Bama's defense has a major liability in the middle in defending the pass. Vols fans knew it when they got Hank T from us. The guy cannot defend in coverage, like at all. Heupel will know how to expose that. I would really enjoy seeing us roast Hank T.
Hank T has always been terrible in coverage. He is an absolute liability in the passing game.
Our checkerboards come from Ayres Hall, the oldest building on our campus, built in 1921. It was a thing for UT long before Kentucky used it.
Volunteer fans can’t hold back their excitement after watching Harrison Bailey throw during first Tennessee spring practice
One pass (that was kinda high) to an uncovered receiver, and this is the reaction...? People need to temper their expectations, jeeze. I want him to do well, but if people are this excited over one pass to an uncovered guy, they need to bring themselves back to Earth. Who knows what we didn't see. Who knows what we will see in a game. Just cool your jets.
It's pretty normal. It prevents him from recruiting players via transfer. I agree, it seems kinda petty but it is normal for coaches leaving a program not to be allowed to address the team on the way out.
Isn't this guy not even starting for his JUCO team? I am pretty sure he is processed out.
SEC Network analyst calls out Jauan Jennings following sideline incident, calls it ‘inexcusable action’
Not sold on if it's intentional. But I definitely admit that it looks really bad, and could be perceived as intentional. But the way JJ celebrated after the game, definitely seemed like he didn't even know it happened. He wasn't looking down, got feet tangled, was looking the other direction, and tried to step away. Just an unfortunate incident, I think. But can see why people are angry about it, and why Vandy rushed the field. No flags thrown. As for "late and out of bounds," you are just blind. The hit was in bounds, every replay has shown that, and there was no flag. It was a clean hit. They slid a few yards away on a soaking wet tarp. That's all there was to that. Only issue worth discussing is the head stomp and whether it was intentional. I still don't by that it was anything more than accidental.
He was specifically talking about defensive line play. And in that regard said that Auburn would be the best team they've faced all year. In other words, Auburn has the best DLine they've faced all year. He's right. Paul, as usual, doesn't know what he is talking about and had he listened for even just a slight bit of context, he would know. But even that is too much for him. I cannot believe I am defending Saban, but this is so dumb. Even Bama fans can figure it out, and that's really saying something. Paul is too busy worrying about playing it off as some sort of power play to convince the committee to let Bama walk into the playoff. Not going to happen. In short, Paul is an idiot...again.
The funny thing is, everyone immediately started looking to the Preds, but they've somehow had a WORSE start to their season than Tennessee did. Thank goodness the Vols came back and look respectable now.
Knoxville has way more going on than Fayetteville... But more importantly, no one here is claiming Knoxville as some bastion of culture--Razorbacks fans for some reason are making that claim. Worse, they are making the claim because Walmart, of all things, is bringing it in. Even worse still, they only bring up culture as a sticking point for Kiffin's EX-WIFE, as if that will sway his decision whatsoever. Holy cow, saying "Walmart brings this place some culture..." Yeah, you guys really have hit rock bottom.
If LSU beats Bama this weekend, they will be number 1. If they lose, then even if they had been ranked number 1 this week, they wouldn't be anymore. So what does it matter. The CFP committee does this. They don't worry about having to set the top when they can set up a matchup that, by its result, will give them a definitive answer.
He had Chaney. The fact he went away from him was dumb. And Chaney's time at Tennessee is starting to show that.
I really, really hate this kid. I hope this play is eye opening to the coaches and he doesn't get a single other snap at Tennessee.
Any Vol fan that wants Fulmer to come back and coach is an idiot. They don't remember why he was fired. He got fired for a reason. He was old school and the game passed him by. And that was 10 years ago. Whoever thinks a man who didn't understand new offenses 10 years ago will come in and solve the issues now is just not paying attention. He cannot recruit today's kids either. None of the potential recruits was alive when Fulmer was a dominant coach... This would be an incredibly dumb idea. Not to mention it would highlight that Fulmer either made a bad decision to hire Pruitt or hired a guy he thought would fail (epicly by the way) just to then weasel his way in to the coaching gig again. Either is a bad look. Watch the games. The coaches greatly improved between the two. JG is garbage. Fulmer ain't coming in and fixing that. Time to move on from Guarantano. The older players on the team, who were brought in under Butch, continue to demonstrate that they never developed and continue to show hardly any effort, except for a small few. The new kids are playing hard and playing well. I don't know why people want Pruitt gone. When we hired him we knew it was probably at least a 3 year rebuild, if not more. So we go from our worst year ever under Butch, now knowing we are saddled with those same low effort guys, and it gets worse as expected. Why are people shocked? Because they aren't paying attention. Losing to Georgia State was a bit surprising, but not totally out of left field. Anyone saying otherwise is lying to themselves.
Mullen will build his program one recruit transferring out at a time.
Drew Lock calls out teams that tried to poach Mizzou players: ‘I think you’re probably pretty nervous about who you’re about to play’
I don't get why it was ever a story. Tennessee wasn't the only school that reached out to Mizzou players... The NCAA allowed it, so it's not like Tennessee broke the rules, and wasn't even the only one to do so. I don't understand why Odom decided to try to make it into some big thing at all.
He's already getting paid to play...but why not enter the NBA and get paid much more to play? If he stayed and the NCAA investigated and found something, he will be ineligible and be sat for a full season, so it's dumb to even risk that. This is not even close to a surprise.
"Most obvious." It's honestly an obscure call because it never happens... When I saw it in real time I told my wife "No kick because it's not intentional." That's all I thought of it. Chuck and Kenny said it best: "Wait, that's the rule..?" It's not something that happens very much. Calls get missed. It's unfortunate this happened to affect a Final Four game, but other calls were missed earlier in Auburn's favor without a doubt. It goes both ways. Don't foul a 3 point shooter and the game is over regardless...
Or he would have suffered a career ending injury and would be making way, way less... It's not such cut and dry. I don't know why people refuse to see how hard a decision it is. Injuries happen all the time.
Kinda feel like Tennessee should be on there, but I won't complain. That's a tough list. Vols were undefeated up until last week and just won the series with SCar. Entering the tough part of SEC play, but things are looking up finally for the Basevols.
Wow. Vandy overpaying Bryce Drew by about 2 million.
The plot thickens: Referee at center of Tennessee, LSU controversy called inordinate number of fouls against Vols
The hook and hold on Grant is the biggest. It was the purpose of the rule. Guess who was in charge of reviewing it and not calling it? Yeah... Also thought there was a make up call to appease whiny Will Wade after the flagrant elbow on Grant (by the way any other coach gets a tech there 100% and guess who the ref was he complained to and called the make up call on Pons off the ball on the ensuing possession--but I'll let that slide). He also reviewed for time at the end of the game and seemed to indicate to put 1.4 on the clock then didn't correct it when it was not put there. 100% affects Grant shot, just not sure it affects the outcome. Don't know if the extra time means he makes it but it does mean he takes a higher percentage shot. Those were pretty big issues. He was the head official so he had a hand in every review. More reviews affects the rhythm of the game and always favors the team that is behind (more so when it's the home team). Vols lost it due to mistakes but the officiating definitely favored LSU. They capitalized so congrats to them. But this never should happen, especially in a game affect the SEC race.
Not overly worried about losing out on Wright, who has been as close to a lock as it gets for most recruits. That said, I've been hurt way too many times to not be at least a little worried.
He can just reenter the portal, I think. But typically these post season bans will allow recently signed athletes to opt out of their LOI. I would assume that is doubly true for grad transfers or others with limited eligibility left.
We were in the same quadrant of the bracket with them last year too. We would have had to face them in the E8, iirc, had we progressed.
The Vols going to Mizzou will be their first big test of SEC play. Something about Cuonzo teams...
After being chastised for not wanting Greg Schiano, Tennessee faithful wonder why Ohio State DC isn’t taking over for Urban Meyer
It's sounding like he and Fulmer were ready to hire Freeze, who seems to have been the top choice most of the time, with Lindsey as #2. Then the administration and some donors started pushing back. While they waited for it all to get cleared, Lindsey got poached away by Kansas. That's not Pruitt's fault. It's the administration's for standing in the way.
He won't want to go somewhere where it's THAT much more difficult to recruit. Especially when the NCAA will be watching him closely to recruit the right way. At Tennessee he can at least use facilities and tradition to recruit without cheating. At GT, it's a way harder sell.
Wasn't it really just 1 down after Dobbs' helmet fell off? Just call a timeout or go to the wildcat. Jesus. I think he played more after his redshirt was burned.
After rumors about job security at Tennessee, OC Tyson Helton emerges as top candidate for head coaching gig
Kind of a bail out for us, probably. I think Helton can be good, but our OLine has been so bad this year that he basically couldn't develop the offense at all. Next year was always going to be the year for him to show what he's got as OC. However, I saw very little from him in scheming with what he had to show me much promise for the future. Especially for the price we pay. I'd rather he take the WKU job, we save that money, and drop it on a proven OC who has shown he is worth it. I'd take Hugh Freeze in a second.