Its also funny that UTK hates the only coach that has given them a winning season in the last 10 years . . . .
Very interesting stat - IF UTK Vols only beat Ky and Vandy on their remaining games, then Butchy will be 10-14 in his first 2 years regular season. Dooley was 11-13 in his first 2 regular seasons. However, Butch Jones is 2-0 in slogans and recruiting rankings . . . . .and did you know that Tennessee is the only team in America that plays freshmen ?
And, what about Archie Manning excusing himself from the playoff selection committee, mid season ? no plans to replace him. hate to lose someone that is NOT employed by a school or conference to that selection committee
Winners- The Mocs played a perfect first half and went on to beat The Citadel 34-14 ON THE ROAD, same Citadel team that lost AT Florida St. 37-12..Peyton Manning, the New Orleans native, setting the TD record.. . .Georgia, proving they can win big, again without entrepeneur Gurley . . .LOSERS - you are right, Jay, Vols offense has scored 0 TD's in their last 8 SEC quarters. Funny how fans are blaming UTK offensive coordinator, and yet Butchy appears to be Teflon Coach ? Vols complaining ( and your own Patrick Brown ) that Ole Miss should not have scored a TD late in 4th quarter and should have gone to a knee, yet UTK did the same thing to Chattanooga the week before and no one made mention, i guess what goes aroung comes around.. . . Also have you seen video of UTK assistant coach purposely trip Ole Miss player Sanquez Golson, now that is classless.. . .Mushchamp, dead man walking
Im not "taking a shot", Manning's accomplishments are great, however Moctastic is correct, 16 games plus rule changes have helped him be a stat-machine. You cant overlook his failure in playoffs and Super Bowls. and if you want to judge him on stats then the 24 playoff interceptions and 10-12 playoff record and bad Super Bowl performances have to be judged. I know we all love the New Orleans native, since he played at UTK, but Brady and Montana just perform better in the big games
"Fredo, you broke my heart, you broke my heart" "Michael we are bigger than US Steel" " I never asked the question, because this is the life we have chosen" "If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything, it's that you can kill anyone." - all from Godfather II , my favorite of the 3 Godfathers
Nationally i think Slive will go down as the picture of College athletics greed. If the worst happens and mega-conferences ruin what is best about college athletics, Slive will be viewed as one of the bad guys. There has been too much of "I will take my ball and go home" attitude. And to the public it doesnt matter that that is what he was hired to do, he still is view as a greedy, bully and all that is wrong with college athletics. He has helped produced millions for individuals ( like himself ) and then he tries to take the "high" road and wants to give athletes a tiny, in the scheme of things, cost of attendence. He likes to blame the NCAA when people mention greed when he is the epitome of greed.
I also forgot to mention, it was kinda interesting, in a bad way to watch some of the Hillbilly Vol fans at the UTK-UTC game stand up and dance to the Lil Jon hip-hop music of "Third down for what" on EVERY 3rd down. . . . .One Vol fan next me said "You know I think that Lil Jon is the grandson of Johnny Majors" . . . I just agreed with him and shook my head
I went to Mocs-Vols game, heard some interesting comments from Vol fans. Here is the top 10 :
1. " if we play like this we will kill Bama " 2. " I sure hope this here rain don't mess up my mobile home " 3. " the reason we lost to Florida was because of Fulmer " 4. " those Chattanooga fans actually went to school at UTC , didn't know you could do that ? " 5. " the reason we lost to Florida was because of Kiffin " 6. I'm so mad my wife forgot to wash those orange checkerboard overalls I wanted to wear today" 7. "The reason we lost to Florida was because of Dooley" 8. " they shouldn't ask our players to go to class, they need to practice " 8. " I'm so glad we bought these season tickets even though I won't be able to buy anything for my kids for Christmas, but at least I got to watch that big victory over Utah State" 9. " hey man where did you get that hat with those Smokey ears, I got to get one of those " 10. " I know I said this every year for the last 10 years, but UT is going to be great NEXT year "
Gurley- Scholarship worth $60,000 x 4-5 years, $1,500 a semester stipend x 4-5 years, $4,000 a year in swag x 4-5 years,all the food he can eat plus fancy juice bar and training table AND $5,750 Pell Grant a year !!!!! he was really living in poverty and DESERVED that $ 400 for signing. He was an IDIOT and I dont feel sorry for him. And PLEASE stop blaming the University and the NCAA