Monthly Archives: September 2011

Gameday 5 Vol Stuff

Gameday 5 brings one last chance for the Vols to fine
tune their gameday skills before jumping into a brutal
gauntlet that will line them up with the SEC East favorite
and the top 3 teams out of the SEC West.  Throw UGA in
with LSU, Bama, SC and Arkansas and we’re about to find
out if this young Vol team can compete with the best of
the best.  They weren’t exactly ready for prime-time the
last gameday we saw them battling an SEC opponent in the
swamp.  But, given that many Vols were making their first road
trip into a truly hostile stadium and they lose their big
play guy on their 4th offensive play of the game, that game
should not be used as a true measuring stick for the 2011
Vols.  The next 7 weeks will be and Gameday 5 needs to be
a building block for this young Vol team to gain experience
and confidence.  Buffalo will battle hard so hopefully nobody
in orange is looking ahead to the Dawgs.  How will the post-Hunter
offense look?  Will the young Vol defenders be able to play at
a faster pace than they did in the swamp?  Will the Vols kicking
game show signs of gameday stability?  Can Tyler Bray keep
opposing defenders from getting their hands on to many potential
interceptions?  Will the Vol running backs hit the holes,
break some tackles, make defenders miss and start to show the
running game can get it done?  I don’t expect all of these
questions to be answered today against the Bulls but it would
be good to see clear signs that point toward positive answers.

Vols Gameday 5 info
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092611aao.html  

http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1271939  

Vols-Bulls preview
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/873232-2011-tennessee-volunteers-college-football-previewing-the-buffalo-bulls-game  

Vols Gameday 5 cheat sheet
http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1272026  

Final gameday tune-up for Vols before brutal SEC schedule
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/871840-tennessee-football-vols-get-final-tune-up-before-brutal-sec-stretch 

Vols face identity crisis
http://www.foxsportstennessee.com/09/29/11/Vols-facing-identity-crisis/landing.html?blockID=571500&feedID=3731  

Malik Jackson, leader of the Vols defense
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/093011aab.html  

Tyler Bray working to improve
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/oct/01/bray-continuing-to-progress/?sports  

Vols-Bulls match up analysis
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1112620.html  

Vol commits predict today’s Vols-Bulls outcome
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1112626.html  

Bulls hope to shock Vols
http://www.ubspectrum.com/sports/bulls-hope-to-shock-volunteers-1.2620818

Tennessee-Buffalo guessing game
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/9/30/2460795/tennessee-buffalo-guessing-game  

Catching up with the ole Swamp Rat, Dewey Warren
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/093011aae.html  

SEC Gameday 5 picks
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1112525.html 

What will the schedule impact be of a 14 team SEC?
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111001/COLUMNIST0202/310010031/David-Climer-SEC-goes-14-teams-schedule-will-expand-too?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports%20Tennessee%20Volunteers   

 

 

Vol Stuff (9/30/11)

Vol kicker Palardy focuses on next game
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/30/vols-palardy-looking-ahead-not-back/?sportscollege  

Vols pick up new defensive lineman commitment
http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1272200  

Vols AD indicates SEC schools to have discussion on how to expand conference
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-secexpansion-tennessee  

Smokey rehabs, should be full strength for Buffalo game
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092911aao.html  

Running the ball to a SEC title
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/29236/running-your-way-to-an-sec-title  

SEC starts to sort out football schedule with 13 team format
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/30/sec-gets-set-to-tackle-13-team-football-schedule/?sportscollege  

Who is the next SEC star?
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/29192/poll-whos-the-secs-next-star  

Gameday 5 SEC round up
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1112273.html  

SEC Gameday 5 picks
http://cfn.scout.com/2/557658.html  

Vol Stuff (9/29/11)

Justin Hunter undergoes knee surgery
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092811aam.html  

Vols practice reports
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1111606.html  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092811aaa.html  

Rivera becoming weapon in Vols offense
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/29/tennessee-tight-end-mychal-rivera-steps-up-as-new/?sportscollege  

Vols recruiting update
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/9/28/2453756/tennessee-volunteers-recruiting-roundup-week-4  

Hunting post-Hunter Vol receivers
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/9/28/2453644/hunting-post-hunter  

Vols info bytes
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/29/tennessee-receivers-coach-baggett-moves-on/?sportscollege  

Lady Vols hosting several recruits
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1111838.html  

Lady Vol Pluskota at home on ole Rocky Top
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/092711aaa.html  

Gameday 5 SEC preview
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/9/28/2453606/around-the-sec-week-5-unmuddy-the-picture  

Texas A&M lured to SEC due to media market grip by the conference
http://www.foxsportssouth.com/09/28/11/Texas-AM-loses-tradition-with-SEC-move/landing_sec.html?blockID=570772&feedID=3648  

Mom’s Facebook post erases a Tennessee high school football team’s undefeated record
http://rivals.yahoo.com/highschool/blog/prep_rally/post/Tennessee-team-vacates-wins-after-mom-8217-s-Fa?urn=highschool-wp6392  

Vol Stuff (9/28/11)

Vols-Bulls preview
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/9/28/2455235/tennessee-buffalo-game-preview  

Vols practice report
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1111179.html  

Curt Maggitt enjoying freshman year with Vols
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/28/starting-role-blessing-for-uts-maggitt/?sportscollege  

Vols look to stop big plays in secondary
http://www.chron.com/sports/article/Vols-looking-for-more-effective-DB-combination-2191674.php#loopBegin  

Vols info bytes
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/28/dooley-separates-vols-from-garza/?sportscollege  

Kiffin, a year of stupidity in Tennessee football history
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/28/kiffin-year-capers-just-wont-go-away-for-vols/?sports  

http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/29068/vols-cant-shake-the-kiffin-touch  

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/868766-tennessee-vols-football-lane-kiffins-long-gone-but-his-legacy-lives-on  

http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1111179.html  

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/867839-lane-kiffin-recruiting-violations-more-reports-why-kiffin-will-always-be-dirty  

Lady Vols ready for pre-season team practice
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1111471.html  

Week 5 SEC hots & nots
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/29087/hot-and-not-in-the-sec-week-5  

SEC week 5 power rankings
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/9/27/2451565/sec-power-poll-week-5-its-lonely-at-the-top  

Expansion scorecard heavily favors SEC
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/feed/2011-08/1stand10/story/with-texas-am-addition-expansion-scorecard-heavily-favors-sec  

Slive indicates SEC not shopping for 14th member yet
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-sec-texasam  

BCS considers dropping 2 team limit
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7027726/sec-commissioner-mike-silve-expects-bcs-ask-commissioners-lift-two-team-conference-limit  

Vol Stuff (9/27/11)

Vols practice reports
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1110800.html  

http://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1270368  

Dooley looking for more violence from Vol running backs
http://www.seattlepi.com/sports/article/Dooley-looking-for-more-violence-from-Vols-RBs-2189803.php  

Post-Hunter Vols to trust in new receivers
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/sep/27/post-hunter-vols-trust-new-receivers/  

Lanier gets shot at starting DB for Vols
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/27/corner-lanier-to-start-for-ut/?sportscollege  

Vols defense should have good match up against Bulls offense
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/sep/27/vols-look-capitalize-weak-bulls-offense/  

Getting past the negative and focusing on the positive of Tennessee football
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/865137-tennessee-volunteers-football-debunking-the-negative-aspects-of-the-season  

Rajion Neal making strides at receiver for Vols
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/27/neal-catching-up-as-vols-receiver/?sportscollege  

Lane Kiffin, the drama continues for Vols with another alleged recruiting violation
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/ncaa/09/27/tennessee.garza.paid.flight.lyles.ap/index.html?sct=cf_t2_a3  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/27/willie-mack-garza-reportedly-paid-ut-recruits-visi/?breakingnews  

Who will be the 14th SEC team?
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1111060.html  

SEC Gameday 4 rewind
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1110801.html  

SEC week 5 power rankings
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/28952/sec-power-rankings-week-5  

Gameday 5 SEC match ups
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/28966/week-5-in-the-sec  

Gameday 4 rewind, SC living on borrowed time
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/15644534/weekend-review-bad-offense-will-be-undoing-of-gamecocks  

Vol Stuff (9/26/11)

Vols work to figure out game maxim #6,Press the Kicking Game
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1110551.html  

Vols looking to stop defensive breakdowns
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/26/vols-look-to-fix-defensive-errors/?sportscollege  

Time to start thinking about Vol hoops
http://www.shoppernewsnow.com/columnTemplates/west.aspx  

Vol hoopster Cameron Tatum talking the talk
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1110336.html  

Rocky Top weekend rewind
http://www.utsports.com/genrel/092611aaa.html  

Texas A&M to join SEC in July 2012
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/ncaa/09/25/am.joins.sec.july.ap/index.html?sct=cf_t2_a3  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/26/texas-am-added-to-sec/?sportscollege  

http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/09/25/11/Aggies-leaving-the-Big-12-a-win-for-all/landing_big12.html?blockID=568978&feedID=3673  

Post-Gameday 4 bowl projections
http://cfn.scout.com/2/557866.html  

Vol Stuff (9/25/11)

Ben Bartholomew, the invisible Vol
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1110021.html  

Da’Rick Rogers realizes his role
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/25/rogers-realizes-his-role/?sportscollege  

Da’Rick Rogers named to Biletnikof watch list
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092311aac.html  

Dooley is now a fashion setter
http://www.chron.com/sports/article/Dooley-s-orange-pants-spark-fashion-trend-2186880.php  

Buffalo game takes on extra meaning for a Vols family
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/9/24/2446292/tennessee-families-part-1  

Lady Vols have big day 2 in Furman tennis tourney
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/092411aac.html  

SEC and longhorn network would be good match
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110924/COLUMNIST0202/309240025/David-Climer-SEC-would-must-see-TV-Longhorn-Network?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports%20Tennessee%20Volunteers  

Gameday 4 SEC lessons
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/25/rogers-realizes-his-role/?sportscollege  

Texas A&M president says Aggies will be in SEC “shortly”
http://dennis-dodd.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270202/32219659  

Gameday 4 Vol Stuff

Gameday 4 brings a welcome bye week to the Vols as
they prepare for another absolutely brutal October
gauntlet. Following the Gameday 5 match up with the
mighty Buffalo Bulls, it’s Georgia, LSU, Alabama and South
Carolina on consecutive gamedays.  And, November will
be far from a cake walk this year with MTSU, Arkansas,
an improving Vandy and a determined Kentucky road trip.
The Vols clearly have work to do before they kick off
that 9 week stretch to the end of the regular season.
Freshmen need to grow up quickly to play at a SEC pace
on defense.  Vols offensively will need to re-set after
the loss of their one big play guy that could take it the
distance anytime he touched it.  All the best to Justin
Hunter as he works through the surgery and upcoming rehab
of his knee.  Vols special teams and kicking game are still
searching for some stability and play making ability.
Unless the Vols play solid ball in those 2 areas,
October could be another 0 for SEC repeat of last season.

Good luck to the Vols as they work through the bye week
to be ready to go for a very tough SEC schedule in
October and November.

Tauren Poole focused on stepping the running game up
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1109571.html  

3 keys for the Vols for the remainder of the season
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/863015-tennessee-vols-football-3-keys-to-turn-the-season-around-for-vols  

Dooley to keep busy bye weekend schedule
http://www.chron.com/sports/article/Dooley-has-full-schedule-for-Vols-off-weekend-2184193.php  

How will Da’Rick Rogers perform following the loss of Justin Hunter?
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/858857-tennessee-volunteers-can-darick-rogers-save-the-vols-season 

Current Vol commitments listing
http://tennessee.scout.com/a.z?s=7&p=9&c=8&yr=2012   

http://rivals.yahoo.com/tennessee/football/recruiting/commitments/2012/Tennessee-71   

All Lady Vol SEC games to be televised this season
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1109534.html 

Lady Vols open fall tennis season strong
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-tennis/spec-rel/092311aab.html  

Former Lady Vol Tamika Catchings named WNBA MVP
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110923/SPORTS0601/309230099/Ex-Lady-Vol-Catchings-honored-WNBA-MVP?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Sports%20Tennessee%20Volunteers

SEC Gameday 4 info bytes
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/28669/sec-did-you-know-week-4  

SC believes 14 is the right number for the SEC
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/ncaa/09/23/south-carolina-expansion.ap/index.html?sct=cf_t2_a6  

Vol Stuff (9/23/11)

Vols first quarter of the season awards
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/861692-tennessee-vols-football-quarter-season-awards  

Dooley not in desperation mode over offensive line performance
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1109434.html  

Vols practice reports
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/sep/23/vols-focus-run-game-bye-week/  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092211aab.html  

No break from recruiting for Vol coaches during bye week
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/23/vols-coaches-not-off-from-recruiting-this-weekend/?sportscollege  

Vols 101 – coaching attire
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092211aas.html  

The Dooley’s are active with charity work
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092211aat.html  

Fans can participate in new We Back Pat billboards
http://www.utladyvols.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/092211aab.html  

Vols history lesson – the 4 point hoops play
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/092211aaa.html  

Gameday 4 things to watch in the SEC
http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/28602/what-to-watch-in-the-sec-week-4-4  

Bit by bit, college football is imploding before our eyes
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/15616345/bit-by-bit-college-football-is-imploding-before-our-eyes

Vol Stuff (9/22/11)

Vols practice reports
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1109079.html  

http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092111aac.html  

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/22/vols-spirited-in-latest-drills/?sportscollege  

How do Vols cover for loss of Hunter
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/sep/22/vols-have-step-replace-hunter/  

How will Vols fare without big play guy Justin Hunter?
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/9/22/2439438/what-will-tennessees-record-be-without-justin-hunter  

Good timing for Vols for a bye week
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/860079-tennessee-vols-football-not-a-bad-time-for-a-bye-week  

Vol Corey Miller puts forth the right effort on & off the field
http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2011/sep/22/miller-strives-football-field-classroom/  

Vols recruiting update
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/9/21/2440700/tennessee-vounteers-recruiting-roundup-week-3  

The logistic requirements of a Vols road trip
http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092111aat.html  

Pre-season workouts going well for Lady Vols
http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1109318.html  

SEC week 4 power poll
http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2011/9/21/2439096/sec-power-poll-week-4  

Gameday 4 SEC picks
http://cfn.scout.com/2/1107478.html  

http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/28596/page/Picks/predictions-sec-week-4  

How does conference expansion impact SEC schedules?
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/sep/22/college-football-conference-realignment-could/?sportscollege  

Is FSU lurking in the background on SEC expansion plans?
http://blogs.ajc.com/junkyard-blawg/2011/09/20/is-raiding-the-acc-still-a-possibility-for-the-sec/?cxntfid=blogs_junkyard_blawg  

Wake me up when this conference realignment mess is over
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/15616479/wake-me-up-when-this-realignment-nightmare-is-over  

Would a playoff system stop the super conference madness?
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news;_ylt=AmQ16u46_Pc.ECrRIjE2pxMcvrYF?slug=dw-wetzel_stop_realignment_start_football_playoff_092211