start.
What I don't get is this: as soon as the second the rape kit came back positive, why not file a civil action? If all this evidence is there, a jury may very well likely find him more probably than not guilty. Bottom line though, there is more than enough probable cause to warrant this criminal case being decided by a jury. And Her story has been consistent from day 1 of the rape.
It is unfortunate Missouri University bowed down to the wishes of the racist, delusional moron known at Concerned Student 1950. Here is a lovely excerpt from his demand letter: "We demand that the University of Missouri System President, Tim Wolfe, writes a handwritten apology to the Concerned Student 1-9-5-0 demonstrators and holds a press conference in the Mizzou Student Center reading the letter. In the letter and at the press conference, Tim Wolfe must acknowledge his white male privilege, recognize that systems of oppression exist, and provide a verbal commitment to fulfilling Concerned Student 1-9-5-0 demands. We want Tim Wolfe to admit to his gross negligence, allowing his driver to hit one of the demonstrators, consenting to the physical violence of bystanders, and lastly refusing to intervene when Columbia Police Department used excessive force with demonstrators." ts too bad the players never got an opportunity to show some courage and put some money where their mouth was. I wonder if Missouri had a successful season, if they would have been so eager to threaten to throw the season away?
I am surprised some of the people actually took your story at face value when it's obviously made up. That to me is worse than if the story had been true.
Spurrier may be a bit of a jerk, but its hard not to like him, even as a Tennessee fan who grew up during the 90s.
I think most people think that Tennessee "should" win from a talent point of view. The fact that Florida matches up well against Tennessee, and the fact that it is at home is why UF is picked to win. And there's also the psychological edge that Florida seems to have, which dates back to Spurrier.
I think you exaggerate a fair bit when you say that TENN's secondary got picked apart by Oklahoma in the second half. Oklahoma didn't move the ball until the second half of the fourth quarter. Their success was helped by Tennessees offensive break downs, which left the defense on the field for most of the second half. Even then, their drives were sustained by three pass interference calls, two of which were suspect. That said, Florida's D could cause similar problems with fatigue, given Tenn's issues with depth.
If you got some reading glasses and then read the article, you would find that he never said "regular season." Several times he spoke of records in respect to the 3 remaining games and a bowl game.