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    Latest College Polls - 11/10/2019

    Y'all must have not seen this then. Twitter MOBILE.TWITTER.COM
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    Vols are flipping the script

    There was a time when Tennessee was the team that did the intimidating in the SEC. Maybe we aren’t far from seeing that again. Hmmmm.... May-be.
  3. Yeah, but he wears a hair barrette.
  4. Obviously SEC referees have been tasked with making every effort to guarantee the SEC is represented in the playoffs. I think the directive came from higher upstream, SEC office, Commisioner maybe. Now I wouldn't be suprised if their eye turns to LSU. But, Bama isn't entirely out of it, so nothing would surprise me at this stage. But if we're going to start penalizing refs for making bad calls, what happens when we run out?
  5. Yeah, and about the coaching/recruiting thing. It's a classical catch 22. If you don't have the right coaches it doesn't matter how good the recruits are. If you don't have the right recruits, it don't matter how good the coaches are. Ideally, you want enough of both. And for now, I believe we do. "You can't shoot pool with a rope." That's my motto...
  6. Yeah, me too. I've seen a similar topic somewhere already, but they were talking about hiring asst. coaches away from some of the same teams. For now I think the Vols need to keep the coaching staff they already have, in favor of stability.
  7. I like Derek Mason, seriously. Vanderbilt would be stupid to get rid of him. He's having a rough year, but you can't base it on one year. Overall, the 'dores are a better team with him. Muschamp, I don't think he likes himself. Stoops ain't going to FlaSt, that's inconsiderable. Their having a rough year of their own, but they'll easily do better for themselves. Deion Sanders is one of my all time favorite ball players, so it's hard to criticize. But has he ever coached, anywhere? Stranger things have happened, but it's hard to take that seriously. He could get hired away, and that's the only way I could see LR leaving Oklahoma after his 2nd year. That's always been a destination job. I don't see the Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Mizzou, or SoCarolina games being insurmountable obstacles as they presently are. Regardless of who the coach is. For now undecided about Mizzou, but we have already, or will soon beat three out of those five teams, this year. Things continuing as they have, I think it's reasonable to assume that those games have become virtual wins for the foreseeable future. In the next couple years at the most, the Vols should be to a point where the competition comes from teams like Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. Isn't that the appearant trajectory we're on? Honestly, I believe so. If not I'd be dissapointed. In the least I don't have any reason to think otherwise, considering things continue to trend upward. Not that I wouldn't be accepting of an easier path to get there. If that's the way it works out more the better. What I'm saying is, it's not going to make any difference. I remember back in the day when I could pencil in wins against lower/mid tier SEC teams before the season even started. Now it seems that is where the Vols are headed back to, and we're only a couple years away. I don't think that's much of a bold statement, not really. More of an evidence based conclusion. Pruitts first recruiting class is exceeding all expectations, and I anticipate more out of them in the years to come. At the same time I expect that to repeat itself with recruiting classes in the future. Build, develop, install, ect, ect. Then become the norm regarding the football team at the University of Tennessee. I don't see any of that as being unreasonable.
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    Vols defense delivers comeback win

    Twatter... Y'all oughta like this. Twitter MOBILE.TWITTER.COM
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    Vols defense delivers comeback win

    Vols are now #3, SECE.
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    Vols defense delivers comeback win

    A real grinder. When gut check time came the Vols proved they weren't going to be denied. Sloppy? Yes, throughout. But in the end they made the plays that won the game. Rucker: Vols’ escape from Lexington a beautiful disaster - CBSSports.com WWW.CBSSPORTS.COM Saturday's Tennessee-Kentucky game might have been a disaster, but it was a beautiful disaster for the Vols. Read more
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    Streaming of the game. Chat room

    It looked fine to me.
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    Good morning everyone it's Gameday

    That's how I feel about nuclear plants. They don't make sense, they make electricity. Report: Vols to Wear Orange Pants vs. Kentucky | Rocky Top Insider WWW.ROCKYTOPINSIDER.COM Tennessee has worn orange pants once this year. Now, a report says the Vols will wear them on the road when they take on Kentucky this weekend. Read more
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    Good morning everyone it's Gameday

    All depends. I made it to Tampa because I was between jobs at the time. Hopefully I'm about to start a new job at Y-12 in Oak Ridge, waiting to hear back from them. If I can get away yeah. Gator Bowl, hell yeah. I'd rather go to Jax than Tampa any day. That's like a 10 hour drive for me, screw that. Havn't made any plans tho, more of a thinking stage. So much needs to happen between now and then.
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    Good morning everyone it's Gameday

    Catfish. Just took'em out of the trap and cleaned'em yesterday. Nice fish, 2-3 pound channel cats. Some homemade coleslaw, hushpuppy's, and cold Yinglings from the ice chest. Whew... Y'all come on by. We'll drink some beers, eat too much, and get in a couple games of snooker before the ballgame starts. Or maybe horseshoes, hell it don't matter.
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    Good morning everyone it's Gameday

    I'll be around here somewhere. No ballgame crowd at the Ponderosa today, so I'm frying fish and drinking beer. (not yet)
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    Vols-MildCats score predictions?

    Kentucky comes in as a one dimensional offense that plays right into Tennessee's hand. Basically, stop QB Lynn Bowden from running with the ball. The Vols can load up to stop the run, and with proven ball hawks in the back end will dare the Wildcats to pass the ball, then send the heat on passing downs. Averaging 21 points per game, I don't see UK as much of a threat to score enough points to win. They've lost 4 out of their last 6 games, and havn't scored 30 points since their 2nd game this season. Vols hand the 'Cats their second home loss this year, 34-13.
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    The "stable genius"

    To hell with Donald Trump. I'm not going to stand up and be counted with any Jessie Smollett types, or anybody who makes a habit of pepper spraying pregnant women. 19 'Hate Crimes' in Trump Era That Were Hoaxes, Complicated WWW.DAILYSIGNAL.COM Jussie Smollett’s alleged fake “hate crime” appears to be the latest instance of liberals manufacturing hate crimes for attention in the Trump era. Read more
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    Vols land 2020 Texas lineman

    Kyree's listed as offensive tackle. The guys not only big, he got quicks. The story on this guy is he has no other offers because he hasn't camped anywhere. UT coaches actually spotted him while watching film of teammate and recruit prospect Ty Jordan. Since being offered by Tennessee, recruiting services have given Kyree a profile and three token stars. Dude is way off the map, and wasn't expecting any D1 offers. Attended the UAB game, and the word is he's not planning any other OV's.
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    Vols land 2020 Texas lineman

    I told ya, one day y'all gonna start listening to me. Texas OL commits to Tennessee - CBSSports.com WWW.CBSSPORTS.COM A three-star offensive lineman from Texas announced Tuesday that he has committed to Tennessee. Read more
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    JUCO help?

    These guys... Jeremy Flax on Hudl WWW.HUDL.COM Watch Jeremy Flax's videos and check out their recent activity on Hudl Read more Ronald Williams | Rivals.com N.RIVALS.COM Ronald Williams - 2020 4 Star Cornerback for Hutchinson C.C. (Hutchinson, KS) on Rivals.com Read more
  21. Brice Thompson. 3 pics vs UAB before halftime, ties school record for interceptions in a game. Non-senior.
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    Got me another one of these

    Me, right here. I'm intrested.
  23. Well, if your going to throw a pic, do it while leading big, and with no time left on the clock. Fortunately for us the negative effects were minimal. It was the Vols only turnover of the game. The thing with Shrout baffles me. The only thing I can imagine is that everybody wants JG to catch fire, and they've decided to give him every opportunity. Maurer on the other hand seems more obvious. The guys gotten amounts of PT in 3 games, hasn't finished one yet, and been concussed twice. Fair to say I think, he just doesn't yet have the physical stature to be a QB in the SEC. I can't imagine how physically able someone has to be to endure landing on their head, but I do believe he's being held out because of it. My criticism of last night's game is I can't believe we didn't block those guys better. The run blocking specifically. Chandler was the leader for 85 net yds, but 31 one of those were on his only breakaway run. 5-13 on 3rd down isn't going to cut it for long, and again we didn't get any push inside the RZ. Hats off to Cimaglia though. 53 yard FG, personal best.
  24. Something else is coming for the game. Several, actually. See Kyree Miller, 6'5/379 Lb o-lineman. Good grief, somebody's nightmare. Vols hosting 5-star TE Darnell Washington, slew of 2021 targets TENNESSEE.RIVALS.COM Tennessee will host UAB tonight in primetime (7 p.m., ESPNU), and the Vols are bringing a slew of commits and targets Read more