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  1. TecVol

    Tec, you OK?

    I just now saw your post... Bowling Green is a crazy ass town... It was called Little Chicago when I here.. Lotsa shootings and bombings And this is one of those things you read about on Facebook.. If people who know me saw me in a MAGA hat, they would be be calling the FBI, KSP and Ninjas, because because they know I am being held against my will
  2. For the first time since turning down an offer to become UCLA’s next head basketball coach and agreeing to a new deal with Tennessee, Rick Barnes spoke to local media on Tuesday. Naturally, the reports surrounding Barnes and UCLA were a hot topic of conversation. Instead of downplaying or outright dismissing the reports, Barnes was extremely open about his negotiations with the Bruins. According to the Tennessee head coach, he’d be in Los Angeles right now if his talks with UCLA hadn’t hit a snag due to his buyout with the Vols. “I think I would have been the coach at UCLA,” Barnes admitted. “I’ve said that to people before. I really felt at that time that that’s what would have happened. But with that said, and I’m gonna say it again, when it got down to that point, I can’t tell you again how much, in my mind, I guess I should say, I prayed, and one of the last prayers I prayed after Candy told me, ‘Will you make a decision,’ in my mind I know what I had prayed. I asked God for total clarity. And when they came back with their decision, I knew that I’m not supposed to be the coach at UCLA.” That is about as honest as you can be, and for some people Barnes was a little too honest. Barnes openly talking about his flirtation with UCLA raised some eyebrows in the sports media world, and one of those cocked eyebrows belonged to ESPN’s Paul Finebaum. On Tuesday’s edition of his radio show, Finebaum discussed what he gleaned from Barnes’ press conference. According to the ESPN radio host, Barnes’ brutal honesty was a sign that things aren’t quite right when it comes to his relationship with Tennessee. “I mean, listen, give Rick Barnes credit,” Finebaum said. “He was brutally honest. He was honest, but I wonder what and how he honestly feels about Tennessee now. Something is wrong there, in my opinion. He wouldn’t have said that otherwise. He was basically saying, ‘Listen, I was leaving.’ It was like you’re married and you flirt with leaving your wife of husband, and in the end, that person doesn’t really want you. So you go back and admit, ‘I would have been gone, but we couldn’t quite pull this off.’ It’s a bad statement to make, and I don’t know how it’s going to play in Tennessee. I know how it’s going to play elsewhere, and it makes it look like he really did want to leave. And if he did want to leave, why did he want to leave?” Barnes did address the rumors that his relationship with athletic director Phillip Fulmer was deteriorating. His answer to the question was impassioned, and he made it clear that he has Fulmer’s full support on Rocky Top. "For anybody to think he hasn’t supported me since I have been here, they are crazy,” Barnes said. “Where that would come from, I don’t get it. I have watched him come in here and the way he has tried to look at 24 different sports and talk about how he wants every sport on this campus to have everything they need to compete at the highest level, we know that he is working hard with football. I think he has worked hard with basketball. I think he has worked hard with baseball. He has worked hard with everything. I don’t know where that came from.” Finebaum: "Something is wrong" between Barnes, Tennessee 247SPORTS.COM Was Rick Barnes too honest about the UCLA speculation?
  3. Who was your first choice? Just wondering
  4. TecVol

    O&W game - what were your thoughts?

    I was okay with this game.. Very conservative, as was expected, still made some big plays. Like always, JG started slow, but picked up the pace. Receivers looked good. McCollough has an eye for the ball. He is going to score some points for us this year I predict.. Great having Jennings back in form
  5. TecVol

    Wanna know about the lady Vols coach?

    The Lady Vols went 19-13 last season... I think Harper can improve on that.
  6. TecVol

    New ESPN Tournament Challenge 2019

    I am afraid your peanut butter and jelly sandwich went to the NBA
  7. Tough luck, UCLA: Coach Rick Barnes accepts $4.7 million deal to stay on Rocky Top Tough luck, UCLA: Coach Rick Barnes accepts $4.7 million deal to stay on Rocky Top WWW.WBIR.COM Your pleas were heard, Vol Nation: Coach Rick Barnes won't be going anywhere!
  8. Tennessee’s star forward will test the NBA waters. Grant Williams met with the media on Tuesday to discuss his decorated junior season, the return of head coach Rick Barnes, and his decision about his playing future. That’s when he announced his intention to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft. But he announced that he will “not forgo” his final season and leaves the door open to come back for his senior season. Williams was named a consensus unanimous First-Team All-American by the NCAA after his junior season. He was named to the first team of All-American teams by the Associated Press, Sporting News, the US Basketball Writers Association, and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Rest of story: Grant Williams Announces He will Test NBA Waters, Could Return | RTI WWW.ROCKYTOPINSIDER.COM Two-time SEC Player of the Year and consensus First-Team All-American Grant Williams announced on Tuesday he will test the NBA waters.
  9. TecVol

    Happy birthday Tec

    Thank you Rob... 66 Years old, wow... I look forward to cruising Route 66 for a year
  10. Tennessee reached into its storied past to determine the Lady Vols’ future with the hiring of Kellie Harper. Harper, who was known as Kellie Jolly while winning three national championships at Tennessee in 1996, 1997 and 1998, becomes just the third coach at Tennessee in the last 45 years. She succeeds Pat Summitt, who led the Lady Vols from 1974-2012, and Holly Warlick who was Tennessee’s head coach from 2012-2019 and served on Summitt’s staff starting in 1985. The news broke Monday evening. Tennessee has not yet to make an official statement, but one is expected soon. As a head coach, Harper has taken three teams to the NCAA Tournament in Western Carolina, N.C. State and Missouri State, which she just led into the Sweet 16 with defeats of DePaul and Iowa State. Harper also served as an assistant at Auburn and Chattanooga before becoming the head coach at Western Carolina in 2004. On Monday, Harper was named Kay Yow Coach of the Year. A native of Sparta, Tennessee, she played for her father, Kenneth Jolly, at White County High School. On Jan. 20, 2012, Harper entered the White County High School Sports Hall of Fame with her banner placed alongside her father’s. Kenneth Jolly died Jan. 22, 2012, at the age of 72. (In 2019, Harper’s brother, Brent Jolly also earned a spot in the Hall of Fame as a standout basketball player at White County High School and Tennessee Tech.) In her third season at Missouri State, Harper guided the team to the NCAA Tournament, the Lady Bears’ first appearance in the Big Dance in a decade. As a Lady Vol player, Harper scored 894 points and tallied 452 assists. She is best known for the 39-0 season in 1997-98 when Harper and “the Meeks” – Tamika Catchings, Chamique Holdsclaw and Semeka Randall – electrified the sport when with an up-tempo offense and suffocating defense. The year before, Harper had been sidelined after tearing her ACL in a pickup game the day before practice was set to start the 1996-97 season. She recovered in four months – part of her rehab involved in-line skating around and around the concourse of Thompson-Boling Arena while the team practiced – and helped to lead the Lady Vols to the 1997 national title after entering the tournament with a 23-10 record. The late Pat Summitt described Harper as “one of the best I’d ever seen at the position.” Rest of story: Kellie Harper to become next coach for Lady Vols 247SPORTS.COM Tennessee reached into its storied past to determine the Lady Vols’ future with the hiring of Kellie Harper. Harper.
  11. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- After a hard push by UCLA, Rick Barnes has decided to remain the men's basketball coach at Tennessee. "The last few days have been interesting to say the least," Tennessee director of athletics Phillip Fulmer said in a statement. "One of the nation's most tradition-rich college basketball programs identified what we here at Tennessee already knew -- that Rick Barnes is one the game's elite coaches and a program-changer." Fulmer added: "The University of Tennessee and East Tennessee as a whole have developed an enhanced love and appreciation for our men's basketball program and its culture under Rick's leadership, and I'm thrilled that he will remain a part of our Tennessee Athletics family." UCLA began aggressively pursuing Barnes last week with a lucrative package that would have paid him $5 million a year, not counting bonuses and incentives, sources told ESPN. Barnes was named Naismith Coach of the Year on Sunday and met with Fulmer later that evening, according to sources. Barnes finalized his decision to stay as the Vols' coach on Monday night after Tennessee countered with a new deal that was in the neighborhood of what UCLA was offering. Barnes' buyout to get out of his contract at Tennessee was $5 million, sources said. Barnes has been at Tennessee since the 2015-16 season and led the Vols to the Sweet 16 this season and a share of the SEC championship a year ago. He took Tennessee to a No. 1 ranking in the polls for a month this season. Sources close to Barnes said it was a tough decision for him, especially given the opportunity to return UCLA to its past glory and finish his career at such a tradition-laden basketball school. But Barnes, who will turn 65 in July, enjoys living in East Tennessee and is extremely active in the community. He has taken the Vols from 15 wins his first season in Knoxville to 31 this season, which matched a school record. They also won a school-record 19 straight games this season from Nov. 28 through Feb. 13. All six of their losses were to NCAA tournament teams. Barnes signed a contract extension in September at Tennessee running through the 2024 season that paid him $3.25 million this season and was scheduled to increase by $100,000 each year of the deal until reaching $3.75 million in 2024. One of the things Barnes has always put a premium on is his assistants and staff being taken care of financially and providing as much security for them as possible, which was paramount in his talks with UCLA and ultimately his decision to stay at Tennessee. Barnes informed Fulmer late last week that UCLA had interest and wanted to make sure he talked personally with Fulmer before reaching any decision, sources told ESPN.
  12. TecVol

    Barnes to UCLA?

    Fulmer is going to have to open up the check book.. UCLA went after Calipari and Kentucky responded by signing him to a life time contract to keep him.. We better be prepared to to doing something similar or he is gone Rucker: Rick Barnes has all the power, leverage right now 247SPORTS.COM You don't have to understand why Tennessee coach Rick Barnes is acting interested in UCLA to understand that he has all the power and leverage in this situation. Read more
  13. TecVol

    Barnes to UCLA?

    We are going to have to hold our breath
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